Taking advantage of high gas prices to mislead voters via robocalls:
“Hello. I’m calling from the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. Feeling the pain at the pump every time you fill up your tank? Well you should know that your congressman Brad Miller is supporting policies that could raise gas prices even more. Miller is still detached from the realities of all families in North Carolina forced to pay more than $3.50 a gallon.
If Congressional Republicans had half the intelligence and one tenth the integrity of Representative Miller, this recession wouldn't have happened in the first place.
And here's a little taste of that intelligence:
According to opensecrets.org, the oil and gas industry has given$238.7 million in federal campaign contributions in the last 20 years. Seventy-five percent of that was to Republicans.
The truth is that we have two percent of the world’s oil reserves and we’re using a quarter of the world’s oil supply. We have proven reserves of 22.3 billion barrels of oil. We are consuming 6.0 billion barrels a year.
We’ve known for more than a generation that there would eventually be hell to pay for our dependence on foreign oil. But instead of investing in research on alternative sources of energy and energy efficient technologies, Republicans in Congress have made oil company profits their first priority.
It may be my over-active imagination, but the timing of this robocall could have more to do with the upcoming redistricting than the 2012 Election. Maybe to justify/soften the blow of a concerted effort to demographically remove Brad from office. Either way, we can't afford to lose this one, folks.
It's a little early for me to start asking for donations, but we need to give Rep. Miller the tools necessary to combat this stuff.