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August 19, 2008

On The Right Side: GOP sides with voters on issues

Pretty soon, all the attention will be on the final 75 or so days until Election Day.

I certainly have a lot of ammunition to fire at Saint Obama, but I also am having a tough time supporting John McCain.

If he pulls another stunt that ignores his conservative base and instead shamelessly panders for the independents and left-of-center Democrats not in love with Barack, maybe I and a lot of other conservatives will sit out this election (at least at the presidential level).

Barack, Harry and Queen Nancy will run the country disastrously and wake people up when their incompetence is revealed. That will give us four years to come up with a conservative candidate with a backbone, along with other conservative congressional candidates to take back both houses.

But, focusing on the congressional races, the Republicans have been served a golden opportunity through the actions of the Dems' exalted leader, the power-hungry, incompetent, autocratic and ineffective leader of the House, Nancy Pelosi.

In addition to leading Congress to a historically low approval rating of 9 percent, she has now closed down the House, showing total disdain for the average American who is struggling to make ends meet because of to the current energy crisis.

If voters, other than those in Pelosi's congressional district, could express their approval of Nancy and only Nancy, I guarantee her approval rating would be even less than 9 percent.

All the Republicans wanted to do was introduce the American Energy Act and have a public up-or-down vote in the house.

The legislation simply called for the development of domestic energy resources (making us more independent from Saudi princes, terrorists and despots and creating good-paying jobs for Americans) and using this oil resource as a bridge to the development of efficient alternative energy sources.

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