For weeks, commentators have speculated that significant numbers of conservatives, alienated by over-spending, the Iraq War, and other perceived GOP disappointments, will stay home on Election Day, giving one or both Houses of Congress to Democrats. But for those who care about reforming the Supreme Court, sitting this one out may soon look like a mistake of historic proportions.Want to read more? Click the title. Hat tip: Old Soldier
For the past several weeks, there has been a rumor circulating among high-level officials in Washington, D.C., that a member of the U.S. Supreme Court has received grave medical news and will announce his or her retirement by year’s end.
How many more reasons do you need? Eight? Ten? Thirteen? For my thoughts regarding the "mad-as-hell angry conservative all-or-nothing-party-purist voters" who plan to sit on their hands this Election to "get back" at the GOP for not giving them everything they want, go to Gayle's comment stream in this post (just shield your eyes from the Nancy Pelosi photo)...actually, just click here, as it's about where the debate begins...unless you feel inclined to scroll through and read all 159 comments; or see excerpts in a subsequent post.
Also, check out this interesting exchange between Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt. Hewitt has been my guru in making the case for why party purists ruin movements. So it's interesting to read him argue the other side of the debate in the case of Senator Chafee. I suppose there will always be exceptions to rules.
Gayle also blogged on why one of her Democrat commenters will be crossing party lines this Tuesday.
While I have your attention, check out more photos of our military enlisted, terrorizing Iraqi children. Those photos are just quite...appalling.
And of course the big news this morning is Saddam.
11/05/06 UPDATE: For some reason, I recalled this post by Curt, months ago: The Mad as Hell Conservatives. (Check out the comments by "George", who typifies the Michael Savage anger and pessimism).