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Monday, October 30, 2006

Can the Republicans Gain a Lasting Majority?

JB

The key sentence in this premature requiem for Karl Rove's political influence in the Republican Party is the last one, in which Rove states matter of factly that the fate of the conservative movement does not stand or fall on the results of the 2006 elections: "1938 was a huge wipeout for the Democrats -- do you think that was the end of the New Deal?"

The comparison speaks volumes about what Rove and Bush are attempting: a fundamental realignment of American politics that will create a conservative Republican majority for a generation. In this analogy, 2000 is to 1932 as 2004 is to 1936, and as 2006 might be to 1938. But there is one important difference between the two time periods. Democrats won by landslides in 1932 and 1936, racking up sizeable majorities in the House and the Senate. They lost some ground in 1938-- in part due to unpopularity over court packing, in part due to a deteriorating economy-- but they did not lose control of either house of Congress. And in 1940 Roosevelt was elected to an unprecedented third term, while maintaining sizeable Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress. Similarly, during the heyday of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the Democrats not only controlled all the branches of government, they also controlled both houses of Congress by decisive margins.

To make the lasting kinds of changes that Bush and Rove seek, the Republicans need to gain a significant majority of American voters over a sustained period. They have not managed to do that yet.

There have been no Republican landslides for the Presidency since the 1980s, or for Congress since 1994. Since 1994 they have never had more than 232 seats in the House, or 55 seats in the Senate. (After the 1964 elections, the Democratic numbers were 295 and 68, respectively; after the 1936 election they were an astonishing 334 and 76-- with a smaller House and Senate!)

Even in the current six years of one party government, the Republicans have never enjoyed the sheer power that liberal Democrats had when they transformed American society during the New Deal and the Civil Rights Revolution. (Indeed, to put it another way, even after their losses in 1938 the Democrats had larger majorities in both the House and the Senate than the Republicans have ever had in their most *successful* years since 1994: 262 seats in the House, 69 seats in the Senate. Rove may call that a "huge wipeout" for the Democrats, but I'll bet he'd be delighted to have Republican majorities that large.) In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan was checked by a Democratic-controlled Congress. When the Republicans tried to dominate American politics after the 1994 elections (with considerably smaller majorities than the Democrats enjoyed during the New Deal and the Civil Rights Revolution), they were beaten back by Clinton in the government shutdown showdown. When they sought to impeach Clinton, they failed to remove him and even lost seats in the 1998 elections.

Repeatedly the conservative movement has tried to achieve the hegemonic status that the Democratic Party enjoyed during the 1930s and then briefly during the 1960s-- significantly altering assumptions of government and constitutionalism. Each time they have come close, they have either been stopped or have stumbled due to self-inflicted wounds.

Rove may have hoped that the 2000 and 2004 elections would be the beginnings of a fundamental transformation like the New Deal and the Civil Rights Revolution. But 2000 wasn't a landslide-- Bush didn't even win a popular majority, and 2004 was a moderately close contest. And things haven't turned out exactly as Rove hoped since the 2004 election. Even so, Rove is correct that what happens in 2006 won't necessarily settle things once and for all. If Bush had been turned out of office in 2004, that would tell a very different story. But a loss in mid-year elections in 2006 doesn't necessarily spell the end of the Republican Revolution.

Much depends on whether the Republicans can successfully recreate a National Security/Values Coalition, find a movement conservative to win the Presidency decisively in 2008, regain Congress by significant margins, and grow those margins over time, just as the Democrats did in the 1930's. If they can do all of these things, then Rove's plan will be vindicated. But that means that we won't know whether Rove's plan succeeds for many years.

Rove may know something about the 2006 elections that everyone else doesn't. Or he may be counting on 2008 to provide the landslide victory that will cement a Republican majority for a generation. If Iraq continues the way it has been, this does not seem likely. But politics has a way of changing very quickly in a very short period of time. On September 10th, 2001, the Bush Presidency seemed stalled. A day later, it had new life and a new set of political goals-- fighting the War on Terror-- that it had every reason to believe would unite the Republican Party and finally carry it to a permanent majority.


Comments:

In answer to the question which headlines your post, Professor, the answer is clearly, "We hope not." Or, at least, to the extent that by "Republican" we mean this adminstration which has done so much damage to the institutions of our nation in the pursuit of a sham of "justice" against the murderers of nine-one-one, we must hope not. Hard to believe this is "the party of Lincoln." That tremor you feel is no doubt Honest Abe spinning in his grave.
 

