Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pelosi, Murphy Fiddled, America Burned

Obama backer Nancy Peolosi and one of her key allies in Congress, Rep. Patrick Murphy of PA's 8th congressional district. Murphy's district voted for Hillary Clinton by an almost two-to-one margin, but he has been one of Obama's most ardent supporters. His opponent in PA is Tom Manion, who needs your support. Manion, whose son died in Iraq, has significant backing from Hillary Supporters. Murphy and Pelosi are just two of the legislators who have fiddled while American burned.

Many Hillary Clinton Supporters now backing (or leaning toward) John McCain realize that there is something radically wrong with their Party -- the Democrats. In fact, the Democrats' mistreatment of Hillary Clinton is only part of the story. Especially since the election of 2006 -- but tracing back almost a generation -- the Party's positions have done great harm to our country.

Facts are facts, and sometimes good intentions can have disastrous consequences. Beginning in 1982 -- the year Barack Obama's buddy, Dick Durbin, entered Congress -- Democratic legislators began blocking offshore oil drilling in the U.S. That is one of the causes -- a major one -- why gasoline prices are soaring above four dollars. If legislators continue as they have in blocking exploration and refinery expansion, four-bucks-a-gallon gasoline may soon look like "the good old days."
By the way, Sen. Dick Durbin has significant opposition in his race this year. Dr. Steve Sauerberg is mounting a furious campaign against Durbin. Of course, Durbin's favorite for the presidency, Barack Obama, thinks the rise in gas prices is a good thing. Obama believes it will reduce demand for oil. Of course, $6 or $7 gasoline would reduce it even more.
Malia Nash (Sanity102), a native Hawaian and American patriot, sent me the material in the following paragraphs. If GOP candidates run on these points alone -- all of them factual matters -- they will rout their opponents. Being in Congress is about providing leadership, and the Democrats have provided none -- period. Every Republican candidate -- challengers and incumbents -- should be running on the following points.
Just two years ago, remember the election in 2006? Two years ago:

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon; and,
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%.

However, since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:

1) Consumer confidence plummet to historically low levels;
2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $4.00 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5.5% (a 20% increase);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (mainly stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars; and,
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.

America voted for change in 2006, and we sure got it!
Remember, it's Congress that makes law -- not the President. He has to work with what's handed to him, and Pelosi, Reid, and their cronies have stripped America's cupboard bare.
Note: The above material (with some distinctive additions) is appearing on all my blogs today, because it's very important. I'll add some more comments today about Dems' role in skyrocketing gas prices. Thanks for visiting.

Toni Gilhooley supports a real energy policy aimed at lowering skyrocketing gas prices. The simple plan is in stark contrast to the inaction taken by her November opponent, Tim Holden, and his Democratic House leader, Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi’s 2006 campaign promise that Democrats would provide, “a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices (4/24/2006 – average gas price at the time $2.33 per gallon),” has never been revealed. Since that time the average price per gallon has ballooned to near $4 ($3.95 5/29/2008) per gallon.
To date, no “commonsense plan” has been introduced by Pelosi or the Democrats to combat escalating fuel costs. The only way to reduce prices is to increase the supply of energy. Pelosi and Holden have stood against drilling for oil in the barren Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and offshore. Their inaction has cost Americans dearly at the pump and in the pocket.

Toni Gilhooley, as one of many measures in a comprehensive energy plan to be released in the coming weeks, supports drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and in American coastal waters. China has been given permission by Cuba to drill less than 50 miles from the coast of Florida.

“If we had taken measures to drill in ANWR and other areas ten years ago when Tim Holden voted NO and President Clinton vetoed a bill to allow it, we would not be experiencing the highest gasoline prices in history today. These extraordinarily high prices are affecting working families adversely in everything from food to transportation. We can no longer afford Tim Holden and his policies,” said Toni Gilhooley.

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