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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi- All Against Offshore Drilling

The other day Wake up America showed poll after poll after poll which all reported that the American people are ready for Congress to join the president, who lifted the presidential ban on offshore drilling, to lift the Congressional ban.

Nancy Pelosi has refused to do so in the House, she has even cut off all discussion.

Harry Reid has tried every parliamentary maneuver possible and has failed to get anything done because the Republicans, backed by the American people want the debate on offshore drilling opened and the ban lifted.

Barack Obama, presumptive Democratic candidate and U.S. Senator also favors obstructing the overwhelming majority of American likely voters by his resistance to offshore drilling.

Even some House and Senate Democrats understand the need for not only short term solutions but to begin long term thinking about lessening Americas dependence on foreign oil.

Gas prices rise, food and all associated areas are seeing a rise in prices because of it and still the Democrats are refusing to acknowledge that in the long term, drilling is one of the options that will help.

Republicans are finally going to do what they should have done long ago.

Show the American public that Barack Obama is one of the Democrats, along with Reid and Pelosi, that is blocking what the majority of Americans want.

Why has it taken the Republicans this long to understand that connecting Reid, Pelosi and Obama is not only important, but it is only pointing out the obvious.

Barack Obama returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to speak with House Democrats, and Republicans will try to spoil the party by linking the Democrats’ presidential nominee to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and their reluctance to allow votes on offshore oil drilling.

Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will greet Obama’s arrival with a news conference in which they’ll assert that Reid (D-Nev.) and Pelosi (D-Calif.) are holding up votes on offshore drilling in order to protect Obama.

They’ll also begin to use “Pelosi-Reid-Obama” in the all-in-the-same-breath way that Democrats now use “Bush-McCain” — to make the parties’ popular candidates indistinguishable from their less beloved incumbents.

He is a Democrat. He is being protected by Reid and Pelosi. He is one of the people standing in the way of one of the long term solutions available.

This Democratically controlled Congress has hit the lowest point in public confidence ratings and Obama is undeniably one of the Democrats that are the problem.

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In November Americans will still be going to the gas pumps and pumping their gas, looking at the total and cringing as they have to pay and the Republicans need to pound home the message, clearly, that Reid, Pelosi and Obama are all standing in the way of providing a long term solution.

No one believes that gas prices will instantly drop. It will take years, but for every day, every month and every year the Democrats like Reid, Pelosi and Obama stand in the way of lifting the congressional ban and having companies start the process, that is one more day, month and year that Americans will have to wait to get to the point where they can see the results at the pump.

This should be a point that Republicans need to pound home at every given opportunity.

Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, against the American public regarding offshore drilling.