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  • Time to Focus on the Future

    11/17/2014 6:06:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    This mid-term election was clearly a repudiation of President Obama's"transformational" agenda. The majority of voting Americans were not pleased with the America the Obama administration has created. Americans weren't anti-incumbent; it was Democrat incumbents who felt the wave of voter anger. Democrats lost governorships in Illinois, MA, and Maryland where President Obama helped campaign. The GOP owns majorities in 70 percent of the state legislators. They control both houses of Congress in Washington. America has had enough of this Democrat nightmare.This election landslide was not a GOP endorsement but a challenge for them to lead in establishing a national agenda...
  • 4 in 10 Ferguson voters cast ballots; turnout still trails county, 2010 totals

    11/07/2014 12:31:04 PM PST · by aimhigh · 22 replies
    KMOV.com ^ | 11/07/2014 | Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN
    Since Officer Darren Wilson killed the unarmed Brown on a Ferguson street, much has been made of the city's supposed history of poor voter turnout. In a city that is two-thirds black, how, many asked, could the police force and local government be so overwhelmingly white? . . . To put it bluntly, voter turnout for Ferguson township was far from historic. Of 24,334 registered voters, 10,222 cast ballots in Tuesday's election, a turnout of slightly more than 42%, according to an initial tally. There wasn't a wave of new voters, either, as only 204 residents registered to vote between...
  • Obama Isn't Listening to Voters He Claims to Hear

    11/06/2014 3:23:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | November 6,2014 | Ron Fournier
    November 5, 2014 Shellacked and thumped by an angry electorate, President Obama declared to every American who voted in Tuesday's elections—and to those who've checked out of the political process—"I hear you." And then he ignored them.
  • With a Big GOP Wave, Americans Voted for More Gridlock—And They Knew What They Wanted

    11/05/2014 9:33:28 PM PST · by Colofornian · 31 replies
    Reason.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2014 | J.D. Tucille
    On election night, TV talking heads watching the Republican wave/surge/tidal flow across the country earnestly looked at each other and asked if the new Republican Senate majority can work with the president and overcome the gridlock that has so turned off voters. Umm...what? Yeah, I know Americans keep telling pollsters that they can't stand "partisan bickering" and really hate Congress for its inability to get things done. But there's a strong hint that they're regurgitating sentiments that all of those right-thinking pundits tell them that they're supposed to mouth. After all, those same Americans just handed control of the Senate...
  • Out of the gate, Obama reminds the GOP a majority of voters didn’t vote for them

    11/05/2014 7:43:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/5/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The results of the midterm elections are not yet fully known, but it is safe to say at this point that Republicans won a historic victory. As of this writing, the Republicans have won a 52-seat Senate majority outright. Republican candidates are expected to take seats in Alaska and Louisiana, resulting no less than a 54-seat Senate majority in the 115th Congress. NBC News projects that the GOP will hold a 250-seat majority in the next Congress, among the largest Republican majorities in generations. On the gubernatorial level, where Republicans were expected to lose ground, the GOP defied expectations...
  • We Have Become Bad Voters. How We Can Change.

    11/05/2014 7:26:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 3, 2014 | Arthur Milikh
    Elections have become theater.By regularly promising the impossible, political candidates give the dangerous impression that salvation is only one bill, one policy solution away. It breeds impatience, impetuosity and ecstatic hopes in citizens.And it can make us bad voters.James Madison and Alexander Hamilton had a different understanding of voting than we currently do. The authors of The Federalist Papers understood voting as an exercise in elevating citizens’ minds above the concerns of their engrossing private lives. That is, voting was to be a kind of civic education, preceded by genuine debate, perhaps similar to the Lincoln-Douglas debates.Such elections might be...
  • 20 Delusions That Shape How Liberals Vote

    11/05/2014 9:43:48 AM PST · by Freedom Hunter · 9 replies
    Reality Bats Last blog ^ | November 4, 2014 | Bryce Buchanan
    It is instructive to consider the premises that underlie the liberal view of the world. These are the ideas that determine their votes in elections; ideas that could shape the future of our country. Taken together, it is striking how detached from reality the beliefs are. The list could be much longer, but consider the following 20 beliefs from the imaginary world where liberals live....
  • Tennessee Voters Approve Constitutional Income Tax Ban

    11/04/2014 9:01:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    NewsChannel5 ^ | 10.5.14 | ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Voters have approved a change to the Tennessee Constitution that would prohibit lawmakers from imposing a state income tax. The last serious attempt to impose a state income tax failed in 2002 amid raucous Capitol protests that included a brick thrown through the window of the governor's office. The public backlash against the proposal led several supporters to retire from office or to lose their re-election campaigns.
  • Do you wonder why elections don't turn out the way they should? (vanity)

