How Potent Is The “Drill Now” Message?
Potent enough that even as Nancy Pelosi opposes it, she is compelled to tell members of the House Democratic Caucus that they can feel free to dissent from her hard line. Now that this fissure is public, it would behoove the GOP to shine a big, gleaming spotlight on it and see what it can do about emphasizing and increasing the differences between House Democrats | Read More »
Missouri Primary Election Report Synopsis
The Missouri Primary Election was held Tuesday, August 5th. As of 11:40PM, only a few precincts had not reported.Congressman Kenny Hulshof defeated State Treasurer Sarah Steelman in a hotly contested Republican primary. Kenny will be facing “Wrong Way” Jay Nixon in the general.
NY-25: Meet Dan Maffei
Last week, I wrote about Dale Sweetland, the Republican candidate for the open seat in New York’s 25th congressional district. I hope to post regularly about this race. Today, I’d like to introduce the Democrat running for this seat, Dan Maffei.For the ten years before his first run for Congress in 2006, Dan Maffei lived in Washington, D.C. He worked as a congressional aide for | Read More »
McCain Calls on Congress to Reconvene to Solve Energy Crisis
Now, as all of us here know by now, a small group of Republicans (one certainly wishes it was bigger group) have been gathering in the House chamber since the recess to protest the decision by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to have Congress go into recess without attempt to solve the energy crisis, and if the Republican Cloakroom website is any indicator (and it | Read More »
Your Good News/Bad News Post Of The Day
The good news is that House Republicans continue to put pressure on the Democratic leadership to allow for a vote on offshore drilling.The bad news is that the White House is unwilling to help its Congressional allies. You know, maybe Speaker Pelosi actually would feel pressure to schedule a vote if the White House placed her in the spotlight. Too bad that it appears we | Read More »
GWB has the political instincts of a rock.
We can thank God that the Democrats selected the most stupid people they could find for Congressional leadership positions. If Harry & Nancy were even half wits they would be looking at a 49 state sweep for BO and majorities in excess of 65% in both the House and Senate. Why? Because this President is absolutely the worst excuse for a politician ever to see | Read More »
Rep Kenny Marchant (TX 24) on Energy: Hear, Hear!
As a compassionate conservative, I can understand the impulse to flee steamy Washington DC in August. But the Congress should really do its job first. I am posting Rep Marchant’s letter in its entirety.Let’s Have a Vote on Real Energy Solutions As many of you have heard, the House Republican Caucus has taken over the empty House chamber in protest of Democratic House Speaker Nancy | Read More »
PA-10: Turning the Lights Back On
Promoted to the top by Erick. Chris Hackett is one of the few GOP challengers to an incumbent Democrat who has a heck of a good shot at picking off the Democrat. But he needs your help. Please, please, please consider contributing $10.00 or more to Chris’s campaign and help us take back PA-10.With Congressional Democrats going on vacation without passing an energy bill, House | Read More »
The U.S. House Republicans’ “Speak-In”
It was as unexpected as it was unprecedented in U.S. House history.After already barely passing a resolution to give themselves a five week paid vacation, the Democrat Congress sneakily adjourned for the day in a craven attempt to escape Washington without a real vote to address America’s high gas prices and energy security. It also, they laughed, would silence Republican members from discussing America’s energy | Read More »
MI Morning Update
93 Days until Election Day August 3, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: SUNDAY’S TALK SHOW LINEUP…below. OUTRAGE…America should remember that House Democrats shut down debate on energy policy that would have helped lower gas prices and took a 5 week vacation instead. There IS a difference between Democrats and Republicans. Please check out the article below from The Hill newspaper, as well as this article from Politico. | Read More »
Another Pelosi/Ried Promise Broken
When opening the new Senate session on January 4, 2007, the new Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid leader boldly proclaimed that “We are going to work longer hours, we are going to work full weeks, we are going to have votes on Mondays and Fridays.” In the people’s house, Nancy Pelosi made similar promises about the way business would be done under Democratic leadership.He went | Read More »
MI Morning Update: House GOP stands up for consumers much to the dismay of Speaker Pelosi
94 Days Until Election DayAugust 2, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:"Only God can decide if terrorist are right or wrong. It’s our job to arrange the meeting."U.S. Navy Seals T-shirtMORNING UPDATE:DEMOCRAT SPEAKER TURNS OFF THE LIGHTS…House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned the light offs – literally – on House members who wanted to vote on energy policy, including Congressman Tim Walberg. Walberg and other House members gave | Read More »
Well, This Had To Be Embarrassing
I guess episodes like this one can only help Republicans be the trusted party when it comes to dealing with higher gas prices. I frankly can’t recall a time when any House majority was made to look so unbelievably bad by the minority. The House Republican leadership showed a lot of quick thinking to not only paint the Democrats in a corner public relations-wise, but | Read More »
Breaking: Obama Ok With Offshore Drilling
While House Republicans call Democrats to come and at least vote on off-shore drilling (H/T), today Obama just threw his fellow Democrats under the bus…
President Bush should call the House into Special Session to deal with the Energy Crisis
This morning, our GOP House leadership delivered a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asking her to call the House back into emergency session this month to deal with the country’s growing energy crisis. The letter said, in part:With American families and small businesses facing record high gasoline prices, Congress has adjourned to leave Washington for a five-week break. The message this sends to the | Read More »