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Dick Morris: 20 years of Democratic Control
Fox News | 11/9/06

Posted on 11/09/2006 5:25:38 AM PST by pabianice

Dick Morris just on Fox: he said this is the beginning of an historic swing to the Dems. The next two years will be an unending blizzard of hearings and subpoenas and trials which, with the help of a drooling leftist media, will blanket the country, destroying the Republican Party and ensuring that dems control Congress and the White House for the foreseeable future.

Standard Morris stuff. Didn't he predict that the Repubs would keep Congress? I think it more likely that the Dems will take-off their masks and give the country a horror show for the next two years, something the elctorate doesn't want. We'll see.


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1 posted on 11/09/2006 5:25:40 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

Morris is right IF Bush shoves amnesty for illegals down our throats. There won't be another Republican majority in my lifetime...if ever.


2 posted on 11/09/2006 5:26:50 AM PST by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: pabianice

That's good news. If Dick Morris says it, it's not going to happen.


3 posted on 11/09/2006 5:26:51 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: pabianice

This is laughable.

Independents mainly sat this one out. And some libertarians finally stopped voting R.

Big changes, hard work-- it's fixable.


4 posted on 11/09/2006 5:27:43 AM PST by saveliberty (If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: pabianice
Since it's Morris, I guess 2008 is looking up for us after all.
5 posted on 11/09/2006 5:27:55 AM PST by jennyjenny
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To: Tribune7
If Dick Morris says it, it's not going to happen

Umm, didn't he just say the rats were going to win both houses?

6 posted on 11/09/2006 5:28:28 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Tribune7

No kidding. This guy is slinging stuff everywhere, hoping something sticks. Has he moved up from triangulation to polyangulation?


7 posted on 11/09/2006 5:28:38 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: pabianice

Morris is getting downright hysterical.


8 posted on 11/09/2006 5:29:19 AM PST by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.)
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To: jennyjenny

Bwhahahahahaha Good one.

He assumes that Lapelosi doesn't spell disaster. Check this out

http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=110906D


9 posted on 11/09/2006 5:29:32 AM PST by saveliberty (If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: peyton randolph

The Dems will give us a horror show it is their SOP, this will be over in 2 years. Smile everyone it isn't as bad as you think although I don't want to hear that screeching Pelosi for the next two years.


10 posted on 11/09/2006 5:29:49 AM PST by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: Tribune7
That's good news. If Dick Morris says it, it's not going to happen.

LOL, I was just thinking the same thing. :)

11 posted on 11/09/2006 5:29:55 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Thy Will Be Done.)
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To: pabianice
The dems will over reach .. they always do

The question is .. can we survive it during a time of war with a bunch of crazies that want to slit our throats and nuke our cities and towns
12 posted on 11/09/2006 5:30:17 AM PST by Mo1 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 2 heart beats away from the Presidency)
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To: Puppage
Umm, didn't he just say the rats were going to win both houses?

Yes, but he's said the opposite, too. He's changed his views on this election so many times, it's "Kerry-fying."

13 posted on 11/09/2006 5:30:24 AM PST by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: pabianice

Then he tried to hawk some 'free newsletter'. I don't allow spam in my email. lol


14 posted on 11/09/2006 5:30:51 AM PST by linn37 (Love your Phlebotomist)
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To: Mo1

Here's a lever: Lieberman campaigned on an aggressive campaign in Iraq and he won handily.

It was not about Iraq.


15 posted on 11/09/2006 5:32:12 AM PST by saveliberty (If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?)
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To: pabianice
The key is the fact that the newly elected House Dems are for the most part way more moderate than the leadership. But since they didn't run on a unified agenda, they don't have the leverage the newly elected Republicans had in 1994, so it will be harder to trump the radical ideology of the leadership, which has seniority due to being the survivors of 1994.

Their window of opportunity to deny Pelosi the speakership is very short, and if they don't do it we are going to see a two year freak show that will backfire on them.

-Eric

16 posted on 11/09/2006 5:32:17 AM PST by E Rocc (Myspace "Freepers" group moderator)
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To: pabianice
I think it more likely that the Dems will take-off their masks and give the country a horror show for the next two years, something the elctorate doesn't want. We'll see.

