NRCC - Carol Shea Porter to America: You're a Bunch of Cavemen!

Inadvertently Slams Her Own Do-Nothing, Drill-Nothing Record with Hypocritical Remarks on House Floor

Washington- The audacity that was on display today during Carol Shea-Porter’s speech on the floor of the House of Representatives is nothing short of disgraceful. Shea-Porter had the audacity to not only call drilling a “Fred Flintstone policy,” but to also say that “we should have the discussion in the appropriate place and not block every piece of legislation that's coming through right now.”

What excuse then does Shea-Porter possibly have for her nearly 30 votes to block Republican proposals that were offered all summer long as potential solutions for America’s energy crisis – proposals that, yes Carol, included provisions for alternatives, renewables and conservation.

And Shea-Porter went on to say that “suddenly in the waning years of the hours of this session they are now talking about an energy policy.” Actually, it was the House Republicans who have been talking about this energy crisis for months, while Carol Shea-Porter and her Democrat friends voted to give themselves a five-week paid vacation at the taxpayers’ expense, instead of staying in Washington to deal with the looming energy issue.

Will Shea-Porter again revive her comments from last year where she was “unapologetic” for voting in lock-step with San Francisco liberal House Speaker, even when it was not in the best interest of her New Hampshire constituents?

“And so far I have voted I think 100 percent of the time with (Democratic leaders) because frankly I think they're 100 percent right.” (Concord Monitor, 4/15/07)

There is one thing that we agree on with Carol Shea-Porter:

“There is a number of things we could have done and I agree with you we are at the last moments here and it's outrageous.”

“Carol Shea-Porter seems to have forgotten the fact that she cast the deciding vote to send Congress on a month-long vacation instead of standing up to her party to do something sooner,” said NRCC Spokesman Ken Spain. “Shea-Porter has stated proudly on more than one occasion that she is ‘proud’ to vote with Nancy Pelosi 100 percent of the time. Well, if that is the case, then she has opposed drilling to lower the cost of gas 100 percent of the time and she has the record to prove it.”