Commenting on Novak

Despite betraying the identity of Valerie Plame, Robert Novak continues to pontificate from the op-ed pages of the Washington Post. His latest entry, “GOP Senators Opt for Pork”, is a hilarious attempt to resuscitate the GOP image as the party of fiscal austerity. After signing on to the greatest giveaways of public money in history—the Bush tax cuts (01 and 03), the Medicare Prescription Drug Act, the Highway Bill, and on and on—Novak complains that Republicans need to get back to their roots. Commenters on the site leap on him:






mdpilot wrote:


What won’t you peddle for silver?

12/10/2007 10:48:32 PM

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gce1356 wrote:

So if the GOP sold its soul, then why should we continue to trust GOP members to suddenly change course? How about we just sweep as many as possible from office in 2008 and see what we get with new blood?

12/10/2007 10:36:01 PM

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shag11 wrote:

Why does “traitor” Novak warrant public attention(except scorn) in any forum?

12/10/2007 9:57:17 PM

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raines04 wrote:

And this comes as a surprise to who? Just ask your pal Sen. Lott about pork. He’s now leaving his ‘hallowed’ position early just to make more money before the two-year restriction ban is put in place.

Ask him about where God, country and patriotism fall in line – – AFTER the Almighy Dollar!

12/10/2007 9:31:01 PM

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Chaotician wrote:

Principals, since when have any of the current Republicans had principals? I have supported the party through thick and thin for 40 years, but no MORE! These people are sick, insane, traitors selling the nation for 30 pieces of silver! Another story today about the sick torture this gang of “Christians” have promoted and supported, that is principals? Bragging about stealing the national treasury borrowed from the Chinese to get re-elected, that is principals? Supporting this sick Fascist texan in the WH, that is principals? Supporting the WH in the treasonous outing of a CIS NOC agent, that is principals. Not impeaching the criminals in the WH, that is principals? Not one of the Republicans should be re-elected, and those not up for re-elcetion should resign…that would be principals!

12/10/2007 9:22:31 PM

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thc1138 wrote:

The Republican Party brand has never been more indelible. They’re the party of greed, hatred, division and self-interest. The party that lies, cheats and rolls over at the drop of a dollar. The party that would murder hundreds of thousands of civilians to keep power and the profit that accompanies it.

Common, lace curtain trailer trash.

12/10/2007 8:44:06 PM

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mistermooster wrote:

Is this a parody? Can the real Robert Novak sue?

12/10/2007 8:39:26 PM

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kentuckywoman wrote:

Screw Mitch McConnell. He’s up for re-election this year and if we Kentuckians have our way, he’ll be gone. He’s powerful, but not someone who represents the average Kentuckian. That being said, what he’s saying here is meant for his constituents: “I’ll continue to bring home the bacon.” Well, Mitch, we don’t want your kind of “pork”. Most of us are sick of your “take-over” of the University of Louisville, where we have “Elaine Chau” auditorium, and “McConnell Hall” – which used to be “Ford Hall”. In the last several years, the only speakers that seem to come to campus are Republican. No more can we have Democrat-Republican debates by candidates on campus. Getting rid of McConnell would be the best thing for Kentucky and for the country. DITCH MITCH ’08!

12/10/2007 8:26:37 PM

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smokinmike wrote:

“Deficits don’t matter.”

– Dick Cheney

12/10/2007 7:42:02 PM

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owleye1 wrote:

this headline assumes that the GOP has had a soul to sell to the devil…I have seen little evidence of that… all I see is a bunch of fat cats trying to make the eye of the needle bigger than it is…squeeze it anyway you want…the headline like this author will not fit through.

12/10/2007 7:41:05 PM

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12/10/2007 7:35:07 PM

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jacaver wrote:

so much for the G.O.P. been the party of fiscal responsibility, these jokers just about double the national debt in the first 6 years of the Bush presidency when they controlled the house,senate and the white house.

12/10/2007 7:21:32 PM

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katman62 wrote:

Where have you been, Mr. Novak? Republicans haven’t been the party of fiscal responsibility since 1981.

12/10/2007 7:21:06 PM

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mkoning7 wrote:

Dream on soldier. The United States is bankrupt. Good night and good luck.

12/10/2007 7:08:40 PM

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Janet1 wrote:

I do not care what party you are in whether it be Republican, Democrat, Independent or the Purple Party – cut the crap by cutting all pork. If you have a pet project then make separate legislation for it. No more earmarks and pork added to omnibus bills – enough already!

12/10/2007 6:57:33 PM

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smokinmike wrote:

“How The GOP Sold It’s Soul”

What are you upset about Novak? Are you upset that the GOP has finally recognized that women have the right to vote, child labor is wrong and that slavery is illegal?

Those were the good old days, eh Bob?

12/10/2007 6:54:43 PM

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groovey411 wrote:

The republicans are perhaps the biggest porkers the country has ever seen.

12/10/2007 6:35:34 PM

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drpat2001 wrote:

good man bob. a republican mess, a democratic party cause. you should be fired, or called a blogger, like Ann Coulter but not a reporter. keep on treking. the idiots are waiting for your next “discourse”.

12/10/2007 6:23:07 PM

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kevinschmidt wrote:

Novak, please turn yourself in for being a traitor.

No one cares what you say.

No one believes you.

You have no credibility.

You are a Domestic Terrorist and should face the death penalty for committing treason against the U.S. and for jeopardizing the safety of every single American man, woman and child.

12/10/2007 6:00:26 PM

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hakc56 wrote:

Where was this whining about pork when your party controlled the Congress, Novak? You fraud.

12/10/2007 5:49:01 PM

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