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To: FourtySeven

wow i see it the other way with us picking up NJ and Md and Bush continuing to raise big money for the GOP


20 posted on 08/08/2006 9:06:13 AM PDT by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: italianquaker; bassmaner
Actually I am optimistic about Steele's chances in November. I was referring to a "big picture" type of prediction. I predict a net loss for Republicans in '06, although a win in MD, as well as NJ would be surprising and invigorating.

As far as bassmaner's predictions, I would say #1 doesn't stand a chance, as Bush is not some weakling that will sign a bill so obviously damaging as the Fairness Doctrine. Just as the "ban on gay marriage amendment" has no chance, really, of passing and becoming an amendment, such an obviously leftist law as the Fairness Doctrine has no chance of passing, much less being signed. It's only introduced so that Pelosi can look good for her constituency.

The other two points are possible, I suppose, but not without much resistance on the part of Congressional Republicans. Most likely, the 2 years between '06 and '08 will be full of stalemates and filibusters, with not much damage done, at least not much permanent damage. After all, while the Dems will have a good year this year, it's not like they are going to have a super majority in either the House or Senate. It will essentially be a hollow victory, especially with Bush still in office. Many (rightly I think) criticized him for not using the veto pen much, but I would say with a Democratic Congress in opposition, that pen will get more use in the next two years.

And besides, the elections still may be a surprise. Maybe we won't have a net loss at all.
21 posted on 08/08/2006 9:35:43 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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