Monday, January 09, 2006

Waving the White Flag

Feeling pressure from within his own party, Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) gives up.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Tom DeLay announced Saturday he will not try to reclaim the House majority leader post he had held for three years, but the Republican said he will seek re-election in his Texas district when his term expires in November.
The White House response:
White House spokeswoman Erin Healy issued a statement saying: "We respect Congressman Delay's decision to put the interests of the American people, the House of Representatives, and the Republican Party first."
Shouldn't that be how it always is. Maybe if DeLay would have put the People first all along he wouldn't have backed himself into this pickle.

The GOP is finally recognizing the damage their affiliation is with the corruption that is being uncovered within their ranks. Sure, there are less then honorable Democrats out there as well, but as is generally the case, the party in power tends to have the microscope on them a little tighter. With the all important mid terms coming up, the GOP needed to gather themselves, set a new strategy, and elect new leadership. Only a new start will allow for the electorate to evaluate their situation.

Now it is up to the Democrats to see this adjustment in strategy. One issue the Kerry campaign had a problem with was beating the unemployment dead horse, while the employment numbers slowly improved leading up to the election. I am not saying they have to abandon their desire to make sure the populace is aware of what the GOP has done while in control, but the Dems need to start formulating and promoting an alternative plan, not just another warm body because the other guy is corrupt.

But that's just me!


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