Carol Platt Liebau: Real Straight Talk

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Real Straight Talk

Mark Steyn offers the GOP a well-deserved excoriation.

[T]he Hastert-McCain Congress is now the complete inversion of what it's meant to be: They won't exercise their right to brave honest debate but they will claim the right for congressmen to keep evidence of crime and corruption in their offices without having to be bound by footling piffle like court-ordered search warrants.

Sad, ironic and true. That being said, they're still better than the Democrats -- or at least, many of their principles are (if they'd only live up to them).

5 Comments:

Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

So you're saying that because I hold leftist beliefs I am worse than corrupt?

Are we terrorists to you?

4:34 PM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

Which Republican principles are those? The lying? The cheating? The looting? The torture? The secret prisons? The imperial presidency? The spying on American citizens? The tax breaks for the ultra-rich?

Seems to me this congress fully embodies all the great Republican principles.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Wrabkin,

If those were truly Republican principles, I'd hate them too!

Lying and Cheating seem to be vices common to all mankind of all political persuasions.

Looting? I'm assuming you're referring to the federal budget. I'm ashamed of Republican behavior in that regard myself.

Torture? Secret prisons? Do you have some facts besides unsubstantiated claims?

Imperial Presidency? That's laughable! Saddam's was an imperial presidency. Castro's is an imperial presidency. If you can't see the difference, you are doomed to years of political defeat.

Spying on American citizens? What are you talking about?!?!? Do you really want the Democrats to run on a platform that openly promises NOT to seek to intercept terrorist communications? I'd like it if they did. At least that would be a rare example of truth in political advertising.

Tax breaks for the ultra-rich and the ultra-poor and everyone in between. That sounds fair to me. Besides, that policy seems to have turned the sagging Clinton economy into a thriving Bush economy. I'd stay away from that argument if you want to win friends and influence people.

8:07 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

The sagging Clinton economy...

You really do have to disconnect yourself from all reality to support this administration, don't you?

9:19 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Nope. I just have to be familiar with the facts.

10:12 AM  

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