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  • Credit Where Credit Isn't Due

    03/05/2010 4:45:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 423+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Victory has a thousand fathers," John F. Kennedy reportedly said, "but defeat is an orphan." By that standard, George W. Bush has won the Iraq war. Last month, Vice President Joe Biden proclaimed on CNN's "Larry King Live" that the peaceful transition to democracy and the (partial) withdrawal of U.S. forces "could be one of the great achievements of this administration." Initially, I ignored Biden's comment because, well, he's Joe Biden. As critical as I may be of the Obama administration, holding it accountable for Biden's mouth seems grotesquely unfair. But then White House spokesman Robert Gibbs defended the vice...
  • Presidential Map by Congressional District Showing Kerry/GOP House and Bush/Dem House districts

    09/07/2006 6:22:15 AM PDT · by PDR · 8 replies · 1,004+ views
    State your preference of colors for political maps: Vote BLUE for REPUBLICAN. Vote RED for REPUBLICAN. Either vote opens an email window...the subject will be filled in...you need no text. Thanks for your input. Current Vote Breakdown Read more on the TRADITIONAL STANDARD: Red State Blues, Did I Miss That Memo?
  • 2004 results by county with screen for party split

    09/07/2006 6:51:47 AM PDT · by PDR · 19 replies · 1,046+ views
  • 2004 vote for president by congressional district

    09/07/2006 1:35:13 PM PDT · by PDR · 23 replies · 1,907+ views
    Polidata.org ^ | Clark Bentson
    Here's the landscape
  • Smart Talk and Girly Talk on the Campaign Trail(Study: Kerry depressed, Edwards girly, Cheney smart)

    04/04/2006 3:48:02 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 38 replies · 1,263+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/06 | Richard Morin
    President Bush and Vice President Cheney sounded more presidential than their Democratic counterparts. Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) seemed the most depressed or suicidal. And Kerry's running mate, Sen. John Edwards K(N.C.), sounded the most like a "girly man." Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin collected transcripts of 271 televised interviews, news conferences, town hall meetings and candidate debates conducted in 2004. The speech samples -- more than 400,000 words in all -- were run through a computer text-analysis program... ...The key to their study is previous research that has identified subtle but distinctive linguistic patterns and words...
  • Evidence That 2004 Election Was Stolen

    01/30/2006 8:17:56 AM PST · by Toddsterpatriot · 118 replies · 4,613+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Jan. 20, 2006 | Paul Craig Roberts
    As coincidence would have it, Mark Crispin Miller's new book, "Fooled Again" (Basic Books), documenting the Republican theft of the 2004 presidential election, arrived in the same mail delivery with the Jan. 12 edition of the Defuniak Springs Herald, the locally owned weekly newspaper in a Florida panhandle county seat. The Florida panhandle is thoroughgoing Republican. Even Democrats run as Republicans. Nevertheless, the newspaper's editor, Ron Kelley, believes that American political life is measured by something larger than party affiliation. In his editorial, "The Shepherds and the Sheep," Kelley reports that two Florida counties have banned any further use of...
  • The victory laps for Sam Alito

    01/24/2006 12:00:55 PM PST · by JZelle · 26 replies · 1,587+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-24-06 | Wes Pruden
    Sam Alito gets his first of two votes today, by the Senate Judiciary Committee to be followed later this week by the full Senate, and Mr. Alito can be excused if he thinks of these as his victory laps. The Democrats have not given up; somewhere in a basement in Washington aides are concocting further horror stories for their bosses to spring on the public today, tomorrow or the next day.
  • Alito Poised to Win Senate Panel Approval

    01/23/2006 12:30:29 PM PST · by katieanna · 14 replies · 974+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Jan 23, 2006 | Jesse J. Holland
    WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito heads into the first vote of his high court candidacy with victory assured Tuesday in a Senate committee, but Democratic opponents are still working to dampen his support in the full Senate. The GOP-controlled Judiciary Committee is expected to advance the nomination of Alito _ President Bush's pick to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor _ on the strength of its 10 Republican senators. There are eight Democrats on the panel.
  • Wiretap Win for the President