VOTE 4 REPUBLICANS REJECT DEMOCRATIC MEDIEVAL DARK AGE POLICIES: by KALKI GAUR
Kalki Gaur, Editor World Press Club, Washington DC, 9:00 AM, Tuesday, October 31, 2006. Blacks should vote for the Party of Condi-Rice and for the Party of Lincoln not for the Pro-Slavery Democratic Party. If you want America where Church rules then vote Democratic Medievalism. If you want modern expansionist PetroPax Americana then vote Republican Petro-Modernism. Choice is yours. When American voters go to polling booths on November 7, 2006, they can vote either for Democratic Medievalism or for Republican Pax Americana. It is a clear choice. Democratic Party represents Religious Medievalism. Republican Party represents secular Machiavellian Modernism. The Two Party System no longer represents the same wine in differently colored bottles. Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel P. Huntington, Madeleine Albright represent the pro-China patriarchal iconoclast fundamentalist intolerant Axis of Medieval in American Politics that seeks to implement the End of Time eschatology of Prophetic Christians that conducted foreign policy to implement the religious agenda through an alliance with genocidal Islamic terrorism and Communist extremism. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice represent the morally right secular axis of modernity that seeks to implement the Oil agenda through an alliance with nuclear India and via War on Islamic terrorism. The elections of November 2006 and 2006 present to American Voters an opportunity to choose between Medievalism and Modernity. The Congressional Cox Report Jan 1999, details how Democrats allowed the theft of American nuclear technology to China and other countries? Global Axis of Medieval engineered the transfer of nuclear weapon technology to Pakistan, Iran, Malaysia and North Korea to ignite Christian-Islamic Armageddon to fulfill End of Time Eschatology. Democratic Party of 2006 resembles the Civil War era pro-Slavery Party, where Blacks play no significant role in corridors of power. Blacks, Latinos and Immigrants should vote for Party of Black woman secretary Condi Rice. Bill Clinton has kicked out Blacks and Latinos and Immigrants from corridors of power of the Democratic Party in all big States, namely, New York, California and Illinois.
APOCALYPTIC END OF TIME AGENDA OF JIMMY CARTER IS PURE EVIL CORE OF AXIS OF MEDIEVAL: The Reverend Jim Jones of Jonestown fame that caused mass murders in Guyana on November 18, 1978, represents the True face of Democratic President Jimmy Carter (1976-1980). The Axis of Medieval that Jimmy Carter seeks to create the Jamestown Guyana type mayhem in Burma and Nepal. Jimmy Carter represents the smiling face of Evil that lurched in Rev. Jim James of Jamestown Guyana. As a Democratic President Jimmy Carter made United States a laughing stock of the world and he betrayed United States by refusing to attack Iran to liberate American embassy prisoners and now he is conspiring to sabotage Republican President George Bush’s determined effort to tame Iran. Jimmy Carter is the patron-Saint Father of Ayatollahs, Islamic theocracy and Islamic Terrorism. Jimmy Carter was also responsible for the genocide of Buddhists under Catholic Communist Pol Pot of Cambodia. President John F. Kennedy overthrew the democratically elected government of Cheddi Jagan in Guyana, who was of Indian origin. Kennedy-Carter-Clinton Administration belonged to Christian Religious Right Conservative Conspiracy and sought to promote religious interests of monotheism fundamentalism even at the cost of national interests of the United States.
PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER FATHER OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: President Jimmy created Islamic terrorism and Iranian Shiite Theocracy. President Jimmy carter organized the overthrow of enlightened Shah of Iran and engineered the enthronement of Ayatollah Khomenini. Jimmy Carter sabotaged democratically elected government of Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar and ruled out the transfer of power to Military generals in Iran. The pro-Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Islamic modernization policies put into place by President Jimmy Carter, while he was in office, at behest of Christian Religious Right Conservative Conspiracy laid the Islamic terrorist forces in motion that resulted in Islamic terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. President Carter has been the patron saint of Osama Ben Laden and al Qaeda. President carter could be held responsible for 9/11 terrorist attacks. Novice President Clinton appointed the officials of the Carter Secretary of State to first Clinton administration, who conspired to legitimize Islamic terrorism, al Qaeda and Osama Ben Laden. President Carter should be worshipped at Mecca as American Father of Islamic Terrorism, Islamic Theocracy, Al Qaeda and Osama Ben Laden and his likes. The religious right conspiracy that Jimmy Carter presides over could cause more harm to the secular United States than that of his protégé Islamic terrorism. Ideas of Jimmy Carter present greater threat to secular USA than Islamic terrorism.
JIMMY CARTER CREATED ISLAMIC & NORTH KOREAN ATOM BOMB: Ex-President Jimmy Carter is responsible for the North Korean Nuclear explosion by his negotiations with North Korea during Clinton Administration. President Carter cemented the Mecca-Vatican ties that united the forces of extremism and fundamentalism. President Carter was very friendly with the Jones of Guyana that resulted in the massacre of American Christians in Guyana and murder of American lawmaker in the jungles of Guyana. As the leader of Christian religious right conservative conspiracy and patron of Islamic extremism, Islamic fundamentalism, Islamic terrorism and Islamic theocracy, President carter is engaged in implementing the agenda of Apocalyptic End of Time Eschatology Teleology now. If white Western Christian Civilization continue to accept Jimmy Carter as responsible American politician by virtue of his being ex-President then the fate of the Apocalyptic White Christian world would be doomed to the delight of Prophetic Christians as the advice of President Jimmy Carter can only lead to the death of the Christian Civilization as we know it. More than Osama Ben Laden, Christians like Jimmy Carter would cause the Apocalyptic End of White Christian Civilization in not so distant a future. Just as Pope conspired with barbarian invaders to Rome in 415 AD, similarly Democrats like Jimmy Carter conspiring with Islamic terrorism to engineer the descent of New Global Dark Age in Western hemisphere in 21st Century. Secular USA can also fall in 21st Century, just as Roman Empire fell in 415 AD, once religious extremism got control over Roman Empire. Now, the Islamic terrorism and Christian fundamentalism presents the threat to USA, similar to that presented by barbarian invasions of Roman Empire in 415 AD. Christian Fundamentalism might have provided logistic and ideological support to Wahhabi terrorists for 9/11 attacks on secular United States, especially in the ensuing Anthrax attacks. Patriotic WASPs need to be vigilant in ongoing War on Terrorism to ward off dangers of sabotage for Axis of Medievalism. Next time Islamic terrorists will attack United States with Islamic Nukes, to fulfill the Apocalyptic Fatima Prophesy of Armageddon. Prophetic Christians might foolishly join the War of Religions on the side of nuke-armed Islamic terrorism. Patriotic WASPs must take preventive measures to break the emerging Nexus of Islamic terrorism and Apocalyptic Prophetic Christianity.
