Thursday, November 02, 2006

Political Prognostications Part 1

There are a lot of predictions out there regarding the outcome of next Tuesday’s elections. There are also a few of them in here, from me.

Here in Florida, Republicant voters will put their pathological dislike of homosexuals aside and vote Charlie Crist into the governor’s mansion. I don’t know or care if Crist is gay, but it sure is fun to think about the possibility of his constituents voting for a man with a “lifestyle” they obsessively despise. What a hoot!

Crist’s Democratic opponent, Rep. Jim Davis, has been MIA on campaigning, partially due to a funding deficit, and doesn't seem to have a chance. Meanwhile, Crist has posted signs bigger than Texas and run nonstop TV ads criticizing Davis’ abysmal House attendance record. Davis’ Democratic rival before the primaries even made an issue of this.

Senator Bill Nelson will keep his seat - a mixed blessing. Dragon Lady Harris is disliked almost as much in her own party as she is by Democrats. But Nelson is about as desirable a candidate as Lieberman, his kindred spirit. There were no good Senate candidates this time around, I’m afraid.

The US Congress is where the real excitement will be. Democrats will regain some seats, though not enough to wrest control completely over from Republicants. However, that number will be significant when there are swing voters on issues that come before the House and/or Senate. Names like Hagel, Voinovich and Warner can’t always be depended upon to vote with their fellow Republicants.

I also predict that the only way there's not going to be big trouble in the upcoming elections is if they are not as close as recent ones have been. Whoever wins, we should all hope they are decisive victories. America seems conflicted and unable to make a firm decision at the polls.

OK, tell me again why it is we want to continue with a two-party system?

More to come after Election Day.

29 comments:

Hellpig said...

2 party system.....hmmm the party of bad ideas or the party with no ideas tough choices indeed....IMO there should be as many parties as there are groups....one 4 libs,1 for dems 1 for repubs 1 for neo-cons 1 for indies ect..that way a party does not get "Bogged" down with the each others rhetoric

Pete Bogs said...

hell - I think their should be many parties... the two-party system indicates to me that Americans see everything in black or white... but there are shades of grey... and other colors, too...

Sanford B. Hines said...

Hellpig. You born in the US? You sure do not seem like it. You are a "us against them" kind of person. You are a divider. Did you seek professional mental counseling for your problem? I feel sorry for you having so much hate for other people groups of people. I have a feeling that you could be a racist also.

Thnks you? slolths?

Ps - Pete Bogs is a much wiser nicer human. yOu should take lessons from him. YOu would be much happier in life.

Bird said...

i'd love to chuck the two-party system. can we have a revolution?

i don't quite agree with your charactizations, pig, (party of bad ideas, party of no ideas), but i agree with the sentiment that lies beneath it.

but i will be just a bit happy if the dems wrest control from the repubs on tuesday. but bogs - you think that won't happen? probably right.

Pete Bogs said...

bird - it won't happen to the extent that some of us would like... but a few seats will make a difference in some issues... and

Hellpig said...

my take on it is reguardless who takes the day niether party will have a working party what I mean is the last 6 years the repubs have control but nothing got done very few of Bush's agenda's got passed

Bird why don't you like my analogy of the 2 parties it is spot on,I stole it from Lewis Black but none the less accurate unless you have info your Dem party has failed to let the American people know about?

Hellpig said...

OT

Bogs and Bird...your comments about Bush being a draft dodger is incorrect unless you think all the men and women who serve in the National Guard were draft dodgers?

The only true draft dodger was Clinton going abroad and hiding in London to avoid the draft registration....

So before you go and belittle the ARMY NATIONAL GUARD remember they are the ones dying in Iraq and your commments show IMO the same rhetoric J.Kerry is spewing....and what kind of idiot makes a joke about the Pres. education when thier own GPA was lower then BUSH's

I am just saying......OK I am off the Kerry rant...unless you say something else stupid and incorrect

Pete Bogs said...

hell - the only true draft dodgers were those who names were actually picked, and who then fled to Canada or stayed here and resisted... and I say good for them!

Sanford B. Hines said...

Who really cares about troops dying in Iraq? What does it really matter? Who cares? Blah, Blah, Blah. The more troops that get themselves killed the faster the US will stop spending tax money that could help more deserving people that actually live in the US, not living and fighting in IRAQ.

Thanks You

Hellpig said...

But that does not include Bush for he was enlisted and trained as a pilot,therefore you putting him in the same coward catagory as Clinton is incorrect,just make sure you have your facts straight before saying someone who is enlisted is a draft dodger,he may have or may not have pulled strings but you nor I can make that call without substantiated proof and doing so shows your Kerry idiotology I was talking about earlier....

Kerry's and people like him will be the reason for re-instituting the Draft,the defeatist attitude is not a true American idea but the left swims in it.

Hellpig said...

Bird revolution really? now who do you think would win? the right has all the guns,81% of the military is republican according to the '04 elections now do you wanna change your mind? Or end up being my BITCH at the end of the revolution.

