Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Republican In-Fighting in Congress

Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times writes about the deepening split among Republicans in the U.S. Congress over the federal budget ... between those (especially in the House) who have discovered the euphoria of huge deficit spending and principally four Republican senators who say "we've got to pay for all this spending" -- John McCain of Arizona, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, and Lincoln Chaffee of Rhode Island.

And it's gotten nasty, with Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert recently trashing John McCain in terms that remind us of the recent North Carolina Republican Party's purging of state house co-speaker Robert Morgan. They don't even have enough sense to practice the first rule of Fight Club: that there IS no Fight Club.

Don't the angels weep when Republicans kick each other in the shins? So many angels, so many tears!

The party that prided itself on NOT being tax-and-spenders ends up with all the reins of power and coincidentally drives us into a fiscal ditch the likes of which we ain't seen before. The only people getting rich were already rich before all this started, or else they're no-bid contractors rebuilding the Glorious Democratic Republic of Iraq.

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