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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 14, 2005 / 5 Nisan, 5765

Dems ‘Delay’ tactic shows signs of last minute desperation

By Bob Tyrrell


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | It is a sign of the Himalayan presumption to which the anti-DeLay hordes have soared that one of their websites is soliciting from their rank and vile "witty slogans" to be reproduced on billboards in House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's district and thus sink him into oblivion when next the electorate speak. Now how would any of these angry hysterics recognize wit?

I do long to see the fruits of their labors. Already we have some specimens of their facetiae. There is the T-shirt that reads, "Dear Tom DeLay, Drop Dead/ Sincerely, The American People." Ha, ha, ha — and did you get that, "Sincerely, The American People"? What did I say about the anti-DeLay hysterics' mountainous presumption? They actually think that their juvenile indignation is characteristic of the majority of the American people. But then they think the majority of the American people oppose the present Republican administration and were somehow hoodwinked out of the last two elections.

Just the other day the Democrats' most recent messiah, Sen. Jean-Francois Kerry, solemnized, "Last year, too many people were denied their right to vote, too many who tried to vote were intimidated." Here is Sen. Kerry's evidence: "Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday. People are told in telephone calls that if you've ever had a parking ticket, you're not allowed to vote."

Well, Michael Barone, one of the most perceptive students of politics, has also been reviewing the last election. He comes to a conclusion based on more solid evidence than that of the glassy-eyed Sen. Kerry, namely, election results — state by state and congressional district by congressional district. Barone concludes, "In the long run, Republicans are well-positioned to increase their numbers in both the Senate and the House." The number of Democrats in the Senate and the House who are dependent on constituencies that have voted Republican in presidential races is far higher than the number of Republicans holding seats in states that go Democratic every four years. When these Democrats retire or step away from moderate positions, a Republican is likely to take their place.

This ongoing slippage, which has been going on since 1980, despite the Wunderkind Clinton, explains the Democrats' desperate assault on House Majority Leader DeLay, the most successful Republican to hold that position in modern times. Ben Stein wrote recently in DeLay's defense that he "is morally probably the highest level public servant I have ever met." Ben, I shall take your word for that. Certainly nothing I have seen in the corpus delicti gathered up by the Democrats' servants in the media demonstrates otherwise. All of it is either blameless or standard operating procedure for all Washington pols, Democrat, Republican and Independent.

Did DeLay have his wife and daughter on his payroll for campaign-related work? That was the news story that was supposed to send him to the gallows last week. This week it has been reported that Independent congressman Bernard Sanders has been doing the same. If the press looks carefully, it will discover an abundance of solons employing family members. What the Democrats are doing is creating yet another double standard: What is impermissible for Republicans is not even mentioned when practiced by Democrats.

My guess is that DeLay is going to survive easily. He has done no wrong, though he might in the future be more scrupulous in availing himself to the hospitality of Washington wheeler-dealers. How his enemies are going to survive is more problematic. They have driven themselves to the edge. As with the president so now with DeLay, they are nearly out of their minds. The only good that can come of this condition for them is this. In their hysteria they will not be able to notice what fools they make of themselves. They will be stuck with DeLay up there on the Hill passing legislation, but they will still have their self-esteem. Of course, they even maintained their self-esteem when they voted for the buffoonish Sen. Kerry.

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