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Washington Whispers: GOP voters: like a rock
U.S. News ^ | August 9, 2006 | Paul Bedard

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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2006; 2006polls; election2006; gop; poll; republican; survey
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To: Howlin
Thanks Howlin....I had just seen it before your ping.

We're going to need every vote we can muster...to cancel all the dead people and illegals casting ballots.

151 posted on 08/10/2006 11:02:52 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: beeler

Chief, Hoss, Jack, etc., what, do you have one of those word-generators for names to call people?

Your post #133, if you are serious, brands you as out-of-the-mainstream, and most probably a nutcase, as if any of your previous posts didn't do so. I say yer a TROLL.


152 posted on 08/10/2006 11:03:49 AM PDT by Theresawithanh (Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around...)
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To: Tokra

So how, exactly, is conservatism compassionate? The only way I can think of is to just leave people alone to live their lives. Compassion is the realm of the Church and not the Federal Government.


153 posted on 08/10/2006 11:04:15 AM PDT by beeler ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue")
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To: Howlin

Yes, refreshing good news. Thanks.


154 posted on 08/10/2006 11:04:30 AM PDT by b9 ("the [evil Marxist liberal socialist Democrat Party] alternative is unthinkable" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: beeler
But you sure as hell ain't no conservative.

So you have set yourself up as some sort of elite "Super Conservative" who has come to pass judgement on us ordinary goobers.

We don't play the "I'm More Conservitive Than Thou" on this forum.

You actually seem to be more of a "closet liberal" who is about to "come out".

155 posted on 08/10/2006 11:04:32 AM PDT by capt. norm (Bumper Sticker: Honk if you've never seen an Uzi shoot from a car window.)
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To: Howlin

Thanks, Howlin. I shall read it right now.


156 posted on 08/10/2006 11:06:00 AM PDT by Bahbah (Yalla ya, Nasrallah, we'll send you off to Allah.)
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To: new yorker 77
Damn right........and now is the time for the GOP to take the political gloves off. Mock the weak-kneed left. Criticize the liberals for playing politics with our security. Level accusations at the Deans, Pelosis, Reids, Schumers, Durbins, etc., etc. over their appeasement positions and that the American people will not tolerate their "politics as usual". Be harsh, be direct, be unequivocal. (Okay, now the immigration people will try to divert this thread.)

Lando

157 posted on 08/10/2006 11:07:04 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (For what cause would a liberal go to war? (Revolutions don't count))
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To: psjones

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


158 posted on 08/10/2006 11:07:53 AM PDT by rep-always
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To: beeler; Howlin
And anyone who doesn't care if anti-American leftists who don't give a rip about our national security are in control of our government sure as heck ain't no conservative either.

I'm tired of pussyfooting around.

Anyone advocating the loss of power in November to Dems is not only not a conservative. They don't care about America.

159 posted on 08/10/2006 11:07:55 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: new yorker 77

Big BUMP!


160 posted on 08/10/2006 11:07:56 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: new yorker 77

I have every intention of voting. I also have every intention of voting for conservatives. If there's a liberal on the ballot, I have no intention of voting for him just because he's got an "R" after his name.


161 posted on 08/10/2006 11:08:24 AM PDT by Antoninus (Public schools are the madrassas of the American Left. --Ann Coulter, Godless)
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To: capt. norm

My experience has been that faux conservatives can't keep it up indefinitely. Pretty soon thee will be chinks in the facade, and then he will lose it. Keep it up!


162 posted on 08/10/2006 11:08:31 AM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: new yorker 77

I've got mixed feelings about congressional Republicans, but I have to admit this is good news. Whatever the weaknesses of the congressional GOP (and there are many), civilzation cannot afford to hand back power to the party of amoral relativists, labor goons, crackheads, perverts, power lusters, malcontents, baby-killers, cornholers, disease-carriers, nihilists, appeasers, shiftless "victims", sociopaths, race-baiters, radical atheists, journalists, and other ne'er-do-wells of assorted social pathologies.


163 posted on 08/10/2006 11:10:11 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: Howlin

I read it earlier and it was encouraging. The big picture is that we need to put the GOP back and not have a hissy fit if an issue isn't to our liking, considering who is the alternative. Staying home and sitting on our hands destroys this country!


164 posted on 08/10/2006 11:11:04 AM PDT by Citizen Soldier
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To: Howlin; neverdem; Congressman Billybob; new yorker 77

And this is considered "news" or "new information"?

...

TO who?

Those democrats/liberals/socialists/big government promoting MSM (but I repeat myself) types who only talk to each other?


165 posted on 08/10/2006 11:11:08 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ohioWfan
Anyone advocating the loss of power in November to Dems is not only not a conservative. They don't care about America.

You are certainly speaking for me as well.

Well stated!