You're right. People get weary of this nasty negative stuff real fast.

That's why Mr. Malaise, Jimmy Carter, was out in just four years.

Anger and bitterness only goes so far as a motivating force. Then people desperately look for someone optmistic and positive, like Reagan, to break the pall.

17 posted on 11/09/2006 5:32:50 AM PST by JCEccles
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To: saveliberty

It took us 40 years to gain control of the House and 12 years for the Dems to take it back. When they pass comprehensive immigration reform and the WH signs it, we will have given the Dems a new core constituency. We certainly won't take back the House in 2008. The Senate is a possibility.


18 posted on 11/09/2006 5:33:13 AM PST by kabar
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To: pabianice

Uh, I heard Moris two weeks ago
on FoxNews, and he was NOT predicting
a GOP win...quite the contrary. He
expressed his belief the House would
go Democrat by at least 25 seats.
He thought the Senate MIGHT be saved.

And I still don't believe it was the
Iraq war that kept Republicans home;
IMO it was the Bush stand on Immigration
and the House/Senate refusing to
work up the Sensenbrenner House Bill.

But what do I know...I was one of
the lame suckers who DID go to the
polls to support my party. And I'm
not even a Welfare recipient!


19 posted on 11/09/2006 5:33:37 AM PST by Grendel9
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To: peyton randolph

You've got that right. The public will remain uninformed and buy everything David Letterman, Hollyweird and the network media feed them. And the illegals will continue to invade this country and turn it into the third world in which they came from. But all in the name of Demonrat votes. This really is the fall of the American republic. The only consolation is the next life and I don't see those scumbags getting away with it in the next one. It's not worth bringing children into this world because the beginning of the end is here.


20 posted on 11/09/2006 5:33:58 AM PST by bushfamfan (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRES. 2008)
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To: pabianice
We may or may not have a realignment. The Democrats could be around another 40 years? We'll see.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." -Manuel II Paleologus

21 posted on 11/09/2006 5:34:08 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: pabianice

"which, with the help of a drooling leftist media, will blanket the country, destroying the Republican Party"


You mean a CONTINUATION of the programming that CNN, NBC, MSNBC were doing just the week prior to the last election?


22 posted on 11/09/2006 5:34:13 AM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: Puppage

Umm, didn't he just say the rats were going to win both houses?


...Morris also said that Allen would win and we'd win the Senate. He's probably 50/50 on his predictions. Fact is, with a new emerging party, or a dem congress that pisses people off enough, independants, Repubs and many conservative dems(so called)would make up for a few million mexicans.


23 posted on 11/09/2006 5:35:15 AM PST by albie
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To: kabar; SmithL

We have to solve the California problem to ensure GOP victories in the future.


24 posted on 11/09/2006 5:35:16 AM PST by Perdogg (Democratic Party - The political wing of Al Qaida)
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To: YdontUleaveLibs

It is THAT bad. Bush is already talking about giving amnesty to the 12+ million illegals who live here as part of "working together" with the Dims. They get to vote, it will be the end of the GOP.


25 posted on 11/09/2006 5:35:19 AM PST by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: pabianice

The liberals have proven that they have a victorious edge in the information warfare game IF they find a few themes and continually pound them home day and night from all their sources: 24 hour cable Newsrooms, Evening Newsrooms, Pundits, Late-night shows, sitcoms, movies, documentaries, NPR, etc.

They totally overwhelmed the opposition: a few radio talk hosts, a few newspapers, and a number of blogs. (Fox News -- with a few exceptions -- was clearly part of the liberal spin machine this past 2 years.)

The conservatives were unable to inject their worldview/nationview into the discussion. They played defense the entire time.

So, the libs don't need the trials and all to keep control. They simply need to pick their themes and enforce discipline on their outlets.


26 posted on 11/09/2006 5:35:36 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it! Supporting our troops means praying for them to WIN!)
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To: albie

A few million Mexicans? We've got that many in the just the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area? Try 12 million as a conservative number...probably closer to 20 million nationwide.


