23 November 2004

W's Insurgency

Excellent piece in the WSJ by Fred "da-Man" Barnes . It is along the same lines as an earlier post at this bspolitix.blog regarding the mounting and long overdue, in this authors opinion, showdown in DC with the permanent bureaucracy. Some excerpts follow, go read the whole thing; Barnes is, as usual, brilliant in his analysis. -SpinDaddy

" . . . Mr. Bush did make one bow to the establishment last week. He showed up in a tuxedo at the British embassy for a party honoring Ms. Rice. "One tux a term," a White House official said. "That's our idea of outreach to the Washington community . . . Mr. Bush prefers to infuriate the establishment. . . Mr. Bush's agenda is post-Reagan in its conservatism, which means it's more far-reaching and thus more threatening to the establishment. Mr. Bush would not only reform Social Security and allow individuals to invest a portion of their payroll taxes in financial markets, he would also revamp the entire federal tax code and fill the Supreme Court with judicial conservatives. And those are only his domestic plans. In foreign affairs, Mr. Bush would make aggressive efforts to spread democracy around the world the centerpiece. The foreign policy élite is aghast . . ."

21 November 2004

Klintons Legacy

I just saw Robert Reich on FOX News Sunday....he cleared up something that I had wondered about. That is; why Klinton was such an utter failure, and an embarassment as a President. Reich basically blamed Klintons poor perfomance on UBL, Saddam, Pyong Yang etc. In other words, as Reich said, if only Klinton had had a war then he would been able to would showcase his fine leadership abilities. It was all Bill Bennett could do to keep a straight face.

I just cannot let that go unanswered by a few questions of my own. So excuse me, but didn't UBL declare a fatwa on us during Klinton's administration??

Was it not on Klintons watch that the UN Oil for Food scandal was unfolding??

Was it not on Klintons watch that an overzealous, incompetent, rogue attorney general slaughtered American citizens, why was Janet Reno NEVER FIRED, and prosecuted for gross malfeasance??

Wasn't it on Klintons watch that Saddam Hussein continuously flaunted his [Klinton's] beloved UN, reagrding weapons inspectors??

Didn't Klinton sit by idly while USAF, USN, and the USMC pilots were fired on routinely in the no-fly zones in northern and southern Iraq for years on end??

Didn't the Global Crossing, WorldComMCI, and Enron scnadals occur on his watch?? They were caught and prosecuted by Bushes AG John Ashcroft, yet liberals blame Bush for these scandals.

Wasn't it Klinton who insisted on dragging us into Kosovo, but was unwilling to commit ground troops ??

Could Klinton not have demonstrated his leadership by making an example out the terrorist jerks who tried to sink the USS Cole??

What was Mogadishu if not an opportunity to showcase his fine leadership??


19 November 2004

Whining and Gnashing 3.0

David Limbaugh has this extraordinarily cogent assesment of the whining and gnashing that continues unabated in the wake of W's huge, HUGE win. Some tasty excerpts follow. -SpinDaddy

" . . . Since the election, liberals have ratcheted up their seething rhetoric, acting as though President Bush, by merely reshuffling his cabinet, has committed a new rash of felonies. They are portraying him as a Machiavellian dictator exerting total control over his docile advisors, from whom he has extracted every ounce of independence en route to an unprecedented Stalinization of American presidential power LOL!!. This is the same man they depicted but a few short weeks ago as a sock-puppet figurehead fronting for the de facto president, Dick Cheney, and the neocon cabal . . . In their unyielding malice and hatred have we finally discovered a perpetual motion machine? . . . The editorialists are morphing into Maureen Dowds, as if in a contest to see which one of them can describe the current scene with the least connection to reality. . ."

And speaking of extraordinary cogency, this from the WSJ makes the axiomatic observation that "Killing Terrorists Doesn't Make Them Stronger"; it does however, make them dead.

" . . . So coalition forces strike the city of Fallujah, and Iraqi insurgents respond by attacking in Mosul, Baquba, Kirkuk and Suweira. This, we now hear from jihadist sympathising lefties , proves that the more insurgents the U.S. kills, the stronger the insurgency grows . . . In real warfare . . . killing the enemy means there are fewer enemies to kill. And in one week in Fallujah, and at the cost of some 40 American soldiers' lives and several Iraqi ones, about 1,200 insurgents were killed and another 1,000 taken prisoner. Sounds to me like 2200 less knuckleheads to deal with, this is a good thing. The insurgents have been denied their principal sanctuary. Their torture chambers--a stark indication of what they intend for all of Iraq if they're allowed to prevail--lie exposed . . ."

