Doom and Gloom
In the latest Novak report, it is stated that the mood in the House is that the GOP will loose around 30 seats. This is referenced by a GOP House Comittee Chairman.
Also, the White House has dropped the ball on providing nominations to the Federal Judiciary. They blamed Frist, saying that he had told the WH that it was too late to get any of them thru. Sen Frist denies this, blaming it on mis-communication.
Right......The single most galvanizing issue, that led to the 2004 victories has been left to rot, as the Senate will not be getting any nominations from the WH, thus forcing the Dems either to obstruct, energizing conservatives, or not obstruct, angering their base. Miers is blamed for weak nominees and failure to produce nominees, as many slots on the Federal Bench are still empty with no nominees provided to the Senate.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this looks bad. The reasons the GOP is going way down hill.....
Failure of the WH to fight for....
ANWAR, and other domestic oil drilling. The President instead mentioned alternative energy sources in his State of the Union Speach this year......in other words, no stomach to fight the left.
Immigration. While pushing the Senate Bill, the President failed to address concerns about the consequences...ie over 60 million foreigners given citizenship in the next 2 decades, why Minute Men and others movements reported to the Mexican Govt. after first denying it, why no enforcement of existing law for the first 5 years of the Bush Admin. His record much much worse than President Clintons.
Appeasement. Why, in Michigan, they are on a roll deporting Mexicans, but have not deported ONE illegal arab immigrant (ref debbie schlussel, http://www.debbieschlussel.com). Sharon Hughes, as spokes-person for the President, apologizing to CAIR for American Prejudice. Karl Rove speaking recently before "The Race". Airport security searching everyone BUT Muslims. Letting Israel do the dirty work, eliminating Hezbollah (the murderers of countles US civilians and the Marine Peace-Keepers in the '80s), and HAMAS (also responsible for countless US civilian murders), while thumping his chest about Iran and doing nothing concrete to stop them from entering Iraq and hit our Patriots there.
Failure of a GOP Congress to curtail spending, to pass pension reform, to pass tax reform, to pass social security reform, to pass reforms on the UN, to see thru reforms at the CIA, Impuning Goss when he was fired thus enraging the House GOP Leadership, leaking that Speaker Hassart was under investigation in the Abramov scandal when this was a blantant lie, failure to enforce the law (Espionage Acts NY Tiumes and the countless national security leaks by the administrations own agencies, Rubinkov (may not deal with Countries involved in boycot of Israel), Federal Statues against nations that employ prison labor (China, etc).
The WH, through inaction, and the lack of will to fight political battles, and by failing to provide their side in controversial legislation (ie ports deal) has managed to alienate Christian conservatives, Fiscal conservatives, Law and Order conservatives, National Security conservatives, most of the House of Representatives, many in the Senate, and Black conservatives (due to this "nice negroes" pathetic speach befor the NAACP, where he did not even thing to include mention of Steele-Candidate for the Senate in Maryland).
If the President did not want to fight for his positions, he should not have run. If he still will not fight, factually with hard bare knuckles debate, and enforce the law, he should resign for whatever reason will look good.
As far as our current batch of candidates go.....most are too weak in their campaign battles. Case in point is Murtha's opponent, Diana Irey (http://www.irey.com/). She goes after Murtha on her "Out of Touch" page on her website. This should be on page one. The page lists Murtha's weaknesses. Top of the list is that he voted for House pay raises a gazillion times. Who cares? Hits him for not supporting the troops because he wants to pull out of Iraq....Say what?...Look, here is a guy who has his pic taken with Code Pink, Accuses US soldiers of Rape and Murder based upon the word of Al Queda, never mind investigating the charges to see if they are true, tellls the world's press that the US is the number one threat to peace in the world.....and all Irey can say is that he is "unsupportive" due to his call for withdrawl?
Why no mention of ABSCAM? (Murtha escaped prosecution in a plea bargian in which he testified against fellow Politicos in the House).
Sister Ivey, if this is how the Campaign is to be run you will loose big time.
Positives are that she nails him for raiding the social security fund, and claims that she is tough on border enforcement...all well and good, but why not highlight the dems lack of toughness, in particular her opponent?
As stated before, conservatives will probably gain seats, but as a whole, the GOP is going to get creamed (at least as of the moment) because, like President Bush, THEY-WILL-NOT-FIGHT.
Hello Speaker Pelosi.