Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrat followers shut down the US House of Representatives today rather than allow for debate on ending the Congressional ban on offshore oil drilling. The Republicans decided that they weren’t going to leave. Politico has been following the action. Rep Tom Cole gets the award for best comment of the day:
Rep. Tom Cole (Okla.), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said the dimly lit chamber is a “vision of the future by the Democrat Party: The lights are out, there’s no power, and the air conditioning is gonna go off soon.”
Earlier this week I wrote on why I’ll never vote for a Democrat. The vote to adjourn was another example of what I was talking about. No Democrat who voted for adjournment can honestly go home to the voters and claim that he supports lowering gas prices by allowing offshore oil drilling. Because that’s what the adjournment vote was about.
Here’s hoping a lot of Republican challengers get campaign ads out of this.