Jon Van Roekel is a Republican and there's the rub.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Pictured), a Democrat from Des Moines, said he was surprised to learn about Van Roekel's record.
"I know the Republican Party has been doing searches and looking for a different breed of legislative candidate for this fall's election, but I didn't think they'd resort to recruiting convicted felons."
I'm willing to wager that those Fiberal's going bat-shit crazy over this remained silent, or took glee in, the movie about the assassination of George W. Bush (Death of a President) and the scientific community is united in that fact.
In April of 2006, Nancy Pelosi promised that Dummycrats had a commonsense plan to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices.
The national price average for a gallon of gas was $2.91.
The 2006 Dummycrat solution...
cracking down on price gouging, rolling back the billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies, tax breaks and royalty relief given to big oil and gas companies, and increasing production of alternative fuels.
"This bill guarantees that oil prices will reflect supply and demand economic rules, instead of wildly speculative and perhaps illegal activities," said Democratic Rep. Steve Kagen of Wisconsin, who sponsored the legislation.
Suing OPEC , what a novel concept.
Except, the Dummycrat controlled house voted last May to sue OPEC over oil production quotas.
Most embarraskin' for the Dummycrat controlled House.
Hours after voting to approve just the second veto override of President Bush's tenure on the massive farm bill, a colossal blunder means the House will have to have a do-over and repass the entire bill anew.
A clerical error meant the version of the bill that Mr. Bush vetoed yesterday differed from the version passed last week by Congress, and House Democrats said they will have to go through the whole vote process again.
Which means there will have to be another vote to extend the current bill.
CONgressman BOZO-well, who sits on the House Committee on Agriculture, said...
In 2004 Sen. Tom Harkin attacked Vice President Cheney for not having served in Vietnam, as a Wall Street Journal editorial noted:
The Iowa Senator lashed out at Dick Cheney, claiming the Vice President had no right to criticize [John] Kerry's policies for the war on terror because Mr. Cheney had a deferment back then: "When I hear this coming from Dick Cheney, who was a coward, who would not serve during the Vietnam War, it makes my blood boil."
Four years later the Republicans are poised to nominate a genuine Vietnam War hero, while the Democratic nominee will be someone who evaded the draft by virtue of having been born either in 1961 or female. And the Des Moines Register reports Harkin is attacking John McCain for having served:
"I think he's trapped in that," Harkin said in a conference call with Iowa reporters. "Everything is looked at from his life experiences, from always having been in the military, and I think that can be pretty dangerous."
Harkin said that "it's one thing to have been drafted and served, but another thing when you come from generations of military people and that's just how you're steeped, how you've learned, how you've grown up."
As that Journal editorial noted, Harkin himself has falsely claimed to have served in combat in Vietnam. Which may explain his Goldilocks approach to military service:
John McCain is too hard.
Dick Cheney is too soft.
John Kerry** is just right.
** Who served in Vietnam for a few weeks, then returned stateside and slandered his fellow veterans.
It is not the first time CommieTommie has slandered John McCain or his military service.
Here's why I call Harkin the Cowardly Liar and the scientific community is united in that fact.
High primary turnout does not necessarily augur high general election turnout. ... In 1972, the year of the highest presidential primary turnout, turnout in the general election experienced the largest decline of any election since World War II
Richard Milhous Nixon went on to rout George Stanley McGovern in 1972.