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25 Goals Conservatives Achieved in the 2004 Election (Vanity)
11/03/04 | To Lurk or Not to Lurk

Posted on 11/03/2004 7:52:49 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk

25 Goals Conservatives Achieved in the 2004 Election

CRITICAL GOALS

1. Retained United States Presidency.

2. Retained ability to nominate United States Supreme Court Justices.

3. Retained majority in the United States Senate.

4. Retained majority in the United States House of Representatives.

IMPORTANT GOALS

5. Increased majority in the United States Senate.

6. Won the United States Presidency with a plurality of the Popular Vote.

7. Retained ability to block nomination of William Clinton to United Nations Secretary General.

8. Defeated Tom Daschle for Senator of South Dakota (Present and soon to be former United States Senate Minority Leader).

9. Retained majority of State Governorships.

10. All 11 states voting on a Gay Marriage Ban passed their measures:

Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Utah.

NICE TO HAVE GOALS

11. Won the United States Presidency with over 50% of the Popular Vote.

12. Increased majority in the United States House of Representatives.

13. Increased majority of State Governorships (provided Washington does not slip away).

14. Mel Martinez won for Senator from Florida (replacing the seat left by Bob Graham).

15. Katherine Harris won for Representative from Florida.

16. Johnny Isakson won for Senator from Georgia (replacing the seat left by Zell Miller).

17. Won the United States Presidency with the largest Popular Vote ever.

18. Won the Popular Vote for the United States Presidency in the State of North Carolina (home state of John Edwards).

19. Won the Popular Vote for the United States Presidency in the State of Arkansas (home state of William Clinton).

20. Won the Popular Vote for the United States Presidency in the State of Tennessee (home state of Al Gore).

21. Defeated Martin Frost for Representative from Texas (representative who fled state to avoid his legislative duties).

22. Defeated Charles Stenholm for Representative from Texas (representative who fled state to avoid his legislative duties).

23. Won the United States Presidency with a majority of States.

24. Overwhelmingly won the United States Presidency with a majority of Counties.

25. Overwhelmingly won the United States Presidency with a majority of Square Miles of the Country.


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: bushvictory; conservatives; election; goals; gwb2004
Hello, everyone! This is my first post, though I originally came to Free Republic via a link on the Drudge Report. As such, I have been lurking for I guess around 5 years. However, given the truly significant events that unfolded yesterday and today, I wanted to share with all of you some of the remarable achievements I compiled that our great president, the Republicans, and conservatives everywhere amassed in this last election.

I have listed the goals in three categories, starting with 4 Critical ones that were vital to sustaining what President Bush has achieved so far. I followed those goals with Important ones that should significantly add to our ability to make progress in the near future. Finally, I listed some Nice to Have Goals that enable our folks to effectively blunt a large portion of the spin Democrats, Liberals, and the Old Media will try to sell the public on now that they have been so thoroughly repudiated.

In total, we are witnesses to a historic outcome that should finally put rest the validity of our President and the direction he desires to lead this nation in.

P. S. While I have not posted prior to now, it has still been a true pleasure learning, laughing, and sometimes lamenting with the patriots who make up Free Republic. Cheers to all!

1 posted on 11/03/2004 7:52:49 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

I think you're on to something.


2 posted on 11/03/2004 7:54:22 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

26. Demonstrated to the world that Americans are truly free people and that we left Europe to escape elites and we continue to defy them. We are Americans. We rule ourselves.


3 posted on 11/03/2004 7:57:23 PM PST by Cornpone ((Aging Warrior))
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

Great great night, no doubt!

I am however, deeply saddened to note that we Texans didn't oust Frost and Stenholm's border-jumpin' buddy, Leticia Van de Puke from the state senate :(


4 posted on 11/03/2004 7:59:33 PM PST by Dienekes
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I agree and its all due to the "Internet." Our side's ability to now obtain our information without the Old Media first filtering it, is, and will continue to, change this country for the better.


5 posted on 11/03/2004 8:00:35 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

I've often wondered if Bush really would block Clinton from taking over the UN. Skirt-chasing aside, he's really not any worse than the people who've been in charge there before. If the whole rest of the world backed Clinton for the job I'm not so sure Bush would block him. What would Bush gain from it? After all, if Bush has done anything it's show that the UN is totally irrelevant to American foreign policy. Bush could OK him and still do anything and everything he wants.


