Saturday, November 11, 2006
And The Giants Didn't Win Superbowl XXV
[A]ccording to the media, this week's election results are a mandate for pulling out of Iraq (except in Connecticut where pro-war Joe Lieberman walloped anti-war "Ned the Red" Lamont).
In fact, if the Democrats' pathetic gains in a sixth-year election are a statement about the war in Iraq, Americans must love the war! As Roll Call put it back when Clinton was president: "Simply put, the party controlling the White House nearly always loses House seats in midterm elections" — especially in the sixth year.
But in the middle of what the media tell us is a massively unpopular war, the Democrats picked up about 30 House seats and five to six Senate seats in a sixth-year election, with lots of seats still too close to call. Only for half-brights with absolutely no concept of yesterday is this a "tsunami" — as MSNBC calls it — rather than the death throes of a dying party.
Listen, you stupid, squid-molesting skank, this is an enormously larger shift than we've seen in recent history. What's more, the Dems won the House by at least 7 percent and the Senate by a whopping 13.4 percent. Oh, and did I mention they control an entire branch of the Federal government now, not to mention the majority of state governments?
The wingers have been telling us that the only poll that matters was the one on 11/7/2006. It was their way of dismissing survey data that indicates the vast majority of Americans understand that the war was a mistake, is headed in the wrong direction, and that our troops should be brought home. This election was a repudiation of Bush's policies, including Iraq.
Bush was touted as having a mandate with 51% of the popular vote in 2004. The Dems' victory is even mandatier. End of discussion.
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Tell her NTodd. You might also tell her that Dallas County, Texas went blue in one fell swoop on Tuesday. Tsunami, bitch!
Posted by: Tena | Nov 11, 2006 3:59:55 PM
She didn't vote. Ergo, she cannot bitch and moan.
In fact, she should just shut the fuck up from now on.
Posted by: watertiger | Nov 11, 2006 4:16:24 PM
True in Oregon, as well. The GOP was thumped here, badly.
Posted by: Apprentice to Darth Holden | Nov 11, 2006 4:16:44 PM
Tuesday’s election was a truly stunning victory for the Democrats. Candidates planning to caucus with the Democrats took 24 of the 33 Senate seats at stake this year, winning seven million more votes than Republicans. In House races, Democrats received about 53 percent of the two-party vote, giving them a margin more than twice as large as the 2.5-percentage-point lead that Mr. Bush claimed as a “mandate” two years ago — and the margin would have been even bigger if many Democrats hadn’t been running unopposed.
Posted by: whaleshaman | Nov 11, 2006 6:07:53 PM
What's more, the witch-troll didn't vote, so she's got some nerve commenting at all.
Posted by: Lesley | Nov 12, 2006 1:22:23 AM