Skip to comments.Arctic drilling dropped from House bill
Posted on 11/10/2005 1:51:13 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
Leaders drop hotly debated ANWR drilling plan from omnibus budget bill
WASHINGTON - House leaders late Wednesday abandoned an attempt to push through a hotly contested plan to open an Alaskan wildlife refuge to oil drilling, fearing it would jeopardize approval of a sweeping budget bill Thursday.
They also dropped from the budget document plans to allow states to authorize oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts regions currently under a drilling moratorium.
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The principle-free Republican Party is utterly useless. Screwing around while the Moos get ready to screw us.
If they don't take a very public anti-abortion, anti-homosexual stand, they have no principles, and are instant RINO's, and doomed to absolute failure. Their is no such thing as a fiscal conservative. Either your a social conservative, or your not a conservative, because you HAVE NO PRINCIPLES, and your word is worthless!!!!
In a sense the Democrats are principled -- they are corrupt but when all is said and done they are guided by their vision of a socialist America ruled by some oligarchy of billionaires. The Republicans are guided by a vague feeling that they could do socialism more efficiently than the Democrats if only the leftists liked them. The Republicans remind one of a three year old who climbs into a parked car, plays with the steering wheel, and says, "Look, Daddy, I'm a big boy! I can drive a car!" Pathetic.
CA & NY go dems. TX goes pub. FL is in play.
In election 2000, Bush won FL only because the Green Party siphoned off a lot of dem votes that would have elected Gore.
In which case, you would now be complaining about Gore/Dems instead of Bush/Pubs.
Without FL, the 08 pub nominee cannot win.
Well... great to know we'll carry one state 2008.
It appears that not a single one of you know how this game is played. These drilling options will be in the final reconciliation bill. This is just a stupid maneuver to allow vulnerable politicians to claim that they voted against ANWAR. Their votes will not be needed in the final bill, which only requires 50% approval. The budget will pass and ANWAR will be in it, but FReepers are still falling prey to MSNBC bull$hit, and it is getting embarrassing.
All I can say is I surely hope Pukin Dog is right and not just "Keepin' Hope Alive". There are plenty of blue state Republicans who need the cover of having to say, "I voted against it before I voted for it". Gutless? Sure but the Greens are very popular in urban environments where they beathe public transportation deasel all day. Clearly it does affect their brains. Of course Greenie philosophy makes no sense and is actually anti-capitalism but to urbanites - it makes them feeeeel so good. Republicans who must fight urban warfare often have to "pick their battles". Whether or not Pukin Dog's scenario will play out or not, time will tell but what he writes certainly makes sense.
The president should have been down there or had the congressmen up to the white house to explain that we are AT WAR with the towel heads that control our fuel supplies and that it is a matter of national security to drill where ever and when ever we have to, to keep the country solvent. then if they failed, he should have used an executive mandate as part of a WAR footing to achieve goals neccessary for our country's survival. Jeeze, don't the Congress, Senate and the Executive see this?????
It is not ALL Congressional Republicans doing this. Many are fighting tooth and nail to stop these Rino B*stards.
It makes sense if you're grasping at straws...
Slimy Republican swine...
...the House leaders, not you...
Perhaps, as I said, time will tell. It is frustrasting.
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