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  1. scout

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    #15 Jersey

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12643666/

    45% of self-described conservatives disaprove of the president. They said it is going to take some significant events to turn this around. For instance, runnaway gov't spending, illegal immigration, lack of action on social issues like an amendment on gay marriage, Iraq, economy and gas prices. They have 6 months to head in the other direction. Yea, that will happen. More likely, in six months time we will see more indictments, new information pertaining to White House injustices, and more stories about fraud coming from Abramoff. A number of conservative writers have already accepted a Democratic House for the midterm election. Any neo-cons here think this will not happen?
     
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    Why wouldn't 'conservatives' poll as disapproving Bush?

    * Fired a total of one (1) person after 9/11
    * Big spender - No Child Left Behind boondoggle & Drugs for Coots program
    * Tax cuts passed but failed to be permanent
    * No viable enforcement of the borders & amnesty proposal for illegal aliens
    * Weak response to Iraq nuclear plans
    * Justice Dept still supports Affirmative Action racist policies
    * Inept leadership of programs thru a R majority congress

    It's a surprise that conservatives are pissed?
     
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    This may be true, but doe it affect '08??

    Some of this may be true. Immigration and the War stand out as points of contention. But Bush is a lame duck. It surprises me that the Democrats aren't thinking ahead on this. In 2008, they know they'll be running Hillary. The Republicans will be running whoever, and it (almost) doesn't even matter. Look at the map of red states and tell me which one's will be voting for Hillary? All the Republicans have to do is carry the same red states and they win. My point is, absolutely no republican that voted for Bush will ever vote for Hillary. However, if the Republicans make a good choice, I can see plenty of Democratic Hillary haters switching sides. The reds will remain red and a few of the blues will fade into red. How does she win?? The Democrats can continue to waste all their efforts on bashing Bush now, but he won't be there in '08. The Dem's will run on the notion of, "don't vote for more of the same". But the Rep running in '08 will distance himself from Bush on key issues and appear to be his own man.
     
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    #15 Jersey

    Good post. I really don't mind voting Republican in the next Presidential election. It just depends on who that person is, and what party holds congress. What is important in the midterm elections is that the Democrats take control of the House so that Bush can not do any more damage. I Have always favored a balance in powers and the last few years has reinforced that opinion. Although, my theory was reinforced by having a total moron in power the last few years.
     
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    and you call other posters on here brainwashed! That second statement is an outright farce!
     
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    I think you'd have to be a complete idiot (borderline mental retard) to vote for a Republican nowadays.
     
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    The ONLY state that matters is OHIO.

    I think it still comes down to the few hundred thousands votes in the Buckeye state who will determine the direction of this country.

    I think Hillary Clinton with a midwestern Democrat like Evan Bayh should make it competitive in OHIO.

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    Golly, guess I'm not as smart as I thought I was.
     
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    #37 Jersey

    I guess some of us could never be as smart as the ambassador,:rolleyes:

    Rib-it.
     
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    There's millions of us out here, you'll hear from us in November, the "New Democrats" make us do it :rocker:
     
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