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  • Caption Pic of Harold Ford outside Rebel Bar

    11/07/2006 4:36:34 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 108 replies · 3,236+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Nov. 7,2006
    Democrat Harold Ford Jr. talks to the reporters outside the Little Rebel Bar and Grill during his campaign for U.S. Senate in Jackson, Tenn. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006. Ford is running against Republican candidate Bob Corker. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
  • The RNC's Absentee/Early Voting Tallies

    11/07/2006 2:49:23 PM PST · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 105 replies · 6,383+ views
    The RNC is sending this memo to surrogates this afternoon. NATIONAL Of the precincts that the RNC is monitoring turnout, we have a ?% turnout advantage over the 2004 turnout (GOP precincts are turning out at 32.9% of 2004 vote while DEM precincts are turning out at 32.5% of 2004 vote) Many states like Colorado, Nevada, Arizona have 25% of votes cast before election day. ARIZONA There were 60K more ballots submitted by Republicans before Election Day ? and 41% of the state has already voted. In 2004 Exit Polling was off by 3.5% (they had it at 7%, actual...

    11/07/2006 11:38:04 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 63 replies · 3,394+ views
    Greg Palast ^ | Greg Palast
    <p>Here?s how the 2006 mid-term election was stolen.</p> <p>Note the past tense. And I?m not kidding.</p> <p>And shoot me for saying this, but it won?t be stolen by jerking with the touch-screen machines (though they?ll do their nasty part). While progressives panic over the viral spread of suspect computer black boxes, the Karl Rove-bots have been tunneling into the vote vaults through entirely different means.</p>
  • John Kerry: Unbridled elitist....(If John Kerry was a man...)

    11/07/2006 7:40:05 AM PST · by IrishMike · 29 replies · 1,267+ views
    WND ^ | November 7, 2006 | Mychal Massie
    Many believe that Sen. John Kerry's Halloween eve statement calling our military personnel ignorant, uneducated failures who have no opportunity for anything other than – gasp – can you believe it – service to their country, is further evidence of the Democrat Party's contemptuous loathing of our military men and women. I believe Kerry's so-called "botched joke" is a deviant pathology of sensus plenior that is emblematic of elitists – particularly those who hold public office – regardless of their party affiliation. This is why liberal Democrats cannot be trusted, and it is why the conservative base is disgusted with...
  • Surprise, Surprise....(Kerry, Saddam, and jobs . . . oh my!)

    11/07/2006 7:07:08 AM PST · by IrishMike · 10 replies · 1,364+ views
    NRO ^ | November 7, 2006 | Larry Kudlow
    A series of late-October, early November surprises has turned the midterm elections into a real horse race. The bullish stock markets of recent months have been saying all along that a Democratic tsunami will not materialize, but now even a decent Dem wave seems a long shot. First we have the John Kerry blunder: The Massachusetts senator badmouthed American troops in Iraq as a bunch of uneducated losers. This was typical anti-war elitism from Kerry, but his timing was impeccable. In a scorched-earth negative response, undecided and independent voters are flocking into the Republican camp, according to late-breaking polls from...
  • Election Day 2006 - Things to watch out for

    11/07/2006 5:46:17 AM PST · by connell · 18 replies · 876+ views ^ | Christopher Cook
    Do not, under any circumstances, believe any exit polls you hear. Just don't listen. Tell your friends not to listen. Exit polls are always wrong, and they always favor Democrats. The are---or appear to be---designed specifically to dampen GOP turnout by creating a "why bother, it's over" kind of mood. Don't let them get away with it. Don't talk about exit polls. If you hear other people talking about them, set them straight. Don't post them in forums, or on your blog, or anywhere. Don't think about them... don't even poke them with a stick. On a similar matter: Do...

