Friday, May 12, 2006

The incomparable Jay Cost had a fantastic column yesterday on the constant, springtime drum beat about the "generic congressional ballot". Check it out.

Bottom line: Republicans may be in trouble, but it's far too early for the Demos to begin impeachment hearings yet.

And by the way ... If you think the foregoing paragraph depicting the end result of Demo control is a little strong, think again. Indeed, for those who are cheering for a change of power in Washington, be careful of what you ask for. Speaker Hastert may not be Newt and the Contract. But I like him better than Speaker Pelosi. Don't you?

And just wait until Greenjeans gets a hold of the Senate.

No, let's have two years of complete chaos and destroy the country in the meantime. Then, we'll get it fixed. I've got a better idea. Let's pray for widespread earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes. And let's sprinkle in a terrorist attack or two. That way, we can get all this rotten infrastructure repaired.

Okay, so maybe you don't think Pelosi and co. would do this? But I see no basis for faith in them. If people are not willing to see anything good in the Republicans, they can't simultaneously ask for blind faith in the Demos, in spite of all the evidence that such faith would be misplaced.

My action plan? I think we need to prod Republicans to act like they believe their stated agenda. If they do so, we'll all be better off, both now and in November.