Lord, give me patience.
Here’s snake-oil salesman Newt Gingrich reeling in the gullible — again. Seems he’s been hatching a new scheme for bamboozling voters, this time working with GOP chair Michael Steele, who famously claimed Republicans now stand for abortion and “gay rights.” So now we have a brand-spanking-new CWA. Pardon me if I yawn.
It was the realization of the cynicism and fraudulence of the first CWA that finally turned me against the Republican party. I’d served as president of the Young Republicans when I was in college, and had worked on the Jesse Helms campaign here in Charlotte. When Newt Gingrich announced the first Contract With America, which was to be a Republican-led “revolution” against Big Government, I believed. But like Fox Mulder, I wanted to believe. However, those self-proclaimed “revolutionaries” in the Republican party not only failed to abolish the Department of Education and to cut back government regulation, they sided with Bill Clinton in showering $50 billion of Americans’ tax dollars on the corrupt Mexican government.
I scanned the Constitution for the authority to do that, but couldn’t find it.
Just like I can’t find a reason for believing in the Republican party today.