Senate Dem on Senate Dem oil plan: "It's a gimmick" 

The Democrats new policy on high gas prices is so terrible, their own Senators are openly mocking it. ABC News reports:

Take Alaska’s Mark Begich – who has a facebook page for Alaskans to post photos of high gas prices – and Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu, for instance. Today on the Senate floor the two teed off on their fellow Democrats for pushing this measure & for holding tomorrow’s Finance Committee hearing with the Big Oil bosses.

“Instead of addressing the problem with specific solutions, they are going for headlines by dragging energy company executives before committees or proposing roadblock incentives for increased domestic energy consumption, some of which have been on the books for decades. Let’s stop the headline-grabbing and get serious about energy security,” railed Begich.

“This is a piece of legislation they put down without a committee process. It is a gimmick, a gimmick to get through the next week of activity, get some press out there,” he said later, arguing that Democratic leaders were only pushing the bill for a “good political score” and “good fodder for the newsprint.”

“You ask me, ‘Can I vote for a bill like this?’ No. Not only can I not vote for it, it’s laughable,” added Landrieu.

This is what happens when your party appoints an Energy Secretary who believes gas prices should be higher.

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