If I remember correctly, ever since the elections of November 2000, most of the pre-election polling by the big pollsters heavily favored Democrats. This may be due to the demographics of those polled or the wording of the questions or something else but those polls were mostly wrong. Since ninety percent or more of those in the main-stream-media are Democrats, they tend to play up every piece of data that favors their party. They also hope to convince Republican voters to stay home on Election Day because the polls say that the Democrats are so far ahead, the Republicans can’t win.
After each election, the tilted polls were then used to claim that if Republicans won, they must have cheated. Each election since 2000 that the Democrats lost, they have claimed that the Republicans cheated but no evidence ever came forth. But, in Milwaukee in 2004 on Election Day, Democratic operatives cut the tires of more than twenty Republican campaign vehicles rented for that day’s events. Four men have been convicted of the crimes and sentence to prison. Apparently, they didn’t think the Democrats could win without cheating. President Bush lost Wisconsin in 2004 but was reelected anyway. Take that, you cheaters!
I am not convinced that the Senate or House will change hands next month. The Mark Foley thing was bad but he was thrown out as soon as the extent of the inappropriate behavior was revealed. That is what Republicans do. They force bad party members out of office. Democrats never do that. Inappropriate behavior by a Democrat is always someone else’s fault or it doesn’t rise to the level… Corrupt Democrats often gain stature in the party after their corruption is exposed. Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are shining examples of that.
I believe that the way the Democrats have played the Foley scandal will backfire because it reveals their hypocrisy. The Democratic Party, through one of its front organizations, the ACLU, defends in court the NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association. The name explains the theme of the organization and why Democrats defend it, I guess.
If all conservative-minded people get out and vote on November 7th, Republicans will maintain majorities in both houses of Congress and we will get more conservative judges and justice. There may be another special prize. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY), the hoped-to-be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has promised to repeal the Bush tax-cuts and increase taxes “on the rich.” He also said that he would resign if his party didn’t take back the House. We need to test his resolve. I vote for Charlie to go.