Saturday, October 14, 2006

According to Some Bush Has NO PLAN Should the Republicans Lose in November.

GOI: This makes me extremely nervous. Why is he so relaxed with no plan for how to deal with a Democratic majority in the House and perhaps the Senate??? It makes me think that he's not sweating it because they are going to rig the elections. Not to mention the Republicans pretty much denied all attempts in the Congress to make all electronic voting machines have a verifiable paper trail. No wonder Bush is so confident. Given the shady results of past elections we don't exacty have much to trust them by. As well as all the deception around the Iraq war. I don't trust him and his people any further then I can kick 'em.

By Kenneth T. Walsh
U.S. News and World Report
Posted 10/13/06

Some Republican strategists are increasingly upset with what they consider the overconfidence of President Bush and his senior advisers about the midterm elections November 7–a concern aggravated by the president's news conference this week.

"They aren't even planning for if they lose," says a GOP insider who informally counsels the West Wing. If Democrats win control of the House, as many analysts expect, Republicans predict that Bush's final two years in office will be marked by multiple congressional investigations and gridlock.

GOI: In other news: I just saw Bush dedicate the new Air Force memorial in D.C. He couldn't resist using the moment to talk about 9/11 and try to conflate it (yet again) with the war in Iraq. I bet even in private he can't resist conflating any issue with 9/11.

Guest to Whitehouse: "Boy this soup sure is good!!"

Dubya: "Well, if you don't enjoy the soup then the terrorists will have won!! Don't you dare forget that we are living in post-9/11 world!!! Your soup could have a dirty bomb in it!!"


The Setting: A staged audience to hear Dubya speak. Bush is droning on about the war on terror, 9/11 and Iraq. All of a sudden an audience member has a heart attack. His wife yells out, "Someone call 911!!!"

Dubya: "Yes, 911!!! 911 changed everything!! You see this man gets it!! He was so frightened (and rightfully so) by the war on terror that he had a massive heart attack!! Your husband is a victim of a terrorist induced heart-attack. We have to give them heart attacks over there so we don't have to experience them over here. If only more people had heart attacks then maybe more people would fully understand the post 911 world as I do!!! We have to keep a Republican majority in Congress and the Senate to prevent terrorist induced heart attacks. You see, Democrats are weak on heart attacks."

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karena said...

I am fully convinced they are confident because they will rig the machines in the key districts and states to keep the seats they need. You nailed it. The SOBs are not nervous one little bit. The complicit media and the lazy non-voting public, combined with the GOP voting public that loves vote-rigging as long as it is their side doing it, has let this happen.

james said...


Yeah, i'm cautiously optimistic but very, very nervous.

mikevotes said...

I'm a little skeptical of this claim. Coupled with the WaPo story, I think it's the leadership trying to send a message.

They've got three weeks in which they have to turn perception around. Articles like this are designed to make the media reexamine their position, designed to get Chris Matthews, et al, to voice this opinion even if it's only phrased as a question.

They're trying to spread this idea that it's closer than it is so it will propagate, possibly changing the environment.

(I have never seen an article on Karl Rove's "thinking" that wasn't later to his benefit. All the sources are unnamed.)


Kvatch said...

Personally, I think he doesn't have a plan because he knows that the Dems don't have the cojones to start impeachment proceedings even. Gridlock is a golden opportunity for Republicans to shift the "all-purpose" blame target from Clinton to Pelosi in the run up to 2008.

James said...


Good points.


Who knows what they've got up their sleeve.