Too Little Too Late ?? NOT !!!!!!
One of Obama’s favorite sayings is to claim he is against politics as usual. He’s accusing McCain continuously of being a Washington insider. In the link below John McCain accuses Obama of having a pre Sept. 10 mindset.
The article states the following.
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Former CIA director James Woolsey said Obama has "an extremely dangerous and extremely naive approach toward terrorism ... and toward dealing with prisoners captured overseas who have been engaged in terrorist attacks against the United States."
While the article asks a valid point: whether or not Obama is naïve or not. To me that was not the instructive point in the article. I walked away from the piece with the opinion that Obama is indeed very adept at “politics as usual” He tried to turn the argument around to the same old same old mantra that if you vote for McCain you are voting for Bush and Rove. I wish he would give it a break. That rhetoric must be getting old even to his base by now. His base young old black brown or white, male or female are affected 100% by the high cost of gas. They along with every body else want to pay less for a gallon of gas. The Republicans are taking the initiative in actually trying to do something directly and immediate about that issue.
Speaking of new change. The actually doing something kind of Change. John McCain seems to have gone on the offensive, and seems to be joining somewhat with the Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less crowd that is making a ruckus in the House of which I’ve posted before. He also is bringing up the immediate relief of his previously touted “Gas Tax Holliday”. See the link below.
More news about the effect of Newt Gingrich’s “Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less” Petition and Campaign along with the current “guerilla war” in the House. It’s working. According to a Rasmussen poll. 67% of the people are in favor of offshore drilling. Barrack is definitely against that. The point here that shows the whole campaign started by Newt and picked up in practical terms first by Tim Walberg and the Discharge petition is getting enough recognition to warrant a national poll, and the poll backs up what we’re saying. The majority of all Americans are in favor of drilling. Newt calls that a tri partisan majority. A majority of Republicans, Democrats and Independents are in favor of drilling. Newt’s book “Real Change” has what he calls a platform for the American people which is made up of issues that all have a tri partisan majority. Plenty of ammunition the members of the House can use to keep the heat up on the Democrats.
The quote below is the guts of the article.
The Outer Continental Shelf moratorium, passed in 1981, bans exploration for offshore natural gas and oil deposits. Barack Obama, McCain's opponent for the White House, voted against an effort to lift the ban last year in the Senate. He argued that it was only a short-term solution. National Democratic Party leaders and most environmental organizations for years have strongly opposed efforts to explore for oil off the coast of the U.S.
According to the new survey, 85% of Republicans are in favor of offshore drilling as opposed to 57% of Democrats and 60% of unaffiliated voters. Those who call themselves conservatives favor such drilling 84% to 46% of liberals and 59% of self-designated moderates.
The next sentence point out that 58% of African Americans favor drilling vs. 71% of whites. That seems like a majority of people favor what Barrack and the Democrats don’t when it comes to this at least.
May Tim Walberg and Lynn Westmoreland along with the other Republicans in the House keep that fire burning hot. I know that there are some Republicans that say it’s too little too late and it won’t have an effect. Let me tell you that’s not the case. I posted earlier about Pelosi issued a recent press release saying that the Dems will come out soon with their energy bills, that was in direct response to the Republican push. Pelosi hasn’t yet. Now this next link shows that John Boehner has indeed stepped up as leader of the Republican House members and isn’t standing in their way. Two more House members changed their minds in favor of drilling.
The link came off Boehner’s website. As I said before you might want to put it in your favorite places to keep up with the House Republicans in the battle. Call your congressman and let him or her know you are behind the Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less” and the “Discharge Petition” campaign.
Remember too when I posted about the Lynn Westmoreland Petition for the US House members to sign? Here is an update, from Lynn’s site. His total is at 23. It is now also linked on Newt.org
I didn’t see my US Representative Pete Hoekstra’s name on the list think I’ll call him and ask why. You can too. His contact info is below.
By the way, Newt’s “Drill Now” petition is at 861,856 signatures. You can sign it too, if you simply go to the link below.
While you’re there browse around one of the most comprehensive and awesome websites around. Newt by himself has been saving the Republicans from computer illiteracy. Also see another link in his site about his plan for the Energy Independence Day this 4th of July. Common sense solutions ??? Think the public is starting to take notice ???? Think It’s resonating with the people ??? YOU BET. Too little too late ?? NOT !!!
Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative