Friday, May 26, 2006

Hastert Makes the First Move

Dennis Hastert's out spoken comments may be the first move in winning the November 2006 elections. Dennis Hastert and Nancy Pelosi held a rare joint press conference condemning the Justice Department's raid on William Jefferson's congressional office. Although both Pelosi and Hastert are speaking out against the Justice Department's actions under the guise of separation of powers it would be foolish to accept this rationale as the primary motivation factor. The media attention that Hastert is drawing to this issue will prove to be another step in the continuing demise of the Democratic Party. Hastert's position on this issue is a win win situation. Not only does he continue to bring attention to an issue that clearly clouds the Democratic Party but he can stand hand in hand with the Democrats in fighting the Administration. Hastert is establishing the position on which the Republicans will run this coming November. One which can firmly condemn the Democrats while simultaneously separating themselves from the Administration. Let us not think we have a friend in this long time foe. Democrats should not be holding the hand of Hastert on a losing issue when he will barley stand in the same room on issues that matter. It is time to think before every action. Walking silently will no longer speak louder than the noise made by the Republicans' stumbling and having stumbling Republicans hold the Democrats up questins whether the Democrats can stand on their own two feet.