Republicans finally find their role. Newer, but better? Gran letdown. Plus more.
Re: Philip Klein’s Getting to No:
One is startled by one of the author’s conclusions (see his last
paragraph), that the Republicans are acting hypocritically.
However, given their performance over the past many years,
clearly it is true. This is just more self-serving behavior, no
doubt. But if that is so, then we have a serious Catch-22 to deal
with. If the Republicans do the “right thing,” they may someday
get back into power. If they someday get back into power, we know
(given that they are self-serving hypocrites) what to expect
(nothing good, to be sure). Perhaps the very best scenario, from
a conservative point of view, is for the Republicans to remain
the minority party forever, to continue their hypocritical stance
against all that they really believe in. And, as the old Jewish
(I think it’s Jewish) saying goes, “If you pretend long enough,
even God will be fooled.”
— David Reich
Auburn, New York
I listened to Robert Gibbs, the new White House Press Spin-etary, attack the Republicans for voting against the latest quasi-legal bribery scam (the so-called “stimulus package”).
His opening salvo was that we have to change the way things are done in Washington — meaning, of course, that the Republicans should start voting the Democratic Party line.
When pressed to explain why it wasn’t rather that the Republicans were voting their principles, he said that the Press should ask them because he “couldn’t get inside their mindset.”
Curious that! He was able to “get inside their mindset” when he accused them of being politically obstructionist, if not downright heretical.
For the Democrats, “bipartisanship” applies only to Republicans, who are supposed to vote the Democrats’ party line and against their own principles.
Of course, you could accept the Obamatruth that when Obama “won
the election,” it nullified the wishes of the other half the
American who voted against him and his policies.
— A. C. Santore
While we’re saluting the Nay Sayers, a strong salute to Army Col. James Pohl, the military judge at Gitmo who refused the White House request to suspend the trial of USS Cole terror mastermind Abd al-Nashiri.
Col. Pohl stated his refusal was to “protect the public interest
in a speedy trial” by the military tribunal set up by Congress
and Pres. Bush in 2006. Maybe the military judges trying the
admitted mastermind killers of 9/11 will stand up to liberal
pressure and proceed with their duty to our people as well. At
the very least, our military that risked their lives to catch
these villains are not about to allow the killers of 17 US
sailors in the port of Yemen to escape the hangman’s noose. God
— Tim O’Neill
Pompano Beach, Florida
One has only to compare pre-election speeches of both the
incumbent and his one-time female opponent to the publications of
the ADA in the early ‘60’s to see the source of their radical
departure from the admonitions of Washington so long ago. Not
that they were/are the first, but certainly the most extreme.
Schlesinger at Harvard probably wrote their dialogues which are
about as socialist as anything ever produced by the Fabians. A
NIV translation of Ecclesiastes 10:2 says it all: “The heart of
the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the
left. Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and
shows how stupid he is.”
— Ellen McClay