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Republicans take largest ever midterm lead
London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 31, 2010 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 08/31/2010 10:35:34 AM PDT by Schnucki

Republicans have taken an unprecedented 10-point lead over the Democrats ahead of November’s midterm polls.

A poll by Gallup gave the current minority party its largest lead of the year and its largest midterm advantage since the company started such polling in 1942, with 51 per cent of US voters saying they would vote Republican and 41 per cent saying they would vote for the Democratic Party.

Gallup, whose poll has previously served as an accurate guide to voter intentions, said the result “suggests the potential for a major 'wave’ election in which the Republicans gain a large number of seats and in the process take back control of the House”.

The Democrats have a 75-seat advantage in the House, but disillusionment with the economy and fears over the long-term effects of the country’s massive debt have led President Barack Obama’s party to downplay their expectations.

Though a Democratic resurgence cannot be ruled out, the conventional wisdom is Washington is that they have run out of time to make a comeback. They may have to accept losing the House and hope to hang on to the Senate, where they currently have a 59-41 advantage. In July, Robert Gibbs, the president’s spokesman, acknowledged that the Republicans could win control of the House of Representatives in the crucial elections.

“The timeline is too short now. People have made up their minds. It’s too late to do the kind of big thing needed to turn this economy around,” said columnist Bob Herbert.

The results of AP-Gfk poll suggested that many of the most involved voters – those with the deepest feelings about issues high on the nation’s agenda – are furious with the party in power. Just 35 per cent said the country was heading in the right direction, a number similar to

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; gop; republicans

1 posted on 08/31/2010 10:35:38 AM PDT by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

It doesn’t matter who votes.
What does matter is who COUNTS the votes!


2 posted on 08/31/2010 10:37:08 AM PDT by a real Sheila (HEY, HEY, HO, HO. B.O. HAS GOT TO GO!)
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To: Schnucki

This is bad.

The Republican establishment elitists will think that it’s all about them, and act just like they did before, ignoring the will of the people and continuing their efforts toward spending, earmarks, amnesty and the other stuff that got them thrown out in 2006/2008.


3 posted on 08/31/2010 10:39:01 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Schnucki

I’ll believe it when I see it.


4 posted on 08/31/2010 10:41:48 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: oldbill

Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.


5 posted on 08/31/2010 10:43:55 AM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: oldbill

Trent Lott is still a lobbyist.

Bob Dole is still a lobbyist.

These noodle spined RINOs are counting on a lack of leadership.

I would just LOVE for the newly elected conservatives to send a package of cow manure to these RINOs turned lobyist.


6 posted on 08/31/2010 10:45:20 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Schnucki

This is great news, this is bad news. The McCain’s of the party will say this signals “Business As Usual”. I would be more encouraged if people started talking about repealing instead of fixing or defunding ObamaCare.


7 posted on 08/31/2010 10:45:26 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha ("There is an 'I' in Marxist")
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To: jessduntno
EXACTLY! First we stop the commie in chief, then we work on tossing out the RINOs for 2013 and clearing the way for a CONSERVATIVE replacement for the commie in chief........I love it when a plan comes together....
8 posted on 08/31/2010 10:46:49 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Schnucki

Not good. Percieved trashing makes ‘Rats desperate...


9 posted on 08/31/2010 10:54:18 AM PDT by mo
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Spot on!

Remember in November: Defeat the ‘RATS then the RINO’s.(To achieve the latter, we must do the former.)

NO voting for 3rd party candidates! Doing so will just hand a victory to the DemocRATS!


10 posted on 08/31/2010 10:56:46 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Schnucki

Operation “Pummel Pelosi” engaged!


11 posted on 08/31/2010 10:56:51 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: oldbill

The definition of an elitist action was when the Federal Marriage Amendment came up for a vote.

The Republicans paniced and put forth a useless flag burning amendment as a poison pill.


12 posted on 08/31/2010 10:58:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

“...and clearing the way for a CONSERVATIVE replacement for the commie in chief........I love it when a plan comes together...”

From your lips, FRiend...


13 posted on 08/31/2010 11:00:18 AM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: Schnucki

Don’t forget to vote in NO-vember.

Victory is not enough, Democrats must have the MOST crushing defeat in history!

We need the kind of an election they’ll be talking about 100 years from now!


14 posted on 08/31/2010 11:32:54 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: jessduntno

No, no, and no. Vote for the best GOP or conservative candidate with a chance of winning that we can get, and count on the large flood of conservatives who know that the voters are as mad as heck and not going to take it any more to keep the RINOs in check. We cannot pretend that there is no difference between the parties; the last 19 months have clearly proven otherwise, and the cost of leaving the socialist in our White House unrestrained by legislative limits is too terrible to risk.


15 posted on 08/31/2010 12:59:42 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: bigredkitty1
Spot on! Remember in November: Defeat the ‘RATS then the RINO’s.(To achieve the latter, we must do the former.) NO voting for 3rd party candidates! Doing so will just hand a victory to the DemocRATS!

Exactly. We must crish the Dems in 2010. Then we can clean out the RINOs in 2012 while we (hopefully) sweep some more socialists out of the Senate, targeting every single lib who voted for the health care takeover against the will of their constituents, but this year our focus must be on tossing the worst of the scum out of our congress.

16 posted on 08/31/2010 1:02:38 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1

“Vote for the best GOP or conservative candidate with a chance of winning that we can get...”

That’s how we got here. Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative. Do it til we get rid of the indiscernible (R).


17 posted on 08/31/2010 1:18:59 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: mo

“Not good. Percieved trashing makes ‘Rats desperate...”

That’s when they scurry out into the middle of the alley and you can plink ‘em.


18 posted on 08/31/2010 1:20:06 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: Schnucki
Republicans take largest ever midterm lead

Hmm, from the MSM outside the US. I guess the more timezones away the author is, the less biased.

19 posted on 08/31/2010 2:49:49 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Schnucki

It’s going to be a Republican blowout. We may very well win back both the House and the Senate. And to think, some were predicting the death of the GOP. If anything, it’s the Democrats who may go the way of the dodo.


20 posted on 08/31/2010 3:46:26 PM PDT by RC Clayton
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To: jessduntno

There is no national Conservative Party. The GOP is the conservative party. We need to work within the party not abandon it.


21 posted on 08/31/2010 3:49:54 PM PDT by RC Clayton
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To: Pollster1

Primaries are when we vote for the best candidates. The general election is when we vote for the candidate that will do the LEAST amount of damage to the country.

NO VOTING FOR 3RD PARTY CANDIDATES!!! (Unless you want to hand over the country PERMANENTLY to the Socialists.)


22 posted on 08/31/2010 3:53:09 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: RC Clayton

“There is no national Conservative Party.”

Not yet, but it better get there.

“The GOP is the conservative party.”

Oh please.

“We need to work within the party not abandon it.”

I’m gone. They keep putting fools into power, I might as well have a Dem cracking the whip over me. No more new master same as the old master. We need to get right. No conservatives, no money. Let them spend a couple decades wandering tin the desert, they’ll figger it out. Until then, they can keep putting RINO’s in office without my help.

My donations go directly to the candidate, bypass the GOP and we’ll see who’s left standing. Besides, I think we might get better results with fighting third Manassas and letting that settle it.

Screw the GOP.


23 posted on 08/31/2010 4:04:17 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: Pollster1

“...and the cost of leaving the socialist in our White House unrestrained by legislative limits is too terrible to risk.”

Let’s not pretend he snuck in there through the back door, Bubba, we put him there because of our RINO’s and the arrogant dismissal of what we want. No more GOP for me, thanks.

Time to water the tree of liberty, IMNSHO. Quick, name more than ten no-shit Conservatives currently serving that have never backed a liberal bill.


