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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:34 PM
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WaPo: "Immoral Majority"
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Immoral Majority

By Eugene Robinson

Friday, September 30, 2005

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.

It may be too much to hope that the former House majority leader -- and how good it feels to write "former" -- will actually be convicted and do jail time. The indictment for criminal conspiracy returned by a Texas grand jury on Wednesday is for alleged campaign finance violations that are the rough equivalent of money laundering, which is not the easiest crime to prove in court.

But DeLay's problems are bigger than Texas. His golf-buddy relationship with Jack Abramoff, a fat-cat lobbyist under federal indictment, will face months of scrutiny. DeLay's resignation from the House leadership is supposed to be temporary, but Republicans ignored his wishes and picked a strong successor who could serve out the rest of this Congress if necessary. Clearly they believe their former leader will be distracted for some time.

Which makes me feel like it's morning again in America
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:37 PM
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1. "...Which makes me feel like it's morning again in America..."..
wish I felt that way. The sun may be rising but there is a huge black cloud bank on the horizon.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:47 PM
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3. yes, i wish...
i felt that way also.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:10 PM
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4. It almost would be an occasion for celebration
If only so much death, destruction and waste hadn't gone before.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 02:21 PM
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5. yeah...
and i'm afraid still more to come.
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:39 PM
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2. great article!
:bounce:
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Tomee450 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:01 PM
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6. Good column.
Delay behaved like a dictator. He and his friends changed the atmosphere in Congress into one of great hostility between the two sides.
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:05 AM
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7. kick
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