Wow. Simply, wow.
Heading into a third day of speeches in the near-empty chamber, Republicans acknowledged that the average price of gas and oil has declined in recent weeks. But they claimed credit for part of that reduction.
“I think the market is responding to the fact that we are here talking,” said Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) at a joint press conference with other GOP lawmakers. “I think the market realizes this kind of pressure from Congress may, in fact, lead to a change in policy.”
I've heard some lousy political arguments in my time, but this has got to be the absolute worst. This is beyond a joke, and the best these dopes can hope for is that nobody hears about it. Their idiotic political stagecraft of giving speeches nobody would hear was bad enough, but to pretend as if the speeches nobody heard can do what speeches can't do...mind boggling.
But of course, the problem the Republicans are having is that all the smart ones were too corrupt for their own good and got ran off, while the rest of these chumps were just empty suits hired to follow orders. The DeLays, Lotts, and Gingrichs wanted foot soldiers, not brains who could think for themselves. And now that all the brains are gone, they're stuck with these dopes who understand that they're supposed to be on the attack, but have absolutely no clue as to how it's supposed to work.
At this point, the only thing saving these boobs is that the media was so well-trained by the GOP machine that they won't report it. But nothing can save them. This won't hurt them if nobody hears about it, but at least they're not doing any damage. And after all the mess these jerks have caused, that's really quite the blessing. Thank god for Republican corruption!