    01/23/2006 12:13:30 PM PST · by kddid · 14 replies · 886+ views
    NewsMax.Com ^ | Jan. 23, 2006 | Dick Morris
    Democrats who criticize President Bush for using warrant-less wiretaps to elicit information about potential terrorist activity should be aware that the American people strongly support his decision to do so. Believe it or not, they trust their own government and the president they elected to use the information wisely and for our own protection. The Jan. 11 Fox News poll asked voters whether the president "should have the power to authorize the National Security Agency to monitor electronic communications of suspected terrorists without getting warrants, even if one end of the communication is in the United States." By 58 percent...
  • GOP likely has won on Alito; the cost: Further polarization (Schumer's Quote is Priceless)

    01/22/2006 2:15:49 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 118 replies · 3,411+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 22, 2006 | Steve Goldstein
    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr. appears certain to be approved Tuesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a straight, 10-8 party-line vote, setting the stage for a vigorous floor debate that will culminate in Alito's confirmation. The Republicans have won the latest judicial battle - but the war over the divisive issues that dominated his hearings has only intensified, according to legal experts. In fact, the 12-week process since his Oct. 31 nomination spotlighted the polarization of politics between Democrats and Republicans, particularly on abortion, executive power, individual rights, and other contentious matters destined for the...
  • Analysis Indicates Bush Stole Ohio in 2004 (*bong-cookoo* alert!)

    01/18/2006 11:22:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 28 replies · 795+ views
    prweb.com ^ | 1/18/06
    2004 Ohio Precinct-Level Exit Poll Data Show Virtually Irrefutable Evidence of Vote Miscount The National Election Data Archive (NEDA) is the first mathematical team to release a valid scientific analysis of the precinct-level 2004 Ohio presidential exit poll data. NEDA's analysis provides virtually irrefutable evidence of vote miscount. (PRWEB) January 17, 2006 -- There is significant controversy about whether the 2004 presidential election was conducted fairly and its votes counted correctly. According to results of the major national election exit poll conducted for the National Election Pool by Edison/Mitofsky (E/M), Kerry won Ohio's pivotal vote, though the official tally gave...
  • Bush Strategists Won by Not Soft-Peddling Social Conservatism Ralph Reed Tells Canadians

    12/16/2005 5:59:46 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 10 replies · 764+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 17 December 2005 | Tony Gosgnach
    LifeSiteNews.com) - One of the key figures in the social conservative political revival in the U.S., and in the election and re-election of President George W. Bush, brought his formula for success to Canada recently, in the hopes that some of his accomplishments south of the border would rub off in this country. Ralph Reed, the former head of the influential Christian Coalition who has worked on seven U.S. presidential campaigns, spoke during the Canadian Values Conference, staged by the nascent Institute for Canadian Values at Canada Christian College in Toronto Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. Reed served as a...
  • REMINDER - ELECTION 2004: BUSH 62,040,610 VS. D-STUDENT 59,028,439

    12/06/2005 3:03:32 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 9 replies · 549+ views
    ELECTION 2004:BUSH 62,040,610 KERRY 59,028,439
  • FLASHBACK 2004: Zogby Polling Seeks Damage Control After Election Day Flub (FOR LEVIN)

    12/01/2005 3:22:58 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 13 replies · 567+ views
    CNSnews.com ^ | December 09, 2004 | Marc Morano
    (Correction: Following the certification of Ohio's election results, Bush defeated Kerry by nearly 119,000 votes. Also clarifies reference to exit polls in 17th graph.) Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - Following an Election Day prediction that Democratic candidate John Kerry would win more than 300 electoral votes and the presidency, one of America's most well known polling firms continued the job Wednesday of explaining its flawed projection. Shawnta Watson Walcott, communications director for Zogby International, joined a group of liberal Democrats at a faux congressional hearing focused on whether fraud influenced the Nov. 2 outcome. "... it has become increasingly clear that...
  • Look for another Bush election victory

