C**lter: We're winning in Iraq & Iraq won't affect election
By Lee Russ
Wednesday, October 04, 2006 at 03:41 PM
I know that the demoness whose name I hate to speak is sanity-challenged, but come on.Excerpts from the O'Reilly Factor for yesterday (emphasis added):
O'REILLY: No, but McGreevey's adult. I wouldn't care what -- what Foley did if the kid wasn't 16. That's too much.
Now, five weeks from now, there's a vote. And you've got Iraq, very bad for the Republicans. You've got Foley. Is Foley -- are they going to remember this five weeks from now, or is this just a one-week story?
COULTER: Well, I think Foley is going to lose his seat.
O'REILLY: Yes, he will. Overall?
COULTER: No, not at all. I mean, this is -- like I say, Democrats, if I knew as little about Islam as they know about American Christians, I would be guilty of a hate crime. No, of course not. Christians feel sorry for the sinner, the same way we feel about the woman who has an abortion.
O'REILLY: So do you think Republicans -- do you think the Republicans will maintain both houses?
COULTER: No, but I never did.
O'REILLY: You think they're going to lose?
COULTER: I think it's going to be a bad year for Republicans. I don't know the numbers. You'll have to check with Michael Barone on that.
COULTER: But it has nothing to do with Iraq. It has nothing to do with Foley. This is going to be a very tough year for Republicans.
O'REILLY: Why? If it doesn't have to do with Iraq or Foley, with gas prices coming down, people working, what does it have to do with?
COULTER: Midterm election. The party out of power is supposed to be picking up 60 seats. This is their 1994 election.
O'REILLY: So you don't think there's anything driving the anti- Republican sentiment?
COULTER: No. To the contrary, I think their hysterical overreaction to Foley -- when the New York Times ethicist says we should boycott the Boy Scouts, because they don't want gay men camping with a 14-year-old boy, but they think we should be wiretapping a congressman for asking a kid what he wants for his birthday.
Their hysterical overreaction to this, if anything, you know, I think it will have the opposite effect. And the same on Iraq, gas prices, everything else. But this is going to be the Democrats' year.
O'REILLY: OK. So you think Democrats will win both houses?
COULTER: I don't know what the temperature will be election day. I don't know the numbers. You have to do it seat by seat. I think it's going to be a bad year for Republicans.
O'REILLY: OK. Now, President Bush poll numbers, rebounding a little bit but still in the 40s, low 40s. It's Iraq-driven, I believe, you know. Americans want to win in Iraq. I don't think they object to the war on a moral basis. I think they object to the fact we're not winning it. It's a stalemate.
COULTER: I don't think it's a stalemate. I think we are winning it. I think what's happening is we're getting the same carping, carping, carping that we got before we even went into Iraq. And even the conservatives, as with the Washington Times, are calling for Hastert's resignation. Even conservatives go, "Fine, fine, we're losing." They just can't keep making the point. Nothing has changed.
O'REILLY: Look, they're not going to like Bush whatever he does. We know that. OK? The left is going to hate Bush no matter what he does. But the facts are the level of violence is rising in Iraq, that Iran now is taking a much more aggressive tone in undermining that country. You know that. Everybody knows that.
COULTER: Look, we've had three elections. We got al-Zarqawi. We're attacking terrorists from around the region, instead of fighting us literally in New York, in America. We haven't had an attack on our embassies. We haven't had an attack on U.S. soil. It is -- yes, OK, it's a war. They're shooting back. That is not depriving (ph) North America.
O'REILLY: How long do you stay?
COULTER: Until we win. Can you imagine FDR having to go through this?
O'REILLY: Well, look, you know, the Algerian insurrection for the French. I mean, the French were there for decades, and they couldn't stop it. They finally had to get out.
COULTER: We're more powerful fighters than the French.
O'REILLY: Yes, that's true. But I'm not sure about this Iraq thing. I'm praying we win. I think it's great if we do. I think it's terrible if we don't. But I'm not as optimistic as you are.
COULTER: The only thing that makes me pessimistic is the fact that this is the Democrats' year to win. Republicans can't keep winning everything. We already picked up seats in the midterm election. And if Democrats take the House and the Senate...
Whoo boy! Talk about a few cards short of a deck. That's what you call being one deck short of a deck.
The Repubs will lose the election...because they'll lose the election. Because this is a mid-term election. Unlike the last mid-term election, of course, which they managed to win.
And we're winning in Iraq, we just need to stay as long as it takes to win. But don't worry about the Frech-in-Algeria comparison, because we're just tougher than the French; yeah, we proved that in Viet Nam, I believe.
Any party and/or person she favors should immediately be voted against, just because she favors it/them.
In fact, "it/them" just might be a suitable replacement for her given name which I decline to speak.