Tuesday, October 10, 2006

War, sex scandal sinking Republicans in polls

According to Reuters:

President George W. Bush and Republicans are sinking under the weight of the Iraq war and the Capitol Hill sex scandal, according to a flurry of polls, endangering their control of Congress in the November 7 elections. Democrats hold a growing advantage heading into the final four weeks of the campaign, with analysts moving more Republican-held seats into the high-risk category and improving the odds of Democrats seizing control of at least the House of Representatives. The polls, all taken after the sex scandal surfaced, show Democratic candidates with huge leads over Republicans amid broad public unhappiness about the Iraq war, Bush's leadership and the Republican-led Congress. "These polls seem to suggest the public has decided to just 'throw the bums out,"' said Karlyn Bowman, a public opinion analyst at the conservative American Enterprise Institute. "These are huge, huge, numbers and they are very bad for Republicans," she said. "There is not a shred of good news in these polls for Republicans."

The good news for the GOP (and the bad news for the country) is that the Democrats will still manage to fuck this up, and lose the elections.


Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

This sex scandal is out of control! Underage interns, emails and instant messages. Its all so tacky. I liked it when political sex fallouts involved interns who were over the age of consent, blue dresses and cigars.

What is this world coming to?

1:47 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

mishy - at least Foley used his real initials, so it could all be traced to him! I figure this is a what goes around,comes around, reap what you sow, instant karma kind of thing. The GOP made such a fuss over Clinton and a consenting adult, that this is cosmic retribution!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

They are all the same; Republicrats and the Democans.
Why don't people get this?!?

4:30 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

ryan - while they may all be whores, I prefer my whores to be pro-choice, pro-environment and anti-war . . . :-)

5:27 PM  
Blogger PixieGaf said...

Diane that is so true I heard a quote somewhere (I think it was by a Republican congressman) that it took Democrats 20 years to get corrupt with power while Republicans managed to do it in half that time. Even though politics is full of curruption I choose to affiliate myself with the less curruptible side.

6:11 PM  
Blogger v said...

The Bush Admin and the Republicans have made one bad decision after another. They've lied habitually and simply ignore their mistakes. Their policies have been proven to be harmful domestically and internationally. And anyone who reads a newspaper can see this. But it takes a sex scandal to for the average American to vote Democrat or not vote Republican. The scandal certainly seems like karma but the Republican backlash should've started ages ago.

And for those of you who (rightly) feel like both parties are corrupt and venal ... check out the Green Party and your local Green Party affiliate. I'm serious. Do it!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

v - I like the idea of the Green party, but I'm not ready to totally throw in the towel with the Dems yet. I did check out that site - did you know Malachy McCourt is running for governor of NYC on the Green ticket? He's an author and the brother of Frank McCourt the author of Angela's Ashes

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