It's no secret that we're disgusted with the state of the Republican Party right now.
And the consequences of the Bush/Cheney/DeLay/Hastert/Abramoff years will take several cycles to fix.
Noted: It might help if the GOP developed a 21st century plan (clean energy, proactive national security, real government and entitlement reform) instead of still trying to rely on their late 20th century plan (dirty energy, reactive national security, lip service government and entitlement reform).
But as pissy as we are at the Republican monkeys who have been minding the store in Washington over the last 10 years, we're almost as pissy at the Democrats.
And so is the country.
Because it seems, to humble old us, that with few exceptions the Democrats don't have a 21st century plan either.
Noted: Kicking the crap out of George Bush and company doesn't count after 2008. Furthermore, kicking the crap out of a lame duck President and his minority party isn't leadership, it's politics.
And while we agree that "politics" will most likely get the Democrats over the finish line in '08, we think it will be just barely.
So when House Appropriations Defense subcommittee Chairman John Murtha (D-PA) says that Democrats will pick-up "40 to 50 seats" in next year's election, we simply laugh.
And ask the good Representative which 2006 campaign promises his party - now the majority party - made and have kept from the last election?
We can't think of many. Not many at all.
And we cannot believe that "politics" trumps failed leadership to the tune of 40-50 seats, even for the Democrats in '08.
However we do believe that Chairman Porker's quick return to business as usual has gone to his head.