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.
Well, at least the evangelicals will get pro life judges!/s
Which time? Dick called it both ways and by varying amounts several times. I'd bet that if you looked back at his articles after '04 you could find one saying the Republicans would hold the Congress for 20+ years. The man makes enough predictions so that one of them has to come true, and then afterward he points to that one to prove how right he was.
How he has any credibility is beyond me. A Morris appearance on any Talk show is a automatic station change for me... I can't listen to him.
Gee...and I thought I was depressed before....
I think Pat Cadell has a better track record of predicting these things. He said the democrats would win this time around but prove to be so insane that they would lose it in the next election. One thing Pat knows is how to lose.
Oh if there's a Republican somewhere he can dump on, he will continue to rant.
We have the census coming up in 2010. We have a chance to work on the local level to rebuild to get those states back which will have significant movement in reapportionment- PA OH MI WI MN -Forget NY as well as plus side in AZ, NV,
We still have the districts in these areas designed to our advantage. We can not afford PA or OH to be come another IL or sadly like NY now
OTOH if the preseident does not get a pair, Why bother working to regain this? Then look out b/c here comes "Amerika".
Why would anyone listen to Clinton's cheif spin-meister? Thanks to Fox (Hannity) for giving the POS credibility.
He doesn't understand the terrorists. The Rats will allow them to grow and there will be an electorate that will beg a strong Republican to find and kill them.
His name will be Rudy
1. Does anyone remember any of the congressmen or senators coming out to defend Bush or the War?
2. Denny Hasert, though a good human being, is just about the dullest person in the world. NOBODY, even the activists, knew what he or the republicans stood for other then, apparently from all we heard, pedophilia.
3. Both the House and Senate was content to stand aside and allow Bush and US to define republican programs.
5. Why were they so publically against the president and you got the distinct impression, when you did manage to see a republican, that they were democrats. Had to be because they claimed everything Bush did was wrong.
Sorry folks, these people were a bunch of wimpy weak sisters and we deserved to lose.
It is unfortunately accurate to predict an horrendous internal attack on our country within a year by terrorist forces that the Democrats don't think exist.
The most radical left leadership in this nations's history and American's will quickly see the mistake they made. Senate looks bad though for the foreseeable future
Now that I think of it, you don't think that Arbusto (I think I might start calling him that, let's wait and see...) would have secretly wanted it to turn out this way so he could have his way with amnesty for his illegal buddies, do you?
Nah... No President would ever be so duplicitous and treacherous...
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--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. --
Actually Republican turnout was pretty strong, maybe a hair stronger the Dem turnout. Problem was the independents turned out and tilted dem. Iraq was a real bummer for the indies; so was the Foley scandal.
20 years or 2 years?
The more Morris talks, the more I am convinced that is "falling out" with the Clintonistas has been a ruse all along and that he is simply doing their bidding.
--It is unfortunately accurate to predict an horrendous internal attack on our country within a year by terrorist forces that the Democrats don't think exist.--
Sometimes a stubborn, clueless mule needs a good rap on the head with a 2 X 4 before it figures out where to go.
I think that's the RAT plan. The question is whether it will be successful or not.
Morris is a toe sucker.
My concern is that the Democrats are not going to overreach. I know it is not in their DNA, but if they behave responsibly for the next two years, we do not get either chamber back in 2008.
I heard Chuckie Schumer last night say that he was not in favor of raising the top marginal tax rates. This is both good news and bad news. But I think it gives us a clue where they might be heading. Even the Dems will have learned from the Republican stupidity of the last 12 years.
The toe sucker would have predicted in 1938 that Neville Chamberlain's socialists would be in power for at least a decade. The Dems will be consumed with Bush hate and while they are holding hearing to impeach Bush, the Islamic Fascists will be planning and executing another 9-11 type attack. That will quickly change the voting.
You forgot to factor in God.
HIS plans suspersede your wishful thinking.
Much damage has been done to the Republican Party, and there is much time in the wilderness ahead, so I would suggest getting used to the idea of being a minority for a while. As an index of what has occurred, Independent voters did not fail to turn up on Tuesday - they did turn out, and in significant numbers, and voted overwhelmingly for Democrats (the figure I saw was over 60%). This is a sea change from recent voting patterns and it is indicative of a major shift in public attitude toward the Republican Party.
In brief, the Republicans came to power gradually beginning in 1980, failing briefly in '92, and then overwhelmingly in 1994. That was 12 years ago, the past three or four of which have been a Republican exercise in intellectual laziness, fiscal profligacy, ethical decay, disorganization, and lack of discipline. It doesn't matter a whit if a party is "right" on the merits of key issues: once power has wreaked its corrupting influence, the voters will take notice and act accordingly.
That is what happened on Tuesday. The Iraq war was a factor, but only because the Republican Party, having lost its formerly high standing with the electorate, lacked the ability to successfully make a case for it. The Republican Party is now widely viewed as the party of Big Government and waste, a development that would have Ronald Reagan shaking his head in sadness.