17 November 2004

Bureuacratic Bloodletting in the Offing

Tony Blankley has an excellent read this morning at the WashTimes about the upcoming battle for the bureuacracy in DC.

Also this morning, I thoroughly agree with Hugh Hewitts questions about Chris Matthews. absolutely right on , further evidence that the left just does not get it.

Furthermore, they don't even know which way to wander to find their way out of the exile in the American political wilderness in which they find themselves. So far only scattered examples have surfaced that are even willing to admit that they are lost James Carville, Christopher Dodd, and neither one of them appears to be holding a compass.


16 November 2004


You know the old saying "to make omelettes, you have to break a few eggs".

It appears that President Bushes new D-CIA, Porter Goss is doing just that. This article at the Weekly Standard chronicles the long overdue house cleaning. It is waayy past time to check the incompetence of the bureuacracy that fouled up 11SEP01, WMD and not to mention they didn't see the collapse of the Soviet regime. USA Today is on this meme, as well as the Rocky Mountain News , and lastly the WashPost.

Expect the same thing at DepState when Dr. Rice takes over there. Update: the WashTimes is on this meme today 17Nov04

And finally, James Carville is a lonely voice on the left that gets it. The magnitude and scope of how bad their loss was in this election and indeed the last twenty years or more. Here at Patrick Ruffini's site he is seen on Meet the Press, showing some self effacing humor, a rarity. Enjoy.

12 November 2004

Whining and Gnashing 2.0

The whining and finger pointing continues on the lefty side of the Amercian body politic. And it is funny to watch. This from the National Review, confirms what I have said from the beginning of this BLOG. That is that; the Heinz-Kerry campaign model was poorly conceived, and the execution of their game was even worse than their plan, whatever that was. Thankfully the republic has been spared the histrionics of the poorly run campaign, during a transition to a Heinz-Kerry administration. -SpinDaddy

". . . It was a problem that plagued the campaign as soon as they stumbled, penniless, from the primaries into the general election. "When we got into the general, nobody knew how to go against Bush," says a senior campaign official. "[Senior adviser Bob] Shrum and [pollster Mark] Mellman built this strategy against Bush, 'Stronger at home, respected in the world.' What does that mean? We never even had strategy memos." By the fall, things were no better. "If there was a clear message in September about why you elect Kerry and defeat Bush, most of the people in the campaign were unaware of it," says one senior strategist hired late in the campaign . . ."

George Will has this piece echoing my analysis of Heinz-Kerry's campaign from the post "Hole in the Resume" some excerpts. . .

". . .Kerry ran a high-risk "biography candidacy" based on a four-month period 35 years ago. His contrasting silence about his 20 Senate years echoed . . .Never in this marathon did Kerry himself do anything to change the campaign's dynamics. He counted on events in Iraq, and on the power of his party's unconcealed belief that Bush is an imbecile.

Update 16NOV04 : The moaning and bleating continues on the left. Which for the country is a good thing. First up is The New Republic , next is another usual suspect David Broder , and you can't have a leftist whine-fest without Maureen Dowd, and Eleanor Clift -Spin

Update 17NOV04 : Here is some serious whining by Robert Scheer in The Nation -SpinDaddy

10 November 2004

Gloating; US Naval Officer Style

This was forwarded to me by a very good friend; and it is so good, it deserves to be read here as well. -SpinDaddy

From a retired US Navy Admiral by Dick Van Orden

I am not normally a cheerful loser or a gracious winner. Whether its tiddly-winks or war at sea, I want to win, win, win! These are the kind of guys we have in Fallujah right now, Thank God In fact, I hate to lose and when I win I sometimes want to rub the loser's nose in his defeat. After a sleepless night I feel just rotten enough that the past six months of lies and innuendos from the Kerry camp have it all come home to make me more vindictive than usual. As a result, I want to gloat.

Here's why: I am happy that the sound common sense of a majority of America's voters resulted in a solid victory for a true patriot-and in the humiliating defeat of a lying traitor. There was no doubt in my mind that Bush's truthfulness and forthrightness would prevail against the lies and half-truths of Kerry and his supporters, and I am pleased that a majority of good folks saw the light and pushed the Bush/Cheney button for justice and for increasing support for the nation's bright future.

I am pleased that the left-leaning media-newspapers, radio, TV and newsmagazines-got their bell rung, but good. Now we are assured that these self-appointed "opinion makers" cannot pull the wool over the eyes of most of us, no matter how hard they twist the facts. Sometimes when you twist things too hard; they break, as disingenuous-Dan-Rather found out. Their early reporting of the "leaked" fraudulent exit polls, and their sponsorship of other badly skewed voter polls were designed to mislead voters, in which they failed-miserably. And Dan Rather deserves a special place in hell.

