The Spirit of Denny Hastert
by Tony Medley
Remember Denny Hastert? He was
the RINO who Bush made Speaker of the House (1999-2007) and who put the
finishing touches on the destruction of the Reagan Revolution begun by
George Herbert Walker Bush. Hastert was the guy who spearheaded the
idiotic compromises with Democrats that installed tax cuts for only ten
years, among many other craven capitulations. He was the guy who allowed
government spending to run rampant during the first six years of the
Bush Administration when Republicans ran Congress and The White House.
Well, I just saw Eric Cantor
(R-Va.) interviewed on Fox News and Denny Hastert's spirit is alive and
well in the upper reaches of the new Republican House majority. He
refused to answer questions, like all the politicians before the Tea
Party revolutionized the Republican Party and allowed it to win back the
House, which is antipathetic to the spirit of the Tea Party and citizen
politicians who aren't afraid to take positions.
Worse, he refuses to back
Michelle Bachman for a leadership role in the new Republican majority.
Michelle Bachman is more responsible for the new majority than Cantor
and all his old style political friends put together. I was getting
emails from Michelle daily for more than a month, and Iím not a
Republican. I never heard from Cantor or the new Speaker or anyone else
except Dick Morris, and he's not a politician. No, Michelle was out
there fighting. Now the Republican Old Boys' Network, led by Cantor and
his buddies, is denying her a leadership role she has earned.
We can only hope that the
Republicans, who claim that Barrack Obama didnít hear the message sent
by the voters, will show that they did hear it and vote Bachman into the
leadership role for which she is running. If you have a Republican as
your representative in Congress, let that person know that your
continued vote for him/her will be greatly influenced by whether or not
he/she votes for Michelle. It will be a sad indication that Washington
really hasnít changed if Bachman is rejected and that this Republican
majority is just the same old Denny Hastert under different names.
November 7, 2010