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  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • IRS dismisses complaint vs. Jerry Falwell's personal endorsement of candidate in seminary speech

    07/19/2005 1:20:30 PM PDT · by dukeman · 17 replies · 734+ views
    Liberty Counsel e-mail alert | 7/19/05
    Fort Worth, Texas - The IRS has dismissed a complaint against the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary arising out of a chapel speech delivered by Dr. Jerry Falwell on August 24, 2004, in which Dr. Falwell personally endorsed George W. Bush for President. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is represented by Liberty Counsel President and General Counsel, Mathew D. Staver. On August 24, 2004, Dr. Jerry Falwell was an invited guest speaker at the Southwestern Baptist Theological chapel service. The Seminary conducts chapel on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The chapel consists of a religious meeting in which outside speakers are regularly invited...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/cmp/20050715/tc_cmp/165702500 UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Thanks for all the support for Fire Fighters for Bush

    06/25/2005 7:17:19 PM PDT · by FFforFreedom · 31 replies · 1,883+ views
    http://www.firefightersforbush.com/ ^ | June 25, 2005 | Fire Fighters for Freedom
    I just wanted to stop in and say how very much all of us at the Firefighters for Bush site appreciated your support. I'm one of ten fire fighters who helped run the site. I'm still active working to educate fire fighters and confront union abuses. I posted my most recent article "The Fire Fighters Union and the Volunteer Fire Service." We've created another web site. One of the fire fighters started a young conservative’s site, another has his own blog. http://www.firefightersforbush.com/ I was doing my research today and bumped into this thread at Free Republic. I can't tell you...
  • What your grades don't say (Kerry v. Bush)

    06/09/2005 5:48:03 AM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies · 1,781+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | 5/9/05 | Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service
    editorial,Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, June 8: snip ....Grades do measure important attributes: tenacity, organization, calculation and, especially, persistence. They do not, though, reliably measure passion, kindness or integrity. No matter what our transcripts say, most of us come to realize that desire trumps talent - and that, if you have a lousy attitude, neither of those strengths will bring fulfillment, or much else.
  • Kerry's Yale Grades Similar to Bush's

    06/07/2005 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 36 replies · 2,875+ views
    BOSTON - Sen. John F. Kerry (news, bio, voting record)'s grade average at Yale University was virtually identical to President Bush's record there, despite repeated portrayals of Kerry as the more intellectual candidate during the 2004 presidential campaign. Kerry had a cumulative average of 76 and got four Ds his freshman year — in geology, two history courses and political science, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. His grades improved with time, and he averaged an 81 his senior year and earned an 89 — his highest grade — in political science as a senior. "I always told my dad that...
  • Kerry: Dunce is not enough (Democrat got 5 Ds at Yale, average lower than Bush's)

    06/07/2005 12:40:14 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 97 replies · 2,965+ views
    Newly released Navy records of Sen. John Kerry show the 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, who was portrayed as the intellectual superior of President Bush, actually received a lower academic average than his rival while studying at Yale, including five Ds. The transcript of grades, which Kerry has always declined to release, was part of a set of Naval records requested and finally received by the Boston Globe. Last month, Kerry gave the Navy permission to release the records to the paper, something he refused to do during last fall's campaign. While Bush and Kerry were at Yale, the school had...
  • John Kerry: 'D Stood For Distinction'

    06/07/2005 12:34:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 95 replies · 2,307+ views
    (AP) ^ | Jun 7, 2005 11:34 am US/Pacific | (AP)
    BOSTON (AP) Sen. John F. Kerry’s grade average at Yale University was virtually identical to President Bush’s record there, despite repeated portrayals of Kerry as the more intellectual candidate during the 2004 presidential campaign. Kerry had a cumulative average of 76 and got four Ds his freshman year—in geology, two history courses and political science, The Boston Globe reported Tuesday. His grades improved with time, and he averaged an 81 his senior year and earned an 89 -- his highest grade—in political science as a senior. “I always told my dad that D stood for distinction,” Kerry said in a...
  • So much for "Bush the Dummy."

