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California Democrats’ Desperation Play

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 7:01 pm - August 23, 2006.
Filed under: 2006 Elections,Bush-hatred,California politics

There are many reasons why, I believe, my man Ahnuld will cruise to reelection for a full term as Governor of the Golden State this fall, not the least of which is the caliber of his opponent. While Schwarzenegger’s poll numbers have remained constant in the mid-40s, those of Phil Angelides, his Democratic opponent have tumbled into the 30s even after he got the bounce from winning the Democratic nomination and launched a barrage of TV ads.

While the governor’s ads have largely been positive, focusing on his accomplishments since Gray Davis was recalled (and he elected) and reminding voters how Angelides’ high-tax policies would take us back to the days of that hapless predecessor.

Today, while working out at the gym, I saw California Democrats’ latest ad against the state’s Republican Governor. Using footage from a campaign appearance Schwazenegger made in 2004 on behalf of the president, the ad attempts to link him to a man not particularly popular in the Golden State.

I don’t think this ad will help much. Indeed, it shows that some Democrats are so obsessed with Bush-hatred that they assume that all those who don’t approve of the president’s performance in office hate him as much as they do. To be sure, the ad will remind those who really hate Bush that our governor backed him in ’04, but nearly all of those people are already planning to vote against the incumbent with that pesky little R after his name.

Most people who disapprove of the president’s performance in office aren’t as obsessed with him as his full-time adversaries (including many Democratic party officials and campaign consultants) would have us believe. They may disapprove of his performance, but they don’t base their every political decision on that disapproval.

Most undecided California voters (even those who don’t like the president) aren’t likely to base their gubernatorial vote upon which candidate supports or opposes the President of the United States. Instead, they want to see which candidate can best serve the Golden State.

And if the latest polls are any indication, fewer and fewer people have any confidence that Angelides is that man; he’s running well behind the percentage of registered Democrats in the state. Attacking Governor Schwarzenegger for supporting Bush isn’t going to reassure Californians that he can do a better job than that good man has done.

-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com

Ari Fleischer Smacks Down Worst President Ever

It is hard to believe we had to put up with Scott McClellan between two great Presidential Press Secretaries — Fleischer and Snow.  

Ari shows his stuff by calling Jimmy Carter for what he is:  Terrorist Enabler and Sympathizer.  Ari wrote a letter to the former Collapser-in-Chief….

I just read the transcript of your interview with the German magazine, Der Spiegel, in which you accuse Israel of launching an “unjustified attack on Lebanon.”

Even after the interviewer reminded you that Israel was the first to get attacked, you charged Israel with lacking “any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon.”

As someone who served in the White House as a spokesman for a President, I am reluctant to criticize another President, but in this instance my conscience compels me to do so.

Mr. President, your words are music to Hezbollah’s ears and your message is a blow to long-term peace.

Just as you underestimated the threat of the Soviet Union in the 1970s, you underestimate the threat of radical Islam today.  Your condemnation of Israel, the victim, only encourages Hezbollah, the attacker, to bide its time and attack again.

I’m sorry to see you articulate about Hezbollah and its aggression the same weak world-view that encouraged Soviet aggression.  As Ronald Reagan showed us, peace through strength is the only formulation understood by those bent on destruction.

I understand your longing for peace and your fond hope that Hezbollah can be reasoned with.  However, when you call Israel’s defense “an attack”, when you call what is justified “unjustified”, and when you call morality immoral, I conclude that the pro-defense, strong foreign policy lessons of the 70s and 80s remain unacceptable to you.  Also, when you criticize Israel for targeting so-called “civilian” areas in Beirut and other areas where Hezbollah hides its operations, the result would be – if Israel listened to you – the creation of safe havens from which more violence and rocket attacks would be planned and launched.

Sadly, Hezbollah today is planning its next war.  For the sake of peace, Israel deserves your praise, not your condemnation.

You go, Ari!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Pelosi/Dean “Culture of Corruption” Continues

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 7:01 am - August 23, 2006.
Filed under: 2006 Elections,Liberals,Post 9-11 America

You just can’t make this stuff up….

Cold Cash Congressman to Lead Katrina Tours – ABC News

The Louisiana Democratic Congressman caught on FBI surveillance tapes taking $90,000 in cash has been selected by the Democratic Congressional caucus to lead a delegation from Capitol Hill on a tour of New Orleans next week to “join in prayer with the people of the region, to reflect and remember.” 

Jefferson has denied any wrongdoing in a case that sparked controversy when the FBI searched his Capitol Hill offices.  The cash was discovered in a freezer in Jefferson’s home.

When I saw the headline,  I just assumed the Democratic Congressman would be charging $10,000 a head for his “Katrina Tours.”

But wait, there’s more!  The “CoC” continues for the Democrats in Tennessee!

State Sen. Jerry Cooper was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Chattanooga on three felony counts stemming from his role in a land deal that has already led to two people’s convictions.

Cooper, D-Morrison, is accused of bank fraud, mail fraud and conspiracy to commit bank and mail fraud. He could face as much as 65 years in prison and more than $2 million in fines if convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Come to think of it, I haven’t heard Speaker-to-be-in-her-mind Pelosi (*downing a shot of whiskey*) use the phrase “culture of corruption” for quite…some…time.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)