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5/15/08 10:32 AM
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The Wall Street Journal: The Republican Panic
May 15, 2008 -

If there is such a thing as a useful election defeat, then Tuesday's Republican loss in a special House election in Mississippi would qualify. Maybe this thumping in a heretofore safe GOP seat will finally scare the Members straight, or at least less crooked.

Democrats won with 54% of the vote in a district that a Republican won with 66% in 2006 and that President Bush carried in 2004 by 25 points. It was the GOP's third special election loss this year, and it has Democrats predicting that November will be another rout of 2006 proportions. Oklahoma's Tom Cole, who runs the National Republican Congressional Committee, captured the GOP reaction when he declared that "There is no district that is safe for Republican candidates."

This is the lesson Republicans should have learned in 2006, but the Members preferred to blame their failure on President Bush and Iraq. House Republicans pooh-poohed their own earmarking scandals, spending excesses and overall wallowing in the Beltway status quo. Rather than rethink their habits, they re-elected the same party leaders and even kept Jerry Lewis as their chief Appropriator. Congressman John Shadegg of Arizona is right when he says that "Since the 2006 elections, Republicans have done absolutely nothing to redefine themselves. We can't even get behind an earmark moratorium bill."


more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121080704069593315.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
5/15/08 11:31 AM
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I guess no one wants to talk about it, but the party may be falling apart.
5/15/08 11:54 AM
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Republicans fear public has lost confidence

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5/16/08 11:44 PM
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Republican = FEAR FEAR FEAR. Hole up in your house with booze and guns. Grab your bible and preech the word of the lord. Fuck everyone else in the world unless we can profit from them.

Democrat = Republicans are the root of all evil. Republicans suck. They are bad for the country.

Partisan politics = the fight at the school yard everyone runs to watch and take sides on instead of doing what they should be doing (using their own fucking minds)
5/26/08 7:42 PM
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 OPERATION CAOS



5/28/08 4:03 PM
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Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that President Bush relied on an aggressive "political propaganda campaign" instead of the truth to sell the Iraq war, and that the decision to invade pushed Bush's presidency "terribly off course.'

BURN!!!!!!!
5/28/08 5:15 PM
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