    06/07/2005 5:55:10 AM PDT · by carrier-aviator · 37 replies · 2,088+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7 June 2005 | Howard Kurtz
    From Howard Kurtz's column in The Washington Post (online), Politics Section, 7 June 2005. "During last year's presidential campaign, John F. Kerry was the candidate often portrayed as intellectual and complex, while George W. Bush was the populist who mangled his sentences," the Boston Globe observes. "But newly released records show that Bush and Kerry had a virtually identical grade average at Yale University four decades ago. "In 1999, The New Yorker published a transcript indicating that Bush had received a cumulative score of 77 for his first three years at Yale and a roughly similar average under a non-numerical...
  • Need help finding some Bush '04 television ads [Chat]

    05/31/2005 11:16:52 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 2 replies · 296+ views
    none ^ | today | none
    Dear Friends, I am helping a friend overseas with a term paper. She is looking for examples of Bush '04 campaign television ads. Any help is appreciated, even if only text or theme is provided. Thanks in advance.
  • Big GOP donor is target of federal probe

    04/28/2005 4:19:04 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 14 replies · 980+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | April 28, 2005 | Mark Niquette and Jon Craig
    Federal authorities confirmed yesterday that they are investigating prominent Republican donor Thomas W. Noe, who was President Bush’s re-election chairman in northwestern Ohio and has given tens of thousands to GOP candidates. U.S. Attorney Gregory A. White in Cleveland said the investigation of Noe, of Maumee, is related to campaign contributions. He declined to elaborate. "We are publicly acknowledging there is an investigation," White said. "It is ongoing." He said the investigation has been proceeding "for several months" but that there’s no date for completing it. Sources said a federal search warrant of Noe’s River Road home was executed last...
  • President Discusses Embryo Adoption and Ethical Stem Cell Research (Remarks on Bioethics)

    05/24/2005 2:02:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 572+ views
    The White House ^ | 05.24.05 | President George W. Bush
    President Discusses Embryo Adoption and Ethical Stem Cell Research The East Room2:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all. Please be seated. Good afternoon, and welcome to the White House. I have just met with 21 remarkable families. Each of them has answered the call to ensure that our society's most vulnerable members are protected and defended at every stage of life. The families here today have either adopted or given up for adoption frozen embryos that remained after fertility treatments. Rather than discard these embryos created during in vitro fertilization, or turn them over for research that destroys them,...
  • Help the NY Firefighters Union president. They endorsed Bush in '04 because of him.

    05/23/2005 9:42:50 AM PDT · by Kashei64 · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Alarming News ^ | May 23, 2005 | Karol Sheinin
    In 2004, the NY Firefighters Union broke with the Kerry-endorsing national Union and endorsed president Bush. Steve Cassidy, the president who pushed for the endorsement of Bush, is now being targeted by the national union for his support. He can really use your help. More information here: http://www.alarmingnews.com/archives/003038.html
  • Zogby Poll: Bush would still beat Kerry today

    04/29/2005 3:30:05 PM PDT · by Nascardude · 29 replies · 1,156+ views
    Zogby ^ | John Zogby
    Released: April 26, 2005 Red/Blue Divide Still Evident: Red States Give Bush 50% Job Approval, 42% in Blues; War on Terror Bush’s Strength—Low Marks on Other Facets of Job; Handling of Social Security Nets Lowest Score; Bush Would Still Beat Kerry Today (46% to 41%), New Zogby Poll Reveals President George W. Bush, despite low marks on most facets of his job, would still beat Democrat John Kerry (46% to 41%)—and would still win handily in the Red States that handed him his re-election victory last fall (50% to 36%). That’s the finding of a new Zogby International survey of...
  • Caption This Photo (Bush Hugs McCain)

    04/28/2005 6:40:29 PM PDT · by Nascardude · 11 replies · 755+ views
  • American Politics In The Networking Era

    02/25/2005 12:55:54 PM PST · by q_an_a · 4 replies · 381+ views
    National Journal via Real Clear Politics ^ | 02.24.05 | Michael BArone
    On the surface, the 2004 election looked very much like the 2000 election. George W. Bush was again running against a liberal Democrat who had spent much of his career in the Senate and who had clinched his nomination by early victories in Iowa and New Hampshire. In November, 47 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia voted for the candidate of the same party as they had in 2000. Only three states switched, New Hampshire to the Democrats, Iowa and New Mexico to the Republicans. Bush won again, this time without a court battle. Republicans ended up...
  • The Battle of the (Bush) Bulge: Why Did the 'NYT' Kill Its Story?