    11/07/2006 4:53:44 AM PST · by IrishMike · 12 replies · 596+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 7, 2006 | IAN BISHOP
    Democrats will stop at nothing to hike taxes - even trying to seize hard-earned dollars "when you die," President Bush needled yesterday in his final pre-election push to rally the GOP faithful. "The Democrat philosophy is this: If it breathes, tax it, and if it stops breathing, find its children and tax them," Bush said to laughs at a GOP rally in the Florida panhandle town of Pensacola. "The Democrats want to raise taxes when you're born, when you're working, when you're retired, and when you die," he charged. "Our philosophy is, we want you to have more of your...
  • The Patriot....Refusing to yield, Rick Santorum fights on.

    11/07/2006 4:30:10 AM PST · by IrishMike · 21 replies · 1,193+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 11/7/2006 | Jeffrey Lord
    "Nought man could do, have I left undone." The line from Robert Browning's poem "The Patriot" springs to mind as Pennsylvania's Senator Rick Santorum talks quietly but passionately during a last swing through the heart of Pennsylvania. The crowd in Carlisle, the county seat of vote-rich Cumberland County, filled with a decided mix of seniors, mullet-wearing young men, parents with squirming kids (including Santorum's six), and enthusiastic twenty-somethings. They are witnesses to one of the most remarkable Senate candidates in the country as well as in Pennsylvania's long history, and they clearly know it. While Santorum has long-since emerged as...
  • An Election Day Wish (Joseph Farah Looks Forward To Destruction Of Democratic Party Alert)

    11/07/2006 3:39:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 57 replies · 1,529+ views ^ | 11/07/2006 | Joseph Farah
    Do you need some motivation to get you to the polls today? I do. And here's mine. As you know, I've been extremely disappointed by the Republicans who have been in control of Congress and the presidency since 2001. They waited far too long to act on border security. They increased spending beyond imagination. Far too often, they talked and acted like Democrats. I've been a strong advocate of not voting for the lesser to two evils as a means of stimulating more competition in the political marketplace. But I'd like to present the other side of that story today,...
  • What a five percent turnout bump would do. \

    11/06/2006 10:08:26 PM PST · by dangus · 35 replies · 1,398+ views
    Going into Election Day 2004, Bush was apparently down about two points, give or take a few depending on which survey you read. He ended up winning by three points. In other words, he out-performed surveys by about five percent. What would the Senate look like if they Republicans as a whole out-performed current poll data by a consistent five points? Here's a hint: If you have a soft spot for any liberals, you may want to keep them away from sharp objects, tall buildings, etc. The following are NOT predictions. They are simply a representation of what MAY happen...
  • Vanity Opinion: Seven very BIG reasons to vote Republican tomorrow!

    11/06/2006 3:01:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 149 replies · 2,887+ views
    America's Judgement Day '06 | Jim Robinson
    Seven very BIG reasons to vote Republican tomorrow: 1) The war against global jihadism. There is no reason whatsoever to trust the Democrat Party with our national security against the global jihadists. They don't even recognize the threat, much less possess the spine to actually fight the enemy. And the cut and run Democrat Party will not stop at surrender. Make no bones about it, their overall objective includes making the US completely defenseless. 2) The ongoing battle for the constitution and against liberal judicial activism. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to trust the liberal/socialist Democrat Party with majority...
  • Republicans closing gap as US votes

    11/06/2006 5:23:09 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 35 replies · 1,329+ views
    The Guardian ^ | November 7, 2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The Republicans were deploying their legendary machine last night to rouse the faithful and drive up turnout for midterm elections today, with activists buoyed by polls suggesting the party had recovered some lost ground in the final hours of the campaign. In a contest that will help write the legacy of George Bush - as well as that of the man called his brain, the political strategist Karl Rove - thousands of party activists fanned out to battleground states, immersed in a $30m (£15.8m) drive to retain Republican control of Congress. For Mr Bush, yesterday was also a day of...
  • DON'T VOTE...

