Friday morning links
Peter Bronson of the Cincinnati Enquirer has a humorous column which says to Democrats: Okay you've won, now where's your plan.
Read this column and tell me again why the RSCC sent so much money to the Lincoln Chafee reelection campaign. You can not tell me that the money wasted on that joke couldn't have been better utilized defending the seat of a senator who actually believes in Republican principles.
Speaking of Republican principles, John at Right Wing News has come up with a pretty good list of abiding principles for the party. Here are a few, click the link to see the rest or to suggest additions in his comments section.
Among other things, the Republican Party should be:
The "America First" party.
The capitalist party.
The daddy party
The law and order party.
The party of free trade.
The party of honest government and reform.
The party of low taxes.
The party of moral values.
The party of optimism.
For independents and moderates who voted for a "conservative" Democrat congressman here is a sound bite from the congressional leadership they elected by proxy which should give them an idea what the new congress thinks of the rubes in the supposedly red states.
Rangel, D-N.Y., was quoted in a Thursday article in The New York Times, saying: "Mississippi gets more than their fair share back in federal money, but who the hell wants to live in Mississippi?"Speaking of Rep. Rangel, here is his plan: First Order of Business for Democrats: The Draft
On Sunday Gerald Ford will pass the late Ronald Reagan as the longest living U.S. president. He will be 93 years and 121 days old. There is an interesting tidbit about long living former first ladies at the end of the article.
The oldest living former first lady is Lady Bird Johnson, who turns 94 next month. Bess Truman, who died in 1982 at age 97, was the longest living first lady in U.S. history.For some reason I thought I had read that Mrs. Johnson already held that longevity record.