I am delighted that the fat, disgusting a#*hole, Michael Moore did not achieve the success that he wished for, and that he was repulsed by so many intelligent Americans. May his soul burn in hell. I hope the Hollywood friends of Michael Moore-especially Barbara Streisand, Whopi Goldberg, P-Diddler, and their friends-are roasting in the hell of their own making. It seems to me that they all offered to depart the U.S. if Bush won the first time, which they did not do. The time is now doubly ripe for their exit.

I am blissful that all the treasure and invective of George Soros devoted to defeating George Bush went for naught. I only wish for a financial future of similar poor decisions by Soros; I want to see him as bankrupt in bank account as he is in patriotism. I find it particularly satisfying that the high ranking military suck-ups whose lack of integrity led them to desert their commander-in-chief and follow a lying cheat, even though they knew, or should have known, that his dismissal from the Navy was "less than honorable," as detailed in the military record that he refused to release. It is sad that such Navy types as Bill Crowe, Stan Turner, and even Jimmy Carter would be in that group. It is obvious that their motivation was the hope of a cushy job when their new-found knight in shining armor moved into the White House.

Even their strategy was flawed, for Kerry is, and always has been, anti-military; he only used his military service-and those military "advisors"-for personal political gain. He would never have offered that cushy job, once he had used them, just as he never voted for the needed armament that they and their shipmates and their Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force brothers-in-arms needed so badly.

I am thrilled that the whiners who have complained bitterly about the "stolen" 2000 Presidential election must leave that fallacy in the past and now try to find something else to whine about-maybe they can even develop a fantasy that the four million vote plurality was a miscount, and continue their whining as they slink away into their caves. Or perhaps stand in line to get into Kanada. It pleases me that Kofi Annan and the other United Nations sycophants failed miserably when they tried so hard to influence this election to ensure that a more pliable President Kerry would be elected. I hope they will now realize that either they clean up the bureaucratic, corrupt, do-nothing UN, or they will be short of funds when the Bush-led US decreases-or ends-its support.

I am overjoyed at the failure of Osama bin Laden's carefully timed video of invective against the US and its President in hopes of using Islamic scare tactics on the American people. Bin Laden's aim was to entice our voters to elect a new President who will not be as robust in his pursuit of terrorists and more willing to "negotiate" with Islamic Fundamentalists. He did not understand that Americans are not so panicky as the French, fearful as the Spanish, or unthinking as the English. (As for the Germans, they should know better; we have defeated them in battle often enough to convince them of the rightness of our ways.) I hope Osama dies in a blast from a bunker-buster before he gets a chance to make another video or another attack on our nation.

The blatant attempts of European nations and the EU to cause our President discomfort in his efforts to bring peace to the world make me glad that they are so disappointed with the election results. My joy is unbounded at the chagrin of the French and German and other anti-Bush, anti-American nations (including the people of the UK-but not their loyal and faithful government led by Prime Minister, Tony Blair). Now, let those U.S.-sheltered Europeans worry about the end of American financial and military assistance when they have problems. Let them beg for American military aid and other handouts that have helped to sustain their economies. Here, here sir; well stated and long overdue. And let them perish in their own sweat when we remove out troops from Germany, the Balkans, and other trouble spots where we have pulled their chestnuts out of the fire.

I relish the hope that Islamic fundamentalists will now understand the election result as a blow from which they cannot recover. It fills me with joy that their dreams of world domination will be shattered by Bush's and the American nation's resolve to see them defeated and sent to join their Allah-without the 72 virgins waiting for them.

It pleases me more than I can say that the Senate Minority Leader, Thomas Daschle lost his seat. As the leading obstructionist for the Democrat party, he was primarily responsible for withholding approval of many Bush appointments to Federal judgeships, high-level positions, and other necessary personnel. Good riddance. Jack-Ass

The demise of the junk-yard dog, loudmouth James Carville, also brings me great happiness. That happiness is further enhanced by the victory of the first Republican to win a Senate seat in Louisiana, Carville's home state. LOL, yes how seet it is!!

I am delighted with the success of John O'Neil and his Swift Boat Vets-and with those thousands of non-Swifties who joined with them-on their forthright revelation of the truth of Kerry's service in Vietnam. They took a truthful but difficult position and made an impact-good and honorable Navy men all. Bush gets gentlemanly credit for not using them and their data in his campaign to demean Kerry, but the word was out that they spoke the truth. I maintain that they were the MVPs of this election; their testimony turned the tide against Kerry, and he never recovered.

