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  • Tancredo wins 6th Congressional battle

    11/07/2006 10:19:10 PM PST · by NapkinUser · 59 replies · 1,194+ views
    Rocky Mountain ^ | 11/07/2006 | Charley Able
    Incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo won Colorado?s 6th Congressional District, beating Democratic challenger Bill Winter. Tancredo, a Republican often at odds with his own party and seeking a fifth term , has gained a nationwide reputation as a staunch opponent of the rising influx of illegal immigrants in the country. Tancredo supports dramatically increased border security and a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants. Winter, a 10-year veteran of the Navy and Marine Corps, championed veterans? rights and universal health care, and endorsed President Bush?s call for a guest-worker program and...
  • Possible Signal From Matt Drudge (Flaming Vanity-go take a look...)

    11/07/2006 2:17:21 PM PST · by section9 · 165 replies · 5,338+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 11/7/06 | section9
    This may be nothing, it may be something, but if you go to Matt's front page, the capitol dome, which was tilting straight up a half hour ago, is now tiliting to the right.
  • Republican Control of Congress Is On the Line- Election Day 06 [12:00 ET Update]

    11/07/2006 9:23:16 AM PST · by meg88 · 6 replies · 878+ views ^ | 11/7/06 | associalted press
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Voters put the Republican congressional majority and a multitude of new voting equipment to the test Tuesday in an election that defined the balance of power for the rest of George W. Bush's presidency. Both parties hustled to get their supporters out in high-stakes contests across the country, Democrats appealing one more time for change, and appearing confident the mood was on their side. Republicans conceded nothing as their vaunted get-out-the-vote machine swung into motion. Voting at sunrise, Bush switched from partisan campaigner to democracy's cheerleader as he implored Americans of all political leanings to cast ballots....
  • Any FReepers definitely not voting today?

    11/07/2006 3:48:32 AM PST · by don-o · 227 replies · 4,105+ views
    Little House on Unaka | Election Day, 2006 | don-o
    There has been talk of disgruntled conservatives sitting out the election or even voting Democrat. The motivation seems to be to punish the Republicans for shortcomings in being as conservative as some hope for. I am curious if any Freepers are falling into this trap and some justification of it. I have posted in the past that "I am sick and tired of the limp noodle Republicans who have no idea how to exercise power and I am done with them." Yes, I have said that. But, today is reality. I am not necessarily voting FOR Republicans. I am definitely...
  • Staying home? Voting? Either way, look at this picture

    11/06/2006 8:09:34 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 157 replies · 4,712+ views
    For those who'll have trouble reading the fine print, I'll summarize. This is Chief Master Sergeant John Gebhardt, and the girl he's holding is the only survivor of a family methodically executed by terrorists in Iraq. They shot her in the head, too. If the Dems win tomorrow...well, I'll let Freeper El Gato tell ya, as he put it in this thread: Cut and run Kerry, and his buddy Bug Out Murtha would leave this little girl to the tender mercies of the human garbage that killed her family. BTW, a USAF CMSgt is very high ranking NCO (E9)....
  • Kerry's fate could hinge on a big Democratic win

    11/07/2006 8:24:02 AM PST · by george76 · 89 replies · 3,290+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | November 7, 2006 | Peter S. Canellos,
    As national Democrats hang bunting and prepare for what they hope will be a joyous victory celebration in Washington tonight, John F. Kerry will be back in Massachusetts, quietly standing behind his state's gubernatorial nominee. Kerry's treks around the country were supposed to help erase bad memories of 2004 -- convincing Democrats that Kerry was a dogged worker and belonged among the party's top contenders for 2008. Instead, the campaign ended with the senator on the sidelines, grounded like a high-schooler caught misbehaving in class during the week before the prom. His "botched joke" ...gave the Republicans ammunition at a...
  • 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...
  • A New Voter Fraud

    11/07/2006 5:55:31 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies · 2,550+ views
    National Review ^ | November 7, 2006 | Thomas Sowell
    Democrats are getting people to vote for moderates in order to put extremists in power. There is no real question that Democrats are more skilled at politics than the Republicans are. Democrats are more articulate, not to say glib, and they know how to stick together. Democrats know better than to betray their base of supporters — welfare-state beneficiaries, the teachers’ unions, environmental zealots, the ACLU, and tort lawyers... That the Republicans are still a viable party is one measure of how far the Democrats’ policies and values differ from those of most Americans. Nowhere is that difference greater than...

