It sounds like House Leader Nancy Pelosi is already laying some groundwork for a possible cave on offshore drilling before the November election.
But what looks like intraparty tension on the surface is part of an intentional strategy in which Pelosi takes the heat on energy policy, while behind the scenes she’s encouraging vulnerable Democrats to express their independence if it helps them politically, according to Democratic aides on and off Capitol Hill. (emphasis mine)
The Politico article doesn’t make any predictions as to whether a vote will eventually occur but if one does this would just be another in an ever growing number of examples proving that most Democrats have no backbone.
Is it asking too much for Democrats to take a philosophical/political position and then stick to it?