Skip to comments.'Free Our Oil' [Pelosi]
Posted on 07/14/2008 10:53:30 PM PDT by Uncle Ralph
That was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's catchphrase last week as she continued to grope for an energy policy. One of her ideas was to request "a small drawdown" in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, no irony intended. At least President Bush has finally called the Speaker's bluff by rescinding the 1990 executive ban on offshore energy exploration.
With Mr. Bush's belated decision yesterday, Congress's moratorium on offshore drilling is now the last major political barrier to increasing domestic oil-and-gas production. Yet Democratic leaders have refused to schedule even a single hearing on the topic. House Appropriations Chairman David Obey recently shut down the annual budget process rather than allow Republicans to offer drilling amendments. He and the Speaker know that if they allow a vote, moderate Democrats are sure to defect and the offshore moratorium could end.
Ms. Pelosi called Mr. Bush's announcement "a hoax" and made a few cracks about "the oilman in the White House," continuing the Democratic strategy of blaming everyone from industry executives to "speculators" for the energy crunch. But none of those compare to world-wide demand, tight spare production capacity and inflation the real causes of today's record high oil prices. Easing access to the Outer Continental Shelf, with its likely low-end estimates of 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, is one of the few responsible long-term remedies.
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Yep, but it won’t be talked about at all. Republicans don’t seem to grasp that the media isn’t going to make their case for them like they do with Democrats. That the media isn’t going to report things fairly. So every opportunity they get in front of a camera, talk about it! Get the word out for crying out loud. McCain’s silence (aside from his whisper voice) is deafening.
October would be too late to do anything before the election, but not too late to grab the credit before the election of drilling here now.
Check out H.R. 6260. There’s one congresscritter left who’s not asleep at the switch.
Never Neal. The answer is never. They are not going to wisen up until they are destitute and sitting in the corner crying. And then they will look around to who they can point the finger at to blame.
Thank you- looking now... Rep. James Forbes, eh? http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c110:H.R.6260:
And that goes for the presumptive nominee, Juan McLame.
He, the eunuchs at the RNC and the Pube Congress-critters (the majority of which are RNIO's) are conspicuous by their near silence on this issue.
You think the average American sees this isn’t about Bush making money? I think most are dumb as bricks, but can see that the “war for oil” didn’t turn out as they screamed it would and that Bush making money while we are sitting here paying out the butt for gas... well, I think most don’t care if he makes money if it lowers their gas bill. I said last night, they cannot comprehend that the Bush Hatred Train hasn’t taken them as far as they thought.
The other day I passed a the sign at a dentist’s office, and they had spelled out :”Pelosi: Do what we do- drill”.
Oh, that is brilliant. I think I like your dentist. My dentist is a Republican too. He is an excellent dentist too, not that it has anything to do with it. But just a good guy, very patient and doesn’t jam the needle in. Goes real slow to let it numb and my 12 year old didn’t even feel the shot when she got a tooth pulled. That is saying something too, cause kids are looking for the pain to whine about it. Or at least mine are.
What we need to do is get up on this high horse of theirs and start breaking it. The way to do that is to get the information out to the general public that Democrats blocked viable energy strategies that included both oil and alternative energies 3 times during the month of May.
They want to scream at the public to use alternatives; then they need to get their agency the EPA to lift the recently issued 2yr moratorium on solar energy and get them into the build mode.
The biofuel model has proven to be more unsustainable and more costly than drilling for oil. It has failed as a viable alternative.
Demand the reason why the Gas Petroleum Refiner Act, S. 1503, introduced by Senator Inhofe, is stuck in committee since 5/24/2007.
Isn't there some way the GOP can force this issue to the floor?
I don't think any congresscritter should be permitted to go on vacation until this is dealt with in the best interests of the American public. And if that means they can't hit the campaign trail to pay lip service to their constituencies then that is what I mean.
The GOP should stay in Washington and work towards creating an energy plan, while the democrats go play in the campaign field. The GOP has been handed a silver platter of a campaign strategy.
The whole nation is watching them. At an approval rate of 9% on a democratically controlled congress the country is getting p-off. Most Americans are starting to realize it is the dem. strategies that have driven the current economic downturn. Bubbles may have burst, but it is their strategies that are exacerbating the problems, not helping.
“Oil makes us sick”, according to Harry Reid, and it pollutes our planet, doncha know? /sarcasm (Not the Harry Reid part, he was deadly, and hilariously, serious.)
So you know McCain and our Congressmen will avoid it like the plague.
Enough of the useless attacks on the Republicans...jeez at least the R’s have been consistant on the VOTING for more domestic OIL...what have the idiot Dims been doing? Nothing productive...We have to wake up, we have only 1 horse as lame as it is we have nothing else to ride.
I’m starting to believe that some vast number of American idiots still believe that the republicans control congress and plan to vote more stupid rats into office.
Perhaps the republicans should inform Americans that they no longer control congress. Nahh, that would require brains to develop a strategy.
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WE NEED PETROL
The Rats in Congress don't have the horsepower to extend the ban further past Bush's veto. I'd say that they are in real trouble on this, thank God!
Interesting theory, but these things are typcially set through Fiscal Years. The new fiscal year spending period begins October 1. That’s why the ban ends on September 30, based upon it being part of an annual appropriations bill.
Markup is our friend.
Sorry about the bad formatting. Should have previewed.
Spread the word - Contact congress today July 15th
Flood them with your calls and emails
enough is enough
DRILL OR GET OFF THE HILL!!
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