Monday, March 27, 2006

Republicans Running Scared

Republicans are running so scared this election year that the new fun game of the season is watching Republicans scatter and run whenever Bush and Cheney curse them with a campaign appearance.

When the insufferable pResident took his horrid vanity and arrogance to Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum survived the ordeal by avoiding all public appearances with the toxic Bushie.

When Cheney cursed New Jersey with his presence, Senator Tom Kean Jr. didn't show up at the fundraiser until some 15 minutes after the Cheney monster vanished in his motorcade.

And the fun of watching Republican candidates flee in mortal fear and horror from Bush and Cheney has only just begun!

Time Magazine has the latest on the rapidly approaching downfall of the nightmare regime:

In recent weeks, a startling realization has begun to take hold: if the elections were held today, top strategists of both parties say privately, the Republicans would probably lose the 15 seats they need to keep control of the House of Representatives and could come within a seat or two of losing the Senate as well. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who masterminded the 1994 elections that brought Republicans to power on promises of revolutionizing the way Washington is run, told TIME that his party has so bungled the job of governing that the best campaign slogan for Democrats today could be boiled down to just two words:

"Had enough?"

In a TIME poll conducted last week, Bush's job approval rating was mired at 39%; 3 in 5 Americans said the country is headed in the wrong direction, and when those surveyed were given the choice between a generic Republican and a generic Democrat for Congress, the nameless Democrat won, 50% to 41%. The signs suggest an anti-Republican wave is building, says nonpartisan electoral handicapper Stuart Rothenberg, whose Rothenberg Political Report is closely followed in Washington. "The only question is how high, how big, how much force it will have. I think it will be considerable."

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