On Tom DeLay:
Come on, fellow members of the vast left wing conspiracy – everyone has to relax on occasion. When you are busy implementing the K Street Project, ramming through a redistricting plan in Texas with corporate funds, using government assets for political business, gutting ethics rules and threatening judges, you really need time to unwind. And what better way to do it than with fine upstanding citizens like Casino Jack!
And besides, when he leaves Congress, Tiger Tom may give Tiger Woods a run for his money in the PGA. On May 12th when they celebrate his leadership, the denizens of the right should give Tiger Tom a Green Jacket – for he is truly the Master of Sleaze.
On the Republican ‘agenda:’
The Republican domestic agenda has run out of steam. Well, not exactly – they still seek to reward their corporate cronies and posture for the religious right. What was once said about the former Governor of Texas, “Pass the Biscuits Pappy” O’Daniel can also be said about the GOP. – the aim of the Republican Party is to save the soul of the poor man and the wealth of the rich man.
But for the rest of America, including Main Street Republicans, the cupboard is bare. Tax cuts have lost their appeal and the GOP has lost all of its credibility as the party of small government.
Of course, everything could change and the war against terror could return to center stage in an instant. But as long as the focus is on the domestic front, the War Party has nothing to say.
The current political situation is eerily similar to the period of 93 and 94 – an incumbent party has misinterpreted the results of the election, overreached on a domestic policy initiative, became identified with a controversial social agenda and the congressional wing appeared mired in corruption.
What is most damaging to the Republicans is that they appear out of touch with America. For years, the right’s rap on the left was that it was dominated by intellectual elites who couldn’t relate to America. That can now be said of the right. The conservatives are now a mix of inside-the Beltway egg-heads and K Street hustlers. The Schiavo case and social security privatization are two issues that illustrate the gulf between America and the right.
And who believes that most Americans are abuzz about activist judges? Browse through a Walmart and see if the folks are aflame about the nuclear option. No, the Federalist Society bow tie types are as out of touch as the tie-dye Berkeley types.
Today’s right is more comfortable on K Street than on Main Street.
Tom DeLay is doing a great job. This is an entirely manufactured hatchet job. Hang in there, Tom!
Yes, Tom is doing a great job. He’s good at selling his country out for self promotion and power.
When Tom Delay gets the smackdown in the paranoid ravings of a has been wrestler, you know it’s bad.
The ultimate warrior throws down the law. (scroll to the bottom)
What is it I always hear the Donks saying at a time like this? Oh yeah, ‘everybody does it’.
M. Scott Eiland
Lack of concern over the nuclear option works both ways–which means that all of the shrieking from Captain Teddy, Robert “Brand Name Pork” Byrd, and Barbara “Queen of the Moonbats” Boxer is not going to do them much good if Frist finally grows a pair and goes forward with killing the judicial filibuster.
I’m wondering if “Tommy Boy” Delay will have the grace to resign and possibly contain the growing K Street scandals, or is he going to entrench and conduct a scorched Earth policy that would likely inflame the elecorate and raze the entire party?
Well…I’m not really wondering.