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  • Pres Bush VICTORY Speech and Kerry's Concession Speech Coming up Soon on C-Span (Vanity)

    11/03/2004 7:26:44 PM PST · by Seattle Conservative · 12 replies · 340+ views
    C-Span website ^ | 11-03-04 | self
    If any of you haven't seen one or both of these and want to watch, based on what the C-Span web site shows, the speeches will be broadcast as follows: Kerry Concession: 11:02 p.m. EST (8:02 PST - my time) President Bush VICTORY speech: 11:31 EST (8:31 PST) I've only been able to see snippets of our wonderful President's speech, so can't wait to watch it!
  • PM aide: Bush win is victory for Mideast

    11/03/2004 5:02:46 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 2 replies · 242+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 01:16 04/11/2004 | The Associated Press
    The re-election of President George Bush is a victory for a "relentless fight against terrorism," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's top adviser, Raanan Gissin, said yesterday. Meanwhile, Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia expressed hope that Bush would return to peace making. Bush's strong support for Sharon's policies during his first term endeared him to the Israeli government, and created friction with Palestinian officials. The Palestinians charged him with unfairly favoring Israel, and resented his decision to boycott veteran leader Yasser Arafat. Bush's win is "a victory for the American people who decided to choose democracy, hope and a relentless fight against...
  • DECISIVE BUSH VICTORY

    11/03/2004 3:23:49 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 487+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2004 | MICHAEL ASHBURY
    George Bush won a decisive victory, and the largest popular vote of any president in history. Despite the fact that he had significant leads in the remaining undeclared states like New Mexico and Iowa, for a long time the major media prognosticators wouldn’t declare a victory--which would have pushed his 269 electoral count into victory lane. They couldn’t come to accept the fact that John Kerry--with all of his money, the money of George Soros and other major contributors, the support of the major print and television media, the support of the Hollywood left, and every negative issue that could...
  • Thank God it’s over

    11/03/2004 8:00:43 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies · 489+ views
    Backwoods Home ^ | 11-4-04 | Dave Duffy
    Living under the specter of tens of thousands of lawyers challenging voting results all over the nation was not a comforting thought over these last few days. I was also glad to get through the mass media’s lopsided siding with Senator Kerry during the last week of the campaign. And, of course, it was good the nation survived the media’s final attempt to influence the campaign, namely its highlighting of these phony early exit polls that supposedly showed Kerry winning going away. It was gracious of Kerry to concede in the face of election odds that had been insurmountable for...
  • From T.O.S: Is anyone else having a REALLY HARD TIME coping?

    11/03/2004 7:55:02 PM PST · by Partisan Hack · 188 replies · 3,399+ views
    I apologize but I'm taking great joy from there misery over there. A few samples for your perusal.... I am such a mess. Physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I had no idea this would hit me so hard. I feel that all my hopes for the future have been shattered. Evil, hate and greed are rewarded. Wrong is Right. Fascism will prevail. Not to mention increased terrorism, hate crimes, isolation from the global community, loss of civil rights, etc. AND, we have to look and listen to the f**king Chimp for another 4 long, miserable years. I don't know what to...
  • "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation," Revisited

    11/03/2004 7:01:43 PM PST · by Ahriman · 9 replies · 370+ views
    Human Life Review ^ | Sam Brownback
    On Saturday, June 5, 2004, President Ronald Reagan was called into eternity. The depth of America's emotional outpouring in tribute to him was testimony to his character, and to the esteem in which his countrymen held him. Sadness naturally accompanies the passing of a loved one, but the time for weeping passes. We will always miss the Gipper, but we needn't look far to see the impact he left on this country. Reagan may have taken leave of this life, but he has left us his legacy. That legacy was one of bold achievement in domestic, foreign, and social policy....
  • We can thank the Massachusetts Supreme Court for Bush's victory!

