Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Republican Lethargy

I don't know what is wrong with the Republicans. The Democrats are virtually holding the keys to the White House and the Congress out for the Republicans to take but for some reason they are not capitalizing on the opportunity.

Right now the big issue is the cost of fuel. This is an issue the Republicans could use to beat the Democrats to death but their approach to it has been luke warm at best and non existant at worst.

If I were President Bush, I would have my staff draw up a chronology of the Energy Policy proposals made by Republicans and blocked by thje Democrats in the past 8 years. Every proposal made by the Administration or Congressional Republicans have been killed by the Democrats. It isn't as if there were no record of the Democrats obstruction. I'm sure there is plenty of ammunition to use against the Democrats. They have, with some Republican help blocked drilling in the outer continental shelf and in ANWR. President Bush is responsible for preventing drilling in the Eastern Gulf, a stupid move if ever I saw one. The Democrats have blocked mining oil shale and oil sands.

Once I had the Chronological Report, I would address the nation and spell out exactly why fuel prices are so high. With his approval rating, a lot of what he should say would fall on deaf ears but there is a huge number of people who, once the problem was explained to them would see the proverbial light.

The cost of fuel is going to be the over riding issue in this election and the Republicans are just standing there letting the Democrats blame them. Its time for Bush and the Republican Party to grow some balls and take the fight to the Democrats.



Blogger Chad said...

I don't understand this either. A 9% approval rating and the GOP can't make a stand to take back the congress? Un- freakin' -believable

12:44 AM  
Blogger A-6Dude said...

Chuck, I may spend way too much time wondering the same thing. This election is ours to lose.

1:33 PM  

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