Total Republican Collapse Imminent
by Chris Bowers, Mon Oct 02, 2006 at 04:21:50 PM EDT
- The National Intelligence Estimate declare that the war in Iraq in increasing terrorism worldwide
- Colin Powell say he was fired
- Rice is on the verge of having to resign.
- Bill Frist say that the Taliban should rule Afghanistan
- The White House met with Jack Abramoff 485 times, and had a huge amount of influence.
- Bob Woodward comes out with a book saying the Bush administration is lying about Iraq.
- Droves of Republicans are under investigation for something.
- For five years, most of the Republican leadership covered up for and protected a Republican congressman / sexual predator who was targeting young pages who worked on Capitol Hill. And the establishment media is saying jus that.
- The Republican House Leadership has been figuratively decapitated as a result, and now can't speak effectively on anything.
- The Republican response has been to blame the pages, blame each other, block investigations, call the incident unimportant, blatant lying, and show once again just how homophobic and ignorant they really are. Because defenses like that really work.
- And they did it all because they were worried it might cost them power.
Matt is right that Democrats in Congress once again showed how they are not an effective opposition party because of their weak campaign to stop the torture bill (although I disagree when he says they could have "easily" stopped" the bill with an effective campaign). However, I am starting to seriously think that that bill may be the last time we have to worry about ineffective opposition form Democrats in Congress. In the face of total Republican collapse, a good situation for Democrats is quickly turning into a rout. My only regret is that the election ends in five weeks instead of two weeks, because there may be enough time for Republicans to at least somewhat recover and keep the battle for control close. Right now, at least in the House, I don't think the battle for control is very close. There is just no way they can win in the face of this when they were already losing before it.
Please, someone pinch me to make sure that I am not dreaming. This is a total Republican collapse. The House of Representatives may now be ours to lose, but we need to make sure that we stay on the attack as much as possible, and not slack off for one second.