Where is Heath Shuler?
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 »
Lindsey Graham Throws Saxby Chambliss Under the Bus
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 Pressure Is Working
Nancy Pelosi was bound and determined to make sure that a vote on the issue of offshore drilling never reached the House floor. That determination is rapidly falling by the wayside: 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 | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi vs. Cindy Sheehan
Well, it appears that the apprentice, after a period of incubation, has come out of the shell and is attacking its master. We had all thought that we were done with Screechy Sheehan after she sold her ranch in Crawford, Texas and “retired” (“I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I | Read More »
SHUT IT DOWN!!
WASHINGTON (CNN) – He led Republicans into government shutdowns in the 1990s, and now, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich indicates his party is seriously considering another shutdown threat to force a vote on offshore oil drilling in September. Oh, hell yeah! “But Gator, why the need for a government shut down?” I am very happy you asked that question…
The House GOP Protest is Working. Pelosi Folding Like a Cheap Tent.
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 »
The Gang of 10 Harms America, Not Just the GOP
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 »
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, gang of 10
, John Thune
, Johnny Isakson
, Lindsey Graham
, Saxby Chambliss
, South Carolina
, South Dakota
Rep. Dave Reichert Is Reality-Based
And I don’t mean that in a snarky way. If we get more Representatives and Senators penning thoughtful defenses of the free market, we will set the table for smarter policymaking. It will take a while before the arguments Rep. Reichert makes become part and parcel of the American political bloodstream, but it is high time to get started. Good for Rep. Reichert for getting | Read More »
Everything you ever wanted to know about the GOP Energy Revolt
I put this together based on footage I shot from Congress on Friday. You can download the mp4 here.
Mark Udall’s Day Off – The Feature
H/T to El Presidente at Schaffer v Udall The National Republican Senatorial Committee has put out a feature length (3:21) commercial regarding Mark Udall’s missed vote in the House to keep them in session to address a comprehensive energy bill.
Obama Oversaturation, America Says Drill And GOP Senators Still Seek Compromise
Since the days of Reagan and especially after the Contract With America Republican members of the Congress, mostly the Senate have had a habit of shooting themselves in the foot. After taking control of the Congress in 1994GOP lawmakers had a run of success for awhile during the first Clinton term then began stumbling over true GOP values of limited government and reducing spending until | Read More »
Today Is Primary Day: CO, NV (Sneak Peak WY, WA)
This Tuesday is Primary Day in Colorado and Nevada and the following Tuesday is Primary Day in Wyoming and Washington state. Here is a rundown on what primary races are worth keeping en eye on for: Colorado US Senate Races is already decided for both parties Our nominee is Fmr Congress Bob Schaffer and he will face liberal Boulder Congressman Udall CO 2 Open Seat | Read More »
5 GOP Candidates To Support Part1
A new thread but for an important cause. Republicans seem to be getting some traction on Energy Issue and in many cases we have seen Republicans moving up in polls. They however, need your support whether it be in amounts of 25, 50, 75, or above. So I have decided to start a new series which will be: 5 Candidates A Day Which Need Your | Read More »
Live from the House Floor
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 »