Friday, November 03, 2006

Worrying about Election

The Washington Post unwittingly captures Democrats concerns that maybe the election isn't going to swing there way. Front page headline: "Democrats Concerned About Voter ID Problems" or something like that.
Once again, Democrats looking to produce blame if Republicans win the election.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Kerry Fiasco

One of the disturbing aspects of Kerry's statement, was the press coverage.
In all cases of Republicans speaking tongue-tied the media is quick to presume the worst and jump down throats.
But of course, in Democrat's case, they immediately seek the Democratic talking points and/or bury the story.
Here was an opportunity for the media to call a spade a spade-- Kerry's comments were his own words and they were out of bounds.
The media was all balanced in the coverage-- especially making sure everyone understood the words "botched joke".
Today, walking along K Street in Washington, I overheard 3 guys (45-50 years old, suits) talking about how Kerry just botched a joke and it was taken out of context, etc.
Reciting Kerry's initial position of digging in. Reciting the message told to them on CNN, etc.
Today, many major Dem candidates come out and ask for apologies. Kerry himself apologizes.
But could the media call a spade a spade for a day. Nope, the party faithful ran around acting as if Kerry's own words were part of some Republican hack.
My biggest concern is unchecked Democrats.

This is the reason I now vote only for non-Democrats.
There is no accountability. The major media outlets (CNN, Newsweek, Time, all the nightly news shows, Wash Post, NY Times, NPR) swipe any negative Dem news under the rug. They cover all Democrats with halos: Webb, Ford, Obama, etc.
That's why I am voting straight ticket Republican this election (as I did in 2005 and 2004). At least I know that whatever they do-- it will be (heavily) scrutinized.

The Silent Majority

This election is a test of the silent majority.

I know I am certainly very silent. Living in Northern Virginia (a virtual mecca of liberals-- dominating all school boards, county boards, etc). and working in Washington, DC (which despite the media portrayal that Republicans own Washington) I know what being silent is all about. The trade associations, the government agencies, the advocacy groups, and on and on, they are all Democrats. Any party I go to or event of any kind is filled with Democrats-- and of course they are always able to be vocal. You can say your a liberal Democrat and it won't hurt you one bit for any job in Washington, DC. But, say your a conservative and the whole office will question you and people will wonder whether you read the papers and watch CNN and understand the world, etc, etc.

This election is a test of whether Republicans just had an accidental moment in power before being run over-- again-- by the Democratic MACHINE. For decades this town was dominated by Democrats-- and once again they are on the verge of taking back control of THEIR city.

Unless the silent majority speaks up at the polls. I will be speaking up with my 1 vote.