6 posted on 11/03/2004 8:01:45 PM PST by Ahriman
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To: Dienekes

That may be true but Texas gave us President George W. Bush; and if that isn't something to stand up and shout about, I don't know what is ... :)


7 posted on 11/03/2004 8:02:31 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk
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To: Cornpone

27- can you imagine how the du feels? i can't get the grin off my face thinking abut those poor souls on our sister board the du.
My sister is a lib- and i had to call the red cross in for suicide watch- talk about depressed!!
This is before W nominates people to the right of scalia to the sc.
28- All 6 new pub senators are anti rino. Much easier for Frist to deal with.
29- Who gives a rats ass what chaffee does now!
This is just monumentous.
Now let us crush hillabeast and get jeb or bill owens elected in 08!!!


8 posted on 11/03/2004 8:04:24 PM PST by genghis
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

You are correct Sir! And okay, so "deeply saddened" is an exaggeration and the greatest of quibbles given the smashing victories we had all over this great land. :)


9 posted on 11/03/2004 8:04:49 PM PST by Dienekes
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To: Ahriman

I agree, Clinton certainly can't be any worse than what we already have. Sure, he's be media whoring all over the place, and maybe taking some of the attention from Bush, but at the same time, that could provide Bush some cover from the hostile MSM.


10 posted on 11/03/2004 8:06:29 PM PST by Dienekes
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To: Ahriman

William Clinton as the head of the United Nations would be a complete disaster. I am certain that at every opportunity he would continue to covertly and overtly seek to subjugate our country's best interests for the "greater good" of the world. I would be stunned and more deeply saddened then Daschle, if our president ever allowed a stage hog like Clinton a spot at the table of the corrupt UN (not that he wouldn't, mind you, fit right in).


11 posted on 11/03/2004 8:09:44 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

You're right, but how is that any different from what the UN has been doing already? Remember, Bush will do anything he wants and tell them to take a hike. They're irrelevant.


12 posted on 11/03/2004 8:11:41 PM PST by Ahriman
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To: Ahriman

Who would want to give that pontificating jerk a platform to continue betrayal of his country for the benefit of his "insignificant other?"


13 posted on 11/03/2004 8:11:49 PM PST by Cornpone ((Aging Warrior))
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

Nice job! My personal list only got up to, oh 20 or so major victories ;-)


14 posted on 11/03/2004 8:12:16 PM PST by bigbob (2)
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

2. Retained ability to nominate United States Supreme Court Justices.

I appreciate how high you put this on your list, it was also an extremely high priority for me in this election. But also be aware that the President also nominates District and Appeals court federal judges. This too makes a huge difference in how we are governed.

On the negative side, there are really very few things we missed. The Senate race in Colorado. Failing to do better in the state legislature in California.. some state legislature losses in Colorado, Connecticut. uhh. Not too bad at all. We got so lucky in Lousiana with Vitter getting over 50%. Narrowly averted disaster with Bunning in Kentucky.


15 posted on 11/03/2004 8:17:09 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Ahriman

Bush will not be President after four years but the Slick One would still be at the United Nations. I see no reason in giving him anything to fulfill his dreams of being the "leader" of the world's nations. He must never again have a platform from which to damage the integrity of this country and the honor of our Armed Forces.


16 posted on 11/03/2004 8:17:10 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk
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To: bigbob

Thank you.


17 posted on 11/03/2004 8:17:38 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

MY 2 cents.....but, didn't want to post a vanity....

TOP Ten Reasons I’m Glad President Bush was re-elected…….

10. The Feminist “movement” is about wiped out.
9. No more Kerry and his LONG face, and LONGER diatribes of lies.
8. America is waking up to what “conservatism” really means, and maybe even to our Constitution.
7. The WORLD is waking up to what AMERICA really means.
6. Free people (and those longing for freedom) around the world WON, also.
5. NO MORE Political Ads for four MORE YEARS! (But, hey, that’s what freedom allows us.)
4. The “angel in the whirlwind” is sticking around.
3. Our Prayers really DID work!
2. My Grandchildren MAY not have to FIGHT terrorists in America.
1. The people with “BRAINS and COMPASSION” won against the so-called “intellectuals” on college campuses and in the MSM.


