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  • Wadhams: Democrats Didn't win, Republicans Lost

    06/27/2007 1:36:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 811+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2007
    Republicans themselves brought on the whipping they suffered in the 2006 elections, Colorado state GOP chairman Dick Wadahms said in appearances in Montana. "I don't think Democrats really won the 2006 elections," said Wadhams, who spoke to the Montana Republican Party convention ... "They were just standing there. We didn't deserve to win in 2006." Wadhams is a former campaign director and staff member for Conrad Burns, who represented Montana... Republicans lost in 2006 because they forfeited their claim to fiscal responsibility, "mishandled the ethical lapses" ... Wadhams, 51, has won more campaigns than he's lost, but he lost a...
  • Barnes making it official: Former mayor will run for Congress in the 6th District

    05/13/2007 6:52:33 AM PDT · by Non-Sequitur · 2 replies · 419+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 05/13/07 | Steve Kraske
    Former Kansas City mayor Kay Barnes will run for the U.S. House next year against Rep. Sam Graves. “I believe that my philosophy is the one that is the most effective one and most represents American values,” Barnes told The Kansas City Star in disclosing her plans. Her decision was widely anticipated and comes after a long buildup that included trips to Washington, where she met with House leaders, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and St. Louis, where she attended a Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner. The Democrat’s entry sets up one of the premier congressional races in the country next year...
  • Hamas Confirms Meeting with American Democrats [Confirmation Of WND Article...Senior Demoncrats]

    12/12/2006 8:21:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 49 replies · 2,141+ views
    Yonni The Blogger/ ^ | Dec. 12, 2006 | Yoni Tidi
    ( Hamas officials have confirmed a WorldNetDaily report that terrorist organization leaders recently met with senior Democratic party members after the recent sweep of both houses of Congress in last month's American elections. The independent Arab news agency Ma'an quoted Ahmed Yousef, an aide to prime minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Ismail Haniyeh as saying the meeting was held. However, a Democratic National Committee spokeswoman said she has no knowledge that the meeting took place. Details were withheld in order not to damage the image of the Democratic party, he added. Yousef said that Hamas leaders also spoke to...
  • After election, Foley story fizzles

    12/16/2006 12:26:40 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 1,055+ views ^ | 12/16/06 | By Debra J. Saunders
    If ever a news story bolstered Rush Limbaugh's low opinion of the "drive-by media," it is the tawdry saga of former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla. When the story about Foley's e-mails to former House pages first broke, cable news was All Foley/All the Time. The chattering classes -- this columnist included were outraged at the GOP leadership's inexcusable failure to protect vulnerable House pages from Foley. Many pundits didn't need proof, so happy were they to embrace Nancy Pelosi's charge that there had been a "cover-up of Mark Foley's outrageous behavior." When the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct...
  • The Race To The Middle For 2008

    12/03/2006 7:47:19 AM PST · by A. Pole · 83 replies · 1,114+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | November 29, 2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The best postmortem on the 2006 election came from that perennial politician, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA). He said, "People want to know who's on their side. Whether it's health care or wages or retirement issues, they want to have someone on their side." The biggest electoral bloc of the "they" who are seeking friends is the middle class, which includes people variously labeled blue-collar workers, skilled workers, or Reagan Democrats. They are the swing voters, often called the moveables. President Ronald Reagan's victories absolutely depended on their support. But Presidents Bush I and II kicked them away from the Republican...
  • Endangered species alert: 45% of RINOs vanish in a single year

    11/30/2006 4:11:28 PM PST · by dangus · 104 replies · 2,749+ views
    The 2006 election was tragic for conservatives who did lose several key races. But the losses were downright devestating for RINOs (Republicans In Name Only.) The following is a list of the RINOs, who scored under 60% as graded by the American Conservative Union, and how they fared in the last election: SENATE: Linc Chafee, RI: defeated. Olympia Snowe, ME: no contest. Sue Collins, ME: re-elected. Mike DeWine, OH: defeated. HOUSE Christopher Shays, CT: re-elected. Mike Castle, DE: re-elected. Sherwood Boehlert, NY: defeated. Jim Leach, IA: retired. Mark Kirk, IL: re-elected. Nancy Johnson, CT: defeated. Wayne Gilchrest, MD: re-elected. Scott...
  • Strategy to divide Americans must be overcome (MEGA-PROJECTILE BARF ALERT)

    11/30/2006 7:44:45 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 34 replies · 1,407+ views
    Star Newspapers - Chicago ^ | November 30, 2006 | Paula Morris, guest columnist
    Well, I was expecting some kind of backlash from the conservative arena. But, I am dumbstruck to see what that backlash looks like in The Star. Conservatives are so afraid of change that they need to push their agenda down our throats even more strongly now that the Democrats have taken control of the House and the Senate. Another column by a conservative? Fran Eaton is wrong. This country is not divided 50-50. Right-wingers have been lied to. There is more likely a 70-30 split, with 30 percent (plus or minus a few percentage points) being conservative. Most of this...
  • Judge issues setback to Jennings (D) in lawsuit ~ Florida 2006 election results contested...

