Over Troubled Waters

It was “obscene profiteers vs. obscene profiteers” on Capitol Hill this week. Some House members, one of which was leftist moron Rep. Maxine Waters from California, grilled oil execs about their “obsene profits.” Keep in mind that this accusation is thrown from the same chairs that confiscate trillions of dollars worth of private sector wealth every year.

The President of Shell Oil told Waters that one reason gas is so expensive is because of government incompetence and refusal to allow domestic drilling and to call for the building of new refineries.

This insolence angered Queen Maxine so that she threatened to have the government take over the oil companies — which would be like firing the overpaid, underperforming coach of the high school girls basketball team and replacing him with R. Kelly.

To paraphrase P.J. O’Rourke, if you think gas is expensive now, wait until the government makes it cheaper.

Here’s a video of the exchange. To say that Maxine Waters isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer is an insult to the spoons.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.