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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Can the GOP Survive the Liberal Full Court Press

We will know on Tuesday if the GOP can survive what I call a liberal full court press. For those not familiar with this basketball term, here is a brief description: In basketball the court is divided into two halves for each side. When the other team gets the ball on your goal side, usually you run back to the goal you are defending. Sometimes you run what is called a full court press. Each of your team immediately runs to the player they are defending against and “presses” them to make a mistake and turnover the ball.

Those who want the GOP out of power have been putting a full court press on them for at least three years now. There has been a steady stream of books designed to make the GOP – specifically the Bush administration look bad. As each book comes out, members of the liberal media establishment greedily open their shows to interview the authors and highlight their handiwork.

The media has taken every whiff of everything resembling a mistake, failure, impropriety or scandal among the GOP and squeezed every last drop out of them; extending them for days and days. When these occur among the Dems, the media may reluctantly report them. However, it always is in the prism of minimizing it, casting doubt about it. Always, the news cycles are far fewer than those on the GOP side. Liberal groups have also tirelessly contributed to the full court press using the internet, media, educational institutions, unions and many more to get out a message of anger, hatred and protest at every opportunity.

The fact that the GOP is dealing with the difficulties in Iraq in a war that has become unpopular, combined with other GOP missteps has placed them in a very vulnerable position. Combined with the full court press described above, the election should be a Democrat blowout. In reality a Dem victory is predicted based on odds. There are very few GOP pickups that are polling in favor of the GOP. There are polls showing a Dem pickup. However, most hopes for a Dem pickup are still in the “toss-up” column. Those hoping and fearing a Dem victory think that the Dems will win half or more of the toss-ups. This is the basis for predictions of a Dem takeover. It is a sad statement against the Dems that they are not well beyond a prediction of a win based only on “odds”. I have posted my overall predictions here. I hope to get some individual race predictions tomorrow. On Tuesday we will know whose predictions are right and if the GOP will survive the full court press.

5 Comments:

  • At 7:07 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    Yes sir. It's almost showtime.

    Although, I wouldn't count on knowing the results too soon. All close races will likely be challenged by the massive teams of lawyers that are already on retainer, poised and ready to challenge. Get ready for more claims of massive voter fraud and accusations of "election stealing".

     
  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    LA,
    What is interesting is how the press will play the challenges depending on who wins. If the GOP wins and the Dems challenge, that will be played as legitimate. If the Dem wins and the GOP challenges, I can only imagine how the media will spin it: sour grapes, "tables turned", etc.

     
  • At 4:48 PM, Anonymous patriot said…

    The media has taken every whiff of everything resembling a mistake, failure, impropriety or scandal among the GOP and squeezed every last drop out of them; extending them for days and days.

    That's what happens when you have names like Ney, Safavian, DeLay, Hastert, Foley, Haggard, Cunningham, Libby, Sherwood, and Abramoff on your team. Or unless you happen to be John Kerry, Howard Dean, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or Jack Murtha where any gaffe you make will be on the news cycles 24/7 for days and days.

    When these occur among the Dems, the media may reluctantly report them.

    Ha ha ha ha! Laughing out loud. I guess you missed the whole John Kerry feeding frenzy this last week, "The Dean Scream" that still lingers to this day and Clinton supposedly "losing it" on Chris Wallace. Classic AICS media paranoia at its zenith!

    As each book comes out, members of the liberal media establishment greedily open their shows to interview the authors and highlight their handiwork.

    Because no network in their right mind would EVER put Ann Coulter on their shows, let alone GIVE them their own shows like O'Reilly and Limbaugh, right?

    If the GOP wins and the Dems challenge, that will be played as legitimate. If the Dem wins and the GOP challenges, I can only imagine how the media will spin it: sour grapes, "tables turned", etc.

    What's particularly incredible about this statement is that it is completely detached from reality. It's not surprising given that it's coming from this blog, which has regular problems with facts and reality, but given that you have very recent history to draw from for your conclusion (2000, 2002, and 2004) it's still mind-boggling. The challenges brought in 2000, 2002, or 2004 weren't labelled as anything other than "sour grapes" and something to be dropped "for the sake of the country" despite the FACT that GOP operatives were CONVICTED for election tampering crimes. The RNCC is currently under investigation for illegal robocalls in New Hampshire for the 2006 election. And none of this even begins to touch on Diebold. I don't suppose you guys would be happy with all our votes being counted without paper trails by a company owned and operated by a heavy hitting Democratic financier, would you? Why can't your people just allow a real, fair, paper-trail election to occur?

    Returning to a semblance of balanced government where at least one of the branches is ruled by the opposing party is a good thing. It's so good that even the top minds at the Cato Institute are pushing for it, and you know those are no liberal patsies over there.

     
  • At 6:58 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    patriot,

    I have many times stated I am fine with a paper trail. However, that is an incomplete solution to vote fraud. Many more components need to be added, especially the photo ID with proof of citizenship.

    If by balanced government, you mean that it is so gridlocked that nothing gets done; I could go for that. I love it when government does nothing. It usually means my wallet is safer.

     
  • At 1:14 PM, Anonymous patriot said…

    Gee, I'm so impressed that you're fine with a paper trail. How utterly democratic of you. What'd be really keen is if you had the balls to pipe up about verified voter suppression by the NRCC and various state Republican parties.

     

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