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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
    Canada.com ^ | 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...
  • BUSH: FOES WILL TAX YOU FROM CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

    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...
  • All GOP: Get Out There and Vote!

    10/23/2006 2:19:01 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 205 replies · 3,968+ views
    My GOP Mind | October 23, 2006 | MeekOneGOP
    All GOP: Get Out There and Vote - EARLY If You Can! I Did! My email I sent out around 9 a.m. this morning: -------------------- Howdy, Ya'll !! I have NOW done my Civic Duty and have cast MY vote! After I pushed that ONE button, all I saw was a SEA of R's!! Straight Ticket Republican !! No dang Democrap got my vote, and likewise for the LIBERALtarians. Straight GOP for me! Take THAT, Carole Keeton-Strayhorn-Rylander (or whatever name you're using this week!). Take THAT Chris Bell and Kinky Weed Friedman! And all you other clowns, too! FIVE...
  • (Dem) State Senator's sons accused of vandalizing memorial for Iraq war casualties

    11/06/2006 11:57:48 AM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 94 replies · 4,521+ views
    Fox 12 ^ | 11/06/2006
    Boise, Idaho -- 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 of the Idaho Statehouse. The flags are memorials to soldiers who lost their lives in the war on terror. "It's certainly upsetting, not just to officers but for any citizen of this county who knows somebody who lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan," Lt. Ron Winegar said of the ongoing investigation. Burkett was charged with resisting arrest and Malicious Injury to Property. He and his 22-year-old brother, Tom Burkett,...
  • 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...
  • To Vote Or Not To Vote - A tough call for conservatives.

    11/06/2006 12:30:43 PM PST · by neverdem · 144 replies · 2,226+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 06, 2006 | John Derbyshire
    November 06, 2006, 7:15 a.m. To Vote Or Not To VoteA tough call for conservatives. By John Derbyshire Of course, it is not a matter of simply “staying home.” I shall be voting not only for my U.S. senator and representative, but also for a state senator and assemblyman, a county clerk and comptroller, and a town councilcritter. You probably have a similar array of positions to vote for. By all means do the best you can for your state and district. Whether or not it is the case that all politics is local, it is certainly the case...
  • Democrats preparing to use fraud and then accuse GOP of same

    11/06/2006 8:09:45 AM PST · by connell · 18 replies · 1,074+ views
    ...but even a win means some dark days ahead, especially at Thanksgiving dinner! First, some excellent news. If you want to hold Congress, all you have to do is vote. The party of presidents in their sixth year almost always lose some seats. But we can hold both houses if we turn out. The MSM have been doing their level best to dampen our enthusiasm, and hence our turnout. Don't let them get away with it. Many of the pollsters are trying to do the same thing, by conducting polls wherein Democrats are disproportionately oversampled. Don't let them get away...
  • Muslim: ‘Republicans are liberators' ( Be proud to be a Republican )

    11/06/2006 7:22:40 AM PST · by george76 · 79 replies · 2,121+ views
    Vail Daily ^ | November 5, 2006 | Nicole Frey
    “Republicans are feeling guilty about what’s going on in the world, but we are liberators,” said Muhammad Ali Hasan. “Right now, there’s nothing more important than for the Republicans to hold on to all three houses of government. If you’re a Republican today, you’re a hero.” With Republicans in power, Hasan, 26, said the relationship between America and Muslim nations will improve, Iraq will be stabilized and democracy and freedom will flourish in the Middle East. As with every meeting of the Republican women’s group, things got started with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer — a Christian prayer....
  • Wallet Alert.....If the Democrats win Congress, it will cost you.

    11/06/2006 7:10:52 AM PST · by IrishMike · 6 replies · 427+ views
    NRO ^ | November 6, 2006 | Deroy Murdock
    If Democrats take Congress tomorrow, hide your wallet. Tax hikes and spending increases are right around the corner. A Democratic House of Representatives most likely would feature California’s Nancy Pelosi as speaker and New York’s Charles Rangel as chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. Pelosi and Rangel rarely have met a tax they didn’t love. In fact, they are remarkably candid about their dreams of shaking down taxpayers. As David Espo of the Associated Press reported October 5, Pelosi wants to roll back President Bush’s tax cuts and restore higher, Clinton-era rates for wage earners above “a certain...
  • Senate 2006: Why Hasn’t the GOP Made Judges an Issue? ....It’s vital to the base

    11/06/2006 6:52:54 AM PST · by IrishMike · 23 replies · 743+ views
    NRO ^ | November 6, 2006 | Byron York
    It’s vital to the base, it’s helped Republicans win in the past — so why are they ignoring it this time around? ...... Allen speaks, he talks about terrorism, but he spends more time — true to the location — talking about crime and public safety. We’re fighting gangs, he says. We’re getting more money for police and fire rescue teams. And, “We abolished that lenient, dishonest parole system in Virginia for violent felons — crime rates are down by 26 percent because of truth in sentencing [and] juvenile justice reforms.” It’s a popular message, but on this day in...
  • The Battlefields For Freedom (Chuck Norris Calls Upon All Conservatives To VOTE Tuesday!)

