It is nice to see the GOP is still the party of victimhood:
Thirty-one-year-old Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) is not a large man, standing perhaps 5 feet 3 inches tall in thick soles. But he packed a whole lot of chutzpah when he walked into the House TV gallery yesterday to demand that the new Democratic majority give the new Republican minority all the rights that Republicans had denied Democrats for years.
“The bill we offer today, the minority bill of rights, is crafted based on the exact text that then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi submitted in 2004 to then-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert,” declared McHenry, with 10 Republican colleagues arrayed around him. “We’re submitting this minority bill of rights, which will ensure that all sides are protected, that fairness and openness is in fact granted by the new majority.”
Omitted from McHenry’s plea for fairness was the fact that the GOP had ignored Pelosi’s 2004 request — while routinely engaging in the procedural maneuvers that her plan would have corrected. Was the gentleman from North Carolina asking Democrats to do as he says, not as he did?
Even before officially relinquishing majority status today when the 110th Congress convenes, Republicans were protesting the Democrats’ heavy-handed leadership. But Republicans expecting Democrats to rule the House with an iron fist are likely to be pleasantly surprised: The incoming majority was having enough trouble keeping its own supporters in line.
But let’s cut these guys some slack, because let’s face it- we know that white Christian men and the GOP are the real victims in society. Everything is against them- the media is biased against the right, activist judges impose their will on a daily basis, gays want to ruin their marriages, liberals are trying to make sure their fetuses are aborted, schools want to indoctrinate their children, the government is taking their money, terrorists want to kill them- the list goes on and on. Hell-even math and STATISTICS are biased against the Republican party.
In all seriousness, this comment at Red State (of all places) about sums it up:
Once, just once, I would love to see the Republicans demonstrate the grace of consistency. Why is it that we have to raise crassness to the level of our highest principle?
They are being consistent. Crassness is the GOP’s highest principle. Or maybe that is political expedience.
BTW, for good clean fun, count the number of times the word socialist appears on the front page of Red State.