August 6, 2008

Jon Stewart traces the roots of off-shore drilling from Bush 41's initial ban, to both candidates' realistic and sensible positions against it, to both candidates' public opinion-pandering flip-flop in support of it.

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You really have to marvel at how the GOP is able to transform a problem they're primarily responsible for creating into an issue that they base their entire 2008 strategy on. What's worse, they somehow manage to convince a majority of Americans in the process that their so-called "solution" -- which is nothing other than a Big Oil land giveaway that would have ZERO short-term impact -- is somehow a great idea. It really is a classic example of what Naomi Klein has coined the "Shock Doctrine."

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