Saturday, July 01, 2006

Marshall Flip-Flop Alert

Jim Marshall vote’s for it after he votes against it

Takes the lesson out of John Kerry’s Election Playbook

(Warner Robins, GA)- Jim Marshall was recently ranked the 407th least effective member of Congress by Knowlegis, a government relations information management company, which surveyed all U.S. Senators and Congressman and ranked them in accordance with how effective they are in advancing a particular agenda.

Yesterday, Jim Marshall demonstrated why he deserves one of the lowest rankings in the House of Representatives.

The Timeline:

May 18th 2006 – Jim Marshall votes against the Poe of Texas Amendments which would have allowed for environmentally friendly drilling for oil off the shores of the United States and decrease our dependence on foreign oil. (House Roll Call Vote #164, 05/18/2006)

May 19th 2006 – Jim Marshall is criticized by Mac Collins Campaign for Congress for his willingness to put Georgia family’s money in the pockets of foreign oil sheiks.

A campaign statement reads: “Yesterday as gasoline prices are reaching $3.00 a gallon in Middle and Southern Georgia, Jim Marshall voted against a plan which would have allowed drilling for oil off the American Coastline. Marshall, voted with the environmental lobbyists such as the Sierra Club, to kill the Poe Amendment which called for a lifting of the long-standing moratorium on off shore oil drilling and helping decrease our dependence on foreign oil.”

May 20th to June 28th 2006 – Jim Marshall feels the heat from constituents who oppose him putting the wishes of Washington’s liberal elite ahead of the hard working families of Georgia who pay close to $3.00 a gallon for gasoline.

June 28th 2006 – Jim Marshall, in the tradition of fellow liberal John Kerry, flip-flops and votes for H.R. 4671, the Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act, which allows for the drilling of oil off the United States coast. (House Roll Call Vote #356, 06/28/2006)

June 29th 2006 – Jim Marshall’s credibility continues to sink; while, Georgians can breathe a sigh of relief that Marshall has latched on to another one of Mac Collins’ steadfast policy positions; that before we depend on foreign oil sheiks and pay $3 a gallon at the gas pump we should use our natural resources to ease the burden on the American family.