Hold Them to the “Contract With America”

In 1994, Republicans swept into Congress from its famous “Contract with America.”

Here’s an excerp: 

“….after four decades of one-party control, to bring to the House a new majority that will transform the way Congress works. That historic change would be the end of government that is too big, too intrusive, and too easy with the public’s money. It can be the beginning of a Congress that respects the values and shares the faith of the American family.

Like Lincoln, our first Republican president, we intend to act “with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right. To restore accountability to Congress. To end its cycle of scandal and disgrace. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves.”

The Contract was signed by all 367 Republican candidates for federal office on the steps of the Capitol.  They pledged: “If we break this Contract, throw us out.”

 Now the contract called for ten bills to be sent to the House and in that respect, they did adhere to the Contract with America.  But on the pledge to restore accountability to Congress and end the cycle of disgrace and scandal, they haven’t come close. 

 You heard them.  Throw them out.

Time for a change.  Vote Democrat.

And then we might find out when a shredding service truck was spotted at Vice President Cheney’s residence this week.

 

  2 comments for “Hold Them to the “Contract With America”

  1. Elroy El
    November 1, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    Dan,

    When the time is right. You need to put this in a comments section on the OC Blog.

    “Throw them Out”.

  2. November 2, 2006 at 1:52 am

    The current crop of Corporatocratic NeoCon-Artist Republicans have lost the support of a lot of old-school conservatives as well. The fiscal irresponsibility, infringement on civil liberties, violation of the Constitution, suspension of Habeas Corpus, advocacy of torture, and the war in Iraq have bought them a lot of opposition from within their own party. A number of Conservatives, such as Andrew Sullivan, state publicsly they’d like the Republicans to lose, simply to get the Bush Corruptocracy out of power.

    EconomicPopulistForum

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