    11/23/2005 12:48:19 PM PST · by rockthecasbah · 15 replies · 398+ views
    FOXSports.com ^ | 11/23/05 | Randy Hill
    The Swift Boat Veterans still have nothing on Texas quarterback Vince Young. It may not matter. In the big election of 2005, Bush seems to making all of his own end runs. For the record, this year's candidate answering to the surname Bush is Reggie, the USC running back who's been nominated for a run at the Heisman Trophy. He's not exactly running unopposed. The field includes the aforementioned Young, a Longhorn who's harder to bring down than Don King's hair. Also on the short list is Bush's teammate Matt Leinart, the Heisman incumbent with numbers similar to those put...
  • Author-activist claims Bush stole 2004 election (Could be a standing headline)

    11/08/2005 12:59:06 PM PST · by wilco200 · 51 replies · 1,612+ views
    Exeter News-Letter ^ | 11/08/05 | Ron Dupuis
    EXETER - Several local community action groups, including Democracy for New Hampshire, the Seacoast Progressive Alliance and True Majority sponsored a civic action event at Phillips Exeter Academy on Sunday. The main speaker was award-winning author and nationally recognized environmental and election-protection activist Harvey Wasserman. "It may sound corny but I feel people should try to leave the world a better place than what they saw when they came in," said Herb Moyer, one of the event’s primary organizers. "I believe in fairness, I believe in keeping our environment healthy, I believe that people should be actively engaged in keeping...
  • Moonbat anniversary: "Only two hours into November 2nd, and already on my third crying jag"

    11/02/2005 11:48:00 AM PST · by dukeman · 39 replies · 535+ views
    11/2/05 | Despondent libs
    My, my! An entire year has gone by since President Bush's election victory. Enjoy this from DU: LittleClarkie (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-02-05 03:09 AM Original message Only two hours into November 2nd, and already on my third crying jag F***, f***, F***, f***, f***. And you? texpatriot2004 Wed Nov-02-05 03:12 AM Response to Original message 1. Yeah, it's hard. I think the mind knows anniversary dates. texpatriot2004 Wed Nov-02-05 03:12 AM Response to Original message 2. It was horrid last year. I wailed like a wailing, grieving woman. LittleClarkie Wed Nov-02-05 03:33 AM Response to Reply #2 7. I did...
  • BUSH WINS!...AGAIN!! - One Year Ago Today: A Victory Not a Stunt

    11/02/2005 6:11:53 AM PST · by new yorker 77 · 22 replies · 1,326+ views
    uselectionatlas.org ^ | November 2, 2004
    Bush/Cheney: 286 - 62,040,610 - 50.73%Kerry/Edwards: 251 - 59,028,439 - 48.26%Electoral Map from RealClearPolitics.com
  • Dems had their chance to pick justice

    07/24/2005 9:29:43 PM PDT · by decal · 7 replies · 1,921+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 24, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    Thoughtful Democrats -- the rarest birds on the endangered species list -- might want to ponder this: "Another hanging chad has dropped. His name is John G. Roberts Jr., and he undoubtedly will turn out to be opposed to abortion rights, affirmative action, an expansive view of federal powers and a reading of the Constitution that takes a properly suspicious view of the state's embrace of religion. In these and other matters -- the death penalty, for instance -- he is expected to substantially reflect the views of George W. Bush, the man who nominated him to the Supreme Court,...
  • WSJ: Kerry's Quagmire - How the liberal media helped re-elect George W. Bush.

    07/20/2005 5:30:30 AM PDT · by OESY · 32 replies · 1,897+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | July 20, 2005 | JAMES TARANTO
    What were the Democrats thinking? Didn't John Kerry have "loser" written all over him? After all, he was not only a Massachusetts Democrat but Michael Dukakis's former lieutenant governor. He was as liberal as Dukakis but lacked the inspiring immigrant background: a man who married another man's fortune, from a state where a man can marry another man. He had a haughty air, and he looked French, or so some anonymous Republicans told the New York Times in 2003. Mr. Kerry replied, "The White House has started the politics of personal destruction"--proving that he was thin-skinned as well. Yet exit...
  • Fred Barnes: Mehlman Delivers (The RNC chairman takes his message to the exurbs)

