OK Republicans, its time to get our act together. NOW. Stop sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves, stop talking about how "disappointing" Allen's comments were. They were jackass, but bigger and more important things are at hand here. An Allen lose would be a key step in Democrats regaining Congress. That means tax hikes, that means cut-and-run from Iraq, that means people like Judge Anna Diggs Taylor getting on the Supreme Court, and the impeachment of George W. Bush. Its to the point where James Webb isn't even important. Should be be elected, his scattershot political views will make him untrustworthy for congressional Democrats to give him any real power (he supports No Child Left Behind, and very storng border control for starters).
If George Allen loses, its a clear signal Democrats will regain the Senate.
Here are the ranking members of powerful committees that will take power should Webb and the Democrats win Congress:
Foriegn Realtions: Sen. Joseph Biden, D-DE
Appropriations: Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-WV (THIS SHOULD BE ENOUGH TO GET YOU TO VOTE!)
Armed Services: Sen. Carl Levin, D-MI
Budget Committee: Sen. Kent Conread, D-ND
Homesland Security & Government Reform: Daniel Akaka, D-HI (Joe Lieberman is next in line, but if he wins re-election, expect him to be stripped. Next is Levin, who would chair Armed Services. That leaves Akaka, himself in a tough reelection battle against Rep. Ed Case to chair this committee that would generate any sort of censure and all investigations).
Intelligence: Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-WV
Here are the others:
Finance: Max Baucus, D-MO
Agriculture: Tom Harkin, D-IA
Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs: Chris Dodd, D-CT(Sarbanes is ranking, but will be retired)
Commerce, Science, & Transportation: Daniel Inouye, D-HI
Enviroment & Public Works: Barbara Boxer, D-CA (Jeffords is ranking, then Baucus who would chair Finance, then Lieberman but he'll either lose or be punished, then Boxer).
Health, Education, & Labor: Ted Kennedy, D-MA
Small Business: John Kerry, D-MA
Veterans Affairs: Jay Rockefeller, D-WV
THIS my friends is what we are up against, and we have to be reminded what will happen should we let our gaurd down and not work tirelessly every day for George Allen. An Allen lose is one step closer to Ted Kennedy controlling education and health, Joe Biden on Foriegn Relations, Levin on Armed Services, and Rockefeller on Intelligence. These people will gut the president inside and out by denying funding for the war an continued investigations that would cripple an Administration in time for war, leaving our country ever more vunerable and destracted since 9/11.
48-45 needs to be our battle cry until Novemeber 7.