The party of corruption and liars is now also a party that protects sick and twisted pervs. For five years an elected sicko could sexually prey upon children while our renowned conservative Republican lawmakers, especially those from the so-called red states, who will utter "Christ is my savior" on demand, whenever necessary, covered up the evil. Tricky Dick suddenly looks innocent. And what is this nonsense about a Clinton impeachment over an affair? Where is Ken Starr when we need him? Ken, oh Ken, where are you??????
The mainstream media is all over the Foley story so I don't have to go there, thank goodness. I don't have the stomach to post stories about a middle aged perv who preys upon children who are supposedly under his mentorship. Excuse me while I vomit. LS
Ken sent a boatload of very interesting news today. LS
The last link on this page is to a video from a GOP-centered newscast. (Like we can find one that isn't these days.) Even those talking heads are suddenly very pessimistic about the GOP's chances next month. They make the point that every single GOP Speaker of the House since 1994 has resigned in disgrace. (They try to lump Dem Tom Foley in there, too, but Foley did not resign, he was beaten in his local election.)
Total Republican Collapse Imminent
by Chris Bowers, Mon Oct 02, 2006 at 08:21:50 PM EST
The last ten days have been amazing. Starting with Bill Clinton fighting back against Faux News, we have now seen:
The National Intelligence Estimate declare that the war in Iraq in increasing terrorism worldwide.
Colin Powell says he was fired.
Rice is on the verge of having to resign.
CONDI ON VERGE OF RESIGNING
Bill Frist says that the Taliban should rule Afghanistan
FRIST THINKS TALIBAN SHOULD RULE AFGHANISTAN
The White House met with Jack Abramoff 485 times, and had a huge amount of influence. (New emails revealed this morning show Abramoff talking about the coming Iraq war over a year before the invasion. Not if we invade, but that we will invade. -K)
HUGE ABRAMOFF INFLUENCE
Bob Woodward comes out with a book saying the Bush administration is lying about Iraq.
Droves of Republicans are under investigation for something.
REPUBLICANS UNDER INVESTIGATION
I'm sure that I am forgetting some stuff too. But there is this other thing that is going on:
For five years, most of the Republican leadership covered up for and protected a Republican congressman / sexual predator who was targeting young pages who worked on Capitol Hill. And the establishment media is saying just that.
GOP COVERS UP SEXUAL PREDATOR
GOP BLOCKS INVESTIGATIONS
GOP SAYS PERV INCIDENT UNIMPORTANT
The Republican House Leadership has been figuratively decapitated as a result, and now can't speak effectively on anything. (This may be the most important fact, in that the people whose job it was to retain a GOP congress are suddenly kinda busy and have little credibility. -K)
The Republican response has been to blame the pages, blame each other, block investigations, call the incident unimportant, blatant lying, and show once again just how homophobic and ignorant they really are. Because defenses like that really work.
GOP BLAMES PAGES
GOP BLAME ONE ANOTHER
And they did it all because they were worried it might cost them power.
GOP SAYS ANYTHING GOES TO CLING TO POWER
This meltdown has been breathtaking. Even before it started, Democrats were already on the brink of at least taking control, if not a huge wave election. Now, even taking the Senate seems entirely possible. At this point, who knows how bad things will get for Republicans in elections around the country. There is no way to hold off an onslaught like this when they were already in such a bad position. Even the generally cautious, uber-insider Hotline is now starting to see a wave:
Matt is right that Democrats in Congress once again showed how they are not an effective opposition party because of their weak campaign to stop the torture bill (although I disagree when he says they could have "easily" stopped" the bill with an effective campaign). However, I am starting to seriously think that that bill may be the last time we have to worry about ineffective opposition form Democrats in Congress. In the face of total Republican collapse, a good situation for Democrats is quickly turning into a rout. My only regret is that the election ends in five weeks instead of two weeks, because there may be enough time for Republicans to at least somewhat recover and keep the battle for control close. Right now, at least in the House, I don't think the battle for control is very close. There is just no way they can win in the face of this when they were already losing before it.
Please, someone pinch me to make sure that I am not dreaming. This is a total Republican collapse. The House of Representatives may now be ours to lose, but we need to make sure that we stay on the attack as much as possible, and not slack off for one second. (On the other hand, anything can happen. -K)
HOW FOX FAKE NEWS, I.E. THE PROPAGANDA ARM FOR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, WOULD HAVE REPORTED PERV GATE HAD THE PERP BEEN A DEMOCRAT LS
THIS IS A FOX NEWS ALERT! Again, we have a FOX NEWS ALERT! We have just learned that Florida DEMOCRAT, Congressman Limp Wrist, has been forced to resign his House seat, effective immediately. Again, this is BREAKING NEWS, it just happened a little while ago and we're working on getting all the details for you as soon as possible but since it's BREAKING NEWS we have to go with what we know so far. What we know is that, again, BREAKING NEWS HERE, several days ago, as we've been telling you all along, it came to light that DEMOCRAT Wrist has been corresponding via email, in some very suggestive, sexual ways, with a teenage BOY page at the Capitol. Not knowing how to handle the situation, since, after all, Wrist is a POWERFUL, INFLUENTIAL and PROMINENT DEMOCRAT, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and DEMOCRAT Chair of the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, the BOY wrote to another congressman, saying he was totally and completely "freaked out" and that what Wrist wrote made him downright "sick." Poor kid.
Our own Greta Van Sustren is on her way to the Capitol building right now and we hope to have a live feed from her in a few minutes. I'm also hearing in my ear that we are trying to get the BOY in for a live interview in the next few minutes -- again, we're working under BREAKING NEWS conditions here -- and we hope to have that LIVE INTERVIEW regarding this crisis for the House DEMOCRATS - for you in this hour. Stay with us. We'll get back to House DEMOCRAT leader Nancy Pelosi, we'll see what she knows about what appears to be developing into a sex scandal involving a House DEMOCRAT, later.
FOX FAUX NEWS AND PERV GATE