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The Democratic Party is poised to regain the majority.
When George W. Bush asked Congress for the
authority to attack Iraq, New York Congressman Amo Houghton voted no.
Raise a Glass to the Stay-at-Home Voter?
How dismal was election night 2002?
With Republicans in full control in Washington, next year's prospects
CORRECTION: John Eder of Maine, a Green, won state, not national, office.
The talk of war has done its job.
Rove's hopes were far exceeded.
So maybe, with the voting done,
The war itself's not needed.
Well, the elephant is out of the barn now. Congress is lost and whither
Congress, so will go the courts.
The President, let's understand, won a historic victory by committing
politics--shrewd, aggressive, old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners
politics--while the opposition party did the opposite.
George W. Bush may have lost the 2000 election, but he won the 2002
election--with a good deal of help from Democrats, who took a dream
scenario and turned it into a political nightmare.
It's hard to beat something with nothing.