As difficult as this decision has been for me, it’s not going to be a great day for liberal Democrats, either.
My loyalty to the Republican Party — indeed, my love for the Republican Party — has played no small part in this decision.
Having served under Republican and Democrat control in the House, I know first hand how important it is for Republicans to maintain their national majority. A Democrat Congress in 2007 would, without doubt or remorse, raise hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes, summarily cut and run from the war on terror, and immediately initiate an unconstitutional impeachment of President Bush.
Taxes? Probably...Gotta get this deficit down somehow, and I don't think waiting for Armageddon to wipe it out is gonna work.
Cut and run? Maybe from Iraq, but not from the war on terror. Someone has to do it, and since Bush "just (doesn't) give (it) much thought" it sure ain't gonna be the Republicans.
Impeachment? Oh, how I hope so. Unconstitutional? I laugh! Oh, Hypocracy, thy name is Republican.
And if you're looking forward to getting rid of him, don't hold your breath! Note that he is moving to his "Virginia property and reside closer to Washington, so that I can dedicate the necessary time and energy to making a successful transition from the public to private sectors..." Brave Tom...bouncing back from undeserved assault, determined to make a go of it. What a hero. Hmmm...private sector? Can you say "lobbyist"?