2006
10.22

We’re just a couple of weeks from the end of the Republican reign in Congress, and walking the halls of Cannon House Office Building and the underground tunnels of the Capitol, I am starting to see subtle signs of a change in attitude on the part of Republican staffers. The usual “holier than thou” attitude has disappeared and has been replaced with one of concern, nerves, and even… dare I say it… fear. Since my friends on the right have been using fear as a tool for political submission for years now, it is only appropriate that they feel it now as they make their last ditch efforts to save their political lives.

In any case, to illustrate the changes I have noticed, here are the Top 10 signs that the Republican Party is about to become the minority in Congress:

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2006
10.15

We’re 23 days from the end of the Republican reign in Congress, and with the Foley scandal expanding and the hypocrisy of the “conservative” movement being exposed by the day, it’s time for a Hail Mary.

Karl Rove sends in the play through the headset to quarterback GW, with fullback Dennis Hastert ready to block. It’s a four-wide scheme, sending Bill Frist, Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld to the end zone for that one final chance to salvage a win. This, my friends, is the not the Hail Mary play though… it’s the Clinton fumbleroosky!

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2006
10.08

House Speaker Dennis HastertAs I sat in my office on Capitol Hill on Thursday, watching House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s [pictured] press conference to “accept responsibility” for the scandal with former Congressman Mark Foley, it became very clear that he was accepting responsibility the same way President Bush does: be sorry for the fact that the event happened, and then find every other possible person to lay blame on.

So, should it be a shock to anyone that Hastert laid the blame for this scandal on the Democrats?

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