I think you hit the nail on the head. As for me, I'm going to make moves that will minimize my exposure to the tax increases that are on the way. -- Paul Nelson Arbor Solutions, Inc. 708-670-6978 Cell pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx -----cpf0000-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote: ----- To: "Open discussion among iSeries Users" <cpf0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx> From: "rick baird" <rick.baird@xxxxxxxxx> Sent by: cpf0000-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx Date: 11/08/2006 01:51PM Subject: [CPF0000] election post-mortem Looks like the dems took both houses. here are my thoughts. The voters voted for "change" and the Dems offered that. I would expect that less than 10% of the swing voters actually understand what they were changing to, but they wanted change, so they're going to get change. I change my underwear every day, sometimes twice. But they ran the campaign that guaranteed the win, and the republican without the credibility to say they were really conservatives couldn't retort, and to no one's surprise, the dems win and I offer my congratulations. But to paraphrase Robert Redford in "The Candidate": ok, you won, now what are you going to do? One thing is certain, this was not an endorsement of liberal values, because the democrats running didn't run on liberal values. In fact, they played up two issues and two issues only - we're not republicans and we don't like the war. that was plenty. Scenes of democrats nationwide moving rightward to make themselves electable - invoking God and Jesus, speaking in church and in redneck bars, avoiding the issues of taxes, entitlement spending and the economy, except in the most general terms. Few outside the bluest of blue districts ran on traditional liberal issues. Make no mistake, this was much more a rejection of the current crop of republicans who were more interested in feathering their own nests and protecting their own asses than they were doing their jobs and promoting conservative values. It's a wake up call, so look for the current leadership to be back-benched. Expect squeaky clean real conservatives such as Mike Pence and John Shadegg to lead the party for the next few years. -- This is the Open discussion among iSeries Users (CPF0000) mailing list To post a message email: CPF0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cpf0000 or email: CPF0000-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cpf0000.
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