On August 1st, without deigning to permit a real vote to address America’s high gas prices and energy security, the Deadbeat Democrat Congress voted to take a five-week paid vacation and to silence Republicans from speaking on this critical issue.
While this arrogant Democrat Congress – the most hated in American history with good reason – succeeded in slinking out of town to sun themselves on sundry shores, these leisurely Leftists failed to silence House Republicans.
Outraged at this noxious Democrat maneuvering to stifle the voices and wishes of the vast majority of Americans, House Republicans defiantly strode to the dimly lit floor and, with both their microphones and C-SPAN cut off, demanded a vote on the American Energy Act.
This spontaneous “Speak-In” with citizens who filled the galleries and the liberal members’ empty seats is now nearing thirty days – each of which the Deadbeat Democrat Congress should have been in session working to solve America’s energy crisis, not lounging in districts producing the new hybrid wind and solar power source of hot air.
The “Speak-In” is a stellar Republican effort. Since its early hours when some 50 members, including the entire GOP Leadership and the inspirational John Shimkus (IL), raced back to the House floor after literally jumping off of their planes, until today, over 130 Republican Representatives have called for the vacationing Democrat majority to come back to work; honor the will of the people; and vote on the American Energy Act.
Tragically, for working American families unable to afford vacations due to high gas prices (though Speaker Pelosi found time to hawk her book and her “Super Delegates of Done Nothing” caucus mates made time to party a mile high at their Colorado convention), the Deadbeat Democrat Congress at no time showed up for work to serve their constituents.
Evidently worn out from their paid vacation, one abbreviated “work” week into its regularly scheduled September session, this “No Direction” Democrat Congress still hasn’t held a vote on legislation to attain American energy security and independence.
Stubbornly clinging to their “none of the above” political scam, the Democrats’ “(Short) Change America” majority continues to:
1. Dismiss the will of the sovereign American people;
2. Perpetuate a government imposed shortage of American energy production;
3. Dictate an economically ruinous “cold-turkey-from-fossil-fuels” scam that is hurting working families; and
4. Concur with the Sierra Club’s dogma that America is “better off without cheap gas.”
Undaunted, House Republicans fight on for the “all of the above” American Energy Act that provides people with:
1. Maximum American energy production;
2. Common sense conservation;
3. Free market “green” innovations; and a
4. Responsible transition with lower gasoline, natural gas and energy prices.
And it is a bi-partisan plan!
Yes, that is correct. Only the Speaker and her Democrat caucus power brokers remain unmoved by working families’ sufferings. Still desperate to guarantee these bills’ defeats and blame Republicans, the Speaker, who penned a vanity book—not an energy bill, continues to orchestrate a despicable political spectacle with her servile Democrats, who a few months ago wouldn’t vote to drill a tooth. Their scheme is to conjure up a lethargy proposal that apes other energy schemes she’s brought to the House floor without amendment and under a super-majority vote requirement; and that is already acclaimed by none other than the anti-energy zealots at the Sierra Club, who pronounced “We’re better off without cheap gas.”
But with time growing short the Deadbeat Democrat Congress bumbles through its fourteen days of work for five months of pay; suffice it to say Speaker Pelosi’s latest anti-energy ploy will not be an “all of the above” strategy.
Instead, economically maimed by the pain at the pump, every American must demand the Democrats’ “Don’t Care” Congress get back to work and pass House Republicans’ bi-partisan American Energy Act: an “all of the above” plan that by providing maximum American energy will ensure lower gas prices and energy security and independence.
True, it is uncertain whether the Democrat majority’s “Most Hated Congress in History” will stop “saving the planet” and start sparing our wallets. But we do know this: the amount of the electorate fooled by the Deadbeat Democrats’ scams is equal to the amount of new energy produced by these scams: