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Archive for November 1st, 2006

Heather Wilson Finally Hitting Her Stride

Posted by Mike on November 1, 2006

One of the many endangered Republicans in next week’s elections is Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico. Of course Wilson never enjoys the luxury of an easy election because she represents a left-leaning district. This year is no exception. Trailing in the polls for a while now, Wilson was at least fortunate enough to have a debate with her Patricia Madrid, her Democrat opponent.

I pray that the voters in Wilson’s district actually saw the debate. Or that they at least watch the following two videos before election day(especially video #2). If they do, Wilson wins easily.

Clip #1

Clip #2

Source: Redstate

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Happy Birthday to Us

Posted by Mike on November 1, 2006


One year ago today, three right-leaning native Rhode Islanders started a website where they could post their thoughts on politics or anything else. The idea for the site grew out of a realization that countless emails and text messages among ourselves on the relevant news of the day might occasionally make for an interesting read. One year and 794 posts later, its nice to know that sometimes you, our loyal readers, have agreed.

The Axis of Right has seen ups and downs, but it has been and will continue to be an enjoyable endeavor. We plan on several improvements to the site in the very near future, so stay tuned.

Salinger, Ryan and I thank all of you for checking out our site. Your contributions have made this more enjoyable than any of us could have imagined. We look forward to continued rants, debates, random thoughts and discussions for a long time to come. Thanks again.

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That’s Funny!

Posted by Ryan on November 1, 2006


I love our military guys! I saw this on Drudge today and got at least 15 emails with this picture. It was a hit at work. It cuts right through the spin, doesn’t it? So I decided to further disseminate it through this post. Kerry’s in full spin mode today after a flurry of bad press on this point.

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More on Mike Steele

Posted by Sal on November 1, 2006

Jay Bryant at RealClearPolitics had an in-depth analysis of the Michael Steele endorsements which I wrote on yesterday. Bryant writes that it is a travesty that the party that proports to be the party of minorities, the party that receives 90%+ of the Black vote, has so few statewide and nationally-elected Black leaders. As Bryant concludes in his column:

Michael Steele’s election as Lieutenant Governor of Maryland served to awaken black voters in that state to the fact that they were second-class citizens within their own party, and many of them are determined to send the party a message by voting for Steele this year. If he gets something like 25% of the black vote, he will probably win, and some polls showed him with that many even before the endorsement by Curry, et. al. The awakening that followed Steele’s election four years ago in Maryland will become national if he becomes a United States Senator.

Even if the Republicans do lose the House, if Michael Steele gets elected it could have far-reaching implications in the whole nature of politics in this country for 2008 and beyond.

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