    11/06/2006 3:20:14 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 7 replies · 444+ views
    Internet ^ | 11-06-06 | Jo Nuvark
    DON'T VOTE ... until you visit Robyn Nordell's conservative election guide for California and Federal campaigns. She provides excellent evaluations and ratings for judges, propositions and candidates.
  • Oh No, Massa! N.Y. Democrat Candidate Faced with Foley-Style Problem

    11/06/2006 3:13:03 PM PST · by Stoat · 11 replies · 1,287+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 4, 2006 | Tim Graham
    Oh No, Massa! N.Y. Democrat Candidate Faced with Foley-Style Problem Posted by Tim Graham on November 4, 2006 - 11:39. Via the Sixers blog on NRO, we learn that the George Stephanopoulos pledge that the Mark Foley scandal would resonate in every congressional race sometimes comes true. Consider that in upstate New York, the shoe is on other foot, the Democratic foot, embarrassing the challenger to first-term Congressman Randy Kuhl. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports: (November 2, 2006) — CORNING — Democratic congressional candidate Eric Massa fired his campaign manager in June and has accused him of providing alcohol to...
  • Question: If your last name were Abortion would you name any of your children Alternative?

    11/06/2006 2:01:07 PM PST · by bmw_n_me · 5 replies · 591+ views
    Delco Times ^ | 11/05/2006 | Gil Spencer
    "Question: If your last name were Abortion would you name any of your children Alternative? Probably not! So a more pertinent question is this: If you saw the name Alternative Abortion on a voter registration form, complete with an address and a social security number, you’d be suspicious, right? You’d think somebody was playing a tasteless joke. Or maybe even committing a crime, because that’s what fraudulently filling out a voter registration form is, a crime. This one is currently under investigation by Delaware County District Attorney’s office, along with hundreds of other suspicious voter registration forms turned into the...
  • Nashua (New Hampshire) Democrat Reveals He's A Communist

    11/06/2006 1:07:29 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies · 1,931+ views
    CBS4BOSTON ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) NASHUA, N.H. -- Democratic Party leaders in New Hampshire are disavowing a legislative candidate in Nashua who identified himself on a questionnaire as a Democrat and a Communist. Twenty-two-year-old Daniel Keating is one of five candidates running for three seats House District 25, in the Nashua area. Keating is listed on the ballot as a Democrat, but in a questionnaire for The Nashua Telegraph's online voter guide, he also described his party affiliation as Communist Party of the United States of America. Keating said Monday that he joined the Communist Party USA about a year ago because it promotes...
  • (Maryland) Democrats Ask For Absentee Ballot Extension

    11/06/2006 12:58:47 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 73 replies · 2,032+ views
    WJZ.COM ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    (WJZ/AP) Baltimore, MD -- Several top Maryland Democrats are urging Governor Robert Ehrlich to push for an extension of the deadline for voters to postmark absentee ballots. In a letter to Ehrlich dated Sunday, the group asked the governor to instruct his appointees on the Maryland Board of Elections to allow ballots postmarked on election day to be counted. The current deadline is today. The letter cites shortages in absentee ballots because of the high number of requests this year. The letter comes on the heels of a similar request by a coalition of attorneys' groups and civil rights organizations....
  • My predictions - 2006 US Senate election

    11/06/2006 1:02:49 PM PST · by Heartofsong83 · 19 replies · 1,022+ views
    11/06/06 | Heartofsong83
    Here are my predictions for the results of each Senate race: Arizona: Kyl (R) 54%, Pederson (D) 45%, Mack (L) 1% California: Feinstein (D) 63%, Mountjoy (R) 35%, others 2% Connecticut: Lieberman (I) 52%, Lamont (D) 38%, Schlesinger (R) 9%, others 1% Delaware: Carper (D) 62%, Ting (R) 35%, others 3% Florida: Nelson (D) 57%, Harris (R) 42%, others 1% Hawaii: Akaka (D) 72%, Thielen (R) 27%, Mallan (L) 1% Indiana: Lugar (R) 95%, Osborn (L) 5% Maine: Snowe (R) 66%, Bright (D) 31%, Slavick (I) 3% Maryland: Cardin (D) 50%, Steele (R) 48%, Zeese (G) 2% Massachusetts: Kennedy (D)...
  • Dems are excited about voting this time (BLACK REPUBLICANS AREN'T BLACK ENOUGH!)