    02/09/2005 4:50:00 PM PST · by Pikamax · 32 replies · 1,713+ views
    Editor and Publisher ^ | 02/09/05 | Brian Orloff
    The Battle of the (Bush) Bulge: Why Did the 'NYT' Kill Its Story? By Brian Orloff Published: February 09, 2005 1:00 PM ET NEW YORK "It's just as important a story after the election, and they've dropped it," says freelance writer David Lindorff, referring to the alleged bulge under President Bush’s suit jacket during the first presidential debate late fall. Lindorff’s take on how, and why, The New York Times killed a story on the controversy just before the November election gained wide attention this week after it was published in Extra!, a magazine produced by the media watchdog group...
  • Poll: Catholics Favored Bush Over Kerry

    02/03/2005 6:56:41 AM PST · by ZGuy · 37 replies · 852+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 2/3/05 | RICHARD N. OSTLING
    John Kerry managed the best showing since in decades for a Democratic presidential candidate among mainline Protestants, but his failure to capture a majority of Roman Catholics — people of his own faith — gave President Bush an important advantage in last November's election, according to a new survey. Bush's showing also improved dramatically among Hispanic Protestants, 63 percent of whom supported him in 2004 — a 31 percent gain over 2000. The postelection phone survey of 2,730 people, conducted by the University of Akron and sponsored by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, is a close study...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 64 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nêsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • The November Battleground Poll and America

    01/04/2005 7:49:53 PM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 5 replies · 468+ views
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 04 January 2005 | Bruce Walker
    The November 2004 Battleground Poll shows that sixty percent of Americans consider themselves either "very conservative" or "somewhat conservative," while only thirty-three percent consider themselves "very liberal" or "somewhat liberal."I have written often about the one public opinion poll which has proven most reliable and which has provided a hidden, but vital, bit of information about America: the Battleground Poll. This poll is one of the few which are the collaboration of two partisan polling organizations, in this case a Republican polling organization, The Tarrance Group, and a Democrat polling organization, Lake, Snell, Perry and Associates. This collaboration provides a...
  • Ohio makes Bush victory official

    12/06/2004 2:04:49 PM PST · by ohCompGk · 151 replies · 4,347+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- This battleground state on Monday certified President Bush's 119,000-vote victory over John Kerry, even as third-party candidates prepared to demand a statewide recount.
  • Bush Finished Campaign With Millions

    12/02/2004 1:50:33 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 794+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | Sharon Theimer
    President Bush and the Republican National Committee spent a combined $707 million this election cycle after a fund-raising effort so prolific the president's campaign still has millions left over. Bush finished the Nov. 2 election with $4.4 million left in his $75 million, taxpayer-financed general election campaign fund and $1 million in bills to pay. He had $15 million in a legal compliance fund that he could have tapped in the event of a recount fight, according to reports he filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission. The president also detailed the money raised and spent by his record-breaking primary...
  • FOX NEWS, John Podesta, "Hillary, as the VP..."

    11/18/2004 5:44:54 AM PST · by bannie · 28 replies · 2,753+ views
    Fox News ^ | 19 NOV 94 | self
    THIS AM...on Fox News, Podesta was being interviewed about the library. When asked about the extend of the displays about shillery, he said that...she was important..."as the vice president." He didn't say, "as was the vice president."
  • CNN's Inside politics report that Rove offered Nelson (D. Ne) Sec of Agriculture..Rove is BRILLIANT

    11/17/2004 1:01:51 PM PST · by ken5050 · 225 replies · 12,412+ views
    INside politics..CNN
    Judy (hmmm?) Woodruff just had a report that Karl Rove had offered Nebraska Sen Ben Nelson the post of Secretary of Agriculture. Nelson is up in 2006...and facing a hard race from popular GOP Gov Mike Johanns. Nelson is among the most conservative of Senate Dems..Does this make sense, because Nelson votes with the GOP on most of the key issues..?
  • Democrats Question Kerry's Campaign Funds