    07/16/2005 7:57:43 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 4 replies · 728+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 25, 2005 | Fred Barnes
    Waukee, Iowa KEN MEHLMAN WAS IN HEAVEN. And heaven for the Republican national chairman was Dallas County outside Des Moines. Mostly an exurb, it lies miles from downtown Des Moines and is dotted with new homes and housing developments still under construction. Locals brag it's the 10th-fastest growing county in America. It's also Bush country. President Bush won the county in 2000 but lost Iowa. But in 2004, he more than doubled his margin of victory in Dallas County and won Iowa.Mehlman, naturally, emphasizes fast-growing exurbs. "This is where you find the new conservatives and the new Republicans," Mehlman says....
  • Latino growth not reflected at polls - GOP made big inroads

    06/28/2005 3:47:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies · 1,084+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2005 | John Wildermuth, Chronicle Political Writer
    ..................While the country's Latino population grew by an estimated 5.7 million between 2000 and 2004, the number of eligible Latino voters increased during the same years by only 2.1 million. By contrast, the increase of 3.4 million in the white population during that time was paired with a 4 million jump in the number of eligible white voters. Fry said nearly two-thirds of those new Latino residents were unable to vote because they were either younger than 18 or not U.S. citizens. That demographic conundrum can't be solved in a hurry. "One out of every two whites voted in 2004,...
  • Working-Class Republicans and 'False Consciousness' (How Democrats still haven't a clue)

    06/07/2005 7:13:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies · 1,116+ views
    Dissent ^ | Spring 2005 | Jon Weiner
    If only working-class and poor people would register and vote, liberal Democrats would win every election-that's what we thought, until November 2, 2004. Democrats work on voter registration, Republicans work on vote suppression. So tens of millions were spent on Democratic voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts over the summer and fall. But on November 2 we discovered how wrong we were. Turnout in poor and working-class precincts was unprecedented, but many of those voters cast their ballots for George W. Bush-especially white people from non-union households, especially outside of cities. How did the Republicans do it? How did they get...
  • The Democrats' Class Struggle

    05/29/2005 5:46:04 PM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies · 1,470+ views
    washington post ^ | May 28, 2005 | Dan Balz
    This is the kind of headline Democrats have come to expect from their opponents: "Middle Class Voters Reject Democrats at the Ballot Box." But this time, the charge comes from inside the party, in a new report issued by the centrist group known as Third Way. The study represents a slap in the face at Democrats who pride themselves on being the party of working families and a challenge to party leaders as they prepare for next year's midterm elections and the 2008 presidential race. NELSON (Alex Wong - AP) Free E-mail Newsletters Daily Politics News & Analysis See a...
  • No Republican compromise (FILIBUSTER)

    05/19/2005 4:49:03 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 36 replies · 1,293+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2005 | Editorial Writer
    How many presidential and senatorial elections must Republicans win before the Democratic Party accepts the fact that elections have consequences? George W. Bush won the presidency in 2000. Four years later, with the prospect of several Supreme Court nominations an issue in the campaign, Mr. Bush increased his vote total by nearly 25 percent, winning re-election by more than 3 million votes. Meanwhile, in 2002 -- for the first time at least since the 17th Amendment in 1913 provided for direct popular election of senators -- the party holding the White House recaptured majority control of the Senate in a...
  • Press Voted for Kerry 2-to1 over Bush

    05/16/2005 7:48:46 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 40 replies · 1,146+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/16/05
    A new survey confirms what many conservatives have long believed: members of the press have an overwhelming bias for the Democratic party. The University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy found that journalists who were surveyed picked Democrat John Kerry over George Bush in the 2004 election by a margin of over two to one. The study found the media professionals are often out of step with the restof America: 43 percent of the public say the press has too much freedom, but only 3 percent of journalists feel that way. 70 percent of journalists say the media do a...
  • Francis Schaeffer's political legacy

