What's the Point of a Republican Majority?
Via Polipundit come this news story from Capitol Hill today headlined: House Delays Spending Cut Debate. Coming on the heels of the news that they've dropped ANWR drilling (and really, why do we need more oil here when we can always buy it from our good friends in the Middle East?), the Senate's refusal to extend the tax cuts, and the cave-in on the timing of the Alito hearings...all of which followed President Bush's inexcusable nomination of Harriet Miers.
What's the point? Oh I know all the arguments...the Democrats would be worse, they'll get better next year, blah, blah blah. I'm really sick and tired of the whole mess. The Reagan Revolution and the Contract with America are rapidly becoming nothing more than faint shadows of a memory. Unless something changes, 2006 is going to be the worst year for Republicans in memory--and frankly, they deserve it.
If you want to read an inspired and impassioned rant on this topic, go check out The Anchoress. And if you want another conservative critique, read this biting piece by Professor Bainbridge. The drums are starting to beat...and if the Republican leadership doesn't listen, they'd better start planning to move to smaller offices real soon.