The day the lights went out in congress! Nancy Pelosi would rather Americans pay $5.00 or more a gallon of gas then even try to make America less dependent upon foreign oil made a move that can only be compared to that of a dictator and put an end to debate in the house on drilling for oil off shore and in Alaska.
From the Politico:
House Dems turn out the lights but GOP keeps talking
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.
But C-SPAN, which has no control over the cameras in the chamber, has stopped broadcasting the House floor, meaning no one was witnessing this except the assembled Republicans, their aides, and one Democrat, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), who has now left.
Only about a half-dozen Republicans were on the floor when this began, but the crowd has grown to about 20, according to Patrick O’Connor.
San Fran Nan (Pelosi) made a censorship move and shut off the C-Span cameras so as to not expose her incompetent leadership.
From Michelle Malkin:
Media Advisory Concerning C-SPAN and GOP House Members’ Post-adjournment Protest on House Floor Friday Afternoon
Washington, D.C. (August 1, 2008) – A number of media organizations have incorrectly referred to “C-SPAN cameras” being turned off and not providing televised coverage of the GOP House members’ post-adjournment protest on energy policy being held on the House floor on Friday afternoon. Please note that cameras in the House chamber are under the control of the Speaker of the House and that all media organizations, including C-SPAN, wishing to cover events in the chamber must use the official House TV feed. No private media cameras are permitted in the House (or Senate) chambers.
Pelosi and the Democrats today proved how corrupt, inept and incompetent they truly are. They have absolutely no interest in the economic well being of Americans. Their interest lies in their Marxist/Socialist agenda and have proven today beyond a shadow of a doubt that they themselves are more in bed with Foreign Oil Producers then the target of their hatred….Bush.