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Power in Washington is shifting
Washington Times ^ | 11/26/03 | Tony Blankley

Posted on 11/25/2003 10:08:38 PM PST by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:10:50 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The passage of the Republican Party's Medicare/prescription drug bill and its support by the AARP is by far the most convincing evidence to date that the political center of gravity in Washington is shifting definitively to the GOP for the first time since the pre-FDR era.


(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: republicanmajority; tonyblankley
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1 posted on 11/25/2003 10:08:39 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
(The unions will be the last interests to leave the Democrats.)

They can keep the Unions .. the Union Boss' are too dirty for my liking

2 posted on 11/25/2003 10:14:56 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Mo1
And, once one is in control of the whole shebang, there is little motivation to shrink said shebang, is there...???
3 posted on 11/25/2003 10:20:52 PM PST by okie01 (www.ArmorforCongress.com...because Congress isn't for the morally halt and the mentally lame.)
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To: kattracks
The democrat party has become so corrupt that it's going to take a few years of wandering in the wilderness for it to regain any sense of moral values. As long as the Clintons run it, it doesn't stand a chance.
4 posted on 11/25/2003 10:22:26 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: Molly Pitcher
Ping!
5 posted on 11/25/2003 10:22:34 PM PST by ABG(anybody but Gore) (Ashley Wilkes to Dave Asman: "You cannot speak that way to General Clark!!")
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To: kattracks
Love Tony. Glory piece to write. Mental picture of that liberal newsweek woman Tony always makes a fool of on TV...she's screaming on reading this!
6 posted on 11/25/2003 10:24:30 PM PST by spyone
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To: kattracks
Eleanor somebody.
7 posted on 11/25/2003 10:25:21 PM PST by spyone
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To: okie01
And, once one is in control of the whole shebang, there is little motivation to shrink said shebang, is there...???

You make a very valid point

But it's the VOTERS that have the last word .. and the Republicans should never forget that, because we are watching them

8 posted on 11/25/2003 10:25:50 PM PST by Mo1
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To: kattracks
Eventually even big media will come around, a very important aspect of power barely mentioned in this otherwise interesting article. The Rathers, Brokaws, Courics will have to pass from the scene before that can happen. But it will.
9 posted on 11/25/2003 10:26:42 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: kattracks
The Fourth Turning
What the cycles of history tell us about America's next rendezvous with destiny.
10 posted on 11/25/2003 10:30:02 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: kattracks
We aren't getting the RAT people for the right reasons.
Man, I don't see this as a good thing. I really don't want the RAT clientele. If we get 'em, we have to start pandering...
11 posted on 11/25/2003 10:32:34 PM PST by stylin19a (is it vietnam yet ?)
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To: kattracks
A classic case of confusing party labels with political philosophy and fundamental principles. The party whose name is 'Democratic' is certainly on the ropes, but the socialism of FDR's New Deal and LBJ's Great Society are alive and thriving like never before. So who's really wining here?
12 posted on 11/25/2003 10:35:30 PM PST by sourcery (This is your country. This is your country under socialism. Any questions? Just say no to Socialism!)
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To: spyone
Wanna party?
13 posted on 11/25/2003 10:35:43 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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Losing battles and the war, while we control the exec and leg branches, is not cause to celebrate.
14 posted on 11/25/2003 10:39:12 PM PST by At _War_With_Liberals
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To: kattracks
Correction: "the political center of gravity GOP in Washington is shifting definitively to the GOP Left."
15 posted on 11/25/2003 11:01:44 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mullahs swinging from lamp posts.....)
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To: kattracks
The Texas Democrat party is a fine example of ehat is going to happen to the democrats in Washington. GWB has done the same in Washington as he did in Texas. He has exploited their weaknesses and has laid the groundwork for a big shift in the political spectrum. No matter how he has done it, the fact is, he has destroyed the democrats since he became the President. If he wins big next year, it could lead to bigger majority in both houses and therefore make it easier for passing more conservative legislation.
16 posted on 11/25/2003 11:05:17 PM PST by MJY1288 (The Democrats Have Reached Rock Bottom and The Digging Continues)
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To: kattracks
*BUMP*!
17 posted on 11/25/2003 11:09:15 PM PST by ex-Texan (CBS [SeeBS] Deserves a Long Double Flush . . . Pull the Chain!)
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To: Brad Cloven
2 steps forword and 1 step back !
18 posted on 11/25/2003 11:14:36 PM PST by america-rules (It's US or THEM so what part don't you understand ?)
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To: kattracks
Yep, the power has changed. We'll now get screwed, but with more compassion, by the GOP instead of the Rats. Funny article from a conservative, in that it makes note of the power shift, but not all the taxpayers money being spent.
19 posted on 11/25/2003 11:15:10 PM PST by Moonman62
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To: kattracks
Kattracks, some of the Washington Times stuff is really good. Why not post it where more freepers are awake? Seems that we get the junk during "prime time" and the gems in the middle of the night. Well, let me know. Thanks.
20 posted on 11/25/2003 11:18:10 PM PST by GOPJ
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