Skip to comments.Poll: Scott Walker Opens Up Lead on Opponents (PPP Poll)
Posted on 04/17/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT by C19fan
Ever wonder what it takes to sanitize a Daily Kos post of all the snark and pompous windbaggery? We found out today, when their very own poll showed Wisconsin governor Scott Walker opening up a lead on his two primary Democratic opponents in the pending June 5 recall election. (One imagines the Daily Kos author typing that post while looking like Sylvester the Cat having swallowed a bag of alum.)
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Not to mention Reagan also had a downward effect on food stamp usage. As soon as Bush Sr. took over, the trend reversed. Reagan and Newt = real Republicans. The Bushes = not so much.
Those stupid people are the reason you have a marxist in the White House.
People should have to pass a test to qualify to vote. Imagine trying to get THAT approved. Difficult enough that they have to show proper identification.
I am afraid that I think that Romney isn’t a pure weather vane and does have a couple of principles that I probably don’t agree with. If he were a pure weather vane, I can see that in theory a conservative Congress would do the job.
Unfortunately, barring a Tom Clancy novel event, we aren’t going to have a conservative Congress. The best we may expect is the congress we already have less a few of the liberals and with the addition of a few more conservatives. Even in the Senate, where the greatest change is possible, the GOP isn’t going to get to 60 and it isn’t like the GOP is completely conservative. I don’t see congress providing leadership even if Romney is willing to follow. It is more likely that some leadership will come out of the GOP if Obama (or better yet Biden) is the one in the White House.
May the left throw in way too much money in this race, and then lose! Repeat, for the November general election, at each and every political level! Thanks! But, what to do, as a conservative majority of voters/very conservative majority of voters, about the ‘12 POTUS race, where the two major candidates are leftists, yet again?
Would he be more important as Wisconsin's governor, or a force to pull Romney to the right?
Man, that’s just gotta SUCK for the MSNBC-Watching, Obama-Worshipping liberal left to know...
If Obozo wins there will be no POTUS election in 2016. Match set and game over.
...and your rationale for that brilliant piece of analysis is what, exactly...Obama will probably win his second term (white guilt will not allow this country to turn out the first black President short of his allotment), but will be a lame duck most likely dealing with a Repub Senate and House...and by 2016 the country will be so tired of Democrat rule that the 2008 scenario will play out again...this time in the Republican favor...a short study of Presidential election history might help...
I’m sorry to disappoint you if Obozo is reelected there will more than likely still be a Dem controlled Senate and we will still have governance by EO fiat. He has to go this term or the damage that will be done will take a generation to fix.
Besides certain of us who work hard for a living have no time to write long drawn out analyses of politics on commpany time. If I caught anyone who worked for me doing so they would be on the unemployment line.
My husband was asking very similar questions last night and mumbling about pitchforks..
I contributed to his campaign just a week or so ago. Hope it helps.
Yet he's allowing one to be held this year because...?
Ya think? Then why did G.W. Bush have over 30 czars himself? The previous record-holder for czars was F.D.R. at 11. Reagan had only 1 (drug czar).
This is why I believe the MOST important ‘election’ is that of the House and Senate. TRUE conservatives would nix the ‘Czar’ habit our gov’t has developed.
Not in the slightest. We have a far different country demographically, culturally, and economically than when FDR was President. In many ways, we are now reaping what FDR sowed. The chickens are coming home to roost.
When FDR took office, we were a nation of 125 million people, the vast majority of whom were of European origin. We didn't have the welfare state nor programs like affirmative action. Multiculturalism and diversity were not considered strengths. Our educational system inculcated American values and the vision of our Founders had a general consensus. The role of religion was more central. We didn't have widespread abortion or high rates of out of wedlock birth and children raised in single family households. The percentage of the population living in large urban centers was much smaller.
The US wasn't the world's biggest debtor. The size of government was relatively small. Many government agencies that we have today didn't exist. The New Deal led to the the Fair Deal that led to the Great Society and now to Hope and Change. SS, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, etc were spawned from these administrations to put us on the road to the welfare state and bankruptcy. Obamacare is the final piece of the welfare state and the last nail in the coffin of this country.
We are now a nation of 313 million. The 1965 Immigration Act changed the demography of this country forever.
The U.S. adds one international migrant (net) every 36 seconds. Immigrants account for one in 8 U.S. residents, the highest level in more than 90 years. In 1970 it was one in 21; in 1980 it was one in 16; and in 1990 it was one in 13. In a decade, it will be one in 7, the highest it has been in our history. And by 2050, one in 5 residents of the U.S. will be foreign-born.