    11/18/2004 5:04:46 AM PST · by Hawk44 · 21 replies · 1,842+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/18/2004 | Ron Fournier
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Party leaders said Wednesday they want to know why Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) ended his presidential campaign with more than $15 million in the bank, money that could have helped Democratic candidates across the country. Some said he will be pressured to give the money to Democratic campaign committees rather than save it for a potential White House bid in 2008. "Democrats are questioning why he sat on so much money that could have helped him defeat George Bush (news - web sites) or helped down-ballot races, many of which could have gone our...
  • Clinton 'Elvis' Library to Include Monica

    11/14/2004 5:58:21 PM PST · by hope · 63 replies · 2,329+ views
    News Max ^ | 11-14-04
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 5:45 p.m. ESTClinton 'Elvis' Library to Include Monica As Bill Clinton's library is unveiled at a gala opening this week, one thing is certain: His messy legacy will be on full display. One alcove will be dedicated to impeachment, and organizers have promised not to sidestep even Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones. The 58-year-old political superstar is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to his library. "Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis."...
  • The Long View (Betcha didn't know Hillary's an Evangelical Christian!)

    11/16/2004 7:02:43 AM PST · by EA_Man · 326 replies · 6,032+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/15/2005 | Rob Long
    From "Light the Lamp!": The monthly newsletter of the Holy Flame Pentecostal Church of Little Rock, Ark. We welcome back to the area Senator Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.), who has been spending so much time here in Little Rock lately that she's practically joined the church choir! "I'm here spending time at my husband's library," she told the Lamp when we caught up with her after a Sunday camp meeting, "and of course, I always take time to worship God in as evangelical a way as is feasible, given time and location constraints. As you know, I consider myself an...
  • The Long View

    11/18/2004 4:19:27 AM PST · by solsrchr2 · 46 replies · 1,982+ views
    By Rob Long EDITOR'S NOTE: This article appears in the November 29, 2004, issue of National Review. Church Newsletters From All Over From "Light the Lamp!": The monthly newsletter of the Holy Flame Pentecostal Church of Little Rock, Ark. We welcome back to the area Senator Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.), who has been spending so much time here in Little Rock lately that she's practically joined the church choir! "I'm here spending time at my husband's library," she told the Lamp when we caught up with her after a Sunday camp meeting, "and of course, I always take time to...
  • The "nuclear option" will be used only for Supreme Court Nominees (last paragraph)

    11/18/2004 4:00:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,561+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | Nov. 17, 2004 | NA
    (The) "nuclear option," (is) a parliamentary maneuver to effectively change Senate rules so that only a simple majority is needed to end a filibuster of a judicial nominee. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he has not decided whether he would invoke that option next year. Robert F. Bennett, R-Utah, the chief deputy majority whip, said such a move would occur only if Democrats filibuster a Supreme Court nomination. It's the last paragraph in the source link.
  • Ken Mehlman: So what's next?

    11/17/2004 6:00:01 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 7 replies · 648+ views
    Bush/Cheney Campaign Email | November 17, 2004 | Ken Mehlman
    Dear FReeper, With all the activity surrounding the inauguration and transition to the second term of the Bush Administration, we have not sent as many messages.  I'm guessing that may come as a relief to many of the Volunteers who heard from me every few days asking for more calls, more contributions, and more work on behalf of our President.It all paid off, and we have you to thank.  The President expressed better than I ever could the deep sense of appreciation we have for all you did.So what's next?We'll be closing the campaign office.  Some of our team...
  • Bush vs Kerry Email Campaign Analysis: Bush Wins!

    11/08/2004 8:11:13 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 11 replies · 645+ views
    useit.com ^ | 07 November 2004 | Jakob Nielson
    Email Newsletters During Last Week of Presidential Campaign (Sidebar to Jakob Nielsen's column "Bush vs. Kerry: Email Newsletters Rated," written November 7, 2004) Once again, the candidate who scored highest on usability guidelines won the U.S. presidential election. (I did a similar comparison when Clinton defeated Dole; he also followed more usability guidelines on his website during the later parts of that campaign.) Although I don't actually claim that Bush won purely because of usability, I do think that wise use of email newsletters contributed to his victory. I analyzed the email newsletters sent out by both candidates in the...
  • Great Bush Campaign Trail Music (Vanity)

