November 18, 2006

Good Riddance

Good Riddance To The Gingrichites
Really, it's just a simple thesis: The men who ran the Republican Party in the House of Representatives for the past 12 years were a group of weirdos. [..]

Politicians in this country get a bad rap. For the most part, they are like any high-achieving group in America, with roughly the same distribution of pathologies and virtues. But the leaders of the GOP House didn't fit the personality profile of American politicians, and they didn't deviate in a good way. It was the Chess Club on steroids.

The iconic figures of this era were Newt Gingrich, Richard Armey and Tom Delay. They were zealous advocates of free markets, low taxes and the pursuit of wealth; they were hawks and often bellicose; they were brutal critics of big government.

Yet none of these guys had success in capitalism. None made any real money before coming to Congress. None of them spent a day in uniform. And they all spent the bulk of their adult careers getting paychecks from the big government they claimed to despise.
Go read the rest of Dick Meyer, the editorial director of CBSNews, article.

It is a little bit too late to point out the obvious about the GOP leadership, their damage to America is extensive. It is good riddance to Newt Gingrich, Richard Armey and Tom Delay, but their political views are still followed by the rest of allies in Congress.

The battle still continues.


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