    11/03/2004 3:07:24 PM PST · by John0309 · 4 replies · 180+ views
    When the Massachusetts supreme court issued their ruling mandating that gay marriage be accepted and legalized they thought they were making another landmark civil rights ruling, in line with the pro-black, pro-feminist rulings of the last few decades. Little did they realize they had awakened a sleeping giant. It was the gay marriage issue that finally got Christians off of their big fat pews and got them out to vote for Republicans. The revolution has started. Thank you Massachusetts supreme court!
  • Bush victory stirs mixed reactions, caution in troubled Mideast

    11/03/2004 2:48:10 PM PST · by traumer · 1 replies · 272+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Nov 03, 2004
    CAIRO (AFP) - The prospect of George W. Bush spending four more years in the White House drew mixed reactions and a dose of caution in the troubled Middle East. While Israel and the US-backed leaders of Iraq (news - web sites) were confident a second term for Bush would signal more of the same policies, the Palestinian leadership, out of favour with Washington, was cautiously hopeful things might change for it. Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said in an interview with Italy's La Repubblica newspaper published before Kerry conceded the election that "whoever is the winner will be our...
  • Middle East treads lightly on Bush victory

    11/03/2004 1:38:36 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies · 840+ views
    Daily Star ^ | November 4, 2004
    The Arab world reacted with caution to the re-election of George W. Bush as U.S. president Wednesday, despite a recognition in some quarters that the administration's campaign for political reform in the Arab world will be intensified following his victory.Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak called on Bush to use his second term to stop acting unilaterally and work more closely with the EU to achieve peace in the Middle East. "We hope Mr. Bush's new administration, together with the EU, can bring influence to bear to arrive at a peaceful development in the region," he said. Palestinian President Yasser Arafat,...
  • After Bush victory, Israel prepares for American diplomatic push

    11/03/2004 1:18:00 PM PST · by bedolido · 8 replies · 418+ views
    Israelinsider ^ | 11/03/2004 | Israel Insider staff and partners
    With electoral results showing a narrow but not decisive victory for President George W. Bush, Israeli commentators tended to hedge their bets on the significance of the election, especially as it relates to Israel. However, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer said Wednesday that that "unfinished business" remained between the two allies and that "certainly, a lot of work remains to be done" on committments made by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to President Bush. The Bush administration, while showing strong support for Sharon's policies, has on numerous occasions expressed concern at the pace of Israeli action on such issues as...
  • World Leaders React to Bush Victory

    11/03/2004 12:17:48 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 6 replies · 935+ views
    AINA ^ | 03-Nov-2004
    (CNN) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin led world leaders' tributes to George W. Bush's victory in the U.S. presidential race, saying it meant Americans had not allowed themselves to be cowed by terrorists. "If Bush wins... I can only feel joy that the American people did not allow itself to be intimidated, and made the most sensible decision," Putin said at a Kremlin news conference after talks with Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi.He was speaking before Democratic challenger John Kerry conceded victory to Bush in Tuesday's vote.Ex-KGB agent Putin and former oilman Bush have forged a close relationship that Russian opposition...
  • U.N. congratulates Bush on victory

    11/03/2004 11:57:26 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 36 replies · 1,134+ views
    UPI ^ | 11/03/04
    UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday sent his congratulations to U.S. President George W. Bush on his re-election. "The secretary-general warmly congratulates President Bush on his re-election," Fred Eckhard, a spokesman for Annan, said just hours after Democrat John Kerry telephoned his own congratulations to Bush. Eckhard added Annan was committed to working with the United States on a host of issues and hopes to prolong their "solid, productive relationship." "There have been a few disagreements, at least one fundamental one over the invasion of Iraq," Eckhard said. "But the secretary-general ... looks forward to...
  • Bush's victory stirs outrage (anti-Americans lash out!)

    11/03/2004 10:27:08 AM PST · by Mark Felton · 67 replies · 3,821+ views
    AP ^ | 11/3/04 | AP
    US President George W. Bush's election victory stirred reactions ranging from relief to outrage in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and fears over what four more years of the war on terror could mean for the Muslim world. Both governments have been close supporters of the US-led drive to oust the Taliban and hunt down remnants al-Qaeda, and were expected to welcome the result. Yet many ordinary citizens had hoped for a more moderate president in John Kerry, and greeted the prospect of "A win for Bush will be bad for Muslims," said laundry shop manager Mohammed Ali Akhtar, 48, who was...
  • Bush camp declares victory, Kerry concedes (from Aljazeera)