    05/14/2005 5:12:27 PM PDT · by Valin · 19 replies · 870+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3/3/05 | Marvin Olasky
    Who's the major figure behind the election and re-election of George W. Bush? On one level, the visionary Karl Rove. At a deeper level, a theologian most Americans have never heard of: Francis Schaeffer, who 50 years ago this month founded an evangelistic haven in Switzerland, L'Abri. Over the next quarter-century, Schaeffer changed the lives of many disaffected young people who stopped at L'Abri and found an intellectual pastor who dealt with their hardest questions. He summarized his answers in notable books like "The God Who is There" and "Escape from Reason," and then turned to political matters in his...
  • Meet the Poor Republicans

    05/14/2005 3:33:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 185 replies · 5,166+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 15, 2005 | DAVID BROOKS
    Last week the Pew Research Center came out with a study of the American electorate that crystallized something I've been sensing for a long time: rich people are boring, but poor people are interesting. The Pew data demonstrated that people at the top of the income scale are divided into stable, polar camps. There are the educated-class liberals - antiwar, pro-choice, anti-tax cuts - who make up about 19 percent of the electorate, according to Pew. And there are business-class conservatives - pro-war, pro-life, pro-tax cut - who make up 11 percent of voters. These affluent people are pretty well...
  • Beyond 'red-blue,' both parties are riven within

    05/14/2005 3:18:09 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 11 replies · 517+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 13, 2005 | Linda Feldmann
    Political wonks of the world, unite. Even during that moment on Wednesday when Washington wondered if it was under attack, there was probably a party animal or two who didn't want to pull themselves away from the Pew Research Center's new report, The 2005 Political Typology. Only the fourth of its kind since 1987, and the first since 1999, the Pew survey of 2,000 adults provides the most nuanced breakdown of the American electorate since the 9/11 attacks, and stands some of the conventional wisdom of current politics on its head. The divisions of US politics go way beyond the...
  • Democrats Just Don't Get It - (can they survive this blockbuster killer new exposé article?)

    05/12/2005 9:12:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,408+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | JOAN SWIRSKY
    The Democrats made huge errors in tactics and judgment during the last presidential campaign. But they thought that the patronizing contempt they held – and continue to hold – for the electorate would go unnoticed. Heady with the multimillions pouring into their coffers, with a monopoly on an old media that historically and unfailingly back leftists, and by mistaking their candidate's verbal contortions for substantive policy, they deluded themselves into thinking that the Oval office – as well as the Congress, Senate and a good many governorships – were theirs for the taking. What they failed to grasp was that...
  • [NPR] Beyond Red vs. Blue: Redefining the Political Landscape

    05/10/2005 2:42:01 PM PDT · by Wormwood · 27 replies · 809+ views
    National Public Radio, All Things Considered ^ | May 10, 2005 | All Things Considered
    Political observers divided America into red and blue states for the 2004 election. But a new study fine-tunes political groups into more specific categories, including "pro-government conservatives," "disadvantaged Democrats" and "bystanders." Robert Siegel talks to Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press about the center's latest political typography -- the fourth such demographic snapshot since 1987. "On the Republican side, we have more groups holding values that are on the right," Kohut says, adding that the emergence of pro-government Republicans as a group "is the big news" this time around. "The other big differences...
  • Voters make it coalition of the winning (Bush, Blair, & Howard not kicked out over Iraq after all)

    05/09/2005 7:04:23 AM PDT · by dead · 15 replies · 579+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | May 10, 2005 | Gerald Henderson
    Howard, Bush and Blair have all secured new terms, though many said they couldn't. It seemed like a reasonable scenario at the time, to many a commentator. The Economist's cover story on March 20, 2004, was headed: "One down, three to go?" The magazine, which supported the invasion of Saddam Hussein's Iraq by the coalition of the willing (the US, Britain and Australia, with the public backing of Spain), was commenting on the defeat of Jose Maria Aznar's government in Spain. Its editorial team expressed the view that there was "now a real possibility" that George Bush, Tony Blair and...
  • Blair shows that all three amigos are still riding high

    05/06/2005 8:58:05 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies · 704+ views
    The Australian ^ | 7th May 2005 | Greg Sheridan
    TONY Blair's comfortable victory in the British election completes the remarkable series of wins by the three amigos of the Iraq war. George W. Bush won in the US with an increased vote, John Howard won with a much increased vote and Blair won with a reduced margin. Blair's parliamentary majority, though, will still be the best non-Blair majority for the Labour Party since Harold Wilson in 1966. Blair's win must give Howard much heart. Iraq was a vexatious and difficult issue, but the plain truth is 70 per cent of the British electorate voted for parties that strongly supported...
  • Bush Would Still Beat Kerry/Gore (NRO) Dems get 5% approval on handling of SS.