And, finally, I must express my unbounded gratification at the defeat of Senator Kerry, a worthless Senator, anti-military extremist, lying self-promoter, and former Naval officer who disgraced us all. His traitorous collusion with the enemy is second only to that of Jane Fonda. He should have been court-martialed for giving aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war. His dishonorable quest for medals and a quick return to the US, where he turned against his shipmates and lied about their actions resulted in a less than honorable separation from the Navy. Jimmy Carter's amnesty allowed him to file for, and get, an honorable discharge 18 years after he left the service. He should have received a court martial.

While my thoughts may seem to be mean-spirited, do not be confused-they really are mean-spirited, as I mean them to be. I have suffered the tortures of the damned over the past year as I heard and read the lies and nasty remarks from politicians, citizens, and media "experts" about our President. I have barely tolerated the feeble but divisive attempts of foreign and domestic peaceniks to build a case against our war on the Islamic fundamentalists, who use terrorism as a weapon against us in order to intimidate out citizens and drive some of our gutless politicians to seek "negotiations" to avoid "confrontations" with those who seek to kill our citizens.

Most of all, I have seethed with anger at those who shamefully derided out military, blissfully reporting on their failures and neglecting their successes. They triumphantly celebrated our difficulties by running daily body counts of our own heroic men killed in battle with the enemy, even publishing their pictures in papers and on TV as if to mock the President who sent them to defend our nation. I have only disgust for such tactics. And those are the very same people who now plead for "united actions" in the House and Senate, now that they are in a steadily declining minority.

I would advise our President to "watch your six" because these are really enemies and they are not to be trusted. Four more years! How sweet it is!

09 November 2004

The S N E E R

Has anybody seen Tad "the-sneer" Devine?? I have some follow up questions I would like to ask him. Should somebody file a missing persons report? Should we put his sneer on the side of some milk cartons? -SpinDaddy

Don't Throw the Baby out with. . .

Over at Hugh Hewitts blog ,he makes a very compelling argument for backing off the urge to purge Arlen Specter from the chairmanship of the Judiciary comittee. I believe Hugh is right, especially when he argues -

". . .It might feel good to have a little purge, but that would be destructive of the ends for which this majority has been assembled, and the center-right needs to keep its eyes on the ball, which is the Supreme Court, not the man in the chair.
Better the Chairman you know (and have to watch closely) than the Jeffords (one, two, three or four of them?) you don't. . ."

Sounds very familiar, much like the axiom "keep your friends close, and your enemies closer still" -SpinDaddy

06 November 2004

Whining and Gnashing of Teeth

The Bitterness and recriminations continue in particularly vivid prose here wherein (the ironically named) Jane Smiley of Slate magazine makes really, really nasty implications about us. Some excerpts . .

" . . . The error that progressives have consistently committed over the years is to underestimate the vitality of ignorance in America. Listen to what the red state citizens say about themselves, the songs they write, and the sermons they flock to. They know who they are—they are full of original sin and they have a taste for violence. The blue state citizens make the Rousseauvian mistake of thinking humans are essentially good, and so they never realize when they are about to be slugged from behind . . ."

LOL Poor Jane, she still doesn't get it. More as I find it and review it-SpinDaddy

Here is another good synopsis of the elections, and the lefts predictable reaction to it, from Mark Steyn
" . . . On the morning of Nov. 2, the condescending left were convinced that Bush was an idiot. By the evening of Nov. 2, they were convinced that the electorate was. Or as London's Daily Mirror put it in its front page: "How Can 59,054,087 People Be So DUMB?" Yes, Yes insulting a clear majority in an election, always an effective presusaion tactic.. LOL
Well, they're British lefties: They can do without Americans. Whether an American political party can do without Americans is more doubtful. Nonetheless, MSNBC.com's Eric Alterman was mirroring the Mirror's sentiments: "Slightly more than half of the citizens of this country simply do not care about what those of us in the 'reality-based community' say or believe about anything." Over at Slate, Jane Smiley's analysis was headlined, "The Unteachable Ignorance Of The Red States.'' If you don't want to bother plowing your way through Alterman and Smiley, a placard prominently displayed by a fetching young lad at the post-election anti-Bush rally in San Francisco cut to the chase: "F--- MIDDLE AMERICA."