    11/06/2006 10:33:25 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 14 replies · 778+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 6, 2006 | LAURA WASHINGTON
    Tuesday, the Republican Party is counting on pulling a rabbit out of its hat. For months the Republicans have been hyping a voter turnout machine that is "targeting voters from every walk of life," as Danny Diaz, spokesman for the Republican National Committee, recently told a French news agency. "We are putting forward the most unprecedented grass-roots effort in the history of midterm elections," Diaz blathered to the Houston Chronicle. "We out-raised the Democrats, we've made more voter contacts, and our [get-out-the-vote] operation is more robust -- we are extremely confident we have built a foundation to maintain our majorities."...
  • Lieberman has 12-point lead in Connecticut, Quinnipiac poll Finds

    11/06/2006 10:30:58 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 26 replies · 792+ views
    Quinnipiac University ^ | November 6, 2006
    Incumbent Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman holds a 50 - 38 percent likely voter lead over Democratic candidate Ned Lamont, with 8 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Five percent are undecided. This compares to a 49 - 37 percent Sen. Lieberman lead over Lamont, with 8 percent for Schlesinger in a November 1 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University. In this latest survey, Lieberman leads Lamont 79 - 3 percent among likely Republican voters, with 16 percent for Schlesinger, and 52 - 35 - 7 percent among independent voters, while likely...
  • Poll: Bush Approval Rrating Dips To 35 Percent

    11/06/2006 9:41:53 AM PST · by steve-b · 66 replies · 2,362+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/6/06
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's popularity has dipped to 35 percent, according to a new CNN poll, with 41 percent of likely voters saying their disapproval of his performance will affect their vote in Tuesday's elections for control of Congress....
  • Baytown Sun Nixes Proposed Smoking Ban

    11/05/2006 11:59:46 AM PST · by BnBlFlag · 5 replies · 866+ views
    The Baytown Sun ^ | 9/05/06 | Unsigned Editorial
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  • 11,609 on voter rolls in county, New York (Palm Beach, Floriduh Vote Fraud)

    11/05/2006 7:12:05 AM PST · by FreeKeys · 95 replies · 2,761+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | November 03, 2006 | George Bennett, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    A Republican activist who did some simple computer research says he discovered an "open door" for fraud: more than 11,000 Palm Beach County voters who are also registered to vote in New York. Bill Skinner, the secretary of the Republican Club of Central Palm Beach County, said he obtained public voter records from the county and from New York and hired a programmer to find voters in one database who have the same first name, last name and date of birth as voters in the other. The search found 11,609 matches between Palm Beach County and the Empire State, Skinner...
  • and CPUSA

    11/04/2006 6:59:48 PM PST · by exposing_the_left · 14 replies · 1,036+ views
    Communist Party, USA ^ | Unity and Coalitions CPUSA
    "MoveOn's nationwide network of more than 1,700,000 online activists is one of the most effective and responsive outlets for democratic participation available today."--Communist Party, USA, from "Unity and Coalitions"
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-04-06 (DUmmies Jubilantly Celebrating Their Election Victory)

    11/04/2006 3:45:56 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 88 replies · 1,606+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 4, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The congressional elections are still 3 days away yet the DUmmies are ALREADY celebrating their tremendous victory. Normal folks wait until a joyous event actually HAPPENS before celebrating it but the DUmmies just can't contain themselves. The ball is still on the 10 yard line but the DUmmies have rushed, sans the ball, into the end zone to do their victory dance as you can see in this THREAD victoriously titled, "Oh Boy, are you watching the coverage of the upcoming destruction of the GOP?" So let us now break out the Estrich '04 Victory Champagne and watch the...
  • Bush: Dems not unpatriotic, just wrong on Iraq

