David Ignatius has written a very intriguing op/ed in today's WaPo noting the similarities between Democratic overreaching in years past and today's Republican lapses in judgment (See, e.g., Frist/DeLay & company in the Schiavo saga; DeLay and his ethics problems, etc.). Ignatius writes:
The Republicans lately have exhibited many of the unpleasant traits that got the Democrats in trouble over the past generation. With their attempts to impose political solutions to private moral issues, they come across as meddlesome busybodies who want to run other people's lives. Americans didn't like self-righteous scolding when it came from liberals, and they don't like it now from conservatives.
If Ignatius means that those in the US House and US Senate are trying to "impose political solutions to private moral issues," then yes, I agree, we have a problem. If by "private moral issues" he means abortion, gay marriage, the Schiavo situation, etc. I agree that Congressional Republicans are coming across as busybodies. These issues should be left to the states, not the DeLay's of the world.