Oh, THIS is rich.
Eighteen times over the past 90 days, the minority tried, unsuccessfully, to force the House to adjourn. Now the House has finally adjourned — for a five-week recess, no less — and Republicans are demanding that the chamber be called back into session.
On Friday and again yesterday, they opened the doors to the darkened House chamber and invited tourists wearing shorts and sandals to sit in the members’ chairs. The microphones, lights and cameras were off. The speaker’s chair was empty. But, hour after hour, the Republican lawmakers stood in the well and cursed the darkness.
They’re demanding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi call the House back into session so that they can solve the issue of high gas prices, presumably by drilling for oil off our coastlines and in our wilderness areas. After trying to get her to adjourn the same Congressional body eighteen times in the past 90 days.
To paraphrase Senator McCain: THAT, my friends, is hypocrisy writ large.
Keep in mind that IF we drilled for oil in the USA like they are promoting, it would only supply our petroleum needs for THREE years and that only if every drop was used by the USA. But, as everyone knows, oil produced here would go on the world market at market prices. And the amount of oil (when the wells become productive in 10 years) would be such a small percentage of the over global oil market that it would have nearly no effect at all on the price of gas.
But, of course, that little economic reality detail is something these drillhards don’t mention and don’t want voters to know.
I’m just sayin’…