As it turns out, the Speaker of the House of Representatives has instructed House Democrats whose seats are hotly contested this November to publicly oppose her stance on domestic/offshore drilling in order to get elected. One presumes that said representatives would resume opposition to drilling after they’ve successfully
hoodwinked their constituents been re-elected.
This shows that Pelosi knows that she’s going against the will of the People. She does not care, however, because she has a “higher calling”; in her own words, she’s “trying to save the Planet.” Apparently the messiah syndrome is quite the contagious disease.
What I want to know is this: are Nancy Pelosi’s actions in this matter in line with the job description of the Speaker of US House of Representatives? Is it her job to Save the World? If it is, is she supposed to do it by bringing the economy of her country to ruin?
BTW, the Speaker has a Twitter account. Interestingly enough, she's following no one.
Pelosi’s gambit rests on one big assumption: that Democrats will own Washington after the election and will be able to craft a sweeping energy policy that is heavy on conservation and fuel alternatives while allowing for some new oil drilling. Democrats see no need to make major concessions on energy policy with a party poised to lose seats in both chambers in just three months — even if recess-averse Republicans continue to pound away on the issue.Just win, baby. So what if a few individuals, businesses and industries go bankrupt?
“The reality is we will have a new president in three months, and what Bush and the Republicans are trying to do amounts to a land grab for the oil companies,” said one senior House Democratic aide involved with party strategy. “I don’t think we have to give in at all pre-election — we have many more options postelection.”
Obama, Pelosi and Reid. Oh. My.