Friday, November 10, 2006

"Top 10 Thank-You Notes for Nancy Pelosi to Send this Thanksgiving"

I agree with those who say the Democrats didn't do much on their own to win this election. But clearly that was a very good strategy, and so I bring you this insight:

Top 10 Thank-You Notes for Nancy Pelosi to Send this Thanksgiving

By Richard A. Viguerie
Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006)

Nancy Pelosi, who stands to be Speaker of the House when the new Congress is sworn into office, is a smart politician, and one of the smartest things she and other Democratic leaders did this year was to step aside as much as possible and let the Bush Republicans and their backers self-destruct. She must be overflowing with gratitude to countless Bushies, so to make the transition a bit easier for her, I have come up with the Top 10 thank-you notes she should put in the mail this Thanksgiving…

Nancy Pelosi says
thank-you to …

10. To Vice President Cheney, Bill Kristol, and their cell of “neo-conservatives,” for turning the Republicans into a Trotskyite party—just what Americans have always wanted.

9. To Rush Limbaugh, for his display of “compassionate conservatism” toward Michael J. Fox a week before the election.

8. To outgoing House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois), for transforming a personal scandal involving Rep. Tom Foley into a GOP scandal.

7. To Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), for creating an engineering marvel worthy of the Roman Empire—their beloved Bridge to Nowhere.

6. To Ken Mehlman, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, for taking conservative issues off the agenda, except for his direct mail fundraising letters.

5. To former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas), for paring every wasteful dollar out of the federal budget, thus creating a nasty image of the Republicans as the party of Uncle Scrooge.

4. To Karl Rove, for not reading Conservatives Betrayed, which would have awakened him to the dangers of making real conservatives unhappy.

3. To “Brownie” (former FEMA director Michael Brown), for doing such a heck of a job during Katrina, letting Americans see how prepared the Bush Administration was for a scheduled natural terrorist attack.

2. To Jack Abramoff, philanthropist, for his unlimited generosity toward his Republican friends.


1. To President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, for keeping their divorce a secret until the election was over.

Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of both and American Target Advertising, Inc., pioneered ideological and political direct mail and has been called “the funding father of the conservative movement” for his role in helping build dozens of conservative organizations. He is the author of 5 books including the newly released Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006).


MR said...

Well written. Limbaugh is clearly in need of a new prescription, because it seems like he has lost all coherence: up until the very last days before the election he was playing the role of Neocon lackey by having Cheney, rumsfeld, et all on his show, and now he disavows them? And also, I wish more people would blog about the anal cyst that kept him out of 'nam. What a loveable guy. And how many millions of people listen to this blowhard daily? That's pretty scary and goes a long while in explaining why this country elected an incompetent like W not once, but twice...

Anonymous said...

Conservatives betrayed??? BS!!! The last twelve years have seen them show everyone exactly what they're like. Pack up their sildenafil-laced brains along with their leathery-skinned alcoholic wives and confine them to their country clubs. And take all their crappy political pornographers with them!

Anonymous said...

"Meet the new boss/Same as the old boss..."

The Who: "Won't Get Fooled Again"

Great song...

Anonymous said...

I think Richard V is covering his ass.

Six years to figure this out? R-i-g-h-t (as Bill Cosby used to say in his standup days)

They didn't have a problem with the governor from Texas who used strip club taxes to pay for public schools.

This has been a case of willful ignorance. Crash and burn.

The cultists all drank the kool-aid and some of them saying it tasted funny.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is that now Steny Hoyer, the Dem minority whip and Republican in disguise, is saying he has the votes to become majority leader.

So it looks like Pelosi's first challenge out of the gate is to retain her leadership post.

Some fools don't get slapped around enough it looks like.