Monday, May 15, 2006

The Grand Canyon Isn't Big Enough

But it is a good start. The Republican party is going to fracture, it has no choice. Conservatives did not get what they wanted. Spending is out of control and the party is completely out of step with the people on most issues.
Divide Is Sharpening Among Republicans: "The breach in congressional leadership has been especially stark in the past two weeks. As the Senate returns to the immigration issue this week, House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said House Republicans will not agree to any plan granting illegal immigrants a path to citizenship that does not require them first to return to their home countries. House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) dismissed Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's proposed $100 rebate for gasoline as 'insulting' and 'stupid.' And House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) declared a Senate-passed, $109 billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hurricane relief and a bevy of home-state pet projects 'dead on arrival.'

Hastert even parted company with Frist (R-Tenn.) last week on President Bush's nomination of Gen. Michael V. Hayden to head the CIA. Hastert asserted, 'I don't think a military guy should be head of CIA, frankly,' even as Frist called him 'the ideal man for the job.'

'People are frustrated. They really are,' said Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), who noted he is constantly hearing from conservative constituents who question why a Republican Party that controls the White House, House and Senate so often repudiates conservative goals .

Congressional leaders say recent clashes were individual policy disputes, not a sign of broader friction between the two bodies. 'There is no tension,' Boehner said. 'You have got two different institutions, two different rhythms, and while there are always going to be some differences, if you look at Senate Republicans, you will see us agreeing on many of the same principles.'"
If you count not liking Democrats and only rewarding the haves and have mores, you could say that you agree on many things. But that is no way to run a country or a government. The current ruling party is blinded by the power, which is what happens when you have no checks and balances.

They need a reality check. Fast.

Don't anybody give it to them, we need a fresh breath of air in Congress. At least.

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