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Pelosi's Energy Stonewall (Oil up $3 a barrel, gas up 9 cents a gallon. Thank a Democrat)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/1/2008 | Wall Street Journal

Posted on 08/01/2008 8:21:25 AM PDT by tobyhill

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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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; congress; drilling; energy; pelosi

1 posted on 08/01/2008 8:21:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

It’s time to stand up and VOTE THEM OUT! I think this issue is going to be the key factor come November and people need to know that their salaries are JACK SQUAT to the democrats. We’re hard working folks and our money is having to be stretched beyond what we can afford simply because of the OPINIONS OF AN ELITE, LEFTIST LEADERSHIP in our GOVERNMENT. IF they won’t listen to us now, then they’ll listen to our votes come November! 90 DAYS AND COUNTING!


2 posted on 08/01/2008 8:34:06 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: tobyhill
Is it possible, could it be that the Democrats are actually going to destroy themselves and wreck their election chances? I did not think there was any possible means short of a terrorist attack that would prevent the catastrophe that was coming in November. I should have considered that the Democrats actually believe their own ideology. They have drunk their own Kool aid.

Can you imagine what will happen to us if they actually gain unchecked power?

Bush should call Congress into emergency session!


3 posted on 08/01/2008 8:34:13 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: tobyhill

The millionaire Democrats who populate the House and Senate can afford $4.00+/gallon gasoline.

Those of us in the flyover regions who make the country work aren’t as fortunate.


4 posted on 08/01/2008 8:35:51 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Wag more; bark less.)
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To: tobyhill

The OCS ban has to be renewed Aug 30. How is that b!tch going to stop a vote on that?


5 posted on 08/01/2008 8:36:07 AM PDT by piytar
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To: nathanbedford
Bush should call Congress into emergency session!

If you listen carefully all you hear is a loud snoring sound for Bush's bedroom.

6 posted on 08/01/2008 8:37:49 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: tobyhill
Great find.

I sent this to my email list a few hours ago...

Subject: Not even at $10(!) a gallon!

Why are we putting up with these fools?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0FcNNeuf0E

Democrats object to drilling even if gas reaches $10.00 a gallon! Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid will not even allow a VOTE on the issue, denying 75% of Americans who wish to do so a voice in our own government.

Less than two weeks ago President Bush removed Executive blocks to offshore drilling. On that simple act we saw prices drop from $4.09 to $3.57 in a week! Now Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy is publicly blocking all votes to do the same in the House, and the price has begun to rise again!

A driver or taxpayer who votes for a Democrat is like a chicken who votes for Colonel Sanders!

What are we going to do? VOTE!!!

It’s not about McCain or Obama, it’s about CONGRESS. VOTE!

Pass it on...

7 posted on 08/01/2008 8:40:56 AM PDT by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No ma'am, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: Logical me
LOL!


8 posted on 08/01/2008 8:42:24 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Logical me

When your enemy is busy self destructing, just get out of the way...


9 posted on 08/01/2008 8:44:05 AM PDT by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No ma'am, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: Arm_Bears

They get fuel for nothing...... they drive govt cars.... they could give a shit...


10 posted on 08/01/2008 8:45:37 AM PDT by primatreat ("Flight animals are generally a nice source of food and wonderful target practice".)
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To: nathanbedford
The Rats have officially committed political suicide. I think even if the Rats keep the majority they will boot their radical leaders, Pelosi and Reid.
11 posted on 08/01/2008 8:49:19 AM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: Arm_Bears

dittos.


12 posted on 08/01/2008 8:49:52 AM PDT by twntaipan (Dump the Drill-nothing Democrats: Lower fuel costs in the process!)
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To: nathanbedford

President Bush comments@whitehouse.gov
202-456-1111

Pelosi AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov


13 posted on 08/01/2008 8:52:20 AM PDT by mouse1 (DRILL OR GET OFF THE HILL!!)
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To: tobyhill
I think the time has come to lift the embargo we have against American oil.

.

14 posted on 08/01/2008 8:53:31 AM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Logical me

Just curious...have you called the White House to encourage the president to call for an emergency ‘Special Session’?

If not, why don’t you do it now?

mailto:comments@whitehouse.gov


15 posted on 08/01/2008 9:08:14 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: mouse1

Somebody should sue Pelosi for using government money for political purposes.

Look at her e-mail address “AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov“.

“AmericanVoices” is clearly a political message. But this is the official mail for the government. Her mail name should be required to be her name, or her office, NOT some political message.


16 posted on 08/01/2008 9:26:04 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

this is speaker of the house email

she obviously has a deaf ear to AMERICA!!
AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov


17 posted on 08/01/2008 9:33:28 AM PDT by mouse1 (DRILL OR GET OFF THE HILL!!)
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To: tobyhill

I’m not sure how the process works here.
What if the dems, themelves, get so fed up with Pelosi that they no longer want her to represent them as Speaker?

Do they have to allow her to finish out her term?
Or is there a way for the dems to recall her and select someone else?


18 posted on 08/01/2008 9:38:24 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife
They can have a vote on her at any time.
19 posted on 08/01/2008 9:40:16 AM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: tobyhill

I wonder if any of them are considering that right about now.


20 posted on 08/01/2008 9:41:39 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife
They should be after the gang of 10 came up with an energy compromise but Pelosi adjourned anyway.
21 posted on 08/01/2008 9:46:32 AM PDT by tobyhill (fraud -noun;(1)deceit, trickery, sharp practice, or breach of confidence, (2) Obama)
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To: piytar

Probably by a continuing resolution


22 posted on 08/01/2008 10:20:11 AM PDT by nicola_tesla ("Life is Tough... It's Worse When You're Stupid".... John Wayne)
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