Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Republican Breakdown---By David S. Broder

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 » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:05 PM
Original message
Republican Breakdown---By David S. Broder
Republican Breakdown

By David S. Broder
Friday, March 10, 2006; Page A19

At the beginning of this year, or even a month ago, no one would have guessed that a routine business transaction between two foreign-based firms would prove to be the lever for breaking up the governing Republican coalition in Washington.

But that is exactly what happened in the eruption of political protest over the proposed takeover of cargo operations at six U.S. ports by Dubai Ports World from the London-based Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co.

Congressional Republicans, spurred by what members describe as a wave of grass-roots protest, were poised to block the sale despite President Bush's insistence that it be allowed to go forward. Yesterday the Dubai company said it would pull out of the American ports deal.

Before that, the conflict brought to the surface deep-seated resentments from the Capitol end of Pennsylvania Avenue toward the people around the president -- and, surprisingly, toward Bush himself. The harmony that had prevailed during most of Bush's tenure -- the deference that a Republican-controlled Congress has generally shown to his wishes -- disappeared. Even the normal circumspection with which congressional Republicans treat the White House withered in the unexpected heat of this dispute.

Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia, a committee chairman, told The Post, "This is probably the worst administration ever in getting Congress's opinion on anything."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:12 PM
Response to Original message
1. keep in mind
an attorney in Austin TEXAS (a state many seem to enjoy trashing for no good reason) brought Federal Charges against DeLay. They lost their strong arm. He isn't leader any more. There to intimidate and blackmail Republicans with bribe money. They are free to roam. Go, pubs, GO! Get that traitor. Let's let them be on our side for now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:13 PM
Response to Original message
2. Spurred by a wave of grass-roots protest my ass.
More like spurred by an election year.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. Exactumundo. n/t
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:21 PM
Response to Original message
3. Spurred
by falling poll numbers in an election year. They seek to distance themselves from the object of America's disillusionment.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:40 PM
Response to Original message
5. HA! Grass-roots protest?!?
Dream on you fucking lizard! :eyes:


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:49 PM
Response to Original message
6. So which Republican faction are you in David?
?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:05 PM
Response to Original message
7. But the're still happy to write new laws to order for Bush
when he feels like breaking one of the old ones.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Sep 18th 2014, 10:53 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) 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