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The GOP Is Self-destructing

Tuesday, 11 April 2006 12:00 AM

We are living in a strange time.

We are witnessing a Presidency - and a Congress - self-destructing right before our eyes.

We see a GOP House Majority Leader resign and then decide not to run for re-election - all because he has so screwed things up with his greed for power that he has corrupted the Conservative Movement.

We see a twice-elected Republican President also self-destructing - because of his zeal to "get" Saddam Hussein that he took short-cuts with the truth. The result is a huge drop in his credibilty - with almost 60% of the American people thinking Mr. Bush "not honest or trustworthy."

And we see a Republican Party - with a solid majority of Americans finally on the same page on both economic and defense issues - frittering it all away. The deficit spending and huge trade deficits are a disgrace. Under Clinton, the GOP Congress had the guts to stand up to White House spending; but under President Bush, these folks have lost their convictions and are acting and spending like liberals!

What a shame it all is.

To hear Tom Delay wrap himself in ‘honor' and claim his resignation is to preserve the conservative movement is almost laughable. He and his cronies have severely damaged conservatism. The Abramoff Scandal shows GOP congressmen to be just as feckless as the liberal Democrats who controlled Congress for 40 years.

Whatever happened to the Republican Revolution of 12 years ago?

Well, it first morphed into the Gingrinch Revolution as Newt's ego got the best of him.

Then Delay took hold of it and went too far. Power and control became his obsession. And, as with any obsession, it got the best of him.

The same for President Bush. His obsession - from way before 9/11 - was to remove Saddam Hussein from power. A worthy goal indeed.

But Bush went too far too fast. Rather than letting the world catch up to us, he moved too quickly and fudged the truth about WMD and the real rationale for the War in Iraq.

The result is a morass that is ruining the Bush Presidency.

No objective observer can be optimistic that Iraq will ever end up as a peaceful democracy. (Not that that was ever stated as the reason for the invasion in the first place.)

Instead, Iraq is a precursor for the future in the Middle East: internecine religious, tribal and cultural strife against the background of a few rich haves and millions of poor and hopeless have-nots.

We can't rebuild New Orleans. How did we ever think we could - or should - re-build the Middle East?

Traditional conservatives have always believed in a few simple tenets:

1) A balanced federal budget;

2) A reduced role for the government in our daily lives;

3) Peace through strength.

Instead - under a supposedly conservative Republican president and Congress - we have runaway spending, a whopping 49%

Yet there is still some good news: the Democrats are so discredited after their own failed attempts to run this country that the majority of Americans don't want them either.

So what do they want?

Either a re-made GOP with new faces and new

The next year will tell us what direction our country is headed.

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