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Published:July 13th, 2008 10:25 EST
This Is Not A Good Year For Republicans

This Is Not A Good Year For Republicans

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The outlook for the GOP is so grim that party leaders have readily conceded there is no chance they can regain control of the Senate in 2008, even though Democrats` current majority is slim, 51-49."
"If you have an R in front of your name, you better run scared,` said Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, who says the party will do well if it holds its losses to three or four seats."
Quotation from the Los Angeles Times
These are the best of times for Democrats, and the worst of times for Republicans.
Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee symbolizes change and hope. He`s the head of a movement that`s sweeping across the nation, attracting voters from all walks of life, even some Republicans are along for the ride.
Sen. John McCain, the Republican standard bearer represents the status quo. He`s the head of a party that is moribund and afflicted with malaise, even long-time Republicans are turning away from the GOP in disgust and revulsion.
McCain is doing his best to distance himself from President Bush, but the "maverick" has voted with Bush 95% of the time. McCain doesn`t have a prayer, Americans are in no mood to vote for a third Bush term. McCain would have to burn Bush in effigy to convince the electorate that he`s not tied at the hip with Bush.
These are the worst of times for the American economy, which means these are the best of times for the party that`s not occupying the White House. Americans fed up with paying an arm and a leg to fill-up and worrying about losing their homes will vote for the message of change and hope in the general election.
Phil Gramm, John McCain`s economic guru, has made McCain`s chances of winning even slimmer by proclaiming that Americans are a "nation of whiners". We don`t need any lectures from a multimillionaire with a pinched face, and we will remember his comment in November.
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) is correct, if you have an "R" in front of  your name your chances of winning are not good. The "R" for Republican is the Scarlet Letter of this political season.
Provided that Obama is not revealed as the Antichrist, he will be the next president of the United States and Democrats will pick up more than a handful of seats in both houses of Congress.
All jokes aside, I predict a landslide win for Obama, and I guarantee that the Democrats will strengthen their position in Congress.