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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:05 PM
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The Hill: A bad year for the party just got a whole lot worse
A bad year just got worse for the Republican Party when Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) was indicted yesterday.

Since House Republicans slightly expanded their majority in 2004, they have run into one political stumbling block after another, and DeLays indictment is just the latest bout of intrigue that has created a political climate not seen since 1994, when Republicans ended the Democrats 40-year rule of the House and won control of the Senate.

Were going through a rough patch, said a rank-and-file Republican lawmaker. Im more worried about Bushs poll numbers. The concern about DeLay is: Does it disrupt our internal unity and focus?

http://www.thehill.com/thehill/export/TheHill/News/Fron...

See, Bugman? They don't care. About you either.
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:19 PM
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1. It Couldn't Happen To A Nicer Group Of Folks
eom
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:21 PM
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2. greed is their motivator--greed for money, power, influence. ect ect.


......Since House Republicans slightly expanded their majority in 2004, they have run into one political stumbling block after another, and DeLays indictment is just the latest bout of intrigue that has created a political climate not seen since 1994, when Republicans ended the Democrats 40-year rule of the House and won control of the Senate.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:31 PM
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7. and the 232 seats in the House is not such a great majority
Democrats have had 305 seats at times. (33-37 / 65-67)
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:26 PM
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3. Now thats's interesting ...

The concern about DeLay is whether his indictment disrupts party unity. Not whether he's guilty. Not whether his alledged actions indicate a need to vet their own leaders more thoroughly. Nothing about making certain individual party members maintain the high standards of "morality" they claim to represent. No, the thing he's worried about is whether Republicans can maintain unity.

One might reasonably assume "unity" by this person's standards means continuing to maintain a chronic state of absolute denial of reality.

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joanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:27 PM
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4. Understatement of the year
"going through a rough patch"

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:30 PM
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6. "It's only a flesh wound"
Ni!
:)
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:30 PM
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5. Yup, ya got that right...its all about their power and how to maintain
it....Those that get caught for this/that...fuck, damage control steps in...protect the Base of Haves and Have Mores....
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:52 PM
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8. K & R
That's gonna leave a mark. Ouch.

Gotta love these snippets:

"Polling data for President Bush and the Republican Party appear grim."

"White House press secretary Scott McClellan said yesterday that Bush still considers DeLay an effective leader."
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Yeah, guys, the belligerent stance is really working.

Let's roll.

Bring it on.

Mission accomplished.

Mushroom cloud. :nuke:

Game over?

He-he
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