    11/03/2006 8:56:44 PM PST · by Prime Choice · 45 replies · 725+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/03/2006 | CNN
    SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (AP) -- President Bush, working a southwest Missouri campaign crowd like a yell leader, blasted Democrats on Friday, saying they have no plan to keep Americans safe from terrorists.Bush said Democrats calling for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq aren't unpatriotic, just wrong. He said Democrats who voted against legislation to detain and interrogate suspected terrorists, the National Security Agency's eavesdropping program and the Patriot Act don't understand the stakes in the war on terror."If they say they want to win the war on terror, but call for America to pull out of what al Qaeda says is the...
  • Hey, vote for me -- my opponent kicks babies

    11/02/2006 5:27:59 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 450+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/2/6 | Peter Hartlaub
    With just a few days left before election day, has there ever been a worse time to be a complacent voter? If you believe the hype, U.S. Rep. Richard Pombo is in favor of slaughtering horses, gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides is out to destroy our wetlands, and attorney general front-runner Jerry Brown will not rest until the entire state has a crime rate that matches East Oakland. Insurance commissioner hopeful Cruz Bustamante recently unleashed a bizarre campaign spot focusing almost entirely on his recent weight loss. Meanwhile, the opponents of some of the major propositions have spent tens of millions...
  • Poll: Corker Up By 10

    11/02/2006 7:45:32 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 107 replies · 2,674+ views
    WTVF ^ | November 2, 2006
    Republican candidate Bob Corker leads in the race for the Senate, according to Reuters/Zogby polls released Thursday. The independent poll found that Corker has a 10-point lead on his Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. to succeed Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. Corker leads with 53 percent of the vote compared to Ford with 43 percent. Zogby International conducted the new telephone poll for Reuters for 10 key Senate races. The poll indicated that victory is "moving toward safe territory for Republicans" according to a news release from Zogby. The Reuters/Zogby polls of 10 key Senate races were conducted...
  • Obama's dealings with Rezko buy a parcel of questions (IT'S BARACKOGATE !!!)

    11/02/2006 4:42:27 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 27 replies · 1,107+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 2, 2006 | MARK BROWN Sun-Times Columnist
    Sen. Barack Obama may have thought a wrought iron fence would give him all the separation he needed from indicted Wilmette businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko. But before everything is said and done, our star senator is going to wish he'd done a lot more a lot sooner to distance himself from his longtime political supporter. On Wednesday, the other newspaper reported to our surprise that Obama and Rezko, in effect, are neighbors, having separately purchased adjoining parcels of the Kenwood estate where Obama lives. Adding to the strangeness of the coincidence is that they each closed their purchase on the...
  • A Statement from John Kerry

    11/01/2006 1:31:17 PM PST · by jessduntno · 152 replies · 3,215+ views
    A Statement from John Kerry ^ | November 1, 2006 4:24 PM | John Kerry
    A Statement from John Kerry As a combat veteran, I want to make it clear to anyone in uniform and to their loved ones: my poorly stated joke at a rally was not about, and never intended to refer to any troop. I sincerely regret that my words were misinterpreted to wrongly imply anything negative about those in uniform, and I personally apologize to any service member, family member, or American who was offended. It is clear the Republican Party would rather talk about anything but their failed security policy. I don’t want my verbal slip to be a diversion...
  • GOP says mailout is reckless-Dem ad effort to split write-in voting (Rats want DeLay's seat)

    11/01/2006 8:23:54 AM PST · by weegee · 43 replies · 1,268+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 31, 2006, 11:07PM | By KRISTEN MACK
    The National Democratic Party has spent $50,000 promoting a nominal Republican write-in candidate to succeed former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a move the more prominent GOP campaign called a "desperate" effort to split the write-in vote. The mailout on behalf of write-in candidate Don Richardson describes positions potentially appealing to conservatives who, according to a recent Chronicle-11 News poll, make up at least 55 percent of the district's population. "Don Richardson supports President Bush's Patriot Act," the mailer says. "Do you?" It also says he would put troops on the border to stop illegal immigration, allow law enforcement officials...
  • Black Democrats Cross Party Lines To Back Steele For U.S. Senate

