Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Republicans have reason to worry - Indystar

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU
 
rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:05 AM
Original message
Republicans have reason to worry - Indystar
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/2005...

Our position: House leadership increasingly shows signs that it's arrogant and out of touch.

The word from Washington is that Republicans who have been in control of the U.S. House for the past 11 years are worried about their prospects in next year's midterm elections. They should be.


And not only because Majority Leader Tom DeLay was indicted this week on charges that he violated Texas election laws. DeLay, who has stepped aside from his leadership post at least temporarily, hasn't been convicted of anything yet, and there's plenty of reason to be skeptical about the strength of the indictment, instigated by a local Democratic prosecutor, Ronnie Earle. It's worth noting that Earle brought charges in 1993 against U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas. A judge threw the case out of court, and the same outcome may well await the DeLay indictment...

...House Republicans' problems, however, neither start nor end with DeLay. The leadership in particular has been sending the same type of arrogant and out-of-touch signals that cost Democrats their majority in 1994. Witness the dressing-down Indiana's Mike Pence recently suffered from House Speaker Dennis Hastert for daring to observe that federal spending is out of control.

Smart Republicans, both in the House and elsewhere, should take the DeLay indictment as a warning. Either live and govern by the principles that supposedly guide the party or prepare to lose power.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Editorials & Other Articles Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC