Skip to comments.High Court Ruling Energizes GOP (Gov. Romney now has 23% black support in Georgia!)
Posted on 06/29/2012 6:12:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Pres. Obamas healthcare law is mobilizing Georgia Republicans. Fundraising and volunteer activity spiked on Thursday, and a new state poll shows the lead of GOP presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, is widening.
For Georgia Republicans, the ruling means one thing: electing Romney is the only way to repeal the law.
State GOP officials say donations surged upon news of the ruling, and volunteers are flooding the partys Web site.
Mark Rountree is Georgia-based Republican strategist and pollster. His firm, Landmark Communications in conjunction with Rosetta Stone, conducted a poll Thursday that shows Romney capturing 52 percent of the Georgia vote. Thats a ten-point lead over Obama his biggest lead to date.
Rountree says its notable because Democrats once thought Georgia could be in play.
Its galvanizing," he said. "Theres no simpler way to put it. If Romney had to have a series of political events happen for him, theyre happening for him.
Twenty-three percent of black voters polled said they planned to vote for Romney. Rountree says thats the strongest support from black Georgians for a GOP candidate in modern history.
"If those numbers hold, and they may not, that would be sea change in Georgia," he said.
Georgia Republicans up until now have been lukewarm to Romney. Newt Gingrich won the states primary before leaving the race, and Gov. Nathan Deal only recently endorsed Romney.
But Georgia GOP spokesman Chris Kelleher says Republicans now see unseating Mr. Obama as the only way to repeal the healthcare law.
We have a volunteer signup on our Web site and we got more submissions yesterday than we got in the previous month combined," he said. "I would say that sort of awoke the sleeping giant. Weve got a lot of party members whose sights are now set on November because we gotta win now.
Georgia Democrats said the ruling had a smaller impact, largely because it was a win for Mr. Obama. But nonetheless they say they feel vindicated by the decision. Kristin Oblander, who runs the Oblander Group, a political fundraising firm in Atlanta, says she's seeing a surge of enthusiasm.
"I have not seen a level of excitement this high since the '08 election," Oblander said.
The Supreme Court upheld Obamas Affordable Care Act in an historic 5-4 decision. The ruling maens 123,000 young Georgians who gained health insurance under their parents plans due to the law will now be able to keep it. The decision also leaves in place the so-called individual mandate. It requires Georgias nearly 2 million uninsured residents to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS.
Great God in heaven - may yesterday’s vote be the final straw thats breaks the welfare state’s back.
I SO hope that’s the case here.
I’m watching Sarah Palin on Hannity... she is far more polished than ever before (has she undergone some intensive media training?), lay out in very succinct terms how nefarious this whole scenario is.
Obama could be caught raping a 1 year old on the front lawn of the white house high on meth...
And he would still get 80%+ of the black vote.
And the MSM would still cover for him.
Romney cannot fool all of the people all of the time.
ROMNEYCARE = OBAMACARE = STATISM
Please let it be so...
What no cartoon?
Everyone should see the interview she just did on Hannity she hit the ball out of the park! She also called Pelosi a “Dingbat” LOL Sarah was far too kind I have better words to describe Pelosi but I can’t repeat them on this site
Her best line of the interview is that Pelosi is a ding bat and the perfect spokesperson for the Obama Administration.
I was on the fence about voting at all this year as i dont like either of these guys. I’m now very motivated to vote for Romney. Hopefully there’s a lot more out there like me.
Hard to believe that a northern cracker would get this much black support. Mayhap black people are beginning to see the light. Now if all the white guilt folks would see the same light, Obama would lose in a landslide.
Excuse my French, but you liberals really are stupid. This 23% of blacks going to Romney is just another example of the real world in action.
I’ll put it another way for you dummies: there is no free lunch. See Albert Einstein.
There will be hell to pay!...I guess the whack left forgot what happened in those mid-term elections. The beating will be worse!
ido hope so, but with the the MSM cheerleading and the Healthcare.gov ads, I am scared the public may start liking the law.
I realize that it’s difficult for Republicans to understand this, but even most blacks (or at least a large minority of them) have GREAT HEALTH CARE and the last thing they want is to lose it.
Now, of course, it would take Republicans to point that out to them...so don’t hope too hard that it becomes a campaign issue this fall.
The MSM can follow this rabbit right into the snake hole. Obama has no recourse and has been handed a Rook he cannot bid.
This Democratic Party of today is filled with extremists that have gone off the reservation. Romney resembles what the democratic party was 20 years ago. There is no compromise with these wing nuts! Pelosi, Reid, Obama ect. Obama stands there smiling like some kindly uncle. In reality he’s a Chicago street thug.
Was behind a car today, black driver, with an Obama/Biden sticker from 2008 (was faded etc) and someone had tried to take it off (and gave up after about 30% removed). I found it a rather encouraging sight.
I am sure they understand what happenned
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