    05/06/2005 6:39:09 AM PDT · by slowhand520 · 19 replies · 731+ views
    Bush Would Still Beat Kerry/Gore 05/05 05:55 PM The National Journal’s Hotline has published the numbers of its new poll conducted with Westhill of 800 registered voters. In the poll, President Bush has a 48 percent approval rating, with 44 percent disapproving. The GOP receives a 68 percent approval rating for its handling of Social Security, with 21 percent disapproving. Most striking, Democrats receive 5 percent approval for their handling, with a full 93 percent disapproving. However, the Democrats sill edge Bush/GOP on who they trust more to handle the issue, 38 to 35 percent. In a possible 2004 White...
  • Zogby Poll: Bush would still beat Kerry today

    04/29/2005 3:30:05 PM PDT · by Nascardude · 29 replies · 1,156+ views
    Zogby ^ | John Zogby
    Released: April 26, 2005 Red/Blue Divide Still Evident: Red States Give Bush 50% Job Approval, 42% in Blues; War on Terror Bush’s Strength—Low Marks on Other Facets of Job; Handling of Social Security Nets Lowest Score; Bush Would Still Beat Kerry Today (46% to 41%), New Zogby Poll Reveals President George W. Bush, despite low marks on most facets of his job, would still beat Democrat John Kerry (46% to 41%)—and would still win handily in the Red States that handed him his re-election victory last fall (50% to 36%). That’s the finding of a new Zogby International survey of...
  • Red State? West Virginia shift

    04/28/2005 9:38:04 AM PDT · by wvgasman · 96 replies · 2,343+ views
    The Charleston Gazette ^ | 4-28-05 | Newspaper editor
    April 28, 2005 Red state? West Virginia shift Several times, we have posed this question for political experts: Why did West Virginia — long a Roosevelt-and-Kennedy Democratic “blue state” — become a Republican “red state” in the past two presidential elections, despite 2-to-1 Democratic registration? Why did this low-income state vote for the party of the rich — a party openly slashing help for common Americans and giving huge rewards to the wealthy? We never received an explanation from any of the state’s political professors or other societal analysts. But an answer was offered by one of the world’s premier...
  • Taking Faith Seriously (why Liberals are sterile and becoming extinct)

    04/19/2005 5:19:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies · 863+ views
    Boston Review ^ | 4/19/05 | Gecan
    Contempt for religion costs Democrats more than votes 8 One day in January I was meeting with a longtime friend, a smart and experienced publisher, and we were talking about the recent election and the inauguration. My friend was shaking his head, as many Americans have been doing since election day, wondering why so many people voted for Bush when it did not seem to be in their economic interest to do so. I said that I thought I understood, and that it was Harold Bloom’s engaging, provocative, sometimes wacky book The American Religion, among other things, that had helped...
  • The Pope, the President, and the Changing Catholic Voter - (Catholics strong for G.W.Bush)

    04/18/2005 8:54:52 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 703+ views
    CATO.ORG ^ | APRIL 15, 2005 | PATRICK BASHAM
    George W. Bush was the first sitting president to attend a papal funeral. Such symbolism speaks volumes about the evolution in Catholic America's voting habits during the past quarter-century and about Pope John Paul II's role in that conversion. Catholic voters were historically one of the most reliable Democratic voting blocs. However, Pope John Paul II played a significant role in converting many conservative Catholics into reliable Republican voters. This sea change demonstrated that the contemporary Catholic vote is now the most important swing vote in American politics. Catholics are the bellwether voters: as go Catholics, so goes the nation....
  • 1/2 of practicing Jews voted Bush in '04 -(one more piece showing why Dems are losing voters)

