America on the Line


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I have collaborated with Citizens United — whose Supreme Court case so roiled the Democrats — to produce an election-themed movie titled “Battle for America” (www.battleforamericamovie.com).

With Newt Gingrich, Ann Coulter, Fred Barnes and I describe how crucial are the stakes in this coming election. This film and others are spreading like wildfire through the ranks of the tea party groups and are being shown in tens of thousands of homes throughout the nation to the friends, family and neighbors of activists.

Republicans realize that our entire way of life and national idea is at stake in the 2010 elections. The radicalism of the Obama agenda and the mindless complicity of House and Senate Democrats who didn’t even read the bills they were passing have left a sense that America as we know it is on the line. For all the rhetoric of past years, this election is one in which our entire world hangs in the balance.

The regimented ranks of labor union members enlisted by their leaders to turn out for Democratic candidates cannot compete with the fired up intensity of the Republican grass roots. Democrats have gotten lazy and lethargic. The prolongation of the war in Afghanistan and the residual U.S. military presence in Iraq have sapped the left of its vitriol and undermined its faith in Obama. The new left groups like Moveon.org, ACORN and Americans Coming Together can’t gin up the enthusiasm that they could in 2006 and 2008. They are finding it far easier to attack than to defend, and their turnout is suffering as a result.

When polls show Republicans even with their Democratic opponents, read into them that the GOP will win. Undecided voters generally go against the incumbents (usually the Democrat in the swing races of 2010), and the vast difference in voter enthusiasm will tilt these races to the Republican challengers.

Prediction: The Republicans will win the Senate, capturing seats in Indiana, Arkansas, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Washington state, Illinois and Nevada. And they could prevail in New York, Connecticut, Delaware and California, to boot.

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  • Chezwick_Mac

    I think Dick's election prognostications are a bit too optimistic, but my great hope is that I'm wrong and he's right. I know I'm voting straight Republican across the board this Nov 2nd, not because of any great love for the GOP, but because of the monumental contempt I have for the Democrats, the party of appeasement, of trillion dollar-plus annual deficits…and of our poor-excuse for a Commander-in-Chief.

  • davarino

    I cant wait to see the smile wiped off of Ried's face. Him and Palosi, how dare they jam this "health care" thingy down our throat like they know better. The dems dont realize what they have done. They very well could have ruined thier party for a very long time. These amateurs had no clue what they were doing. I hope soros feels he got his monies worth heheheheheheheheheheheh

  • Wesley69

    I hope Morris is right about the Senate. If his predictions hold up, Congress would be then under the control of the Republicans and the Philosopher King's transformation wail be stopped, but Mr. O's veto pen will keep them from rolling it back. The Republicans will need to work with Mr. O, where they can, but never attack him personally, only his policies. Many investigations need to follow. Rules and regulations created by the Executive agencies need to be challenged. The Czars need to go. The Republicans must show they have a plan to move the country forward economically – jobs and the deficit. It is a tall order, but the Republicans have two years to prove to the voters they were the right choice in 2010 and will be again in 2012. And with a Republican President, they can begin the rollback.

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • Stephen_Brady

    I think that Dick is right.

    That said, my greatest worry is about 2012, because GOP control of Congress will gve the DEMs the ability to blame the Republican Party for anything that happens, short of nuclear war (that, they'll blame on Reagan). We've got to hold the GOP freshmen to their word, and continually warn them not to get into a drawn-out battle with the DEMs over some as-yet unidentified issue, which the Democrats will win in the media, by default. The exception to this is Healthcare. If we have the votes to override a veto, we need to repeal it.

  • bert

    Even if both houses go Republican we still face the great danger of an angry, dangerous, wounded animal in the Oval Office. He can still uses his powers to do great additional damage for another two years. I hope that the Republicans will have the courage to at least impeach Obama for his high crimes and misdemeanors. I hope that the Republicans will launch many investigations to further expose Obama's many crimes that will truly shock America. And if all else fails then we Americans may have to consider civil disobedience in order to survive.

  • USMCSniper

    Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. I still don't see alot of the many RINOs in the Republican party jumping on the conservative movement. In addition, the Dems are already gearing up for 2012 with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as running mates, And the American women with no capacity to understand how money is really earned will give them the Oval office again. Women sure have a lot of ideas on how to spend money that is not theirs. And when they vote, it's always for the candidate who will spend more money on education, subsidized shool lunches, more money on child care, more money on day care, and free medical, so they will vote Democrat.