    11/21/2006 11:12:52 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 1,073+ views
    Herald - Tribune ^ | November 21. 2006 1:24PM | LLOYD DUNKELBERGER H-T CAPITAL BUREAU
    A Tallahassee circuit judge today denied Democrat Christine Jennings’ request to expedite her lawsuit challenging the outcome of her District 13 Congressional race against Republican Vern Buchanan. The decision by Judge William Gary means the next critical event in the disputed election will occur Tuesday when the state Division of Elections begins its testing of touch-screen machines used in the election. Jennings has alleged the machines malfunctioned during the election, resulting in more than 18,000 undervotes in Sarasota County, and she has asked for a new election. In his order, Gary said Jennings and Buchanan can have their computer experts...
  • Swing District Analysis

    11/13/2006 6:18:22 PM PST · by WOSG · 39 replies · 1,263+ views
    NFRA Newsletter ^ | November 12, 2006 | Grover Norquist
    There are now 58 House Democrats elected in districts that voted for Bush in 2004. There are now only nine House Republicans elected in districts that voted for Kerry in 2004. Note the larger Bush Margins than Kerry margins. Those 58 Dem’s are in more difficult districts than the nine R’s. If in 2008 the R's only won those districts that performed 58% or more for Bush in 2004 they would pick up 18seats.If in 2008, the R's only win those districts that performed 55% or more for Bush in 2004, they would pick up 32 seats.Remember, when Bush won...
  • Webb spins his Ulster-Scots heritage into the US elections

    11/13/2006 10:13:53 AM PST · by Wallace T. · 53 replies · 1,345+ views
    Belfast (Northern Ireland) Telegraph ^ | November 9, 2006 | Sean O'Driscoll
    There have been many US presidents with Ulster-Scots roots, but for Virginia Democrat, Jim Webb, being Ulster-Scots or Irish Scots has become a rallying point for his supporters and a focus of his astonishingly popular campaign for a Senate seat. As last week's New Yorker magazine put it, Webb has presented Ulster-Scots heritage as "the DNA of red-state America". And it seemed to be working as last night he claimed victory in his tightly-fought Senate race with Republican George Allen, even though a recount now looks to be on the cards.Throughout the heavily Ulster-Scots mountain towns of Virginia, Mr Webb...
  • Russia: U.S. Election Expected To Chill Relations Further

    11/10/2006 3:14:23 PM PST · by sergey1973 · 22 replies · 889+ views
    RFERL ^ | November 9, 2006 | RFERL
    PRAGUE, November 9, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Russian media today are predicting a chill in U.S.-Russia ties following the results of the November 7 U.S. elections, which appeared to hand both chambers of Congress to the opposition Democrats and have led to the surprise resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Many Russian newspapers predict the changes to the U.S. Congress will mean increased criticism of Russia's human rights standards, and a deterioration in cooperation on foreign-policy issues like Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. RFE/RL correspondent Claire Bigg spoke to Aleksandr Golts, a political and defense expert for the Moscow-based "Yezhednevny...
  • Life Imitates Simpsons: 2006 Elections

    11/10/2006 8:42:01 AM PST · by S. T. Karnick · 19 replies · 1,235+ views
    Karnick on Culture ^ | 11/10/06 | S. T. Karnick
    If you want to understand the huge tail-whuppin' the Republican Party took this week, there's a great Simpsons episode of a few years back that explained it all in advance. You may remember the episode, "Sideshow Bob Roberts." In this classic installment, "Diamond" Joe Quimby, the blatantly corrupt, sleazy, porkbarreling, free-spending, incompetent, unprincipled, oversexed, self-indulgent jackass mayor of Springfield, is running for reelection for the umpteenth time, in this instance challenged by Sideshow Bob, the murderous TV clown. During their televised debate, Quimby, suffering from the flu, flounders badly, and, brushing his hair back off of his sweaty forehead, even...
  • Historic Victory for Diebold! [Ann Coulter]

    11/08/2006 3:58:41 PM PST · by pissant · 206 replies · 5,547+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/8/06 | Ann Coulter
    History was made this week! For the first time in four election cycles, Democrats are not attacking the Diebold Corp. the day after the election, accusing it of rigging its voting machines. I guess Diebold has finally been vindicated. So the left won the House and also Nicaragua. They've had a good week. At least they don't have their finger on the atom bomb yet. Democrats support surrender in Iraq, higher taxes and the impeachment of President Bush. They just won an election by pretending to be against all three. Jon Tester, Bob Casey Jr., Heath Shuler, possibly Jim Webb...

