Congress Blackout (part 3)

Today was DAY FIVE of the Republicans’ (GOP Members) holding their “Modern Day Boston Tea Party” in an ongoing historic “Gas Price Protest” on the House Floor in Washington, DC that may continue up to the Democratic National Convention. See news and videos here.

Not a peep out of Senator Obama.

IS THE MAINSTREAM PRESS (NBC, ABC, CBS, IP) EVEN COVERING THIS?

If you’ve not seen headlines of this historic revolt in the newspapers and television then quietly ask yourself what else the media may not be reporting.

This election year–like all others–we base our presidential vote on the information we’ve come to trust coming from the press to make our decision.

As I noted in my earlier posts – Nancy Pelosi adjourned Congress last week for a five-week recess. The lights were turned off. The cameras were turned off to the live cable feed. The microphones were turned off. The Democrats LEFT.

In an act of revolt, the Republican Congress, speaking for millions of Americans, refused to leave the House Floor in an attempt to force the Democratic Congress to work together to resolve the energy crisis.

Today, former Rep. Robert Walker (R-Pa.) joined Representatives in the chamber to protest Democrats’ adjournment without a vote on offshore drilling.

As I noted last Friday in my post titled “BREAKING NEWS… and again in my post Monday titled “STILL BREAKING NEWS…” the Republicans continue to show up on the House floor in an attempt to join hundreds of Americans in demanding that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) bring Congress back to town for a vote on lower gas prices.

Rep. Burton was quoted as saying

We have about fifty Democratic members that will vote for a pro-drilling bill. The Speaker is blocking that vote. She has closed this place down…”

You can read more here.

I urge every American to contact their Congressional Representatives to urge them, that in spite of the media blackout you want them to bring Congress back into session and they need to be there. You can look up who your representative is and write him through this Government website.

The House Members who met on the floor today in an effort to continue working on the energy crisis are listed here. Let’s make these heroes famous who stood up and took a stand for America.

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO)
Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX)
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Rep. Dean Heller (R-NV)
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Rep. Ron Lewis (R-KY)
Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN)
Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT)

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One Response to Congress Blackout (part 3)

  1. cloaknbadger says:

    I usually view Congress not being in session as a positive thing; less damage is done that way.

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