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Henry Hyde

Henry Hyde passed away on Thursday.

Airheaded liberals in the media will obsess and froth over the man's abortion views and the Clinton impeachment trial.

Not only is that vacuous and vapid it's a grave injustice.

Rep. Hyde entered Congress during the ghastly period of the mid-1970's. The country was in deep decline and poised to fall further into the abyss. Democrats had absolute power over the purse strings of the federal government and colossal majorities in the state governments. Being a Republican was akin to having leprosy. The USA was being turned into a banana republic.

Hyde represented an urban/suburban District. Replete with union members and by-rote roboDemocrats. For the final decade of his career he specifically was targeted for elimination by the vicious media/leftist/Democrat machine.

Yet he never wavered on his core beliefs.

Although he had the misfortune of being on an S&L board when the banking sector imploded in the early-1990's, Hyde never was on the take and nobody even suggested as much over a 30-year stint in Congress. Given the history of Northern Illinois politics that itself is a remarkable achievement.

At a time when conservatives tend to look at former sportscasters and spoiled academics for guidance, Hyde was a man of action who accomplished more than cheap talk.

Hyde retired on his own terms and personally chose his successor.

RIP.


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Comments (8)

As you so dismiss Lib's...W... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

As you so dismiss Lib's...Where were Republicans when they were in charge?

At least Hyde voted the courage of his convictions.
Back in the 90's when Has been's like Newt and "The Hammer" played the media...
It was Hyde who represented...
RIP Hyde...

I wish more old republicans... (Below threshold)
Lee:

I wish more old republicans and democrats would follow his lead and die of old age. It's the only way to get rid of the corruption.

Cherie Snodgrass?... (Below threshold)
TJ:

Cherie Snodgrass?

"Yet he never wavered on hi... (Below threshold)
jp2:

"Yet he never wavered on his core beliefs."

I guess being faithful to his wife was not one of his core beliefs.

Contrast Hyde with the left... (Below threshold)

Contrast Hyde with the leftists who lack even the basic decency to respect the dead and their families.

Rest in Peace, Representative Hyde. The scorn of the bottom-feeding lowlifes is to your credit.

Yes, TJ, Cherie Snodgrass.<... (Below threshold)
Wanderlust:

Yes, TJ, Cherie Snodgrass.

Tell me something, did Rep. Hyde commit perjury in regards to his relationship with Mrs. Snodgrass?

No?

Did Rep. Hyde drown his marital indiscretion in a river?

No?

Did Rep. Hyde pay people off or give them cushy jobs to keep them quiet about his relationship with Mrs. Snodgrass?

No?

Hmmm...

the TJ you see in #3 is not... (Below threshold)
tj:

the TJ you see in #3 is not me.I,m just sayin

Airheaded liberals... (Below threshold)
Airheaded liberals in the media will obsess and froth over the man's abortion views and the Clinton impeachment trial.

I remember him mainly for being a voice of sanity and common sense during the overheated Iran-Contra brouhaha.

RIP Henry.




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