You gotta admire chutzpah. For the rest of the goyem out there without a working knowledge of Yiddish, “chutzpah” is defined as meaning “insolence”, “audacity”, and/or “impertinence.” In colloquial English, think of it as having a pair of big brass ones. And The Speaker(ette) of The House has a big pair, indeed. For those of you not following political discourse (and instead form your opinions based on the sound bites fed you from the New York Times, Washington Post, and the ABC/NBC/CBS cabal of Mainstream Media (hereafter known as “MSM”), here’s REAL newsflash: Pelosi has effectively shut down the U.S. House from conducting any real work, because she is determined to block a vote by Republicans and maverick Democrats to authorize drilling for oil off the shores of the United States. At any cost. And when a politician decides to do something “at any cost,” you can be assured of two things: 1) it’s gonna cost a lot, and 2) the taxpayers will end up footing the bill. But I digress…Pelosi (and Harry Reid on the Senate side of things) are determined to make gasoline prices “Bush’s Fault.” (Evidently, they didn’t get the memo that he’s not up for re-election.) Pelosi staged a big press conference today, trotting out the phone number to the White House, encouraging Americans to call the White House and demand that Bush lower gas prices.
Let’s pick that argument apart, one illogical thought at a time, shall we?
First of all, Bush has NOTHING to do with gasoline prices. He can’t raise them. Lower them. Or control them. Period. In the short term, we’re all screwed, largely because no one in power – Republican OR Democrat – had the stones to do what needed to be done to stop our dependence on foreign oil (more on that later).
Pelosi wants Bush to open the tap on the Strategic Oil Reserve, a cache of oil the government keeps on hand for emergencies. You know, like nuclear war, terrorist attacks, that sort of thing. And no, gas at $4 a gallon is NOT an emergency, no matter how painful it may be to fill up.
Pelosi is also preventing Congress from voting on a bill that would authorize drilling offshore. Let’s think about this for a sec. The environmental wackos would have us believe that any drilling is evil, but drilling in the ocean will be fatal to the planet. They claim every rig is a potential combination of the Exxon Valdez and Three Mile Island, just waiting to happen. They forget to mention that there are literally thousands of offshore rigs around America, that have been spill free for decades. They also leave out the part about how Hurricane Katrina went right over scores of oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico on it’s way to destroying much of New Orleans. Result? Not one drop spilled. The left argues “it will take ten years before drilling now will make a difference in the amount of oil we buy domestically.” Strangely, that’s the same stupid argument they used ten years ago. And don’t forget – if we get serious about drilling, OPEC will drop prices to prevent that from happening – just like they’ve done every time we start to drill.
Pelosi wants to try and sucker the American people, cozying up to the far Left, while trying to spin things to make it look as though she cares about the American people. So she pulls publicity stunts like the one today. Interestingly, if you try and send the Speaker of the House an email, you’ll get a message that “unless you are a constituent in her district (San Fransisco), your email will NOT reach Pelosi. Think about that. The Speaker of the House not only represents her district, but the U.S. House of Representatives as a whole. But not Nancy With The Lying Eyes. Nooooooo. She only represents the People’s Republic of San Fransisco. And then holds the rest of the country hostage.
But you CAN do something to stop this clown from using this issue as a tool to divide us. If you want to see Congress actually get to VOTE on drilling offshore, call Pelosi at (202) 225-0100 and tell her how you feel.
Call early. Call often.