    11/04/2014 7:57:41 AM PST · by Baynative · 8 replies
    Google ^ | Nov 4 '14 | Google staff
    Take a look at this informative website. It shows all the races and the most frequent search trends that voters are using to learn about candidates. We have seen the enemy...
  • The Independent Voter Myth

    11/03/2014 7:18:15 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Mike Foil
    The hard-core socialists have a party. The soft-core socialists have a party. It is the voter who is traditionally conservative that has no home I’m afraid we have done it again. The Left has been allowed to define the “independent voter” group and the Republicans have bought it; hook, line and sinker. For some reason, it is commonly accepted that the “independent voter” is to be found somewhere between the Republican and Democrat platforms. Every two years, during the campaigns, we see Republicans running as conservatives during the primary elections and then moving to the left for the general election....
  • A whopping 9% of likely voters “enthusiastic” about Barack Obama

    10/23/2014 7:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    You can tell that the press is losing interest in covering the 2014 elections. Not only are the tides of fortune not looking all that promising for the Democrats, people in the media’s target demographic – younger, predominantly Democrat voters – just don’t seem that excited or interested in hearing yet another story about how their candidates are getting kicked around. But just how dismal are they feeling? A new poll conducted by the Associated Press and Gfk put a different spin on the usual questions which voters are asked.Rather than just asking people whether they “approve” or “disapprove”...
  • Obamanesia: polls reveal people can't remember voting for Obama

    10/20/2014 4:04:57 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Buyer’s remorse for twice electing Barack Obama is taking hold. The first stage of grief is denial, after all, according to Kubler-Ross. USA Today has just conducted some revealing polls in six states with competitive Senate races: Now USA TODAY/Suffolk University polls in a half-dozen states with key Senate races underscore just how much times and political fortunes have changed for the president. In five of the six states, the percentage of likely voters who say they voted for Obama in 2012 has dipped from the actual results. Of those who say they did vote for him, as many as...
  • Michelle Obama calls her husband’s voters ignorant and lazy

    10/16/2014 11:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 16, 2014 | George Upper
    If Republicans had said what Michelle Obama just did about her own husband’s voters, they’d be burned at the stake. Apparently anticipating problems with Democrat turnout on Election Day, Obama seems to think she knows what the issue is: Democrat voters are ignorant and lazy. The first lady was speaking Wednesday at a campaign rally for the Democrat candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, when she said Democrat voters too often feel that they have more important things to do than vote – like sleeping. That’s if they even realize that there’s an election being held at all. In...
  • How Scott Brown Got it Right

    10/16/2014 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Alex Smith
    The contrast between New Hampshire’s two candidates for U.S. Senate couldn’t have been clearer this past weekend. In one town, Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke to the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers over a pancake breakfast, and in another, former Senator Scott Brown received a rowdy and enthusiastic reception at a tailgate organized by College Republicans at the University of New Hampshire. It sounds like a normal weekend in October, so why the significance? I can’t help but marvel at the juxtaposition: a traditional, pre-planned campaign event with the candidate as the main attraction and the other, a tailgate loosely organized...
  • Cosmopolitan Ditches ‘Sexiest Man’ Scott Brown in Senate Race

    09/24/2014 7:38:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Cosmopolitan is “picking brains over brawn” in the 2014 Senate race in New Hampshire: the magazine is endorsing not Scott Brown, its 1982 “Sexiest Man in America,” but his competitor, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, the magazine said Tuesday. “While we wish we could support the man who once posed nude in our pages, his policy positions just aren’t as solid as his abs were in the ’80s,” Cosmo said of the Republican candidate, a onetime Senator from Massachusetts who has decamped to the Granite State.
  • The survey that proves the republic is unsalvageable

    09/20/2014 1:04:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One in three Americans can’t name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The survey, which was conducted from July 8 to 14, and published Sept. 17, found that only 36 percent of respondents could name all three branches of government, while an alarming 35 percent of survey respondents couldn’t name a single branch. The poll, which contains a margin of error of plus or minus 3.06 percent, surveyed 1,416 U.S. adults aged 18 and older. The report also found that only 27 percent of...
  • Florida spends billions on toll lanes, but public has little input into how money is spent

    09/15/2014 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | September 14, 2014 | Eric Barton
    In the next decade, Florida’s biggest cities will add toll lanes to the state’s busiest highways. Nobody knows exactly how much it will cost. Maybe as little as $3 billion. Maybe double that. What’s clear is that when the toll lanes across the state are complete, they will become one of the largest infrastructure projects in state history. There’s little debate that the toll lanes, also called express lanes or managed lanes, make commutes quicker for those willing to pay as much as $10 to use them. But there has been little debate about the need for the projects —...
  • Receiving multiple calls from political robocaller. Vanity

