Dems Will Win Big According To David Gregory

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    Well folks, it is all over. the Dems will sweep the election in 06.

    David Gregory of NBC News, did this report and it shows the Dems are going to win the 06 election, and win big.

    Right. This is another exapmle of the liberal media reporting what they WANT to happen, and not what actually happened.

    http://newsbusters.org/node/6616


    NBC's Gregory Goes to Area Kerry Won to Prove GOP Faces Election Backlash

    If Democrats win big this fall, David Gregory's Thursday story on NBC Nightly News may look prescient, but his effort to show how Republicans are newly in trouble in suburban Philadelphia suffered from several analytical flaws. Of those in four featured soundbites, three complained about Iraq, including one comment from a Democratic congressional candidate who hardly represented any trend among Republicans, and one lamented Bush's lack of “fiscal responsibility.” Unmentioned: Illegal immigration, an issue on which many Republicans disagree with Bush. Gregory served up as emblematical of Republican troubles a “lifelong Republican” and two “Republican voters,” but while they may be frustrated with national Republicans, if they are truly Republicans why would they vote for a candidate from the opposition party? Gregory described the Haverford area as “reliably Republican in the past,” asserting that “this year the mood has changed.” But seconds later, he undermined his premise when he acknowledged that the area “has been trending Democratic in recent years, even narrowly supporting John Kerry for President."

    At the top of his piece, viewers saw a zoom-in on a car's bumper sticker with an image of a woman pulling out her hair:
    “Haven't You Had It with Republicans?
    “Vote for Change!”

    The MRC's Brad Wilmouth corrected the closed-captioning against the video for the July 27 NBC Nightly News story. Anchor Brian Williams teased:


    "President Bush on shaky ground tonight in what was safe territory: Why Republicans are now fighting to hang on to their own voters."
    Williams set up the subsequent piece:

    "Tonight, NBC News 'In Depth' has to do with midterm elections and some worried Republicans. According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, they are facing an uphill battle to keep their majorities in Congress. When asked who they would rather see in charge, voters said they'd prefer Democrats over Republicans by a 10-point margin in our poll [48 to 38 percent]. NBC News chief White House correspondent David Gregory traveled to a key swing state and found more evidence of that. His report here tonight 'In Depth.'"

    David Gregory, with "Shaky Ground" as on screen tag: "Just a half hour drive from downtown Philadelphia is a suburban battleground. Reliably Republican in the past, this year the mood has changed. Lifelong Republican Laurie Williams now worries about her daughters' future because of the President she has twice supported."

    Laurie Williams, Pennsylvania Republican voter: "I don't think Iraq is making us safer. I wish we could get out as quickly as possible."

    Gregory: "The war, gas prices, the deficit. Troubling issues that have put Republican Senator Rick Santorum on the defensive in the state and have created opportunities for Democrats who are challenging Republican incumbents in Philadelphia's suburban congressional districts. Veteran analyst Stephen Medvic notes that this area, made up of mostly of Republican moderates, has been trending Democratic in recent years, even narrowly supporting John Kerry for President."

    Stephen Medvic, political analyst: "Well, this year the Republicans also face some disaffection with the Bush administration. But to the extent that they're tied to the Bush administration, that will be a problem for them."

    Gregory: "Iraq is issue number one for Democratic congressional candidate and former Navy admiral Joe Sestak."

    Joseph Sestak, Pennsylvania Democratic congressional candidate (who is running against Republican incumbent Curt Weldon), to a small group: "And I believe we have been reckless in this tragic misadventure of Iraq."

    Gregory: "The battle now is for Republican voters like Greg and Nancy Wolcott who this year are unhappy."

    Gregory to the couple, as the three sit in a home's kitchen: "Is there one area that you look at with the President and you say, 'He's let me down'?"

    Nancy Wolcott, Pennsylvania Republican voter: "I think the largest area he's let me down is fiscal responsibility."

    Gregory: "Greg agrees and is critical of the war."

    Greg Wolcott, Pennsylvania Republican voter: "So I don't think we were prepared for the aftermath of the relatively easy military victory up front, and I think you have to point the finger at the White House."

