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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