Saturday, May 14, 2005

The Pot's diversion technique: call the kettle black

Tom DeLay's exceptionally out of touch supporters staged a gala $250/plate to honor the ethically challenegd Congresman at the Capitol Hilton last night. When he took the stage last to address the crowd, Delay attacked Democrats for having
"No ideas. No leadership. No agenda. And, just in the last week, we can now add to that list, no class"
Reiterating the Republican response to Harry Reid's comment to Las Vegas HS students in which Reid called President Bush a loser:
"The man's father is a wonderful human being," Reid said in response to a question about President Bush's policies. "I think this guy is a loser. "I think President Bush is doing a bad job," he added to a handful of chuckles. "He's driving this country into bankruptcy," Reid said, referring to the deficit. "He's got us in this intractable war in Iraq where we now have about 1,600 American soldiers dead and another 15,000 injured."
While the comment wasn't respectful of the office of the President and unbecoming of a statesman (Reid later apologized), the statement was no more disrespectful of the President/Presidency than much of what the Republicans said about Clinton during his presidency (or any other Democrat they wanted to run down). Reid's statement was a sad sign of a man frustrated with our current system of the sound bite and the temper-tantrums being the center of focus as a method of diverting attention from the real issues. While unfortunate, at least Reid's statement was qualified and not incendiary like those made by Fundagelicals and their lapdogs (including DeLay) in response those ornery judges who rule on legal precedent instead of politicy party decree.

While the news outlets are focused on DeLay saying Dems have "no class," I'm much more fascinated by his statement that the Dems have "no agenda." Does that mean DeLay is finally admitting that Democrats (and their supporters) aren't fighting a war on Christianity now (we're obviously not forcing good fundagelicals into acts of sexual immorality as they, unlike the evil "anti-religion" dems, seem to be initiating those activities on their own)?!?


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