November 10, 2006

Over at Ankle Biting Pundits, Bull Dog Pundit has published his list of winners and losers for the 2006 election. It’s pretty good, I think, and I’m sure many others will be doing the same thing in the coming days and weeks. May I add a few of my own?

Winners:

* The insurgency in Iraq – Without a doubt the biggest winners of the election. The pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her base to force a timetable for an American withdrawal will be enormous. Whether it’s through a formal cut-and-run vote, or by simply cutting off or reducing operational funding, the insurgents know the Democrats’ victory virtually assures them of their own.

* Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – Iran’s loony President now knows there is NO way President Bush will ever get authorization for military action to take out his country’s nuclear program. If Israel doesn’t have the stones to do it on their own, the way is clear for Iran to attain its goal of producing, and sharing the technology to produce, a nuclear weapon. And the world will suddenly become a much more dangerous place.

* The United Nations – Don’t believe me? Notice how crass it was for crooked sleazeball Kofi Annan’s spokesman to release a statement celebrating the Republican’s loss. They know what it means – the end of John Bolton as Ambassador, and a more sympathetic ear from the Democrats.

* Government Lawyers and Special Councils: Expect the Dems to go full-bore on investigations into pre-Iraq war intelligence, and Iraq-related corruption involving war funding, awarding of contracts, financial mismangement, and funds misappropriation. The Republican-led Congress seemed unwilling to head up their own investigations, not wanting to undercut the Commander-in-Chief during a time of war, but the Democrats will not be so timid. Something that should have been done a long time ago, and a good thing in my view.

* Illegal immigrants: Between the impending push for both “comprehensive immigration reform” (read: guest worker amnesty) and an increase in the minimum wage, the Dems victory is big win for those workers here illegally. Unfortunately, their gain will come at the expense of legal citizens who will find it more difficult to find work as more companies are tempted to look for new ways of keeping their costs and payroll expenses down.

Losers:

* George W. Bush. The true measure of how good a President is, is how he leads when his party is in the minority in Congress. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton both knew how to work across party lines to get things done with a thought to their legacies. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think the guy has it in him. As I mentioned yesterday, for all intents and purposes, his Presidency is over.

* Dennis Hastert. Can we all now agree that the soon-to-be-former Speaker of the House and his staff are as politically tone-deaf as John Kerry?

* Don Rumsfeld. He’s only a loser because the President didn’t have the guts or foresight to cut him loose before the election. If he had done so, the Republicans would probably still be in power, and Rumsfeld could have gone out on a fairly high note, relatively-speaking. Instead, he’s a casualty of the elections in a move poorly conceived and executed by his boss.

* RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). Lincoln Chafee, Charlie Bass, et al got theirs in 2006. And good riddance to them. Nebraska’s Chuck Hagel and South Carolina’s Lindsay Graham should take a good look at the Endangered Species List, because in 2008 they’re next.

* Osama bin Laden: OBL is a loser because I think his carcass is lying dead in some cave along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. If he was still alive, I’m sure we would have heard from him commenting on the election in some way, along the way.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 01:53 | Comments (0)
No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment


goodboys.jpg


Search The Site



Recent Items

Categories

Archives
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006


Blogroll

Syndication

4 Goodboys Only

Site Info