October 5, 2005
Republicans are losing it.
The ideological war they once fought with democrats is over.
Republicans have lost, not because they were defeated by people with better ideas, but because they surrendered when the going got tough.
Republicans promised smaller government and less spending.
A Congress that has been republican for eleven years has given us more of each. Republican revolutionaries have comfortably settled in and are now enjoying the fruits of majority status, rather than putting the final nail in the liberal coffin.
The Iraq war grinds on, resembling a stalemate with the outcome in doubt.
President Bush, instead of nominating someone for the Supreme Court with impeccable conservative credentials, picks his counsel, Harriett Miers.
Has the fight gone out of him?
Where is the combative president we saw after 9/11?
Is he now allowing the left to set the agenda?
Miers was suggested by Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. Laura Bush likes her.
Both are pro-choice.
The administration had better decide on victory or surrender and fast.
If it doesn't, this won't be a lame duck president.
He'll be a dead duck president.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.