    09/09/2014 9:39:16 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 35 replies
    Who called info. ^ | 9-9-2014 | self
    Need advice. I have been receiving robocalls from a research frim called WHERE AMERICA STANDS RESEARCH - Telephone 847-250-1400. I do not answer the calls, but learned from a Google search what the caller is identified as. Has anyone else received calls from this research company? I found this from a Google search: "Bert Peal‎The Telegraph & macon.com Yesterday at 7:57pm · I would like to let everyone know that "Where America Stands Research" Has called me 8 times today in four hours on behalf of Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. I wonder if he is aware that he are...
  • The fat lady is practicing her scales

    08/22/2014 5:39:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/22/2014 | Burt Prelutsky
    I don’t think there is any way to overestimate the importance of the mid-term elections. Although I wish I could view the world through nonpartisan eyes, Barack Obama and Harry Reid have conspired to make that impossible. I’m just hoping that a sufficient number of Americans come out of their collective coma before the fat lady has a chance to warble “Nearer My God to Thee” at this nation’s funeral. The trouble is that we have a president who seems to lie awake nights trying to come up with new ways to destroy America. For openers, he is terrified –...
  • Political Stereotyping

    08/21/2014 4:22:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While we might like to think that voters research the issues, review the candidates, and then vote for the candidate that best reflects their views; the reality, based on political science research, is much different. According to George Washington University Professor Danny Hayes' research paper "When Gender and Party Collide: Stereotyping in Candidate Trait Attribution," "Stereotypes are relevant in politics because citizens are willing to devote only limited time to thinking about political matters. As a result, political judgments -- whether about issues, events or candidates -- are often the result of a few salient cues. Stereotyping is the assignment...
  • Buchanan: 1960s-like Riots in Ferguson Could Cause Voter Rebuke For Obama

    08/18/2014 4:36:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2014 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s passive response to the riots and arson in Ferguson may prompt a November rebuke by the silent majority of American voters, says Patrick Buchanan, who was an adviser to President Richard Nixon during the late 1960s race riots.
  • Univision Survey: Immigration Low Priority For Latino Voters In California

    08/08/2014 3:44:23 PM PDT · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/8/2014 | Jon Fleischman
    Immigration is only the 6th-most-important issue for Latino voters in California when casting a vote for a candidate for U.S. Senator or for U.S. Congress, according to a statewide survey conducted by Univision. When registered Latino voters were asked to name their most important issues, the results, in order, were: education (21%), jobs (16%), government spending and the deficit (15%), social security (13%), "how what they do will affect my wallet" (10%), health care (9%), immigration (8%), and crime and personal safety (5%). An overwhelming 86% of those surveyed support comprehensive immigration reform. However, a majority--53%--of registered Latino voters in...
  • Obama will have illegals voting by November

    07/28/2014 5:06:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-28-14 | DrJohn
    White House pursuing plan to expand immigrant rightssays the LA Times Even as President Obama grapples with the crisis of immigrant children arriving at the Southwest border, White House officials are laying the groundwork for a large-scale expansion of immigrant rights that would come by executive action within weeks.. Officials signaled strongly Friday that Obama's move would shield from deportation large numbers of immigrants living in the country illegally, as advocacy groups have demanded. Roughly 5 million of the estimated 11 million people who entered the country without legal authorization or overstayed their visas could be protected under a leading...
  • The Immigration Surge has nothing to do with immigration

    07/24/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Alan Joel
    One month ago (in June), the topic of immigration was at 5%. Today? It’s 17%. According to a Gallup poll released a few days ago, immigration has surged to the top of the list as “the Most Important U.S. Problem”. This replaces “dissatisfaction with government” (16%).
  • Voters See A More Divided Nation; GOPers More Enthusiastic to Vote

    07/23/2014 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/ ^ | July 23, 2014 | Rasmussen Reports
    Voters strongly believe the United States is a more divided nation these days, and they think both sides are to blame. Most are also ready to do something about it at the ballot box in November.
  • Are Black Voters Turning Against Obama?

    07/17/2014 9:28:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of black residents of the city's South Side, staged a protest against the violent shootings that are becoming as commonplace as White Sox games at Cellular Field. It wasn't just the protest that should concern the administration and Democrats; it was the language used by some of the protesters, many of whom at the time...
  • Hoodwinking Voters and Empowering Politicians

    07/13/2014 6:17:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    "Political language,” warned George Orwell, “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” Politicians understand that words matter and can be used to trick people. Which is why they can hardly be trusted to express themselves candidly in their own campaigns — or, heaven forbid, write ballot titles for important measures upon which citizens will vote. Earlier this year, citizens in Phoenix, Arizona, gathered more than 50,000 voter signatures to put an initiative on the ballot to reform their public employee pension system. The initiative moves new...
  • New York Times poll shows: 40% of Americans are stupid, greedy, mentally defective or all three

