October 03, 2006

Wash Times Editorial

So the Washington Times has an editorial up calling for Speaker Hastert to resign.

Here's the funny part. Up until this moment, Liberals have considered the low-circulation daily to be nothing more than a GOP talking points rag and derided it every chance they would get.

Now watch them laud the paper for its profile in courage.

Bunk. Don Surber has hit the nail on the head here. The Times is taking the opportunity to force Republicans to clean house:

The Washington Times has an agenda to push the Republican Party further to the right, rendering it as useless as the lefty-dominated Democratic Party.

There is no appeasing these loons on either side.

Yes, the Right has its Kos-sacks, too.

It's a fact that the Times often features the side of the story that the Washington Post and the NY Times won't. And I've often linked them to support my own arguments, as I will continue to do.

But this kind of a move, without the benefit of a full investigation, is ridiculous. And the fact that they leaked it to Drudge the night before to get the buzz going is indicitive of the agenda of their editorial board - a party purge.

Expect more from the ranks of the hard Right to echo the Times' demand. These are also the people who think it benefits the GOP in the long run to lose now so they can win later, with a more "ideologically pure" slate of candidates. Sound familiar? Maybe like the Ned Lamont supporters?

Sorry, guys. But losing is for losers. Not to mention the fact that the stakes are just too high.

Speaker Hastert would do well to ignore them.

...or better yet, as Hugh Hewitt advises: "Don't Resign, Speaker Hastert. Swing Back."

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1 Maybe people should wait until the FBI investigation is over before we start lynching the whole lot of Republicans, because I seriously think there are going to members on BOTH sides of the aisle that will end up having to leave office. Now we lynch people figuratively, we politically lynch them. With or without proof, just as back then. We get into a mob mentality and decide who should be lynched and we go right out and start lynching them.

Posted by: Susan at October 03, 2006 12:21 PM (U5X/p)

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