166 posted on 08/10/2006 11:11:38 AM PDT by capt. norm (Bumper Sticker: Honk if you've never seen an Uzi shoot from a car window.)
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To: Howlin

I'm not Republican, please don't insult me anymore by assuming I am. I believe one can better spend their time using non-democratic means to improve the country as opposed to wasting time at the ballot box. The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again, assuming the outcome will somehow be different. That's what you're doing by voting for these morons who could care less about conservative ideals and our founding principles.


167 posted on 08/10/2006 11:11:42 AM PDT by beeler ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue")
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To: beeler
even if we lose congress. We'll get it back when the party learns that conservatism is the only path to power

I knew it. A Puke-chanan fan.

Please, move over and allow the adults to lead the nation and fight the islamofascists.

168 posted on 08/10/2006 11:11:42 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud friend of Israel. We're all Jews now.)
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To: My2Cents

You're makin sense again. Right on the money.


169 posted on 08/10/2006 11:11:45 AM PDT by maxter
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To: Howlin
The bottom line is who do you trust with your life??

I sure as hell don't trust the Democrats

And I thank God every day for President Bush and our US Military

They have my Full 100% support!!
170 posted on 08/10/2006 11:13:03 AM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: Howlin

Thank you- I hope and pray this holds...I almost feel like quoting Hannity (sshhhh!!) "NOW more than EVER"...


171 posted on 08/10/2006 11:13:20 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-pray for Israel))
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

You'll find this an encouraging read when you get home.


172 posted on 08/10/2006 11:13:36 AM PDT by lonevoice (Vast Right Wing Pajama Party)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

Uh...immigration, failed border policy, massive growth of government, political correctness in our military during a time of war, increasing integration into extra-constitutional regionalism? I could go on and on.


173 posted on 08/10/2006 11:13:41 AM PDT by beeler ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue")
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To: beeler
The definition of insanity is advocating letting extreme leftists who hate America control this country.

And since that's what you are apparently doing here, you're not only NOT conservative. You're nuts.

174 posted on 08/10/2006 11:13:44 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

Should we begin calling them the MainTreasonMedia (MTM) instead of MSM?


175 posted on 08/10/2006 11:13:48 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: capt. norm

So you're saying there's no conservatives even on the radar of the Republican party? And you still plan on voting for them? Good lord...


176 posted on 08/10/2006 11:15:16 AM PDT by beeler ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue")
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To: beeler
political correctness in our military during a time of war, increasing integration into extra-constitutional regionalism? I could go on and on.

And I'm sure you will.

177 posted on 08/10/2006 11:15:29 AM PDT by capt. norm (Bumper Sticker: Honk if you've never seen an Uzi shoot from a car window.)
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To: beeler
You claim the left could do much more damage them the ragheads but yet you are perfectly willing to put them in office.

Like I said, pure insanity.
178 posted on 08/10/2006 11:15:39 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: Tokra

Maybe in Michigan, hoss. Like I said before, y'all can't win without the South.


179 posted on 08/10/2006 11:16:18 AM PDT by beeler ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue")
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To: Mo1
"And I thank God every day for President Bush and our US Military They have my Full 100% support!!"

Mine too.

180 posted on 08/10/2006 11:16:31 AM PDT by maxter
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To: Howlin
Howlin, I was having a great conversation just this morning with a gentleman who knows we are at war, understands what's happened to the RAT party. We were discussing Lamont and he related how his family had always been Rockefeller democrats but the more his sister, and other family members saw of the Michael Moore, moonbats etc, the more surprised and upset they were that this is what the party has become.

The gentleman stated that while his family would likely not vote for a Republican, they VERY likely would not vote at all rather than vote for the likes of the democrat party of today.

thanks for the big ping :^)

181 posted on 08/10/2006 11:16:44 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud friend of Israel. We're all Jews now.)
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To: Howlin

Right you are! Thanks for the Ping-a-ding-ding!


182 posted on 08/10/2006 11:16:45 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by fleeing the scene of an accident)
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To: prairiebreeze; beeler
The most dangerous thing Americans can do is either elect an anti-American leftist to the Oval Office, or to elect an isolationist who is so mentally out of it that he lives in an imaginary world where he thinks we can find a hidey hole to live in and pretend the bad guys will just 'go away.'

Either scenario is scary. Thank GOD for President Bush!

183 posted on 08/10/2006 11:17:00 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: beeler
I won't be scared into voting for big-government, weak on foreign policy Republicans just because they're doing everything they can to scare the base into believing that the alternative is so much worse than they are.

The Republicans aren't scaring us...the Democrats are!

184 posted on 08/10/2006 11:17:13 AM PDT by Krodg
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To: justshutupandtakeit

So now it's suicidal and stupid to support conservatives? Besides, most of the RINOs come from outside the South, so it's not as much of an issue for us.