Almost right, man. It would be more accurate to say that "MIDDLE AMERICA" has "F---ed" you, and it will continue to do so every two years as long as Democrats insist that anyone who disagrees with them is, ipso facto, a simpleton -- or "Neanderthal," as Teresa Heinz Kerry described those unimpressed by her husband's foreign policy. . . "

Update -9NOV04-
And this in from the NYT Where Carville and Shrum are eating crow. Shrum appears to still not get it ". . . News events were driving this, including the Osama bin Laden tape, at the end," said Robert Shrum, a senior adviser to Mr. Kerry. "The economy was not driving the news coverage . . ." -Bob; that's because the economy is a very solid Bush achievement in spite of inheriting a recession, the catastrophic attacks of 11SEP01, and an ongoing war.

Think about that Bob.

President Bush has led an economy that is as strong as Bubba Clintons was when he was re-elected in 1996. The astounding difference is that the only pressing concern Bubba had on his mind, was the next time he could enjoy a little quality time with his intern girlfriend Monica.

I doubt that they will heed this well intentioned advice from the sychphantic sympathizer David Broder but just for laughs here is an excerpt
". . .Sam Rayburn, the great mid-20th century Democratic speaker of the House, was noted for a line he used on the more obtuse members of his party who failed to learn the lesson of a political setback. "There's no education in the second kick of a mule," he would say . . ."

04 November 2004

Changing of the Guard

Peggy Noonan returns to the WSJ after stepping up to help W in his re-election bid. Thank you Peggy. She has this on the effects of the election and the HUGE win of W and how much there is to savor in victory, and a shout out to BLOGgers.

". . . Who was the biggest loser of the 2004 election? . . . I do think the biggest loser was the mainstream media, the famous MSM, the initials that became popular in this election cycle. Every time the big networks and big broadsheet national newspapers tried to pull off a bit of pro-liberal mischief--CBS and the fabricated Bush National Guard documents, the New York Times and bombgate, CBS's "60 Minutes" attempting to coordinate the breaking of bombgate on the Sunday before the election--the yeomen of the blogosphere and AM radio and the Internet took them down. It was to me a great historical development in the history of politics in America. It was Agincourt. It was the yeomen of King Harry taking down the French aristocracy with new technology and rough guts. God bless the pajama-clad yeomen of America. Some day, when America is hit again, and lines go down, and media are hard to get, these bloggers and site runners and independent Internetters of all sorts will find a way to file, and get their word out, and it will be part of the saving of our country.

Wow -SpinDaddy

"Shock and Bawl"

The reactions, and recriminations to the HUGE loss by the dems and their sychophants in the MSM and Hollywood continues and is really, really funny. In this piece from the WashTimes this morning, we find the dems absolutely not getting it except for a few isolated cases, Chris Dodd and of course Zell"give-em-hell"Miller who is excerpted below.

". . .Sen. Zell Miller, the retiring Georgia Democrat who worked to elect Mr. Bush, said the Tuesday elections are more evidence that Democrats must change their message. "Fiscal responsibility is unbelievable in the face of massive new spending promises. A foreign policy based on the strength of 'allies' like France is unacceptable," he said. "A strong national defense policy is just not believable coming from a candidate who built a career as an anti-war veteran, an anti-military candidate and an anti-action senator." "When will national Democrats sober up and admit that that dog won't hunt?" he asked. "Secular socialism, heavy taxes, big spending, weak defense, limitless lawsuits and heavy regulation -- that pack of beagles hasn't caught a rabbit in the South or Midwest in years. . . Mrs. Pelosi, joined by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Robert T. Matsui of California, said they will try to work with Mr. Bush, but the president must move toward Democratic positions on Social Security and taxes, and must present a new plan for Iraq.LOL!! Says who?? YOU!? You lost!! It works the other way dingbat; you lost, you have to move toward the Presidents position.

SpinDaddy also finds this funny, read in WashTimes about the lefty elitists in Hollywood and NY crying into their bottled water.

"... And "Fahrenheit 9/11" propagandist Michael Moore's Web site actually went silent. That's the same Mr. Moore who only a couple of weeks ago had paused in his anti-Bush road trip to opine: "I have a feeling that slackers are going to rise up in this election. LOL, the youth vote strikes again!! their rate of participation exactly the same as in 2000, the one political axiom that didn't fall this election ==The youth never vote. How much money did Soros, Mtv et al throw down that black hole?? The slacker motto is: Sleep till noon, drink beer, vote Kerry. . . Celebrity testimonials may help [sell] erectile-dysfunction products," Marty Kaplan, communications professor at the University of South Carolina, told Agence France-Presse, "but in politics, they're mainly eye candy for the media." Exactly right, the lazy, easily impressed dorks who work in the MSM are all to easily persuaded that these people are opinion makers. They confuse notoriety with intellectual gravitas, ie: remember the fawning and swooning over Ben Affleck at the democratic convention in Boston; or funnier still, Rob Lowes little problem at the convention in Atlanta.
Mr. Dowling agreed. "It didn't work," he said of the Democrats' star-studded support. Asked whether Mr. Affleck, who wasn't available for comment, would suffer any repercussions, Mr. Dowling laughed and alluded to the actor's latest box-office flop "Surviving Christmas."
"Ben Affleck," the Hollywood journalist said, "has more career problems at the moment than his political beliefs. . ."

