October 10, 2006

Quotes That Need To Be Made Into Campaign Ads

"The United States does not need a multi-billion-dollar national missile defense against the possibility of a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile."
- "would-be House Speaker" Nancy Pelosi,
April 12, 2003
Considering this weekend's developments in North Korea, every voter needs to think about this very carefully.

h/t: Hugh Hewitt

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October 06, 2006

Moving On

When Matt Drudge stops posting headlines in a red 36-point font, you can pretty much guess that a story is losing its juice.

No, it's not completely over, yet. But the frenzy that is Foleymania seems to have worn out even the MSM. What the longer-term impact will be on Nov. 7th is anyone's guess. But I have a feeling it won't be as significant as most people thought it would be back at the beginning of the week.

The key here is that the GOP leadership in the House has closed ranks behind Hastert. If they hadn't, then the new story sucking all of the media oxygen would have been the turmoil they were in - the finger-pointing, the second-guessing, the back-stabbing, leaked anonymous comments, etc. Once again, Republican candidates would have been knocked off message and the MSM would have been framing the debate on behalf of their Dem buddies.

I'm getting the sense that most people - those who even know the whole story - have gotten to the point where they are just sick of hearing about it.

I actually hope Democrats keep trying to make this an issue. Because it'll come across as petty and underscore yet again to undecided voters that they offer absolutely nothing beyond "we're not them".

With five weeks to go - a long time in politics - the GOP's next step is to get back to the three issues that drive their base: fighting terrorism, protecting tax cuts from expiring and appointing judges.

And, oh by the way, if they don't than you could be looking at this: more...

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October 05, 2006

Tradesports...WTF Is Up With That Anyway?

Seriously. It seems that every time I go to a blog these days they're quoting the latest "tradesports.com" rating of a particular race.

Excuse me. But what do these guys know about politics?

I mean, one way or the other, why would you rely on what price a particular politician is ranked at? They're no better than day traders at predicting Jack squat. What sells is based on what a large selection of schmucks interprets the way the political winds are shifting on any given day. Jesus, some people will bet on ANYTHING!

Just because a bunch of lemmings have a "gut" feeling about a particular match-up that makes them a seasoned expert? WTF?

Yeah, I know. People are putting money on this crap so they must be doing their research, right?

How about the dumbass who bet it all back in July that oil prices would hit $100 a barrel. He's looking like a smacked ass right about now.

Take my advice. Whatever their rankings...ignore this silliness.

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Wha-Wha-Whaaat?

Drudge bombshell on Foley mess: Page's IMs a "prank gone awry".

The American Thinker:

Present state of play—the Dems and CREW are implicated; ABC’s Brian Ross has his own Rathergate, the FBI and Ethics Committee are going to find out which Dems were involved and CREW will probably lose their tax exempt status. The Dems have shown themselves to be perfectly willing to use homophobia to win when they have no saleable platform or issues; the Republican base is charged up and once again Soros turned his gold into Dem dross.
The dam has burst!

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Threads Of Foley Plot Beginning To Unravel

From what I'm reading, there'll be a number of twists and turns in the Mark Foley story today. I'm going to hang back and watch.

Most informative posts as of this morning from:
Macsmind

GatewayPundit

A.J. Strata

Wizbang Blog

Suffice to say, Democrats are getting nervous.

More to come...

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