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Week Ending November 3, 2006 - Washington, DC
November 5, 2006 8:42AM EST





Oops! he did it again! Senator John Kerry (D-MA) let his true hostility to the military slip out as he addressed a group of students this week at the Pasadena City College campus on the topic of education. Kerry told the students: "You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you, can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq." After much public criticism of his anti-war remarks, he supposedly apologized, saying he meant his statements to be directed towards the President. Kerry's demeaning and uninformed remark about our troops is inaccurate, as 99.9% of our soldiers have high school diplomas; 49.2% of the officers have advanced or professional degrees; 39.4% have a master's degree; 1.3% have doctorates. President Bush fired back at Senator Kerry's remarks stating that the Senator's suggestion of our military being uneducated is insulting and shameful. Neither the war nor the election is over.



With the elections in just 5 days, each day is bringing more examples of just how tough the fight for Republicans is going to be. Many states' voters are faced with amendments on their ballots to protect marriage or to ban abortion and cloning. Since New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled that their state legislature must redefine marriage, President Bush and many of the candidates have been focusing on the sanctity of marriage. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) addressed Gays and Transgender activists this week to promote the homosexual agenda ; however recent polls and votes on the marriage issue show the large majority of Americans agree that marriage should be between one man and one woman. Next week voters in eight states will have the marriage initiative on their ballot. The states are: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Colorado's referendum is tricky because it would not only give benefits to same-sex couples but allow the definition of spouse and family in the Colorado law. South Dakota, along with the gay marriage ban, has a comprehensive abortion ban referendum gaining national attention on abortion. The momentum in SD is shifting back to the pro-life side with polls showing the debate tied at 45%. The South Dakota abortion referendum will state that life begins at conception and a doctor could be charged with a felony for performing an abortion except to save the life of a pregnant woman. Missouri will have on their ballots a proposed referendum, "Missouri Research and Cures Initiative" which will force taxpayers to fund human cloning for research purposes. It is important that you vote next Tuesday so your voice will be heard on these issues.


The political action committee I lead has been actively working for the election of pro-life, pro-family candidates in a number of races. As a result I have access to internal polls that are not made public. It now appears to me that the Senate is at 49 to 49, with two toss up states, Missouri and Virginia. If the Democrats win both, they will have control of the Senate. If they win only one, there is a 50-50 tie and the Senate stays in Republican hands because of the tie breaking vote of Vice President Cheney, as President of the Senate. This, of course, is as of today. Over the weekend Senator Conrad Burns of Montana could move back into the lead. There is also the chance that enough of the black vote will move to Michael Steele at the last minute in Maryland to make him the first African-American Republican Senator elected to the Senate. Should the Democrats take the Senate, then President Bush will not be able to nominate any more pro-life Justices to the Supreme Court should vacancies come up. It will also mean that United Nations Ambassador Bolton will never be confirmed and that pro-gay marriage initiatives will be brought forward. Unlike the Republicans the Democrats know how to reward their friends, and huge grants will be given to gay activist groups that helped win the election for them.

On the House side the picture is very cloudy because the districts have been carved out over the years to protect incumbents both Democrat and Republican. Several traditional Republican seats could be lost because of sex and other scandals, however, they would be won back in 2008. There is a good chance the Democrats will control the House for the next two years. However, if Nancy Pelosi becomes Speaker she will frighten the American people so badly that the Republicans will win in a landslide in 2008. I will try to post more information at my PAC site at as it becomes available.


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