It's morning in America

It's a great day to be a citizen of the United States

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Good morning, fellow Americans. It's a new day--it may be a tough day politically, it's true--but then again it might not, and it is a great day to be a citizen of the United States of America regardless of your party. It's the day we have the tremendous privilege and awesome responsibility to participate directly in our own government. We have this opportunity so frequently that it's tempting to not take it too seriously, and to let personal concerns force it into the back seat. I'll vote on the way into lunch...after I pick up the kids...maybe I'll run out after dinner...and then before you know it, it's 8:00, it's raining, the polls are closing and the opportunity is lost. And as you watch the returns, you can't help but wonder how many more like you didn't make it, and how things might have been different if you had.

Don't be that person today. Get out there and play your role in our democracy. Pull the lever for the sake of your 401K, for your kids' future, for the Iraqis and Afghans who braved bombs and snipers for the same opportunity. For those in the world who will never have the chance to do it. For all of us.

And to get you out the door a couple of minutes early, how about a little vintage Reagan:

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No matter what happens today, let us know, truly, that God is not indifferent to this country. All things are in His hands, and His ways are not ours. God's full purpose for America is not yet known, and we can take comfort in the fact that He does not forget those who put their faith into him!


In a world full of twists and turns, the ultimate a straight line.

Amen, Mayhem. Prayer is indeed important.

Sounding the Trumpet blog
Covering the Meier v. Arcuri House race in NY-24.

hmm by coyote

I think Santorum and Burns can win. Pennsylvania has an extremely good GOTV effort.

I'm less optimistic about Dewine.
Sounding the Trumpet blog
Covering the Meier v. Arcuri House race in NY-24.

but its going to take a MAJOR GOTV for him to win.

Burns .. yeah.. that I can see.

Pennsylvanians know Casey, Jr...

"The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal comfort... has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
--John Stuart Mill

unfortunately, some of are stuck living and working in the People's Republic of MD. Most days that's kind of depressing, but today after work, this "ignorant, easily led racist" is going to the polls to pull that big Republican Lever for Michael Steele and Bob Ehrlich.

Okay, so it's not really a lever, and I won't know for sure that my new fangled tochscreen device won't record my vote for the O'Malley and Cardin, but when I leave the booth, it's certainly going to have been my intention to pull the big R lever.

I cast my vote this AM, for Kean in NJ.

I feel confident about things.

Who knows what its worth, but Rasmussen has Bush's approval rating as of yesterday at 45%. His highest rating in a month.

An analogy in reponse to your predictions;

I am certain Hannibal thought he would be victorious in the Second Punic War after the Roman loss at Cannae.

Therefore, I stand in agreement. It will be bloody and ugly but in the end, victory will rule the day.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"

Voted the ticket this morning in Virginia (and against the amendment "protecting" marriage). :)

Hope you win on the first and lose on the second.

...not an outcome. I'll continue to trust in the collective wisdom of (legally registered voters among) the American people. In their folly they gave Jimmah Carter the keys to the White House and the Big Red Button, and in their wisdom they voted him out the first chance they got.

We've seen since the masks fall away from Al Gore and John Kerry, in all of their preening, self-regard, and contempt for the electorate. Ditto for Jimmah, but in spades and for going on two decades now. Again, the voters showed more wisdom and sense than did their betters in the chattering classes.

Should the collective wisdom violate my trust, however, I'll show up at my precinct next election cycle regardless, and, in the meantime, comfort myself with Ed Koch's immortal concession:

"No, madame. The people have spoken. And now, the people must be punished."


"I find your lack of faith disturbing." -- Darth Vader

How dare you bring up Reagan to try to get people to vote to maintain this majority. The majority that has created the largest, most expensive, and most combersome government in the history of the union. The majority that has allowed the executive to run berzerk over the constitution. The majority that allowed the same executive to completely bungle the most important conflict in decades, Iraq. Reagan would completely disown this party if he saw it today.

"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream - the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order - or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path," - Ronald Reagan, stumping for Barry Goldwater in 1964.

Say what you want about the democrats, at least they haven't abandoned their core values. Wednesday the Republicans need to learn that they need to go back to what Reagan and 1994 really meant, or 2008 will be a bloodbath. We have no one to blame but ourselves.


PS: Kindly moderate your tone when speaking to ladies, sir.

The Fuzzy Puppy of the VRWC.

Say what you want about the democrats, at least they haven't abandoned their core values.

Lemme see. Today's D's are just like Roosevelt, Truman and Scoop Jackson. Right.

Today's D's have NO core values.

If "pro" is the opposite of "con", what is the opposite of "progress"?

35 min 4 sec

It's the "4 sec" that gets me.

"Every time some nitwit college student burns a flag on camera, that's one less idiot who can ever run for public office." - Crank

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