    11/03/2004 10:02:22 AM PST · by bedolido · 10 replies · 668+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | Wednesday 03 November 2004, 20:34 Makka Time, 17:34 GMT | (unknown)
    Democratic challenger John Kerry has telephoned President George Bush to concede the election to the White House, according to campaign spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter. Kerry is expected to make a formal statement later in the morning. The Democrat had remained behind closed doors in his house in a Boston neighbourhood on Wednesday, as advisers wrestled whether to admit defeat in Ohio, a move that would have effectively handed Bush a second term in office. Bush's Republican campaign had already declared victory in the midwestern state, saying the president has a "statistically insurmountable" lead of 130,000 votes. "We are convinced that President...
  • Bush victory 'best for Italy'

    11/03/2004 9:47:29 AM PST · by knighthawk · 27 replies · 625+ views
    News24 ^ | November 03 2004
    Rome - Italy's foreign ministry welcomed the likely re-election of US President George W Bush as the ballot count in the race for the White House went down to the wire on Wednesday, saying it would have a positive influence on flashpoint issues like Iraq and the Middle East. "It is certainly an important result for all Italians, as allies of the United States, and one that will have a positive influence on the outcome of Iraq as well as the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza," said foreign ministry under-secretary Alfredo Mantica. Mantica was speaking to...
  • Stocks Surge on Presumed Bush Victory

    11/03/2004 8:14:48 AM PST · by Quilla · 4 replies · 146+ views
    AP via Drudge ^ | November 3, 2004 | Meg Richards
    Stocks surged Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrials posting a triple-digit gain moments after the opening bell, as investors expressed relief following the election and what's widely believed to be a victory for President Bush. In early trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 173.37, or 1.73 percent, at 10,209.10. The broader gauges were also higher. The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 16.81, or 1.49 percent, to 1,147.37. The Nasdaq composite index rose 33.23, or 1.67 percent, to 2,018.02. Besides the election, earnings reports boosted stocks. Cigna Corp. (CI) added $2.15, or 3.4 percent, to $65.60 after reporting...
  • Bush to declare victory soon

    11/03/2004 7:42:47 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 6 replies · 85+ views
    News24.com ^ | november 3,2004
    Washington - President George W Bush edged close to victory on Wednesday against Senator John Kerry in a roiling contest that came down to a heart-stopper in the heartland, a battle over Ohio. Nothing was settled or conceded in the first light of day, but Kerry faced a daunting task trying to deny Bush an electoral majority that was almost within reach. The Democrat's campaign planned a statement by midday on Wednesday (US time), advisers said. Two of them, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Kerry's concession seemed simply a matter of time after one last look for uncounted ballots...
  • Bush Expected to Declare Victory Today

    11/03/2004 7:20:58 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 68 replies · 287+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/03/2004 | Mike Allen
    President Bush scheduled a victory announcement in Washington today, with officials of his reelection campaign asserting that he has won at least 286 electoral votes -- 16 more than he needs -- and that they do not have to wait for John F. Kerry to concede. The White House has not yet announced what time Bush will appear. The campaign at first summoned reporters to appear at the Ronald Reagan Building between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. but then put off the event. A White House official said Bush's aides anticipate Kerry will concede today. But the official said that...
  • "Bush Victory" CARTOON

    11/03/2004 6:57:51 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 44 replies · 719+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 11/03/2004 | IPWGOP
    "We are convinced that President Bush has won reelection with at least 286 electoral college votes," White House Chief of Staff Andy Card announced at 5:40 a.m. EST Wednesday. This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Andy Card: Bush Wins 286 Electoral Votes!

    11/03/2004 2:41:27 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 95 replies · 587+ views
    Fox News | November 3, 2004
    Decisive Victory!
  • Bush Wins

    11/03/2004 1:55:54 AM PST · by Read2Know · 1 replies · 59+ views
    Conservative Trailhead ^ | 11/3/2004 | Henry Ortuno
    All that's left is the crying, by the Democrats. I'm amazed Bush didn't win by a larger margin. Goes to show the power of the Main Stream Media. The MSM's ability to misinform, distort and lie has and will continue to be effective against truth.
  • Putin: Bush Victory a Boost to Security

    11/03/2004 6:41:36 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 27 replies · 520+ views
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 3, 2004 | AP
    Bush has shown himself to be a "tough politician, a man with strong character ... and a predictable partner," Putin said. Putin said U.S.-Russian relations have improved under Bush's presidency "for the benefit of our peoples and global security." Putin said during the U.S. campaign that terror attacks in Iraq were intended to thwart Bush's re-election, and he reaffirmed that Wednesday.
  • Bush Wins Over Hispanics in Texas(increases from 43% support in 2000 to nearly 60% in 2004!)

