Today we learn the Republican President has unleashed the National Security Agency on illegal monitoring of United States citizens. The former Majority Leader in the House of Representatives is under indictment for money laundering. The Senate Majority Leader is being investigate by the Securities and Exchange Commission for insider trading in his families company... a publicly traded firm over which is Senate position wielded influence. A long-time Republican Congressman has pleaded guilty to receiving more than 2 million dollars in bribes. Add to these charges the secret prisons, the exploding deficit, the war on 'Happy Holidays', the abuse inside Public Broadcasting, libraries. Is there anyone who can proudly proclaim being a Republican? What would Lincoln think?