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G.O.P. Glum as It Struggles to Hold Congress
New York Times ^ | November 5, 2006 | ADAM NAGOURNEY and ROBIN TONER

Posted on 11/04/2006 11:00:33 AM PST by publius1

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 — The battle for Congress rolled into a climactic final weekend with Republican Party leaders saying the best outcome they could foresee was losing 12 seats in the House, but they were increasingly steeling themselves to the loss of at least 15 and therefore control of the House for the first time in 12 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2006elections; drivebymedia; msm; newyorktimes; votesuppression
I would soooooooo appreciate it if these people would just shut up! I mean, our people. Do we really need them out there talking down the elections, abd acting as if everything was already all over? Jeepers!
1 posted on 11/04/2006 11:00:33 AM PST by publius1
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To: publius1


nyslimes headline:

NEW YORK TIMES GLUM AS IT STRUGGLES TO HOLD READERSHIP


2 posted on 11/04/2006 11:02:10 AM PST by Mrs.Z
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To: Mrs.Z

Ah Touche'!


3 posted on 11/04/2006 11:03:55 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Vote REPUBLICAN on November 7th!)
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To: publius1

Our guys are sandbagging the NYT!


4 posted on 11/04/2006 11:04:05 AM PST by Cedric
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To: publius1

Reverse psychology.


5 posted on 11/04/2006 11:05:29 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: Cedric

Get out the vote.


6 posted on 11/04/2006 11:06:30 AM PST by sine_nomine (Vote for the Democrats? - the party of Studds, Frank, Webb, Clinton? - the new family values party?)
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To: Cedric

Call me crazy, but I don't understand....


7 posted on 11/04/2006 11:06:34 AM PST by publius1 (Just to be clear: my position is no.)
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To: publius1

Oh I am SOOOOO glum! /wrist

(/sarc)


8 posted on 11/04/2006 11:06:57 AM PST by Danae (Anál nathrach, orth' bháis's bethad, do chél dénmha)
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To: publius1

Tokyo Rose & Lord Haw-Haw rolled into one...


9 posted on 11/04/2006 11:07:43 AM PST by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Mrs.Z
NYT suppresses demoncrat turnout! HAAAAAAAAAAA!
10 posted on 11/04/2006 11:07:59 AM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: publius1

The New York Times is the American version of Al Jazeera. Anyone who subscribes to the New York Times needs to discontinue their subscriptions. The only way to hurt them is to not give them money. The same goes for all the other MSM outlets that slam America and embolden our enemies.


11 posted on 11/04/2006 11:08:13 AM PST by Chena ("I'm not young enough to know everything." (Oscar Wilde))
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To: publius1

Glum struggles quagmire failed scandal corruption, base deserting end of era stupid cowboy, squandered goodwill isolation low approval global warming, Iraq Iraq Iraq, bad economy rich tax cuts offshore drilling, unions protest aliens hurt poor abused minorities disenfranchised. Oh, and Katrina, you heartless racist Republican bastards. -Your New York Times


12 posted on 11/04/2006 11:09:24 AM PST by Sender ("Always tell the truth; then you don't have to remember anything." -Mark Twain)
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To: publius1

Yes, the NYT is glum, glum, glum, glum...


13 posted on 11/04/2006 11:09:28 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: andy58-in-nh
Repubrican... you die now!
14 posted on 11/04/2006 11:10:45 AM PST by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: publius1

LOL. It's hilarious. Wasn't it just last week they were talking 50?

Spin, spin, spin.


15 posted on 11/04/2006 11:11:53 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: publius1

In 2004, my 19 y/o son called me at work on emergency because he heard news on the radio that Kerry was winning huge. He is not active politically, and didn't even want to vote. But when he thought of the possibility of Kerry as pres - he drove straight to the polls and voted. He said the thought was "surreal". If my indifferent son can be spurred to do such a thing, imagine what effect the interested voter will have to this news?


16 posted on 11/04/2006 11:12:36 AM PST by Right in Wisconsin
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To: publius1
From the article: NEWT says the Reps will lose "25 to 30" seats.

Thats some serious reverse psychology!