The ever brilliant and inspirational Hugh Hewitt has a very good piece echoing a thought I had in an earlier post that the sixties are over. I think that is almost right.

I believe the sixties are over for America at large, but not for the left. They still don't get it, and the proof of this is coming in the ascendancy of Hillary Clinton. It will only be after she drags the democratic party further into the abyss that maybe just maybe they can be turned.

". . . Bush and red state America were talking about a nearly completely different set of issues and priorities, divorced from the dramas of the '60s that still consume much of the left. Scratch one of Kerry's angry supporters and you'll find one of the old guard still organizing. What is MoveOn.org and the Michael Moore crowd but SDS grown up and using video cameras instead of bullhorns--gone gray and with bad knees, but still amusing the middle class with the rhetoric of rage against the backdrop of vast comfort? Brilliantly stated. -SpinDaddy

03 November 2004


I was watching Hardball, Katrina-Vanden-Huevel-Whatever is angry, and she is wearing all black. She is in m o u r n i n g!! Ron Reagan Jr is too!....Clearly Ronnie should have applied the leather to his backside a little more often, the boy ain't right. Blah blah blah about the free health care again with these people. I will buy their plane tickets to Canada, they can go ex-pat like all the other libs are threatening to do. See Ya'....take Alec Baldwin, Barbara Streisand, etc. with you when you go -SpinDaddy

Smoldering Aftermath

W Wins and wins Huge. W's strategic approach of electoral college chess vs Heinz-Kerry's tactical game of checkers prevails. True to form the dems are conducting themselves in a fashion that explains why they will become known as the party of GORE LOSERS . The dems not only lost the presidential race and lost that big; but they lost big across the board.

The real story here is not only that the President won, but how BIG he won. Eleven out of eleven gay marriage proposals went down in flames, W and the GOP picks up Senate and House seats A G A I N. Recall that in 2002 midterm elections, the MSM punditry had the dems taking back the US House and holding the ill-gotten Senate. Didn't happen. The spin then was that the party holding the white house always, ALWAYS loses seats in the Congress in midterms. W handed the dems their comeuppance.

W is a far better politician than probably will ever be recognized, he is continually "misunderestimated". Michael Moore and the usual suspects, simply do not get it. The democratic party in this country is so far removed from the mainstream cultural values in this country that they unable to recognize mainstream American values.

In the US House GOP picks up at least four seats at this point maybe more. These losses for the dems will most likely cause the GOP to gain strength in the US House and Senate in the '06 midterms as many dems will begin seriously considering retirement rather than continuing in an increasingly GOP majority.

In Senate the GOP has picked up at least five seats in the south and knocked off the sitting democratic leader. These are huge, HUGE wins.

Perhaps most important aspect of the Senate pickups, and Bushes clear majority in the popular vote tally is the impact on the certain Supreme Court appointments. Bush can and will nominate and get through the Senate, conservative appointees. Rehnquists cancer diagnosis certainly seems to have motivated the evangelical christian base.

The thought of Heinz-Kerry appointing Hillary Clinton as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to take her out of the Presidential game was just too much to take. Whomever (Rove?) floated that rumor was brilliant.

Winners list: W, GOP, BLOGS, America, oddly enough -Hillary Clinton (who now most certainly will face Jeb and Condy in '08)

Losers list: Heinz-Kerry, Soros, Moore, Bin Laden, a*#holes in Fallujah, Exit Polls, Tad Devine and his sneer, Dan Rather.

President Bush is a much, much better politician than he will ever get credit for. He is continually "misunderestimated". That's fine, it works in his favor so to Dan Rather, Michael Moore and the MSM, UBL keep it up. Saddam Hussein, Anne Richards, and AlGore all misunderestimated him, look at how they did!

The dems are so far removed from the cultural values of mainstream America as to not even recognize it should they see it.

