“These are petty, bitter, mean-spirited people,” says a Republican congressman in the leadership. “I look forward to the day, which I hope will be soon, when I no longer have to call them colleagues.”
“What my Republican colleagues don’t understand is that these people have no shame,” says a Democratic House member. “Nothing embarrasses them, that’s why they can stomach being around people like Clinton. We understand that, and use it to our advantage. I’m sure a lot us under different circumstances wouldn’t want to vote on this Reagan resolution, but why bother, when we’ve got these radicals from California who can do our heavy lifting for us. Besides, they seem to enjoy it.”
This time around at least one California Democrat avoided trouble. Rep. Lynn Woolsey, whose district is in Marin County, voted “yea”” on this year’s resolution after voting “present” a year ago when Reagan turned 90. The constituent ire she provoked last year wasn’t something she wanted to face again.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?