May 25, 2005

THEY GOT BUPKUS, HUH?

For 2006, Democrats try 'back to basics' (David Cook, 5/26/05, The Christian Science Monitor)

At the moment, the DSCC's goal of regaining control of the Senate looks like an uphill battle. In a moment of surprising candor, Senate minority leader Harry Reid stood on the Senate floor in late April and said, "I think it would take a miracle" for Democrats to pick up 5 senate seats in 2006. "I guess miracles never cease," he added. The current makeup of the Senate is 55 Republicans, 44 Democrats, and 1 Independent.

Schumer thinks the battle over judicial nominations will linger in voters' minds and help Democrats in the 2006 elections. "The whiff of extremism, the whiff of abuse of power, the whiff of being out of touch with what people want is in the air. I think this fight where the moderates had to rescue the Senate and the agenda from the Republican leadership and these extreme groups helps us."

But the basic thrust for Democrats in the run-up to 2006 will not be on judicial nominations, Schumer said. "We are not going to be off on some ideological escapade - rather meat and potatoes: healthcare, education, jobs."


Except that unemploymemt's low and job growth good, GDP rising, dollar rising, deficit falling, no inflation, home ownership up and the Fed will be lowering rates by next year. What's their sales pitch?

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 25, 2005 9:31 PM
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" whiff of extremism, the whiff of abuse of power, the whiff of being out of touch with what people want..."

Such as judges deciding that same-sex marriage is required by the Constition? That's certainly not extreme, or abusing power, or out of touch with what the people want, is it?

Posted by: ray at May 25, 2005 9:48 PM

"Except that unemploymemt's low and job growth good, GDP rising, dollar rising, deficit falling, no inflation, home ownership up and the Fed will be lowering rates by next year. What's their sales pitch?"

The dollar is falling btw, the deficit is going to be about 39billion shorter than last year, whoop de do! There is too inflation. The dollar is going down, gas is up, so that is causing prices to rise, though jobs pay the same, i'm pretty sure that = inflation. Home ownership has nothing to do with republicans, sorry. That's more greenspans work. Bush has no control over interest rates really.

I'm a republican, but please, if you have to push your party, don't do it with propaganda and mindless lies. Tell people about the moral upbringings of this country. Oh wait, bush hasn't done [miuch] for abortion. He just says he doesn't like it to get the pro-lifers to GOTV.

McCain 08

Posted by: brandon at May 26, 2005 2:58 AM

Brandon, it is clear that you're not on the pro-life Republican mailing list: Top long term priority was nominating strict constructionist Judges. Bush is doing that. Thus, I am 100% satisfied with his performance. Less so with the Senate, although Owen finally got confirmed. Read in other posts of this blog on how Bush can screw up everything, which is a feature, not a bug.

Re price of gas: I just saw it *drop* in my area by 25-30 cents, and still going down.

Last time I looked, Miracles come from God, the Left doesn't believe in Him, and the Churches on the Left assure us that God doesn't do miracles today.

Posted by: Ptah at May 26, 2005 6:30 AM

brandon:

Not in America.

Posted by: oj at May 26, 2005 7:08 AM

brandon:

Not in America.

Posted by: oj at May 26, 2005 7:08 AM

And as long as we're piling on, gas prices going up and rippling through the economy is not inflation.

Posted by: David Cohen at May 26, 2005 8:00 AM

The dollar has turned.

The deficit will be more than $100 billion less than expected (from 18 months ago). And the states have turned the corner on their revenue as well. Time to MoveOn.

The Dems will run on ChimpyMcBushHitlerSteinVader again; what else do they have? And with things looking good in FL, MN, MI, NE, ND, and WA, Harry Reid will have fewer friends in the well come Jan. 2007.

Posted by: jim hamlen at May 26, 2005 10:46 AM

More piling on - generally speaking, the exchange value of the dollar is a distracting irrelevancy anyway. Yes, it matters somewhat, but generally it doesn't warrant the press's preoccupation with it.

Regarding inflation, it's around 2% per year. This is nice and low, and in fact very close to the target inflation rate for most central banks in the world that release inflation targets.

Posted by: Tom at May 26, 2005 10:47 AM
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