The Fight for Energy: Those Who “Protect” The Environment vs. Those Who Depend On It.
It is a great honor to represent the scenic stretch of Tennessee from Clarksville to Nashville, to Memphis. Anchored by Tennessee’s great metropolitan centers, the heart of my district is the rural engine of Tennessee’s economy and home to the men and women who work the land every day. These are the true environmentalists and conservationists, those for whom clean air and clean water isn’t | Read More »
Our Apologies Mrs. Clinton
Well we must apologize… Tonight on Patriot Action Live we wanted to take at least one half of the Hillary Clinton Challenge. On Saturday, appearing before the American Federation of Teachers, New York’s Junior Senator, one time First Lady, and one time Democratic Presidential Hopeful Hillary Clinton, the candidate that proved it was not only possible to squander a huge lead over her rival, Illinois | Read More »
RedState, Blogs and Some Healthy Debate
Anyone who reads RedState on a regular basis knows by now that the contributors who lend content to the site aren’t shills for Republicans in Congress. And it’s that dogged independence that gives so much credibility to the conservative blogosphere — credibility that simply doesn’t exist on the left, where blogs like the Puffington Host [sic.] and Daily Kos serve as a bulletin board for | Read More »
CA Congressional Run-Down
I thought that I would create an 11-part series of information on all 53 congressional districts within the state of California. I will look at who the incumbent is, their ACU Rating* and the rating that CQ Politics gives the district, as well as information regarding how the district has voted in the past two Congressional and Presidential Elections, as well as the geography of | Read More »
Paging Congressman Ted Poe
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 War on the Poor
Energy is the creator of economic opportunities. Push energy prices up and everyone suffers. But who gets hurt first? The poor and disadvantaged. High energy prices make poor families pay even larger chunks of their meager incomes for energy. In fact, high utility bills are a leading cause of homelessness. While Washington plays politics with American energy supplies, people are hurting – and the poor | Read More »
Let the Free Market Produce More Energy
I want to begin by congratulating the entire RedState team on a great looking new version of the site, and by wishing them a happy 4th birthday. President Bush has taken an important step to lower gas prices. But now Congress needs to get out of the way and let the free market produce more energy. The U.S. is the only country in the world that refuses | Read More »
President Calls Democrats’ Bluff on Offshore Drilling
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 »
We must boost domestic energy production now
I hope that Speaker Pelosi’s recent letter to President Bush urging him to draw down oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve signals her recognition that the solution to today’s high energy prices is to increase supply in the market. Possibly she realizes that supply really does affect the price consumers pay at the pump, and that would be progress, but I don’t share her optimism | Read More »
The Most Important Congressional Election in the Next 12 Months.
Prepare yourself: we are going to have our arses handed to us in November. I remain cautiously optimistic that McCain might win the White House, but I regard it as a near certainty that we are going to lose 3-6 seats in the Senate, and between 15-30 seats in the House. That is not to say that I want any of these things to happen. | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi: In Violation Of The Rules Of The House Of Representatives
Really. It’s true. And of course, it should be pointed out that this is less an indictment of Speaker Pelosi and more an indictment of the silly rules concerning the use of technology.
Rep. Capuano’s Newspeak for Censorship
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 »