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Election summary – non-guns edition

Some thoughts I’ve seen around (not all of them I agree with but it’s interesting to see what people think):


The Republicans lost and the Democrats won for the same reason — they distanced themselves from their base.

When the Democrats were in charge.

A commenter here opined that We pulled a Spain…... I don’t think that’s the case at all but I’d say quite a few conservatives do.

The Quote of the Day comes from Chuck:

If the Republicans buy into the bipartisanship bull, then they had better get used to being backbenchers

Ok, two quotes of the day:

In 2004, President Bush and the Republicans lived by Iraq. This year they died by Iraq.

Libertarians score more than the margin of victory in Montana.

6 Responses to “Election summary – non-guns edition”

  1. Xrlq Says:

    Also add: Bush has appointed his last good judge.

  2. tgirsch Says:

    On what planet did the Republicans distance themselves from their base? From where I sit, there was no shortage of gay-bashing and other such pandering to evangelical Christians, for example.

  3. SayUncle Says:

    Err, off the top of my head:

    Small government
    Honor and integrity
    A lot of stuff from contract with America

    Yet, through it all, they did pander to the religious right.

  4. tgirsch Says:

    Well, there’s what they do, and what they campaign on. I thought you were talking about the latter, rather than the former. Apologies. (Recall that their 2002 and especially 2004 campaigns relied heavily on the American public not paying attention to what they actually did.)

  5. Standard Mischief Says:

    Libertarians score more than the margin of victory in Montana.

    Come on now, 3% is a margin of error, not a margin of victory.

    Candidates with a big (L) behind their names win as often as the ones with a big (C). Just check out the Peoples Republic of Tacoma Park in Maryland if you’re wondering what the (C) stands for.

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