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Mort Kondracke: Democrats Are In An Ecstasy Of Indignation

Reported by Deborah - October 1, 2005

Watching Mort Kondracke defend Republicans and predict gloom and doom for Democrats tonight it was impossible to guess that he had the slightest connection with the Democratic Party. In fact, Fred Barnes,Republican to his core, seemed slightly more objective about the GOP problems than Kondracke. 10/1/05

Kondracke announced with some disdain that Democrats are in an "ecstasy of indignation". Then he quickly mumbled some of the problems soiling the image of the GOP but anyone without prior knowledge would have no idea what he was talking about.

Kondracke claimed that the ethics charges involving DeLay and Frist would turn out to be nothing.Then he reminded viewers that the Republicans are in power and the Bush poll numbers have risen to a 45% approval. Adding that this is only 2005, he hinted that the Party would recover by 2008 and there was little chance that Democrats could gain control in 2006. Fred Barnes chuckled and congratulated Kondracke with "an excellent job on your homework."

Barnes took over claiming that the conditions now are very different from those in 1994 when there was an upset in the balance of power during the Clinton Administration. Then Barnes claimed that the DeLay charges were a sham and the evidence pretty thin adding that there was no evidence to get Frist. Dancing around the "Brownie" situation he chuckled in circles making everything seem like no big deal.

comment: There were quite a few things they didn't bring up like Bill Bennett's racist comment; the new evidence of torture from Abu Ghraib; the less than glowing reaction to Karen Hughes in the Middle East; Cheney's #1 guy named as a leaker and the list goes on.

This is just an idea but maybe Fox could make a flag pin for Kondracke's lapel with a big D for Democrat above the flag. Seems like the fair and balanced thing to do.

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