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YouTube - Pelosi Has "No Plans" to Vote on Drilling

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Perhaps it escaped you that Landrieu has voted against the majority of her party on most energy issues since she was first elected to the senate. This means that there is a teaching moment available.

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Or it means that she votes for HER constituents interests which is not a bad thing, a large number of which make money from the OIL BIZ. And which fund 18% of her campaigns since 1989.

Is that the lesson to come from this teaching moment?

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Or it means that she votes for HER constituents interests which is not a bad thing, a large number of which make money from the OIL BIZ. And which fund 18% of her campaigns since 1989.

Is that the lesson to come from this teaching moment?
What, a Democrat who isn't serving the national interest? Hush your mouth!

Or, perhaps the Democrat Party could listen to somebody outside of their eco-freak-o echo chamber but still within their party. The Democrats, since the mid-1980's, have been moving in a bizarre leftward direction, eliminating moderates and conservatives from leadership.

Senator Landrieu is a moderate who was and is a rarity in Louisiana: a fiscal conservative and an honest public servant. I have never heard anybody allege any dishonesty on her part, not even her most ardent opponents. They disagree on local policy issues mostly. She will likely win re-election because of that, unless the Republicans can successfully tie her to Blano and the Katrina/Rita mismanagement. See in this state, we mostly blame the local and state government and have been decapitating them like a French Republican. My political dime is on Landrieu because of her basic good sense and honesty and the lack of a strong opponent.

I will vote for 3rde party. Fucka buncha Demopublican clowns.

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Block the vote, to hell w/ the economy: Pelosi

DemocRATS pull out all the stops to bring down the U.S. economy in order to have a better chance of winning in November...

Hell -- otherwise known as Congress -- has officially frozen over. For the first time since the 1950s, Members will skip town today for the August recess without either chamber having passed a single appropriations bill. Then again, Democrats appear ready to sacrifice their whole agenda, even spending, rather than allow new domestic energy production.

Or even a mere debate about energy. The Democratic leadership is stonewalling any measure that might possibly relax the Congressional ban on offshore drilling. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid know that they would lose if a vote ever came to the floor, and they're desperate to suppress an insurrection among those Democrats who are pragmatic about one of the top economic issues. Behind this whatever-it-takes obstructionism is an ideological commitment to high energy prices. The rulers of the Democratic Party want prices to keep rising...

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For weeks, pressure has been mounting in Congress to approve more domestic oil drilling, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has held the line, using her power to block a vote on offshore drilling.

President Bush has made almost daily calls for Democratic leaders to take action. House GOP leaders, citing a new poll showing that a slim majority of Californians now favor offshore drilling, issued a release Thursday saying "even (Pelosi's) own California neighbors oppose her efforts to block new drilling far off American coasts." GOP lawmakers are so disgruntled they're urging Bush to deny Congress its August break by calling a special session on energy.

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Even some Democrats are getting antsy, fearing the party's stance could hurt them in the fall elections. But Pelosi, who has opposed offshore drilling throughout her two decades in Congress, insists opening new areas to drilling won't lower gas prices in the short term. She believes a vote would only help the GOP blame Democrats for high gas prices...

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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...

http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecry...g.html?showall

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What I have learned from my years of research is that Kookbergers ignore the first post of their superiors, glance at the second post of their superiors, and actually read the third post of their superiors.

Looks like I'm getting through?

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