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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Smoke and Mirror Energy Republican Congress

It’s five at night and the office is closing, lights are being shut off, janitors are emptying waste baskets, cleaning toilets, vacuuming the House of Congress for the summer vacation. Umm, there is one little problem, Republicans are not going home? They are calling to arms on energy issues when the business of the Congress is done for the summer? Something smells like a dead fish stuck in a cooler long forgotten in the back of the car.

Where were their outraged voices on an energy plan during the “Actual” session of the Congress? Something that most of them voted against during the actual Congressional session! Over at Politico they have this to say on this matter…

August 03, 2008

House Republicans go back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices

Continuing with their guerilla tactics from last week, House Republicans will be back on the floor Monday to talk gas prices, even though Congress is in recess, and they may stay there all week.

More than a dozen Republicans have already committed to make appearances, according to House GOP leadership aide, including National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.).

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.), who lead Friday's five-hour talkathon after the House shut down for the August recess, are also expected to be there, according to this aide.

"In an urgent memo sent to GOP Members and staff Saturday (“A Call to Action on American Energy”), Republican Leader John Boehner (R-) and Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) hailed Friday’s action, and encouraged House Republicans to return to the Capitol beginning Monday morning to help keep the historic effort going," said a press release just released by Minority Leader Boehner's office.

“It’s not a request we make lightly. But the American people are suffering,” Boehner and Blunt said in the memo. “The consequences of continued congressional inaction on gas prices are unacceptable. We’ve called on the Speaker to call Congress back into an emergency session this month and schedule a vote on the American Energy Act. We must continue to make a stand until the Speaker complies.”
- Politico

This is a sham by Republican leaders in the Congress to baffle the media. Now they care about gas prices when it means absolutely nothing! More smoke and mirrors and shiny objects over hear while they screw you over somewhere else. Every single energy bill cutting back on green house gasses they voted against every single time in the last eight years. Meanwhile John McCain has switched his positions when it comes to energy issues from his Maverick mentality to I am George W. Bush again.

While the rest of the Congress is home with flip flops on, no pun intended, the Republican’s are playing politics in a house of government with not one clue as to what is really happening on main street in America. Holy crap, Republican’s finally see that the price of gas is at $4.00 per gallon and it just might hurt the economy.

Republican’s are about $2.00 dollars a gallon short of the message. Change is coming and American’s tend to vote their wallet. Thank you W for being such a kind steward for the mega gross profits for the industry your family and personal pocketbook served.


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