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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:57 PM
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WP: Immoral Majority (great read!)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

What's the difference between the Republican Party then and the Republican Party now ? Here's an illustration: Richard Nixon was the president who established the Environmental Protection Agency. Tom "The Hammer" DeLay is the congressman who called the EPA a latter-day "Gestapo."

So pardon me for going way beyond schadenfreude to outright giddiness at the prospect that the Hammer will finally get nailed.

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What's the difference between the Republican Party then and the Republican Party now ? Here's an illustration: Richard Nixon was the president who established the Environmental Protection Agency. Tom "The Hammer" DeLay is the congressman who called the EPA a latter-day "Gestapo."

So pardon me for going way beyond schadenfreude to outright giddiness at the prospect that the Hammer will finally get nailed.

...more...

I give this one :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:05 AM
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1. Beat me to it. Yes, a great read
And many that I've often posted here. That the old Republican party was for small government, but otherwise stayed out of the most private areas of our lives. The representatives from the Northeast and from the Midwest are still like that - witness the treatment to Brown the other day.

But the new party - with boorish southerns and southeasterns - Gingrich, Lott, DeLay and the one who sobbed while solving a puzzle during the Roberts inquiry, Coburn? are the worst. They have no sense of history, of appropriateness, of the role of Congress and of the Supreme Court. They are just like hate radio that needs the feeling of inadequacy by, mostly, white young men, to flourish.

And, yes, this started with Reagan who embraced the religious wrong.
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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:12 AM
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2. Thought I'd never read anything like this, again.
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ngGale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:17 AM
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3. Excellent read...
at least Nixon and Reagan experienced humanity, a sense of being normal. Wasn't one, or both of the Nixon daughter's married at the WH? I remember Nancy Reagan being put down for her designer clothes and entertaining, but our current bunch is dead silent, socially. They give me the creeps.
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katsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:53 AM
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4. dead silent unless...
you're one of the annointed "haves" and "have mores". In that case you can can break your silence and laugh all the way to the bank.
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:23 AM
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5. Robinson has been dead on lately
His articles on racial issues, poverty, and New Orleans were terrific. I loved the closer from today's column:

"I like the irony that DeLay may end up a victim of hubris -- that his downfall may result from his efforts to perpetuate his awful legacy. But if it comes from the Abramoff probe or somewhere else, I won't complain. He doesn't even have to go to jail; he can just go back to killing bugs in Houston. Just as long as he goes. This will be a better country when that "former" in front of his title is permanent."

Telling truth to power.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:27 AM
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6. Whoops!
I just posted the same thing. Sorry for the dup post, but at least we got the article out!
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:33 PM
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7. Hi NewWaveChick1981!
Here's a belated Welcome to DU! :hi:

No harm in dupe posting (except we drive the mods crazy) :D
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:44 PM
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8. Recommended - excellent read
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