Ann’s comments regarding Bush’s strategy on social issues:
“Of course, we could have done it a lot earlier on election night but for “Boy Genius” Karl Rove. It’s absurd that the election was as close as it was. The nation is at war, Bush is a magnificent wartime leader, and the night before the election we didn’t know if a liberal tax-and-spend, Vietnam War-protesting senator from Massachusetts would beat him. If Rove is “the architect”–as Bush called him in his acceptance speech–then he is the architect of high TV ratings, not a Republican victory. By keeping the race so tight, Rove ensured that a race that should have been a runaway Bush victory would not be over until the wee hours of the morning. As we now know, the most important issue to voters was not terrorism, but moral values. Marriage amendments won by lopsided majorities in all 11 states where they were on the ballot. Even in Oregon, the state targeted by gay marriage advocates as their best shot of defeating a marriage amendment, the amendment passed with 57%–a figure noticeable for being larger than the percentage of votes cast for Bush in Oregon. In the great state of Mississippi, the marriage amendment passed with 86% of the vote. Seventy to 80% of Americans oppose gay marriage and partial-birth abortion. Far from appealing exclusively to a narrow Republican base, opposition to gay marriage is strongest among the Democratic base: blacks, Hispanics, blue-collar workers and the elderly. There were marriage amendments on the ballot in Michigan and Ohio. Bush won Ohio narrowly and lost Michigan by only 2 points. How different might that have been if Bush hadn’t run from the issue. But Rove concluded Bush should stay mum on gay marriage and partial-birth abortion–contravening the politicians’ rule of thumb: Talk about your positions that are wildly popular with voters. “Boy Genius” Rove decided Bush shouldn’t even run radio ads on gay marriage, and, at the last minute, Bush started claiming he was in favor of civil unions, just like John Kerry.”
First time I’ve seen criticism of Rove. But it rings true. Bush lost PA only by under 3%. And Specter, one of the most liberal and pro-abortion Republicans in the Senate barely survived the primary with his help:
“Specter barely squeaked by in the Pennsylvania primary defeating Toomey by 17,200 votes. Given the closeness of the race, his re-election did not endear the President or Santorum to the countless pro-lifers who had worked so hard for Toomey. Many believed that had the president or Santorum remained silent, Toomey would have won. “ Read full article here
As reported on Drudge:
Americans flock to Canada’s immigration Web site
Pretty funny. With Canada now the up and coming bastion of homosexuals this would be a good choice. Canada is the embodiment of the European Catholic gone astray en masse. Well, there are I know faithful Canadians left but the government’s gone to pot.
This also goes along with my theory that with the influx of conservative immigrants, zero population growth for liberals, and large (or at least larger) families for conservatives, the liberals won’t be in the US for long.
The future of the US is immigration and it would be a tragedy if hard working Latinos end up as just another Democrat special interest.
All 11 state ballot measures banning homosexual marriage were resoundingly approved:
- Ark (75%)
- GA (77%)
- KY (75%)
- MT (66%)
- MI (59%)
- MS (86%)
- ND (73%)
- OH (62%>
- OK (76%)
- OR (57%)
- Utah (65%)
In addition, Florida approved
requiring parental notification for a minor’s abortion (a weak measure but at least it’s something).
Unfortunately, California’s moronic embryonic stem cell Prop 71 passed with 59%. “Catholic” Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger campaigned for it even though it will likely bankrupt the state.
Dan Rather is giving Karl Rove some credit for focusing on moral issues. For example, Dan said that Karl Rove had identified as key such issues as “abortion, or what some people call ‘choice'”. What a riot. I think the press may be finally getting it – Church goers can be a prime constituency. It’s just too bad too many Catholics are still stuck to the baby killing, marriage destroying, children corrupting Democrats. It’s almost enough (but not) to make one an evangelical Protestant