It's pretty disgusting what the Republican Party is trying to do in D.C. The do-nothing right-wing Republican Congress is showing their true colors -- they are a bunch of lazy, selfish individuals who are putting their pettiness ahead of the national interest. While the Democrats promise to be inclusive in their approach to governing, I hope they investigate every single one of those Republicans, many of whom lack a work ethic or any ethics for that matter. http://online.wsj.com/public/articl...79YKGamKmg_20070105.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top WASHINGTON -- Like a retreating army, Republicans are tearing up railroad track and planting legislative land mines to make it harder for Democrats to govern when they take power in Congress next month. Already, the Republican leadership has moved to saddle the new Democratic majority with responsibility for resolving $463 billion in spending bills for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. And the departing chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Bill Thomas (R., Calif.), has been demanding that the Democrat-crafted 2008 budget absorb most of the $13 billion in costs incurred from a decision now to protect physician reimbursements under Medicare, the federal health-care program for the elderly and disabled. ... But with Mr. Hastert dismantling his office, House Republicans appear to be operating in a post-election leadership vacuum. The White House is watching with alarm, as are many Senate Republicans, who have a greater stake than the House in maintaining relations with Democrats. "There are individuals who want to blow up the tracks, and there are more of those individuals in the House," said one Senate leadership aide.