Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Had enough yet?

And by the way, equating a 52-year-old Congressman who preys on 16-year-olds with being gay may be one reason the GOP is accused of gay bashing.
-- Jon Stewart on last night's The Daily Show
Things you can count on the Republican leadership to screw up:

The deficit. Body armor. Medicare reform. Social Security reform. The minimum wage. Port security. The National Guard. Diplomacy. The Geneva Conventions. Fair elections. Clean elections. Intelligence. Protecting the Constitution. Protecting the Bill of Rights. Government transparency. Oversight. Separation of church and state. The middle class. The poor. Tax reform. Tax cuts. Bankruptcy law. Global warming. Disaster management. Defeating terrorists. Saying no to lobbyists. Saying yes to public opinion. Pre-war planning. Post-war planning. Competence. Civil rights. Civil liberties. Civil debate. Veterans' benefits. Hiring based on ability. Legal surveillance. Morality. Energy policy. Energy independence. End-of-life decisions among spouses. Inclusion. Learning lessons from history. Learning, period. Drug policy. Fiscal responsibility. Trusting the generals. Trusting the spooks. Trusting the experts. Basic honesty. Basic health care. Education. Creating jobs. Keeping CIA operatives' identities secret. Catching Osama. Playing nice. Playing fair. Refilling ice cube trays. Making paper airplanes. Or coffee. Tying their shoelaces. Making friends. Blowing their noses. Counting to ten five three. Sharing their toys. Telling the truth. Uniting the country. Protecting underage kids from a predatory congressman.
That House leaders knew Representative Mark Foley had been sending inappropriate e-mail to Capitol pages and did little about it is terrible. It is also the latest in a long, depressing pattern: When there is a choice between the right thing to do and the easiest route to perpetuation of power, top Republicans always pick wrong.
---The New York Times
-- Bill in Portland Maine
As expected, the integrity of conservatives with a conscience Vs opportunistic sociopaths disguised as conservatives concerning the inaction of House Republicans to protect pages entrusted to their care are lining up in stark contrast to one another. At best, Hastert's House is only guilty of screwing up horrendously and putting children at risk. But regardless, the GOP is in serious trouble when you see something like this:
Following the revelations about Florida Rep. Mark Foley's sexually suggestive e-mails to a 16-year-old congressional page, I have concluded Republicans are unworthy of retaining control of the federal government. ... Hastert's office said aides referred the matter to the proper authorities last fall but they were only told the messages were "over-friendly." In other words, they did no investigating because they didn't want to know the truth.
Hear Hear! And my friends, would you believe those words were written yesterday by arch social conservative Joseph Farah, founder, editor, and CEO of the WorldNetDaily?
-- DarkSyde

1 comment:

EllieK said...

Mel Reynolds ... the Dems should be so proud!