    11/03/2004 4:13:42 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 42 replies · 1,588+ views
    AP via the Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/3/04 | Associated Press
    DALLAS -- President Bush won a majority of the Hispanic vote in Texas today, a landmark accomplishment that aided his easy victory in his home state, according to an Associated Press exit poll. Bush won 61 percent of the overall vote in Texas, while challenger John Kerry took 38 percent and Libertarian Michael Badnarik squeezed out 1 percent. The survey of voters also found that Texans who voted in the general election strongly supported Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq and praised his performance in office. The exit-poll findings on Bush's support among Hispanics in Texas -- just...
  • Flynt: 'I'll flee if Bush wins'

    11/03/2004 11:22:06 AM PST · by stopillegalimmigration · 66 replies · 2,037+ views
    http://www.news24.com ^ | 02/11/2004 | Edited by Bryan Porter
    Paris - American porn mogul Larry Flynt said he may decide to go into exile if George W Bush is re-elected president of the United States. "If Bush is re-elected - but I don't want to even consider the thought for one second - I really have to think about living somewhere else," Flynt said early Monday in a strip club on the Champs Elysees in Paris where he was celebrating his 62nd birthday. Flynt, who made his fortune after publishing the popular porn magazine Hustler, said he had come to Paris to "escape the nauseating atmosphere of the electoral...
  • BUSH WINS 2ND TERM - NY TIMES HEADLINE

    11/03/2004 9:41:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 53 replies · 2,449+ views
    New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    Bush Plans to Address Nation After Kerry Speaks in Bostonenator John Kerry conceded the race for president this morning, calling President Bush at the White House to congratulate him after his aides conceded he would be unable to win a victory in Ohio.Mr. Kerry called Mr. Bush at 11 a.m. this morning at the White House, aides said."He said, 'Congratulations, Mr. President,' '' Mr. Kerry's press secretary, Stephanie Cutter said. She said Mr. Kerry, in what she described as a "courteous conversation," told the president that he thought it was time to "unify this country.'Mr. Kerry scheduled a speech for...
  • Bush unbound WINS ON FEAR (BARF ALERT)

    11/03/2004 9:31:19 AM PST · by republicanbob1 · 32 replies · 1,224+ views
    SALON ^ | Nov. 3, 2004 | Sidney Blumenthal
    "This country is going so far to the right you are not even going to recognize it," remarked John Mitchell, President Nixon's attorney general, in 1970. Mitchell's prophesy became the mission of Nixon's College Republican president, Karl Rove, who implemented the strategy of authoritarian populism behind George W. Bush's victory. In the aftermath, Democrats will form their ritual circular firing squad of recriminations. But, finally, the loss was not due to their candidate's personality, the flaws of this or that advisor or the party's platform. The Democrats surprised themselves at their ability to raise tens of millions of dollars, inspire...
  • UK Guardian Wins It For Bush?

    11/03/2004 8:45:31 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 13 replies · 407+ views
    Clark County project backfired horribly.
  • Bush Wins, those in wheelchairs hardest hit

    11/03/2004 8:26:56 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 14 replies · 295+ views
    President Bush has been reelected. Those in wheelchairs are hardest hit as they will now not get up out of those chairs and walk. When contacted for comment, a spokesman for the Americans in Wheelchairs Society said, "why does America hate us so much as to elect a man who will keep us in our wheelchairs?"
  • BUSH WINS BUSH WINS BUSH WINS BUSH WINS

    11/03/2004 8:12:23 AM PST · by watsonfellow · 24 replies · 158+ views
    BUSH WINS BUSH WINS BUSH WINS BUSH WINS
  • Bush wins same portion of gay vote as '00

