This is an interesting development for the refusal of the Democrats to debate or vote on opening new land to gas and oil exploration, a new energy bill. This when fuel is at all time highs, they are restricting future development.
What did the Democrats decide to do? The decided to go on a five week vacation? Give me a break.
It get even better. The first vote on adjournment happened on Wednesday. Earlier in the week, Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO) said in a debate for the vacant seat in the U.S. Senate that he would vote to keep the lawmakers in session until the considered the new energy bill.
But he missed the vote! He showed up late because he was attending fundraisers in Colorado. Why can’t he do what he was elected to do and represent the people of the second district in Colorado. He is off fundraising for his run for U.S. Senate that he can’t serve his constituents back home.
If Mark Udall can’t spend his time in Washington when the House is in session representing me, then why should I vote for him in the election this November?
The GOP has a right to be mad. I have a right to be mad because my Congress can’t do anything and my representative is more concerned about raising money than he is about representing me.
Congress needs to get their act together and get something done. There was a time in the country where the Congress would debate an issue in public and then come together for a compromise that would work with both sides of the aisle.
Let’s get back to that time. The stuff that is happening now is just not working. America is better than this.
Well the polls did really well in the Republican primary, but were totally off base for the Democrats (so far).
John McCain won really easily on the Republican side over Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, but Hillary Clinton is doing quite well leading the Democratic primary in New Hampshire for now over Barack Obama and John Edwards. Edwards will finish third with Obama and Clinton fighting for first and second.
This is so despite trailing in the polls by 10 to 12 points yesterday in the final polls of the primary. If she wins or even finishes a close second, it will definitely be a big launch for her into the rest of the primaries.
It was amazing to me that before the results started coming in today how the pundits on the cable news networks were calling for major changes for Hilary, some even coming to the point that if Barack Obama wins by too much, the Democratic primary was over.
Another interesting sign is that Ron Paul does quite well in fundraising and publicity on the Internet, but when it comes to votes, he is a distant fourth. If he has all this popularity and it was sincere, he should be doing a lot better.
This is going to be a marathon and it could be that when the primaries are done and we head to the conventions, that there will not be a clear-cut nominee for the nomination of President from either of the two major parties.
It is going to be fun.
Today President George Bush vetoed a spending bill that would have funded the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. Congress doesn’t have the votes to override the veto.
In an article in the Washington Post, President Bush said “the bill spends nearly $10 billion more than his proposed budget and includes more than 2,200 pet projects, or earmarks, such as a prison museum, a sailing school taught aboard a catamaran and a program teaching Portuguese as a second language.”
The Democrats response? Threatening to withhold funding for the Iraq war.
In a press conference this afternoon, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) said “…that Bush will not get more money to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this year unless he accepts a plan to complete troop withdrawals by the end of next year.”
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