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.
There. That's better. Most of the folks of whom you speak are not now and probably never were Republicans.
And they didn't even ask me. Only a tornado hitting me or the polling place will prevent me from voting and my vote is wasted in socialist Illinois.
We truly need your help, brother...........please, just pray for the right answer.......and go with it.
You are certifiable and have exposed your agenda here.
We'll get it back when the party learns that conservatism is the only path to power.
Now I am POSITIVE you're a Buchananite.
You're too stupid to realize that if the Democrats get Congress back that we will NEVER EVER get back in power in our lifetimes.
You're No-Nose Conservative!
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You need to meet more than morons. There is NO reason to not vote GOP. This "base" upset is BS.
A few posts back you said it was OK that Republicans were taught a lesson. because we ended up with the 1994 Congress.
Now you want to lose the 2006 Congress to teach a lesson
Dude, your "tuition" is way too expensive and your "intuition" is nowhere to be seen.
LOL....we posted almost word for word the same thing. :-)
That's a little closer to reality.
Leave the GOP, please.
I do not believe he was ever a member.
So you think the big-government, diplomacy over action tendency of the Republicans is of no concern? The Dims are left, and I can deal with that. You bet it concerns me more when the only opposition party is trending Left just like the enemy.
Southerners are not suicidal or as stupid as you pretend.
We've already GOT it, and most likely without your help.
And you certainly do not speak for the BASE; I am part of the base, as are all the people on this forum.
Leave; good riddance.
They are base people pretending they are THE "base".
The word is "diverge".
And here you are trying to "teach" us unenlightened dummies all these priceless lesson.
AwesomePossum, I applaud your sentiment here, but I think beeler has a point he wants to prove, so he's willing to cut off his nose to spite his face in order to do it. His replies indicate his mind's already made up.
I am sick to death of reading this crap on FR.
If they don't like the GOP, then why don't they just LEAVE??
Why must they hang around and keep TELLING us they're leaving???
Just leave and shut up about it........LOL.
HA! I just saw that! Hilarious. GMTA and all that.
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.
The club for growth is like 7-2 in congressional primaries. I can think of atleast 2 house seats that will be more conservative next year (one in NE, and one in MI)
Yep. They are getting eaasier for me to spot. Did you notice how he threw in ALL the hot topics...immigration, home schooling, etc?
We know these lamos as well as we do the Treason Media.
Look, I'm from TN. I know the climate. We're a center-right state, we aren't MS. We have a rat Govenor (who governs from the center-right). Here's the lay of the land:
We have a gay marriage ban on the ballot in Nov.
We have a disproportionate population of military and families.
We have what might be the nationally deciding Senate race in Harold For Jr and Bob Corker.
There aren't enough words to explain how hated the Ford family is in TN, outside of Memphis. Yet, Junior has been groomed since childhood for this very moment in time. He puts himself forward as a moderate, even center-right, which he can get away with because the people in his district would vote for Barry Goldwater as long as his name was Barry Goldwater Ford. The Fords run that town. So he's carefully positioned himself as the most conservative of TNs rats, hired a first-rate staff, and brought in the big guns (CLinton was here last week).
Corker won the primary by default. He's center-right as well (he's changed his position from pro-choice to pro-life), and his opponents were far more conservative. But the Stupid Party split the conservative vote between Van Hilleary and Ed Bryant (who should have won), and now we have Corker.
I only tell you this because it's a real-life example of what you're talking about. Do we vote for the (so-called) RINO Corker, or for the so-called DINO Ford? If you knew TN politics, you'd know there's no chance in Hades pubbies will cross over to Ford. There is no other choice, and I mean that literally. 3rd parties haven't done anything here since Wallace.
No, there will be heavy Republican turnout this fall, due to the gay marriage amendment, and to vote AGAINST Ford. Personally, my vote will be against his crooked father, his indicted uncle, his aunt who was stripped of her seat because of rampant election fraud, his whole darn Memphis Mafia clan. To do that, I have no choice but to vote for the RINO.
Bookmarking for November.
What a relief!
Now hush; we're going to win in November so we're busy doing what we always do, getting people elected to office. Unlike you.
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