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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:48 AM
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Novak: GOP is Going Down
Novak: GOP is Going Down
by BooMan
Mon Oct 9th, 2006 at 11:22:59 AM EST

Novakula discusses Hastert's woes. He has cancelled a fundraiser for Mike Sodrel (IN-09), and has been disinvited to appearances with Jim Gerlach (PA-06), Ron Lewis (KY-02), Joy Padgett (OH-18), and Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (TX-22). Then he gets to the meat of the matter.

The spectacle of Hastert showing up at political events across the nation where he is not wanted is a by-product of his survival. Early last week after the Foley scandal broke, the buzz on Capitol Hill was that he would be gone within hours. By week's end, however, Republicans were acting more like Republicans. They had decided Hastert must stay, because it was both fair and politically prudent. House GOP leaders, who had started the week shooting at each other, now were on the same page.

"It's really moot," one of Hastert's most severe Republican critics (who would not be identified) told me. "We are sure to lose the House, and Denny never would want to be minority leader." With Hastert's last performance as speaker coming in a predictably do-nothing lame-duck session after the Nov. 7 election, the month of October will be challenging for him and his party as he decides what to do with plans to campaign for challenged House candidates... The decision to stick it out with Hastert postpones what House Republicans will do about leadership in the wake of probable defeat Nov. 7. Will they look for leaders unafraid of tax and spending reform and who will be more watchful of aberrant behavior by their colleagues?

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2006/10/9/112259/557
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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:53 AM
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1. "GOP is Going Down". Is Novak projecting his fantasies?
Wasn't this exactly what Foley was looking for -- somebody going down?
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:30 PM
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13. What an unfortunate title.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:55 AM
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2. Can they take Novak with them please?
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:56 AM
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3. We know they're going down, the question is, on whom?
:evilgrin:

Nice choice of words, Douche-bag of Liberty. :thumbsup:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 11:56 AM
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4. lowering expectations
George Will had a similar article last week - basically said if the Dems can't win now, they should pack it in and give up...

So, anything less than us waking up the morning after election day and not having 51 seats in the Senate and more than 220 seats in the House will be considered a moral victory for the Republics.

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Stevepol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 02:38 PM
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14. The Dems have been winning for 6 years. The machines have been counting.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 02:39 PM by Stevepol
That's the problem.

Get a fair vote count and the Dems will take over everything.

Keep things the way they are and the Dems might win one or two seats but that will be about the best they can hope for most likely.
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ProgressiveEconomist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:04 PM
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5. "House GOP leaders ... now were on the same page"? Poor choice of
words given the circumstances, IMO!
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:07 PM
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6. STFU NOACKULA! No one cares. Go home. Start a soft porn
publishing company and take Bill the Schill O'Liely with you.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:27 PM
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7. GOP are SICK Corrupt and are going down
It will be along time before they comeback
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:48 PM
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8. Who Could They Have Named To Replace Hastert w/o Skeletons of their own?
I have looked at the likely candidates to take Hastert's place, and frankly I cannot find one who is not a possible target of investigation or has their own personal skeletons they do not wish exposed.

If they replaced Hastert, they would be trading one set of problems for another, and the Hastert problem would not go away just because he is no longer Speaker.

Someone smarter than me, please point me to a competent senior Repub with a 'clean record' who would be a good choice to succeed Hastert.
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:55 PM
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9. it was novak and his ilk who put the gopig in power
going down might be ok for the gopigs, but only putting down will do for the pigmedia....
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:57 PM
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10. Look at this statement, DU:ers.
Read and Enjoy.

"We are sure to lose the House".

Savor this for a moment. They are sure they are going to lose the house? This tells me they don't even believe Vote Rigging will work for them this time. = meaning the margin is probably beyond mere fixing, which is all they could ever do with fraudulent vote counting.

R.I.P. G.O.P.
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corkhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:59 PM
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11. The crumbling coalition of the selfish
Bigots, Religious Kooks, and Greedy Bastards. Some of these assholes are all three which is a contradiction in itself. No wonder it is going down. It was never sea worthy to begin with.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:39 PM
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12. By week's end, however, Republicans were acting more like Republicans.
WTF? :wtf:
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