During his remarks, Harry Reid called offshore drilling "snake oil and quackery" and said that "Doc McCain's magic offshore oil elixir won't work." Reid went on to ever so subtly bring up McCain's age by calling him "kindly old Doc McCain." Reid also argued: "Senator McCain and the Republicans have centered their answer to our vital energy needs on one solution: offshore drilling." But of course McCain's energy plan offers more solutions than just offshore drilling, such as more nuclear power. Will Jonathan Chait denounce this scurrilous lie? I sure hope not. Every time Reid brings up the Democrats' obstructionism on offshore drilling, McCain wins.
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