4.18.2006

Intense and widespread opposition to President Bush is likely to
be
a sharp spur driving voters to the polls in this fall's midterm elections, according to strategists in both parties, a phenomenon that could give Democrats a turnout advantage over Republicans for the first time in recent years.

A Post-ABC News
'poll' found that 59 percent of registered voters approve of their own representative, a lower number than in past months. But only 35 percent approve of the way Congress is doing its job. Forty percent said they plan to vote for a Republican in this year's House elections, and 55 percent said they will vote for a Democrat.

Kudos to 'jc's designs'

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8 comments:

cube said...

I'm still voting Republican... what does that say?

Karen said...

It says: can't see the forest for the trees, blinded by the light, etc., etc., etc...

puppytoes said...

cube: it says "i want to drink the kool-aid"

love the banner, karen--can't wait to see what does happen in the next election, 'cuz if we learned anything from 2004 it's that what people say and how people vote are often 2 completely different things. (either that, or the exit polls were right, but something "funny" happened to all the votes allegedly cast for john kerry) sigh

Hale McKay said...

People, especially in other countries are always asking how we ever elected him in the first place let alone to a 2nd term.
...Through a lot of covert digging, I found the only explanation possible. I have posted it Monday 4/17 as "The Faking of a President."

The Phoenix said...

I don't vote straight down either party lines. I really do investigate each individual candidate.

I'm still waiting to see whom the Demorcats put out there as the frontrunner to run for President.

Eli Blake said...
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Eli Blake said...

Cube:

It's a free country. But you can hasten the outcome on a small scale by:

1. quit your job and ask them to send it to China,

2. Get rid of your health insurance and make a few doctor's appointments which you don't keep, to represent the effect of higher bills that will come from continuing double digit increases in health insurance. Never buy generics, but only name brand pharmaceuticals to simulate the same thing.

3. Pump an extra gallon or two of gas out on the ground so you can feel the effects on fuel prices of a few more years of oil guys running the economy.

4. If you have utilities, only put your trash out every other week (if you get too much, haul it to the dump yourself), and put a few extra dollars into your water and electric bills (to simulate the effects of a few more years of Republicans running the corporation commission).

4. Keep your kids home from school about one day every other week to simulate the loss in quality that comes from continuing to pay teachers bottom salaries. If they are going to college, to represent a continuation of the 30% tuition jump in average university tuition over the past four years in states with Republican legislatures which cut their budgets, be sure that you write out a check for extra 30% of your kids college bill, and send it to a business or a billionaire who got a big chunk of change from the Bush tax cuts.

6. Join the army and request a tour of duty in Iraq. I'm sure they can accomodate you. But only carry the body armor that they issue you, and be sure to thank Rumsfeld for 'fixing' the problem.

7. Buy a ruined house in New Orleans (at full 2004 market value). After all, the President did say we would 'rebuild the great city of New Orleans.' Any day, now. Still waiting (as are the people in Florida who are still waiting for checks from Hurricane Ivan two years ago.)

8. Record all your phone conversations, email and other communications, put it on a convenient CD and send copies to the FBI, the CIA and the Department of Homeland Security.

9. Join a strict religious cult and follow their lifestyle to the letter, whether you believe in it or not.

OK, now that you've enjoyed the fruits of a few more years of Republicanism, are you ready to vote for the Democrats yet?

Karen said...

puppytoes, mike (hale), phoenix, and eli... thanks for the great advice/comments... hope it does some good.