Nov 11 2006 9:55A
This past election was a vote where many decent republican incumbents lost their jobs to unproven democrat candidates. Was more or less had a hate vote. An anti-bush and anti-Iraq vote. I can understand any persons opposition to either bush or the war in Iraq. But these are issues that were best to be addressed at our next presidential election. This short mindedness instead produced fallout on many statewide and local elections throughout the nation. A choice made out of emotional decisions based upon media sensationalism of unconnected events will be a choice that may cause irreparable harm to our nation 6 months from now or 5 years from now.
The strategy of the Democratic party this election was the same strategy they used in the last Mayoral election against Sam Katz. "If you vote for Sam Katz then your putting George Bush in city hall" Every ad I heard on the radio attacking Lynn Swann mentioned Bush. That was the basis of the whole Democratic campaign strategy. Connect your opponent to Bush. Read between the lines; There is no strategy.
To further this you have entire demographic segments of the population that blindly vote Democratic purely for reasons of thinking it the progressive thing to do, yet having no real understanding of politics. Being a Democrat appears to be the popular and trendy thing to do. As I canvassed my division trying to get new voter registrations I am appalled by the number of people who vote Republican but in actuality are registered as Democrats and are afraid of the stigma that may come with being affiliated with the Republican party.
In the last 2 weeks leading up to the election me and my fellow committee partners easily distributed about 1500 pieces of literature door to door and outside our polling place. In the 2 hours that led to the closing of the polls we must have knocked on the doors of dozens of registered Republicans who had not yet voted, and encouraged them to come out and show their support for Rick Santorum a man who has diligently worked to represent his constituents. What did the other side do? Use Santorum and Bush in the same sentence.
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Repubicans holding high polical positions lost their job, it was meant to happen, that is why we have elections, the people decide who govern them.
it was a hate Bush vote, people are fed up with his inconpetence, and the incompetence of his party...many of these republicans may or may not agree with actions taken by President Bush, however; since they are all from the same party they do not argue or even question his motives and/or money spending of our tax dollars. People will not wait for another presidential election to try and fix this mess we want our soldiers back home safe! how many more lives have to be lost before someone does something.
irreparable harm? like the current budget? we are the worst defit in history thanks to our President and his party that will back him up to the very end in this madness. Over half of americans have no health insurance and we are spending all our money on bombs!
There was a time in history when we were at a surplus, but sadly Clinton cannot govern forever.
Republicans are kings of bad publicity, remember those ads against Mayor Street? this bad publicity I believe is used more by republicans, democrats resently found out they work. They tried to impeach Clinton for being unfaithful to his family by fucking a woman.
how about we impeach this President for fucking all americans over and especially our men and women in uniform who are needelesy dying to make rich men richer.
if my party was responsible for the way the economy is...I'd be ashamed as well.
why did Rumfeld resign?
afraid of being investigated?
when everything was controlled by one party, people like Rumsfeld didn't have to explain his actions to anyone, now that things have changed instead of trying to fix the mess wth a clean face he runs...
Run Rumfeld, run...don't be a hero.
If in the White House...
Hi, I'm President Bush, and I think today should be fartday, so America, please fart!
people like Santorum would say:
I realy don't like farting, it is very unpleasant and rude; however Bush is our party leader and because of it we should follow him blindly. Hey! Chaney! won't you put your gun away and pull my finger.