18 posted on 11/03/2004 8:20:45 PM PST by goodnesswins (WE ...WON ...The ...SUPER...BOWL...of...FREEDOM!!!!)
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

Thank you for posting this list. It is a significant addition to our understanding of what is accomplished.

Welcome...


19 posted on 11/03/2004 8:20:53 PM PST by Spirited
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To: Mount Athos

Your point regarding District and Appeals Court judges is well taken. There is no doubt given the judicial activism ("legislative theft") of the liberals, that it was absolutely vital that Bush win re-election. Our Supreme Court is going to be positively reshaped (especially, if we prempt Arlen Specter from taking over the Chair of the Judicial Committee).

While we did have some disappointments, our achievements were so overwhelming that I can't imagine having hoped for more ... : )


20 posted on 11/03/2004 8:23:23 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk
All 11 (12) states voting on a Gay Marriage Ban passed their measures: Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Utah

Great post and important to remember.

Not to pick, but don't forget Missouri - voted and passed in August, even though the Dem's managed to force the amendment onto the Primary election to keep it off November!

21 posted on 11/03/2004 8:25:21 PM PST by 1stMarylandRegiment (Conserve Liberty)
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To: Spirited

You are most welcome! Truly, as I sat up last night going over just what we had achieved I absolutely wanted to share it with those who have helped shape my current understanding of our country. And we all know, the Old Media would NEVER entertain publishing any list to this effect.


22 posted on 11/03/2004 8:25:53 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk (It's no longer a question.)
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To: 1stMarylandRegiment

Thank you for the information (and I certainly don't consider it "picking"). The more we as a group can marshal our facts, the greater and faster progress we will make.


23 posted on 11/03/2004 8:28:39 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk (It's no longer a question.)
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

26) Elected the first Republican senator from Louisiana


24 posted on 11/03/2004 8:30:56 PM PST by LSU Engineer
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

I already posted, but had another key victory I wanted to list.
Namely the inroads made among minority voters. We got double the prior votes among blacks. And often majorities of latino voters. This success will likely impact future elections. This is huge...


25 posted on 11/03/2004 8:37:36 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

Welcome aboard FRiend.


26 posted on 11/03/2004 8:41:39 PM PST by MeekMom (When are the Hollyweirds moving to Canada/France?)
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To: MeekMom

Thank you.


27 posted on 11/03/2004 9:14:45 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk (It's no longer a question.)
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To: goodnesswins

When we all add in our two cents worth it starts to add up to some serious coin ...


28 posted on 11/03/2004 9:20:10 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk (It's no longer a question.)
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

Actually, Stenholm and Frost did not flee the state. Only Texas House and Senators fled the state, not Congressmen. Just wanted to alert you. Go on celebrating!


29 posted on 11/03/2004 9:21:15 PM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

Bill Clinton should NOT be knowingly put ANYWHERE where we taxpayers are further supporting him, like hugely (at present) underwriting the U.N.....let's not in ANY way endorse his continued escapades and past treason...let some other country do it or let him get a real job....he's doing real well as a speaker, getting monies no doubt from public universities and other sources we haven't paid enough attention to....


30 posted on 11/03/2004 9:41:19 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance
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To: Zack Nguyen

Whoops! Thank you, Zack ... that is very important to know. Sorry for the confusion.

NOTE: The following original entries are hereby amended:

21. Defeated Martin Frost for Representative from Texas (the Democrat incumbent in a “2-incumbent” race due to redistricting).

22. Defeated Charles Stenholm for Representative from Texas (the Democrat incumbent in a “2-incumbent” race due to redistricting).

[If the Admin. could change the original posting to reflect these corrections, that would be most appreciated!]
_______


Hopefully, it's right this time ... : (


31 posted on 11/03/2004 9:42:24 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk (It's no longer a question.)
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To: Blurblogger

Agreed.


32 posted on 11/03/2004 9:48:33 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk (It's no longer a question.)
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To: To Lurk or Not to Lurk

Great first post!!!

I'm glad you decided not to lurk anymore.

Welcome to the logged-in side of the Free Republic!


33 posted on 11/03/2004 9:53:10 PM PST by Vision Thing
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To: Vision Thing

Thank you. I'm rather pleased I FINALLY took the leap, too.


34 posted on 11/03/2004 9:59:17 PM PST by To Lurk or Not to Lurk (It's no longer a question.)
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