    11/07/2006 9:20:01 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 37 replies · 2,861+ views
    official VA reports ^ | November 7, 2006 | ChicagoHebrew
    Official VA reports from Isle of Wright County: Allen 6,984 Webb 5,050 92% of precincts CNN Numbers: Allen 6,984 Webb 9050 92% of precincts One of these numbers is wrong. And its a typo
  • Photo of Charlie Rangel at podium of Workers World Party / Troops Out Now rally!

    11/07/2006 2:30:02 PM PST · by exposing_the_left · 24 replies · 1,477+ views
    Workers World Party ^ | 11/07/06 | exposing the left
    First, an excerpt from a fellow Freepers post, then my comments and COMPLETE EXPOSURE of demon-rat congressman Charlie Rangel. "Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., offered his predictions to Sam Donaldson and Mark Halperin on ABC News Now's 'Politics Live.' Rangel is currently the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee. If Democrats pick up six seats in next week's crucial midterm elections and gain the majority, Rangel would become chairman of the committee. Donaldson suggested that Democrats seem to be all over the lot on how to handle the war in Iraq. Rangel countered: "The Democrats believe we should...
  • A Compilation of Accusations of Voting Irregularities from Around the Nation

    11/07/2006 2:17:38 PM PST · by dangus · 12 replies · 1,245+ views
    Compilation by Dangus ^ | 11/7/06 | Various
    The following are news stories involving potential voting irregularities around the nation. Headlines are changed only to provide more or clearer information. When multiple stories about the same incident appear, I try to post the later ones, supposing the information may be more up-to-date. I make no judgments about the credibility of the accusations, as I consider wolf cries to be newsworthy and I also make no claim to expertise in evaluating credibility of events in distant states. Judge issues injunctions against Democrats for vote-buying; accusations would be of felonies. -- Pennsylvania voter (union thug) smashes vote machine --...
  • Steele Set for Victory? (US Senate Majority Looking Good!)

    11/07/2006 10:44:25 AM PST · by meg88 · 160 replies · 10,008+ views
    Red ^ | 11/7/06 | erick
    If early indications in Maryland and GOP rumblings can be believed, it looks like the GOP will hold on to the U.S. Senate thanks to the election of Michael Steele to the United States Senate. Several top Republicans in DC are quietly saying they expect Michael Steele to win and Georgia House District 12 to flip to the GOP.
  • Is A Gay Who Opposes Same Sex Marriage A Hypocrite? (True Definition Of Hypocrisy Alert)

    11/06/2006 10:05:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 772+ views ^ | 11/07/2006 | Dennis Prager
    Why did a gay prostitute tell the media about the homosexual behavior of a leading Christian opponent of same-sex marriage on the weekend before an election, an election in which eight states vote on whether to maintain the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman? Because he knew, first of all, that the media love to publicize the sexual lives of public figures. How else to explain the extensive reporting by the mainstream news media of the private sexual acts of a prominent sportscaster a decade ago -- a basketball announcer, not a politician, not a religious...
  • HELP GET OUT THE GOP VOTE NO MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE! Use Free Cell Long Distance to Call GOP Voters!

    11/06/2006 3:11:57 PM PST · by MikeA · 21 replies · 574+ views
    This is our last chance to get out the vote and to keep Pelosi and Reid from being Speaker and Majority leader! We have the power to stop them! If we get hundreds of Freepers on this, we can hold the House and the Senate and stuff it in the face of the Clown Car Media and their year's worth of predicting disaster for the GOP! Please go to: or just click the link above and sign up to call 30 Republican voters, even if you can't do all 30. It's easy and most of all with many polls...
  • Use Your Free Cell Phone Long Distance to Call Republican Voters to GOTV! Here's How...

    11/06/2006 12:29:15 PM PST · by MikeA · 7 replies · 434+ views ^ | 11/06/06
    Here is an e-mail I received over the weekend from Ken Mehlman head of the RNC. Please sign up to call 30 Republican voters, even if you can't do all 30. It's easy and most of all with many polls now showing momentum shifting towards the GOP, this will help build on that momentum and make a difference! See my comments below for more on how do to this. Dear Michael , It all comes down to this - one final weekend, millions of voter contacts, and you. With four days to go, a handful of House and Senate races...