Today's highlight, for me, was the press conference for Newt Gingrich at the Texas Republican Party Convention. I'll put up some photos later as I get the time to work with my son, the photographer.
Drill here, Drill now, Pay less. The theme of Newt's advocacy for the convention. Several supporters of his organization, American Solutions, were present by invitation and wore the t-shirts. There is a petition on the web site with 680,000 signatures so far, in support of demanding Congress do its job. A video has been launched today made with Chuck Norris, Gingrich said.
The key is to recognize our country is at a crossroad. Real change, not the Obama kind, has to be made to compete with rising powers like China. The goal is to force Congress to do its job to pass fundamental change through legislation. The legislation, in specific, would deal with drilling for oil. In Colorado, for instance, shale oil available is 3 times the reserve of Saudi Arabia.
"Windfall profit tax is utterly stupid." Why is Congress hoping to tax American oil companies when the truly big players are the government owned oil producers of Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, etc.
Gingrich praises various members of the Texas delegation in the House of Representatives and both Senators Hutchinson and Cornyn, as supportive of the American people, working to increase supply and decrease the high prices at the gas pump.
"It's not a red vs blue issue, it's a red, white and blue issue."
To punish the financial speculators and lower the price of a barrel of oil immediately, American Solutions suggests selling off one-half of the Strategic Oil Reserve with no notice. The bubble would burst and speculators would lose money. The point is, don't bet against America.
Don't bet on continued American stupidity when it comes to domestic oil drilling policy. Demand Congress do its job.
My son secured an excellent spot and took lots of photos. He shook Newt's hand. He said later that even though he doesn't agree with Newt politically, he admires him as a person in politics.
The lines at Newt's book signing were amazing.