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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

GOP Has Lost Touch With The People

If I get a dollar hearing one more time from friends in the GOP that they didn't see this day coming, I will be a rich man. The election yesterday was a vote against Republicans plain & simple. The Democrats were the beneficiaries of the GOP straying from our core principles. The voters were in a foul mood and they "tossed the bums out" as the saying goes. It wasn't rocket science why we lost. My party became arrogant with power. The War in Iraq quagmire, out of control spending, failure to secure the borders, and corruption were the big main issues that we failed on as I see it. Now we will have a few years to see if we can get back on the right path. The Democrats are sure to overplay their hand. They just happened to be at the right place at the right time and benefited by not having an "R" next to their name.

The first order of business is to fire all the leaders in the party that got us to this point. Since we can't fire the President(he's a lame duck anyways now), we should start by demanding all new leaders in the House & Senate. Mike Pence or John Shadegg would be my choice for minority leader. I'm not sure who I prefer to lead us in the Senate, but thank god Bill Frist decided to retire. He was worthless.

I predicted a 22 seat loss in the House and a four seat loss in the Senate. It looks like I'll be off by 2 in the Senate and off by about 8 in the House.

4 Comments:

  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Dan Chmielewski said…

    Hmmm..maybe the Democrats actually have a plan fior securing this country by carrying out the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission or raising minimum wage ansd a middle class tax cut to help families hurt by high energie, housing, healthcare and education costs. Maybe the country is tired of being lied to about the war in Iraq.

    Or maybe the Democrats are just better for America right now.

     
  • At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    You like Mike Pence huh? In June, 2006, Pence unveiled a plan he describes as 'no amnesty immigration reform' consisting of increased border security, strict enforcement of laws against hiring illegal aliens, and a guest worker program involving what he calls Ellis Island Centers. This guest worker program requires potential participants to apply from their home country to government-approved job placement agencies that match workers with employers who cannot find Americans for the job. They would need to be out of the US for only 3-4 days. However, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan described this as "stealth amnesty," claiming that it is merely a 'one week vacation' for illegal immigrants to return to their home country to apply for jobs under the program. Other conservative leaders like Phyllis Schlafly, Tom Tancredo, and Richard Viguerie have also criticized Pence's plan. Pence's support for the President’s version of amnesty has caused an enormous backlash in his district. Mr. Pence who was named last year’s Man of the Year by the conservative weekly Human Events — has looked to some conservatives like this year’s Benedict Arnold. He is conservative on some issues but NOT illegal aliens! Still want Mike Pence to lead Republicans in the House?

     
  • At 6:44 AM, Anonymous Heywood Jablome said…

    Other conservative leaders like Phyllis Schlafly, Tom Tancredo, and Richard Viguerie have also criticized Pence's plan.

    With opposition like that, it must be a pretty good plan.

     
  • At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Lee Lemke said…

    Yeah, if you want 75% of Mexico here!

     

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