Greetings, C-SPAN2 viewers!
Being on BookTV was a really big honor, and I'm glad everyone is visiting!
Welcome moonbats! Welcome Democrats (I used to be a Democrat, too). And welcome conservatives!
I want to thank those who've taken time to e-mail me. (Lynn and her family have gone camping this weekend.) Some of the e-mails have come from Democrats who are angry at the very idea that there could be such a book as DONKEY CONS (buy TWO!) and, hey, I know where you're coming from. You have every right to be shocked and angered to discover that, when counting members of Congress convicted of serious crimes or disciplined for ethics violations over the past 30 years, there were 46 Democrats to 15 Republicans, a 3-to-1 ratio. (p. 36 of DONKEY CONS).
As I said on C-SPAN, this is a fact. It can be independently verified (try here and here, for starters). It is spin-proof -- and both Duke Cunningham and Tom DeLay are among the 15 Republicans in that count.
If you're a Democrat, you probably never imagined that this could be true; nothing you've ever read suggested that this could be possible; and so when we tell you about it, you naturally imagine that we're playing some kind of partisan trick. I understand, especially when your party's congressional leaders, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi -- both of whom received campaign contributions from "Indian Jack" Abramoff's casino tribal clients -- have claimed Democrats can win by campaigning against a Republican "culture of corruption."
As predicted in DONKEY CONS (pp. 14-15), if Reid & Pelosi try to make corruption the central issue of the 2006 campaign, they will lose -- and we'll sell a lot more books. The scandals of William Jefferson, John Conyers and Al Mollohan are just now beginning to get widespread scrutiny, and the Reid-Pelosi "culture of corruption" strategy will prompt even more attention to scandal-plagued Democrats. The head of the DCCC is Rep. Rahm "Hired Truck" Emanuel, a creation of the notoriously crooked Daley machine and a veteran of the corrupt Clinton administration.
Dear Democrats: Once again, as in the 2002 and 2004 election cycles, your party leaders seem to be getting ready to lead you to a defeat, perhaps of historic proportions -- in a year when so many factors otherwise are working against the GOP. The miscalculations of Reid & Pelosi -- and Howard Dean -- could deprive Democrats of their best chance in years to take back Congress. You can take your anger out on us, but that won't solve your problems.
And if, on the morning of Nov. 8, 2006, you have cause to lament, dear Democrats, please remember: We tried to warn you.
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