Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Them Republicans Sure Like To Cling To Things

The ball is in their hands. The hands of the Republican leaders, and they are clinging for all they have. I’m talking about the American Energy Bill and it’s fate. I'm talking about whether Pelosi will let us use our own resources to keep the gas prices at bay while we find alternatives all in an effort to become energy independent.

They are doing all they can as a minority to keep this vital issue on the table, not under the rug.

Pelosi shut them down but not out. The originators within the US House, the “Young Turks” and the “Young Thinking Turks” are fighting back. Tim Walberg”s blog has been on this since the beginning.
Dan Burton a leading conservative in the House and the Republican Study Group, has also been there all along pushing this concept. He is the mentor of the House debate. His latest video
I’ve been too busy to blog what with the primarys in my state just wrapping up last night. But I’ve been getting these updated by Wolf through John Boehner’s office. This is the last one. I’ll get 3 a day.
-----Wolf update-------
For the fourth day in a row, Republican Members of Congress are back at it again, making their case to the American people for lowering the price of energy. It comes with no surprise that Speaker Pelosi has decided to continue with the Democrat August vacation instead of debating real solutions to addressing record high gas prices, such as the American Energy Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation that seeks to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil.
Staff-led tour groups are more than welcome to join us on the House Floor. Please enter through the Republican Cloakroom. If staff or tours have any trouble at all, please email me and I will meet you or your tour to bring them onto the House Floor.
Adam J. Wolf
Floor Assistant
Republican Leader John A. Boehner
H-204, The Capitol
(202) 225-4000
Wish I could be there and take a tour of the House Floor, and talk with some of these Turks. This is a once in a lifetime shot. This is an historic battle. Wish I had the money for the gas.

John Boehner’s site has “Leader Alerts“. This one is classic. Last June, 2 months ago the Republican had a bill defeated by Democrat Congressmen that would lessen the effect the high gas prices are having on charities and their ability to collect and distribute donations. The charities can only deduct 14 cents a mile while business has a nearly 60 cents a mile deduction. Now Boehner is warning that the Dems in an effort to wiggle out of their energy pickle and get some egg off their face are going to put up a bill after recess doing what they voted against before the only difference will be that their name is on it.
John Boehner has been blogging during this “lights out” ordeal from the floor. Kinda fun to follow.
Newt Gingrich, the man who put the bug in everyone’s ear quite awhile ago and has been relentless in his pushing of this through creative and constructive ways: went to the House floor held by the Republicans and gave a talk in the tumult. As always he was on point, correct, and scathing in his inimitable way.
From American Solutions the report he commented on.
The above is the summary of the finding, if you want to see the actual study go here.
Thank You Newt for your forward thinking.

Man if it wasn’t for the Detroit Tiger’s losing streak, I’d be feeling pretty good.

Regards, Live Dangerously Be A Conservative

2 comments: said...

Congressman Walberg and the whole House GOP team have really given me a shot in the arm this last week. They're playing the part of American heroes and doing it convincingly.

Drill here! Drill now!

Thanks for the coverage, LiveDangerously. We need to keep shouting from the rooftops about the great work they're doing.

Remember, too, everyone can follow the action via the #dontgo twitter feed.


live dangerously said...

You're Right Michihgan about that Nick. Thanks for the twitter feed.
Regards, Live Dangerously