Friday, August 01, 2008

House Repubs Tantrum And Nobody Hears

Following a hissy-fit by Bush this week over his inability to get Congress to vote on offshore drilling, House republicans angry and impotent over their own inability to force a vote, tantrumed on the House floor after dems adjourned and turned off the lights and microphones.

That didn't stop the repubs from trying to capture a bit of the 'ole glory days, as they illegally moved to ignore the adjournment, and gathered to bash Pelosi, and other dems for leaving without saving Americans from high gas prices.

At one point talking in the complete dark and screaming for bull horns, one representative was heard yelling:

"This is the people's House ... This is not Pelosi's politburo."
With CSPAN prohibited to broadcast when session has ended, no one was witnessing the unauthorized "revolt" except assembled repubs, their aides and House visitors. Normally, House members are not allowed to speak directly to visitors, and visitors are prohibited from cheering, but members were walking up and down on the floor during their speeches, hugging each other, standing on chairs, and visitors were cheering loudly. The crowd has repeatedly broken out in chants of "Vote, vote, vote!"

Rep. Mike Pence said he was "not leaving until we call this Congress back into session and vote for energy independence (which would definitely be a first for them).

In the middle of all this there were several dozen Cub Scouts sitting on the House floor, where they normally wouldn't have been allowed, getting a real lesson in how the adults who are in charge run the country.