spc wrote: stockingfull wrote:
Which of the GOP crook Speakers are you pining for? Newt "Impeach Clinton for philandering while I'm philandering" Gingrich? David "I almost was Speaker but I was also a philanderer" Livingston? Denny "Look the other way while Mark Foley was diddling with the pages" Hastert? How about good ol' leader Tom "let's illegally reapportion Texas while I'm golfing at St. Andrews with Abramoff" DeLay?
Smart guy, Newt, no doubt. But highly corrosive; the '94 "Republican Revolution" was his brainchild, and most mark it as the beginning of the hyper-partisanship which voters have been turning away from since 2006. After so long in the minority, Newt might have been understood for wanting to "break some china" in taking control of Congress. And he sure did.
But, as it turned out, his boyz turned out to be not one bit more ethical in their use of that power than the Democrats had been; not only did they prove just as corrupt and partisan, they abandoned the truly conservative principles that they'd run on and, once they got a President of their own party, set records for spending our money.
Thankfully, it'll soon be over. Just look at the voter turnout and money raised this primary season.