Krugman focuses on the offshore drilling push, characterizing the GOP line as “Drill here! Drill now! Drill here! Drill now!”
Think again, Krugman says to the Obama mindset, and look at recent polling changed by McCain’s ads:
According to one recent poll, 69 percent of Americans now favor expanded offshore drilling — and 51 percent of them believe that removing restrictions on drilling would reduce gas prices within a year.
Think again, Krugman says, and look at recent past history:
Republicans, once hailed as the “party of ideas,” have become the party of stupid. … In the case of oil, this takes the form of pretending that more drilling would produce fast relief at the gas pump. … Is this political pitch too dumb to succeed? Don’t count on it. Remember how the Iraq war was sold.
Read the full column; the last graf clearly tells B.O. to forget the idea of Kumbaya bipartisanship.