    11/07/2004 4:38:22 PM PST · by Munch · 30 replies · 1,715+ views
    When Bush was on the campaign trail, he had a couple of great songs that I have since downloaded. I am looking for some other songs that would get my heart thumping. Can you suggest some songs? (I am rather new to country music.) Please help. Thanks! This is what I have so far: "Where the Stars & Stripes and the Eagles Fly" by Aaron Tippin (from Bush Campaign Trail) "Only in America" by Brooks and Dunn (from Bush Campaign Trail) "Live What I Believe" by Russ Lee & President Bush "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue" by Toby...
  • SECRET OF BUSH'S 'BULGE'

    11/05/2004 11:10:18 PM PST · by kattracks · 28 replies · 1,724+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/06/04 | Post Wire Services
    The mysterious bulge on President Bush's back during the first presidential debate was not an electronic device feeding him answers, but a strap holding a bulletproof vest.[snip] Bush's team did not want to admit he was wearing a vest for fear of disclosing information that related to his personal security while he was campaigning across the country.
  • Chapter 5: Teaming Up(The Bush campaign tried to stay a step ahead of the bad news)

    11/05/2004 8:28:21 AM PST · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 602+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/05/04 | Newsweek
    Nov. 15 issue - In late April, Bush's top campaign operatives were feeling pretty pleased with themselves. They were crowing over Democratic polling data showing that Kerry's negative ratings had jumped 11 points in the last two months. The Democrats blamed the wave of Bush-Cheney attack ads (by the end of May, BC04 would buy 49,050 spots in the hundred top media markets; three quarters of Bush's ads were negative). True, the Democrats would have to fault the Republicans, since they couldn't very well blame their own candidate. Still, for the spinmeisters at BC04, it was gratifying to see the...
  • The last word on Bush’s bulge (strap holding his bulletproof vest in place)

    11/04/2004 9:41:43 PM PST · by NavySEAL F-16 · 59 replies · 3,174+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 4, 2004 | Albert Eisele and Jeff Dufour
    The last word on Bush’s bulge Call off the conspiracy freaks. Now it can be told: That mysterious bulge on President Bush’s back during the first presidential debate was not an electronic device feeding him answers, but a strap holding his bulletproof vest in place. Speculation about the bulge on the Internet only increased since Georges de Paris, the Washington tailor who makes Bush’s suits, told The Hill last month that it was nothing more than a pucker on the back of Bush’s coat caused when he crossed his arms. But sources in the Secret Service told The Hill that...
  • Who is Ken Mehlman?

    11/04/2004 9:53:56 PM PST · by paudio · 11 replies · 1,939+ views
    Kenneth B. Mehlman Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Political Affairs In January of 2001, Ken Mehlman was appointed deputy assistant to the President and director of White House political affairs. In this role, Mr. Mehlman oversees all aspects of the President Bush’s political agenda by working with members of Congress, federal agencies, state parties, and community groups. During the general election, Mr. Mehlman served as national field director for Bush/Cheney 2000. In this role he was responsible for working with the campaign’s leadership in all 50 states to build strong grassroots teams and execute winning political plans....
  • How Bush Did It

    11/04/2004 4:14:47 PM PST · by paudio · 31 replies · 2,386+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/4/04 | Evan Thomas
    Nov. 15 issue - In the winter of 2003-04, Jenna Bush, one of president Bush's 22-year-old twin daughters, dreamed that her father lost the election. Jenna had never before shown any interest in politics or much desire to get involved in her father's campaigns. But now she, along with her sister, Barbara, volunteered to help their father get re-elected. The president was overjoyed to have the girls on the campaign bus, recalled his wife, Laura. His mood lightened, to the relief of his handlers, who had been anxiously discussing their candidate's surliness and impatience.
  • Final Just the Facts: Memo from Matthew Dowd

    11/04/2004 1:20:56 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 42 replies · 2,526+ views
    George W. Bush ^ | November 4, 2004
    TO: INTERESTED PARTIESFR: MATTHEW DOWDCHIEF STRATEGISTRE: INITIAL STRATEGIC ANALYSISPresident Bush won a historic victory yesterday by defeating John Kerry by more than 3.5 million votes,58.6 million to 55.1 million (51% to 48%) and winning the Electoral College 286 to 252. In doing so, President Bush:• Becomes the first presidential candidate to win more than 50% of the popular vote since 1988.• Received the most votes by any presidential candidate in history - over 58 million, even breaking President Reagan’s 1984 mark of 54.5 million votes.• Becomes the first President re-elected while gaining seats in the House and the Senate since 1936,...
  • Could Bush have won Pennsylvania if he would have endorsed Toomey instead of Spector?

