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Obama and Dems heading for electoral disaster
The Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2010 | Byron York

Posted on 06/25/2010 8:39:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

All around, there are Democrats telling us their prospects for November are looking up. Things aren't as bad as Republicans say! Health care is becoming more popular! The country wants financial reform! People still like Barack Obama! Isn't Joe Barton awful!

They're fooling themselves. The basic indicators of voters' intentions -- their general mood and attitude toward the policies of Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid -- are clear and solid. Unless those indicators change, and most experts believe that would take a huge, unforeseen event that fundamentally alters the political equation, Democrats are in for serious losses this November. The only question is whether those losses will be big enough for them to lose their huge majorities in the House and Senate. Even if they're not, the party will be badly weakened in the next Congress.

The latest evidence is a new survey from pollsters Peter Hart and Bill McInturff for the Wall Street Journal and NBC. The number of people who say the country is headed in the wrong direction is 62 percent -- the highest it has been since the final days of George W. Bush. The troubled economy, of course, is the most important issue, and 66 percent say they expect the economy to stay the same or get worse in the next year.

"There is a sense across the board that things aren't working," says Republican pollster David Winston.

Obama's approval rating is at 45 percent, versus 48 percent disapproval -- the first time the president has ever been underwater in the Journal poll. (By way of contrast, the president's approval rating was 61 percent in April 2009, his high point in the Journal poll.)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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Time for a game-changer, then, or just suspend the elections. That's what Hugo Chavez or Adolf would do.
1 posted on 06/25/2010 8:39:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Re: Headline

We can only hope and VOTE.


2 posted on 06/25/2010 8:42:00 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Attack Iran. There’s a game changer.


3 posted on 06/25/2010 8:42:37 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No time to get over-confidant. This guy would think nothing of attacking Iran just before the election to try and bring public opinion to his side.


4 posted on 06/25/2010 8:43:06 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As Ann Coulter says, never underestimate the ability of the Republicans to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


5 posted on 06/25/2010 8:43:16 AM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Making Carter look good!....
6 posted on 06/25/2010 8:43:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: kenmcg

He’d be more likely to attack Israel. If Israel does attack Iran, it would not surprise me at all to see him retaliate against Israel.


7 posted on 06/25/2010 8:44:54 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Memo to Sharron Angle: STAY AWAY FROM JOHN MCCAIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Time for a game-changer, then, or just suspend the elections. That's what Hugo Chavez or Adolf would do.

No need. The leftist solution is massive vote fraud.

8 posted on 06/25/2010 8:46:44 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Unless those indicators change, and most experts believe that would take a huge, unforeseen event that fundamentally alters the political equation, Democrats are in for serious losses this November.

"Huge, unforseen events" are being planned (and arguably executed) on a regular basis by Rahm, Barry, His Majesty Soros, and the rest of the Democrat uber-fascists.

People really need to understand that Soetoro would kill 100,000,000 Americans if it would keep him in power for one more day.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

9 posted on 06/25/2010 8:48:55 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I would hope that the military would refuse that insanity.


10 posted on 06/25/2010 8:50:00 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I think that attacking Israel would cause an even high level of public outrage.


11 posted on 06/25/2010 8:54:37 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: The Comedian

I expect a serious provocation by North Korea, Iran and/or Venezuela simultaneously with the continuing Gulf oil disaster and financial market collapse, dollar plummeting, hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!..................


12 posted on 06/25/2010 8:55:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. He's just some guy in the neighborhood.............)
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To: wally_bert

I have said lines like “there is no way that could happen” with this administration probably 5 times a week for the last 18 months or so. I hope you’re right but believe you would be wrong. I can hear Obama invoking Washington regarding treaties and allies needing to change to what’s in the best interest of the country already.


13 posted on 06/25/2010 8:55:16 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Fight to win if you're going to fight. If you're not going to fight to win, don't fight.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

I am still just blown away how 0 and co. have just turned everything upside down and are still around.


14 posted on 06/25/2010 8:57:28 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: rbbeachkid

On a scale of 1-100. Obama’s caring about public outrage - especially from those on the right - is at about a 0. His calling TEA Party folks “teabaggers” - fully knowing how noxious that term is - was clear indication of that.


