I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Monday, April 23, 2007

A permanent Republican minority?

How much longer can the Republicans in the House and the Senate continue to support the insanity that is the Bush/Cheney administration? There is almost universal agreement that Alberto Gonzales had a miserable time in the Senate hearings last week the adolescent in the White House, George W. Bush, had this to say:
President Bush this morning stood by his beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Bush said Gonzales “gave a very candid assessment” and “answered every answer he could possibly answer, honestly answer, in a way that increased my confidence in his ability to do his job.” He concluded, “Some senators didn’t like his explanation, but he answered as honestly as he could.”
And then there is Iraq.
Reid: Congress will endorse Iraq pullout
Legislation also sets goal of complete pullout by April 1, 2008
WASHINGTON - Defying a fresh veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass legislation within days requiring the start of a troop withdrawal from Iraq by Oct. 1, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday.

The legislation also sets a goal of a complete pullout by April 1, 2008, he said.
And Bush reacts as expected.
Bush reaffirms rejecting timetable
Reid spoke a few hours after Bush said he will reject any legislation along the lines of what Democrats will pass. "I will strongly reject an artificial timetable (for) withdrawal and/or Washington politicians trying to tell those who wear the uniform how to do their job," the president said.

Bush made his comments to reporters in the Oval Office as he met with senior military leaders, including his top general in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus.
Bush continues with the happy spin while Iraq continues to literally go down in flames as a result of his administration's non-policy.
69 Dead in Bombings, Shootings;
Al-Maliki Stops Wall-building at Adhamiya

The longer the Republicans stick with Bush the more likely it is they will be an insignificant party after 2008. The corporate interests cannot be looking forward to the prospect of a large Democratic majority and if they haven't already one would expect they they would start putting pressure on the Republicans soon.

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