Well, the latest reports have someone from the GOP using an expense card to visit a bondage-themed night club, and running up a tab of over $1,900. The GOP denies it was Steele, but even if it wasn’t, it happened on his watch.
It is not a done deal that the Republicans will regain Congress in November. They cannot be lackadaisical, arrogant, and overconfident. They do need campaign contributions from generous donors to fund winning campaigns, and will have an awfully hard time getting those donations if they allow this kind of reckless abuse and misuse of funds to continue.
And aside from the financial ramifications, if party officials conduct themselves in a hypocritical, corrupt way, this just feeds the voracious mainstream media and the left wing bloggers who will be circling like sharks. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
So stupid, as a matter of fact, one can’t help but wonder: Are these folks even smart enough to govern?
PUT DOWN THE POM-POMS — It started early this week. Reporters on CNN, MSNBC and other networks began hyping the fact that economists are predicting increasing economic growth as we head into the spring and summer.
It seems corporate earnings have been way up the past few months. Yeah, and a mud pie would taste mighty good compared to a piece of excrement, too. After what we've been through the past year-and-a-half, recovering earnings (or lower unemployment, or greater home sales) are nothing to write home about.
This Friday, we'll be learning what the latest unemployment figures are. You can count on it: The sycophant media will sing in unison about how we're climbing out of the recession. Don't believe it for a second. We still have a long, tough slog ahead. Not to sound like a pessimist, but I've been around a few years, studied economics and history, and I know how this gang of fools in Washington, D.C. operates. It doesn't look good.