    Gregory to the couple: "What can the Republicans do to win you back for this fall?"

    Greg Wolcott: "Well, in the next three or four months, that's hard to do. I mean, we've had a lot of promises, but not a lot of, you know, action."

    Gregory: "Frustrated voters whose impact Republicans are afraid of this fall. David Gregory, NBC News, Haverford, Pennsylvania."
     
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    Oh, well it's all said and done then, huh? You can't argue with the media's track record of polling and predictions. They said Kerry would win in 2004, and they were certainly right about.... wait a minute....
     
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    The American people have been lied to for so long by the MSM.

    The Dems will take control by any means necessary. Lie, cheat, steal, it doesn't matter....they will get the power. They will convince the masses they are gung-ho warriors with their defense of Israel vs terrorism. Then once in power, they will send us to the meat grinder to die for Zionists.
     
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    Personally, I think once the 2006 elections are in the books, there won't be much difference. It might swing a seat or two one way or the other, but nothing major.

    That said, with a small movement, I'm sure it will be exaggerated. Republicans picking up a seat will bring accusations of voter fraud, Democrats picking up a seat will be branded as a major victory for the DNC and "proof" that the Democrats will win the White House in '08.
     
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    The liberal media is melting down.............


    http://newsbusters.org/node/6624

    Newsweek: Bush Dooming Thousands To Death?
    Posted by Geoffrey Dickens on July 28, 2006 - 11:47.
    In the July 31st edition of Newsweek, Senior Editor Jonathan Alter declared Bush's veto of stem cell funding: "May well doom thousands to die prematurely," and blamed the decision on Bush's: "Inflexibility, obsession with his conservative base, religious arrogance and contempt for scientific consenus."

    Alter began this week's column, entitled, "It Was A Veto Of A Lifetime," in ominous tones: "July 19, 2006, was a dark day for anyone who, like me, has experienced life-threatening illness. President Bush's veto of a modest bill that would have merely allowed surplus embryos from fertility clinics to be used for pathbreaking research instead of tossed in the garbage is more than a political blunder. And for those with a friend or relative who is sick - in other words, almost everyone—it is more than an abstraction. By slowing cures for several major diseases, this decision may well doom thousands to die prematurely. It contradicts the whole idea of what it means to be 'pro-life.'"

    After Alter's redefinition of the "pro-life" stance he depicted a vote in favor of stem cell funding as "pro-cure" and against as "anti-cure. Alter then predicted defeat for those Republicans who failed to vote in favor of the bill: "At least some of the 193 House members and 37 senators who voted against the bill—almost all of them Republicans—may well lose their seats on this issue, if not this November then in 2008 or 2010. Once the "pro-cure" movement clarifies and penetrates, it will be awfully hard to stand firm against saving the lives of your constituents."

    Alter also cast doubt on the numbers of snowflake babies that have been spared and then concluded his column with this final shot at Bush and religious conservatives: "The whole issue is emblematic of what's wrong with the Bush presidency: his inflexibility, obsession with his conservative base, religious arrogance and contempt for scientific consensus. Most of all, last week's decision betrayed his oft-stated belief in the sanctity of life. The question, as in all moral issues, is whose life? I'll choose yours or mine over a piece of protoplasm no larger than the period at the end of this sentence."
     
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    Odd how the Supreme Court protected "right" to an abortion isn't recognized as dooming anyone to death.
     
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    I found it funny how the liberal media reacted after Republicans won the CA 50th election to replace Randy "Duke" Cunningham

    http://newsbusters.org/node/5742
    CBS Touts Possible Democratic Takeover of House Seat, But Goes Silent After GOP Win
    Posted by Brent Baker on June 8, 2006 - 03:23.

    On Tuesday, the day of the election in California's 50th Congressional District to replace imprisoned Republican Randy “Duke” Cunningham, the CBS Evening News ran a story touting a potential Democratic takeover of the seat as reporter Jerry Bowen described the race “as a referendum on both the Republican Congress and the Republican President, whose popularity is sinking.” But after the Republican won, the newscast was silent about it Wednesday night. In fact, the morning after the vote, CBS Evening News anchor Bob Schieffer declared on The Early Show that despite the win by Republican Brian Bilbray over Democrat Francine Busby, the 49 to 45 percent victory is “a warning shot for Republicans.” Busby, however, got just one point more of the district's vote than did John Kerry in 2004.