Note to the dems; the sixties are over, the sooner you recognize that, the better it will be for all of us. A healthy, vigorous two party system is vital to this nation. The democrats political model, comprised as it is of warmed over quasi-socialist notions from the 30's-60's is clearly broken.
They have a lot of rebuilding to do at this point, and it will probably take them years to become competitive again. Hopefully the grown-ups (if there are any left) will take the reigns and begin this process. Update: 9NOV04 None other than Don Fowler is echoing the SpinDaddy...Perhaps he has been sneaking a read!? From todays NYT ". . . I think we have come to an ending point in a long transition that began in 1968," said Donald L. Fowler, a former national chairman of the party. "During that time, the old Roosevelt Democratic majority coalition has creaked and cracked away under various kinds of racial, religious, social and international forces, and this election was the end point in that transition. I think we live in a country that is majority Republican now . . ."

Unfortunately for them, this process probably cannot begin in earnest until they purge themselves of the last of the New Left radicals from the 60's and they won't be able to do that until they get put down yet again in the '08 by the Guiliani-Watts ticket. -SpinDaddy

02 November 2004

Looks Good

2330 hours EST ...Florida is trending Bush, and so is Ohio. No states have flipped yet, this is important because if the states lay up the way they did exactly in 2000, W will win with 284 due to reapportioning of electoral votes after the constitutionally required census of 2000. Note that Florida has 27 votes this time around vs 25 in 2000.

Republicans are looking good to pickup 5 or better Senate seats, so that when W is re-elected, he can successfully nominate conservatives to the Supreme Court. For a self-confessed-political-junkie, this is high theatre. More updates soon -SpinDaddy

2345 hours EST ...Ohio voting down gay marriage this will have positive residual effects for W Colorado's proposed amendment 36 looks like it's going down which is a good thing for Colorado, as well as the rest of the smaller states -Spin

0006 hours 03NOV04 EST ...Ohio is looking better and better county by county, W's strategery of playing EC chess vs Heinz-Kerrys checkers game of tactics is looking like it is about to pay off. By playing offense in blue states, W was continually kidney punching Heinz-Kerry and causing him to divert resources. -Spin

0016 hours EST ...If you want a good belly laugh check out this fool. Zogbys next prediction... "You want fries with that?" LOL -Spin

0032 hours EST ...insufficient data in Wisconsin , but watching -Spin

0040 hours EST ...Fox News has called Ohio for W, stick a fork in Heinz-Kerry he's done....YEAH BABY!!!! -Spin

WARNING WARNING WARNING: If you are an Islamo-Fascist terrorist living the in the Fallujah, Iraq area; look out W is winning re-election in USA. That means you are about to get your ass kicked, and there is nothing that Michael Moore, Jacques Chirac, or Noam Chomsky can do to stop it. -SpinDaddy

0115 hours EST ...Michael Barone just dashed any chances Heinz-Kerry supporters were holding onto.....also for some good laughs watch Dan Rather, he seriously looks as if his head is going to explode...LOL -SpinDaddy

0150 hours EST ...Kenneth Blackwell (OH SecState) is explaining basic concepts of math to Dan Rather and it is too funny....He is explaining that Ohio is NOT going to be another Florida 2000 In other words Ken and his staff up there actually know how to count votes.

0203 hours EST ...Matt Drudge is calling it for W -SpinDaddy

0236 hours EST ...Here is some more funny stuff to laugh at, Johnny Hairboy just warbled something about counting all the votes....blah,blah,blah , bllaaahh, blah man -Earth to the Heinz-Kerry campaign...you're losing OH by over 125K, and IA by over 11K, you're losing NM by 30K hairspray breath. If you punks think you are going to roll over Blackwell the way you did K. Harris in 2000 you have not been paying attention. That's okay; keep it up, you are cementing your image as GORE LOSERS with the American electorate -SpinDaddy

0239 hours EST ...Spin is tired and has to work tomm...will check-in in the AM -Spin

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Excellent read from Ann Coulter, you can read the whole article here . Below is an excerpt, along with a fascinating slip-of-the-tongue from Elizabeth Edwards. Perhaps Johnny Hairboy didn't tell her that this was suppossed to be kept quiet. I have been concerned about this type of scenario unfolding for months now. I hope W's people are ready for it. -SpinDaddy

". . .White liberals have been indulging their fantasies of violence against conservatives lately – physically attacking conservatives, ransacking Bush-Cheney headquarters (though not any NRA headquarters, I note). The white wife of vice presidential candidate John Edwards recently warned of riots unless Kerry is elected.

In the midst of this rash of violence by white liberals, this week Al Gore admonished a group of blacks not to engage in violence over the election. Perhaps Gore should have saved that speech for a convocation of Moveon.org members. . ."

