Friday, November 10, 2006

The Democratic Circus Begins!

Cue the carnival music, please! It only takes the Democratic Party 48 hours after an electoral victory to live down to their basest instincts:

A Mississippi congressman says Rep. Charles Rangel (
news, bio, voting record) of New York owes the Southern state an apology, and he asks if insults are what Mississippi should expect when Democrats take over leadership in Congress.

Rangel, a Democrat, was quoted in The New York Times on Thursday saying: "Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?"
Rangel said he didn't intend to insult the state, but Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss., issued a sharp statement criticizing the choice of words.

"I hope his remarks are not the kind of insults, slander and defamation that Mississippians will come to expect from the Democrat leadership in Washington, D.C.," Pickering said.

Elbert Garcia, a Rangel spokesman in New York, sent The Associated Press a response from Rangel: "I certainly don't mean to offend anyone.
I just love New York so much that I can't understand why everyone wouldn't want to live here."

That's it in a nutshell, of course - a New York liberal who cannot fathom that life exists west of the Hudson River; and can't understand why all good-minded people do not share his views of government, and the world. Unless, of course, they are not really good-minded...

And remember yesterday, when I spoke about how the Democrat's urges to raise taxes was almost sexual in nature? Well, here is another dark urge from the closet that they could not resist:

The Democratic congressman who will investigate the Bush administration's running of the government says there are so many areas of possible wrongdoing, his biggest problem will be deciding which ones to pursue.

There's the response to Hurricane Katrina, government contracting in Iraq and on homeland security, political interference in regulatory decisions by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration, and allegations of war profiteering, Rep. Henry Waxman (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif., told the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

"I'm going to have an interesting time because the Government Reform Committee has jurisdiction over everything," Waxman said Friday, three days after his party's capture of Congress put him in line to chair the panel. "The most difficult thing will be to pick and choose."

Didn't Nancy Pelosi assure us that the Democratic House would not be one of endless investigations and impeachment committees? Does she have that little control over her liberal minions, or was she just lying to our faces all along?

Bah, who cares....let them turn the House into a circus, and let 2008 be a referendum on whether they should be allowed to continue their behavior. If the Republicans can get their "house" in order and field a strong Presidential candidate, playtime for the demented left will be mercifully short...

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