    11/04/2004 8:30:06 AM PST · by truthandlife · 38 replies · 938+ views
    Could President Bush have won Pennsylvania if he would have endorsed Toomey instead of Spector? Toomey lost in the Republican primary (49½ to 50½ %). Things were looking pretty good for Toomey until Bush weighed in. He could have left it at a pro-forma statement of support, but instead he came to Pittsburgh to stand beside Specter and say: "I appreciate my friendship with Arlen Specter. He's been a friend for quite a while. I'm proud to campaign for him. I think he's earned another term in the United States Senate. He's a bit independent-minded sometimes, but there's nothing wrong...
  • An Election Day Full of Miracles

    11/04/2004 12:37:58 AM PST · by El Oviedo · 13 replies · 526+ views
    November 4, 2004 | El Oviedo
    Pundits have been trying to analyze this election and so far they came out with some unanswerable mysteries that could have been caused by a more superior Being. I know these things could have only occurred during the biblical times and cannot or should not happen during the 21st century. But so far as it stands the election of President Bush exceeded all elections for the past 16 years. We all know now that there were more voters that voted for him now than his last election in the year 2000 and as a result the difference in votes between...
  • Culver: No Iowa Winner Until Next Week

    11/03/2004 5:41:01 PM PST · by ambrose · 27 replies · 1,486+ views
    Culver: No Iowa Winner Until Next Week Local Panels Count Absentee, Provisional Ballots POSTED: 4:26 PM CST November 3, 2004 UPDATED: 5:23 PM CST November 3, 2004 DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa has yet to declare a winner in the presidential election -- even though Democrat John Kerry has conceded the election to President George W. Bush. Iowa counties, Election 2004, red/blueA breakdown of Iowa counties on Election Night 2004: Red counties went to President George W. Bush and blue counties went to Sen. John Kerry./2004/1103/3888332.jpg/2004/1103/3888332_40X30.jpg/2004/1103/3888332_60X45.jpg/2004/1103/3888332_80X60.jpg/2004/1103/3888332_120X90.jpg/2004/1103/3888332_200X150.jpgIowa counties, Election 2004 Secretary of State Chet Culver told KCCI a winner might not...
  • Canadian MP blasts Americans for re-electing Bush (Damn Americans hate those b*stards alert!)

    11/03/2004 5:43:53 PM PST · by SB00 · 60 replies · 1,544+ views
    Parrish: U.S. voters 'out of step' American voters showed that they are "completely out of step with most of the free world," Carolyn Parrish said. (CP archive) OTTAWA (CP) - The re-election of a war-mongering president shows Americans are "out of step" with the rest of the world, says a Liberal MP infamous for her blistering attacks on George W. Bush. Carolyn Parrish said Wednesday that she's "dumbfounded" by Bush's victory. "He has been reconfirmed as their commander-in-chief, and he is a war-like man." American voters showed that they are "completely out of step with most of the free world,"...
  • Tireless Push to Raise Turnout Was Crucial in G.O.P. Victory

    11/03/2004 8:25:52 PM PST · by Pikamax · 11 replies · 607+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 11/04/04 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    THE CAMPAIGN Tireless Push to Raise Turnout Was Crucial in G.O.P. Victory By ELISABETH BUMILLER his article was reported by Elisabeth Bumiller, David M. Halbfinger and David E. Rosenbaum and written by Ms. Bumiller. WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 - In the closing hours of President Bush's campaign for re-election, Karl Rove, his chief political adviser, was obsessed with turning out Republican votes. Late Monday night, Mr. Rove stood in the cold at a rally in Albuquerque and pulled scraps of paper from his pocket covered with numbers that reassured him that his ground army was in full assault. "In Nevada, where...
  • Boro Park turns out for Bush

