At Least Thad McCotter Is Making Sense
Harry Reid is on television right now. He says we need to get Presidential politics out of the negotiations because it is not helpful. Then he goes on to say we must do what Senator Obama says. Senator Obama’s principles must be in the plan. Then he starts bashing John McCain for grand standing and getting in front of the camera and causing disruptions.
It is becoming abundantly clear that if the Paulson Plan does not pass by market close on Friday, the world will be a very different and more unstable place come sunrise Monday morning. Why? The credit market is crashing. There is not enough credit in the market right now. Come Monday, if Wall Street does not have the assurance of a workable plan, the nightmare | Read More »
A Senate source tells me that tomorrow the Senate will pass a continuing resolution without continuing the outer continental shelf drilling ban.
Human Events has the details. It seems Pelosi is gambling that she can make a deal with the White House. The White House will accept her no energy plan in exchange the White House gets its Wall Street bailout plan. This must be viewed as unacceptable.
The Washington Post reports this morning that the House of Representatives has voted for an energy freeze. No lower gas prices for you. “We’re not trying to give incentives to drill, we’re giving incentives to invest in renewables and natural gas that will take us where we need to go,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) told reporters before the vote. What Nancy does not tell | Read More »
On page A13 today, the Washington Post has this article on Charlie Rangel, the chief tax code writer in Congress, owing back taxes. Page A13. Were it a Republican, we both know it would be on the front page. Republicans want Rangel out of the chairmanship. He should go. Nancy Pelosi promised to clean up the culture of corruption. Let’s make her live up to | Read More »
Several conservatives in the House tell me they are hacked off at National Review for a blurb that appears in the print edition of the magazine this week. Here is what National Review writes: After the House adjourned for summer recess without voting on an energy bill, half a dozen Republicans stayed in the empty chamber, razzing the majority and calling for offshore drilling. Their | Read More »
This, ladies and gentlemen, is must see TV. This also ties in directly with this new polling data that suggests the GOP is having a serious impact on the issue and the Democrats are feeling the heat. Six out of 10 Americans (61%) say Congress should return to Washington immediately to vote on lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling, according to a new Rasmussen | Read More »
While Heath Shuler is not in Washington helping the voters of North Carolina, he did have time to help himself. TVA has approved a water-access deal for a development group whose investors include U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., who sits on a committee that exercises oversight of the federal utility. Shuler goes back home and says he is fighting for lower gas prices and energy | Read More »
Yesterday, Senator Jim DeMint issued a press release and letter declaring that 36 senators had pledged to support October 1, 2008, as “American Energy Freedom Day.” October 1, 2008, is the date the ban on oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf expires. The 36 senators, writing to Senators Reid and McConnell, wrote It is our hope that Democrats and Republicans will stand together to | Read More »
The Hill is reporting overnight Nancy Pelosi is caving to the House Republican protest. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday night dropped her staunch opposition to a vote on offshore oil drilling in the House. Republicans, reacting to high gas prices, have demanded a vote on additional oil exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf, where drilling is currently blocked by a moratorium. Until now, Pelosi | Read More »
This morning on the radio I read EPU’S post, Kevin’s post, and Gamecock’s citation of Texas Ace’s comment. There is a common trait in each post that Texas Ace sums up quite well. By caving now, Saxby Shambles and Little Lord Fauntleroy, (as Doc calls him) have bailed them out of their predicament at the exact moment when the Republican party is on the brink | Read More »
I put this together based on footage I shot from Congress on Friday. You can download the mp4 here.
I’m on the floor of the House of Representatives. The GOP is still there and the crowds are packing the floor. If you’ve ever wanted to be on the floor of the House, now is your chance. Today, though, with RedState, we’re doing something new. Members of Congress are targeting those Democrats who say they are in favor of expanding drilling to the Outer Continental | Read More »
The leaders of the reality based community just can’t seem to get a grip on reality. Obama thinks there are 57 states and now House Majority leader Steny Hoyer thinks there are 51 states. From Hoyer’s Office comes this: House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today after 51 state governors released a letter calling for the extension of renewable energy | Read More »
Sir, I have played this clip on a local radio show and the response from the audience has been amazing. This, I venture to say, is one of the greatest speeches ever made on the floor of the House. It is humorous, pointed, and effectively demonstrates the sheer absurdity of the rules. PS – Overwhelmingly the callers to my radio show do want you to | Read More »
The Democrats are truly panicked and would no doubt be even more panicked if John McCain more vocally got on the GOP bandwagon over ANWR and drilling. Today, President Bush called the Democrats’ bluff on energy and the response was both predictable and telling. See here. peaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the move a “hoax,” while House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said, “It’s clear | Read More »
As the Obama candidacy gains momentum, we should all become more accustomed to “newspeak.” Out is the word “censorship” to be replaced with the phrase “freedom of speech.” The former phrase “freedom of speech’ will be prohibited except in classical texts until such texts can be reprinted wherein all references to actual free speech will be deleted. That, of course, seems the natural progression from | Read More »