Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Note Karl Rove’s statement "I'm confident we're going to keep the Senate; I'm confident we're going to keep the House. The Foley matter has impact in some limited districts, but the research we have shows that people are differentiating between a vote for their congressman and a member from
This is undoubtedly results from internal polling.
He further orated "This morning, I loved it: The [Associated Press] ran a story saying these Democrat congressional candidates out raised their Republican incumbents in the third quarter. Well, what they didn't say was that part of the reason that they did is that we raised the money earlier so that we'd be able to deploy it,” Very smart move!
From The American Thinker (very good read)
There is nevertheless, a poignant irony to the story that Democrats have had to resort to, raising doubts about the integrity of their opponents by highlighting one of the worst cases of Republican dereliction of duty and moral bankruptcy; after all, this common deficiency in Democrat circles has seldom proven detrimental to their own party in years past. This incessant pounding on Republicans by the media and Democrats with the Mark Foley hammer seems to have produced three unintended results.
1. It has desensitized many exasperated Republicans to the point that they are no longer listening.
2. It has further angered some of the undecided voters by defining the Democrats as complete hypocrites who condemn unethical behavior only when it is politically expedient.
3. It has failed to significantly move the Republican base, which views the scandal as the transgression of one individual rather than a sign of the moral decay of a sizeable portion of the legislative branch of government.
Not exactly what Democrats had hoped for.
Here is another good read at The American Thinker, The Anti-Democratic Democrats.
When I was in high school, we had a wonderfully talented baseball coach. He always scouted our opponents pitching staff, noting their weaknesses. He was a master of playing a “take” game. He exploited the weaknesses by letting them pitch their game, often times instructing us not to swing. Our team received many walks and wins by his philosophy of letting them beat themselves.
Desperate people (Democratic Party) do desperate things! The morally void Democrat’s have placed themselves in this position. My view is that the Republicans are playing a “take” game. This is akin to the Democrats standing on the branch they are cutting.