Wednesday, August 6, 2008

NOW SHOWING: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington II

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 06:  Former Speaker of the...Image by Getty Images via DaylifeI really hope most of Y'all understand the movie reference.  However for those of you who don't I will explain.  Mr. Smith Goes To Washington was one of the many fantastic movies of 1939.  Starring in the inspiring drama is one of the greatest actors to grace the big screen, Jimmy Stewart.  The movie is a true lesson in civics and should be required viewing in every classroom through this great land.  That brings me to what is currently happening on Capitol Hill.  

Last Friday was the last day before the Summer Congressional Recess.  There was a push in The House to cancel the Recess until a solution was reached on the current Energy crisis.  the motion lead by House Republicans failed by a single vote as there were several Democrats who voted in favor of it.  So before lunch of Friday Nancy Pelosi ended the session, adjourned for five weeks and promptly left to go on vacation and promote her new book.  

However several Republicans refused to leave and continued to speak on the House floor in protest.  They continued despite having the lights and microphones cut off to an enthusiastic crowd of tourists that were invited down to the floor.  they continued for six hours and left for the weekend.  Personally I thought that the show was fantastic but felt that they should keep it up.  It was wonderful news when I found out that the protest resumed on Monday morning.  We are now in Day 4 of the Energy Revolt Each day more and more House Republicans are showing up to continue to protest and urge Speaker Pelosi to call a special session to have an Up or Down vote on the Energy Bill.  They have been joined today by Former Speaker of the House and Chairmen of American Solutions, Newt Gingrich (R-GA).  

There are many ways to stay up to date on the REvolt.  First you can get the latest from the blog of House Minority Leader, Boehner's (R-OH) Blog and Twitter feed.  You can keep up with the grassroots arm of the movement by clicking HERE.  Way to go! Keep it up!  We need Immidiate solutions for our Energy Crisis.  Pelosi needs to wake up or find her majority dwindling come November!

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