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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Ex-Foley-ation of the GOP

Pardon my lateness coming to the story during my hiatus. When the Foley story broke, I was disgusted but not extremely interested in the story. I thought "Ok, the Dems scored a point or two. All's fair in love and war." As the story unfolds at each new development I have become increasingly more interested. After all one of my favorite topics is when something backfires on the Democrats. It may be, however, that Democrat repercussions will occur in the future. The nature of such sensationalism is that people get caught up in the short term, then later as they think about things they realize there is much more to the story than the Dems and their media water carriers focused on. As people think about this they will realize:

- The timing of this story is very interesting. Both the media and the Dems are spinning the story in the light of protecting the youthful pages from being exploited. However, it is obvious that both had this information for months and felt that an October Surprise was more important than protecting other pages. The timing mixed with revelations that events were not quite as initially described once again shows how very little we can trust the media. One important note about the Dems. They can never wait until the opportune time to drop their "bomb" AND when they do they always overplay their hand. While this bomb was timed for the election, it was at least 2 weeks too early. In 2 more weeks when people think of Foley, they will think of an irritating mosquito but not quite remember why.

- There is a drastic inconsistency in how scandals (sexual or otherwise) are handled depending on whether the offender is a Republican or Democrat. We have quite a number of examples to pick from. We have Ted Kennedy who is virtually revered by the Dems in a lionized fashion. The death at Chappequidic was not enough to dislodge him from politics (though it did deprive him of the presidency). Being one of the bread slices of a "waitress sandwich" brings no shame to Ted, and does not prevent the other slice (Chris Dodd) from having presidential aspirations. Rep. Studds repeated re-election should cause a red face to every Democrat across the country. Barney Frank and the gay prostitution run in his house transformed him from virtually unknown to a highly revered member of the party. Finally, we have Bill Clinton transcending IM dirty talk with a page, to phone sex and sexual activity with an intern. While the GOP sleazebag resigns on the spot, the Dem digs his heels in and is surrounded by Democratic leadership in the rose garden for moral support (misnomer). Dems hang on for dear life during their scandals and with a lot of image resucitation help from the media they weather it. Foley's immediate response was to resign. While this in no way applies any virtue to Foley, it should apply great shame to the Dems who have not resigned when they have disgraced their office.

- The sad fact that this is all the Dems have. How many times have we heard recently that this Foley scandal will be what pushes the Dems over the top. Isn't it sad that a list of real solutions to problems is not what is promoted to push them over the top? The Dems have banked on the following from the voters:
1) That they have the mentality of the Vietnam generation rather than the Greatest Generation
2) That they will resent the Bush administration taking every step possible to protect the American people from terror
3) That they will want to throw the bums out over a 4.6 unemployment rate
4) That having been angry at high gas prices, they will become angry at falling gas prices
5) That they will get angry with the GOP over a weak immigration stance while not getting angry over the Dems weaker stance
6) That one bad GOP that resigned and was denounced by the rest of the GOP somehow makes the other GOP look bad, while decades of supporting perverts like Studds, Kennedy and Clinton make the Dems look good

In short it basically boils down to the Dems banking on their voters overlooking all of their scandals, perversions, and foolishness but that those who normally vote for the GOP to stay home. They have not positioned their win on MORE Dem votes, but LESS GOP votes. There is not one category where the GOP deserves to booted out of office (and there are several) where
the Dems have shown they deserve to be elected into office. The Dem strategy reminds me of the proverb "Even the Fool when he opens not his mouth, is considered wise". The fun part if they do pull it off is that after the election they will open their mouth and reveal their bankruptcy of solutions.

My current view is that GOP will lose 7 seats in the house and 2 in the Senate. I hope to have a weekly prediction on these numbers until the election. I hope to also list my predictions to some key races. That is always fun.

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Finally, on a personal note I have determined to plan for only one weekly post for now. If time permits I may add more but I have other priorities that continue to demand my attention. Look for the weekly post around the weekends.

8 Comments:

  • At 10:06 PM, Anonymous Hammer said…

    Welcome back AICS

    I was getting tired of reading the "blank" posts.

    The Foley Demelection should be fun to watch, especially now with the new elements of North Korea bad boy antics and the possible reversal of political fortunes.

     
  • At 1:18 PM, Anonymous therightwingagenda said…

    Well looks like another Corrupt GOP Rat Bastard bites the dust!!

    Rep. Ney pleads guilty

    With the Body count rising in Iraq and Afghanistan going down the Drain and your Moron in Chief sinking even further in the Polls I think now would be the time to get down on your Collective GOP LAPDOG knees and Pray to your Violence loving and intolerant GOP GOD and pray for a miracle come Nov. or does Rove have another Evil October Surprise or will the party of the RICH ie the GOP just supress the vote and hack those Diebold Machines ...again???

     
  • At 3:06 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    hack those Diebold Machines

    You liberals are so hypocritical on the voting machines. You have a whole piano before you and yet you bang on one key over and over again.

    Never have I heard a liberal complain about the massive voter fraud through avenues that have nothing to do with voting machines:

    - Absentee ballots, where the same person "collects" multiple votes; sometimes from senior citizens in a coma or so far gone with Alzheimers they don't even know their own names.