Currently, 1.6 million legal and illegal immigrants settle in the country each year; 350,000 immigrants leave each year, resulting in a net immigration of 1.25 million. Since 1970, the U.S. population has increased from 203 million to 313 million, i.e., over 100 million. In the next 40 years, the population will increase by an additional 130 million to 440 million. Three-quarters of the increase in our population since 1970 and the projected increase will be the result of immigration. The U.S., the worlds third most populous nation, has the highest annual rate of population growth of any developed country in the world, i.e., 0.963% (2011 estimate,) principally due to immigration.
The nations immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached 40 million in 2010, the highest number in our history. The U.S. immigrant population has doubled since 1990, nearly tripled since 1980, and quadrupled since 1970, when it stood at 9.7 million. Of the 40 million immigrants in the country in 2010, 13.9 million arrived in 2000 or later making it the highest decade of immigration in American history, even though there was a net loss of jobs during the decade. Growth in the immigrant population has primarily been driven by high levels of legal immigration.
57 percent of immigrant headed households with children use at least one major welfare program. We are importing poverty and hundreds of thousands of high school dropouts every year through our kinship system of immigration. 25 percent of the adult legal immigrants who enter each year lack even a high school degree. Our current pro-population growth immigration policies are fueling bigger and bigger government as we approach a population of half a billion within the next 50 years. Milton Friedman said that, You cannot simultaneously have free immigration and a welfare state. We have both.
87 percent of the 1.2 million legal immigrants entering annually are minorities as defined by the U.S. Government and almost all of the illegal aliens are minorities. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under in the U.S. will be classified as minorities and by 2039, half of the residents of this country will be minorities. Generally, immigrants and minorities vote predominantly for the Democrat Party. Hence, Democrats view immigration as a never-ending source of voters that will make them the permanent majority party.
Since the 1965 Immigration Act, our pro-population growth immigration policies have fueled major demographic changes in a very short period of time. In 1970, non-Hispanic whites comprised 89 percent of the population; today they are 66 percent; and by 2039, they will be 50 percent. The Democrats, under the banner of multiculturalism and diversity, have forged a political coalition that depends on individuals coalescing around racial and ethnic identities rather than the issues. The continuing and increasing flow of minority immigrants, mostly poor and uneducated, provides a natural constituency for the Democrats, which see them as their principal source of political power.
If we are uable to repeal Obamacare--something impossible to do with Obama in the WH for the next 4 years--it will be embedded into our economy and give the government unparalled control over our lives.
There are 60 million ppeople on Medicaid (and 18 million will be added by Obamacare,) 54 million on SS, 47 million on Medicare, and 46 million on food stamps. Half of the population no longer pays income tax. By 2030 one in five residents of this country will be 65 or older, twice what it is now. In 1950 there were two workers for every retiree; today there are 3.3; and by 2030 there will be two workers for every retiree.
We have almost a $16 trillion debt and Obama will add another 4-5 trillion dollars in his second term. We borrow 42 cents of every federal dollar spent and just the entitlement programs, welfare, and debt servicing costs consume all of the tax revenue and about 60% of the federal budget.
If you believe that we can get out of the mess we are in now made worse by Obama in the next four years, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I want to sell to you. It may not matter who is in the WH in the next four years because we may already be too far gone to be resurrected, but Obama will be pressing on the accelerator as we head off the cliff. God help us.
I'm pretty sure there's not much they can do about it. They've blocked some of Obama's, until he did recess appointments. The idea that they're actually going to block a Republican president's choices is as far-fetched as they come. And I expect Romney to out-czar them all. Let's not forget Pam Bondi already promised she's going to be the "Health Care Task Force" czar under Romney. Do we need a "Health Care Task Force?" Romney is as power-hungry as they come and is going to expand the executive branch as far as the eyes can see. This is why electing a conservative president is as important as electing a conservative Congress. The president is the leader of the party and it's not likely his own party will oppose him on anything unless it creates a huge uproar. There is NO reason whatsoever to be excited or optimistic about a Romney administration. IF Obamacare gets overturned in full, then I would quite possibly feel more secure with a conservative Congress gridlocking Obama.
Not to mention the way Romney would fog what “left-wing” and “right-wing” really means in the eyes of the public is downright frightening. Like how he calls Romneycare a “conservative” solution. The way he would change the meaning of those terms is totally Obama-esque. And 4 or 8 years of that would present a messaging nightmare for conservatives trying to differentiate and market their policies to the public. Mitt Romney is a terrifying enemy and an existential threat to the very idea of conservatism.
They are investing so much energy and money in this election. The night when they lose is going to be EPIC.