Lights out for Dems in D.C.!!

House Dems turn out the lights but GOP keeps talking

US Capitol at dusk

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.

At one point, the lights went off in the House and the microphones were turned off in the chamber, meaning Republicans were talking in the dark. But as Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz..) was speaking, the lights went back on and the microphones were turned on shortly afterward.

So, we are here. In the greatest hall of political representation in the world, the ruling majority has not only taken leave when work needs to be done, (For who among us would argue that the Congress certainly should be attending to national matters at such a time) , but found it necessary to shut the lights and the the microphones off so that the national conversation can continue only in spirited isolation. Mr Smith is rolling over in his grave.

**Update: Republican leaders just sent out a notice looking for a bullhorn, and leadership aides are trying to corral all the members who are still in town to come speak on the floor and sustain this one-sided debate.**

**Update2: Democrats just turned out the lights again.**

What a shameful, cowardly act. Unable to even have a meaningful, rational conversation about our energy problems, (no drill! no spill! is not a rational, meaningful conversation tactic) the Democratic leadership which now languishes in the single digit approval rating, cannot dare the conversation to continue. Ms Pelosi is obviously too busy “saving the world”. http://salmonandgrits.wordpress.com/2008/07/30/saving-the-world-one-oil-well-at-the-time/

Vern, my cross-eyed Pelosi car freshener that hangs from my rear view mirror is becoming VERY popular. People see it and THEN my McCain sticker these days. Course, its right next to my Barr sticker, but hey, I’m a full course meal kinda guy. Serve me anything but bloviated government, collectivist principles and the democratic party platform.

And don’t even START to compare previous Speakers to this action. Democrats threw fits when they didn’t get 50% of the say in committtees during the Gingrich era, and they would have screamed racist-bigot-homophobe if the lights had EVER gone out on them.

The democrats in Congress don’t speak for anyone anymore. It is startling to me that a candidate like Barry Hussein can even get 45%. In an era where it is so evident that government needs to remove itself from peoples lives, get out of their way, and let entrepreneurship and innovation thrive to fix these problems, folks who still haven’t evidently given up their baby blankets still want someone to take over and take care of them.

What a pity. Republicans, Independents, Non-conformists, lend me your ears!!!

This election should be a walk in the park for anyone who believes in the primacy of the individual! This election, the ENEMY is wearing its colors right out on its sleeves and it believes slick narcissistic marketing will carry the day.

We now have a cause celebre behind which to become more energized. This will be not just a referendum on Obama, but on the Democrats. Make your neighbor, friend and family member actually listen to what they are saying. Ask if making one mans efforts to pay for the expense of another makes sense. Remind them there is always someone behind “them” wanting more. And point out how leftist rhetoric both obligates the providers of this economy to paying for others, and then makes them the enemy at the same time.


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