Skip to comments.Election Losers, Whiners, and Winners
Posted on 11/08/2002 5:00:04 PM PST by TCSparkman
Election Losers, Whiners, and Winners
By Roger Burdick www.Chronwatch.com Friday, November 08, 2002
The biggest losers in the latest election are the citizens of California. In his one term, Gray Davis took a two-billion-dollar surplus and turned it into a 50-billion-dollar deficit. That will grow to over a 100-billion-dollar deficit by the end of his next term. Why would anyone in his or her right (or left) mind vote for this guy? I repeat: ''The citizens of California are the biggest losers in this years election.''
Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont is certainly a loser. It's going to be fun to watch Jeffords twist in the wind now that the Republicans are back in control of the Senate. Jeffords jumped parties for a prized chairmanship on the Environment and Public Works Committee, a pork barrel project committee. Now what's he going to do? Hell probably get zero offers from the GOP, and hes now worthless as a vote for the Democrats. Ill be sadly disappointed if the GOP makes any offers for him to rejoin the GOP.
Since Jeffords has no party affiliation, how is he going to raise money for his next election? Maybe he didnt plan on running again anyway. Hes still a loser, just not as big a one as any given California citizen.
Terry McAuliffe a loser? You betcha! On top of that, hes a First Class Whiner. Remember the predictions of ''Jeb Bush is gone,'' and the wins of Jean Carnahan and Walter Mondale? Now, hes scrambling to find an answer to why he was so wrong. Terry, let me clue you in. Say ''Bill Clinton.'' Almost every candidate lost big that your buddy, Bill, stumped for. Get a clue!
How about the whiners of the press corps who predicted status quo in the Senate? Ive heard every excuse for the Republican victory except the one that really counts--the real answer. The one the press corps cant say because theyll choke: The Republicans won because the Democrats under Clintons leadership have gone too far left and are way too corrupt for the average voter's taste. Why do you think George Bush has such a high popularity percentage? Because, hes the opposite of what the Democratic Party has become. Every time I see another talking-head liberal whine on TV, I feel like reaching for the baby bottle and plugging it into the TV. There are fewer crying babies in the average maternity ward than there have been on the nightly newscasts lately.
The winners are the people of America who will get a little less partisanship and stalls. Maybe well get some judges nominated. Maybe well get some decent homeland security measures passed. Maybe well get some decent laws for a change. Just remember, the Democrats can still filibuster in the Senate, and a two-thirds vote of the Senate (which the Republicans don't have) is necessary to stop a filibuster.
Other winners are the candidates on all sides who campaigned hard for the vote.
The final tally is:
House seats--The Republicans picked up five and have 228, there is one Independent, and the Democrats have 203. There are three seats yet to be determined.
Senate seats--The Republicans have 51, the Democrats 46, and there is one Independent and two yet to be determined. There is a Louisiana runoff election in December, and the South Dakota election is too close to call and facing a recount.
I hope California's Republican leaders are doing some soul-searching. We deserved better than Davis.
If CA Republicans hadn't stayed home from the polls, "Gay" Davis would not have been re-elected. I'll tell you, CA GOP voters are INFURIATING! They deserve just what they are going to get - four more long years of that corrupt, inept, lying piece of crap governor.
"...a two-thirds vote of the Senate (which the Republicans don't have) is necessary to stop a filibuster."
Well, no. 60 to invoke cloture, 67 to override a veto. But a great article!
Vote fraud. We are also victims of the two large urban areas, LA and SF, which are leaning so far to the left that the noon sun looks like daybreak to them. The surprise is that prop. 52, which would have allowed election fraud to take place openly, rather than being somewhat hidden as it is now, was defeated.
This is the exact opposite to the national case, for which we all ought to be saying: the RATS will get none of the CREDIT when the country gets back on track (and we know it will).
Looks like the start of a new era is just delayed a few years for the People's Republic of Kalifornia.
The dems don't get it yet. Let them filibuster W.'s agenda or his judges, or Homeland Security and watch what happens in '04.
Serg - In the town I currently live in (since 1987), it used to be controlled 100% by the RATs. About 35 years ago, a few candidates got together (5 member town council, 3 up for re-election). The Pubbies campaign slogan was simply: "Had enough?" To make a long story short, all three won seats, and controlled the council. Things got better and two years later the other two RATs were booted out, making it a clean sweep. Well, there's never been another RAT elected since then. In fact, shortly thereafter, the county boys got their act together, and the entire county went Pubbie and has remained that way ever since.
Think it can't happen in Kalifornia? I live in the People's Republik of JERSEY!!!
Get the Pubbies in Ca to adopt the same approach and the same Slogan - "Had Enough?" Then quote the issues. Had enough of the energy crisis? Had enough corruption? Had enough water shortages? Had enough abc?(i don't know all the hot buttons out there, but you get the picture)
Yep...all the CA people I know do a lot of complaining...and never vote!
I grew up (first stage) in California from 1959-1970 (0-11 years) and I have nothing but fond memories.
Poor Frankie agreed to (illegally) accept a spot on the NJ ballot assuming he would be a big dog in the MAJORITY party in the Senate.
Ahhh, but the best-laid plans often go awry, eh Frankie?
Not to worry, you have company with those of us in New Jersey.
How has the federal budget fared under George W. Bush?
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