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What Now, Coach?

Posted by Mark on November 9, 2006

The House is gone, Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker, and rumor has it John Murtha will become Chairman of the Appropriations Committee. The Senate is gone, and Harry Reid will likely be Majority Leader. Joe Biden will chair Defense. Patrick Leahy will again chair the Judiciary Committee.

The Left is in charge of both Houses for the next two years. It’s time to take a hard look at what went wrong on Tuesday night. My Brother made an interesting comment the other night. He said I need to get back to my roots. He’s right…just not the way he meant it. The Republican Party has been the vehicle used by Conservatives since 1994. And yet, it was Conservative Democrats that tipped the balance of power into the hands of Pelosi, Senator Dick (Durbin), Kennedy, and the other lefties of the Democrat Party.

Republicans forgot their roots as Conservatives. Time to get back to basics. And time to stop whining. The 2008 campaign has begun.

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Emanuel Labor

Posted by Mark on November 9, 2006

So the Demo-bats found themselves a Karl Rove. Found a guy who realized his liberal loons would lose AGAIN if they didn’t start recruiting conservative democrats. (which for the last 12 years has been an oxymoron)

While other Democrats were predicting they would retake the House, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) was cautious and more than a bit superstitious. The House Democratic political boss would only say of the ripening potential for Democrats that he would “rather be us than them.”

He was right. Was he ever. For the last 22 months, Emanuel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has with a singular focus ran a tough-love political organization that Tuesday reclaimed a Democratic majority they lost in 1994. That sets the stage for the first female speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who tapped Emanuel for the job.

Emanuel is the architect- the master political strategist- behind the Democratic win.

Well…there you have it…the new Rove. So….uh…we can’t say ‘Rovian’ anymore. And ‘Emanuelian’ won’t do….too difficult to say, even with a CLEAR PALATE. Hmmmm…..I think I’ve got it. With apologies to japanese noodles and starving students– I give you…


Huh? Not bad…kinda catchy, don’t ya think?

The Democrats are going to put this leadership team together in the next 10 days. There is no obvious spot for Emanuel, but Pelosi can make one.

“…Pelosi can make one?” Pelosi can’t make a bed.

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