CARTER AGAINST USA-INDIA NUKE DEAL: President Jimmy Carter is against Indo-US Nuke Deal reported HindustanTimes.com Friday, October 27, 2006. On a visit to India after 28 years, former American President Jimmy Carter saw no threat to Asian peace or world peace from India’s intentions to acquire atomic energy sources to generate power, but is firm that New Delhi ought to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Though he has no authority in government to thwart the deal, Carter does not favor the Indo-US civil nuclear deal because, he said, there is need to discourage testing and development of nuclear weapons and the spread of fissile material. Hastening to add that his concerns were global, not India-specific, Carter said, "any nation with nuclear weapons should be under the NPT. It is my hope that the NPT becomes universally acceptable," said the 82-year-old Nobel laureate, who was severely critical of the US administration’s handling of the North Korean nuclear issue. Carter said he hoped other aspects of the bilateral relationship would not be affected if the Indo-US civil nuclear deal fails to go through the US Congressional process.
JIMMY CARTER IS THE PURE EVIL CORE OF GLOBAL AXIS OF MEDIEVAL IN AMERICAN POLITICS: Jimmy Carter represents the Evil Core of Axis of Medieval Fundamentalism. Wahhabi Al Qaeda represent the Core of Islamic Medievalism. Beijing China represents the Evil Core of Axis of Communist Medievalism. The Pure Evil resides at the Core of the Global Axis of Medievalism that conspiring to descend New Global Dark Age on the world in 21st Century to implement the End of Time Apocalyptic agenda. What one can expect from Jimmy carter who is the Father of Islamic Theocracy, Islamic Terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism? Jimmy Carter is so ludicrous that it is not worth wasting time on him, as he is determined to bring White Christian Civilization to an Apocalyptic End in alliance with his buddies in Iran to cause Christian-Islamic Armageddon, by his evil design to sabotage USA-India Nuclear deal that President George Bush signed with India, as President Bush is 100 times more competent than President Jimmy Carter. The people and Capitol Hill have a choice to make, whether they support the morally Good George Bush or morally Evil Jimmy Carter. The choice that the people of the United States would make, shall determine the fate of the Christian World and would determine whether likes of Jimmy carter would succeed in causing Apocalyptic damage to Christian civilization, with their determined pursuit of End of Time agenda. Apocalyptic teleology of ex-President Democratic Jimmy Carter presents greater threat to the secular WASP Protestant United States than al Qaeda or Osama Ben Laden. It is high time that Republican Neocons should grab the horns of the Evil directly rather than let is cause Armageddon by stealth to establish theocracy in USA. As President, Jimmy carter made United States the laughing stock of the world by his failure to attack Iran to free American embassy staff imprisoned by Ayatollah Khomeini. Was President carter on the payroll of Ayatollah Khomeini that Pentagon did nothing to invade Iran? Many patriotic WASPs consider President Jimmy Carter a traitor for his failure to use force to liberate American embassy officials held prisoners in Tehran. As a diplomat and Commander in Chief president Jimmy carter holds the greatest distinction of formulating most stupid foreign policy during his tenure as the President of USA. With Jimmy Carter as leader and a friend the United States does not need any enemy. So far as foreign policy is considered Jimmy Carter can only be called a Traitor to USA when compared to the patriotic George Bush and Condi Rice. In the eyes of patriotic WASPs in American politics Democrat Jimmy Carter represents the Core of Axis of Evil and on other hand Republican Bush-Condi Rice represent Core of Axis of Virtue. Axis of Evil caused 9/11 Terrorism and Axis of Virtue waged war on Terrorism. The Election of November 2006 and forthcoming November 2008 Elections, provide American Voters a Clear Choice, whether to Vote for Axis of Evil or vote for Axis of Virtue. Remember the 9/11 attacks would not have taken place without the active involvement of Core of Axis of Medieval. Remember the Pure Evil core of Axis of Medieval wants to destroy secular WASP United States just as in 415 AD it destroyed secular Roman Empire to cause European Medieval Dark Age, to engineer in the 21st Century the descent of Looming Global Dark Age on the White Christian Western World, to fulfill the End of Time eschatology of Prophetic Christians. To secular WASPs and patriotic Neocons Jimmy Carter and Osama Ben Laden represents the two sides of same Coin of Evil. Hindu, Buddhist and Pagan Civilizations representing more than 3.5 Billion people denounce the Evil represented by likes of Jimmy Carter as well as Osama Ben Laden. Dear American Voters, please prudently think before you vote on November 7, 2006, it is a vote for or against Evil.
ANTI-BLACK DEMOCRATIC PARTY: From Civil War up to 1964 Democrats were anti-Blacks, anti-Latinos and anti-immigrants. Party of Lincoln, the Republican Party had been pro-Blacks from the Civil war up to 1964. President Carter (1977-1981) and President Clinton (1992-2000) engineered to kick out Blacks and Latinos our of leadership position in the Democratic corridors of power and replaced them by fundamentalist religious leaders and Wall Street donors. In American Elections 2006, the Republican Party is the preferred party of choice for Blacks and Latinos. The Democrat’s Ideology of Medievalism seeks to break the Constitutional Wall that separates the State and the Church in the United States. The Republican Modernism seeks to empower American Blacks vis-à-vis East European immigrants and secures Energy Security of Industrial America by controlling Oil and Gas reserves of the Middle East. If you want to vote for the Party of Church, then vote Democrats. If you want to vote for Pax Americana then vote for Republicans. The choice that you would make shall determine the 21st Century.
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There has been a center-right (although not always an Elephant) majority in this country at the Presidential level since Reagan and overall since 1994. The party realignment just took longer than the ideological one.

