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Thursday, November 10, 2005

ANWR Cave-In: More Evidence for Why Conservatives Should Drop the GOP?

Usually it's the weak-kneed Senate GOP leadership throwing principle overboard and caving to "moderate" Republicans and their liberal Democrat allies on a major Bush administration and/or conservative movement priority. Now it's the House GOP leadership.

The House GOPers dropped a provision moving ANWR drilling forward just when the nation most needs to open up new petroleum energy supplies. Why was the ANWR provision dropped? Because the dwindling ranks of House GOP "moderates" said "Boo!"

This one is going to spark more conservatives to throw up their hands and say "that's it, how do I change my registration to the Libertarian or Constitution party?"

I've been asking that question since Aug. 31.

Michelle Malkin is tracking the response here.

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.

Go to OpenSecrets.org and look up the financial backers of the "Republican Main Street Moderates" who killed the ANWR provision. Is that the George Soros writing a big check to these "Republicans" blocking conservative reform?

UPDATE: 5:13 p.m.

Trevor Bothwell of Democracy Project is asking some pointed questions, too.

UPDATE: 5:35 p.m.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-TN, explains why the leaders of the Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives can't find a majority to support a bill providing a measly $53.9 billion cut in a $2.4 trillion federal budget for one year.

Anybody care to figure what percentage $53.9 billion is of $2.4 trillion? My slide rule doesn't go that far!