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  • Meet the New House Centrists - They arenít an easily predictable bunch.

    12/06/2006 5:15:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 501+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 06, 2006 | John Hood
    December 06, 2006, 6:17 a.m. Meet the New House CentristsThey aren’t an easily predictable bunch. By John Hood There’s been a lot of talk about the prominent role that moderate or even conservative Democratic candidates played in upending the Republican majority on Capitol Hill. It’s based on an underlying reality, but spin-meisters, wishful thinkers, and journalists looking for a news hook may have stretched that reality to the breaking point. Conservatives would do well to take a sober look at the Democratic centrists in congress both new and old, especially if they hope these centrists will provide votes for...
  • Charen: The interpretation battle

    11/10/2006 5:05:40 AM PST · by cgk · 14 replies · 661+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 11-10-06 | Mona Charen
    The interpretation battleBy Mona CharenFriday, November 10, 2006 There are two battles every election year. The first is for votes; the second -- almost as crucial -- is over the interpretation of those votes. Many a past election has been misinterpreted in the days following -- recall the "angry white male" election and the "swift boat" election. Today, we are invited to conclude that the 2006 election was a referendum on the Iraq War and the Bush presidency. Maybe. But for the sake of argument, let's consider the possibility that Iraq did not determine this election at all. The war...
  • North: Quo Vadis?

    11/10/2006 4:59:33 AM PST · by cgk · 10 replies · 668+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 11-10-06 | Oliver North
    Quo vadis?By Oliver NorthFriday, November 10, 2006 "Where are you going?" According to the Apostle (John 16:5), Christ urged his followers to ask that question shortly before the tumult of his arrest, trial, execution and resurrection. In the aftermath of this turbulent week, it's a relevant line of inquiry for President Bush and the new leaders in Congress. Notwithstanding all the pre-vote hype, post-election polls show that it wasn't just a wave of anti-war sentiment that swept Democrats into power. Three out of four American voters apparently voted for Democrats because of corruption and scandal in Washington. Fewer than half...
  • Will Nancy Pelosi & The Democrats Do What They Said They Would Do, Or Are They Lying To Us?

    11/08/2006 8:10:06 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 833+ views
    November 8, 2006 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We'll see nancy Pelosi she truly reaches out to Bush and other Republicans in a bipartisan spirit, or if they continue on with their divisive partisan rhetoric. We'll see if Nancy Pelosi "drains the swamp" as she puts it. Will this "draining" include Democrats Harry Reid, Jefferson, and Menendez? Scandals have loomed around them. Jefferson and his $90,000 stashed in a freezer found during an FBI raid. Harry Reid and the land deal and Christmas bonuses flaps. Yeah, we'll see. We'll see if Nancy Pelosi and the Dems keep to a centrist and moderately conservative agenda (like they said they...
  • Lessons Learned from the Midterms

    11/08/2006 7:12:59 AM PST · by donm61873 · 4 replies · 193+ views
    self | donm61873
    I think it is time to dissect the reality behind yesterday's "change". Lessons Learned by Republicans: 1. Discipline your own. If anyone knew about Foley's problems before, he should have been allowed to go like he wanted, instead of the leadership talking him into a reelection campaign. And Ney -- why did they let him linger, instead of demanding his walk off the plank. And next time someone pauses about dropping out like Delay did, have someone look at the calendar and push them off the plank before the deadline for filing. Where was Rove when the Ohio party imploded?...
  • ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY VIRGINIA (4000 VOTE DIFFERENCE/TYPO BETWEEN OFFICIAL VA REPORTS AND CNN)

    11/07/2006 9:20:01 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 37 replies · 2,861+ views
    official VA reports ^ | November 7, 2006 | ChicagoHebrew
    Official VA reports from Isle of Wright County: Allen 6,984 Webb 5,050 92% of precincts http://sbe.virginiainteractive.org/nov2006/l_02.htm CNN Numbers: Allen 6,984 Webb 9050 92% of precincts http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2006//pages/results/states/VA/S/01/county.002.html One of these numbers is wrong. And its a typo
  • The Democrats Slip

    11/07/2006 6:42:23 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 11 replies · 1,681+ views
    For months, the prevailing wisdom in America has been that the Democrats were set to have an easy, and sweeping, victory in this year's Congressional elections. The overwhelming sense that the Bush Administration had lost control of events in Iraq pointed to a rout for the Republicans and personal humiliation for the President. But enthusiasm for the Democrats Ė who have failed to produce any credible alternative plan for dealing with the Iraqi chaos Ė seems to be ebbing. There is a saying in American electoral analysis, "the trend is your friend": absolute poll numbers at any given moment are...
  • 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...
  • Why There's Hope for a Republican Victory Tomorrow

    11/06/2006 12:19:13 PM PST · by thenderson · 29 replies · 1,606+ views
    11/06/06 | Bret Schundler
    Please vote Republican tomorrow -- and bring every Republican you can to the polls with you -- because there is still hope for a Republican victory! Take a look at the graph below. It shows that the gap between those who say they are voting Republican and those who say they are voting Democrat has been narrowing very rapidly. This happens in almost every election. In his victorious race against Mario Cuomo for Governor of New York, the polls on the Friday before Election Day had George Pataki down by 10 points. But Pataki ended up winning. In her...
  • Some Kind of Change in Mood?

