Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What the American People said to the Republican Congress

Was perhaps something like this.
"It is high time for Me to put an End to your Sitting in this Place, which you have dishonoured by your Contempt of all Virtue, and defiled by your Practice of every Vice;

Ye are a factious Crew and Enemies of all good Government; Ye are a Pack of mercenary Wretches and would, like Esau, Sell your Country for a Mess of Pottage; and like Judas, betray your God for a few Pieces of Money; Is there a single Virtue now remaining amongst you?

Is there one Vice that you do not possess? Ye have no more Religion than my horse! Gold is your God: Which of you have not bartered your Conscience for Bribes?

Is there a Man amongst you that has the least care for the Good of the Commonwealth?

Ye sordid prostitutes! Have you not defiled this Sacred Place, and turned the Lord's Temple into a Den of Thieves by your immoral Principles and wicked Practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole Nation.

Your Country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final Period to your Iniquitous Proceedings in this House, and which by God's Help, and the strength He has given Me, I now come to do.

I command ye, therefore, upon the Peril of your Lives, to depart immediately out of this Place;
Go! Get out! Make haste, ye Venal Slaves, begone!"

Cromwell's speech to to the Rump Parliment when he disbanded them in 1653. We know where that ended up.

Nothing new under the sun.

That being said. I see a fair bit of '93 coming back for those who voted "D" and didn't understand what the "D" leadership would do. I did. I do. I blame the Republican leadership. Though a lot of the Dems who won are to the right side of the party - they are junior. It is the old dogs that will run the show - and they are WAY to the left. Now, get ready to get angry at me when I laugh when you say, "I never thought they would do this!!!"

Long night, give me a couple hours sleep and I will come back with a more detailed post.

Hat tip Jonah.

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