If the Donkeys manage a tiny majority over the Elephants in the next House (the Senate is a lost cause for you), it will be because of about a dozen Donkeys are running as conservatives as Brian observed in the post below.

It is instructive that the Donkey running in my deep red district around Colorado Springs refuses to even identify himself as a Democrat. In a radio debate yesterday, he ran from the term "liberal" like a scalded cat and kept comparing himself to Reagan.

My friends, the candidate closest to your leftist views listed in the blog above is Ned Lamont. Lamont will be thrashed in a deep blue state by a supporter of the Iraq War.

Don't confuse traditional 6th year weariness with the party in power with some sort of an ideological realignment.

Indeed, if you want to save yourself yet another cycle of heartbreak, I would not assume that the Donkeys are even taking the house. The media polls consistently oversample Donkey respondents who never show up at the polls. I see no evidence in actual voting in special elections and primaries of increased Donkey turnout. In contrast, the Elephant GOTV effort seems to be at or above 2004 levels. Early and absentee voting, which Elephants disproportionately use, is up from previous elections. If the media polls keep tightening, the Elephant GOTV effort will most likely add 3-5 points onto what the Elephant candidate is getting in the final media polls make this a status quo election.

If I had to guess, the Elephants will lose 8-12 seats in the House and 2-3 in the Senate. If either Guliani or McCain run as the GOP candidate in 2008, the GOP should recover all of those losses.
 

The Republican party will never enjoy an age of dominance like the Democrats enjoyed during the New Deal era or the Great Society era. And the reason is simple: the policies the Republican party supports aren't good ones. They are, for the most part, bad ideas that are doomed to crash against the shores of reality sooner or later. That will make it very difficult to for the GOP to sustain any lasting majority.
 

Third world war: please your stuf on you own blog and don't pollute this thread by cutting and pasting illegible stuff (particularly when it is your own).
 

CNN did a poll recently asking people about their policy preferences and a sizable majority still followed the Reagan principles of limited government. Indeed, the GOPs current problems very likely has far more to do with the conservative majority's irritation at the Elephants spending like drunken Donkeys over the past 6 years rather than any resurgence of 60s style liberalism.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/27/
poll.government/index.html
 

On September 10th, 2001, the Bush Presidency seemed stalled. A day later, it had new life and a new set of political goals-- fighting the War on Terror-- that it had every reason to believe would unite the Republican Party and finally carry it to a permanent majority.

Dubya "hit the trifecta". There should have been no one more happy with the events of 9/11/2001 -- excepting Osama himself -- than Dubya and Rove. A perfect vehicle for their partisan political machinations. They must have wondered how they could be so blessed. Unfortunately for them, their eyes were bigger than their stomachs, and they haven't been able to handle the surfeit of riches presented them; despite their desires, they've mucked things up so badly it's difficult for even the most apathetic to not take notice of their incompetence and underhandedness. Their remaining supporters just pretend not to notice....

Cheers,
 

"Bart" Dealma says:

It is instructive that the Donkey running in my deep red district around Colorado Springs refuses to even identify himself as a Democrat.

Colorado Springs? <*cue Monty Python*> "Say no more, say no more." It seems "Bart" is of the considered opinion, validated by his day-to-day experiences, that Colorado Springs is just a microcosm, a miniature of the True United States of America. The Democrat there doesn't stand a "prayer" (so to speak), but that's not where the tide has turned ... yet.

Cheers,
 

"Bart" DePalma:

My friends, the candidate closest to your leftist views listed in the blog above is Ned Lamont. Lamont will be thrashed in a deep blue state by a supporter of the Iraq War.

Oh, you mean "Holy" Joe>!?!?! The guy who's spending his remaining advertising trying to insist that he's always been against the war and critical of the preznit?

Cheers,
 

"Bart" DePalma says:

I see no evidence in actual voting in special elections and primaries of increased Donkey turnout....

