Thursday, December 02, 2004

Never miss an oppurtunity

I never miss an oppurtunity to point out the rank corruption that is the Republican party. Thanks to Slate, I don't have to. This article centers around the change in position for the GOP since the '94 takeover and Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America."

In 1994, Republicans ran on both substance and procedure. They wanted to change what Congress worked on, but they also wanted to change the way it worked. Many liberals thought the 1994 Congress had a salutary effect on the institution, but over time many of the reforms it instituted have been repealed or weakened, including term limits for the Speaker of the House and committee chairmen, and bans on corporate junkets and lobbyist-paid meals. The DeLay rule is just the latest example.
Very little is actually said of Tom DeLay himself, but you can't help but feel the slime oozing down as you remember he's the biggest Repub of them all and he's leading the pack.

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