John Kerry issued his second fundraising email dismissing Republican success in California in as many days today:
Over at their posh headquarters on First Street — just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol — they’re sitting around scratching their heads. They just had to spend over $5 million in national GOP money to hold on to the California House seat vacated by Randy “Duke” Cunningham.
They eked out a “victory” by pouring in close to $100 for every vote cast in favor of their candidate — in a district so Republican, they shouldn’t have had to lift a finger.
Looking ahead to 435 House races, 33 Senate races, and hundreds of state and local contests, the strategists at Republican Party headquarters know that their $100 a vote formula just doesn’t work.
They can’t buy their way out of this one.
There aren’t enough heavy-hitting Bush Pioneers left on the planet to help 2006 GOP candidates overcome their Iraq mistakes, their Katrina incompetence, and their miserable record of failure on everything from homeland security to health care to the environment.
On the day that American forces enjoy an enormous victory in Iraq, John Kerry can only think of politics and gloat over mistakes.
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.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
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?
H/T to National Review Online