Wednesday, August 6, 2008

How Liberal Congressional Timidity Is Harming America

In an act of extraordinary political cowardice and irresponsibility, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Nevada Democrat, and their liberal Congressional allies last week rejected Republican proposals to address America's skyrocketing gas prices, opting instead to leave Washington on a five-week recess. In the U.S. House of Representatives, over Republican objections, Pelosi had the microphones and television lights turned out on the House floor as Congressional Republicans chanted "vote" and sought votes prior to Congress's summer recess on their proposals to expand domestic petroleum drilling and address America's energy crisis.

Conservative writer and Republican strategist Michael Johns, a former White House speechwriter and Heritage Foundation policy analyst, argues that this latest act of timidity by the liberal Congressional leadership is not an isolated incident but part of an ongoing pattern of their failure to address the most pressing challenges confronting the country. In addition to their refusal to adopt a comprehensive energy bill prior to adjourning last week, the liberal Congressional leadership has failed to address America's pressing need for tax relief, comprehensive health care reform, and defense of our porous southern border with Mexico. This liberal Congressional leadership also has been equivocal in the global war on terror and support for American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, which has sent dangerously mixed global messages about whether or not America is committed to victory in these conflicts.

Johns will discuss these and other public policy topics this evening, August 6, 2008, from 9pm EDT/6pm PDT to 10:30pm EDT/7:30pm PDT, on The Warren Michaels show on BlogTalkRadio, one of the world's largest online radio stations. The broadcast will be available live throughout the United States and most nations of the world, and a replay of it will be available following its conclusion. Both the live show and its replay can be heard online at: The Warren Michaels show, August 6, 2008 broadcast.

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p alfonso said...

Yes, it is a disgrace that our elected public officials are more interested in getting elected that into solving the problems that face our nation. To a great extent, we are no longer a nation that is governed for the people, but instead by the selfish personal interest of those in power.
Greed, power and money and has replaced honesty and integrity in our public servants. We as a nation have elected to represent us, way too many underachievers.

Anonymous said...

I agree with both Johns and p alphonso. I do not believe the problem exhibited by the liberals is properly termed "timidity". Hatred of George Bush is the cause of their reluctance to attempt to solve any problem. Politicians got us into this mess - I will never believe they will get us OUT of this mess.

FreedomAdvocate said...

Since Speaker Nancy Pelosi banned cameras and notes from being taken inside the capital Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate went to the capital himself and got interviews with cameras of members of Congress. These are better than anything you're going to find in the Liberal media. – Congressman Lou Gohmert (R–TX) – Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)

JD said...

If the energy problem has been an issue since Jimmy Carter wore sweaters to keep the winter temp at 68, how can not going on holiday help? lets bring both sides of congress together as a working body with President Obama and work out a big picture solution that is not just trying to save seats when the republican brand is in shambles.
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