    04/16/2005 10:11:48 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 47 replies · 828+ views
    RENEW AMERICA.US ^ | APRIL 14, 2005 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Quite a claim in that title, isn't it? Anyone who is interested in voting trends and tendencies in the United States electorate is well aware that Jewish Americans usually vote far more often for the Democratic candidate in our presidential elections than they do the Republican. However, a recent survey on Jewish voters in the 2004 election relayed the startling fact that half of American Jews who attend Temple regularly voted for George W. Bush. This is survey was not made by a Republican either, by the way. The man reporting this finding is Democratic candidate John Kerry's pollster, Mark...
  • Karl Rove---The Architect (Frontline last night Barf Alert)

    04/13/2005 4:05:26 PM PDT · by flixxx · 35 replies · 933+ views
    pbs.org ^ | 4 12 05 airdate | Frontline and Washington Post
    After surviving one of the roughest presidential elections in modern times, President George W. Bush singled out one member of his team in particular, calling Karl Rove the campaign's "architect." But Rove, a longtime Bush adviser and confidant, is much more than a political guru, he is also the single most powerful -- and ambitious -- policy adviser in the White House. In "Karl Rove -- The Architect," FRONTLINE® and The Washington Post join forces to trace the political history and modus operandi of the controversial figure who has been on the inside of every major political and policy decision...
  • Lost supporter syndrome

    03/09/2005 11:49:34 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 421+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2005 | Donald Lambro
    Alarm bells rang through the Democratic Party last week when political strategist Donna Brazile warned of an aggressive new drive by Republicans to lure more black voters. The Democrats' most-respected minority outreach tactician warned her party at the beginning of the 2004 election cycle not to "take African-American voters for granted." Polls showed an increase in younger black voters registering as independents, not as Democrats. Many were drawn to President Bush's campaign message of an "ownership society" and his faith-based initiatives to help the needy. Miss Brazile's warning was borne out: Mr. Bush increased his share of the black vote...
  • Zogby: Four months after re-election, Bush would still beat Kerry

    03/02/2005 6:26:57 AM PST · by Nascardude · 17 replies · 701+ views
    Zogby International ^ | March 2, 2005 | John Zogby
    Four Months Later, Bush Would Still Beat Kerry—Even Though Only Three-in-Ten Would Support Another Term; Bush Jobs Numbers Plunge—Especially on Iraq; GOP Viewed Stronger on Taxes, Integrity, Terror, Traditional Values; Democrats Stronger on Healthcare, Environment, Jobs, Foreign Policy, Tolerance, New Zogby Poll Reveals President George W. Bush would still top 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry in a repeat of the 2004 presidential race (46%-42%), while support for third parties would climb to 7%, a new Zogby International poll reveals. The same poll finds that, given the chance to elect Bush to a third term, just 29% of likely voters say...
  • NOW LEBANESE DEMAND FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY. THANK YOU, MR. BUSH

    03/01/2005 5:43:27 PM PST · by AliVeritas · 38 replies · 849+ views
    MichNews.com ^ | Feb 28, 2005 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    United States President George W. Bush must be heaven-blessed. His prayers are being answered, place by place, time by time. Since the November Bush victory vote, much has occurred, so much so that it can be mind boggling yet most pleasant. Now Lebanese grassroots real-life human beings are screaming to the skies for freedom — real liberties. They are extremely exhausted with dictatorships and lies and death. They sleep in the square awaiting the new day to clamor for liars to get out of government. They awake to dawn in order to stream their freedom banners in the breezes. Even...
  • Four Months Later, Bush Would Still Beat Kerry

