Regarding the previous post: for those of you who are prone to reading into a post rather than actually reading it, that post is about the inability of the Democrats to properly capitalize on a real scandal perpetrated (mostly) by their ideological opponents and what that says about the party's mindset. The post is not about whether Abramoff is a legitimate Republican scandal or not. It is.
The post is about what one does when one's "enemy" is down. There have been so many bogus Republican "scandals" in the news for the past few years that it's almost as if the Democrats have forgotten what to do when a legitimate one comes along: seize victory and plant your flag on the highest of ground.
I laid out what Harry Reid should have done in the wake of the scandal. At least one commenter thought that I was trying to mitigate the scandal because it was a Republican one and that unwarranted assumption is symptomatic of the problem. If such people can't recognize good (okay, fair) strategic advice when they see it, especially when it comes from an unapologetic conservative Republican, then the Democrat Party is further gone than I thought.
I hope that there is a remnant of Democrats that want to see their Party survive. Taking that chip off your collective shoulders might be a good first step. Not lying when you don't have to would be a good second. (I would say not lying at all, but these are politicians we’re talking about here.)
I honestly hope that you will take it from there.