It’s about frakkin’ time

| August 1, 2008

P. J. O’Rourke once observed that Republicans were the party who preached that big government didn’t work and — when elected into power — set about to diligently prove it. Given the gutless, self-serving, and unethical behavior of the Republicans in Congress over the past 8 years, I’d say P. J. nailed it pretty well.

But for the first time in ages, the Republicans are showing some cojones on something that really matters. From the Politico:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House, turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.

Minority Leader John A. 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 they 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 were turned on shortly afterward.

The drama doesn’t end there. Be sure to read the full article over at the Politico as well as this update and this update. President Bush and Senator McCain should get themselves to the House of Representatives as soon as possible. ..bruce..

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Category: 2008 Election, Main, US Politics

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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