This is a response post to Jon Fleischman’s Flash Report Commentary yesterday.Ã‚Â
I would have posted sooner, but I’m in frigid Minneapolis on business.Ã‚Â Please read the post for yourself.Ã‚Â
Jon’s commentary, much like that of those commentators from Fox News and the Hugh Hewitt program, basically believe that its not that the Democrats won, but that Republicans lost on their own.Ã‚Â And the sole reason Jon points to is the out of control spending and earmarks done by the Republican majority in the House and Senate.
And Jon is only partially right.Ã‚Â The high spending, earmarks, Republican only lobbyists on K Street and ballooning budget deficits and national debt did play a role in the Democratic victory last November.
Jon forgot to mention Iraq.
Jon forgot to mention Abramoff.
Jon forgot to mention the Domestic Surveillence program that extends to phone calls, tax returns and personal mail.
Jon forgot to mention Mark Foley and the ineptitude of the GOP leadership in dealing with his overly friendly IMs.
Jon forgot the Republicans debacle in Hurricane Katrina.
Jon forgot to mention Duke Cunningham, and Bob Ney, and Tom DeLay…
Jon forgot to mention the leak of Valerie Plame’s name (and if she wasn’t covert, my GOP friends, why has the CIA forbid her to write about her undercover work for the CIA).
Jon forgot to mention a lot of things.
Funny, Jon still regards Republicans as the protectors of liberty and freedom. Except of course if you are gay or an immigrant.Ã‚Â And I don’t see a plan to expand the federal government as part of Speaker Pelosi’s plans. She sure can’t grow the federal government faster than President Bush has….