27 posted on 11/09/2006 5:36:46 AM PST by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: pabianice

No, he did not predict that the GOP would hold congress. He, like every poll said that they would lose.

He is right, unfortunately.


28 posted on 11/09/2006 5:36:57 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: pabianice


President Bush is too nice and believes that others if treated with dignity will act just like him. Maybe now he will see the true colors of the DemoRATS who hate his guts and have no scruples. I hope Tony Snow will enlighten him. It seems that all Presidents become so insulated after a few years in office and don't know what is really going on.


29 posted on 11/09/2006 5:38:14 AM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Puppage

I think his last call was that the Republicans were going to keep both houses. I felt my stomach drop when he said it.


30 posted on 11/09/2006 5:38:18 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7

Morris called this election correctly, actually. And, barring a major terrorist attack by the Islamofascists, Morris is at least right about the next 4 years.

The Dems and the Press will spare no effort in attempting to destroy the Republicans via impeachment in the next 2 years. This will lead to a Hitllary presidency in '08, and an expansion of the Dem margins in Congress.

All this with the caveat -- if there IS a terrorist attack, particularly with WMD on our homeland, all bets are off.


31 posted on 11/09/2006 5:38:18 AM PST by patriot preacher
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To: peyton randolph
There won't be another Republican majority in my lifetime...if ever.

How will that happen? My opinion.. The Dems will be seen as the party providing amnesty. They will lock up the Hispanic voting block that will continue to grow. They will seek to implement new income tax credits to keep this new demographic in the tent. Once the tax code has socially engineered a majority of dependent class of voters, a Republican won't be able to be elected dog catcher.

32 posted on 11/09/2006 5:38:27 AM PST by IamConservative (A mans true character is revealed in what he does when no one is watching.)
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To: Impeach the Boy

Not going to happen, political suicide. The Dems need to get things done and prove to the american people that their solutions are the better ones. Otherwise, its the same ole song and dance.....


33 posted on 11/09/2006 5:38:36 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: pabianice

The Democrats won't let go lightly. They are already getting their beady little minds on ways to bamboozle their way into the White House. Nancy will probably be measuring the drapes for Hillary today. Losing this election was not a good thing.


34 posted on 11/09/2006 5:39:29 AM PST by dforest (be careful you don't become what you hate the most)
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To: edpc
He's changed his views on this election so many times, it's "Kerry-fying."

Now that's funny as hell....

35 posted on 11/09/2006 5:39:29 AM PST by demkicker (Doesn't matter if they're the minority or majority, I'll never stop kicking dems :-))
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To: patriot preacher
Dick Morris' last call.
36 posted on 11/09/2006 5:40:20 AM PST by Tribune7
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To: All

Thank God Morris is most ALWAYS wrong *L*


37 posted on 11/09/2006 5:41:12 AM PST by Faux_Pas ("If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly." ~R.)
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To: pabianice

Morris changes his opinion with every change in the wind.

Now, (today) he indicated that Hillary would win in 08. Just a few weeks ago, he was saying she was unelectable.


38 posted on 11/09/2006 5:41:22 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: peyton randolph

Yes because Democrats will be much better on illegal immigration.


39 posted on 11/09/2006 5:41:45 AM PST by rintense (Liberals stand for nothing and are against everything- unless it benefits them.)
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To: Puppage
Umm, didn't he just say the rats were going to win both houses?

Yes, he did. His opinion changed over the course of the election season to reflect a today viewpoint, but in the end he was smack dab, hands down, right. I think the Dems will try to socially engineer an unbreakable voting majority through the tax code. If that happens, 20 years may be optimistic.

40 posted on 11/09/2006 5:42:16 AM PST by IamConservative (A mans true character is revealed in what he does when no one is watching.)
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To: pabianice

Dick Morris proved long ago that his only talent is getting Democrats elected. And sucking toes.


41 posted on 11/09/2006 5:42:23 AM PST by EricT. (The Republicans got fired for poor performance. 12 years and that's all they did?!?)
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To: pabianice

I hope Morris is wrong. However, the last time the Democrats won the House, they controlled it continuously for 40 years.


