The Republicans and Power

From an editorial in The New York Times begins:

History suggests that once a political party achieves sweeping power, it will only be a matter of time before the power becomes the entire point. Policy, ideology, ethics all gradually fall away, replaced by a political machine that exists to win elections and dispense the goodies that come as a result. The only surprise in Washington now is that the Congressional Republicans managed to reach that point of decayed purpose so thoroughly, so fast.

This particular editorial is on The Foley Matter but it could have been the lead paragraph on virtually anything the Republicans have done the last few years. The real surprise is not only the how quickly the Republicans have “managed to reach that point of decayed purpose so thoroughly, so fast” but how few have spoken out until more recently.

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