Skip to comments.DOOM Approaches in Arkansas [For Dem Blanche Lincoln (and other AR Dems?)]
Posted on 08/20/2010 1:37:06 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
The latest Rasmussen totals for AR-Senate are brutal for the incumbent (65/27 Bozeman/Lincoln) and the RCP average isn't much better. Which is not precisely news but it does lead to a couple of observations.
First, given this type of lopsided Republican dominance in the Senate race, is it legitimate to say that either the Democratic incumbent in AR-04 (GOP candidate Beth Anne Rankin) or the Democrats trying to retain AR-01 (GOP candidate Rick Crawford) and AR-02 (GOP candidate Tom Griffin) have any kind of advantage in the general election? There is a very real possibility that Arkansas is about to flip from 3-1 DEM/GOP to 4-0 GOP/DEM, which is something that hasn't happened since (I think) the tag-end of Reconstruction.
Second, did you know that the state legislature in Arkansas is dominated by the Democratic party in both houses? That might not be all that true after November.
Third, it's currently conventional wisdom that incumbent Democratic governor Mike Beebe (GOP candidate Jim Keet) is too populuar to be shifted. Maybe so. Then again, maybe not: at least some of the people showing up to flip the Senate seat and the House ones are not going to be inclined to make an exception for any Democrat.
All in all, while I agree that the Left sent the Democratic party a pretty powerful message in the Arkansas Senate primary, I'm not sure that the text of that message was the one that the Left wanted to send...
LOL------never can tell w/ the ol' Slickster.
When an incumbent 'Rat senator is trailing by 38 points anywhere in the country with no major personal scandal, you have to think that just about anything is possible this year - nationally!!!
Great cartoon, Liz!!! What’s the approximate date?
Just as long as the Arkansas voters don’t replace the Dems with nanny-state, big-spending Huckabee-type Republicans.
Guesstimate——about the time O/Care reared its ugly head.
Perhaps all our prayers are being heard.
Our goal should be to double that number. May she lose by 80%.
Imam ObamaCare = MengeleCare = DeathCare
Big Brother intends to choose who lives and who dies via their Death Panels. We must get it repealed ASAP.
What most Americans do not know about the current legal challenges against ObamaCare: the constitutional resolution depends exclusively on how the case for adjudication is written.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says often that if the case is presented as a judgment about the individual mandate requiring individuals to purchase a certain private sector product or service, we win.
If, on the other hand, the case is presented as a matter of whether the federal government can control health care, as it does with Medicare, we lose.
Georgetown law professor Randy Barnett, counsel for Angel Raich in the Supreme Courts Raich case, coined what he called the dirty little secret of constitutional law whether a petitioner will find relief in federal court depends on which accurate description a court chooses to accept. He sums up: A court may rule however it wishes simply by choosing how to describe the right.
It is this courts discretion on how to phrase the constitutional issue that makes U. S. District Judge Henry Hudsons recent rendering so vital to the case. He refused to dismiss a Virginia lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care law.
Note that he focused on the issue of the individual mandate, not on the matter of whether the federal government can control health care. While this case raises a host of complex constitutional issues, all seem to distill to the single question of whether or not Congress has the power to regulate and tax a citizens decision not to participate in interstate commerce. Neither the U. S. Supreme Court nor any circuit court of appeals has squarely addressed this issue.
He who frames the argument wins the case. Of equal critical important, Judge Hudson also granted the Virginia petition standing. (Excerpt) Read more at hcnonline.com ...
One reason she’s doing badly is that the liberal nutroots in AR are literally outraged at her and don’t care to vote for her in November (they call her a DINO or crypto-Republican, which is ludicrous). They wanted her ousted in favor of Lt Gov. Bill Halter and thought Halter would have a better chance of beating the GOP nominee. The problem, however, is that Halter is a moonbat Socialist himself while Blanche is just basically a liberal with occasional moderate tendencies. If Halter had replaced Blanche, he’d be running a more aggressive candidacy, but for every vote of the nutroots that he got, he’d turn off a mainstream AR voter and would probably lose by almost as wide a margin.
Lincoln may set a new record for an incumbent to lose by such a margin. Toast doesn’t describe what is happening to her elections chances.
How about the American people suing these lying, power-hungry Elitists for their deception and out and out lies and treason associated with their DeathCare. They should all be investigated, prosecuted, and sharing jail time in Gitmo with their allies.
Rush spoke about their lies and deception this morning. It is already documented and on tape.
This is absolutely amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a non-scandal tainted incumbent trail by a margin like this. It makes me wonder about other races in Arkansas.
This is going to be an annihilation of epic proportion.
My plans are to give my 14 and 5 yr old off school and my wife and I aren’t working, we are going to a neighbors and celebrating all night long.