17 posted on 11/04/2006 11:12:36 AM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: publius1

I'm not glum! I don't know anyone who shares my political beliefs who is glum. Sounds like the Times is making another effort to disenfranchise conservative voter's. Can we sue??


18 posted on 11/04/2006 11:13:18 AM PST by pepperdog (I hate the lying MSM)
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To: publius1
Hey, NYTimes! I will not be dissuaded, dispirited or disenfranchised!
19 posted on 11/04/2006 11:13:47 AM PST by 6SJ7
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To: publius1
“It’s very grim,” Mr. Gaylord said. “Things are dreadful out there.”

Gosh I'll have to just change my attitude then!

I'm STILL going to vote AND strait Republican.

Take THAT Mr.(glass half empty) Gaylord!

20 posted on 11/04/2006 11:15:29 AM PST by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: publius1

I think our {GOP} operatives are employing political judo here. Why argue with the NYT when, if they do so, they'll be ignored. Why not do a rope-adope and claim you're really glum? That'll get into print IN A HURRY.

Don't you find it odd that virtually NONE of the GOP guys is willing to refute the NYT dire projections?

It's feeling more and more like Rove and the boys have outfoxed the dims again.


21 posted on 11/04/2006 11:16:00 AM PST by Cedric
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To: publius1

I don't feel glum at all.


22 posted on 11/04/2006 11:17:23 AM PST by Bahbah (Support the military and their mission, vote Republican.)
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To: sausageseller

The NYT forgot the part where Newt said, "...barring some dramatic shift in momentum."


23 posted on 11/04/2006 11:18:44 AM PST by Cedric
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To: EGPWS

Gaylord ... ahuh huh huh huh huh ...

24 posted on 11/04/2006 11:19:14 AM PST by ARE SOLE
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To: publius1

I am not glum by any stretch.
Whatever happens. And I expect good news.

I will oppose dems with the same vigor no matter what happens. Until they are gone.


25 posted on 11/04/2006 11:20:51 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: publius1

Not as glum as the NYSlimes will be!


26 posted on 11/04/2006 11:26:37 AM PST by Wuli
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To: publius1

Seems Gaylord is Robin's go to, GOP basher:


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/29/politics/29assess.html?ex=1285646400&en=88b946a056158eef&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss


Gaylord = turncoat


27 posted on 11/04/2006 11:33:43 AM PST by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: johnny7
Repubrican... you die now!

ROFLMAO!

Not before you, you slant-eyed little bastard!!

28 posted on 11/04/2006 11:33:56 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: publius1

Glum? I'm laughing my arse off.


29 posted on 11/04/2006 11:34:09 AM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: publius1

My reading of the historic moonphase voting chart predicts a gain of 5 to 8 seats by the Dems.
(Hey, why not a moonphase poll? They're always home!) )

Here's a chart of moon phase and how the outparty does in House seats.

1992 waxing +9
1994 waxing +54
1996 waxing +8
1998 waxing +5
2000 waning +2
2002 waning -8
2004 waning -3
2006 waning

Source: WTF? Correlations Co. Inc.
:-)


30 posted on 11/04/2006 11:35:42 AM PST by mrsmith
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To: andy58-in-nh; All
Every DBM story I read... seems to sound like that loudspeaker in 'Pork Chop Hill':

“C'mon Joe... ray down you lifle... there's hot food waiting for you just outside your pelimeter. No need for you to vote... stay home... where it quiet.”

31 posted on 11/04/2006 11:46:59 AM PST by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: johnny7

Propaganda is only effective to the degree that those to whom it is directed are receptive to its message. Don't believe the BS emanating from the media loudspeakers. Let them think they're winning - and then go out and kick their asses.


32 posted on 11/04/2006 11:56:38 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: publius1
They won't ever quote anyone, and the people they are talking to are GOP malcontents who want the "ins" to lose so that they can get power---most likely the blue-haired country club types.

It is the NY Times that will be VERY glum on Wed. I'm feeling a big, big victory over these clowns.

33 posted on 11/04/2006 12:07:46 PM PST by LS
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To: publius1

NO...No...let them say this....it will convince their people that they are soooo far ahead of the Republicans they won't go and vote, and we, the Republicans, will win BIG....


