Some House Republicans are still carrying on their protest on the floor of the House. The White House says they will not answer the call for a Special Session because the majority leadership still sets the agenda and no one can force them to do an up-down vote on energy/offshore drilling.
Call, email or write to your House Democrat(s) now and demand that they return to D.C. and put offshore drilling (and other sound energy policy) to a vote.
Posted by E!!
on July 02, 2008
I recently ran across this blog post by David All that says the Republican party needs to stop having a core set of principles and/or a limited agenda and be more like iTunes and NetFlix – i.e. offer conservative, libertarian, and independent voters more and varied choices under the larger brand “Republican.”
I’d like to hear more about the “choices” Mr. All thinks the GOP ought to offer in order to endear people to the “brand.” I do see the wisdom of having lots of worthy mini-causes flying under the flag of the Conservatism and drumming up support through issues that click with different voter groups.
I’m just concerned that when you start talking about “branding” and “diversification” you sound more like a corporation trying to make a profit than a political party rooted in unwavering values. A loyal following and free-flowing cash are needed to win elections, true.
But is this Coca-Cola, or is this the Grand Old Party of the Republic?
I think we must stick with the traditional ingredients of cold-filtered Conservatism and persuade people - through the intelligent and passionate presentation of facts and ideas - that it is well worth preserving.