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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The GOP Is Doomed In November

Here are some highlights of a great article today from Jim Geraghty at the National Review.

I don’t doubt that the GOP base is cranky and dissatisfied, and that most Democratic voters are as angry as the lovely lady the Washington Post profiled on Saturday.

I look at the Post this morning, and I read:

Anger at Bush May Hurt GOP At Polls; Turnout Could Favor Democrats


Santorum Facing Multiple Obstacles In Reelection Bid; Ties to Bush May Hurt GOP Leader

Pink Is The New Red; As President Bush's Popularity Falls, the Nation's Color Divide Adds a Few Hues

You’ll recall that in 1996, Dick Gephardt and Tom Daschle were saying, “We’re going to win back the House and Senate!” But they didn’t.

And in 1998, Dick Gephardt and Tom Daschle were saying, “We’re going to win back the House and Senate!” But they didn’t. (Credit where it’s due, they closed the margin a bit.)

And in 2000, Dick Gephardt and Tom Daschle were saying, “We’re going to win back the House and Senate!” But they didn’t, until Jeffords switched parties.

And in 2002, Dick Gephardt said, “We’re going to win back the House!” And Daschle said, “We’re going to expand our majority in the Senate!” But they didn’t.

In 2004, Pelosi and Daschle said, “We’re going to win back the House and Senate!” But they didn’t.

So I’m not really all that surprised to hear Pelosi and Reid and Schumer saying this year, “We’re going to win back the House and Senate!”

In 2002, the storyline was, “Democrats were very motivated, their base was mobilized, and they’re set for some big wins.”

In 2004, the storyline was, “Democrats were very motivated, their base was mobilized, and they’re set for some big wins.”

Are we starting to detect a pattern here?

3 Comments:

Blogger joe said...

Heheh, I'm not sure its a pattern so much as a pathology.

Poor Maryscott, lol, she's portrayed just like they do to those people that go on shows like wife swap, I know there are others, but my friend goes on and on about that damned show.
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She is definately indicitive of the loony left, though as with everyone down to ORielly and Savage, they and she occasionally have really good arguments in some specifics, despite their often bizarre comments otherwise. Some of her visitors are really rabid though. It's not a site I frequent.

While its true bush got more votes than any president to date, Kerry also lost with the most votes that a candidate ever lost with. The nation has been very divided of late, its not a very good thing for us. We really need more choices than we have been getting.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Senor said...

The nation has always been divided by left and right at a nearly 50% margin.

It's not more divided as of left, its just that the dialogue has become much more vitriolic from the left since 2000. Since cable news came on the scene in a big way, the dems have been in trouble. They don't have control of all media anymore and so they ratchet up the anger a few notches.

6:47 AM  
Blogger joe said...

but that's my point Kevin, there isnt just right and left, there is also totalitarian and Libertarian aspects of politics, and while I am not so worried about the left or right movement, I am greatly disturbed by the move towards totalitarianism. and Those same "conservatives" that have been moving us right, have also been moving us towards that type of fascism. The left isnt much better.

We've got to find a way to stop it, or it wont matter if you are right or left, you'll just be slaves.

That's what I mean by more choices, and why we have to be more honest about who we have running things. I'd vote for a conservative libertarian in a second over a liberal totalitarian. If we keep ignoring the other political dimensions we're all going to pay for it.

3:19 PM  

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