Skip to comments.Fox News: Foley Case Destroying Repub Chances
Posted on 10/05/2006 10:22:48 AM PDT by pabianice
Pending Hastert's news conference, Fox is reporting that internal Repub polls indicate that the Foley matter is destroying any chance of the Repubs keeping the House, "and maybe the Senate as well." Breaking as we await the Hastert news congerence. Fox reports that the entire country is riveted by this matter and it has "blown away" all other issues for the upcoming mid-terms.
I have a hard time believing this manufactured scandal is having this effect, but Fox seems to be shooting straight on this. Perhaps the dealy in the Hastert new conference is due to furious fighting over whether he needs to resign as speaker today. With no other candidate standing-by, Fox notes that Congress would be required to re-convene to elect a new speaker, keeping this mess in the lime light right up to election day. This ambush was apparently very well planned.
Fox is obviuosly trying to kiss up to the Clinton Kool Aid drinkers with all of this worthless talk. Worthless it is to the max.
This is a crock from Fox.
Especially after Rove launches his October Surprise. ;-)
Saw that too. I have a bad feeling something is going to happen soon. Dammit, this whole thing reeks of a game of chess and this might be "check-mate" Hope Im wrong.
More... former FBI Head Louis Freed may be appointed to investigate Foleygate.
I noticed that the stories by Fox news and the other MSM folks always state a "Pollster", with no name given. Could this pollster have an axe to grind against Hastert?
All we need is for President Bush to get out on the stump and pump up the base.
How on earth could that be? Oh yeah, Tom Delay, Bob Ney, Mark Foley, Duke Cunningham......
Now I remember.
Is this by one of the ex cnn'ers like Major Garrett? This is a Welstone minute and will backfire.
I just can't believe this would influence one vote. I just can't imagine a single person saying, gee I support the Republican party, it's ideas and platform but because of one perv in congress I'm goin to switch my vote to the anti-american, pro-gay lobby, same sex marriage advocate, abortion on demand, cut and tun and defame the US Military demo/socialist party. Uhh, I don't think so.
Well, we shall see. The CW certainly has this as a nail in the coffin moment for the Republicans.
Still, the one thing that remains is the issues. Are there enough October suprises for the dems to keep the voters attention away from their positions on the issues. I have to tell you, the voters might be fixated on Foley, but more as a National Enquirer thing than something that affects their vote.
Would you like your Fox in a box?..........
I agree. I know there are voters who vote irrationally, but why would being offended by Foley's actions lead anyone to vote for a Democrat? Are Democrats supposed to be less likely (at all levels of government) to send salty instant messages? (I'm not defending Foley's behavior with the "Democrats-do-that-too" argument; I'm just challenging the idea that the Foley scandal will have an impact on other races.)
Yesterday afternoon on NPR they announced a poll (small numbers) taken in rural high GOP areas, and failed to find one voter that was changing their vote to the RAT party. I think this will hurt somewhat, but there is still a month to go before the election. At least this story didn't come out a week before the election like the W DWI story.
FOX is a POS network run by a Democrat that caught a unique slogan "fair and balanced" but that's all it is, a slogan.
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