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Monday, May 08, 2006

More on the 6th

--posted by Tony Garcia on 5/08/2006

First, welcome to all of the people coming from City Pages' Blog, Shot in the Dark, King Banaian and many other places.

I am guessing the anti-Bachmann crowds (from the ethics-over-party segment of the Right and from the Left) are expecting some more scathing words from here. I will say that I am trying to follow up on a lead I was given. If it comes through it will result in an interview that will be a very big story in the election. Until that story either falls through or comes through there will be little from me about Bachmann.

You all know my reasons for thinking Bachmann does not deserve the vote of any ethics-supporting person. Some of you let your partisanship overwhelm your ethical center and ignore the facts. Instead you choose to attack the dissenter. I expect that. It is the new page of the GOP playbook (well, I saw it added last year by Kennedy supporters and Eibensteiner supporters, so 'new' is relative).

What I will say quickly is to Mitch's post.
We're at war. We're also nursing a strong, vibrant economic recovery. Both of them can and will go straight to hell if the Democrats and their "happy to pay for a better _____" take over the House. For all their caterwauling about Bush's deficits, a Democrat Congress (and we're not talking Clinton/Lieberman/DLC Demcrats, these days - remember that!) would drag us back to the glory days of Tip O'Neill faster than you can say "national malaise".
Sorry, the responsibility of the delegates was to take that kind of stuff into consideration. Electability I believe is the general category. Ethics is another major category (one that the GOP has been casting aside recently). Each candidate was asked if there was anything in their backgrounds, past or present, that would embarrass the GOP should it be made public. Bachmann answered "No" and the committee knew that was a lie. They had the opportunity to not forward Bachmann's name for endorsement and from what my source inside that committee reported that was close to happening. The only reason it didn't was for fear of their own personal safety the exact wording was, "we would not make it out of this building alive", and was mostly toungue in cheek. I don't think they actually meant they'd be killed.

You had the chance to put forward a candidate that did not have the baggage--most of which you already knew about. Instead the GOP endorsed Bachmann and with it lost a good number of conservative supporters.

There is a danger in Speaker Pelosi actually coming to fruition. If that happens it is not my fault, but the fault of the endorsing convention.

7 Comments:

Blogger Swiftee said...

Pfft.

See what happens when you endorse pandering, left-wing opportunists Tony?

A nice juicy City Pages atta-boy....you've arrived baby!

Congratulations on your conversion and my sincere hope that sharpening your cranium to a point doesn't hurt as much as they say.

BTW, Did CP send you an eightball of meth to celebrate with? I hear they're real big proponents.

May 08, 2006  
Blogger Tony said...

I find it hilarious that a person who stands for principles over a political party gets such, uh, warm comments from the "party of principles".

The fact is left-wingers are taking the opportunity to use the criticisms of a hard-right conservative/federalist about a piss-poor candidate with ethical issues. Way it goes. If the party-over-principle partisans of the GOP don't like that they should select better candidates.

May 08, 2006  
Blogger Swiftee said...

"...the criticisms of a hard-right conservative/federalist.."

Uh, yeah sure.

Seriously "Tony"; fess up..you one of Eva Young's alias's aren't you.

C'mon out of there Eva, you've been smoked.

May 09, 2006  
Blogger Tony said...

Swiftee,
Listen to the show sometime. If you still think that I'm NOT a conservative then, well, you have issues. I mean, issues beyond what everyone is already saying.

May 09, 2006  
Blogger Marty said...

You're Eva Young, Tony?

You could have at least told me.

May 09, 2006  
Blogger Tony said...

You must have missed the "I am Eva" signs in my house.

May 09, 2006  
Blogger lloydletta said...

That's news to me too Tony.

May 09, 2006  

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