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Bloviating Zeppelin: The GOP Sticks Around

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, August 01, 2008

The GOP Sticks Around


Do I detect a testicle in DC?


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House and turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.

Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP leaders opposed the motion to adjourn the House, arguing that Pelosi's refusal to schedule a vote allowing offshore drilling is hurting the American economy. They have refused to leave the floor after the adjournment motion passed at 11:23 a.m., and they are busy bashing Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for leaving town for the August recess.

At one point, the lights went off in the House and the microphones were turned off in the chamber, meaning Republicans were talking in the dark. But as Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz..) was speaking, the lights went back on and the microphones were turned on shortly afterward.

There are, as I wrote, two reasons for the Demorats walking away:

-Because to Speaker Pelosi, this literally is the line in the sand;
-In order to shield Obama, as a Senator and, moreover, The Anointed PrezzyCandy, from being seen to cast an obvious NO vote on drilling.

And of course the media isn't covering the situation.

BZ

8 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Pelosi is even stupider (that ought to be a word, especially when talking politics these days) than I thought if she thinks this issue will fade away, what it's going to do is jump up and bite Obama on the ass when his campaign least needs it, pander to the 5% of the country that are enviro-nutjobs at the expense of the country as a whole? that's not the actions of a smart politician in an election year.

Fri Aug 01, 01:35:00 PM PDT  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Do I detect a testicle in DC?

I want those raisins to grow into the size of grapefruits!

Fri Aug 01, 01:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

Maybe the GOP has figured out why it lost in 06 and has decided to correct the situation. Good for them.

Fri Aug 01, 04:09:00 PM PDT  
Blogger RGROLAND said...

Don't forget, Pelosi is "saving this planet" HA!!!! Glad to see the GOP is standing up finally.. I would hate for the Congress to miss out on it's month long break!!! Get to work and do what we pay you for!!!!!

Fri Aug 01, 05:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Violence Worker said...

A spine may have been spotted in DC! Once thought extinct, there were reports of numerous sightings in and around the Capitol building!

VW

Fri Aug 01, 10:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Where was the GOP when they held the majority?? In the House and Sentate??

Testicles?? Maybe from a few, but at this time, too little and too late...

Sat Aug 02, 02:44:00 AM PDT  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

Amazing what happens when you become 'Democrat Lite': you are soon seen as no better than your opposition. And your base starts to walk away. And the general public, too.

Remember, which Congresses helped keep ANWR and OCS drilling impossible? The Republican Congresses of the 1990's.

Strange that now both Presidential candidates are needing to tack to the right on Energy?

I like the wag who said: John McCain is the best Democrat running.... Democrat Lite, indeed.

Sat Aug 02, 07:19:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Henry said...

And, of course, the inevitable Obama spatula action.

Sat Aug 02, 10:28:00 AM PDT  

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