    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...
  • Media Reports Poll Tightening As CYA, But the Gap Was Never Really That Big

    11/07/2006 2:33:46 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 5 replies · 1,108+ views
    Rush LImbaugh ^ | November 6, 2006 | Rush Limbaugh
    , all the polls are closing now, quite a few of them. The Amendment 2 issue, the cloning issue, state Constitution, Missouri, dead heat at 47. It was, well, I mean the high fifties 20 days ago. All these Senate races are neck and neck. I even got a poll -- I never heard of this outfit, they're out of Chicago, McCulloch polling group that's got Santorum down only four. Everybody is going, "Well, how can this be? How can this be?" The liberals and the Democrats are putting out their little stories today that cover themselves, the old CYA...
  • A look inside that Pew poll (Updated)

    11/07/2006 2:24:00 AM PST · by Oakleaf · 29 replies · 1,386+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | November 6, 2006 | Captain Ed
    Bump -- Welcome Rush Limbaugh listeners! Please see update below. Pew Research has published its crosstabs for the poll that shows the Republicans tightening up the race, which I linked last night. The internals deliver even more bad news to the Democrats, as significant leads in several demographic categories have been cut drastically or wiped out entirely. The last Pew Research poll was taken in early October. In a month, the Democrats have lost non-minorities altogether. The gap among all whites went from +5 Democrats to +5 GOP, a ten-point swing. White females had supported Democrats by a 15-point margin...
  • Harold Ford Jr. Mocks 'Little Guy' Bob Corker

    11/06/2006 10:13:20 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 1,759+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7 November 2006
    Democrat Harold Ford Jr. looked for votes in his opponent's hometown Monday while Republican Bob Corker planned to visit every major Tennessee city on the last full day before the election. Ford started his day meeting with Chattanooga public works employees in the city where his opponent was mayor until last year. He vowed to improve health care for working people, and then declared: "Let's go beat this little guy!" - a reference to Corker's height, which Corker says is 5-feet-6 1/2 inches. Corker campaigned with Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia and Bill Frist and Lamar...
  • Another outbreak of Democrat anti-troop hatred

    11/06/2006 6:41:54 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 2,541+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 06, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    I wrote last week that we'd see more outbreaks of anti-military vandalism leading up to Election Day. In upstate New York on Halloween eve, "(expletive) Bush" and a depiction of a penis were scrawled on the 20-by-40-foot flag and similar pictures in the same shade of green were painted on the American Legion Mohawk Post. Now there's this despicable act in Boise, Idaho reportedly committed by the sons of a state Democrat legislator: Police arrested 24-year old Michael Burkett of Boise early Sunday morning after officers with Capitol Mall Security reported spotting him vandalizing two flag polls on the grounds...
  • FL: Miami-Dade county(lib strong hold) Absentee is over 2-1 republican on early release results.

    11/06/2006 8:36:04 PM PST · by cdnerds · 126 replies · 4,525+ views
    Miami-Dade County # Early voting by party -- 32,094 Democrats, 23,547 Republicans & 10,538 other. TOTAL: 66,179. # Absentees: 17,390 Democrats, 36,248 Republicans; & 7,191 other. TOTAL: 60,829. # Countywide, 11.7 percent of all voters have cast ballots with 6.1 percent by early voting, and 5.6 percent by absentee
  • Encouraging News (Santorum closing fast)

    11/06/2006 7:45:21 PM PST · by jamesrichards · 48 replies · 2,274+ views
    NRO ^ | November 6, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Encouraging News [Kathryn Jean Lopez] Even I, "raging Santorum enthusiast," wasn't too into that poll circulating earlier today that had Senator Santorum him down 4, for reasons I've mentioned. But maybe that "4" wasn't insane. I'm told by a good, albeit Republican, source that Gov. Rendell's latest internals have Santorum only 5 behind. I'm told he had Santorum at 9 on Friday and 17 three weeks ago. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this race is in play. The innane analysis is that turnout means everything. But it couldn't be more true in the Keystone state. Conservatives in Pennsylvania can make a...
  • Rove Speaks (Hugh Hewitt Radio Program)

    11/06/2006 4:12:37 PM PST · by frankjr · 53 replies · 11,033+ views
    Hugh Hewitt (Townhall) ^ | 11/6/06 | Hugh Hewitt
    On my show. The first half of the first hour, and I'll replay the segments in the third hour. A transcript will be up here asap. Fair use granted provided there is attribution. The bottom line: Good momentum in most places,a surprising surge in Michigan, hope for Santorum and DeWine. Much much more. Listen or read. Tomorrow's headlines today. That's what we do. UPDATE: The transcript is up. Some key excerpts (but you should read the whole thing): On the Senate races: [T]here will be a Republican Senate. On tomorrow's "reporting" of "early data": We should be on guard against...
  • 'Melting pot' beats 'diversity' for Dems

    11/06/2006 4:29:09 PM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies · 557+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11-6-06 | James Jung
    The Democrats will likely not do as well in the November elections as the pundits expect. The party will fall short of expectations because over the last several decades it has placed a filter of race, sex, gender and political correctness through which public inquiry must pass, a filter that is viewed by evangelicals as secular and immoral. This filter has distorted public inquiry and has prevented the Democrats from developing a coherent message about the role of government and a broad general economic message that can win national elections. This filter has become so dominant that many traditional Democrats...
  • 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...