185 posted on 08/10/2006 11:17:46 AM PDT by beeler ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue")
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To: beeler
We'll see what happens, but I hope the base will show the party just how off-track they are.

By letting Democrats back in power?

186 posted on 08/10/2006 11:18:21 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: new yorker 77

The alternative is unthinkable.

What do they expect we'd do????

Vote for Hillery???


187 posted on 08/10/2006 11:18:28 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: beeler
We'll get it back when the party learns that conservatism is the only path to power.

Let's not be stupid here. Hard core conservatives DO NOT have enough votes to be that stubborn. If we did, NO RINOS would get past the primaries. Holding your breath like a little toddler won't change that reality. PERIOD!!!

188 posted on 08/10/2006 11:18:36 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: new yorker 77

I hope they are right.


189 posted on 08/10/2006 11:19:35 AM PDT by Fawn (BUILD A LONG TALL WALL)
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To: jazusamo; beeler
There's a big difference in a few of a Party trending left and the majority of a Party already being there.

I, for one, could accept the massive medicare spending, No Child Left Behind, etc. I think GWB has done a good job on judges, which is critically important, and I applaud him for vetoing the embyonic stem-cell funding. He is, I believe, a beloved CIC.

That said, I cannot bring myself to vote for any republican who is in favor of continued massive inflows of impoverished, illiterate, non-English speaking immigrants. I don't believe it's crazy or unAmerican to see that as an impending disaster for our country.

190 posted on 08/10/2006 11:19:41 AM PDT by teawithmisswilliams (Question Diversity)
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To: ohioWfan

The REAL conservatives and republicans will not let this country down.

;^)


191 posted on 08/10/2006 11:20:00 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am a proud friend of Israel. We're all Jews now.)
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To: beeler
Please address this question.

You would rather have a Democrat in office......a person who has NO conservative values at all........than someone who agrees with conservatives, lets say 80% of the time?

This is prefereable to you?

192 posted on 08/10/2006 11:20:05 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: beeler
So you're saying there's no conservatives even on the radar of the Republican party?

No, you just said it...don't you even read your own stuff?

You have conflicting posts that don't even agree with each other and yet you want to educate me about conservaatism.

You seem to have invented your own definition of conservativism OR you just cut & paste Buchanan's.

I tend to go with the later theory because the quality of your posts suggests a Sesame Street education.

193 posted on 08/10/2006 11:20:23 AM PDT by capt. norm (Bumper Sticker: Honk if you've never seen an Uzi shoot from a car window.)
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To: capt. norm
Now you have demonstrated your ability to catch and correct typos. You are now qualified to be a highschool typing teacher. Please, only reply with substantive posts if you'd like to debate/discuss with me.
194 posted on 08/10/2006 11:20:44 AM PDT by beeler ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue")
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To: ZULU

If you stay home, it's the SAME THING.


195 posted on 08/10/2006 11:20:44 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: prairiebreeze
AMEN! Let's hear it for REAL conservatives.

I am SO sick of these pseudos. SICK of them.

196 posted on 08/10/2006 11:21:45 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: justshutupandtakeit

Hell, at least Clinton signed welfare reform. Bush signed campaign finance reform.


197 posted on 08/10/2006 11:22:17 AM PDT by beeler ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice...moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue")
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To: beeler
Most conservatives no longer call themselves Republicans.

Bull. You're one of those isolated ivory tower snipers that emerge ever election year to cry and moan about how the Republican Party isn't right-wing enough for you and to fire bullets at those of us in the trenches fighting the forces of leftist nihilism, rather than at the lefist nihilists. You can speak for yourself, but you can't speak for other conservatives. As far as I'm concerned, you're no ally to the cause.

198 posted on 08/10/2006 11:22:42 AM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: teawithmisswilliams
Even if the democrat running against the Republican will be far worse on the issue??

And this makes sense to you??

199 posted on 08/10/2006 11:23:12 AM PDT by ohioWfan (PROUD Mom of an Iraqi Liberation VET! THANKS, son!!!!)
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To: Antoninus

I'll do the same as you, not voting for someone only because the candidate is a Republican. I live in Illinois, and our republican nominee for governor, Treasurer Judy Topinka, is pro-choice and pro-gay marriage. She's been in a few gay pride parades. I'll read poll results in Oct. If I think that the election will be close, I'll vote for her, since I don't want to help split the anti-liberal vote, helping the Democrat win. If the election won't be close, I'll vote for write-in candidate Randy Stufflebeam, of the Constitution Party. The lastest poll that I read about said that the Democrat is ahead 45%-34%, with 17% supporting other candidates. A Green Party candidate is also running.


200 posted on 08/10/2006 11:23:14 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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