Skip to comments.Leo Durocher - Nice Guys Finish LAST
Posted on 11/08/2006 5:10:00 AM PST by Tribemike
"Nice Guys" finish last....inevitable. You are either perceived as weak or lacking passion.
Notice how Democrats move LOCK STEP AGAINST ANYTHING Republicans do...Bush do anything right? IMPOSSIBLE !
On the other hand, Republicans are constantly reaching out, accommodating, deferential...GAG, GAG, GAG.
"Wrong Direction" polls - Democrats state something like 90-10 on that one...they concede NOTHING and simply REFUSE to be ruled by republican anything. Republicans just try to get along.
Someone on this forum said politics is a bloodsport - so true. Democrats are ALWAYS on the attack while Republicans try to play nice and find the noble intention in their enemies somewhere.
To not hold the Senate is inexcusable. All the close races lost (VA, Montana, Missouri)...unbelievable
Most excellent point!
One would hope that this election will have the effect of finally! finally! forcing the "Country Club Republicans" and RINOS out of their leadership positions and to the back of the Republican bus.
It is time for some hard-nosed Conservatives to take over the party and prepare for the '08 battle!
I am very concerned about the Democrat takeover, but my guess is, that, in their exuberance and having no plan, they will self destruct over the next two years.
If only we held the Senate for the next Supreme Court Justice...
I agree with this. We were all hoping the Democrats had not succeeded in their deceptions but the truth is that many GOP who court the Democratic media and also responsible for this result as well as a Republican Congress with no cohesive message. The biggest mistake was committed by the White House who ceded the ground on WMDs, even though we found them, who ceded the ground on Saddam's involvement with terrorism, if though it is clear he was involved. They ceded ground after the Iraqi elections, they ceded ground everywhere on the War on Terror issue. The refused to provide a cohesive message on immigration, they dealt with the Foley issue badly and did attack the Democrats hard enough across the board. What we see here is that the Democrat tactic of attack attack attack worked especially when we have a weak White House which refused to respond when our soldiers were slandered over and over again. This I think is what cost us the vote. How can someone support a war when we are interrogating prisoners in lazy boys while our soldiers are being imprisoned without due process for alleged atrocities in Iraq. We can also thank contrarian talk shows for blurring the lines being Democrats and Republicans over single issues. All these things broke the dam for us this election and the whole party and conservatives had better wise up because the Democrats have learned something here and that is running candidates that are more conservative helps them win. Liebermann won even while supporting the War. It wasn't the war so much as the President who failed to continue to make the case for it.
Well put.... the other side keeps accusing, attacking and placing republicans in a position of defensive/apologetic posturing...that is never a way to win.
I think you're all overreacting just a bit. Calm down. The Dem leadership are moonbats. We lost because we acted like Democrats, and the Democrats won because they acted like (real) Republicans.
Losing the Senate really BLOWS, but losing the House is merely interesting. The House leadership on our sideis going to be decidedly conservative, and Bush is going to have to step up and start acting like a freaking leader.
Does it suck? Yes. Is it the end of the world? No. Be thankful you don't live in Connecticut.
I live in NY...it's worse than you think.
We re-elected two criminals to office
We can only hope!
"Does it suck? Yes. Is it the end of the world?"
I would not bet on it.
BEST POST I'VE READ THIS MORNING:
"Republican Congress people are about to be schooled in how to act like the majority."
I certainly hope so!
"Leo Durocher - Nice Guys Finish LAST"
I remember the interview when Durocher made that statement.
He was manager of the Dodgers and Mel Ott was the Giants' manager. Ott was the nicest guy you could meet but he could not get the Giants above third place even though the Giants had a good team. MOF they set a home run team record for the time in 1947 by hitting 221 home runs.
Durocher was talking about the Giants and specifically Mel Ott.
Yeah, I was listening to WABC this morning, Curtis and Kuby. The good news for you is that all the idiots from your state are moving to mine.