Friday, May 20, 2005

Dirty Harry: reality bites

From Investor's Business Daily:
If Republicans roll back our rights in this chamber, there will be no check on their power,' [Reid] said. 'The radical right wing will be free to pursue any agenda they want. And not just on judges. Their power will be unchecked on Supreme Court nominees, the president's nominees in general and legislation like Social Security privatization.'

Taking those words at face value, Reid is saying that the Republican Party is a fringe group that must be stopped before it takes over. If he's right, then we're already in big trouble, since the GOP holds the presidency, the Senate, the House and the governorships of 28 states, representing 63% of the U.S. population.