Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Republican Leadership Falling Apart

With Republican Rep. Tom DeLay knee deep in legal problems, the Republican House Leadership is having difficulty keeping all their party members in line. The Hill has the story. As we approach the November 2006 elections, Republicans will start positioning themselves to try to gain favor with the voting public.

However, in my humble opinion, it will be difficult for Republicans to win back the affection and support of the American people. With their scandals, and support for this administration's failing policies (anti-environment, against increasing the minimum wage, the poor Katrina response, and the lack of an Iraq exit strategy), they'll definitely find that many people simply are not interested in their party platform and their lack of ethics.

>>>In other news, MSNBC has information that the Pentagon has been spying and collecting information on anti-war groups in our country. To tell you the truth, I am not surprised that this is happening again. It happened before during the Viet Nam war, and as we know, history repeats itself. Here is an excerpt:

The DOD database obtained by NBC News includes nearly four dozen anti-war meetings or protests, including some that have taken place far from any military installation, post or recruitment center. One “incident” included in the database is a large anti-war protest at Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles last March that included effigies of President Bush and anti-war protest banners. Another incident mentions a planned protest against military recruiters last December in Boston and a planned protest last April at McDonald’s National Salute to America’s Heroes — a military air and sea show in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The Fort Lauderdale protest was deemed not to be a credible threat and a column in the database concludes: “US group exercising constitutional rights.” Two-hundred and forty-three other incidents in the database were discounted because they had no connection to the Department of Defense — yet they all remained in the database...