lousiana in the hands of the democrats on this runoff

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Dec 8, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    the dems have another foothold in the republican south

    maybe the south is not all that republican after all

    and the GOP sent president bush, cheney, senator elizabeth dole, and others to try and win this runoff after they realized that the country may be losing patience with W's vendetta/personal war against saddam hussein and the slagging economy
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA

    well I went out & voted on Saturday...

    and Landrieu won by just a few percent points... :rolleyes:
  3. Backtothemac macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2002
    San Destin Florida
    Louisiana is historic for its support for Rebpublicans in the white house, Dole in 96, Bush in 92, 2000 etc.

    yet they continue to elect, well, Democrats continue to win, buy, well, you know their seats there.
  4. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Thank you eyelikeart for your vote, you are the sign of the coming changes.
    Its encouraging that it was close.

    The Democrats have no reason to claim any call for change, there has never been a Republican elected to the Senate from Lousiana. But as the South has gone I'm sure that Lousiana will soon follow.

    I think there is still hope for MA, if Mitt Romney does well as our governor he could be our Senator in the future.
  5. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    a senator from MA that is a republican is not what i would suspect next

    you mean that he would take kennedy's spot?

    he is like a god there...right?

    i see the kennedys staying in politics for a long time to come, and on the other side of the fence, i see the bush family staying around a long time, too

    i hear jeb's son is their next hope in the family

    maybe one day there will be a kennedy vs. bush election for president
  6. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    Looks like all of Bush's campaigning didn't have the desired effect. ;)
  7. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    There were rumors of Teddy Kennedy retiring if Shannon O'Brien had been elected. The plan was that she would nominate Joseph P Kennedy III, son of Robert Kenney, in hopes of continuing the dynasty.

    He's not the god that he was, the past is catching up, Liberal ideals are starting to wane. He campaigned heavily for Shannon.

    I see no Kennedy on the horizon to run for President.

    I agree that their are other Bush's in the wing, remember the speach at the convention.

    Americans no longer seem to want NE Liberals as President ex. Dukasis.
  8. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Liberals shooting themselves in the foot?

    Laura's Weekly E-Blast!

    Liberalism on Life Support

    Democrats are buoyed a bit by Sen. Mary Landrieu's win in Louisiana over
    Republican Suzie Terrell (yes, my prediction was wrong). But Senate seat
    or no Senate seat, liberalism is on a heart-lung machine.

    For 30 years, liberals have been essentially trying to scare voters into
    believing that Republicans want to create a religious state, roll back
    women's and minority's rights, impose their own rigid lifestyle on
    everyone else. A few weeks ago, Washington Post columnist William
    Raspberry charged that Attorney General John Ashcroft, left unchecked, was
    close to imposing his own brand of theocracy on America.

    As usual, the doomsday scenarios of liberalism are unfounded and expose
    the ideology's moral bankruptcy. Conservative Christians work tirelessly
    to expose religious persecution in China and around the world.
    Conservative leadership ensured that women in Afghanistan were rescued
    from oppression when our military forces decimated the Taliban. And it is
    conservative leadership that will ultimately liberate the Iraqi people
    from the decade of torture carried out by Saddam's henchmen. The British
    intelligence report released a few weeks ago documenting the methods of
    Hussein's torture (acid baths, de-limbing by hanging for hours, rape)
    received shockingly little coverage from a mainstream media eager to jump
    on such atrocities when they suit a particular liberal outcome. Even
    Amnesty International (which has posted similar torture accounts) threw
    water on the report-dismissing it as politically-motivated to justify war
    (which Amnesty is against).

    Today who, more than anyone else, is actively advancing the cause of civil
    liberties around the world? The Bush Administration (and its allies), and
    brave men and women in uniform. Liberals will never concede this because
    they don't approve of President Bush's means (military force, muscular
    foreign policy). Liberals want us to engage in a perpetual dialogue, with
    virtually any U.S. military action abroad approved first by the U.N. They
    are more apt to trust Blix over Bush.

    But following the liberal lead will leave the U.S. more vulnerable to
    attack as terrorist and their friends continue to plot while we
    "dialogue." And while we continue to consult with the UN Security Council
    and comb through thousands of pages of chicken scratch, life is getting
    worse for those millions who don't have the right to criticize their

    How does that advance the cause of liberalism? It doesn't. It is called
  9. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    Re: lousiana in the hands of the democrats on this runoff

    jef, you do of course realize that LA has never had a republican senator, right? When it comes to senate LA has always been a Democrat stronghold. The fact that Landrieu won by such a small margin bodes very badly for the Louisiana Democrat party.
  10. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Re: Re: lousiana in the hands of the democrats on this runoff

    She won by 52%, being a heavily Democrat state she should have won by 90%. 2/3's of LA is Democrat which is higher than MA. The Democrats should take no consollation in this win.

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