Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Dems Win Pretty Big

As I write this, it looks like control of the Senate is going to come down to Montana and Virginia. Either way, the day went very strongly for Democrats. I think it's more of a repudiation of the Republicans than an affirmation of the Democrats, but I'm all for repudiation of the Republicans. I'm pleased that it's going to be a lot harder for Bush to go after whatever zany objectives he may have for the rest of his term, and I think today is a very positive sign for America and the world.


Anonymous Phil said...

It's even more specifically a repudiation of George Bush's neoconservative policies: immense increases in government spending, consequently raising the national debt, doing nothing on illegal immigration, and of course a very dangerous interventionist foreign policy. I told my fellow conservatives that this would happen if Bush didn't change course both in Iraq and in general, and it did. And they deserve it. Hopefully, this means a change in the Republican party in 2008 from Bushian politics (and its supporters like John McCain nd Rudy Giuliani) to those of real conservatives.
Also, Todd, you're in California, how did Arnold Schwarzenegger win so easily in a democratic state in a democratic year?

9:25 AM  
Blogger Todd Martin said...

I definitely agree with your point, Phil. There is a lot of anger these days from traditional conservatives, both over fiscal irresponsibility and the increasing focus on social issues that many fiscal conservatives want no part of.

As to Arnold's win, I think there are two primary factors. First, I think people still fundamentally like Arnold for the most part. They seem him as doing his best, and he has made a concerted effort to work more with liberals over the past year or so in particular. Second, his opponent ran an absolute incompetent campaign featuring some of the worst ads you're ever going to see, and I think that was a turnoff.

Wow, Rumsfeld is stepping down right now. That's a really interesting sign from the Bush camp.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who really wants to be the guy to run the terminator outta office? Isn't Rocky VI in post-production?

2:30 PM  

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