    11/05/2006 10:54:12 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 80 replies · 5,081+ views
    The Corner at National Review ^ | November 5, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    N.B. See the bolded comment, which I have pulled up from the body of the text. This is what "Obi-Wan Kenobi" told Jim Gerhaghty he was looking for as a good sign that our fortunes were improving. It is far from over but the closer we get to the end-game the better we are looking (e.g. see poll on which party do you trust on Iraq, our best numbers in two years). Generic Congressional candidate poll Among likely voters, this poll has tightened from a dem advantage among likely voters of 14 points (55-41) down to six points (51-45)óan eight-point...
  • If we don't get out the vote...

    11/05/2006 5:19:00 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 27 replies · 226+ views
    KAC's sick brain | 11/5/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't get out the vote, then the MSM will gloat, If we don't get out the vote, who's to blame? If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If we don't vote GOP, Welcome Speaker Pelosi, If we don't vote GOP, who will care? If Osama could vote here, He'd vote Dem, If Osama could vote here, He'd vote Dem If Osama could vote here, Dems would be his choice,...
  • GOTV From the Comfort of Your Home

    11/05/2006 3:16:28 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 5 replies · 581+ views
    Hugh Hewitt at Townhall ^ | November 4, 2006 | Hugh Hewitt
    Make a few calls from your home and help the 72 hour push. Talk the talk. http://www.gop.com/NeighborToNeighbor/Signup.aspx?refid=27
  • Is the needle moving a bit in Ohio? UPDATE: And Pennsylvania?

    11/05/2006 3:09:56 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 18 replies · 2,085+ views
    TKS at National Review ^ | November 4, 2006 | Jim Gerhaghty
    I was ready to give up GOP Sen. Mike DeWine's bid for reelection as a lost cause. And before I go any further, I emphasize, he's still trailing, by any measure. When Zogby Interactive had DeWine down 47 percent to Brown's 49 percent Monday, I figured it was typical Zogby, crazy numbers, not to be trusted. But did I miss that he's down 7 in a poll by Columbus-based Opinion Consultants? Apparently it was released Wednesday, and I missed it. (And Zogby's other poll, conducted for Reuters, had DeWine down 7.) Looking at these other polling dates and margins -...
  • 97 Reasons Democrats Are Weak On Defense And Can't Be Trusted To Govern In Wartime

    11/04/2006 11:48:08 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 41 replies · 3,383+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Nov. 4, 2006 | IBD
    Today's Democrats are nothing like Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy, who with courage and decisive action kept on top of their jobs and aggressively confronted one national defense crisis after another. We're in a war. Something always goes wrong in a war, and our military leaders have made mistakes in Iraq. But quitting and leaving would amount to defeat for the U.S. in the global war on terrorism and create chaos. Quitters never win. However, (97) when it comes to which party has proved more capable in acting to defend and protect Americans from foreign enemies, there is only one...
  • VOTE YOUR GUN RIGHTS! GOTV & SPREAD THE WORD! SOME STATES HAVE ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION!

    11/04/2006 7:29:45 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 6 replies · 462+ views
    Self ^ | November 4, 2006 | Self and NRA ILA for Voter Registration
    Print out the flyer below and distribute it gun shops, gun shows and gun clubs/ranges. Stand there and urge people to vote for their gun rights (which is almost always to vote Republican with rare exceptions in local races). This is something that I have done or tried to do in every election cycle since 2000. These are going to be very tight races in some cases and the key to our victory will be TURNOUT! If you canít do this pass the word to a friend who can. And donít get discouraged. In six years I have gotten exactly...
  • Comfort the enemy...

    11/03/2006 6:55:00 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 1 replies · 110+ views
    me | 11/3/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    If you want to comfort the enemy, don't vote. If you want to help them win the war on terror, don't vote. If you want to see the people who hate the military run the country, don't vote. If you want to see the people who want to raise your taxes take control, don't vote. If you want to help the gay agenda, don't vote. See all the things you can accomplish if you stay home election day?
  • Prayer Thread for the Election

    11/02/2006 9:13:31 PM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 385 replies · 7,149+ views
    Me | 11/2/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a poor people. A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor; but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. Proverbs 28: 15, 16 With the election coming, I ask those of you who wish to to join me in prayer for the election.
  • Drive the liberals crazy.

    10/25/2006 7:29:16 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 6 replies · 252+ views
    me | 10/25/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    show up and vote. They really, really, really, want you to stay home and fume. Tell them, "In your dreams, moonbats!!" and pull that lever, push that pin, punch that button. It'll drive them wild!
  • October 16, 2006 The GOP Giving Up on DeWine?

    10/17/2006 2:27:53 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 20 replies · 1,043+ views
    Real Clear Politics Blog at Time.com ^ | October 16, 2006` | Jay Cost
    That's the story this morning from The New York Times' Adam Nagourney, who leads off an otherwise newsless and self-evident article (Basic thesis: the parties are strategic utility maximizers. My reaction: Wow...what a scoop! We haven't known that for 20+ years!) with this explosive lead: Senior Republican leaders have concluded that Senator Mike DeWine of Ohio, a pivotal state in this year's fierce midterm election battles, is likely to be heading for defeat and are moving to reduce financial support for his race and divert party money to other embattled Republican senators, party officials said. The decision to effectively write...
  • Vote for Your Gun Rights! Register to Vote & Spread the Word!

    10/07/2006 10:26:35 AM PDT · by Oakleaf · 7 replies · 567+ views
    Print out the flyer below and distribute it gun shops, gun shows and gun clubs/ranges. Stand there and urge people to vote for their gun rights (which is almost always to vote Republican with rare exceptions in local races). This is something that I have done or tried to do in every election cycle since 2000. These are going to be very tight races in some cases and the key to our victory will be TURNOUT! If you canít do this pass the word to a friend who can. And donít get discouraged. In six years I have gotten exactly...