Election 2006

This time, it’s NOT the economy STUPID!

Written by JB Williams

©2006 USA


According to a nationwide Newsweek Poll conducted October 19-20, 2006, American voters will be going to the polls November 7th concerned about the following issues.


  • Iraq 31%
  • The Economy 18%
  • Health Care 16%
  • Terrorism 13%
  • Gas & Oil Prices 7%
  • Immigration 7%
  • Local Issues 2%
  • Nothing 2%
  • Not sure 4%


In other words, the liberal press has been very successful in convincing average American voters that the situation in Iraq is the most important issue of our day. After years of anti-American headlines filled with traitorous “leaks” of allegedly secure national security and defense efforts, how could it be anything else?


Before we discuss the facts concerning Iraq, let’s see how the average voter is handling the facts concerning the other important issues on their list.


This time, it’s NOT the economy Stupid! Although, 18% of poll respondents have missed this economic news and remain concerned about an issue that currently has little room for improvement.


Like every newly elected President, when George W. Bush was sworn into office on January 20, 2001, he inherited the existing conditions of his predecessor. In this case, a sagging economy threatening recession, a dot bomb crash, rising corporate corruption partying on borrowed time, weakened military and intelligence operations and a world-wide terror movement that would soon culminate in the events of 9/11 eight months into a new administration. No new administration has ever faced so many real and overwhelming challenges. So how did they do?


Bush Sr. was defeated in 1992 under the Democrat campaign mantra “It’s the economy stupid.”


Bush Sr. had just won the first Gulf War, ejecting the Hussein regime from Kuwait and stopping their planned invasion of Saudi Arabia. His approval rating was through the roof, but only for a moment. He had inflation under control, bringing it down from an administration high of 5.39% in 1990 to just 3.03% by the 1992 election. The nation’s productivity was good and so were consumer prices and wages. However, he had a growing unemployment problem that reached 7.5% by Election Day, giving him a four year average unemployment rate if 6.3%


It would cost him re-election.


As tech-stock businesses boomed on positive speculation throughout the 90’s, Clinton was able to bring that unemployment rate down to a 5.2% eight year average, using both speculative dot bomb tech market growth and the growth of government to remove folks from the unemployment line.


So how is Bush Jr. doing with the economy by direct comparison?


For starters, his October unemployment number of 4.4%, well below the eight year average of the Clinton administration, making his six year unemployment average 5.3%, almost exactly that of Bill Clinton. But that’s just a beginning.


Unlike Clinton, he accomplished this by lowering, not raising, taxes. The jobs being created under Bush Jr. are not temporary dot bomb or government jobs, they are real productive private sector jobs that did not require the growth of government just to reduce unemployment rolls. It has resulted in consistent economic growth, real profits and record market values, otherwise known as economic expansion.


It was also accomplished despite the single largest hit on the U.S. economy on 9/11, fear of future attacks, the expensive international War on Terror, increased international competition for energy products and a huge trade deficit resulting from Clinton China policies.


In short, few in American history have done better with the economy and no President since FDR has faced as many challenges while doing it. Interest rates, inflation, taxes and unemployment are low. Home ownership, stock values & retirement plans, productivity, national security and overall prosperity is at an all-time high. So this time, it’s NOT the economy STUPID!


People are next concerned with Health Care costs and few are more concerned than doctors being forced from their profession by sky-rocketing liability insurance costs. Republicans want to curtail the unnecessary frivolous legal expenses making health care less affordable than ever in history. But Democrats biggest campaign donors remain trail lawyers. So their answer is socialized medicine.


Despite the events of 9/11 and many other terror attacks around the globe, only 13% state a concern for the ongoing threat of terrorism. This number will change the moment terrorists succeed in a second attack on US soil. They have not been able to do so under Bush, but as terrorists around the globe are campaigning, that could quickly change under the Democrats they hope you will elect.


That brings us back to the number one issue on the minds of American voters, Iraq, the place known by world intelligence and military experts as well as international terrorists as “the central front in the war on terror”, but referred to by Democrats as “the departure from the war on terror”.


As Iraq goes, so goes Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and even North Korea. The world is waiting to see if the American people have the stomach to win the war against international terrorism, namely against those rogue regimes of the Middle East that breed, train, support and harbor terrorism, now seeking nuclear weapons capability.


Early this morning, the most brutal dictator in recent history was convicted of severe crimes against humanity by a new democratically elected Iraqi government and justice system. Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging. Many Iraqi citizens celebrated in the streets at the news that their tormentor was finally brought to justice.


Yet other so-called “insurgents” demonstrate in anger at the news that the most brutal regime known to modern man, is out of business. There is an undeniable message in all of this and nobody makes this message clearer than the terrorists themselves.


"Of course Americans should vote Democrat," Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, and infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity. "This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud," said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland.


"As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk," he told WND. "Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance. This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal."


The fact that the terrorists are openly campaigning for Democrats who have been openly campaigning for the terrorists for years now, by leaking U.S. intelligence, referring to U.S. Soldiers as “terrorist running Soviet styled Gulags”, accusing American soldiers of “wholesale raping, torturing, murdering and plundering of innocent civilians in the dead of night”, really should be reason enough to vote even more Democrats from power.


But as you can see in the Newsweek Poll, the massive effort to spread anti-American propaganda (referred to by Democrats as only anti-Bush), has been hugely successful.


Are American Democrats this stupid? Or are they now just this un-American?


I once thought it was just a matter of mass ignorance. Today, after years of debating the facts with American Leftists, I am convinced that they are just this anti-American. Nobody is that stupid. The terrorists are campaigning for their Democratic leaders.


How can any half intelligent individual miss that message?


As for Republicans too busy or too frustrated to bother voting, well, mark this date on your calendar. November 7th may mark the date upon which you, not liberals, let your country fall to enemies here and abroad. You might be a modern Republican, but you are no American conservative!


I’ll be in the voting booth voting against Democrats and the terrorists who campaign for them.


Try explaining your frustrated no-vote to soldiers as they return from combat! 70% of Iraqi citizens walked miles through a gauntlet of gunfire just to hold their purple finger in the air. You are supposed to be the beacon of freedom and self-governance for the world.


That job may now rightfully belong to the Iraq people… They have earned it! Too many Americans have forsaken it!