    10/31/2006 5:57:04 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 46 replies · 1,488+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Ovetta Wiggins
    A coalition of black Democratic political leaders from Prince George's County led by former county executive Wayne K. Curry endorsed Republican Michael S. Steele's bid for the U.S. Senate yesterday. The support from Curry, five County Council members and others barely a week before Election Day reflects their continued disappointment that the Democratic Party has no African American candidates at the top of the ticket and a sense that the county is being ignored, officials said. "They show us a pie, but we never get a slice," said Major F. Riddick Jr., a former aide to then-Gov. Parris N. Glendening...
  • Forget ratings -- TV gets huge payoff from elections

    10/30/2006 7:57:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 179+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/30/6 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    When all is said and done, the biggest winner in California's election won't be the Democrats or the Republicans, but TV -- which is expected to rake in an estimated $300 million in political ad sales. And because of new research techniques that identify voters' political preferences by what they watch, targeting voters through the tube has become one of the weapons in campaigns' arsenals. "There is far more market research available about viewer habits,'' said Carol Dahmen, political marketing manager for Comcast. For example, when it comes to cable news, the best way to reach a conservative is on...
  • Dems face a tug-of-war in own tent

    10/29/2006 6:50:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 584+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/29/6 | Marc Sandalow
    Washington -- It is an article of faith among many liberals that Democrats must advance a bold agenda if they win a majority in the House of Representatives next month. From expanded health care and scaling back President Bush's tax cuts to withholding money from the Pentagon's war budget and investigating high crimes and misdemeanors, there is enormous pent-up energy to accomplish what could not be done during 12 years in the minority. Yet as Democratic leaders, including would-be Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, gear up for an increasingly plausible scenario, they face competing demands likely to temper their...
  • Saddam lawyer warns Bush over trial verdict (Saddam campaigns for Democrats)

    10/29/2006 12:32:58 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 19 replies · 1,000+ views
    Saddam Hussein's defence team has drafted a letter to US President George W. Bush warning of dire consequences if an Iraqi court issues a verdict against the ousted Iraqi president for crimes against humanity. In a copy of the letter received by AFP in Jordan on Sunday, lead Iraqi lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi also urged Bush to set free Saddam and put an end to the trial which he described again as illegal and a farce. "We believe that it is necessary to stop this farcical trial and set free President Saddam Hussein, and all the prisoners, because this is...
  • GOP at a loss? Karl Rove has an 11th-hour plan to win

    10/29/2006 12:18:29 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 11 replies · 1,691+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 28, 2006 | Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten
    During a whirlwind five-hour trip to bolster an endangered GOP congressman's reelection prospects, White House political guru Karl Rove last week delivered a fiery speech to 500 party activists, then shook every available hand and posed for snapshots like a rock star. He toured suburbs recently trashed by a snowstorm. He also found time to huddle with local strategists. But the most significant element of Rove's effort to help four-term Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds keep his job may have occurred behind closed doors, when the White House strategist met with a federal disaster relief official contemplating how to respond to...
  • Seven Reasons Why Karl Rove Is Optimistic

    10/26/2006 5:44:03 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 6 replies · 648+ views
    Hotline ^ | October 26, 2006
    Ok, well, actually, we can’t break into Rove’s head and we don’t know why he’s personally confident. Many speculate that the veneer of hope masks unalloyed fear. But here are seven reasons cited by people who also read “THE polls” and who are in regular commerce with Rove, RNC chairman Ken Mehlman and White House political director Sara Taylor. Let’s define our term, first. “Optimism” doesn’t mean that these Republicans are convinced that they’ll pick up seats. The White House knows that its majorities in both chambers will be reduced. Optimism also doesn’t imply that these Republicans are blind to...
  • Rights Group Fires Publisher of Foley E-Mail (Oh the BS)

