Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House and turned off the light 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.—CBS News as reported by The Politico 2008(See here)
Lawmakers divided over whether to keep U.S. troops in Iraq are finding common ground on at least one topic: They are furious that Iraqi politicians are considering a lengthy break this summer.—Associated Press 2007May 3, 2007 Democrats blasted the Bush Administration and the Iraqi parliament because the Iraqi parliament voted to take a summer break even as U.S. troops fought in the desert heat in Iraq.(See here)
Democrats said that while American soldiers were suffering in the desert heat fighting for freedom in Iraq it was unacceptable for the Iraqi parliament to vacation.
However, how quickly events can change in a year’s time. Sectarian violence is down in Iraq and Shia government and Sunni militia are joining U.S. efforts in defeating insurgent al Qaeda in Iraq. In addition to those things, the U.S. led surge is working and has brought defeat to al Qaeda and stability to the region even if the presumptive Democrat nominee can not admit it!
Now amid record gas prices and Americans facing economic hardships our Congress has voted to go on vacation leaving an all important vote to drill for oil abandoned by this historically low single digit voter approval rated Democrat led, “Do nothing Congress.”
Ironically it was Republicans who attempted to force the Congressional Democrats to do the right thing and vote for the people’s interests but instead Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi turned off the lights, C-Span cameras, adjourned and left the Republicans in the dark to vainly fight for the rights of the people. (See here)
Apparently this is the change that the Democrats promised the American people. In one years time Democrats criticized the Iraqi parliament for taking a vacation while America soldiers suffered, only to turn around in a year’s time and do absolutely nothing to fulfill 2006 campaign promises to change America and work for the people.
Instead on some of the most important issues of the day, energy and oil prices, Democrats adjourn to leave the American people suffering in spite of the fact that Democrats could have remained and fought for the people as a few Republicans attempted to do.
The more things change the more they remain the same. Apparently America that’s the only change that you can believe in coming from a Democrat!