America!What a Country!! If this were the Dems it would be all over the MSM. They’d be wailing about “Bush-Hitler”. We should Spread the Word on this one. The Repubs in the House made the Demon-crats. “Vewy-vewy angwy!!” Like we said No More!! The SILENT Majority!
First Class Political Theater
August 01, 2008
Even though it is a totally useless gesture, it cheered my heart when I read this piece in Politico about how House Republicans are still on the floor 2 hours and counting after the Democrats adjourned for vacation:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House and turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP leaders opposed the motion to adjourn the House, arguing that Pelosi’s refusal to schedule a vote allowing offshore drilling is hurting the American economy. They have refused to leave the floor after the adjournment motion passed at 11:23 a.m. and are busy bashing Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for leaving town for the August recess.
At one point, the lights went off in the House and the microphones were turned off in the chamber, meaning Republicans were talking in the dark. But as Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz..) was speaking, the lights went back on, and the microphones have been turned on as well.
But C-SPAN, which has no control over the cameras in the chamber, has stopped broadcasting the House floor, meaning no one is witnessing this except the assembled Republicans, their aides, and one Democrat, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who has now left.
Since the House is officially in adjournment, Capitol Police were sent to the press gallery and told to kick reporters out. Quickly, Roy Blount of MO went up to the gallery and agreed to be interviewed – just so that the press could stick around and watch the show.
And what a show it is turning out to be: (snip)
Nobody in the country can see this little show. The press is covering it probably only to make the GOP look bad later. And let’s face it – it won’t do a damn bit of good as far as shaming the Democrats into coming back and voting on lifting offshore drilling restrictions.
But as political theater, it is a First Class show. And I guess it also proves that the Republicans have a little fight in them after all.
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