Skip to comments.Uh-oh: Republican voters might just stay home in November
Posted on 05/07/2006 5:17:38 AM PDT by johnny7
There is growing evidence that Republicans will face a voter turnout problem in the November midterm elections.
The GOP faces not only enormous misgivings among voters about the war in Iraq -- which amounts to 70 or 80 percent of President Bush's problems -- but also a combination of Social Security, mounting budget deficits, Hurricane Katrina, Harriet Miers, port security, immigration, gasoline prices and various scandals. History tells us that when one party is either complacent or disillusioned -- and the other party is highly motivated, agitated or angry -- the results can be devastating to the former while providing boundless opportunities for the latter.
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I respectfully suggest (as you are probably yourself well aware) to the author that the opposing party must also have an affirmative policy program they advance to replace the complacent and perhaps corrupt one pursued by the party in power.
I can see Democrats being angry, but I don't see an affirmative policy. And I am not so asleep as to think that if I don't like Republicans I can sanely register a protest by simply not voting. Until the Democrats purge the insane ones in their midst I will not vote for a one of them, no matter how appealing personally or individually. I hope others take the same tack.
I just think of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House & that gets my adrenalin pumping to go out and vote in November!
This recurring theme is becoming boring.
I don't think conservatives who are disillusioned with the republican party (and I have been all along) realize how left wing, corrupt and incompetent the democrat party has become. Do NOT trust your family to the left wing, they get people killed.
We must make the GOP see that our elected officials are causing their demise by siding with the socialists.
Mccain/Specter/Kennedy, what an unholy alliance they have formed!!
I won't stay home but I will vote conservative. What that means for the GOP is up to them.
I'll vote too.
I just refuse to donate until they actually do something principled that's worthy of further support.
We're going to vote.
When all they have going for them is that they don't have the label Democrat next to their name that's pretty bad. Hard to get excited to vote under those circumstances...
There is no doubt it is being pumped up by the Left-leaning corrupt Old Media.
I have always voted and will again in this election. I will also vote for Repulicans at the national level and most state races. However, while I am committed to voting and understand the consequences of a Democratic takeover of the Huuse and Senate that in not the case with many of my neighbors who have been supportive of Republican candidates and the President. They just do not see a reason to vote for either party candidate. They say the Democrats will vote the way of their special interests and the Repubicans will vote the way of their special interest. They do not believe either party cares about their interests on immigration, budget deficits, growth of federal power, curbing the judiciary, etc etc. I really believe that some of them will just not vote this cycle and that will be devastating to control of the House. I believe it is time our respresentatives listen to us or risk losing support.
The only thing 'unholy' you got coming... is if you stay home in November. You'll get 'unholy' then... shoved right up to your kidneys.
The key here is not only NOT voting for democrats, it's going out and voting for republicans.
Has Bush p***ed me off now and then? You bet! But I'll die and rot in Hell before I act in any way that lets a "scum"-ocrat get in office!
"I won't stay home but I will vote conservative. What that means for the GOP is up to them."
With all due respect, please explain to me why splitting the Republican Party vote, thereby electing Democrats, is good for the country, and by extension, good for you.
Work to change the party from within, but don't throw out the baby with the bathwater. Unless you can point out what I'm missing, I'll hold my nose and vote Republican.
Pelosi as Speaker? Rangel chairing Ways and Means?
Much, much, scarier - and more dangerous - than electing soft Republicans.
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