Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Sorry, Groucho. I just had to do it.

I have been a fan of the Marx brothers for as long as I have known of them. The beginning of Duck Soup has a number sung by Groucho (as Rufus T. Firefly) which best describes my thoughts on a House of Representatives with Nancy Pelosi as speaker (include Harry Reid as Senate Majority leader if that comes about as well):

The last guy nearly wrecked this place
He didn't know what to do with it
If you think this place is bad off now
Just wait til I get through with it

dr. Rusty Shackleford in The Jawa Report: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House could not have said it for me better. I can only add, all you "conservative core Republicans" who aided and abetted this by staying home to "teach them a lesson" Didn't we do that in the 90's with Clinton when some voted for Perot...TWICE?
I cannot agree with Michelle Malkin (aty least not unqualified agreement) that conservatism did not lose. While a number of conservative referenda passed the legislators who will be working to overturn them now hold the majority. Their majority is not veto-proof (at least not without help from RINOs like the ones who stayed home yesterday) Let's face it, is the loss of Lincoln Chafee a sad thing for the GOP? Maybe congressional Republicans will reexamine the way they choose leaders and choose some with spines made of something more substantial than a chocolate eclaire. Heck, maybe a number will grow spines of any kind. They made a grievous tactical error early on by trying to "play nice" with the dams. Maybe they will wake up now.

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