01 August 2008

The Republicans Found Their Backbone!

It's time to celebrate! For all of us Republicans we have been waiting and waiting for our Representatives in Congress to work for us. Today we have finally seen what can be done when the right thing happens.

To begin with - the House of Representatives was adjourned by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) for the summer and refused to let Congress vote on legislation "to increase American-made energy and lower gas prices". House Republicans continued to give their speeches to try and find a way to make things easier for Americans to afford their gasoline going into their tanks. Speaker Pelosi went so far as to turn off the lights, cameras and microphones in the House.

Members participating in the spontaneous uprising included Reps. Roy Blunt, John Boehner, Michael Burgess, John Campbell, Eric Cantor, Shelly Moore Capito, John Carter, Mike Conaway, John Culberson, Charlie Dent, Jeff Fortenberry, Virginia Foxx, Louie Gohmert, Pete Hoekstra, Duncan Hunter, Thaddeus McCotter, Mike Pence, Tom Price, Ted Poe, Adam Putnam, Bill Sali, John Shadegg, John Shimkus, Tim Walberg, and Lynn Westmoreland.

The Republicans decided to stay put to deal with the energy crisis after they'd given Pelosi a letter asking Pelosi to keep the House in session to deal with the problem. The letter noted:

“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 American people is bad enough; its ramifications, however, are far worse. You have the power to call Congress back into session at any moment to deal with issues of urgent national importance…”

“Congress should not take the next five weeks off while the American people suffer at the pump. We respectfully request that you schedule a vote on the comprehensive American Energy Act during an emergency legislative session this month."

Next is the newest advertisement put out by the McCain campaign. It's brilliant. It finally attacks Barack Obama in his own words as the new "messiah"- the one who has been sent to "save" the country. Let's see how long it takes the Democrats to flip out.

I'm finally excited about the Republican Party again. I've been waiting so long to see the Party finally find their backbone. It may or may not be a one-time event, but I'm excited. Here we go!

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