    Schieffer had set up CBS's Tuesday night story about the San Diego County race: "Democrats believe they have a chance to take back control of Congress from the Republicans this year, and they're looking to a special election tonight for a sign that they may be right.” Jerry Bowen trumpeted how “when disgraced Republican Congressman Duke Cunningham went off to prison for taking millions of dollars in bribes, no one predicted what just may happen today as voters in this 25-year-long Republican stronghold pick his replacement: That a Democrat, local school board member Francine Busby, could emerge the winner." (Transcripts follow)

    Instead finding some time on Wednesday to inform viewers of the results of what Bowen had framed as a “referendum” on an unpopular President, the June 7 CBS Evening News led with the Marine Commandant's comments on Haditha and Schieffer managed to squeeze in short items on the same-sex marriage vote in the Senate and how the population of New Orleans has shifted to fewer blacks and more whites since Katrina, before a profile of Dallas Mavericks basketball team owner Mark Cuban.

    The NBC Nightly News didn't mention the California race on Tuesday or Wednesday and ABC's World News Tonight provided a brief item Wednesday night, though the newscast did not match CBS with a Tuesday preview story. On the June 7 World News Tonight, anchor Charles Gibson read this short item:


    "There was a significant congressional election yesterday in San Diego. A Republican won a congressional race with national implications. Democrats said Brian Bilbray's narrow victory in a solidly Republican district shows the GOP faces trouble this fall, but Republicans said all that counts is that they won."

    The transcript of the Tuesday, June 6 CBS Evening News story on the day of the election:

    Bob Schieffer: "Democrats believe they have a chance to take back control of Congress from the Republicans this year, and they're looking to a special election tonight for a sign that they may be right. It is an election in the 50th Congressional District in Southern California to fill the remaining seven months of Duke Cunningham's term. Here's Jerry Bowen."

    Jerry Bowen: "When disgraced Republican Congressman Duke Cunningham went off to prison for taking millions of dollars in bribes, no one predicted what just may happen today as voters in this 25-year-long Republican stronghold pick his replacement."

    Francine Busby, Democratic candidate: "People are just dissatisfied."

    Bowen: "That a Democrat, local school board member Francine Busby, could emerge the winner."

    Busby, waving at cars: "Thank you."

    Carl Luna, Mesa College: "It's a sign that the party has some trouble right now. If Francine Busby wins this, it means Karl Rove better start paying more attention to party politics and less to looming indictments."

    Bowen: "It's a race that's seen as a referendum on both the Republican Congress and the Republican President, whose popularity is sinking. Recent polls show Busby even or slightly ahead of former Republican Congressman, turned lobbyist, Brian Bilbray."

    Brian Bilbray, Republican candidate: "This is a marathon, not a sprint."

    Luna: "It doesn't help in this day and age if you're running as a former incumbent and a lobbyist. That's like running as a used car salesman."

    Bowen: "The contest has filled local air waves with not just negative but nasty TV ads from both sides. The National Republican Congressional Committee has spent more than $4.5 million in an effort to keep the seat. Vice President Cheney flew in to raise even more."

    Vice President Dick Cheney, from May: "I'm proud to join you in supporting Brian's campaign."

    Bowen: "Democrat Busby campaigned on the corruption issue. Bilbray took a stand for tougher immigration laws."

    Bilbray: "Illegal immigration is the issue."

    Bowen: "Which may convince conservatives to turn out despite their differences with him on things like stem cell research and abortion rights, which he favors."

    Unidentified Man: "He's doing what will get him votes."

    Bowen concluded: "And there is a lot at stake here. But the fact remains this race would not even be close were it not for voter discontent triggered by Duke Cunningham, the imprisoned ex-Congressman who could never say no to a bribe."
     
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    Wait, they did polls in Haverford? Are they talking about the college or the township. Because the college is liberal as you can get. And I cant say the township is very much less liberal. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure its fairly liberal.
     

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