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Monday, November 13, 2006
Dems Break Out The Old Playbook
by Cordeiro
Back when I played High School football on the air-less fields of Southern Colorado, my first coach was really old school. So old school was he that his offense was modeled after what was the current college craze of the Wishbone Triple Option. Much has been said about the ‘Bone, I won’t elaborate on it here. Simply put, when the ‘Bone works, it’s a beautiful thing. When it fails, it fails in a spectacular fashion.

Our team’s offense was a spectacular failure.

The defense was another problem entirely. 20 years prior to my donning the helmet and pads, the coach had taken his team to the state championships with a Split-6 defense. It may have worked wonders in the 1960’s, but by the end of the 1980’s offensive coordinators had figured it out.

Coach loved those offensive and defensive schemes so much he insisted on using them despite the fact the scoreboard demanded he try something new. He figured his way was better than whatever conventional wisdom demanded. Needless to say, his tenure as Coach was cut short by angry parents and players.

Well, Bella Pelosi and Dusty Harry are poised to put Capitol Hill under new management. They’ve proclaimed their mandate to take American “in a new direction.” The problem is, their new direction comes from a worn out playbook that hasn’t been updated since the New York Jets won the Super Bowl.

Case and point: Bella Pelosi today endorsed Jack “Re-deploy to Okinawa” Murtha for the position of House Majority Leader. While not a real surprise, her choice takes the wind out the sails propelling those who would prefer to see a more telegenic leader. Murtha speaks loud and long, but seldom makes sense.

Pelosi is also busy shredding the careers of those guilty of having worked with the W Administration in any way shape or form. California’s Jane Harman will not take the chairman’s gavel of the House Intelligence Committee. Who is on Bella’s short list for Intel Committee Chairman? None other than Florida’s own Alcee Hastings. What’s Alcee’s singular claim to fame?

I’m glad you asked.

Once upon a time, Alcee Hastings was a federal judge. I highlight the term “was” because his term on the bench came to a rather abrupt end in 1989 when the US House of Representatives impeached, and the US Senate convicted and removed him from the bench after finding him guilty of taking a bribe of 150 Large in 1981.

Culture of Corruption anyone?

Seems to me the Congressional Jackasses are taking plays from a very old a worn out playbook. And it’s not just limited to Bella Pelosi and the House Jackasses.

Senators Dusty Harry (D-Circus Circus) and Carl Levin (D-Moveon.org) were quick to take to the Sunday talk shows demanding a phased re-deployment (code for surrender) of US troops in Iraq.

Hillary seems intent on resurrecting the Hillarycare program from its padlock tomb where the people sealed it up in 1994. Said Hillary:

Health care is coming back. It may be a bad dream for some.
No, Hillary. It was a nightmare – mostly for you and your party. Feel free to give it another shot.

While it may appear the Republicans are in disarray after their electoral thumping last week, I hope they can hold it together enough to stay out of the way of Nancy, Dusty Harry, and Hillary! long enough for them to hang themselves with their own words.

UPDATE: Clinton (Sorry Excuse For) Administration Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin has beaten his former collegues to the punch on the issue of raising taxes. While I'll defer to the WSJ Editorial Board for their quick slice and dice of Rubin's tax demand, I'll simply state that the Democrats only understand one level of taxation: more.

Here endeth the lesson.

PS. C'mon over, Joe. The water's fine!
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