    06/27/2014 8:55:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/27/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Those of us who have followed the decline of America under Barack Hussein Obama are supposed to be encouraged by the results of a recent New York Times survey on attitudes toward the president and his policies. The sharp drop in support for this enemy of America is a nice thing but the numbers leave questions that tell a bigger story. While those who have ears to hear and eyes to see recognize that Obama is the worst president in American history, it is a tragedy that at least 40% of Americans identify themselves as too greedy, too stupid or...
  • Espaillat camp slams Rangel for ‘trying to suppress Hispanic vote’

    The hotly contested Democratic congressional primary in Harlem turned uglier than ever with challenger Adriano Espaillat’s campaign accusing Rep. Charles Rangel of sending out fake eviction notices to suppress the Hispanic vote in Tuesday’s election. A stunned Rangel, 84, who has marched and fought for civil rights during his five-decade career, insisted the accusation was a lie and immediately demanded an apology from Espaillat, a state senator. The explosive claim against Rangel was leveled in tweets by Espaillat campaign adviser Lis Smith.
  • GOP’s Biggest 2016 Problem: Clinton’s Numbers Among White Voters

    06/20/2014 7:54:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 60 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 06.09.14 | Lloyd Green
    Hillary Clinton’s strength among white voters is the key to 2016—and it spells nearly certain defeat and disaster for Republicans. Culture will likely shape the 2016 presidential elections, and this is bad news for the Republican Party. Recent polls show Hillary Clinton running well among white voters overall, showing real strength among white non-evangelical Protestants, and running competitively among white Catholics. Trailing only among evangelicals, Clinton is poised to move beyond the upstairs-downstairs coalition that brought Barack Obama to the White House, and that continues to characterize his policies and presidency to this day.
  • Voting in vyshyvanka is newest fashion

    05/26/2014 6:43:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | May 25, 2014, 7 p.m. | Olga Rudenko
    Never before was Election Day so colorful in Ukraine. Thousands of Ukrainians honored the day of voting fot the nation’s fifth president by wearing national costumes. Iryna Kalashnyk from Kyiv was one of many who wore a traditional embroidered shirt, or "vyshyvanka," when she went to the polling station. “We have to show the whole world that we maintain our traditions and that we, Ukrainians, love Ukraine despite the troubles of the last six months,” Kalashnyk told the Kyiv Post.
  • Sen. John Cornyn: We can’t win in 2016 without resolving immigration reform

    05/21/2014 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 26 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 17, 2014
    Clearly immigration was why we lost in 2012. It had nothing to do with a milquetoast Republican candidate who had been on both sides of so many issues that a good portion of Republican voters just stayed home. No, forget the moderate candidate. It was the Hispanic vote that killed us! Also, I’ve got some unicorns in my back yard I’ll be glad to sell you on the cheap.
  • Democrats and Republicans Talking Past the Voters

    05/13/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | Mona Charen
    It's a cliche to say that Washington, D.C., is "out of touch" with voters, but there's something to it. Arguably, in 2012, the Republican Party seemed focused on a subject -- debt -- that wasn't a high priority for average Americans. Sincere Republicans (including this columnist) believe it should be. Nations that cannot pay their bills eventually fall into decline, hardship and worse when governments resort to inflation to pay off their debts. It's easier to make small adjustments now than to endure wrenching hardships later. But the voters remain to be convinced. The Democratic Party today is similarly situated...
  • Trashing the Tenth Commandment for amnesty

    05/04/2014 8:33:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/4/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Maybe the Chamber of Commerce has an excuse. As business people they are greedy and merely interested in their bottom line. In this modern world if they do destroy America they have the wherewithal to move to a new host country to feast on. The newly legal “Americans” created by amnesty will work in their factories for minimum wages. How they vote is of no concern to the Chamber of Commerce. They don’t live in homes that can be easily breached by marauders, their children don’t go to government schools so they won’t be forced to suffer the substandard education...
  • Polish Immigrant: Americans 'Have Gotten Stupid', 'Already Forgot What Communism was All About"...

    04/23/2014 1:29:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech

    03/17/2014 3:49:49 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-17-2014 | MARK J. FITZGIBBONS
    OPINION IRS doubles down on lawbreaking with regulation to kill free speech MARK J. FITZGIBBONS • | MARCH 17, 2014 AT 6:08 PM Proposed regulations from the IRS for 501(c)(4) "social welfare organizations" would censor speech such as legislative scorecards, voter registrations and get-out-the-vote projects. They also would eliminate communications before elections that name candidates, even if done in a neutral fashion. The IRS claims its proposed regulations are designed to create “a more uniform set of rules” for social welfare organizations, notwithstanding the long precedent of these types of communications. Censorship is now deemed appropriate tax policy. