Thursday, October 12, 2006

Outing the Republicans

Andrew Sullivan makes the critical point about the political conundrum the Republicans face amid the Foley scandal. However, I'm not sure this is the fork in the road that it ought to be. It's no exaggeration to say that the modern Republican Party has transformed obfuscation from a tactic to a principle. I never would have thought it would be Chris Shays - never in my recollection prone to grandstanding hatchet jobs - to be the first Republican to burst out of the Chappaquiddick gate. But decency and honor are not even counted as political options for the current Republican cadre at the moment.

UPDATE: Via Sullivan, Cliff Kincaid, of the specious "media watchdog" outfit Accuracy in Media, does a bang-up job of explaining Foleygate. What happened, you see - and listen closely - is that the Republican Party withheld accounts of Foley's indiscretions, not in the interest of partisan bulwarking. Goodness, no - this is the result of the incontrovertible fact that the gay agenda has overtaken the Republican Party, replacing honest, hard workin', straight-as-an-arrow conservatives with gay impostors ("so-called Republicans") such as Foley, only to watch flabbergasted as the entire strategy collapses in a Benedict Arnold moment. Game over, can we say?

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