OK people, the midterm elections are two weeks from today, and I know there are lots of reasons to stay home...
1. no candidates offering reasons to vote for them, only reasons not to vote for their opponents
2. Republicans weak on border security
3. Republicans spending like drunken Democrats
4. Republicans increasing the size and scope of government
5. Mark Foley
6. American body count in Iraq
7. civil war in Iraq
8. the nuclear Norks
9. the media's collective giddiness over the possibility of a Democrat take-over
10. corruption from the Party who's supposed to be better than that (Democrat corruption is par for the course)
There are certainly more reasons to not have enthusiasm for Republicans. These are just what I could come up with on the fly. I'm one of those voters who if I can't think of a reason to vote FOR somebody, I'll stay home and not vote at all. That being said, this is one of those lesser-of-two-evils elections I hate.
What If Liberals Win Control Of The Congress?
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) take over majority control of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Liberals like Leahy, Ted Kennedy, Chuck Schumer, and Joseph Biden will set the agenda for who is placed on the Supreme Court and on federal district courts. They will effectively block anyone who believes in judicial restraint and respects the rule of law and the will of the American people.
If liberals take the Senate, imagine Senator Harry Byrd (D-WV) heading up the Senate Appropriations Committee. Byrd is one of the biggest pork-barrel spenders in history and never saw a tax hike he wouldn’t approve of.
Imagine what will happen to our national security if Senator John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) takes control of the Senate Intelligence Committee?
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has actually consulted with four college professors and scholars asking for their advice on whether or not President Bush should be impeached for the NSA surveillance program of suspected terrorists! (San Francisco Chronicle , December 24, 2005)
Imagine Senator John Kerry (D-MA) heading up the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, which handles policy issues involving North Korea! Or Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) heading up the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
A liberal-controlled Senate would be a disaster for domestic security; the war on terrorism; judicial reform; international relations; right to life; homosexual agenda; and religious freedom.
What If They Take The House Of Representatives? If liberals take the House in 2006 or 2008, radical pro-abortion Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would become the House Majority Leader. She has alluded to the fact that if Democrats win the House, she might launch a series of investigations against the Bush Administration on the war on terror. She denies that she has plans to introduce impeachment proceedings, but her promises are essentially worthless.
If liberals gain the House, Michigan Rep. John Conyers will become head of the House Judiciary Committee.
Conyers began urging that Bush be impeached as long ago as 2003.
In addition, since 1989, Rep. Conyers has been pushing for legislation to create a federal commission designed to look in to reparations for slavery. The ultimate goal would be to siphon off millions of dollars from corporations or banks that may have been involved somehow in profiting from slavery that was ended by a Civil War 150 years ago.
If liberals take the House of Representatives, Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) will likely take over the House Intelligence Committee. Harman is pro-abortion and even issued a press release in 2005 calling for the confirmation of a pro-abortion Justice to the Supreme Court. She has also opposed passage of any constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union of one man and one woman.
Liberal Wisconsin Democrat David Obey will take over the House Appropriations Committee, one of the most powerful committees in the Congress. This committee also includes Jim Murtha, the anti-war and anti-Bush advocate from Pennsylvania. Obey has voted against a constitutional amendment protecting marriage; voted no to protect the Pledge of Allegiance; voted no to protect flag desecration; and has a consistent anti-life, pro-homosexual voting record. He has also voted no to permit the development of new oil refineries—thus helping keep us dependent on Arab oil.
If that doesn't paint a scary picture for the next two years, I don't know what does. And remember, 98% of incumbents seeking re-election, win. The Dem. majority would be hard to get rid of and could pave the way for Hillary's ascendancy to the Presidency.
What am I going to do on election day? I'm going to walk into the polling booth, hold my nose and pull the lever for conservatives and hope that they win.
"But Ed", you astutely point out, "won't the Republicans get the message that we approve of what they're doing if we reward them with re-election?" Yes, possibly they will but, I think it is better to try to get our own guys to do what we want, than to watch helplessly while the Democrats foist their dreadful, globalist liberalism on America.
DON'T STAY HOME ON ELECTION DAY...THAT'S WHAT THE LIBERALS ARE COUNTING ON---GO VOTE!