Skip to comments.Washington Whispers: GOP voters: like a rock
Posted on 08/10/2006 9:48:23 AM PDT by new yorker 77
Many Democrats may hate the war in Iraq and itch to dump the president, but a new GOP survey shows that Republican base voters stand ready to jam the November polls to return their team to Congress. A three-page-survey memo obtained by Washington Whispers reveals that despite reports of some dissatisfaction with the economy, the war, and President Bush, 81 percent of Republican voters are "almost certain" to vote and an additional 14 percent say they are "very likely." It goes without saying that they'll vote Republican: By a margin of 84 percent to 6 percent, they will pull the GOP toggle switch in the voting booth. And here is something you don't hear very often: 88 percent of Republicans approve of how the prez is handling his job. What's it all mean? Analysts say that GOP voters are ready to dig in and play defense against the charges Democrats are tossing at Republican candidates.
The memo also helps to define what issues work for Republican candidates. The survey--officially tilted "Base Mobilization Survey Finds and Conclusions"--divided the issues into foreign and domestic. On the foreign side, it's all terrorism and war with polling that finds GOP voters back the war, worry about Democratic attacks on the fight against terrorism, and think the Patriot Act, moves to tighten the border, and even telephone surveillance are good things. And their favorite domestic issues aren't a surprise: They are pro-tax cuts, big on cultural values, and worried that Democrats want to put too much bureaucracy in healthcare. Another nonshocker: They don't like the media's war stories, thinking that they are too negative. Some 60 percent of the GOP base expresses "extremely high dissatisfaction" with the coverage of the war.
Considering the deadly results of electing Clinton apparently you have learned NOTHING.
Waaaaaaaaa...poor baby. You just aren't up for the tough choices of our time, now are you, weenie?
BTW, who placed you in charge of deciding who does and does not have a place in ANY political party, Republican or otherwise? Political parties are private organizations. Choice of party registration is a voluntary, personal one for all Americans -- indeed, all free people everywhere.
Our system is one in which citizens from all walks of life, and all belief systems, voluntarily put themselves forward for elective office at all levels of society. Voters then make their choices. Got a problem with that, bub?
If this is thread hijacking, I don't care, especially after today:
Border security is not something we want to play politics with, or something we want to be compassionate about.
Screw comprehensive, shut the borders down now.
Today proves it the Stakes are just too high to trust these 60's retreads with the safety of my children...and your children too!
And you have to wonder why they'd "pretend," don't you?
What a crock. You are not even a 1 per center. You are a democrat troll who has so far used about every cliche I've ever read on conservatives and Republicans.
What, did they hand you a pamphlet on "How to Post Like a Real Conservative?"
It will be depressing to go vote in NY this year.....elliot spitzer commercials are all ready flooding the airways....he wants to run for president some day after he runs NY into the ground, as does hillary.
correction the MSM reporting of internal polls
we can't trust ANYTHING from the MSM.
Look at Rueters,
Look at AP
Look at CNN
all have faked stories,
Atleast the Spencer v. Hillary race will be more fun than the Schumer v. Mills race was.
Then how is conservativism going to win if there are few conservatives?
LoL your logic is brilliant, brilliant I say.
The GOP can count on me every election--not that it isn't in need of some courage and stronger convictions--still far better than anything the dems have offered since 1968, the year I started voting and voting straight Republican.
Besides, here in Tennessee we have to defeat Harold Ford Jr. or rue the day.
NC is the weak link in the Southern US and is not necessarily indicative of the rest of the South. We have the highest taxes in the SE and are inundated with Yankees. You have to work hard to find conservatives, but they're still here. And then there's the yellow dogs, who have faded in much of the South, but still tend to be a majority here, at least on the local level. But even the yellow dogs tend to be conservative, if you pin them down on the issues.
I think you nailed it. We have encountered a "Seminar Poster".
Right. Some new conservative candidates will be headed to Washington DC come November as well. Keep the faith people.
So go vote for your real love, Pat Buchanan...or his toady, Tom Tancredo. But don't come on here and pretend you're a true, blue Republican and all the "Republicans you know personally" are not up for the job of protecting this nation against Islamofacism.
Border and immigration issues can be solved by people of good will. Islamofacism cannot be solved if Democrats regain power. Period. Oh, and by the way, if the Dems regain power, they will pass a GENUINE amnesty and open borders bill faster than you can squat. Republican border and immigration solutions may not be as draconian as many would like, but they sure as heck are a whole lot tougher than what people like Ned Lamont and his newest hangers on, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, and Al Sharpton would give us.
There's a big difference in a few of a Party trending left and the majority of a Party already being there.
Just how do you propose to deal with the Dems if they control Congress? Sounds like to me you'll just sit at your keyboard and complain louder but it will be too late to do anything about it then.
But that's not what you SAID, is it?
You have a very unknowledgeable grasp on things, especially in this state.
Do me a favor: don't vote; you don't have enough knowledge of the facts to make an intelligent choice.
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