Barney's Dumb Statement on Strategic Oil Reserves

Everyone knows Barney Frank is a really smart guy - so smart that he feels justified in saying stupid things to voters. Here, he insults our intelligence while explaining why he thinks the Strategic Oil Reserves should be tapped to lower gas prices.

If it's a strategic reserve, I don't know what it is being used for - we are unlikely to have a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.

Thankfully, the Fox reporter reminds us that the Iranians have threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz - an action that would create a legitimate, worldwide energy crisis. On the other hand, the proposal to tap the strategic reserves conflicts with the Obama goal of raising gas prices to promote alternative energy sources.