Skip to comments.Place your bets on the Grown-ups
Posted on 11/04/2006 4:52:13 AM PST by Molly Pitcher
This is it. The final days, the home stretch. We head into the weekend and then to the polls on Tuesday for what might just be one of the most important elections of our lifetime.
I dont ever remember feeling so tired.
Im tired of hearing people try to make excuses for people like John Kerry. Im tired of hearing pollsters and pundits project a big victory for Democrats this Tuesday. Im tired of hearing the vicious, bitter attacks on our Presidents character by the likes of people like Keith Olbermann, a pseudo-intellectual Manhattan elitist who appears to be having the sort of on-air meltdown that the fictitious movie newsman Howard Beale of Network had. Im tired of the mainstream press relishing every bit of bad news out of Iraq or about the economy, while virtually ignoring all the positive stuff.
Most of all, Im just tired of fighting.
But Im not close to stopping. The stakes are too high. There might just be enough people on the fence that could be persuaded into doing the right thing on November 7th. And so Im going to try.
Like it or not, political parties are defined by their most prominent members. We Republicans have had our share of headaches and embarrassments. Neither party is without its gaffes.
But at the end of the day, Ill put the prominent Republican leaders up against the Democrats of 2006 any time. And well all be able to agree that there is a world of difference between the two.
Just consider the people who help to make up the heart and soul of the Democratic Party: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann, Alcee Hastings, Marion Berry, Rosie ODonnell, Barbara Boxer, and Barbra Streisand.
Compare that list to some of the more notable Republicans: George W. Bush, Denny Hastert, Bill Frist, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Sean Hannity, Rudy Guiliani, George Allen, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dick Cheney, John Cornyn, and just about every country music singer in America.
Cmon, its not even a close call. Face it, the Democrats are a bunch of angry, bitter, cynical people with no direction, no strategy, and certainly not a whole lot of positive things to say about the USA. The Republicans just feel like, well, the grown-ups.
A war is a very grown-up thing. It might not be as exotic as worrying about what global warming is going to do to snail darters in Antarctica, but terrorism threatens us all. Personally, Id prefer to take my chances with the ozone over a bunch of angry fanatics who think chopping off my head or blowing up my airplane will send them to heaven.
We have to act like grown-ups. It might seem intriguing to fret about diversity, but our children and our childrens children are counting on us to keep our country safe. And we are in way better shape with the grown-ups in charge than handing over the keys to the car to Ted Kennedy.
I was fascinated by the way Americans reacted to John Kerrys incredible slur against our troops this week. Sure, there was anger and passion and plenty of hurt feelings. But do you know what didnt really occur? Hate. That blind, red hot hate that so many Democrats have for honorable people like George W. Bush.
It appears that Democrats made a decision to make our President the focal point of most of their smear campaigns. They figure that if they can attack Bush while running a campaign ad for Congress, voters will be inspired to vote for the Democrat.
Well, as he once famously said: Bring it on. Ill stack his integrity and guts up against most of these folks on the left any day of the week.
Im just not willing to believe that voters will be so gullible as to let the Dems win next week.. I cant accept the possibility that well allow the hateful, vengeful Democrats to gleefully attempt to turn our country into an unholy mess for the next couple of years. No matter what anyone thinks of President Bushs decisions, I just refuse to think that were ready to stomach a party that might just very well try to impeach our commander-in-chief during wartime if they take control of the House and Senate.
Like most Republican leaders in America today, I believe in my country. I have faith that well do the right thing next week. I am proud of our troops, I pray for our President, and I love the United States of America.
Were a nation that has witnessed a lot of miracles. Maybe, just maybe, well see one more this coming Tuesday.
But grown-ups don't run from the field....
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus
I doubt if I sleep Tuesday night. I've already warned my hubby (he's not politically obsessed the way I am - but he knows what counts!)
I'll be watching the day before happen. I really do want to see if the propaganda has worked and that people really are turned inward, as the Democrats want. I hear it sometimes in the street, but I also know how deceptive ad hoc observations are, thought-out or off-the-cuff.
This is the Super Bowl for political fans as well as the junkies. I'll be the one with the popcorn.
I am wondering if Bush apprval numbers will go up as he campaigns. The last number was 46% and if he goes over 50%, he may pull peop;le like Allen and Talent up with him. One thing I know for sure. Oberman gets way too much attention and too much commentary is on what the media is doing, not the voters.
Red Nation unite.
Your party (and mine) may have let us down on some issues (or some people) but it is unrealistic to think that you can have it all. The "values" of the Republican Party are noble, where the alternative is detrimental to our society.
I did my duty the other day and voted (we have early voting in my state) Republican all the way down to circuit court judges. Always consider that the alternative (a DummiecRat Congress) will put our very existence in jeopardy.
Good for you. Im sure the rats will better represent your values huh?
Sorry, I'm not going to reward them.
They keep talking the talk, but they refuse to walk the walk.
Maybe if the Republicans would purge all the sodomites from our party who are pressing the homosexual agenda, or actually cut off all RNC support for candidates who are adulterers, or at least take responsibility for their lack of legislative action on Christian and Biblical issues. I'm not voting and I'm putting my faith in the ALMIGHTY.
Well then, I'm sure you'll be happier with the Left in charge . /sarc.
Good to know you're without sin.
That's amazingly selfish.
Go ahead, hide under the couch. Just don't come here whining when the democrats take control and completely destroy all you hold dear.
PFFFFFT! Prove it. Blackbird.
Let me see now. David committed adultery and murder, Moses killed an Egyptain, the Apostle Paul persecuted Christians, and Peter denied Christ three times. Are you saying that we should give up on Christianity? Why bother to go to church on Sunday? Your logic is flawed. You take the best alternative offered and you vote.
You're half of the problem...