Skip to comments.Fred Barnes: Snatching Victory . . . (Republicans can still salvage the midterm elections)
Posted on 08/26/2006 1:38:40 PM PDT by RWR8189
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"If we aren't prepared for conquest and occupation, we should pursue a policy of appeasement."
I vote conquest, skipping quickly through normal weapon, to big deadly demoralizaing ones.
The fewer remaining to pacify and occupy, the better.
Set the example we missed with Iraq.
Call it payback for 1979.
Because it aint easy and we have become fat lazy and comfortable. Osama, camel humper that he is, knows more about us than we'd like to admit. Who has time for war, corruption at the UN and illegals poring over our borders when we have more important things to worry about. For instance did you know Tom Cruise lost his studio? Jonbenet's perv killer is landing in the US? Michael Jackson is going broke? etc, etc, etc.
I'm not sure that I believe the Democrats are certain they won't win, but I do agree they are trying to cover their bases by floating out excuses.
Most observers are aware mid-terms are about base turnout. When motivated...the GOP has a bigger base. 2004 proved that. Democrats can't be certain the GOP's base won't turn out. Nor are they entirely comfortable pridicting the behavior of their own base right now after CT. Hence the uncertainty.
You may well be right about Barnes trying to cover for excessive doom in past. But, then, serves every insider like himself right for jumping on the conventional wisdom of the Beltway to guage the future. Better if they focused on the actual thinking of the people in the country, rather then that of the paid propagandists.
If I recall, your assessment has been consistently that they'd pick up a few seats? Mine has been fairly close, even in my outraged state. That we were looking at "status quo" with possibility for a few changes either negative or positive but nothing dramatically different. With Republicans largely the ones that can control their own fate here. Even at this late date.
Homeland security, liberal judicial tyranny, Rat extremism (and immigration, for Republican candidates generally, but not for Bush). Barnes is right about taking aggressive positions on Iraq and Iran. But only as part of the mix.
I mean to stability in Iraq and to the WOT.
There is no need to occupy. There is only a need to settle matters with the current regime, and then to depart. Eventually, a regime that values longevity will come to power.
Bush is really unpopular. The problem for the democrats is that if bush did run again, he would squash almost any democrat they could put up because they have zero ideas about anything.
But Rush read a piece---one of those "inside" things by Carville---and it was TELLING. They were basically saying that the election would be "stolen" in six states if they didn't watch out. Why are they even talking about a "stolen" election if they think they will win?
I'm not getting this- don't these pols and "newspeople" EVER talk to real people? The demonRATS are all pumped over poll results and conservatives are wringing their hands. Are they so sure that those who would NEVER vote for a leftist are just so angry at the reps that we would EVER vote for a dem?
Most of us are pretty angry with the nonsense- immigration, the direction of the war, education, etc- but that does NOT mean we would THEN shoot ourselves in the foot.
They truly need to poke their noses outside the Beltway every once in a while...
I don't believe it for one minute. Lamberti is a good candidate.
I'm one of those people:
Fight the War on Terror,
Balance the budget,
Secure our borders.
If any party acted to be willing and able to do these things, I would change to that party. In the meantime, I appear to be stuck voting for Republicans and hoping they act conservative.
LOL I guess at this point any improvement in public opinion is a plus for the Prez and the GOP`s election chances. One problem. Fred Barnes isn't being entirely honest. He never mentions the immigration issue. Just a minor oversight on his part, I'm sure.
>>>>Besides national security, the issue that most energizes conservatives and Republicans is judges.
At this point, I'd rather see the GOP Congress demand spending cuts, starting with a roll back of pork barrel earmarks. Eliminating part or all of the thousands of earmarks in the current budget would be a responsible decision.
If you liked doubling government spending in 8 years you loved Ronald Reagan and Reagan Man does.
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