24 posted on 08/31/2010 4:08:19 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: jessduntno
Time to water the tree of liberty, IMNSHO. Quick, name more than ten no-shit Conservatives currently serving that have never backed a liberal bill.

If it comes to a second civil war, I will not be cheering for the socialist or any minions who back him, but I don't think that is the right answer. Yet.

As for ten real Americans who have NEVER backed a scummy Obama/Pelosi-worthy bill that hurts America, that may be a tough one. However, I would prefer, for now, to go with the words of another great American, one who backed a few bills that disgust me:

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
- Ronald Reagan.

Oops, not that quote, which you probably love as much as I do. This one:

"My eighty-percent friend is not my twenty-percent enemy."
- Ronald Reagan

25 posted on 08/31/2010 5:59:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Pollster1
"However, I would prefer, for now, to go with the words of another great American, one who backed a few bills that disgust me:"

I'm glad RR is dead. If he was alive today, the GOP antics would kill him. - JessDuntno

Different times, my man, different times. Save the RR quotes for some time when there are conservative you CAN name.

26 posted on 08/31/2010 6:05:09 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: Pollster1

“As for ten real Americans who have NEVER backed a scummy Obama/Pelosi-worthy bill that hurts America, that may be a tough one.”

Exactly. Now tell me, since the past three years have brought about the most sweeping changes in history, how many Dems can you name that bucked their leadership?

You want change?

YOU CAN’T DO IT WITH THE LIMP WRISTED PICKS WE HAVE.

Old sayings became old sayings because they are true. You have to fight fire with fire. And the GOP walks softly and carries ... nothing.

When they do, the left will start a fight. They always have, and they will not change for Hatch or Brown. And if we don’t fight them they will continue pushing us further left until we have to fight them Either way, this isn’t going to be peaceful. And it isn’t going to be accomplished with Snowe and Collins. Cripes.


27 posted on 08/31/2010 6:18:24 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: jessduntno
And it isn’t going to be accomplished with Snowe and Collins. Cripes.

I would rather have control of the Senate, with 30 true conservatives and 21 RINOs, including Snowe, Collins, McCain, and the others who blow with the political winds than push for 51 true conservatives knowing that I will fall short and leave the Senate under socialist control. The best possible outcome comes from keeping the RINOs we can't afford to dump and building toward a time when we can risk those seats, not from voting for a doomed third party candidate who will only ensure a socialist win and continued power for the Obama regime.

As for the other option, that is not the worst thing that can happen, but it is at least for now much worse than the option of attempting to return to constitutional government peacefully via the ballot box.

28 posted on 08/31/2010 6:42:48 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: jessduntno

I send directly to the candidate now or to Club for Growth.


29 posted on 08/31/2010 7:04:58 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Pollster1
"I would rather have control of the Senate, with 30 true conservatives and 21 RINOs, including Snowe, Collins, McCain, and the others who blow with the political winds than push for 51 true conservatives knowing that I will fall short and leave the Senate under socialist control."

We congratulate Joe Miller on winning the political shocker of the year. Joe Miller’s campaign based on a constitutional conservative platform resonated with the state’s Republican primary voters and should serve as a wake up call to the political establishments of both parties."

Stiff upper lip, old chap! It might happen. Wasn't this unthinkable just a little while back?

30 posted on 08/31/2010 9:19:12 PM PDT by jessduntno (Flush the Grand Old Potty. Vote Conservative.)
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To: jessduntno

Liberals......we’re coming after YOU!


31 posted on 08/31/2010 9:26:29 PM PDT by jslade
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To: jessduntno
Stiff upper lip, old chap! It might happen. Wasn't this unthinkable just a little while back?

Looking for a silver lining in the fraudulent election of an ineligible socialist like Obama is even harder than looking for the bright side of the Pearl Harbor attack, but if there is a benefit in the catastrophe of November 2008, that's it.

32 posted on 09/01/2010 3:20:23 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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