Democrats want to see if they can lose Congress in '08 after all.
Mark Hemingway quotes a GOP Press Release:
Do-Nothing Democrats Vote to Adjourn House of Representatives Without Taking Action to Lower Gas Prices
Putnam: "It's Time Democrats Put Their Boarding Passes Back in Their Pockets"
WASHINGTON – Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL), Chairman of the House Republican Conference, issued the following statement shortly after the House of Representatives voted 213-212 – with no Republicans voting in the affirmative – to adjourn for five weeks in August and September without taking action to lower gas prices and break our dependence on foreign oil:
Of course, I'd say that it's not time to take their boarding passes away, but to give them new ones. For one way tickets out of Washington, DC.
As Mark puts it:
Not taking action on this is a gift to Republicans up for election. They can now spend the next five weeks on the campaign trail railing against their opponents for not doing anything about gas prices.
Hopefully they will do just that. As I keep saying, "It's the price of gas, stupid."