NOW I AM JUST TEASING so don't peck my eyes out. lol

I'll take Bogs as well and give him a writting job at my blog,but Bird your roll will be a little more domestic.HA!

Peaches said...

May I take this opportunity to say that we here are watching this election with interest. You see, your elections in the US does affect the rest of the world ( just in case you forgot about people dying all over the place because of the American finger in the pie of wars, development,investments,exploitation of workers and of course the really big bogey man of the shit you are pumping into the air space).

So if you get your people to kick the Republicants up the bum then our PM will start quivering in his tiny mouse-like shoes.

The world is watching you, USA! Make no mistake.

Hellpig said...

I think if I lived in AU i would be more concerned with the growing muslim population believing women are to be raped then punished for being raped,or wasn't the gang rapes of 2000 and the recent rhetoric from your Muslim leader enough of a wake up call,and I know quite a few people from AU and they are fed up with it,so you must be a minority

Bird said...

oh rats pig, you mean i CAN'T peck your eyes out? damn -you are just no fun at all.

i didn't say bush was a draft dodger - he wasn't. but he is chicken-shit.

national guard may be serving on the front lines NOW - but they didn't back in vietnam - at least, bush never did. and he was "missing" for part of his service.

to liken bush's "service" during vietnam with the service currently being rendered by our soliders in iraq is to insult those solider in the highest degree. makes the misinterpretation of kerry's recent comments look like a compliment.

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

here's my prediction: we will tear our own eyes out from the endless loop of negative ads. the media is the great divider.

/grrrr

Pete Bogs said...

peaches - America sneezes and the world catches cold... you're right to be as concerned about our elections as some of us are...

k9 - I'm already tired of them... my favorites, of course, are the ones that talk about "Is another LIBERAL in Washington what we really need?"

apparently, the sponsors of those ads have not read my motto, or do not value their own heads very much...

Bird said...

don't just blame it on the media, K9. who pays for those ads? who listens to them? who puts up with them?

the whole system is rotten.

let's tear it down. burn, baby, burn.

but not right now...cause i'm busy watching "lost" and "deal/no deal."

Pete Bogs said...

bird - that's anarchist/terrorist talk... stay at your location, some FBI agents will be visiting you soon...

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

wait now, i like LOST.

i blame the news reporting media for a constant negative drumbeat. they are narcissitic pricks that love hearing themselves bleat on endlessly. the ads suck but at least theyre seasonal. ABC is on the top of my shit list. mostly for claiming to report "world news tonight" not unless the nth round of kerryspeak or a horny meth head gay evangelist is world news.

by the way, that guy's mouth looks like it was built for...er, nevermind.

we watched that report last night while still at the studio....and when the photo of haggard flashed on the screen everybody in the room said, simultaneously, "he's gay"

/howl

Pete Bogs said...

k9 - he's got a purty little mouth, ain't he?

Hellpig said...

talking about ads my favorite is the one where they are intercepting a terrorist cell phone and right at the crucial moment the line is cut by the Dems

And Bogs they read your motto they just don't see it...Liberals just don't come off as being tough,sorry you may not fit the stereotype but that is the type most people see,I am sure with all that Guiness that you have been in at least a bar fight or two?

Pete Bogs said...

tough? shit, I break Guinness bottles over MY OWN head... lol

Hellpig said...

Full or Empty?

I think you are a closet Conservative just trying to get chicks saying your a Lib?

K9 said...

/bark bark bark

somebody playin' banjos up in here?
yea bogs, he got "the look"

/howl

Aunty Belle said...

Turn the dang tube off this weekend --blah blah blah over the elections--read a good book, throw a frisbe wif yore dawg, take a kid ter the park, heck, even swim wif a dolphin (gag)..SOMEthang other than listen to the hype.

Aunty Belle said...

Bawgs-- what is behind yore haid? Ya' tryin' ter git a halo wif out workin' fer it, darlin'?

Pete Bogs said...

aunt b - I am reading a very good book right now: "The Pinochet File"

Peaches said...

Hellpig: "growing Muslim population"? Where did you get that from?

I refuse to play the 'lets be scared of terrorists' game here just because of what happened in USA 5 years ago!! I did write about how I feel about male idiots who blame women for their inability to keep their dick in their pants!! I don't care who they are, what religion they are, or where they come from. IF a woman walks around naked she still has a right to say; "No". Pity men aren't up to the task of being touchy about being compared to cats.

BTW; Take the plank out of your own eye before you want to take the splinter out of someone elses.

Hellpig said...

Peaches try reading the news once in a while instead of hiding under your bed

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

It is a sad state for a citizen of Austrailia to not even know what is taking place in her own country and has the nevre to think that it is because of the USA,your soldiers are dying fighting the war on terror at yet you are blinded by your own ignorance in your own country,wake up or you will be raped then punished for being raped in your own/muslim infested country...This is the fault of the Austrailian Multicultural environment they and they alone have created and after reading your posts I see why

DHIMMI