15 posted on 06/25/2010 8:57:53 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Fight to win if you're going to fight. If you're not going to fight to win, don't fight.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I think Rush said it best when he suggested we Should have Carter’s face on those ‘Miss me yet?’ billboards.


16 posted on 06/25/2010 8:58:31 AM PDT by griswold3 (If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you've already got half the vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heard this morning that the dems are trying to cut out the electoral college by getting 11 of the most populous states to change their statutes to say that they will cast their electoral votes in accordance with the majority of the country’s vote (not their own state’s votes). That will equal 271 votes. It means that the small and rural states will essentially be cut out.


17 posted on 06/25/2010 8:58:36 AM PDT by twigs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But I want the Republicans to have super majorities to remove all the Obama cr@p.
Will the Republicans stand up for the people and reverse a lot of this junk or will they instantly get drunk with power?
18 posted on 06/25/2010 8:59:48 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But I want the Republicans to have super majorities to remove all the Obama cr@p.
Will the Republicans stand up for the people and reverse a lot of this junk or will they instantly get drunk with power?
19 posted on 06/25/2010 8:59:52 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: twigs

Let me know if you find a source for that.


20 posted on 06/25/2010 9:00:52 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: wally_bert

I don’t think there is a nationwide process to remove sitting Senators or Congressmen. It’s probably different on a state-by-state basis if it exists at all.

The only way Obama can be removed from office is if he is impeached. Right now, that’s not going to happen. That’s why we MUST retake the Congress.


21 posted on 06/25/2010 9:01:05 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Fight to win if you're going to fight. If you're not going to fight to win, don't fight.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

The contempt Obama shows for the opposition is returned doublefold.

What do we do about the fools that elected this ‘Prince of Fools’? They will still be there like a dead weight thwarting any progress (real progess).


22 posted on 06/25/2010 9:02:53 AM PDT by griswold3 (If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you've already got half the vote.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

The contempt Obama shows for the opposition is returned doublefold.

What do we do about the fools that elected this ‘Prince of Fools’? They will still be there like a dead weight thwarting any progress (real progess).


23 posted on 06/25/2010 9:03:05 AM PDT by griswold3 (If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you've already got half the vote.)
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To: listenhillary

national popular vote
http://www.nationalpopularvote.com

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2540544/posts?page=9


24 posted on 06/25/2010 9:04:24 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: griswold3

Good idea!


25 posted on 06/25/2010 9:05:08 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: listenhillary

It’s the national popular vote.

http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

A journalist who has been writing about this was a guest on with Rick Santorum who subs on the Bill Bennett radio show each Friday. I can’t remember his name. Five states have already passed it, he said.


26 posted on 06/25/2010 9:06:45 AM PDT by twigs
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To: griswold3

Perhaps civil war or dividing the country will only solve that problem....


27 posted on 06/25/2010 9:06:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: griswold3

It may end up that conservatives will move to states like Arizona that support individual rights over federal rule.


28 posted on 06/25/2010 9:08:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: griswold3
See, that's the problem, he IS the prince of fools. He is the preferred choice of fools.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

"The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

"The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”


29 posted on 06/25/2010 9:08:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The left would not abide the idea that some people are living outside of their control. They will demand the use of force to bring the “rebels” back under their thumb.


30 posted on 06/25/2010 9:11:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: MrB

Then return said force in body bags.


31 posted on 06/25/2010 9:15:12 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
New bumper sticker catching on.

Nov 2nd Reminder - Take Out The Trash.

http://www.cafepress.com/+take_out_the_trash_sticker_bumper,453260292

32 posted on 06/25/2010 9:16:15 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: twigs

I can’t see Texas going along with this, and Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida would also be problematic.


33 posted on 06/25/2010 9:21:15 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("Why should I feed pirates?"--Russian officer off Somalia)
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To: Red Badger
I expect a serious provocation by North Korea, Iran and/or Venezuela simultaneously with the continuing Gulf oil disaster and financial market collapse, dollar plummeting, hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

I'm expecting dogs and cats living together at any moment...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 06/25/2010 9:21:18 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: griswold3

Clinton. Now that would be a real hoot. :)


35 posted on 06/25/2010 9:22:40 AM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: The Comedian

The military should put Obama under arrest since he is a third world president. Then call for new elections. Seriously.