    - Multiple voting registration. Since proof of residency is becoming a distant memory during the registration process and there is no centralized database to catch them; people are registering and voting in multiple places

    - No photo id requirement opens the door for massive fraud.

    - Proof of citizenship is too insensitive to require. How many non-citizens and illegals do we have voting in our elections?

    - Vote destruction. How many ballot boxes will be found floating in the San Francisco Bay this year?

    - The chronic attempts to prevent members of the military from casting their votes.

    The list goes on and on, yet you hypocrites only zero in on the one area your hyperactive imagination tells you exists and will hurt Democrats.

     
  • At 4:15 PM, Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said…

    RWA has a point,as the Pres. of DIEBOLD stated in 2004-" WE WILL DO ALL THAT WE CAN TO INSURE THAT bUSH IS REELCETED PRES" This given that the source code for said voting machins is prepritary, as well as the all the problems through out the country during the primaries and all the shananigans and BS that happened in Fl. in 2000 and OHIO in 04..shouldn't we all be worried as the last thing that WE ALL want is to have the Facist and Civil Liberty suppressing GOP calling the shots in the Congress if they really lost...right???

    I have no fear that the GOP will do anything they need to do to retain power and stop any investigations into their massive Corruption that they refuse to control.

    Mark my words if Rove and his Brownshirts try anything this vote cycle me and Millions of others will be in the streets..just like they did in Mexico

     
  • At 4:24 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Joe,

    You are still banging on the single key too.

    Mark my words if Rove and his Brownshirts try anything this vote cycle me and Millions of others will be in the streets..just like they did in Mexico

    Yeah, well just make sure you take to streets only if you know of voter fraud. Just don't take to the streets because the Dems suck so bad they can't even win this election.

    The Dems are already setting themselves up to have a good answer when they fail to blow away the GOP.

     
  • At 6:26 PM, Blogger Joe Smoe: American Citizen said…

    All_I_Can_Stands said...
    Joe,


    The Dems are already setting themselves up to have a good answer when they fail to blow away the GOP.

    4:24 PM

    May I ask where you are getting your info as a "LOT" of GOP analysts are saying that at best you guys are going to lose the house. So, is this today's sound Byte from Flush Limplard, the effects of Koolaid supplied by Bushco, or just the after effects of some tainted Spinach you gotta a hold of??

    Win or lose the Dems will still win as Iraq will continue to go south, the average stiff will see no benefits from this stagnant economy and the GOP scandals will keep coming ( I will write more on this later) Either way unless Rove can come up with a DOOZY of an October Surprise you guys are gonna have a rough one... hey, all I want for Xmas is an IMPEACHMENT!

    Talk about hitting the same key...I know...I know...STAY THE COURSE...911...repeat.

     
  • At 8:32 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    If the Dems do win, they would be fools to waste any political capital on an impeachment process. I hope they do. The backfire will be huge.

    I think there is a lot more corruption and fraud among pollsters than in the Diebold machines.

     
  • At 2:36 PM, Anonymous patriot said…

    All I want for November 7th is a REAL election. Register, walk up and vote and have your vote accurately recorded and counted. Quite the pipe dream, isn't it?

    AICS is right. We do have the whole keyboard in front of us. It's not just the highly questionable Deibold or Sequoia or ESS machines. It's also crooked Secretaries of State/GOP Elections Chairs like Katherine Harris and Kenneth Blackwell. It's illegally purging voter rolls and destroying ballots. It's GOP phone jamming scandals that have resulted in 3 convictions and a pending indictment on a fourth person. It's people being told to vote on Wednesday instead of Tuesday, and having to wait in line for hours because there aren't enough voting machines allocated to the voting location.

    Still there are stories like these: In Ohio, election officials said an error with an electronic voting system in Franklin County gave Bush 3893 extra votes in suburban Columbus, more than 1000 percent more than he actually got.

    1000 percent is a BIG windfall.

    Nearly half of the 6 million American voters living abroad never received their ballots -- or received them too late to vote -- after the Pentagon unaccountably shut down a state-of-the-art Web site used to file overseas registrations. The Pentagon, as run by the Bush White House in 2004 mind you. A consulting firm called Sproul & Associates, which was hired by the Republican National Committee to register voters in six battleground states, was discovered shredding Democratic registrations. In New Mexico, which was decided by 5988 votes, malfunctioning machines mysteriously failed to properly register a presidential vote on more than 20,000 ballots. Nationwide, according to the federal commission charged with implementing election reforms, as many as 1 million ballots were spoiled by faulty voting equipment -- roughly one for every 100 cast.

    Also in 2004, Bush racked up more votes than registered Republicans in 47 out of 67 counties in Florida. In 15 of those counties, his vote total more than doubled the number of registered Republicans and in four counties, Bush more than tripled the number. In Dixie County, for example, 9676 people registered to vote. Nearly 78 percent of them were registered Democrats while 15 percent were registered Republicans. Yet Bush received 4433 votes, while Kerry received only 1959. Overall, Bush received about 20,000 more votes than there are registered Republicans in the state.

    That's pretty unlikely. Care to explain any of these instances AICS? Better yet, how about you provide ANY kind of documentation that supports your opinion that Dems are the ones who commit voter/election fraud. Aside from five tire-slashing kids in Wisconsin, the only ones found guilty, indicted and convicted so far are GOP officials and their operatives.

     

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