Do not kid yourselves, people - this will take a long time. 8-12 years would be my guess. The Republican Party needs a complete overhaul of its leadership and a reinvigoration of it grassroots operations. The process must begin with a restatement of core principles and ideas - Conservative principles and ideas - chief among them: limited Federal government, strong national defense, low taxes, the primacy and sanctity of human life, and secure national borders.
It's time to start.
I think there's a lot of truth to this. The Dems are likely to pile on a lot of stuff in the next two years. Maybe not a whole lot of domestic stuff, but most likely an unending round of "investigations" and indictments, which will thoroughly disgust a whole lot of people. Heck, many people who didn't particularly care for Clinton were disgusted with his whole impeachment business, even though it actually had substance. Plus, we WILL be attacked at home sometime within the next two years. I doubt that even the Mexicans will stand for that.
The Dems have an awful lot to accomplish within the next two years, and much of their success will hinge on factors that are really outside their control.
If the next 2 years is nothing but an unending blizzard of hearings and subpoenas, the American public will tire of the Democrats.
The urge to stay in power is very strong for politicians of any party, and if the Dems decide to "bone" their base for a while by acting moderate, they'll do it enthusiastically if it gets them through the next election cycle. Don't forget, the current "god" of the Democrat party kept homosexuals out of the military (don't ask don't tell) and stiffed urban voters by getting rid of AFDC, so that he'd be more electable in 1996. Lessons like this are not soon forgotten.
Over the weekend prior to the election, he went back and forth....we're gonna win both, or lose both, or lose one and keep one....man, my head was spinning!
I also look at the fact that the democrats gained a lot of seats with bluedog democrats that will stand in direct opposition to the Nancy Pelosi moonbats.
I talked to a code pink clown yesterday who is disgusted that the bluedogs haven't been purged from the party. It could be a very entertaining two years.
You can believe this idiot if you want, but he works for the klintons and don't ever forget that....he does not have republican interests in mind, only to run and tell hill/billy what we are doing....
Perhaps, but I doubt it. They had an excellent strategy this time around for capturing the "center" voter - run conservative (for a Dem) candidates who speak a message designed to appeal to the middle of the electorate. And, it worked.
So, I suspect they will spend the next two years trying to consolidate their gains in the middle by appearing moderate. If it works again, they cement theirs gains from 2006.
Then it's Katy bar the door. :)
"Revolution in Mexico"? Here is something I hadn't considered at all. Is this just an example , or is it a real possibility? I know practically nothing about politics down there.
Hugo & Fidel would love to foment it.
Bush has never favored amnesty. You just look bad when you twist his position. Take that to the Art Bell show.
He got one digit right: 2 . . . 2 years.
It will not take the electorate long to remember why they were so disgusted with the Rats in the first place, except that now, their current leadership has had their radicalism bottled up and on steroids for years.
And your definition of amnesty is ??
Bush's guest worker plan allows every illegal alien already in the US to stay, with a $2k pyment to the Treasury. You call that what ?
I'm persuaded that the time for absolutes is over.
We cannot rely on 'always or never' anymore.
Just as warfare is nowhere near what ww2, Korea or even Viet Nam was .. so too is the political/social landscape.
A new weapon, Fear ... has been added to the arsenal and, just as we cannot go to the store and pick up a pound of mind .. neither can we read the labels on the different brands of fear.
The future of America is now a vast unknown, and very cool heads are required now to lead us ... unfortunately .. we may have entered a similar period suffered by ancient Israel as recorded by the prophet Isaiah ...
1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water.
2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:
7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
17 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,
19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
21 The rings, and nose jewels,
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
With good reason. She will fry him if she gets in.
Yes it seems God favors the Democrats...
When the Dems go on TV with their hearings, America will be horrified. It will realize that the Dems don't look like America. I saw a horrifying one recently where the witness told Maxine Waters that screaming was not OK. Bill Bennett is advocating younger, more vigorous leadership and I agree. The hangers-on who now rise to power in Dems will look old and extreme. Nature abhors a vacuum. If we clean house even further, there will be good talent to fill the shoes of the fat old guard. This week the Dems found that talent, because R's were protecting the status quo.
You're such a genius...Dick.
One good thing that might come out of this election is the brutal reality that when you - and I mean all the little cities and counties across the country - vote for your representative, you are also voting for Speaker of the House. Are all of those folks happy now with a rabid, hate-filled San Francisco liberal?
Morris is right IF Bush shoves amnesty for illegals down our throats. There won't be another Republican majority in my lifetime...if ever.
If the Republicans further drive the Hispanic vote to the Democrats, you will get amnesty and Democrats for a long time. This is simple mathmatics.
Hmmmmm.... The end of the 20 years coincides with the expected collapse of the social security system.
And you know this because ?