|Conservatives without backbone|
|Written by John|
|Monday, 14 November 2005|
Ok, so it's really starting to get to me...
We have elected all of these fine Republican leaders, and yet, it's hard to tell the difference between them and their friends on the left side of the fence...
First, they vote for a billion tons of pork in the budget, including a bridge to an island in Alaska that is home to what, 3000 people? I think the cost of the bridge is something equivalent to flying all 3000 people back and forth to the 'mainland' every month for a decade...Then, when we're having the energy crisis of 2005 (anyone remember the gas lines of the 1980's???), they sucessfully attach an ammendment to a bill - fillibuster proof! - that would permit drilling in the wasteland area of ANWAR- the alaskan wild life "refuge". There is a huge area up there that is not all "post card pretty" that was reserved for just that - oil. And if Bill Clinton had not vetoed the exploration of ANWAR in 1995, we would be getting one million barrels of crude oil out of ANWAR today.
But, our "moderate" republicans, ever afraid of pissing off their democratic comrades (and I use that in the socialistic sense of the word...), helped kill that ammendment. So, we'll be paying out the wazooo for fuel for the foreseeable future - until our Republicrats get their spines back.
Where is old Newt Gingrich when you need him?