True. That political capital Dubya talked about vanished without much to show for it. This was a dreadful summer for him. The worst part was that he made it easier for his critics, not harder.
Pi**ing in the wind. Should have started with sending in the Feds to rescue Terri Schiavo and gon on from there.
B u m p
If you believe NOTHING has happened for our side, just shut up now. Right now.
SLAP SLAP.. wake up... your dreamin... again..
There is fight in the grand old party yet.
You have to understand when to pick your fights. How to keep your powder dry. Do not fire till you see the whites of their eyes and all that rot.
There is set up and there is delivery.
Clinton was all about showmanship and getting good press.
George Walker Bush is all about actually doing something and making a difference. If you don't know the difference then you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.
To take Dan Rather WAY OUT OF CONTEXT, courage.
Well let's see. We didn't run out of Iraq with our tails between our legs. We didn't sell out to the Euro weenies, the UN, North Korea or Iran. We haven't had a tax hike. The left has gone totally mad an is imploding before our eyes. We won't have 2 new lefty members of the Supreme Court or more leftists federal judges, etc, etc.
Ya right, we got "nothing"
"Republicans Ready for a Fight" ??
THAT I would like to see! Why do I doubt that there even IS a republican party anymore? When was the last time there was a real republican party here in Arkansas?
We do have a couple of TRUE conservatives, but the ones that call themselves republicans (like the rino "right rev guv huckabee") are better suited for their tea parties than political parties.
Speaking of our "Right Rev Guv" Huckabee (aka the Huckster) ...
"Governor Huckabee has renewed his frustrations with FEMA, saying that information was not readily available from federal authorities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina."
He cannot keep his leftist crybaby mouth shut for five minutes without pandering to the jesse jacksons and sheenah bitches of the world. Every day he sounds more and more like john f'n kerry.
Hey Gipper, another recruit for the Mike Pence revolution. Please add him to the Operation Offset ping list.
A 1.5 margin of victory is not a "huge mandate". Ever heard of Mike Pence and Operation Offset? Got any idea how hard the Pres has been fighting for Soc Sec reform all year only to have the weak kneed ed Congressional Leadership bail on him? Read any of the half dozen Immigration Reform plans? Got any idea how important to the future of the Country having Pres Bush pick the next Chief Justice and other SC Justice is? Turn off the Dinosaur Media, spend a lot more time here at Free Republic, listening to Talk Radio and reading the blogs. There is a LOT going on the Dinosaur Media doesn't want you to know about.
Who is J. Dunn?
The rank and File is ready to fight, but most of the Cowards in Washington DC should be relieved of Command.
We need leaders. Strong ones, one's who are not afraid to get their nose bloodied and who will get back on their feet and charge back in.
Not the spineless bastards that seem to infest the upper echelon of this party.
it all boils down to the next SCOTUS nominee and if he gets confirmed, if he is not a true conservative, if the GOPers in the senate don't have the cujones to make sure that he or she is seated, then they will be in trouble not from the moderates but from within in the 2006 election, it is time for all of us to wake up and make sure our elected GOP officials are held accountable (for a variety of reasons, i think they read the nytimes and washpost too much, they are under the impression that the left and the moderates hold the key, not the right).
Bush traveled all over the country trying to get support for his social security reform... and got no where. The public did not support it. The media and the left managed to shape public opinion.
Let me give you a tiny clue about how the real world works. When the economy is good and jobs are plentiful and wages are pretty good .... voters want nothing changed. Propose any sort of economic change and the voters will reject it. And they will let you know that changes will not be tolerated at the polls. Elected officials of both parties are reluctant to do things the voters don't want done. It is dangerous to their political health.
The Democrats socialist pitches did nothing in the 1920s. Times were good and public wanted nothing changed. However, when the depression came the voters wanted things fixed. They wanted change and would vote and support the man who offered change. That man was FDR.
The inflation and economic stagnation of the Carter years allowed Reagan to make changes. But once things were going good after 1984 the public would not support Reagan's proposed changes.
Things were good during the Clinton administration and Hillary care could not get off the ground. It matters not which party is in power. If the economy is good the public will not allow change.
It takes bad or unsettled times to make changes in our economic programs. When things are going good voters will not support economic policy changes. Both Democratic and Republican congressmen and senators can read the polls and they do listen to voters. They will not do what the public does not want done.
So many people just don't understand that we have a government " of the people, by the people, and for the people." Some of us have a great deal of trouble understanding how voters react to stimulus.
Got a "gimme money" letter from RNC today wanting to know why I'm not "contributing like I used to" ... wrote across the form to be sent back ... "because you guys aren't the ones I bought the last time, and I'm going to be a little more careful in what I purchase ... so I'll see what you do about borders, judges and the like, then maybe I'll send you another check. Otherwise, my money goes to those who are looking out for ME."
Where the heck have you been for the last 9 months???
Have you not watched the news?