Running Out Of Energy

If you haven’t heard already, the House of Representatives has passed an energy bill.

It won’t be too long before you see the headlines and breaking news alerts:

BREAKING NEWS — US HOUSE PASSES BILL LIFTING BAN ON OFFSHORE DRILLING. DETAILS SOON. — BREAKING NEWS

and

The US House has passed a bill which lifts a ban on offshore drilling for at least 50 miles from shore in most areas.

But don’t let those headlines, or the soundbites that you’ll hear all morning, fool you.

The bill (a gift from planet saving Speaker Pelosi) that passed, was sent to House members last night around 9:45pm, it did not go through committee, it did not have bipartisan support, and it was not the result of any compromise from either side of the aisle.

The bill that passed was brought to the House floor by Democrats, given three hours of debate, one motion to change was granted to the Republicans, and then the final vote was taken. All in the same day.

Compromise was not allowed. Amendments were not allowed. The will of the American people was not allowed.

I have never in my life been more disappointed in our nation’s legislative process than I am tonight. I have never been so disgusted by blatant abuse of power than that shown by Speaker Pelosi today and during this entire legislative session. I have never been so disheartened by the obvious partisan behavior shown by the Democrats in the House today.

I will be putting the highlights of todays shenanigans into a video tomorrow, along with more description and analysis of Nancy Pelosi’s Magic Energy Bill. This bill is a lot like those magic beans sold to a boy named Jack. The problem is, if this bill doesn’t die in the Senate or get vetoed by the President, we’re going to run out of energy long before we ever find the goose that lays the golden eggs.