The cretinous Tom Delay explains the energy crunch:

The spiraling cost of energy in the United States today is not one of those things that is nobody’s fault, nor is it a matter of shared responsibility. The fault is absolutely, completely at the doorstep of the Democrat Party. Their Kool-Aid-cult attachment to environmental extremism, their ideological hostility to free markets and free trade, their barking threats of tax hikes on American energy production, their weak and indecisive foreign policy toward the Middle East, and their limousine-liberal NIMBY hypocrisy are not present on both sides of the aisle. . .

. . . the Democrats apparently care more about caribou, fish, and even the views from their vacation homes than energy independence. There is enough accessible oil in the United States to fuel 60 million cars for 60 years, and the Democrats will not allow it to be drilled. . .

If we wanted to, we could lower the price of fuel in a month – by opening up our oil reserves to exploration, by encouraging the development of next-generation nuclear power plants, and by removing government mandated manipulation of the energy market . . .

I have little to add to Delay’s raving other than to point out that; while most of his assertions are false, the Democrats are about as bad, or perhaps even worse on the issue.

The longer the American electorate continues to consume the political junk food of both major parties on resource and energy issues, the worse things will be when a real energy crisis emerges.