Thursday, October 05, 2006


Well, it's been one helluva week with this Mark Foley story. I haven't seen a feeding frenzy like this in quite a while. The big question this week has been Dennis Hastert and whether he's going to resign as Speaker of the House. Allahpundit is predicting his resignation by the end of the day Friday. Meanwhile, Fox News is reporting that internal GOP polls show Hastert could be devastating for the party on election day.
"The data suggests Americans have bailed on the speaker," a Republican source briefed on the polling data told FOX News. "And the difference could be between a 20-seat loss and 50-seat loss."
I'm just not buying any of this. I have to agree with Maha Rushie when he pointed out that GOP resignations have never gotten the party anywhere. Newt resigned, Bob Livingston resigned...what possible good will Hastert resigning do? What the Republican base is looking for is not a party of quitters but a party of men and women that will fight! This is the biggest "October Surprise" that the Democrats have engineered at least since Bush's DUI in 2000 (and that was technically November). If the Repubs can campaign like hell, go on the offensive and drive the point home that the Dems have nothing to offer they could not only hold on to the Congress but maybe add a few key members (Michael Steele, I'm looking at you). A little bit of fight, that's all we ask.

Relipaundit adds: WELCOME RCP/BUZZTRACKER READERS! Take a look around. UPDATE: Here's how COUNTER COLUMN expressed it:
While Democrats have lured weak-assed Republicans into the mire of Foley's IMs to a 17/18 year-old kid, look at the rhetoric coming out of North Korea. Foley will be a footnote in history in three weeks. North Korea? Not so much.
Bottom-line: The MSM is relentlessly reporting the Foley crap to suppress the GOP turnout. DON'T FALL FOR IT!

1 comment:

Reliapundit said...

right on popinjay!

the ONLY hope the dem leftie doves have is to depress gop'ers and get them to stay home.

we mustn't let that happen.

if there's one thing we can and MUST do in the blogspohere the next four weeks it this:

fight the defeatism in our own ranks.