Election 2006,  Politics

Election 2006 Watch: The Coming Republican DEBACLE


President Bush walks with FEMA’s Mike Brown (R) and U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.) (L) after Florida was hit by Hurricane Charlie in this August 15, 2004 file photo. Lawmakers charged with enforcing ethics in the U.S. House of Representatives met on October 5, 2006 to begin an investigation of a sex scandal that has ensnared top Republicans and could harm their chances of keeping control of Congress in the November 7 elections. Foley resigned his office and checked into an alcohol rehab center last week after copies of his overly friendly messages to teen-age male congressional pages set off a scandal that could threaten his party’s majority in Congress.

William Rusher: The coming Republican debacle

Regular readers of these columns will not have been taken by surprise by the recent turn of events against the Republicans in the forthcoming Congressional elections. I have warned for several months that the GOP faces “a handsome drubbing.”

In part this is simply a reaffirmation of the old truism that the party in the White House traditionally suffers losses in Congress in the Congressional elections of its second term. In further part, however, it is a byproduct of the fact that this particular administration and its allies in Congress have succumbed to the familiar temptations of power.

Read it all……

Flap agrees.

The Mark Foley Sex Scandal was the nail in the coffin for the national Congressional GOP.

Speaker of the House Hastert should have RESIGNED to contain the damage. But, he, instead insulated himself with the rather weak “Buck Stops Here – But I didn’t know about it.”

But, the Foley Sex Scandal and Hastert’s intransigent is only the latest of GOP’s foibles and Rusher names a few in his piece, including the budgetary largess of “EARMARKS”.

American voters are tired of the GOP.

They will throw the RASCALS out in November.


William Rusher

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  • Flap

    Latest polls show 20-22 seat loss in the House.

    Not shallow – fed up.

    Conservatives are very unhappy with President Bush and may vote Democrat to show him up or they may sit out the election.