Why am I So Angry at the GOP

09/30/2006: First, a few things about my bona fides.

I am a lifelong God-and-country Reagan conservative. I was never able to vote for him–I was too young in both 1980 and 1984–I am a true blue member of that Reagan revolution. My conservatism played heavily in my choice of college (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), major (aeronautical engineering), and career path (It was my intention to pursue a military career–the medical exam precluded me, however). I am a hardcore anti-totalitarian.

My social politics are libertarian, except for my pro-life stance on abortion. I am all for gun control–which I define as tactical excellence.

Ergo, in national elections, I have voted Republican the vast majority of the time. Even when the GOP candidates have often been less then desirable, they have been more desirable next to the DNC alternatives.

Now, they are equally repugnant.

The DNC is the party of communism, feminism, atheism, and mass murder. For most of the last 30 years, Americans could count on the GOP–for all their faults–to support traditional values, strong defense, and tough law-and-order approaches to dangerous criminals.

Unfortunately, at some point in the past decade, the GOP leadership embraced the old Country Club mentality with all the corruption that goes with it. Only they took it to a new low.

In their quest to win elections, the GOP leadership has protected pedophile Mark Foley (R-FL), who sent sexually-explicit messages to a high school student working as a page.

The DNC is no stranger to lurid scandals, as the Mel Reynolds teen sex scandal and Ted Kennedy Chappquiddick case prove.

So where is Ken Mehlman? What will be his election ad? “Sure, we harbor pedophiles, but we are better on national security!”?

Where is Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist? He calls himself a Christian? Would Jesus remain mum on this issue, when in fact He admonished His disciples about not harming children?

Where is President Bush? Why is he not taking the high road on this? While many would insist that this is a House issue and not a White House issue, Bush needs to take the lead and use the bully pulpit to whip his party into returning to its traditional values roots.

That means purging pedophiles–and their protectors–out of Congress.

This is not merely about Mark Foley; in fact, FoleyGate reveals the systemic corruption within the ranks of Republican party leadership. There are no true leaders among Republicans. As a result, the party has lost the moral compass that made it great.

Over the past six years, the GOP has abandoned its smaller government ideals, increased spending in ways that make FDR look prudent, refused to tackle critical issues, and now they protect child molesters.

I never worry about the antics of the DNC; they don’t do things that are unexpected. We all know Howard Dean is a nutbrain and John Kerry sucks up to Jacques Chirac.

But for the GOP to coddle pedophiles? That is unbecoming of a true conservative.

FoleyGate: Hastert Denials Questioned

09/30/2006: House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) has been attempting to play dumb about FoleyGate, saying he was unaware of Foley’s sexual messages to a 16-year-old page.

However, Thomas Reynolds (R-NY) insists that he told Hastert about the content of the messages.

Given that the text messages in question are over a year old, it behooves the GOP leadership to explain why this has been under a rug all this time.

It is possible that Reynolds’ implication of Hastert’s knowledge is a CYA ploy; however, this scandal–as well as the Abramoff scandal–happened on Hastert’s watch.

Hastert needs to resign.

Now.

More Horse(bleep) From the GOP

09/30/2006: Anyone who wishes to defend the GOP is either stupid or naive. Anyone who defends the Party of Pederasty–it stopped being the Party of Reagan a long time ago–has all the moral authority of the Boston Archdiocese.

Where is GOP chief Ken Mehlman? Where is Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist? Where is Bush? Why has no one demanded Dennis Hastert’s resignation?

Now, the three monkeys (apologies to Vox Day) are passing the buck.

Rodney Alexander (R-LA) is saying the parents of the page–a high school student who works at Congress–requested that he not pursue the matter.

Is that all it takes to ignore your civic duty? How does Alexander–or those parents–know that their son is the only one in question? And what does it say about them that they are willing to throw their own son under the bus to save a Congressman’s political career?

Alexander then handed the matter to Thomas Reynolds (R-NY). We have no idea what Reynolds did with the information.

John Shimkus (R-IL)–who is chairman of the Page Board–took Foley at his word, as Foley told him he was only mentoring the Page.

When a Congressman asks if a boy is “horny”, what the hell kind of “mentoring” is it? Does anyone in the GOP not have a B.S. detector?

Shimkus was aware of these matters last year. That means we know what he knew and when he knew it. Why was nothing done? Is a year long enough?

In the 1994 revolution, the GOP knocked off machine Democrats such as Mel Reynolds and Dan Rostenkowski. Reynolds was the sex criminal–pardoned by Clinton–who had sex with underage girls, even soliciting a threesome.

It was Congressmen like Reynolds who typified the corruption and perversion within the Democratic Party, which had long abandoned the country on family values. While the GOP had its share of extramarital failures–Burton, Livingston, Newt, Hyde, Chenoweth–none of them were child molesters like Reynolds.

Now, with Congressmen like Foley, the GOP is now in the same league as the old DNC.

And worse, this is not merely about Foley. This is an indictment of GOP leadership, who teamed up to cover this scandal.

Dennis Hastert claims he did not know about the allegations, but the oversight of the investigation–coverup and all–happened on his watch. He created the culture that fomented this level of decadence. The best thing Hastert can do is resign.

Forget November; this is about the heart and soul of American leadership. While the DNC abandoned all semblance of support for family values in the 1960s, the GOP had long fashioned itself as the family values party. This was a large part of the Reagan Presidency, and the GOP Revolution of 1994, and even the Bush victories over Gore and Kerry.

Now, the GOP has effectively said, “F*** you!” to Christian conservatives, as they covered up Foleygate in their efforts to win an election.

Piss on the whole lot of them.

Good Riddance to Pedophile Mark Foley (R-FL)

09/29/2006: Mark Foley (R-FL) is a disgrace to America. I hope he gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Nothing inappropriate, my ass! He makes Bill Clinton look virtuous. Here are some of the snippets (Foley is Maf54):

Maf54: You in your boxers, too?
Teen: Nope, just got home. I had a college interview that went late.
Maf54: Well, strip down and get relaxed.

Maf54: What ya wearing?
Teen: tshirt and shorts
Maf54: Love to slip them off of you.

Maf54: Do I make you a little horny?
Teen: A little.
Maf54: Cool.

Too bad he didn’t get nailed by Dateline NBC!

Given that these exchanges happened in 2005, why has the GOP sat on this?

Why hasn’t Dennis Hastert resigned?

Why have none of the other GOP leaders resigned?

Every one of those bastards needs to go. The Party of Lincoln and Reagan has been hijacked by Peewee Herman wannabes and their pacifiers in tow. The GOP–the party of family values–is no more.

I will vote Libertarian until the GOP gets its collective head out of its ass.