36 posted on 06/25/2010 9:26:15 AM PDT by BobS
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To: A CA Guy
“Will the Republicans stand up for the people and reverse a lot of this junk or will they instantly get drunk with power”

In SC-4, Trey Gowdy (R) defeated long time incumbent Bob Inglis (Rino) in the primary. Gowdy pledged to work for the “overhaul” of ObamaCare, not its repeal. Looks the power drunk option has set in even before his election to Congress.

37 posted on 06/25/2010 9:27:28 AM PDT by buckalfa (Confused and Bewildered)
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To: kenmcg
No time to get over-confidant. This guy would think nothing of attacking Iran just before the election to try and bring public opinion to his side.

Obama's not on the ballot in November, so it wouldn't be a question of changing CiC in the middle of a conflict. And if the voters have more confidence in Republicans on national security, then another war might possibly give them even more reason to elect a Republican House and Senate.

38 posted on 06/25/2010 9:28:37 AM PDT by kevao
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To: MrB

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

“The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

“The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

To all that I say......... “absolutely”.


39 posted on 06/25/2010 9:29:06 AM PDT by Gator113 (OBAMA IS NOT SUSTAINABLE.. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Between the media setting the bar so high, and the ‘Pubbies seeming to lack the ‘nads to grab the ball and run with it, I don’t see this happening.

The media has set the bar for “Victory” so high that if the ‘Pubbies fail to get a majority in both houses of Congress, it will be announced as “win” for the Democrats and the Obama Agenda.

Meanwhile the ‘Pubbies seem to be content to run on the “We’re not Obama” platform.

I’ll believe the Democrats are going to have an “electoral disaster” only after the votes are counted.


40 posted on 06/25/2010 9:32:46 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
"Obama's approval rating is at 45 percent, versus 48 percent disapproval -- the first time the president has ever been underwater in the Journal poll."

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41 posted on 06/25/2010 9:33:28 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well the, he better get to granting amnesty via executive order.


42 posted on 06/25/2010 9:34:39 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That looks like a cross between Jimmah and Mick Jagger


43 posted on 06/25/2010 9:36:12 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Personal Responsibility

I agree


44 posted on 06/25/2010 9:36:57 AM PDT by mel
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To: Red Badger; All
"I expect a serious provocation by North Korea, Iran and/or Venezuela simultaneously with the continuing Gulf oil disaster and financial market collapse, dollar plummeting, hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, lions and tigers and bears, oh my!...............

Obama Dorothy Oz

45 posted on 06/25/2010 9:37:04 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: listenhillary

ping


46 posted on 06/25/2010 9:38:19 AM PDT by Bhoy
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To: Gator113

It was a translation from a Czech newspaper.

It’s been all over the net. It’s something to keep in that little quote file on your desktop.


47 posted on 06/25/2010 9:38:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: twigs

Methinks when that happens, it will be right before the first shots are fired in what will be CWII.

Meanwhile, while we are reading comments about how the GOP or conservatives in general are going to take back Congress this fall, we are seeing an amazing display of socialist legislation passing and being enacted into law. As such, it becomes less possible to turn the ship of state back around till no earlier than 2013, if at all.


48 posted on 06/25/2010 9:43:01 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This would be nice.... I’m not totally convinced. Call me a pessimist...


49 posted on 06/25/2010 9:44:07 AM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: The Comedian

People have trouble believing Obama would mass murder Americans for a political end.

But it’s very true. You touched on something deeply true. Every combat veteran has had that moment, where they realized in a directly personal way,, that their own government was indeed willing to accept their certain violent death, to achieve a political goal. This comes as a shock after living in a society where the slightest chance of someone’s death will instantly stop any activity.

If i accept that in some circumstances, a moral president who cares for our nation, culture, and people, will trade a number of American lives to achieve a MORAL goal, then why is it so hard to imagine that a hard socialist who grew up in Indonesian Muslim culture, and who has clear dislike for all things traditionally “American”, would kill us to achieve his goals?

Is he somehow MORE moral and compassionate than Reagan, Bush, FDR, Ike, JFK?


50 posted on 06/25/2010 9:47:25 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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