    11/03/2004 6:09:50 AM PST · by FreeManWhoCan · 8 replies · 184+ views
    Washington Blade ^ | 11/03/04 | Chris Crain
    Perhaps the most surprising news for gay observers of the presidential election is that exit polls show President Bush received the exact same percentage of gay votes — 23 percent — as he did four years ago. This despite the president's vocal support for a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marraige. According to the CNN exit poll, 4 percent of all voters identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the same percentage as four years ago, at least as reported by ABC News that year. By comparison, 11 percent of voters were black, 9 percent were Latino, 2 percent were Asian,...
  • Bush wins – provisionally; (Sore Loser) Kerry refuses to concede

    11/03/2004 2:14:34 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 50+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, November 3, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kerry refuses to concede despite President Bush's lock on at least 274 Electoral College votes, Bush's seemingly insurmountable leads in Iowa and New Mexico that would push that total higher, his nearly 3.5 million lead in the popular vote and his achievement of winning a clear majority of the national vote. By refusing to issue the traditional concession speech, Kerry appeared to be banking on a challenge of the vote in Ohio, where Bush leads by more than 100,000 votes. The president won Florida comfortably yesterday, a state whose results were contested for weeks in the...
  • BUSH WINS

    11/03/2004 1:43:18 AM PST · by kattracks · 20 replies · 223+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/03/04
    George Bush won a real nail-biter of an election yesterday, making it clear — to the entire world — that this wartime nation will stay the course. Congratulations, Mr. President. We couldn't be happier. For him. And for the country. Indeed, yesterday's big loser: Osama bin Laden. And all his terrorist friends in Iraq, soon — with any luck — to be dispatched to their creator. [snip] The truth is, Bush's victory yesterday came despite the best efforts of such powerful foes as propagandist Michael Moore, money-manipulator George Soros and his radical playtoy Moveon.org. As well as a whole...
  • Bush win, anti-gay amendments bring sadness not regrets in SF(Newsom getting the blame!)

    11/03/2004 6:51:45 PM PST · by Pikamax · 21 replies · 856+ views
    SFGATE ^ | 11/03/04 | LISA LEFF
    Bush win, anti-gay amendments bring sadness not regrets in SF - LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer Wednesday, November 3, 2004 (11-03) 17:30 PST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- On the day after voters in 11 states delivered a resounding rebuke to the concept of gay marriage, the liberal city that helped make same-sex unions an election year issue assessed the role its exuberant, two-month wedding march may have played in President Bush's re-election. Some analysts credited San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's decision to let gay couples marry here without a court's blessing with inspiring the anti-gay amendments that gave the president's...
  • World Leftists Respond (UK Papers Trash Bush and USA)

    11/03/2004 6:10:48 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 41 replies · 2,044+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 02 NOV 04 | dcbryan1
    The Daily Mirror: A large pic of Bush with this caption: “How can 59,054,087 be so dumb!” Same 59 million that came from decendents that kicked your asses twice, and saved it one to many times.
  • BUSH'S STUNNING VICTORY 2004 (A THANK YOU TO RUDY, PATAKI, KOCH AND MCCAIN)

    11/03/2004 1:48:51 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 35 replies · 1,346+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/3/04 | Christopher Ruddy
    Family Vote Wins ItYesterday the American people voted decisively to re-elect President Bush. It was suppose to be among the closest races in our history. But the pundits and pollsters were wrong. The exit polls were really wrong. So, what happened? On the face of it, the media elites did not factor in the strong Christian vote. For all the hoopla we have been hearing from the media about new voters, cell phone voters and young voters, the evidence suggests they never materialized. Yet conservative Christians turned out in droves. They turned out because they are worried about the cultural...
  • 'Neocons' Empowered by Bush Win (All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit. Get over it!)

