There's a time for clever criticism, and then there's a time for a call to action. Government regulation is reaching the point under both parties at which national decline is taking place -- this calls for citizen action to stop the decline and reverse the course. I appreciate Morrisey bringing this to the attention of his readers, but the cute joke about Obama fulfilling a promise is too weak for the seriousness of the subject. The subject is not higher energy prices -- the subject is the decline of America brought about by statist practices from Progressives on the Left, capitulation by statist centrists, and statist actions by Big Government Republicans on the Right.
The problem isn't Obama, and the solution isn't statism from the Right -- the solution is to limit the power of government which is coercively providing muscle for State power over the private sector that's causing a national decline which will end in collapse. There's nothing clever and cute to consider, just the base and ugly consequences of statism.