National Energy Policy?
Written byon 2008-08-02T13:46:20+00:00
National Energy Police?
Under the leadership of the Democrats, the US Congress is doing NOTHING to solve our energy crisis. They had rather play politics than assist the average American family.
The Democrats make the Energy Policy issue about the environmentalists and themselves. Why do they elect not to discuss or authorize drilling along our coast or in Alaska? It is pure politics and doing what their left-wing base demands. When will we stop buying so much oil from the Middle East where these funds go directly to Muslim and terrorist organizations who want to subvert our national interest?
Yesterday, Republicans staged a revolt on the House floor to protest the lack of a vote on opening more land to oil drilling -- but this particular revolution was not televised. On the last day of the session before a five-week break, several dozen GOP lawmakers took to the floor shortly after the House adjourned and essentially refused to leave for more than five hours, even after -- as is customary during an adjournment -- the television cameras were turned off, the microphones were silenced and the lights were extinguished. No one occupied the speaker's chair, nor were any clerks or parliamentarians present to steer the pseudo-debate.
But those audio-visual constraints did not stop a steady procession of Republicans from heading to the well of the House and criticizing Democratic leaders for leaving town without staging the drilling vote. Without a television audience, lawmakers played to the increasingly packed visitors' galleries.
"Tell your friends the Republicans refuse to go quietly!" yelled Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.), gesturing to the balconies above.
The Republican Senators also pressed the Democrat-controlled Senate to bring up the Energy Policy and to start drilling where known oil reserves are located. Again, the Democrat Senate is not interested in a solution--they want a campaign issue where they want to fool the American public again.
It is time that the Democrats start working for the American taxpayer, not special lobby groups or
certain candidates who say, "all is wrong with America".
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