    11/03/2004 6:49:18 PM PST · by quidnunc · 14 replies · 573+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 4, 2004 | Janine Zacharia
    US President George W. Bush's victory over Senator John Kerry could trigger the promotion, rather than the replacement, of the architects of the Iraq war and lead to little reevaluation of his current foreign policy approach, political observers said Wednesday . The neoconservative thinkers, led in part by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, who pushed hard for the war – which has turned into a budget-busting occupation plagued by chaos and violence – are expected by some to achieve even greater prominence over the next four years. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, despite calls for his resignation following the Abu...
  • Let's List the Obsticles We Overcame (Vannity)

    11/03/2004 2:48:13 PM PST · by Robespierre · 33 replies · 988+ views
    It is time to celebrate and come together as a nation. However, we should not forget the blizzard of tactics and tricks the Libs dredged up in a failed attempt to topple W. We need work with the reasonable Democrats but hold accountable unprincipled scum.
  • A deepening divide between red and blue

    11/03/2004 6:41:28 PM PST · by Ahriman · 44 replies · 1,177+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Nov. 4, 2004 | Liz Marlantes
    With President Bush winning the first popular-vote majority in 16 years over Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, but adding almost no new states to his column since 2000, the 2004 election has revealed a political landscape that remains deeply, and almost immovably, divided - but one in which Republicans now seem to hold a clear upper hand. After living through the longest and most expensive campaign in US history, played out against the backdrop of war and uncertainty, the vast majority of Americans wound up coming down exactly where they did four year ago, producing an electoral map that was...
  • DICK MORRIS CALLS FOR FEDS TO INVESTIGATE EXIT POLLS

    11/03/2004 5:41:37 PM PST · by KMC1 · 77 replies · 2,381+ views
    WMCA - New York ^ | 11.3.2004
    "The news of the early exit poll numbers sent shockwaves through everything...the internet, talk radio, mainstream media, and most likely some mid-day voter turn-out. If Kerry truly had been up big in every single battleground state then indeed it should have ended much differently. Dick Morris just said on O'Reilly that "exit polls sometimes miss percentages - but they never make up results that aren't there". "By doing so," he went on to imply, "it seems to indicate that someone was manipulating the results or the process." He went on to explain different ways it could have been done....
  • Thank GOD Thread Please Honor The LORD In this thread!

    11/03/2004 4:13:25 PM PST · by factmart · 173 replies · 1,579+ views
    Thank GOD Thread! It's time to Thank GOD, For Helping his servant President Bush. I mean really Thank GOD. "No weapon formed against you shall prosper." Please Honor The LORD In this thread!
  • Welcome to the Year of the Voter

    11/03/2004 6:37:23 PM PST · by Ahriman · 4 replies · 183+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Nov. 4, 2004 | Peter Grier
    If nothing else, the election of 2004 may be remembered as The Year of the Lines. Fired by partisan passion, a greater percentage of US voters appeared to have cast ballots than at any time since 1968 - and if you were a resident of a swing state, sometimes all those people seemed to be waiting in front of you. Waits were an hour, or two, or five. Volunteers passed out cookies, line-mates made friends, children turned crowded precinct rooms into impromptu playgrounds. Some people waited in lines at airports, so they could fly home to wait in line to...
  • Now we can sleep easy

    11/03/2004 6:25:12 PM PST · by veronica · 37 replies · 978+ views
    The Guardian ^ | November 4, 2004 | Ben Johnson
    Only Bush can protect the US from the threat of terror The American people have given George Bush an unprecedented mandate to win the war on terrorism. Even according to notorious election night "exit polling" - a last-gasp attempt to fix the race for the left - the vast majority of voters considered terrorism the top issue, and these "security voters" gave president Bush a lopsided advantage over the junior senator from Massachusetts. The race began with the Democrats flocking to Howard Dean's antiwar message, and ended with John Kerry promising a more effective effort to "kill the terrorists wherever...
  • Bush: 24 Percent Of Jewish Vote (Numbers less than expected)

    11/03/2004 2:14:56 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 186 replies · 2,346+ views
    thejewishweek ^ | Nov. 3, 04 | the jewish week
    In May, President George W. Bush was greeted by many delegates to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference with chants of “four more years.” On Tuesday, Bush won that second term by a narrow margin, but apparently without a significant boost from the Jewish community. A year’s worth of high-powered Republican outreach to Jewish voters and widespread praise for the president’s pro-Israel policies produced only a small gain from the Bush-Cheney 2000 totals. Bush garnered 24 percent of the Jewish vote — compared to 19 percent four years ago — while Kerry took 76 percent, according to an...
  • Democrats left to reflect on the wreckage of gambling all to win