    02/27/2005 7:41:44 PM PST · by Coastal · 56 replies · 1,580+ views
    Zogby ^ | February 27,2005 | John Zogby
    President George W. Bush would still top 2004 Democratic nominee John Kerry in a repeat of the 2004 presidential race (46%-42%), while support for third parties would climb to 7%, a new Zogby International poll reveals. The same poll finds that, given the chance to elect Bush to a third term, just 29% of likely voters say they would do so, while 58% would choose someone new. The telephone survey of 1010 likely voters was conducted from February 25 to 27, 2005, and has a margin of error of +/-3.2 percentage points. The same survey found the President's job approval...
  • Rove issues call for action to GOP conservatives

    02/19/2005 5:33:08 AM PST · by FlyLow · 11 replies · 558+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 2-19-05 | Nina J. Easton
    WASHINGTON -- White House political strategist Karl Rove, the architect behind President Bush's reelection, told a cheering crowd of conservatives yesterday that the Republican Party had seized the mantle of idealism and reform from the Democrats, and should now move aggressively to implement its agenda. Providing a glimpse into the GOP's line of attack for the 2006 midterm elections, Rove described Democrats as obstructionist and wedded to the past. "And that's not a good place to be in American politics," he told the Conservative Political Action Committee's annual convention. About 4,000 activists from the political right gathered in a sprawling...
  • Rove Credits Swiftvets With 'Energizing' Bush Vote (Thank You Karl Rove!)

    02/17/2005 4:58:53 PM PST · by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub · 83 replies · 3,335+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004 Rove Credits Swiftvets With 'Energizing' Bush Vote Bush-Cheney re-election architect Karl Rove gave credit on Sunday to the Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth for exposing John Kerry's anti-war past and energizing Republican voters to turn out at the polls. Asked what role anti-Kerry ads sponsored by the Swiftvets played in Bush's re-election victory, Rove told "Fox News Sunday": "They were made important by the fact that Senator Kerry, at his convention, really talked ... only about Vietnam." The top White House adviser explained: "I was amazed by the people that I met around the...
  • Rove to GOP: Don't Grow 'Tired or Timid'

    02/17/2005 11:30:42 AM PST · by Tarpaulin · 24 replies · 883+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON - Karl Rove, President Bush (news - web sites)'s top political strategist, on Thursday pronounced conservatism the "dominant political creed in America" and coached fellow conservatives on how to support his boss. "The next time one of your smarty-pants liberal friends says to you, `Well, he didn't have a mandate,' you tell him of this delicious fact: This president got a higher percentage of the vote than any Democratic candidate for president since 1964," Rove said. In 2004, Bush was re-elected with about 51 percent of the vote. In 1976, Jimmy Carter received just over 50 percent and in...
  • As photographed by my son on the roads of VA

    02/12/2005 1:41:19 PM PST · by pookie18 · 68 replies · 3,812+ views
    digital camera/e-mail | 2/10/05 | pookie18's son
  • Not So Permanent(tax cuts)

    02/11/2005 3:28:24 PM PST · by Conservative Firster · 24 replies · 675+ views
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ONLINE ^ | Friday, February 11, 2005 | WSJ/REVIEW & OUTLOOK
    If there's one issue other than Iraq that was clearly litigated in last year's election, it was tax cuts. President Bush wanted to make them permanent, John Kerry pledged to repeal them, and we know who won. So it's frustrating to have to report that Republican Senators have already abandoned any hope of getting the 60 votes necessary to make them permanent. No one is admitting this in public yet, but our sources tell us that's the political reality. The usual Republican suspects from New England are opposed, John McCain is sending out negative signals, and the truth is that...
  • Religious voters at center gave Bush edge, survey finds [“Religious left” voted for Kerry?]

    02/05/2005 6:02:00 AM PST · by johnny7 · 34 replies · 588+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | February 05, 2005 | David Briggs
    In the final Election Day reckoning, the race did not go to the loudest or most passionate religious voices. Instead, the judgments of moderate Catholics and Protestants were more influential than an impressive turnout by religious liberals and conservatives, according to the University of Akron's fourth national survey of religion and politics released this week.The post-election survey of 2,730 adult respondents showed an increasingly polarized religious electorate, with nearly 90 percent of conservative evangelical Protestants voting for President Bush and nearly four in five liberal mainline Protestants choosing Sen. John Kerry. But it was in the center, among moderate Protestants...