Leading Democrat Admits the Party Has "No Answer" to Skyrocketing Gas Prices

A leading democrat says Americans need to get used to paying $5 to $6 a gallon for their gas.

Oil prices have nearly tripled under the Pelosi-Reid Congress in less than two years. (Crude Oil Price History)

The impeached judge comes clean…
Impeached judge and leading Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Miramar) confessed this week that democrats have no answers to the skyrocketing gas prices.
The Sun-Sentinel reported:

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Miramar, has a double dose of predictions on gasoline prices that nobody wants to hear: Prices are going up a lot more, he says, and the nation doesn’t have any good ways to bring prices down.

“There are no short-term answers. And I know that there’s going to be long-term pain. I predict to you that gas prices will be as much as $5 before the end of this year and they will go to $6 at some point next year,” he said during an interview with reporters and editorial writers at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“When they go to $6 it will fluctuate between $5 and $6 and more for some time to come. That’s the harsh reality no matter what law we pass,” he said.

“I get tired of hearing people, politicians, friends of mine, Democrats, Republicans, liberal, conservative, all of them telling you they have the answer,” said Hastings, serving his eighth term in Congress. “There ain’t no answer, OK? … All the talk is feel good talk.”

Upon reading this gloomy message from the majority party, LTC Allen West, the Republican candidate for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, offered this response:


My friends, I have just read the most disturbing words from someone purporting to be an American Congressman, Alcee Hastings, an impeached federal judge. His words, regarding the soaring price of gasoline, “There ain’t no answer, OK? … All the talk is feel good talk”, are the most pathetic and abyssmal response I have heard. Perhaps I can offer Congressman Hastings and his cohorts a lesson from American history.

On the second day at Gettysburg, a young professor of rhetoric from Bowdoin College in Maine, LTC Joshua Chamberlain, was told he was the end of the Union line along Seminary Ridge. He was given a position at a place called Little Round Top. That day Chamberlain and his Maine Men took repeated attacks from the Confederate forces on that hot July day. Chamberlain’s 20th Maine Regiment eventually ran out of ammunition, and as the Confederates prepared for another charge up Little Round Top, Chamberlain gave a simple order, “Bayonets!”

Can you imagine Alcee Hastings at Little Round Top? “We aint got no bullets and there ain’t nothin we can do,?” and the salvation of our Union would have taken a different course. Because the victory at Gettysburg was the first defeat of Gen Robert E Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia, turning them back from an eventual attack on Washington DC.

If Congressmen Hastings, Klein, Wexler, Mahoney, and Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz all share this defeatist attitude, then South Florida and indeed America, need them no longer. This is not leadership, not to mention bad grammar. It is abject failure and the lack of intestinal fortitude to take responsibility and accountability to find a solution. There are many solutions to our country’s energy independence.

Having served this Country in several combat zones, I can attest to this: when in a firefight, a bad decision is better than no decision at all. There can be no doubt as to why this Congress under the presumed leadership of Speaker Pelosi is a collection of whining losers, and we as the American people should not have to suffer for their lack of courage, competence, and character.

LTC Allen B. West, U.S. Army (Ret.) is AWESOME!
We definitely need leaders like him in Congress.
You can help him out by donating to his campaign here.

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