Skip to comments.Dick Morris: 20 years of Democratic Control
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.
Morris is right IF Bush shoves amnesty for illegals down our throats. There won't be another Republican majority in my lifetime...if ever.
That's good news. If Dick Morris says it, it's not going to happen.
This is laughable.
Independents mainly sat this one out. And some libertarians finally stopped voting R.
Big changes, hard work-- it's fixable.
Umm, didn't he just say the rats were going to win both houses?
No kidding. This guy is slinging stuff everywhere, hoping something sticks. Has he moved up from triangulation to polyangulation?
Morris is getting downright hysterical.
Bwhahahahahaha Good one.
He assumes that Lapelosi doesn't spell disaster. Check this out
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.
LOL, I was just thinking the same thing. :)
Yes, but he's said the opposite, too. He's changed his views on this election so many times, it's "Kerry-fying."
Then he tried to hawk some 'free newsletter'. I don't allow spam in my email. lol
Here's a lever: Lieberman campaigned on an aggressive campaign in Iraq and he won handily.
It was not about Iraq.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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
"which, with the help of a drooling leftist media, will blanket the country, destroying the Republican Party"
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.
We have to solve the California problem to ensure GOP victories in the future.
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.
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.
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.
No, he did not predict that the GOP would hold congress. He, like every poll said that they would lose.
He is right, unfortunately.
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.
I think his last call was that the Republicans were going to keep both houses. I felt my stomach drop when he said it.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
Now that's funny as hell....
Thank God Morris is most ALWAYS wrong *L*
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.
Yes because Democrats will be much better on illegal immigration.
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.
Dick Morris proved long ago that his only talent is getting Democrats elected. And sucking toes.
I hope Morris is wrong. However, the last time the Democrats won the House, they controlled it continuously for 40 years.
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.
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.
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...
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.
He should have also seen the creation of a Conservative Party in his crystal ball then, which would be a very good thing.
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.