42 posted on 11/09/2006 5:47:08 AM PST by Man of the Right
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To: pabianice

Morris has one agenda: keep Hillary out of office. He's resorting to scare tactics and manipulation to herd people down a particular path that will make sure she does not become president. His apparent split personality comes from his need to constantly adjust the controls as conditions change.

/speculation


43 posted on 11/09/2006 5:47:58 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (A living insult to islam since 1959)
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To: Blue Turtle

It is going to happen. The GOP is going to splinter...The blue bloods will push to abondon the Christian right, as the moderates will do as well. The efforts to move the party to the "middle" have already begun.

The GOP cannot win without ALL of the various factions, blue bloods, moderates, and Christian conservatives. The margins for victory are so thin that if ANY stay home, the GOP loses....If the party goes moderate, which is exactly what it is about to do....they will NEVER, EVER hold a majority again.

Of course, Morris is WRONG about one thing...there won't be twenty years of dem rule, because this nation will NOT survive twenty years with the dems not enforcing our borders and refusing to KILL the enemies of our country.


44 posted on 11/09/2006 5:48:48 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: Mo1
The only thing I agree with Rush from yesterday is, it will get worse before it gets better. It's a shame that the entire country has to suffer through it all though. It's a frightening though Morris proposes. If, and that's a big IF, this happens, this country will never recover. Never. Any advancement of government, especially entitlement programs, will never be rescinded, no matter how conservative the government gets.
45 posted on 11/09/2006 5:49:20 AM PST by rintense (Liberals stand for nothing and are against everything- unless it benefits them.)
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To: patriot preacher
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Nancy Pelosi was asked the other day about a Bush impeachment and she stated there definitely would not be one. But the look on her face indicated she has something else in mind -- a war crimes trial.
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46 posted on 11/09/2006 5:50:08 AM PST by Jackie
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To: pabianice

yah right. Just because Dick Morris says it, doesn't make it so.

There is a case to be made though, for leaving the Republicans to take their richly deserved lumps, and striking out with a Conservative Party...


47 posted on 11/09/2006 5:50:58 AM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: peyton randolph
It is THAT bad. Bush is already talking about giving amnesty to the 12+ million illegals who live here as part of "working together" with the Dims. They get to vote, it will be the end of the GOP.

Exactly right. I think this was the last election ever to give conservatives/Republicans a chance to pull their chestnuts out of the fire. I hope I'm wrong but back when I went to school I learned how to count. Demographics is destiny.

48 posted on 11/09/2006 5:52:03 AM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: pabianice

He should have also seen the creation of a Conservative Party in his crystal ball then, which would be a very good thing.


49 posted on 11/09/2006 5:53:07 AM PST by kittymyrib
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To: kabar

Oh I agree that the House of Representatives will take awhile to recover.The Senate and the Executive though I think are a faster path. Even still, 20 years is excessive. There is lower turnout in non presidential elections. This means that while the results are bad and the R's in Congress did perform badly long before the election, this is not necessarily an automatic 20 year cycle. People, candidates make a difference. Smart strategies and candidates can drive the debate. Had Reagan won the party nod in 1976, would Congress have shifted sooner? Speculation, but interesting stuff all the same.

Getting to the historical example, let's note the exceptions. Partisan affiliation is down on both sides and the largest and fastest growing party is no party. In elections gone by, libertarians were more apt to cast their votes for D's or R's, whereas in this election, some went to libertarians and some sat it out. In reading libertarian blogs, there's a difference between pro and anti defense libertarians, but it appears that there are more pro defense libertarians than anti. Thus a loss of libertarians would indicate a greater threat to R's.

For truly non partisans, the crazy talk of the left drove many to vote R in the past. This time, Nancy Pelosi went on holiday and thus the D's fought something with nothing.

Lastly, the speed of information flow is more accelerated than in years past. And the structural controls by the Establishment Media have weakened.

History is important, but it's just as important to note where the comparisons may be at odds.


50 posted on 11/09/2006 5:53:46 AM PST by saveliberty (If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?)
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