NP. Remember that "Bart", with his Amazing RepublicVision™ glasses on, can see things we can't see ... and therefore also doesn't see the things that we see that get blocked by the amazing sights he does see ... you know, like the Schmidt/Hackett special election? In fact, "Bart" also "saw" that DailyKos was "0 for 20" in candidates they had been backing.... Those glasses are miraculous!

Cheers,
 

Look At The House

I recently did a rather long post "What A Dem Landslide Could Mean," in which I looked at the role of House elections--with particular attention at those since 1890. It's clear from this that realigning presidential elections are associated with 2 consecutive wave elections (true also of Jackson and Lincoln before the time-period I studied). Usually, the realigning presidential election comes with the second House election, but in 1896, it came two years later.

When Rove points to 1938, he is not only ignoring the points made in this post about the total levels of Democratic dominance, he is also ignoring the fact that 1930 and 1932 House elections produced a combined shift of 34.2% to the Democrats.

On a larger scale, he is ignoring two fundamtental facts: First, that following each Presidential realignment, the other party comes back. It has what may be called a "failed realignment" in which it wins back the House and the Presidency, but never convincingly enough to change the basic premises of the political system. The Democrats under Wilson arguably came the closest in their failed realignment. By contrast, the GOP in the 1940s and 50s was significantly less successful. They became more successful at the presidential level after 1968, but here's where we come to the second fundamental fact: the GOP never won two back-to-back wave elections after 1932.

That is why the New Deal Party sytem still endures, albeit in a weakened, "dealigned" form, where ticket-splitting and large numbers of independents characterize a good deal of our politics. The Democrats are still the working class party, and the Republicans are still the party of business elites and their cultural reinforcers--most notably, the media and the church.

The real challenge for the Democrats is to re-establish the realigned form of the New Deal Party system. If history remains true as a guide, this will take at least two wave elections in a row--2006 and 2008. So, in that perverse sense, Rove is indeed correct.

The DLC/media rhetoric that a too-liberal Democratic House could lose back control to the GOP in 2008 fails to recognize what the longterm data show: longterm dominance comes from establishing a strong, clear party identity. The Democrats need to decisively establish their identity in the next two years, not simply echo the GOP, or they will not break out of the current dealigned system.

Of course there are foolish ways to push a liberal agenda, which should be avoided. But it is even more foolish to simply aim for a GOP-lite approach. The GOP will demonize them no matter what they do. So they need to take actions that can be used to counter the demonization. They need to be clear and unambiguous. Let the GOP scream "liberal, liberal, liberal!" It will be good advertising.
 

NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHRISTIANS SUPPORT SECULAR IMPERIAL REPUBLICANS BUSH CONDI RICE: by KALKI GAUR
Kalki Gaur, Editor World Press Club, Washington DC, 7:30 AM, Saturday, November 4, 2006.
SECULARISTS OUTNUMBER CHRISTIAN FANATICS: Secular Americans vote for secular imperial agenda of Republican Bush administration. Secular Americans outnumber religious right Christians. Non-denominational Christians number more than 180 million and are overwhelmingly secular and outnumber Catholics, Evangelicals and prophetic Christians combined. Non Denominational Christians openly reject Christian Religious Right Conservatives. Non-Denominational Churches represent true Christianity as is revealed by Da Vinci Code and Gospel of Judas. Non-Denominational Christians support Secular Petro-imperial Agenda of Republican Bush Administration and reject Islamic terrorism.
DEMOCRATS LOVE TERRORISTS TERRORISM: Vote Republicans because Democrats loved protected nurtured Islamic terrorists during Clinton administration, while Bush waged war on terrorism. Jimmy Carter created empowered Ayatollah Khomeini. Bill Clinton created nurtured financed Osama Ben Laden, Taleban, Al Qaeda. Bill Clinton rewarded Osama Ben Laden for World Trade Center bombing and Nairobi Embassy bombing with the Taleban Kingdom of Afghanistan. Bill Clinton overthrew the government of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaj Sharief because he offered to arrest Osama Ben Laden and hand over to USA. Democrats, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton developed very deep ties with intolerant monotheist Islamic terrorism to implement the hidden patriarchal monotheist agenda to engineer the descent of New Dark Age and End of Time Apocalypse. Bush wages war on Islamic Terrorism, Democrats support Islamic and Maoist terrorism. No wonder Americans reject Democrats and reject Terrorism and Vote for Republicans. Jimmy Carter is the Father and Smiling Face of Shiite Iranian Terrorism and Jonestown Massacre. Bill Clinton is the patron of Chinese and Pakistan theft of nuclear weapon technology and components and father of Islamic Terrorism.
KING vs. PRIEST CLASH IN ELECTIONS: Vote Republicans in American Elections as it is a replay of Clash of King versus Priest and Business versus Crime. Republicans represent the interests of King and Business. Democrats represent the interests of Priest and Crime. Republicans want White House to be King over world’s Oil and Gas reserves and are pro-Business. Democrats want to make White House the Servant of the Church and Pope. Democrats created financial frauds as all frauds took place during Democratic Administrations, namely, Enron, WorldCom and Marc Rich. Elect Republicans and Dump Democrats. US Elections are classic war between Good versus Evil, except when in 4,500+ Election Canvassing Boards both parties join forces to fraudulently manipulate the entire election process to keep good politicians and third parties win elections.
GLOBALIZATION OF POLITICS FAVORS REPUBLICANS: All politics in America were local earlier that allowed Priests at the pulpit overwhelming clout in campaign fund raising, volunteer force mobilization and local level attitude formation. The Papacy, religious right conservative conspiracy took advantage of the situation to get their nominees elected, namely, archconservative Catholic John F. Kennedy, Masonic Lodge Leader Gerald Ford, Baptist Jimmy Carter and Baptist Bill Clinton, which allowed the Church to misuse the power of the White House to implement anti-pagan anti-Buddhist anti-Hindu patriarchal iconoclast intolerant monotheist agenda worldwide, in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iran, Haiti, South Korea, China, Burma, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, etc. The stagnant white Christian population and end of East European immigration, rising population of USA crossing 300 million mark and globalization of politics ended or lessened the role of Church in American elections and primaries nomination process. There is no permanent political machinery and political cadre except that of salaried or elected politicians in United States. The entire American election process is fraudulently manipulated at the grass root level at 4500+ County Canvassing Boards, which are controlled by salaries party officials of two major political parties, Republicans and Democrats. If Internet Political Blogosphere succeeds in mobilizing Voters turnout and voters voting behavior in American elections would result in the decline of the role of religious right conservative conspiracy in American election process. The American politics is heading towards Three Party System, where the new Third Party shall become the second strongest political party in America. Since Republican Party funded by secular leaders of economy and Oil, it would emerge stronger than the Democratic Party, which has ejected Blacks, Latinos and Immigrants from the top corridors of power. Before 2020 the top three political parties in declining order shall be Republican Party, Third Party, and Democratic Party. Remember as a sitting President Bill Clinton had declared that Pope John Paul II is the God’s representative on earth. No wonder patriotic Neocon WASPs fear that Democrats have a hidden agenda to transform Oval Office as an Executive Office working for the Church or Papacy. The Globalization of Politics means that the United States of 300+ million population would prefer Republicans over Democrats in Elections 2006 and 2008, to ensure that secular economic Oil interests determine US foreign policies rather than the diktat of the Church or Papacy.
GOOD GUYS Vs BAD GUYS: United States is a Two-Headed Giant, where First Head is of the Good Guy Republican America that wants to create American Empire. The Second Head is of Bad Guys Democrats that wants to make White House the Servant Quarters of the Church and Papacy. Good Guys want to Rule the Oil World, wage war on Terrorism and befriend India and Democracies. Bad Guys want Pope to Rule America and nurture Islamic Terrorism and Communist intolerance and overthrow democracies. Choice is yours. Vote your conscience on 7th November 2006. Vote for Virtue and Dump Evil.
REJECT DEMOCRATIC AGENDA OF DECEPTION NEWSPEAK DOUBLETHINK: Democratic Party, Presidents Administrations are experts in Deception and fool people by proving that Black is White, Upside is Downside, Good is Bad, Evil is Virtue and this is recognized worldwide as Wilsonian Policy of Deception Newspeak Doublethink. Republicans especially Bush and Rice are straight shooters. Petro-Pax-Americana in Afghanistan, Iraq and possibly Iran, is a Virtue and good for American economy and a moral imperative for War on Islamic Terrorism. Vote against Democratic Deception Newspeak. Clinton Carter Kennedy weakened America. Reagan and Bush empowered America and destroyed Communism.
