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Sweet Heaven Be Praised

by Jedi_1 / January 7, 2006 4:02 AM PST

Oh how warm I feel inside. The Republicans are falling apart months before the most important mid-term elections this century and if the Democrats get the majority or even cut it they would have enough power to stop Bush's crazy policies and hopefully bring our troops home--where they belong. For the good of America lets just hope they do.

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just hope kerry never wins
by Mark5019 / January 7, 2006 4:03 AM PST

as im not wanting to become another muslum country

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(NT) (NT) Never Liked Kerry ,Too Zombie-ish
by Jedi_1 / January 7, 2006 4:08 AM PST
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Dream on!
by EdH / January 7, 2006 4:23 AM PST


Everybody knows your side's got NUTHIN'. Be prepared for a big letdown.

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Bringing them home early
by TONI H / January 7, 2006 4:53 AM PST

isn't an option for any President no matter who is elected. Just a quick announcement by Bush three days ago (maybe two) about reducing the forces in Afghanistan and possibly Iraq this year has brought Osama's head guy out of the woodwork already claiming a victory for the terrorists. You just don't "get it"....and if the Dems don't either or some other left thinking Rep over this reality, look for more than "just" a WTC attack next.


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especially now
by Mark5019 / January 7, 2006 5:31 AM PST

since the weasles opened there mouth about easdropping on calls.
just 1 of many weapons for security these fools have killed.
and shame on them.

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Too early to cheer, Jedi!
by Angeline Booher / January 7, 2006 7:01 AM PST

From my experience....

.... over many elections, things can change. Consider that the senior President Bush even had other Republicans challenging him as the next election loomed, even though the Gulf War had gone well. Some pundits said it was because he had to raise taxes.

Common, too, is for a scandal or scandals to strike the Hill - these are equal opportunity events. As well, second terms can not be as successful as first ones.

It has also been common for voters to change horses in mid-term elections. Then they either stick with that party, or return to the other during the presidential ones.

Are voters fickle? Perhaps. At least they are unpredictable as to what events, or statements, or legislation influences them. Each party has their core base, and dynamite wouldn't change that. Happy

So, IMO, it's a little early to cheer. There are still several months to go before names are solidified on the ballots. Both sides will be courting their core and non-core voters. It will cost lots of money, and we will be bombarded with TV ads. Not long after, it will start again for 2008.

It should be fun, and would if meanness didn't enter in.

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Most important mid term election?
by Bill Osler / January 7, 2006 7:53 AM PST
Republicans are falling apart months before the most important mid-term elections this century

Engaging in a bit of hyperbole there? Just how many midterm elections have we had so far this century?

Let's be real about the troops. If a democratic president tried to bring the troops home under anything but clear cut victory conditions the democratic party would suffer. Democrats already have a reputation (deserved or not is irrelevant) of being soft on defense and national security. The only folks who could bring the troops home with anything less than an obvious victory over the insurgents are the republicans.

Also, 'crazy policies' is not a reasonable description of Mr. Bush's choices. Mr. Bush may well be a corporation dressed up in a suit (wasn't that Nader's description?) and he may exercise bad judgment. He may even be the best president that corporate influence can buy. But he's not crazy. He's a pro-business conservative who is trying to carry out his agenda. That agenda may (or may not) be inappropriate for the country but it's not crazy.
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(NT) (NT) A Bit Of Hyperbole Yes , But True Nonetheless
by Jedi_1 / January 7, 2006 2:02 PM PST

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