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:

10. When you pass a Republican in the hall and say “Foley,” they run away crying for their priest.
9. A spot in front of the Capitol building is being reserved for the crane to move Hastert’s fat ass out of the Speaker’s office.
8. Restaurants in Eastern Market are substituting their beef with elephant meat.
7. Republican resumes are stacking up in the Office of Personnel Management.
6. Gay cruise and vacation packages out of DC are booked starting November 8th.
5. Hastert is checking the Rules of the House of Representatives to determine whether as Speaker, he was ever supposed to listen.
4. Rumsfeld has been inviting Democrats to attend his parties (this is actually true, I spoke to his secretary this week).
3. Street vendors are selling bumper stickers that say “left : right : wrong” (that should take you back to your SAT days).
2. When “GOP” is mentioned to the press, they are unsure whether it means “Grand Ole Party” or “Gay Old Perverts.”
1. Pages are smiling again.

  1. I remember when you wrote about the ideas or concepts of the politics you were involved with. Now it just sounds like hateful barbs.

    Sounds like you’re one Democrat who really believes more in the party system than the way government should be working. Tsk tsk.

  2. John on October 22, 2006 at 8:47 am said:

    I remember when you wrote about the ideas or concepts of the politics you were involved with. Now it just sounds like hateful barbs.

    Sounds like you’re one Democrat who really believes more in the party system than the way government should be working. Tsk tsk.

    You said exactly what I was feeling. He’s starting to sound like a liberal Rush Limbaugh.

    What I want to know, however, is what exactly will be accomplished with a Democratic-controlled Congress with a Republican president? Just think: Clinton accomplished nothing because of the Republican-controlled Congress, and the same will happen to Bush. Then, should the Democrats gain control, they, like the Republicans did during the Clinton terms, will be bitching because nothing is getting done. Only this time, it will be Bush’s fault, like everything else is. And once this happens, we are going to be subjected to more of Dave’s asinine “articles” saying how Bush should die a slow, miserable death.

    I really think I should just start skipping over his posts, because they get me all hot and bothered.

  3. I also want to apologize for the rantage…

  4. becca on October 22, 2006 at 1:48 pm said:

    I really think I should just start skipping over his posts, because they get me all hot and bothered.

    They’re the only ones you comment on! LOL

  5. I don’t really know much about American Politics. Or just plain politics for that matter. I don’t know exactly how true Michael Moore’s book – “Stupid White Men” is, but if the book was so, George W. Bush is one of the worst figures in Politics.

  6. John on October 22, 2006 at 8:26 pm said:

    becca on October 22, 2006 at 1:48 pm said:

    I really think I should just start skipping over his posts, because they get me all hot and bothered.

    They’re the only ones you comment on! LOL

    I comment on other ones too (sometimes)!

  7. John on October 22, 2006 at 8:26 pm said:
    They’re the only ones you comment on! LOL

    I’d comment on these entries, but by the time I’m done with PolSci, I’m done with politics for the day/month/year.

    This entry did remind me to fill out my absentee ballot this week though – thanks !