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Monday, November 06, 2006

The Democrats Are Worried: Things Do Not Look Good

Hugh Hewitt notes that the guys at the New Republicthat have cause for concern. See, they caught this poll from Pew and noted that the GOP's surge is giving Democrat candidates fits.

As Thomas and I have said--repeatedly--for weeks now, the GOP was suffering in the beginning of the election cycle. Voters were upset at the party and rightly so. Pundits like us, Hugh Hewitt, Dean Barnett, Mary Katherine Ham, etc., have continued pushing the election and watching the polls. And they, like we, have noticed that as we get closer to the election the GOP's base has come out swinging. Thomas and I both warned that if the GOP surged this past week that the Democrats were in trouble. The surge arrived, and closed the gap on a good majority of the races.

The GOTV drives of the Democrats cannot compare to the one that the GOP has been running for years. We are better at getting our base out. And this year, the GOP is encouraging people to make phone calls to people reminding them to vote tomorrow. It is a new feature of the GOTV effort, and one that Captain Ed pointed us to last week. With this sort of involvement, the momentum is impossible to stop.

The Democrats are seeing the new polls which paint a much different picture than the skewed ones that came out over the weekend. The new Pew poll is showing that many of the Congressional races the Democrats thought they had in the bag are now fully within the margin of error. And that is what scares them about tomorrow. The will go into tomorrow's voting with an idea that they might lose, which is something they have refused to accept throughout the entire election. But it is clear by the polls that the GOP surge could carry the day.

Real Clear Politics found this article penned by Orson Scott Card. Mr. Card is known by many as a great science fiction author, but lately he has been diving into current events and politics. This is the opening of his piece today:

There is only one issue in this election that will matter five or ten years from now, and that's the War on Terror.

And the success of the War on Terror now teeters on the fulcrum of this election.
If control of the House passes into Democratic hands, there are enough withdraw-on-a-timetable Democrats in positions of prominence that it will not only seem to be a victory for our enemies, it will be one.

Unfortunately, the opposite is not the case -- if the Republican Party remains in control of both houses of Congress there is no guarantee that the outcome of the present war will be favorable for us or anyone else.

But at least there will be a chance.

I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations.

But there are no values that matter to me that will not be gravely endangered if we lose this war. And since the Democratic Party seems hellbent on losing it -- and in the most damaging possible way -- I have no choice but to advocate that my party be kept from getting its hands on the reins of national power, until it proves itself once again to be capable of recognizing our core national interests instead of its own temporary partisan advantages.

To all intents and purposes, when the Democratic Party jettisoned Joseph Lieberman over the issue of his support of this war, they kicked me out as well. The party of Harry Truman and Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- the party I joined back in the 1970s -- is dead. Of suicide.

It is dead, indeed. The old Democrats--the ones who understood what it took to run a nation and protect it--are long gone. Old dogs like Joe Lieberman are few and far between in the new Democrat party that relishes "gotcha" politics, and partisan fights that resemble a child throwing a tantrum. In the end, Mr. Card represents a lot of the mom-and-pop Democrats that have seen their party fall into the hands of the sixties throwbacks that think they know what is best for the nation, but in reality have no clue. These were the people who marched for change back then, and now that they are in positions of power, they are trying to force that change on all of us.

And the biggest change that we have seen is their inability to deal with the fact that there are people out there in the world that want us dead. The self-lothing Democrat party of today is definitively in favor of allowing that to happen. How can I say that? Look at what the leadership of a Democrat controlled Congress would do to the administration and the nation. They are promising hearings. They are promising a withdrawal from Iraq. They are promising a repeal of the tax cuts that spurred this nation out of a recession, and into the prosperity we keep seeing daily. And as it has been noted by pundits, if only ONE House goes to the Democrats, there will be nothing but conflict in the government, which is hardly a way to conduct business during a war.

Get out tomorrow and vote. Vote Republican because as Mr. Card points out, he cannot trust his party with the responsibility of protecting this nation. Neither can anyone else.

In closing, many of our readers have e-mailed us asking us to repost our predictions for the election. That prediction is below, and the three of us have agreed on the prediction:

If the GOP loses seats, as the polls have predicted, they will lose eight to ten in the House and two to three in the Senate. If things do not go the way the polls have shown, in other words the GOP makes gains (which we hope will happen), they will pick up about four to six in the House, and two in the Senate. But either way this goes, the Democrats will not retake either House.



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