Price superficiality

The price of gasoline will drown Republican lawmakers and presidential hopefuls in a backwater of superficiality if they keep waving it like a political sword at President Barack Obama. Republicans would more profitably target the president's vastly more substantial vulnerabilities on energy and extrapolate from those to the broader principles that should be decisive in the next presidential election. It's true that Obama's wayward energy program, grounded as it is on the expenditure of public money to replace fossil energy with uneconomic alternatives, benefits from elevation of the gasoline price. It's also true that Obama's administration has proposed and implemented regulations that w...

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