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“If we lose Senate seats that we were told by Senate Democratic leadership were in good shape, then it gives Chairman Dean a much stronger hand to play with in the coming months,” says a DNC staffer. “We aren’t wishing for losses, but the reality is that people like Senator [Harry] Reid and Senator [Charles] Schumer have been riding us pretty badly over here, and they’ve been acting like they run the party. It’s been tough over here dealing with those people.”
The same could be said for House leaders and their relationship to Dean. Both House and Senate Dems pressured the DNC to essentially mortgage their fiscal future for the first quarter of ‘07 and to take out millions in loans to help pay for media and get out the vote efforts in targeted states. Dean was said by some party insiders to have balked at the move, instead demanding that Democrat candidates with safe seats or large war chests transfer funds to the campaign committees.
Now that investment isn’t looking so smart as Republicans in some Senate seats are seeing a surge in polling that already appeared to be underpolling GOP voters.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?