DEMOCRATS UNFIT FOR OVAL OFFICE: American Blacks, Latinos and WASPs should vote for the Republicans in elections 206 and 2008 to protect and empower secular Petro-Pax-Americana. The Carter, Clinton and Kennedy Administrations represented the New Dark Age of Axis of Medieval that harmed the national interests of the United States by extra-constitutional misuse of the power of the White House to implement the hidden Iconoclast Monotheist Agenda of the Church. The Election 2006 is the electoral clash of Democratic Medievalism Vs Republican Machiavellian Colonialism. Democrats have offered no policy alternatives, except to deploy Inquisitions for Republican sexual digressions, the same Democrats who opposed Monica Lewinski allegations. The 2006 Election Clash of Religious Democratic Medievalism Vs Secular Republican Petro-Colonialism is a Real Choice for American Voters. Americans have to choose between Pope’s lobbyists or Oil lobbyists, and between Fundamentalism-Terrorism Axis or War on Terrorism. American Voters now have an election opportunity to choose between Democratic Religious Medievalism and accommodation of Islamic Terrorism and secular Republican Machiavellian Petro-Colonialism and War on Islamic Terrorism. Democrats want the Global New Dark Age to descend on Earth. Republicans wants the New Age of Colonialism in 21st Century. Democratic Party represents Dark Age Medievalism. Republican Party represents Secular Machiavellian Modernism. The Two Party System no longer represents the same wine in differently colored bottles. Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Samuel P. Huntington, Madeleine Albright represent the pro-China patriarchal iconoclast fundamentalist intolerant Axis of Medieval in American Politics that seeks to implement the End of Time eschatology of Prophetic Christians that conducted foreign policy to implement the religious agenda through an alliance with genocidal Islamic terrorism and Communist extremism. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice represent the morally right secular axis of modernity that seeks to implement the Oil agenda through an alliance with nuclear India and via War on Islamic terrorism. The elections of November 2006 and 2006 present to American Voters an opportunity to choose between Medievalism and Modernity. The Congressional Cox Report Jan 1999, details how Democrats allowed the theft of American nuclear technology to China and other countries? Global Axis of Medieval engineered the transfer of nuclear weapon technology to Pakistan, Iran, Malaysia and North Korea to ignite Christian-Islamic Armageddon to fulfill End of Time Eschatology.
APOCALYPTIC AGENDA OF JIMMY CARTER IS EVIL CORE OF AXIS OF MEDIEVAL: To Republican Neocons, Democrat Jimmy Carter was a Traitor to USA, as he refused to invade Iran to free Americans. As a Democratic President Jimmy Carter made United States a laughing stock of the world and he betrayed United States by refusing to attack Iran to liberate American embassy prisoners and now he is conspiring to sabotage Republican President George Bush’s determined effort to tame Iran. Jimmy Carter is the patron-Saint Father of Ayatollahism, Islamic theocracy and Islamic Terrorism. Jimmy Carter symbolizes Evil Medievalism, which is morally wrong. George Bush & Condi Rice symbolizes Machiavellian Colonialism, which is morally right.
PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER FATHER OF ISLAMIC TERRORISM: Jimmy Carter Created Terrorism. George Bush wages War on Terrorism. President Jimmy created Islamic terrorism and Iranian Shiite Theocracy. President Jimmy carter organized the overthrow of enlightened Shah of Iran and engineered the enthronement of Ayatollah Khomenini. Jimmy Carter sabotaged democratically elected government of Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar and ruled out the transfer of power to Military generals in Iran. The pro-Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Islamic modernization policies put into place by President Jimmy Carter, while he was in office, at behest of Christian Religious Right Conservative Conspiracy laid the Islamic terrorist forces in motion that resulted in Islamic terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001. President Carter has been the patron saint of Osama Ben Laden and al Qaeda. President carter could be held responsible for 9/11 terrorist attacks. Novice President Clinton appointed the officials of the Carter Secretary of State to first Clinton administration, who conspired to legitimize Islamic terrorism, al Qaeda and Osama Ben Laden. President Carter should be worshipped at Mecca as American Father of Islamic Terrorism, Islamic Theocracy, Al Qaeda and Osama Ben Laden and his likes. The religious right conspiracy that Jimmy Carter presides over could cause more harm to the secular United States than that of his protégé Islamic terrorism. Ideas of Jimmy Carter present greater threat to secular USA than Islamic terrorism.
JIMMY CARTER CREATED ISLAMIC & NORTH KOREAN ATOM BOMB: Ex-President Jimmy Carter is responsible for the North Korean Nuclear explosion by his negotiations with North Korea during Clinton Administration. President Carter cemented the Mecca-Vatican ties that united the forces of extremism and fundamentalism. President Carter was very friendly with the Jones of Guyana that resulted in the massacre of American Christians in Guyana and murder of American lawmaker in the jungles of Guyana. As the leader of Christian religious right conservative conspiracy and patron of Islamic extremism, Islamic fundamentalism, Islamic terrorism and Islamic theocracy, President carter is engaged in implementing the agenda of Apocalyptic End of Time Eschatology Teleology now. If white Western Christian Civilization continue to accept Jimmy Carter as responsible American politician by virtue of his being ex-President then the fate of the Apocalyptic White Christian world would be doomed to the delight of Prophetic Christians as the advice of President Jimmy Carter can only lead to the death of the Christian Civilization as we know it. More than Osama Ben Laden, Christians like Jimmy Carter could cause the Apocalyptic End of White Christian Civilization in not so distant a future. Just as Pope conspired with barbarian invaders to Rome in 415 AD, similarly Democrats like Jimmy Carter conspiring with Islamic terrorism to engineer the descent of New Global Dark Age in Western hemisphere in 21st Century. Secular USA can also fall in 21st Century, just as Roman Empire fell in 415 AD, once religious extremism got control over Roman Empire. Now, the Islamic terrorism and Christian fundamentalism presents the threat to USA, similar to that presented by barbarian invasions of Roman Empire in 415 AD. Christian Fundamentalism might have provided logistic and ideological support to Wahhabi terrorists for 9/11 attacks on secular United States, especially in the ensuing Anthrax attacks. Patriotic WASPs need to be vigilant in ongoing War on Terrorism to ward off dangers of sabotage for Axis of Medievalism. Next time Islamic terrorists will attack United States with Islamic Nukes, to fulfill the Apocalyptic Fatima Prophesy of Armageddon. Prophetic Christians might foolishly join the War of Religions on the side of nuke-armed Islamic terrorism. Patriotic WASPs must take preventive measures to break the emerging Nexus of Islamic terrorism and Apocalyptic Prophetic Christianity. Democrats created Islamic Atom Bomb, and Republicans fight to tame Islamic Atom Bomb.
