The Fool(s) on the Hill see the sun going down…. going down on Republican congressional political hopes for this fall, that is. And what does the fool (or do the fools, plural) do? BLAME KARL ROVE. Idiots. Please quote me again: Idiots.
I have heard this before, but now it’s in print. Today in In the Loop in the Wash Post, a “GOP insider on the Hill” said this: “Republicans say Karl Rove is the architect. He’s the architect of our demise.”
If I could, I would find out who this idiot is and throttle him. I guess he doesn’t think the GOP demise on the Hill has anything to do with the Republicans’ own terrible, inexcusable, pathetic, craven, cowardly, unprincipled, whore-ish behavior from 1998 through 2006 in full, and 2007 and 2008 in part. If he doesn’t think that, though, he’s delusional. Earmarks rising by something like 1800 percent (that’s off the top of my head, but I think it’s accurate). Domestic discretionary spending rising for eight years at well over twice the inflation rate. The prescription drug bill. The Farm Bills of 2002 and 2008. The K Street Project and all of Tom DeLay’s hardball tactics with lobbyists, his shakedowns (if you no hire one of our Republican guys, you no get access!), and his pork tradeoffs. Jack Abramoff. Rep. Foley. Scanlon. Duke Cunningham. Refusal to do any serious ethics reforms. Abandonment of Contract-with-America ethics rules, including the gift bans and the price limits on free food. And so on and so on and so on. Ineptness on top of ineptness, cravenness on top of cravenness, corruption on top of corruption.
Instead, these guys still are trying to pin all their misfortune on Karl Rove.
Excuse makers are morons.
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?
H/T to National Review Online