    11/05/2006 10:11:24 PM PST · by goldstategop · 46 replies · 1,898+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/06/2006 | Chuck Norris
    Thoughts from my USO tour to IraqI've just returned from a trip to Iraq after an initial stop in Kuwait with actor Marshall Teague, who you know from films like ''The Rock,'' ''Armageddon,'' and TV programs like, ''Babylon 5,'' ''Sliders,'' and of course ''Walker, Texas Ranger.'' We went to visit and encourage service members as part of a United Service Organization (USO) tour. I'll share some of the inspiring moments in next Monday's article (and maybe a photo or two)! As in past years, I left the region more inspired by our troops than I believe they were by me....
  • A Look at What Happens if Democrats Win Congress

    10/31/2006 8:13:19 AM PST · by ACU Outreach · 133 replies · 2,276+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | October 26, 2006 | Deroy Murdock
    A Look at What Happens if Democrats Win Congress By Deroy Murdock Scripps Howard News Service October 26, 2006 Hypothetically, if Democrats win Congress, don't expect a mild left turn. Watch the U.S. Capitol building spin nearly 180 degrees. Congress' current Republican leadership—their haplessness and profligacy aside—generally feature senators and representatives with solidly conservative vote records. Conversely, minority leaders and ranking Democrats on congressional committees are among their party's staunchest liberals. A Democratic victory on Capitol Hill naturally would involve a jump to the Left. But their steering the ship of state hard aport could toss passengers overboard. Consider the...
  • Remarks by the President at Nebraska Victory 2006 Rally (TRANSCRIPT)

    11/05/2006 9:14:36 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 1 replies · 538+ views
    White House ^ | Nov. 5, 2006 | President George W. Bush
    Remarks by the President at Nebraska Victory 2006 Rally Heartland Events Center Grand Island, Nebraska 3:58 P.M. CST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much. Thanks for coming. Thanks for inviting me. (Applause.) So Laura says, what do you think we ought to do on our 29th wedding anniversary? (Applause.) I said, why don't I go to Grand Island, Nebraska -- (applause) -- because there are some people I want to thank in advance of what you're going to do on November 7th. (Applause.) I want to thank you for working hard, I want to thank you for voting, I...
  • Internet source attempting to infiltrate Ohio Republican GOTV

    11/05/2006 8:05:26 PM PST · by lonestar67 · 335 replies · 32,752+ views
    Buckeyestateblog ^ | November 4 | buckeyestateblog
    Operation infiltration update UPDATE Submitted by staff on Sat, 11/04/2006 - 8:48pm. [UPDATE] We're fully staffed for phase II You can Sign up for the GOP 72 hour program here, and become a GOTV double agent. Before you do however, send me an email, and I'll give you your mission profile. Some field reports coming in indicate day 1 was a big success - more on that Monday
  • Bush Says Voters Will 'Deflate' (liberal) Prognosticators

    11/05/2006 8:51:29 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 1,009+ views
    KTIV/AP ^ | 11/5/06 | st
    GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) -- President Bush tried to energize Republicans in Nebraska with a 50-minute speech at the Heartland Events Center this afternoon. Bush told attendees to find fellow Republicans and tell them they have a responsibility to vote on Tuesday. Bush also urged Republicans to seek out discerning Democrats and open-minded independents and explain why they should vote for Smith and Ricketts. To the prognosticators predicting Republicans will lose control of Congress and the Senate, President Bush says not so fast. Bush was in Grand Island this afternoon to rally Republicans and stump for Third District congressional candidate...
  • PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU VOTE If you care at all about Israel or any Jewish Issues

    11/05/2006 3:41:04 PM PST · by Jeffdunetz · 1 replies · 248+ views
    Yid With Yid.Blogspot.com ^ | 11/5/06 | Sammy Benoit
    If you care at all about Israel or any Jewish Issue, before you make your decisions about whom to vote for on Tuesday I urge to read some of the profiles below. Maybe then you will understand that if the Democrats take power many of the senior people who will be running comittees and subcomittes people have Horrible track records on Terrorism, Jews and Israel.
  • Republicans Cut Democratic Lead in Campaign's Final Days

    11/05/2006 7:25:07 PM PST · by MikeA · 18 replies · 1,430+ views
    Pew Research ^ | 11/05/06
    Released: November 5, 2006 Summary of Findings A nationwide Pew Research Center survey finds voting intentions shifting in the direction of Republican congressional candidates in the final days of the 2006 midterm campaign. The new survey finds a growing percentage of likely voters saying they will vote for GOP candidates. However, the Democrats still hold a 48% to 40% lead among registered voters, and a modest lead of 47%-43% among likely voters. The narrowing of the Democratic lead raises questions about whether the party will win a large enough share of the popular vote to recapture control of the House...
  • GOP has the edge in state [MONTANA]

