Monday, November 06, 2006

Democrats Meet Their Little Bighorn

On June 25–26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River, a U.S. cavalry unit commanded by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer was annihilated by the combined Lakota - Cheyenne Indian tribes. Tommorrow the Democrats meet their own Little Bighorn, or Battle of the Greasy Grass in Indian parlance.

A month ago the main-stream media were saying that this election would be a Dem landslide due to discontent over the Iraq war. They were convinced that George Bush would stay away from the congressional races at the request of Republican candidates. But look what has happened. President Bush has barnstormed the country for the last two weeks appearing before huge enthusiastic crowds and talking about the war.

Meanwhile, the generic opinion polls have narrowed from initial large Dem leads and the Dem Party leaders are in hiding. It’s a shame. (LOL)

On the national level there are at least 10 darn good reasons to vote for the GOP (from NewsMax magazine).

Reason #1. The economy is kicking butt. In the 36 months since the Bush tax cuts ended the Clinton recession, the economy has experienced astonishing growth. Over the first half of this year, our economy grew at a strong 4.1 percent annual rate, faster than any other major industrialized nation.

Reason #2. Unemployment is almost nil for a major economy (4.4%), and is verging on full employment.

Reason #3. The Dow is hitting record highs, above 12,000, thus increasing the value of countless pension and 401(k) that Americans rely on for their retirement years.

Reason #4. Wages have risen dramatically. Over the first half of 2006, employee compensation per hour grew at a 6.3 percent annual rate adjusted for inflation. Real after-tax income has risen a whopping 15 percent since January 2001.

Reason #5. Gas prices have plunged to $2.21 a gallon on average for regular grade 40 cents lower than a year ago.

Reason #6. Since 9/11, no terrorist attacks have occurred on U.S. soil thanks to programs such as monitoring communications between al-Qaida operatives overseas and their agents in the U.S. and following the movement of terrorist funds -- both measures bitterly opposed by Democrats.

Reason #7. Productivity is surging and has grown by a strong 2.5 percent over the past four quarters, well ahead of the average productivity growth in the last 30 years.

Reason #8. The Prescription Drug Program is working. Over 75 percent of those on Medicare have enrolled, and the overwhelming majority say they are happy with the program.

Reason #9. Bush has kept his promise of naming conservative judges including Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Reason #10. The deficit has been cut in half three years ahead of the president's 2009 goal, with the 2006 fiscal year budget deficit down to $248 billion. The tax cuts have stimulated the economy and are working.

Personally, I would have numbered the reasons differently, in order of importance, with #6 first (no terrorist attacks on U.S. soil) and #9 second (conservative judges). For those reasons alone it is imperative that we elect Republicans tomorrow. The economic reasons are just icing on the cake.

And what you get if the Dems take over is frivolity: “The only way to get Democrats to focus on terrorists would be to convince them that the terrorists are interfering with a woman's right to choose or that commercial jetliners exploding in midair are a threat to America's wetlands.” (thanks Ann Coulter)

Tomorrow when you go to the polls, think like an Indian; put an arrow into the chestless Democrats.


Blogger SactoDan said...

Great post Bill. Now that we've scared the Republicans with threats of deserting them, let's go into the voting booths and vote for reality.

The reality is that the Dems have no program, nothing to call their own.

The Democrats have become the party of Haters. Hate in any other venue is a crime, but for Democrats, hating President Bush is a national pastime.

But when all the rhetoric has been spoken, hate just isn't enough to govern on.

As John Kerry has shown, when Democrats say what they REALLY believe, it is really UNBELIEVABLE, and they lose.

Let's hope the Republicans hold, but let's hope they get the message. Be conservative, secure the border, control spending, shrink government. When they stick to these principles, they win elections.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be conservative, secure the border, control spending, shrink government. When they stick to these principles, they win elections.

HAHAHA funny stuff they have won but do none of those things so vote for them again and hope for a different result.

Do you know what the definition of insanity is? HAAHA

Talk about hate. you have it backwards but nice try.
Clinton (Boo)

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet you anything that Bill will now change the subject to his favorites, "Intelligent Design" or "Global Warminmg Denialism", since it's so obvious that his party's ideology has turned out to be a real turkey. It must be embarassing.....

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear there were slit wrists all round at Starbucks today. Helen was simply beside herself with grief. Rose was wearing very tasteful black. Prim was absent (the word is she has checked into rehab.) Dori is spending the day in silent (but very intense) prayer. Fetching (sp?) Jen has turned to Buddhist meditation. And Bill? Bill is trying to figure out how his Intelligent Designer allowed this ultimate catastrophe to happen to the nice conservative people.

The rest of us are thinking "Maybe, just maybe, there IS a God."

2:48 PM  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

11 09 06

Where are you Bill? Don't get depressed over the election results. At least the GOP acted with dignity,and now they just need to clean house. Hope you are having a good weekend.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

Hi Mahndisa,
You are right about the Republicans. We never blame the opponents or the American people or the voting machines. We just look at our own performance and try to do better.

Now it is up to the Dems to show some class. I truly hope they do, for the sake of the important things that need doing.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it'b be great if the Dems would show some class, given how the Bush cultists have comported themselves over the last few years. I would include Bill Lama in this group. This is the group of fanatics who have resorted to trashing and name calling like a bunch of little children, and now they want the Dems to behave like adults? You guys are such hypocrites. Althougth it appears that the Dems are going to act like adults and will show this country a huge contrast between Republican fascists wannabes like Bill et al and mature progressives.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's some gems of Bill's "class"

""put an arrow into the chestless Democrats."

"600,000 dead in Iraq. If only it were true - there would be thousands less jihadis to kill Americans. Only the few thousand American dead bother me. But Democrats worry more about the enemy."

"What we need is to send Madeline Albright to North Korea to once again negotiate a worthless document with the pajama boy. She ought to bring Jimmy Carter with her, and leave him there."

"Otherwise that fatuous grandmother from San Francisco may be cleaning house in the House. Frightening!!!"

"Stupidity, even arrogant stupidity, is not the worst liberal trait. The absolute worst is their lack of a sense of humor. It’s like a congenital defect. And it’s deadly."

Real classy Bill. This is typical right wing behavior, yet it's the libdems that are supposed to act with class. You bumbling hypocrite!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

Hey Anony,
Thanks! That is some of my best hyperbole -- if only you knew what it meant.

Sense of humor -- get it?

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Bill! I totally get it! You were just kidding around! You are just so knee-slapping hilarious!


11:49 AM  

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