Skip to comments.November 2004 is Already Won
Posted on 09/25/2003 7:13:36 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln
The recent dip in President Bushs poll ratings has given Leftists a brief glow of euphoria. Perhaps, they muse, the President is beatable and the Democrats will soon be the majority party again. This is a pipe dream. Whatever the future holds for Republicans - and there is some reason to believe that the GOP may someday divide into two varieties of conservatism - the future of the Democrat Party is clear.
Indicative of the demise of Democrats are the very poll numbers cited by Leftists. Bush is down? Yes, when pitted against a hypothetical Democrat, but when pitted against actual Democrats running now for President, George W. Bush has poll leads outside the margin of error and which would translate into even more emphatic victories in the Electoral College.
Polls which purport to show trends in how Americans view Congress are equally deceptive. These data, when examined more closely, show that when Americans are asked how Republicans in Congress are doing and how Democrats in Congress are doing, the consistent picture is Republicans are seen as doing a comparatively better job than Democrats. Americans have already begun to view Republicans as the majority party.
Recent exit data from the November 2002 elections show that a plurality of voters considered themselves Republicans, rather than Democrats. Combine this political fact with the overwhelming popular support that President Bush has within his own party, the majority party, and the problems of Democrats are even starker.
This is exacerbated by a sort of kamikaze approach to politics which seems to have infected the Democrats. Trying to out-hate President Bush, whose personal favorability ratings are among the most consistently high in American political history is simply madness. Moreover, should any event create a wave of sympathy for President Bush, then the wrath of the American people could make 2004 for Republicans like 1964 was for Democrats.
Already, it is almost certain that Democrats have reached their high water mark in the presidential election cycle. Soon, Democrats really interested in the nomination will simply have to attack other Democrats.
Republican voters in primary states that allow cross-over voting can be expected to return the favor of Democrat meddling in the Republican nomination of 2000. These Republican voters might line up solidly behind Joe Lieberman (the best of a bad lot) and so force antiwar Democrats to attack Lieberman or accept his more moderate tones.
About that time, President Bush will begin spending money for his re-nomination, and using his huge financial advantage, along with the publicity that any president can command, to widen his lead over Democrat challengers.
And something else will become clear between now and the conclusion of the parties nominations. Ed Koch, whose credentials as a northern liberal Democrat are impeccable, has fired clear warnings shots: betrayal of Israel and pandering to terrorism is not considered cute or clever by American Jews. The real anti-Semitism of the American Left is becoming increasingly clear.
Very soon, also, Zell Millers book will hit the Amazon and New York Times bestseller lists. If it hits the top of these lists, as conservatives could easily make happen, then the radical drift of the Democrat Party will be national news for several weeks. Zell will be on television and radio explaining why he can no longer accept the Democrat Party.
Koch and Miller simply cannot be dismissed right-wing extremists. Koch was the popular Democrat Mayor of New York. Miller campaigned hard for Democrats in 2002 and he held the same job that Jimmy Carter once held. These men are - or recently were - mainstream Democrats. Millers voting record is moderate - like Breaux of Louisiana or Nelson of Nebraska - and not conservative.
What if these men and other retired Democrats come out and support President Bush for reelection? When the security of America is at stake, people do funny things. The last time the Democrats nominated someone as compliant with anti-Americanism as the current crop of candidates, when McGovern ran in 1972, the AFL-CIO sat out the election.
The last time Democrats displayed such naked hatred of America, they carried only a single state; this time, they may not do that well. The redistricting in Texas and the retirement of southern Democrat senators insures that Republicans will also gain, not lose, seats in both houses of Congress.
By mid-November of next year, Democrats will figure out that hatred of America and its leaders is very bad politics. So be calm; be confident. The good guys are going to win.
Bruce Walker has been a dyed in the wool conservative since, as a sixth grader, he campaigned door to door for Barry Goldwater. Bruce has had almost two hundred published articles have appeared in the Oklahoma Bar Journal, Law & Order, Legal Secretary Today, The Single Parent, Enter Stage Right, Citizen's View, The American Partisan, Port of Call, and several other professional and political periodicals.
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Well said! Words of wisdom from the LadyinRed.
What are you referring to?
I think an overly pessimistic attitude is at least as bad. People tend not to vote for someone they think is likely to lose.
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