Here We Go Philly ! !

Well we have listened to the clanking as we have made the long climb up the first hill of the election 2004 roller coaster, and now we are dropping over the first of what are sure to be many hills.
Drudge and Fox News are reporting that the shenanigans are already afoot in Philly (need I point out a dem stronghold) , with loaded voting machines. I will be BLOGging the results tonight after I help the local organization.

Good read here by the man, Fred Barnes

Updates here and here is an interesting analysis, that I saw over at the VodkaPundit

Why you should vote for me today

Why you should vote for me today

From USA Today -SpinDaddy

By President George W. Bush

I am running for president with a clear and positive plan to build a safer world and a more hopeful America. My record demonstrates the consistent and principled leadership our nation needs in these challenging times. I ran for president four years ago with an ambitious agenda for America's future, and I have kept my commitments. With bipartisan support, we passed the No Child Left Behind Act — the most sweeping education reform in generations. Now states are setting higher standards for schools, parents have more options for their children's education, and student achievement is rising.

I also promised to lower taxes, and the tax relief we passed has delivered financial relief to more than 111 million Americans. A family of four with a $40,000 income has seen taxes reduced by more than $1,900. Families and small businesses are using that money to move our economy forward. In the past 13 months, we have created more than 1.9 million new jobs.
We added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare. Millions of seniors are saving thanks to Medicare drug discount cards. And in 2006, every senior in Medicare will be eligible for a voluntary prescription drug benefit that could save them as much as 75% off the cost of prescription medication.

Our nation has also faced challenges we did not expect. We endured the worst terrorist assault in our history, and the vicious attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, affected every American. As I stood in the ruins of the World Trade Center's twin towers, I vowed that I would do whatever it takes to defend America.

To keep our communities safe, I strengthened our homeland defenses and created the Department of Homeland Security. First-responders have received billions more dollars for training and equipment. The Patriot Act is helping intelligence and law enforcement agencies work together to track down terror cells and prevent terrorist attacks.
'America is safer today'

We are staying on the offense against the enemy. Our armed forces acted swiftly and courageously, deposing the Taliban in Afghanistan. We liberated millions of oppressed men, women and children. In October, the Afghan people — including more than 3 million women — voted in free and democratic elections for the first time in their history. And to date, three-quarters of al-Qaeda's known leaders have been captured or killed.

In Saddam Hussein, we saw a unique threat. We pursued diplomatic solutions through the United Nations, but when repeated attempts at diplomacy failed, we acted to end the threat Saddam posed. Some 30 nations, including Great Britain, Australia, Poland and Italy, joined us. We were right to take action, and America is safer today with Saddam Hussein in prison.
As we pursue terrorists across the globe, we are also promoting freedom, hope and democracy in the broader Middle East. By supporting reform and democracy, we gain allies in the war on terror and help defeat the despair and hopelessness that feed terror.

This will make America safer.

We have made tremendous progress in only four years, but there is still more we can do in the years to come. My opponent and I have fundamentally different views about how to lead America.

'My opponent would raise taxes'

I believe the government should help people improve their lives, not try to run their lives. I support efforts to keep taxes low, so families and small businesses keep more of their own money to spend and save as they see fit. My opponent would raise taxes on millions of American families and small-business owners.

I support litigation reform to lower the cost of health care and protect small businesses. My opponent has fought efforts to reduce frivolous litigation.

My health care plan would promote accessible health care that leaves decisions in the hands of patients and doctors — not the federal government. My opponent would enact the largest expansion of government-run health care in history. It would cost taxpayers at least $1.2 trillion and move 8 million people from private insurance to government-run care.

My opponent has no plan to strengthen Social Security. As long as I am president, older Americans can count on Social Security, and I want to give our children and grandchildren the option of saving in a personal account and building a nest egg the government can never take away.

Our biggest difference is found in our approach to the war on terror. I will always make America's security my top priority. Sen. Kerry would be satisfied if terrorism were just a "nuisance." And he would insist on passing a "global test" that would give foreign leaders more influence over America's security. That's not the right leadership for these dangerous times.
The problem with Sen. Kerry's record on national security goes deeper than election-year flip-flopping. On the largest national security issues of our time — from the Cold War to the Gulf War to the war on terror — the senator has been consistently and dangerously wrong.

Americans face an important decision today — a decision that will determine the security and prosperity of the American people. For nearly four years, I have acted to promote opportunity and protect the safety of my fellow citizens. I ask for your vote to build on the good work we have begun.