34 posted on 11/04/2006 12:10:36 PM PST by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: mrsmith

you know yo might have something there...knowing what my nursing unit goes through when the moon is full!


35 posted on 11/04/2006 12:11:09 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Save the Republic! Mess with the polling firms' heads!)
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To: publius1
Call me crazy,

OK, crazy. Ever play Bridge, Hearts, or Spades? You tell the NYT that yes, your party turnout and support just plain sucks. They in turn trumpet the landslide victory that the Dems anticipate. Queers, drunks, and druggies dominate the Dim spin. This further demoralizes the Dim constituency. But the Dims have a "plan". They will hire limo's, buy '40's and smokes, and threaten to out their own queers, drunks, and druggies. They gave up on the Adultery thing after Clintons problem (impeachment).

This is not over until it is over.

36 posted on 11/04/2006 12:22:22 PM PST by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocities of September 11, 2001.)
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To: Cedric

When the NYTimes goes to bed, it checks the closet for Rove!


37 posted on 11/04/2006 12:26:48 PM PST by Uriah_lost (We've got enough youth, how about a "fountain of smart")
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To: publius1

Glum? NYC is projecting. We Republicans are excited, expectant, looking frward to a strong Republican clean-up victory, and celebrating the blogs and freedom fighters who have come forth to fight the good fight.


38 posted on 11/04/2006 1:14:30 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: publius1
The DUmbasses in the lame-stream, has-been, drive-by dinosaur media have to cover Saddam's sentencing tomorrow.

If he's sentenced to DEATH, any further trials are moot and we are again reminded of why our troops are in Iraq - depose Saddam (or REGIME CHANGE as it was referred to when Clinton adopted it as policy, but did nothing more than lip service). DUmocrats wanted the election to be about Iraq, and so it is.

1. Jean-Fraud Kerry infers that soldiers in Iraq are dumb.

2. Soldiers respond

3. NYT admits Saddam had nuke program.

4. Families of fallen visit Iraq (no quagmire)

5. Saddam sentenced (death by wood chipper)

News cycle seems to be working for GOP advantage thus far. DUmocrats today counter with "Rusmsfeld must resign" and "recruiters caugh lying" stories. Wow. That's new....NOT!

In addition to Saddam sentencing, Fox will be running OBSESSION - THE MOVIE, and we get to see the face of the enemy today and tomorrow. Fox is also showing "waterboarding" (Steve Harrigan, a Fox reporter volunteered to show how it is done) all day today.

I don't know what Monday brings, but I've got a good idea about the day after.


39 posted on 11/04/2006 1:20:03 PM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: publius1
This is the New York Times. Of course they're going to say the Democrats are set to take over the House Tuesday. Did you really expect them to give Republicans a break? In the final 48 hours, the Drive Bys will ratchet up their vote suppression drive.

"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

40 posted on 11/04/2006 1:25:16 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: publius1
After the election they will be whining that he Republicans stole the election again.
41 posted on 11/04/2006 1:27:53 PM PST by oldbrowser (ACLU, communism is the ultimate goal.)
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To: publius1

We aint glum we just don't party next to a full powder magazine. Just wait till its gotime then they'll see how glum we are after the votes are all counted Tue night.


42 posted on 11/04/2006 3:31:48 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: publius1

A reporter can always find someone to fit an agenda. The New York Times does it everyday. I personally do not know a single 'glum' Republican and I know dozens of 'glum' Democrats. So there, NYT.


43 posted on 11/04/2006 3:33:31 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: everyone

These GOP "professionals" should shut up. Whatever they really think, save it for Wedneseday, November 8. Be optimistic and keep hope alive for now, people !!!


44 posted on 11/04/2006 3:34:02 PM PST by California Patriot ("That's not Charlie the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: publius1

Oh, I'm so glum, I think I'll vote for democrats.

After all, that's what depressed people do. Certainly SANE people wouldn't vote for democrats, would they?


45 posted on 11/04/2006 8:27:38 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: publius1

One day soon Adam Nagourney and his fellow socialist crook propagandists will meet the same fate as Goebbels and Hans Fritzsche.


46 posted on 11/04/2006 8:45:37 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: publius1
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47 posted on 11/04/2006 8:53:40 PM PST by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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