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To: Pacothecat

Look, I am watching the CNN talking heads gloat. The reality for us here is that conservatives were not motivated to vote because our principles were not represented by our President and our Congress. Let's put international politics aside. Yes, Bush cut taxes, but he grew the government. Look at the Education Department. He grew it. Our hopes for a diminishing education department, and a valiant pro life cause (Bush appointed Harriet Meiers, first, remember?) seemed ignored by this President. And the congress seemed to go along. So, it's not so much a liberal victory as a conservative defection. Plus, don't you think that our number one talk show host turning out to be a drug addict demoralized the base? It demoralized me. I bragged on Rush for years, and he disappointed. So, the page turns, and the hardship, I hope, re-awakens the party. V's wife.


30 posted on 11/07/2006 6:28:46 PM PST by ventana
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To: ventana
Yep, I agree and I would add they failed us on immigration. We also have to realize the country is split down the middle. we can't hold everything forever. Damn depressing though because I believe there is good and evil in play here.
42 posted on 11/07/2006 6:34:54 PM PST by Pacothecat
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To: ventana

You're correct about radio talk and Rush, their era has reached a nadir and Limbaugh has caused more harm to the party than his gigantic ego will ever accept. Poor fellow.


58 posted on 11/07/2006 6:46:18 PM PST by middie
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I don't see how you can blame conservatives or the base. Here in OH, we out-did ourselves in EVERY category, turning out more Republicans to vote than even in 2004 (according to the reports we have)---but that wasn't enough. The Dems and Indies sank us, and the Iraq war was a big issue.

Rather than blame conservatives, especially Rush, I'd think we would be rather concerned that large numbers of our fellow Americans have basically turned their back on fighting terrorism.

111 posted on 11/07/2006 7:26:28 PM PST by LS
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