    11/05/2006 8:27:33 PM PST · by Alex1977 · 90 replies · 2,732+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | JENNIFER McKEE
    HELENA - Montanans say they are slightly more likely to vote for Republicans than Democrats in the state's legislative races, a new Gazette State Poll shows. By a margin of five points, 47 percent to 42 percent, voters said they were more likely to vote for Republicans. That edge is greater than the poll's margin of error - plus- or minus-4 points - but not so large that Republicans have a clear lead. Only 11 percent of those surveyed said they weren't sure which party they would support. The split reflects the makeup of the Montana Legislature. Currently, the state's...
  • Upset in Michigan?

    11/02/2006 11:03:32 AM PST · by impeachedrapist · 89 replies · 2,816+ views
    The Allen Report ^ | 11/2/06 | Mike Allen
    Republicans hope that will be one of MANY surprises on election night. They need them. With lots of struggling candidates, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is throwing a $900,000, buzzer-beating lifeline to the Wolverine State and Mike Bouchard, a sheriff who has been running an intense campaign against incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D), though with little national attention because of her lead in polls and fundraising. "Mike CAN win with the right resources and that's why we are coming in," says NRSC Communications Director Brian Nick. "He's running on the fact that the economy is the worst in the country...
  • Republicans, This Is Why You MUST Vote!

    11/05/2006 3:32:05 PM PST · by DocFarmer · 61 replies · 2,298+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 11/06/2006 | Doc Farmer
    Republicans, This Is Why You MUST Vote!Written by Doc FarmerMonday, November 6 2006ChronWatch.com Tomorrow is Election Day. The miracle provided to you by the Founding Fathers in 1776, and protected and preserved for you by the blood of our best. A miracle that most Americans, sadly, take for granted. Don't be one of those who take it for granted. Especially if you're a rep/con/tair -- my more accurate term for the so-called "right". An amalgam of the core political constructs of Republicans, conservatives and libertarians. For many, many months, you've been told that the lib/dem/soc/commies (my more accurate term for...
  • Mainstream Media and Democrats: Terrorists' Best Friends

    11/04/2006 7:49:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 691+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | November 4, 2006 | Sher Zieve
    It’s difficult to believe that the American left could hunker down even further, under the saturated-with-innocent-blood covers, with terrorists who have unequivocally announced their intentions to destroy us. But, it has. Recently, Bill O’Reilly of ''The Factor'' program, asked leftist celebs Rosie O’Donnell and David Letterman if they wanted the United States of America to win the war against terrorists. Neither would answer. In fact, when O’Reilly commented to Letterman that it was an easy question requiring a simple yes or no answer, instead of answering Letterman said that he was “being thoughtful.” Thoughtful? Letterman has to “think” about whether...
  • Dem wave crested; advantage shrinks (WooHoo!)

    11/05/2006 6:52:03 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 47 replies · 2,711+ views
    Pollster dot Com ^ | November 5 | Eric
    Across the board, in Senate, House and Governor's races, the wave boosting the Democrats crested about 10 days ago. Since then the advantage Democrats have built throughout the year has been reduced by from 1.5 to 3.5 percentage points. While forces are still a net positive to the Democrats, these forces are weaker than they were during the week before Halloween. This implies that the most competitive races will now be harder for Democrats to win and easier for Republicans to hold. This implies that the anticipation of a major surge to Democrats now needs to be reconsidered. While race-by-race...
  • 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.
  • Your Apology Is Not Accepted, Mr. Kerry(Rabbi Aryeh Spero)

    11/05/2006 7:21:27 PM PST · by kellynla · 22 replies · 1,338+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Nov 02, 2006 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    How “smart!” An evasive, half-hearted apology on a website. How brave! How very un-soldier-like. Apologies aside, Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.) has been “outed.” In the world of John Kerry and other leading liberal Democrats in the Northeast, the military is for those who are not smart. After all, smart people become lawyers, investment bankers, journalists or professors. That there are Americans both smart and patriotic who wish to serve their country via the military is something alien to those whose life is devoted to service of self and personal ambition. That among the regular citizens there are people who use...
  • Gallup is out; Dem generic poll advantage narrows from 13 to 7

