When the moon is in the seventh house
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Or, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas"
Even from a position of power such as they have, democrats continue to futilely flail at republicans, and it is starting to get tiresome to a good many people, even democrat voters. Nancy Pelosi is back in the news for her accusations that the CIA lied to her and the reason is because her fellow democrats were attempting to provide cover for her earlier transgressions. The colloquial term for mistakes like this is "continually stepping in [it]".
After a lame attempt to damage the former administration and George W. Bush in mid-May, the Speaker found herself frantically trying to remove her foot from her mouth. A few days ago, she thought she could thank CIA chief Leon Panetta for finally extricating the appendage, but that's not working out so well for her, either. Thinking that they were about to score twice, democrats and their media enablers were giddy over the prospect of nailing Dick Cheney to the wall while vindicating Nancy Pelosi, as George Stephanopoulos gushed on ABCs state-run "news".
But already, the democrats are finding that they may have stepped in something that's difficult to wipe off as more facts continue to emerge. According to a Fox News report, Congress Authorized CIA to Develop Secret Al Qaeda Plan, Former Official Says:
Congress originally authorized the CIA to develop the secret counterterrorism program that is now drawing fierce criticism from House Democrats who say they were kept in the dark all along, a former senior intelligence official told FOX News on Monday.Other reports are pointing out that the "secret" plan was never implemented, nor was it ever close to being implemented, which could cause added grief for democrats who still believe that they may have the smoking gun needed to finally "get" Cheney. As the Washington Post reports:
Three former intelligence officials who were close to the program said it operated within legal guidelines.And yet, the democrats are still planning to investigate this vigorously, which as it turns out, could be just what the doctor ordered. If they get bogged down with the CIA business, it is less likely that they will meet Obama's timetables for health care and cap and trade. That's a win for our side on two fronts. First, we won't end up being saddled with the additional financial burdens the two plans would inflict upon us and second, the people who were so sure that Obama would finally deliver will be furious when he cannot. That may well translate into a shift of power in both houses of Congress in 2010.
"Everything we did fell under the [authorizations] of both administrations, Democratic and Republican," said one former counterterrorism official with detailed knowledge of the program. "We would have been professionally negligent if we had not taken the actions we did. There was zero legal risk in my mind."
So just when Obama and the democrats thought that the stars were in their favor - especially with the seating of Al Franken in Minnesota, giving the democrats a super majority of 60 seats - it is starting to increasingly look like the Age of Aquarius will eventually favor the republicans. And it can't happen fast enough. Sphere: Related Content