    11/03/2004 5:08:51 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 29 replies · 942+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 02:33 04/11/2004 | Shlomo Shamir
    NEW YORK - Toward the end of the day, as the lines at most of the other polling booths in New York grew longer, those at Public School 180 in Brooklyn's Boro Park started to thin out. There were mainly women in the line, ultra-Orthodox women in long black dresses, with covered heads or wigs. Most of them were pushing baby carriages and trailed behind them a string of small children - until they had to go behind the curtain of the polling booth. In Boro Park, it was time for studying the daily page of Gemara, and no Haredi...
  • 25 Goals Conservatives Achieved in the 2004 Election (Vanity)

    11/03/2004 7:52:49 PM PST · by To Lurk or Not to Lurk · 33 replies · 651+ views
    11/03/04 | To Lurk or Not to Lurk
    25 Goals Conservatives Achieved in the 2004 Election CRITICAL GOALS 1. Retained United States Presidency. 2. Retained ability to nominate United States Supreme Court Justices. 3. Retained majority in the United States Senate. 4. Retained majority in the United States House of Representatives. IMPORTANT GOALS 5. Increased majority in the United States Senate. 6. Won the United States Presidency with a plurality of the Popular Vote. 7. Retained ability to block nomination of William Clinton to United Nations Secretary General. 8. Defeated Tom Daschle for Senator of South Dakota (Present and soon to be former United States Senate Minority Leader)....
  • Exit Polls Come Under Post-Election Criticism

    11/03/2004 7:30:29 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 17 replies · 1,465+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 3, 2004 07:30 PM ET | Steve Gorman and Arthur Spiegelman
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Exit polling, long a key indicator of election trends, emerged on Wednesday as a big loser in the 2004 election after Internet pundits latched onto early data to mistakenly report a commanding lead for Democrat John Kerry in key states. The use of the raw, preliminary data on freewheeling Web sites triggered a brief but doomed wave of euphoria among Kerry supporters and a sharp drop on Wall Street. The data also wound up being telegraphed by mainstream media in TV reports. The truth was that in the end Kerry did not win states like Ohio...
  • Rightward Shift May Squeeze Centrists

    11/03/2004 8:15:18 PM PST · by Pikamax · 11 replies · 487+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/04/04 | Charles Babington and Juliet Eilperin
    Congress Rightward Shift May Squeeze Centrists By Charles Babington and Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, November 4, 2004; Page A01 Tuesday's Republican sweep of the South will reshape the next Senate, replacing moderate Democrats sometimes willing to cross party lines with ardent GOP conservatives who will press their leaders for a more right-leaning agenda, according to analysts. Republicans claimed Senate seats vacated by Democrats in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. In South Dakota, Minority Leader Thomas A. Daschle fell to a challenger closely identified with President Bush. And a GOP-crafted House redistricting plan in Texas...
  • Who Influenced the Electorate More, Mel Gibson or Michael Moore? (vanity)

    11/03/2004 8:02:28 PM PST · by flying Elvis · 41 replies · 874+ views
    na ^ | 11-03-04 | Flying Elvis
    The MSM has made much over values and morality being a determining factor in this election. They specifically cite the gay marriage bans as well as abortion and stem cell research as reasons the so called Religious Right came out in huge numbers. I think The Passion also played a role in this election, much more than Farenheit 911. The liberal intolerance surrounding The Passion woke up a lot of people to the fascism of the left and forced many Protestants and Catholics to choose sides. Your opinions?
  • Safire: The Dangers of Lopsidedness

    11/03/2004 7:13:56 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 1,034+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/04/04 | William Safire
    Washington — Nobody "blew" it. Both the Kerry and Bush campaigns successfully turned on and turned out their troops, resulting in the kind of massive vote - the highest percentage of eligible voters taking part since 1968, also a wartime election - that should make America proud. Fierce partisanship, rooted in policy disagreement and driven by 2000's "we wuz robbed" resentment, left the former voter apathy dead. This year's hot competition served a great purpose in putting millions more selves in self-government. But there is a rhythm to politics - a time to divide and a time to unite. Kerry's...