How stupid do Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the liberal Democrats think the American public is? After going all summer refusing to even allow a vote on whether to lift the ban on offshore drilling, five weeks before the election they voted to end a quarter-century ban on offshore drilling. This effectively takes the high cost of gasoline off the table as a campaign issue during the final month of the presidential campaign. Then, when Barack Obama wins the election, they can reinstate the ban as part of the new spending package. The Democrats will use every dirty trick in the book to ensure that Obama wins.