October 08, 2006
Foley vs. Cantwell?

An AP article on Mike McGavick includes this partisan aside:

He uses phrases like "Rose Garden" and "recluse strategy" to describe Cantwell's above-the-fray, run-out-the-clock campaign. He trails in the polls -- even before the Mark Foley scandal broke -- and time is short. In just two weeks, voting by mail will be underway.
Though it is hard to fathom how a Florida representative's controversy should have anything to do with the poll numbers in a Washington senatorial race, it is not hard to perceive the editorial (political) motivation to imply it is somehow relevant.

Posted by Brian Crouch at October 08, 2006 09:25 PM | Email This
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1. Isn't Mark Foley from Florida?

Posted by: Heartless Libertarian on October 8, 2006 09:44 PM
2. These media folks live 24/7/365 inside the Blue Cocoon. It sounds convincing to them, and all of their friends, peers, etc. nod in agreement. And the media always tries to groom the electorate with stories a la "these aren't the droids you're looking for" in the hopes that conservatives won't even show up to vote.

Don't forget, Kerry was ahead in many pre elections polls, and in the exit polls.

Posted by: Jeff B. on October 8, 2006 09:53 PM
3. Yeah, and this typical liberal reporter sees no bias in a conclusion that the outing of a perverterd Republican congressman in Florida should adversely impact the campaign of a Republican in Washington.

Let's see, does that imply that we should think less of incumbent Cantwell because she shares a political party with Barney Frank, well-known for the male prostitution ring that he allowed to be run out of his congressional offices, or Bill Clinton, alleged rapist and molestor of widows who got caught taking advantage of White House interns?

I wonder why reporters don't share an equal interest in a sitting United States senator who has slept with a lobbyist she has personally loaned/given money to, and who has directed millions of taxpayer dollars to?

Americans have a lot of enemies in this world, from terrorists to communists and tyrants like the little monster in North Korea. But I'm increasingly concerned that the real enemy of the American people is not some tyrant or killer of women in children through terrorism, but the very people whom we have, for too long, trusted to inform us without bias of what is happening.

If every America had simple access to the truth, and not the daily vomiting of liberal propaganda, I wonder what the world would look like?

Posted by: MJC on October 8, 2006 10:54 PM
4. MJC If you reallly want a scare, check out "The Term Goals of the Communist Agenda" on the internet and in the book "athe Naked Communist" by FBI agent, Cleon Skoussen. Remind you of a particular party? Scary!! Sassy


Posted by: Sassy on October 8, 2006 11:15 PM
5. Its amazing to see the Dem reaction to Foley and contrast it with their reaction to McGreevey in NJ. McGreevey, attempted to buy his lover with tax payer dollars and then it turns out was attempting to rape him as well but its all good.

Ahh ... Fairness in the media ...

Posted by: Frank on October 8, 2006 11:44 PM
6. 1. Mark Foley is from Florida, not Georgia.

2. What does reality have to do with a lot of political opinions? The Dow is at an all-time high, gas prices are lower, and Bush's approval just fell. Besides, what do GAS PRICES have all that much to do with Bush's job performance? People vote by association.

It's unfortunate, but it's what they do. Not everyone has time to pay attention as much as we do, and vote in part on "feeling," for lack of a better word.

Posted by: Alcon Nighthawk on October 9, 2006 01:18 AM
7. Republicans are just going to have to face it--gays are everywhere, even in their own bedrooms.

Posted by: marsha on October 9, 2006 02:34 AM
8. As a liberal - it amazes me that on the ONE issue that the GOP could use that is a surefire winner (illegal immigration), that they completely blew their chance on winning in 06 by fragmenting on immigration internally.

Face it, very few Republicans care about this issue (and no Democrats do). When George W. Bush and John McCain side with the "liberals" you know this issue has no traction.

Posted by: shrike on October 9, 2006 05:40 AM
9. It just shows another criminal that Sheriff Hairspray was unable to recognize/catch. How come he scrubbed the picture of him and Foley from his website? He used the pictures of him and Ridgeway. He even gave Ridgeway Ideas that were too sick for a serial murderer.

Tick Tick Tick.

Posted by: danw on October 9, 2006 07:06 AM
10. shrike,
Wrong answer, alot of people including liberals and moderates care about illegal immigration. The Republican party could have won this issue but idiots like Jorge Bush care only about $.
Conservative Randy Graf is surging in the polls because of his stand on illegal immigration. All this without any support from national Republican organizations. Amnesty supporter and moderate Mike McGavick is falling behind.
Mike McGavick does not have the enthusiatic support of conservatives. Without it, he will lose.
I guess the moderates will never learn.

Posted by: M&M on October 9, 2006 08:23 AM
11. Hey Danny that's funny, Do nothing Darcy sends out minions like you to be critic of Reichert? Who cuts Darcy's hair? A meth head with a flo-bee? Maybe Dwight Pelz, he obviously doesn't have to spend alot of time on his own hair.

Yep too bad old Darcy wasn't around to catch the Green River Killer, but then again she has never held a job long enough to acomplish anything.

How is that Darcy screw-up over Social Security coming? Has she decided how to "fix" it yet or is she still just going to "Tweak" it. Why would you Tweak or Fix something she claims isn't broken?

How can the people of the 8th district even trust that she would even vote on anything on their behalf? She has a track record of not voting half of the time, she is a joke and a sad puppet.

Posted by: Smokie on October 9, 2006 09:10 AM
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