Thursday, October 13, 2005

Circle of Trust

NY Times columnist David Brooks gave an unusually reflective analysis of his fellow Republicans today:
"Republicans, who these days are as likely to be members of the corporate establishment as the evangelical establishment, are more suspicious of intellectuals and ideas, and more likely to believe that politics is about deal-making, loyalty and power. You know you are in establishment Republican circles when the conversation is bland but unifying. You know you are in conservative circles when it is interesting but divisive."David Brooks
DeNiroMy guess is that now that Bush has come out in defense of Miers based mainly on her religion it appears (or is that just to appease the religious extremists?), she will soon withdraw her nomination, and Bush will be forced to pick someone outside his "circle of trust".
With the Republicans "on the ropes" now that their corruption has been exposed, watch out for more unethical tactics like those used in the 2000 and 2004 elections.
Republicans will not go down without a fight, in fact I suspect that they will continue to try to win at whatever the cost. They are devoted to staying in power even if the public opinion polls are against them.Dempsey
Don't forget we still haven't resolved the election issues yet. Remember that former Sen. Max Cleland (D-GA) had a 7 point advantage going into the voting booth in 2002 and still lost due to electronic voting.

Oh my God!
Report Says White House Ignored CIA report on post-Invasion Chaos


P.S.: I had to remove commenting on this blog since I keep getting blog-spam.