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Regreting Loyalty

GOP Members Rebel Against White House
By Chris Casey

As the 2006 interim elections approach and Bush’s approval ratings continue to drop (currently below %35), Republican members of congress are beginning to wonder if siding with the president on every issue was a bad idea. According to an article in Thursday’s Washington Post the Dubai Port debacle was the catalyst for an explosive release of pent up GOP frustration.

The White House at times has been “non-responsive and arrogant,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.). “There are a thousand small cuts,” he added, that are ignored when things are going well but “rear their heads when things are not going well.”

“Members felt they were willing to take a lot of tough votes and did not get much in return,” said Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), an early critic of the port deal.

-Washington Post

If you ask me, the Neo-Con ship hit the iceberg upon the discovery of the Downing Street Memo (if not before). Unfortunately for the Republicans, they waited far too long to jump ship as all the life vests and dingys are now submerged and inaccessible. Now all the GOP can do is pray they can swim long enough to survive the 2006 elections, or that rescue comes in the form of progress in Iraq (not likely).

In a way I pity poor Cousin George who thought he had friends on the Hill until they all stabbed him in the back over a deal that wasn’t really that big a threat to national security. It hurts being used, doesn’t it George?


March 17, 2006 - Posted by | The Progressive Movement

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