Friday, July 25, 2008

GW: Call Congress back to vote on offshore drilling

A post at IBD Editorials suggests that GW should do what Harry S. Truman did with a do-nothing Congress: invoke the Constitution and call them back to Washington to vote on offshore drilling.

Call Congress Back To Vote On Drilling
By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted Friday, July 25, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Leadership: When it comes to giving relief at the pump by drilling for more oil, this is truly a "do-nothing" Democratic Congress. President Bush should give 'em hell like Harry Truman did.

Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution states that the president "may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both houses" of Congress. On more than two dozen occasions in our history, presidents have done just that, forcing the Senate and House of Representatives to meet on extraordinary matters of defense or economic peril.
Sixty years ago this month, President Truman called such a special session to shame into action what he labeled a "do nothing" Republican Congress. He dubbed it the Turnip Day Session, because of the day on which it began. According to folklore in Truman's native Missouri, "On the 25th of July, sow your turnips, wet or dry."
Congress refused to do Truman's bidding in the session, but the bold move saved the president's political skin. He defied the odds that November and was re-elected — largely because the public came to view the 80th Congress as in the grip of a cowardly paralysis.

As the article suggests, it would help consumers and the economy, build a better brand image for the Republicans, and put the dhimmicrats in their place. Call 'em back, GW!

Read the entire article here.

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