The staggering BP oil disaster and a string of coal mine disasters have not chastened the “Texas Tea” Party queen. Sarah “the quitterer” Palin posted on Facebook a piece with the unintentionally ironic headline, “Drill, Baby, Drill and Mine, Baby, Mine; Serious Consequences,” with this half-baked Alaska argument:
Although the Left chooses to mock the mantra of “drill, baby, drill,” and they ignorantly argue against the facts pertaining to the need for America to responsibly develop her domestic supply of natural resources, surely they can’t argue the national security implications of relying on foreign countries to extract supplies that America desperately needs for industry, jobs, and security. Some of the countries we’re now reliant upon and will soon be beholden to can easily use energy and mineral supplies as a weapon against us.
The solution? Simply, please don’t elect politicians who cast votes that lock up our plentiful supplies. Please consider the case of China bending us over a barrel as it develops rare earth minerals while we ban mining. Please consider Venezuela and Russia and Saudi Arabia and Brazil (as we subsidize their off-shore drilling) and all other energy-producing countries as the Left locks up ANWR, NPR-A, and other American lands that are teeming with our own needed energy supplies.
“Drill, baby, drill and mine, baby, mine.” Yep, the mantra may be mocked by the Democrats, but serious consequences ensue when we let the Left make us rely on foreign countries to feed us energy. The joke is on us if they win.
Please see this article by David Case on the important issue of China and rare earths.
- Sarah Palin
In short, stay addicted to oil, so “Some of the countries we’re now reliant upon and will soon be beholden to can easily use energy and mineral supplies as a weapon against us” — as they have been doing since the first oil embargo!
Yes, the joke is on us.
- Deadly Record: Massey’s Montcoal mine cited for 3,000 violations, over $2.2 million in fines
- Science bombshell explodes myth of clean coal: Mountaintop “mining permits are being issued despite the preponderance of scientific evidence that impacts are pervasive and irreversible and that mitigation cannot compensate for losses.”
- Three lesson of BP oil disaster for climate change: worst-case scenarios happen, you can’t believe oil companies, prevention is a lot cheaper than ‘cure’
For those who don’t know what Texas Tea is, click here.
“Mine, Baby, Mine” could be the conservative mantra for pretty much everything.