– “Today is the 2008 version of the Boston Tea Party.” [Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), 8/1/08]I know what you're saying: "They've decided the best image to conjure up for their political oil masters is when Americans came together to dump something overpriced into the ocean." I know, that's not the image you want to conjure up for offshore oil drilling. Or the self aggrandizing statement about how shilling for your oil daddies is 'America's greatest hour'. This in addition to the fact that offshore drilling will in no way reduce gas prices now or in the future. But you knew that already. Oh yeah, one more thing, Democrats did try to have an up or down vote on this last week......the Republicans blocked it.
– “Without your help we won’t be able to do anything…like the founders of this country we’re going directly to the American people.” [Rep. Tim Price (R-GA), 8/4/08]
– “Tell your congressman- we don’t want you back home. We want you in Washington. This could be America’s greatest hour. Insist that we come back to vote.” [Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL), 8/4/08]
– “As a part of their history-making efforts to continue the fight to lower gas prices, House Republicans held a press conference just a few moments ago to demand that Speaker Pelosi allow a vote on the American Energy Act.” [Blog of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), 8/4/08]
What's great is that all the pissing and moaning, breath holding, foot stomping, and tear stained speeches from hacks like John Boehner, the Republicans can't even get Bush to pull a token stunt to make Congress has to stay in session over their break. Let me repeat that: they can't even convince the boy emperor to pull a petty, snide, empty stunt before he jets off to Beijing to be secretly loathed by our athletes. Ouch.
Take it like men Republicans. Go back to your paymasters, tell them you couldn't get them the free money they wanted, get rapped on the knuckles with a ruler, then go into the "Grope Closet" with Rex Tillerson and David O'Reilly until they've gotten their fill of your pasty flesh. You'll never learn otherwise.