    11/05/2006 7:42:03 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 94 replies · 4,265+ views
    Jim Geraghty ^ | 11/5/2006 | Jim Geraghty
    The Gallup poll is out; in two weeks, the Dem's advantage on the generic ballot has narrowed from 13 points to 7 points. Highlights: "Based on history, a 7-point lead among likely voters still suggest Democrats will take enough votes to win a majority of seats in the House," says Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of the Gallup Poll. What gives some analysts pause, however, is the sophisticated redistricting over the past decade that has made most congressional districts less competitive...
  • Three Major Generic Polls Show Momentum Shift Towards Republicans

    11/05/2006 6:41:50 PM PST · by Jay777 · 76 replies · 3,055+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 5-Nov-06 | John Stephenson
    First there was the Washington Post/ABC News poll showing only a 6% lead for the dems! It was 14% in the last poll. Next, the Pew Poll shows momentum towards Republicans. Republicans were posting higher marks among likely voters on the question of which party should control the House, a shift one poll attributed to the GOP making gains among independent voters and party faithful becoming more engaged. The independent Pew Research Center found that Democrats now have a four-point edge over Republicans, narrower than the 11-point advantage two weeks ago. And now AJ Strata sends word that the USA...
  • Campaign 2006: Turnout's now No. 1 goal

    11/05/2006 5:42:28 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 4 replies · 485+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Nov. 5, 2006 | Andy Furillo and Kevin Yamamura
    Visiting a Republican call center in Chico, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked volunteers and ebulliently assured them, "Things are going really well. The poll numbers show us up by 15 or 20 points." He worked to get out the Republican vote Saturday, appearing at GOP events in Chico, Pleasanton and Riverside, where he was accompanied by Republican Secretary of State Bruce McPherson. As he spoke with a Republican voter by phone from Chico, the governor exclaimed, "It's the people like you that create the action." He urged that the word be put out to "vote yes on our propositions and ......
  • Unemployment Rate Falls to 5-Year Low of 4.4 Percent

    11/03/2006 5:44:14 AM PST · by KavMan · 208 replies · 3,992+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate dropped to a five-year low of 4.4 percent in October as employers added 92,000 new jobs -- flashing a picture of a strong labor market as the midterm elections draw near.
  • Pew Research Center: GOP Cuts Democratic Lead in Generic Ballot (47%-43%)-- a TON of info here

    11/05/2006 1:47:17 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 98 replies · 6,062+ views
    Pew Research Center ^ | 11-5-06 | Pew Research Center
    A nationwide Pew Research Center survey finds voting intentions shifting in the direction of Republican congressional candidates in the final days of the 2006 midterm campaign. The new survey finds a growing percentage of likely voters saying they will vote for GOP candidates. However, the Democrats still hold a 48% to 40% lead among registered voters, and a modest lead of 47%-43% among likely voters. The narrowing of the Democratic lead raises questions about whether the party will win a large enough share of the popular vote to recapture control of the House of Representatives. The relationship between a party's...
  • Mideast terror leaders to U.S.: Vote Democrat...

    11/05/2006 2:31:40 PM PST · by alienken · 23 replies · 1,086+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | 11/2/06 | Aaron Klein
    FROM WND'S JERUSALEM BUREAU Mideast terror leaders to U.S.: Vote Democrat Withdrawal from Iraq would embolden jihadists to destroy Israel, America -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: November 2, 2006 9:27 a.m. Eastern By Aaron Klein © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. JERUSALEM – Everybody has an opinion about next Tuesday's midterm congressional election in the U.S. – including senior terrorist leaders interviewed by WND who say they hope Americans sweep the Democrats into power because of the party's position on withdrawing from Iraq, a move, as they see it, that ensures victory for the worldwide Islamic resistance. The terrorists told WorldNetDaily an...
  • Minimum wage, Iraq top agenda for Democrats [Must reading]

    11/05/2006 1:35:33 PM PST · by upchuck · 23 replies · 691+ views
    Gainesville Sun ^ | OCt 24, 2006
    WASHINGTON - Democrats say they will burst out of a 12-year exile with a bang if they win control of Congress in two weeks. They promise to quickly pass a minimum wage increase at home and to reduce the U.S. war role in Iraq. Made-for-television hearings would focus on faulty intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq, strategic and tactical missteps once there and the sending of troops into combat with insufficient armor, the Democrats say. From the helm of the House Armed Services committee, they would press for an almost immediate troop drawdown. They also would try to...
  • Bush says Democrats slow to act on terrorism

    11/05/2006 10:35:52 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 18 replies · 537+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Nov. 5, 2006 | Joseph Curl
    President Bush yesterday said congressional Democrats -- who expect to pick up enough seats in elections Tuesday to control the House and Senate -- would wait for the United States to be attacked by terrorists before protecting Americans. Making his sixth appeal to Republican voters in a whirlwind, cross-country tour before the midterm elections, the president said his party is the one that will put U.S. security first, even if that means pre-emptive action against known enemies. Democrats "must think it's OK to respond after we're attacked. I believe we've got to do everything to prevent the attacks in the...