What is going on with the people who want control of their government?
Barack Obama’s revolutionary agenda for change in the USA has been a shock as well as an eye opener for the citizenry. He shoved through a radical health-care program (the people hate), sacrificed our national solvency on a “stimulus bill” that has us on the edge of bankruptcy.
It looks as though NO ONE up for re-election this year is defending the President’s legislative accomplishments.
Gee could the writing on the wall finally be dawning on them?
The Democrats are headed for a meltdown?
Vote switchers on Obamacare:
Betsy Markey of Colorado 4 at the last minute switcher her no vote to yes. Now trails Republican Cory Gardiner by an average of 44 to 39 percent in three polls.
John Boccieri of Ohio 16, switched from no to yes in a TV press conference. Republican Jim Renacci leads Boccieri by an average of 46 percent to 36 percent.
Suzanne Kosmas, switched from no to yes late in the week before the roll call. She’s now running behind Republican Sandy Adams by an average of 47 percent to 40 percent in three recent polls.
Bart Stupak of Michigan 1, cast a last minute critical vote for the bill, as did five other Democrats widely referred to as “the Stupak five,” Stupak promptly announced he was retiring after 18 years. Republican Dan Benishek is currently leading there by an average of 44 percent to 27 percent in five polls.
Freshmen Steve Driehaus of Ohio 1 and Kathy Dahlkemper of Pennsylvania 3, (2 members of the “Stupak five” are losing their butts. Driehaus trails by an average 51 percent to 41 percent in his Cincinnati-area district; Dahlkemper trails by an average of 45 percent to 37 percent in her Erie-area seat.
Casting a decisive vote for Obamacare looks to be a career-ender.
Then we have Obama himself (according to Politico.com) stating Americans have an inability to “think clearly”.
“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.”
I’m sorry but it looks like we are thinking clearly and acting on what we think. Maybe the President and his minions should pay attention lest they be jobless next elections.
Apparently he had enough clout to change the minds of those above. I have to wonder just how happy those above are with the choices they made today. Come November we will certainly see for sure what their REAL bosses think.
We are fast heading toward the November mid term elections.
Independents, libertarians and the TEA PARTY are very likely to make their voices heard in a big way.
The GOP mistakenly thinks this is a tremendous advantage. What they do not seem to understand (especially the old guard) … it is NOT THE PARTY “we the people” are interested in IT IS the mindset behind the person running.
We have already seen a number of upsets which have ushered in the “out with the old and in with the new” attitude. The opposition is left shaking in their boots HOPING BEYOND HOPE that somehow that tide recedes before it is their turn for the proverbial boot.
Meanwhile all they have as argument for keeping their jobs are blatant lies and MORE SPENDING promises while looting the public coffers. These still are people who voted for a 2000 page bill which was not read beforehand.
Then we see Senate Republicans hold a closed-door meeting Wednesday afternoon to elect someone to replace Senator Murkowski as the top Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Rather than taking away Murkowski’s leadership position on the committee, Senate Republicans decided to let her keep it. One senator after another stood up to argue in favor of protecting her place on the committee ? a position she will no doubt use in her campaign against Joe Miller, the conservative Republican nominee.
Bet hedging behavior or plain old stupidity?
We the public are not noticing any of this?
Foolish if they are counting on that.
Political runs according to Dick Morris.
Joe DioGuardi, the Republican nominee for US Senate is now only one point behind Democratic appointed Senator Kristin Gillibrand. According to a poll by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle and the White Plains Journal News and conducted by SurveyUSA, Gillibrand has only 45% of the vote to DioGuardi’s 44%!
Republicans need to get ten seats to take control. They have sure wins in Indiana, North Dakota, and Arkansas and strong leads in Colorado and Pennsylvania. That’s five. Republicans have smaller leads in Illinois and Wisconsin, both of which look like likely GOP pickups. That’s seven. In Nevada, Harry Reid and Sharron Angle are locked in a 46-46 tie and have been for almost two months. If Reid cannot improve his vote share, he will lose most of the undecided and Angle should win. In California, Democrat Boxer is a bit ahead of Republican Fiorini but still below 50 and in Washington State, Democrat Murray is a bit ahead of Republican Rossi, but also below 50.
To those 8-10 pickups, now add New York and West Virginia where the Democrat Manchin clings to a 46-44 lead over Republican Raese. And Republicans have a chance to come back in Delaware and to win in Connecticut.
Someone just sent this my way and I had to share it.
I fully believe the cartoon above to be true.
While I am at it I might as well comment on the Glenn Beck gathering of 8/28.
You know the one about every progressive/liberal main stream media WINGNUT maligned AS racial, bigoted, crazy white people ad nausium?
Well all of those who comented INCLUDING Al Sharpton who made a total asshole (again) of himself by trying to worm out of what he said on the Bill OReilly show Monday nite.
Oh my GOD! This guy has been a disgrace for all blacks since Tawana Brawley.
Who on earth puts any stock in ANYTHING he says anymore?
They foolishly miscalculated the ire of the public who has been daily maligned by not only the media but Congress and Obama & crew.
The public is tired of the racial bullshit that crops up EVERYDAY.
They are tired of being ignored, of the debt being heaped on the young, and the bailout for those companies that are to big to fail.
The working class (the real majority of all persuasions) have been yanked to their feet and are ready to march on Washington.
It looks like the fools who ignored all of this will soon have their walking papers.
So where should the Democrats put their campaign money?
Who will they try and save?
What desperate attempts will they make to save the 39 seats that hang by a thread?
Clearly they are stuck in a double bind.
It’s called “damned if you do and damned if you don’t”.
Carly Fiorina had a liberal-arts degree from Stanford University that didn’t qualify her for anything in particular; an abandoned stab at law school; secretarial work; and then, thanks to a late-blooming focus and a lot of ferocious effort, a dizzying climb up the corporate ladder, culminating in more than five years as the chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard, by far the most prominent American company that a woman had — or, to this day, has — ever run.
Fiorina, in a phrase, made history.
She is bold, hardline and fiery.
That is essentially what got her in trouble at HP. She ramrodded Compaq down the throats of HP executives who opposed the acquisition.
Tom Perkins, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who was on the H.P. board when Fiorina led the company and who pushed for her ouster. Had this to say about her recently: “Now, in politics, she can prove she was right all along. He says that it was necessary at the time, but that on balance and in retrospect, she deserves credit for revivifying a logy leviathan. If she can go into a similar situation in Washington and bring order and make progress,” he says, “it’s another opportunity for her to prove that she’s got what it takes.”
Dick Morris Author and political strategist announced his endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina. “It is my pleasure to endorse Carly Fiorina in the Republican Senate primary on June 8. While I have a high regard for Carly’s record and position on issues, my endorsement is based mainly on the fact that I believe she would be the best candidate to achieve victory for Republicans in November over Senator Boxer.”
That is what is important to many of us here in California.
Booting Barbara Boxer out of office!