    11/03/2004 4:03:49 PM PST · by Pikamax · 19 replies · 1,226+ views
    Timesonline ^ | 11/03/04 | Tim Reid
    November 04, 2004 Democrats left to reflect on the wreckage of gambling all to win From Tim Reid in Washington and Chris Ayres in Boston JOHN KERRY’S defeat yesterday was a catastrophe for the nation’s Democrats, who must now face the reality that vast swaths of Middle America have deserted the party. After spending hundreds of millions of dollars against an incumbent not only responsible for an unpopular and bloody war, but also the first since Herbert Hoover to have presided over a net loss of jobs, Democrats woke yesterday to view a map of America that has turned even...
  • I Posted This On DU...

    11/03/2004 6:01:23 PM PST · by LarkNeelie · 116 replies · 3,754+ views
    Having lurked without posting on DU (knowing I would want to see their reaction and post a "SO THERE!" after the election)I still have access...... Let me tell, you they are FURIOUS.... reports of crying, vomiting, moving out of the country (claiming other countries will welcome the 'brain drain' LOL), making new political parties, creating the most massive protest the world has ever seen at the inauguration, plans to boycott businesses owned by 'Rethugs', plans to organize a movement to block Bush's presidency and the Republican House & Senate, demand recounts anyway, disown Kerry for caving (lots and lots of...
  • Who is being stupid now?

    11/03/2004 3:26:22 PM PST · by UncertainWerner · 64 replies · 1,769+ views
    11-03-2004 | UncertainWerner
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) had the spin machine at full rpm. She claimed the strong Republican support in the election was due to the GOP minimizing the "real" issues of the election (i.e. the economy, Iraq, health care) while emphasizing moral and social issues. In other words, the voters let the GOP pull the wool over their eyes and were too stupid to recognize what the vote was really about. When are these inane talking heads going to get it in their thick heads that this lack of respect is the...
  • What happened to the Howard Stern vote?

    11/03/2004 6:01:50 PM PST · by slowhand520 · 69 replies · 1,707+ views
    Between Michael Moore and Howard Stern the left believed these idiots would actualy sway the election. I even remember major papers writting op-eds on "the power that Stern brings". Stern proved to be nothing more than hero of the stupid
  • Investors cheer Bush win

    11/03/2004 6:14:09 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 3 replies · 304+ views
    CNN Money ^ | Nov. 3, 2004 | Alexandra Twin
    NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Stocks rose Wednesday, lifted by news that President Bush won a second term in office. The Dow Jones industrial average (up 101.32 to 10,137.05, Charts) and the Nasdaq composite (up 19.54 to 2,004.33, Charts) both added 1 percent. The broader Standard & Poor's 500 (up 12.64 to 1,143.20, Charts) index added 1.1 percent.
  • Elite Media`s Favorable Coverage Not Enough for Kerry Victory

    11/03/2004 6:07:50 PM PST · by Joe Taranto · 39 replies · 1,648+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | 11/03/04 | Joseph Taranto
    Kerry got the “best press ever” during the 2004 campaign, according to a study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA). The senator received the most favorable news coverage of all presidential candidates in the last 25 years. Bush was covered very negatively this year, according to the study, but he did not match the amount of bad press faced by Ronald Reagan in 1984. Kerry received a total of 58 percent positive evaluations from the media, in the time from Labor Day to Election Day. Not surprisingly, Bush did much worse at 36 percent positive and 64...
  • Karl Rove, Master of the Universe!!!

    11/03/2004 5:30:51 PM PST · by pharmamom · 38 replies · 1,359+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | 11-03-04 | pharmamom
    Karl Rove is undoubtedly the most intelligent and Machievellian human being who has ever lived. As proof, I offer these comments from a blogging site called Washington Monthly. When not busy blaming homosexuals for losing the election, they saw Karl Rove lurking around every corner, as you will see. The dems posts are in red--hats off to PJ-Comix. He masterminded massive voter fraud: I confess that I'm finding several aspects of the results to be a little fishy (e.g. exit polls not matching official results, in ways which consistently favor Repubs, so not just random sampling error; total turnout not...