I guess episodes like this one can only help Republicans be the trusted party when it comes to dealing with higher gas prices. I frankly can’t recall a time when any House majority was made to look so unbelievably bad by the minority. The House Republican leadership showed a lot of quick thinking to not only paint the Democrats in a corner public relations-wise, but to help set the stage for Republicans to be the party trusted by voters to deal with high gas prices.
Impressively done. And in the Internet age, this story is going to go viral very, very quickly. Nancy Pelosi is doubtless infuriated at having been so thoroughly outmaneuvered. And there may be more outmaneuvering to come; Congressional Republicans have hit on a very effective issue and are primed to push it.