Anybody else notice this? All the liberals who usually spend about 10 minutes logged in a month taking the odd potshot at the President have come back to tell us how much all of us suck because the Republicans lost. They don't have any facts. They don't have anything other than insults. They just declare themselves right and expect us to believe it because THEIR party gained seats. I have a feeling my ignore list is about to double, because crap like that is why I don't listen to Michael Savage, conservative or not. Here's a little sum-up of the facts they're all getting wrong. Corruption was the number one issue in the exit polls, and immigration wasn't even a choice on the poll. This is neither a referendum on Iraq nor a vote on Bush himself. Rather, it was a series of individual elections in which people were sick of the practices of the incumbents. Conservatism has not failed. The Republican party has not been kicked in the teeth for being conservative. That would be impossible, as they haven't been conservative since about 2002 when they realized they held the power to do whatever. Their lack of conservatism is why they lost. Claiming Republicans lost because conservatism failed would be like saying the Soviet Union collapsed because capitalism failed. This is not the death of the Republican Party. In 1976, Jimmy Carter was elected and the Democrats controlled congress. The result was the Reagan conservative revolution. 1992, Bill Clinton was elected while the Democrats controlled congress. Two years later, Newt Gingrich's "Contract With America" spurred another conservative revolution. I'd say we'll be due for another one by 2012 at the latest, possibly sooner as the Democrats are much farther left than they were in 1980 or 1994. The troops are not leaving Iraq. President Bush has sole discretion over deployment of the troops, and he's not moving them. Congress could cut the funding for the war off, but that would be political suicide for anybody not from the bluest of the blue districts. Plus, that would be vetoed and the Democrats don't have the votes necessary to override. Many of the Democrats elected were quite conservative for Democrats, but they won't be for long. Pelosi is notorious for whipping freshman representatives into line with the party. Rumsfield was not 'fired,' nor did he quite to garner support. If that was the case, he would have done it BEFORE the election, when it might have actually mattered Anyway, I've had my say. If you want to come in just to make fun of me, don't expect a response.