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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:09 AM
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UAE - Sex scandal, Iraq leave Republicans vulnerable in US polls
http://www.khaleejtimes.ae/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=&s...

WASHINGTON - A sex scandal and embarrassing revelations about the Iraq war one month before US legislative elections have left President George W. Bushs Republicans more vulnerable than ever to losing control of Congress to opposition Democrats.

Accusations that Republicans had sought to cover up a House of Representatives lawmakers sexual overtures to underage boys, and a spate of damaging reports alleging government duplicity and failure in Iraq have given the Democrats their first chance since 1994 to capture Congress.

No pollster is ready to promise a Democrat victory, as races in too many districts and states are too close to call.

But a Newsweek poll out Saturday shows that the recent news has devastated the Republicans even on issues such as morality and national security that voters had once overwhelmingly trusted the party on.

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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:11 AM
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1. very heartening
yay!
k/r
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:27 AM
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2. Destruction of the fiscal integrity of this Republic and its Constitution,
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 05:33 AM by indepat
freedom and liberty itself, the rule of law, international law, treaties, friendships and alliances, and the environment; the seeming total non-response to numerous international warnings that an attack by al-Qauda using airplanes were imminent; pre-emptive war based on lies to implement the PNAC agenda rather to respond to an actual threat; systemic torture; the pitiful FEMA response to Hurricane Katrina: each and every of these monstrous blunders/failures must have been a.o.k. with the faithful true-believers and other RW ideologues, but now this sex thing and some revelations confirming mostly the obvious....
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 05:43 AM
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3. The more the press puts out that "too close to call" stuff
the easier it is to fix an election. I don't buy it. I don't know of anyone in this village who supports what congress has done lately.
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