Cancelling markups to avoid votes on energy

Today, Senator Robert “Sheets” Byrd (D-KKK/WV) cancelled a markup in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Why? He even told us. To avoid a vote on energy:

Given the uncertainty in how the oil and gas drilling issue is currently playing out on the Senate floor, I have decided to postpone the July 24th appropriations markups at this time,” Byrd said in a statement.

Earlier, Boehner noted “clear majorities” in both houses, but that the Dems were afraid of them. From The Hill:

Boehner stressed that there are “clear majorities” in both chambers of Congress to support greater energy exploration, but blamed Democratic leadership for preventing votes on such issues.

“The only thing standing in the way of what we want are Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama,” Boehner said.

I am going to coin a new word: Scaredy-crats