    10/26/2006 10:58:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 9 replies · 607+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/2006 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 — A liberal gay rights group said Wednesday that one of its employees, acting anonymously, had created the Web site that first published copies of unusually solicitous e-mail messages to teenagers from former Representative Mark Foley, which led to his resignation. A spokesman for the group, the Human Rights Campaign, said it first learned of its employee’s role this week and immediately fired him for misusing the group’s resources. The scandal surrounding Mr. Foley, a Florida Republican, has been a burdensome distraction for members of his party in the month before the midterm elections, and some Republicans...
  • Don't Vote Campaign, Voter Information Site Launched by AARP

    10/20/2006 9:54:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,478+ views
    Senior Journal ^ | September 19, 2006 | Staff
    As part of an ongoing voter education campaign, AARP today unveiled its "Don't Vote" initiative, which tells voters "Don't vote . . . until you know where the candidates stand on the issues." The campaign has its own Website where voters can select their respective state and receive information on state and national races, find their district, and register to vote. Additionally, visitors to can view the AARP Voters' Guide, which presents national, state, and local candidates' unedited responses on key issues. "Voters tell us a candidate's positions on issues are as important to them as their personal qualifications,"...
  • Call to Action: Google-Bombing the Election (starts Oct 24th..beware)

    10/23/2006 10:02:33 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 25 replies · 1,759+ views
    MyDD ^ | 10-23-06 | MyDD
    The utilization of Google Adwords and simultaneous, widespread embedded hyperlinks in order to drive as many voters as possible toward the most damning, non-partisan article written on the Republican candidate in seventy key US Senate and House races. The campaign will run from Tuesday, October 24th until Tuesday, November 7th.
  • Hugh Hewitt: Mark Steyn and <i>America Alone

    10/21/2006 5:54:32 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies · 946+ views
    Hugh Hewitt's Blog on Town Hall ^ | 19 Oct 2006 | Mark Steyn
    HH: And a special hour of the Hugh Hewitt Show today, on the 19th day of October, 2006, with Mark Steyn, columnist to the world. We’re going to spend an hour, because the more we talk about the central themes of Mark’s new book, America Alone, the more likely you are to understand the importance of voting, perhaps even to buy the book and send it to someone who’s on the fence. Mark Steyn, good to talk to you. MS: Good to talk with you, Hugh. HH: How is the book doing, by the way? MS: Well, an hour ago,...
  • Californians Face Decisions, Decisions

    10/21/2006 10:59:12 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 318+ views
    WP ^ | Oct. 22, 2006 | Rachel Konrad
    Election Officials Concerned That Bulky Voter Guides Will Overwhelm Residents Election officials worry that the state's largest guides -- 192-page books sent to 12 million homes -- will overwhelm and discourage would-be voters. California Secretary of State Bruce McPherson said that 24 counties have mail-in ballots exceeding one ounce and therefore requiring 63 cents of postage. He is working with the post office to help ensure that ballots with only one 39-cent stamp will be delivered by Election Day.
  • Confusion evident over marriage amendment

    10/21/2006 10:21:54 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 542+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/22/6 | TOM HUMPHREY
    State Election Coordinator Brook Thompson says a memo has been sent to poll workers across the state instructing them to refrain from trying to explain a proposed constitutional amendment to voters. The memo was issued after complaints that some poll workers in Middle Tennessee gave incorrect answers when asked about the ballot proposal dealing with marriage, he said. According to some reports, the typical situation involved a voter declaring himself or herself opposed to same-sex marriage, then asking whether that meant he or she should vote yes or no on the constitutional amendment. Apparently, there were at least a couple...
  • Harold Ford: Unhinged (video)

    10/21/2006 6:11:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 84 replies · 3,731+ views
    Youtube / NRSC ^ | October 20, 2006 | Harold Ford Jr.
    Video: Harold Ford, Unhinged What a moron. What is going on down there in Tennessee that this guy even registers over 30%? Immature liberal whacko.

