Obama: Carter redux, or it's déjà vu all over again.

Barack Hussein Obama, May 2008: "We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times . . . and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK."

James Earl Carter, July 1979: "I ask Congress to give me authority for mandatory conservation and for standby gasoline rationing. . . . And I'm asking you for your good and for your Nation's security to take no unnecessary trips, to use carpools or public transportation whenever you can, to park your car one extra day per week, to obey the speed limit, and to set your thermostats to save fuel. Every act of energy conservation like this is more than just common sense -- I tell you it is an act of patriotism."

We have been here before. Do we really want to go back there again?