CARTER AGAINST USA-INDIA NUKE DEAL: President Jimmy Carter is against Indo-US Nuke Deal reported HindustanTimes.com Friday, October 27, 2006. On a visit to India after 28 years, former American President Jimmy Carter saw no threat to Asian peace or world peace from India’s intentions to acquire atomic energy sources to generate power, but is firm that New Delhi ought to sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Though he has no authority in government to thwart the deal, Carter does not favor the Indo-US civil nuclear deal because, he said, there is need to discourage testing and development of nuclear weapons and the spread of fissile material. Hastening to add that his concerns were global, not India-specific, Carter said, "any nation with nuclear weapons should be under the NPT. It is my hope that the NPT becomes universally acceptable," said the 82-year-old Nobel laureate, who was severely critical of the US administration’s handling of the North Korean nuclear issue. Carter said he hoped other aspects of the bilateral relationship would not be affected if the Indo-US civil nuclear deal fails to go through the US Congressional process.
AXIS OF MEDIEVAL IN AMERICA SEEKS TO DESTROY SECULAR USA: Jimmy Carter represents the Evil Core of Axis of Medieval Fundamentalism. Wahhabi Al Qaeda represent the Core of Islamic Medievalism. Beijing China represents the Evil Core of Axis of Communist Medievalism. The Pure Evil resides at the Core of the Global Axis of Medievalism that conspiring to descend New Global Dark Age on the world in 21st Century to implement the End of Time Apocalyptic agenda. What one can expect from Jimmy carter who is the Father of Islamic Theocracy, Islamic Terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism? Jimmy Carter is so ludicrous that it is not worth wasting time on him, as he is determined to bring White Christian Civilization to an Apocalyptic End in alliance with his buddies in Iran to cause Christian-Islamic Armageddon, by his evil design to sabotage USA-India Nuclear deal that President George Bush signed with India.
BUSH REPUBLICANS ARE MORALLY GOOD VIRTUE & RIGHT: The President Bush is more competent than John Kennedy, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. The people and Capitol Hill have a choice to make, whether they support the morally Good George Bush or morally Evil Jimmy Carter. The choice that the people of the United States would make, shall determine the fate of the Christian World and would determine whether likes of Jimmy carter would succeed in causing Apocalyptic damage to Christian civilization, with their determined pursuit of End of Time agenda. Apocalyptic teleology of ex-President Democratic Jimmy Carter presents greater threat to the secular WASP Protestant United States than al Qaeda or Osama Ben Laden. It is high time that Republican Neocons should grab the horns of the Evil directly rather than let is cause Armageddon by stealth to establish theocracy in USA. As President, Jimmy carter made United States the laughing stock of the world by his failure to attack Iran to free American embassy staff imprisoned by Ayatollah Khomeini. Was President carter on the payroll of Ayatollah Khomeini that Pentagon did nothing to invade Iran? Many patriotic WASPs consider President Jimmy Carter a traitor for his failure to use force to liberate American embassy officials held prisoners in Tehran. As a diplomat and Commander in Chief president Jimmy carter holds the greatest distinction of formulating most stupid foreign policy during his tenure as the President of USA. With Jimmy Carter as leader and a friend the United States does not need any enemy. So far as foreign policy is considered Jimmy Carter can only be called a Traitor to USA when compared to the patriotic George Bush and Condi Rice. In the eyes of patriotic WASPs in American politics Democrat Jimmy Carter represents the Core of Axis of Evil and on other hand Republican Bush-Condi Rice represent Core of Axis of Virtue. Axis of Evil caused 9/11 Terrorism and Axis of Virtue waged war on Terrorism. The Election of November 2006 and forthcoming November 2008 Elections, provide American Voters a Clear Choice, whether to Vote for Axis of Evil or vote for Axis of Virtue. Remember the 9/11 attacks would not have taken place without the active involvement of Core of Axis of Medieval. Remember the Pure Evil core of Axis of Medieval wants to destroy secular WASP United States just as in 415 AD it destroyed secular Roman Empire to cause European Medieval Dark Age, to engineer in the 21st Century the descent of Looming Global Dark Age on the White Christian Western World, to fulfill the End of Time eschatology of Prophetic Christians. To secular WASPs and patriotic Neocons Jimmy Carter and Osama Ben Laden represents the two sides of same Coin of Evil. Hindu, Buddhist and Pagan Civilizations representing more than 3.5 Billion people denounce the Evil represented by likes of Jimmy Carter as well as Osama Ben Laden. Dear American Voters, please prudently think before you vote on November 7, 2006, it is a vote for or against Evil.
ANTI-BLACK DEMOCRATIC PARTY: From Civil War up to 1964 Democrats were anti-Blacks, anti-Latinos and anti-immigrants. Party of Lincoln, the Republican Party had been pro-Blacks from the Civil war up to 1964. President Carter (1977-1981) and President Clinton (1992-2000) engineered to kick out Blacks and Latinos our of leadership position in the Democratic corridors of power and replaced them by fundamentalist religious leaders and Wall Street donors. In American Elections 2006, the Republican Party is the preferred party of choice for Blacks and Latinos. The Democrat’s Ideology of Medievalism seeks to break the Constitutional Wall that separates the State and the Church in the United States. The Republican Modernism seeks to empower American Blacks vis-à-vis East European immigrants and secures Energy Security of Industrial America by controlling Oil and Gas reserves of the Middle East. If you want to vote for the Party of Church, then vote Democrats. If you want to vote for Pax Americana then vote for Republicans. The choice that you would make shall determine the 21st Century.
Kalki Gaur,
 

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