    10/21/2006 3:13:37 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 373 replies · 19,288+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | October 21, 2006 | JIM MCTAGUE
    JUBILANT DEMOCRATS SHOULD RECONSIDER their order for confetti and noisemakers, BARRON's claims in their next edition. The Democrats, as widely reported, are expecting GOP-weary voters to flock to the polls in two weeks and hand them control of the House for the first time in 12 years -- and perhaps the Senate, as well. Even some Republicans privately confess that they are anticipating the election-day equivalent of Little Big Horn. Pardon our hubris, but we just don't see it. Our analysis -- based on a race-by-race examination of campaign-finance data -- suggests that the GOP will hang on to both...
  • GOP's Solidarity on War Is Cracking

    10/20/2006 3:14:53 AM PDT · by John Carey · 20 replies · 624+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | Noam N. Levey, Janet Hook and Richard Simon
    Public anxiety over the Iraq war, already reflected in polls and demands from some Democrats to withdraw U.S. troops, is now prompting calls for change from some unlikely quarters: Republican congressional candidates. Across the country, GOP candidates are breaking with the White House over how long troops should remain in Iraq and who should lead the war effort. Even some of President Bush's staunchest allies in solidly Republican states are publicly questioning the administration's war policies, while others are scrambling to find new ways to talk about Iraq in the face of rising voter frustration over management of the war....
  • Approval of Republicans at record low: poll

    10/19/2006 6:37:50 AM PDT · by Small-L · 84 replies · 1,862+ views
    Reuters ^ | Oct 18, 11:31 PM (ET)
    With congressional elections less than three weeks away, the Republican party's approval ratings are at an all-time low, with approval of the Republican-led Congress at its lowest point in 14 years, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday. Forty-seven percent of respondents said they were less in favor of keeping Republicans in control of Congress, compared to 14 percent who were more in favor of maintaining the current congressional makeup, according to the poll. Only 16 percent of respondents approve of the job Congress is doing, the lowest level since 1992, NBC said. In October 1994,...
  • Take a Second Look

    10/18/2006 5:30:07 PM PDT · by Small-L · 19 replies · 640+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10/18/2006 12:08:49 AM | Quin Hillyer
    Stay the course. Don't change horses in midstream. Let them finish the job they've started. It's always darkest just before dawn. Or maybe, less pithily but more positively, this: On second thought, look around your hometown, because life may be going better than you realized. Republicans trying desperately to hold their congressional majorities still lack a simple message that resonates with voters who usually or at least often lean right, but who this year are disaffected. They need something like (but better than) one of the examples above, something that gets voters to say, "Okay, dammit, I may not be...
  • Foley Story Day 19: CNN’s ‘American Morning’ Devotes Nearly 20 Minutes to Scandal

    10/18/2006 2:00:04 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 1,318+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/18/2006 | Scott Whitlock
    After nearly three weeks of covering every aspect of the Mark Foley scandal, CNN’s "American Morning" still hasn’t tired of the story. Wednesday’s edition of the program featured over 18 minutes of coverage. This encompassed seven full reports on the disgraced Congressman and one anchor read. In contrast, there were no reports on the unfolding controversy of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, and his questionable land deal. Additionally, the October 18 "American Morning" featured only two brief anchor reads on a racially charged remark made by Democratic House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. "American Morning" has actually increased their...
  • 'Swift boat'-linked group unveils new anti-Ford ad

    10/18/2006 7:48:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 1,539+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 10/18/6 | TOM HUMPHREY
    Democrat's spending, tax policy criticized; campaign decries 'slander' -- NASHVILLE - A group funded by a Texan who was also the leading financer of "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" has become the first independent political organization to enter the TV advertising war in Tennessee's U.S. Senate campaign. The Free Enterprise Fund, a "527" political organization based in Washington, D.C., began airing ads in Middle and West Tennessee on Tuesday that attack Democrat Harold Ford Jr. for "living it up on campaign cash but pushing higher taxes for Tennessee families." The Ford campaign promptly denounced the ad and the organization. A...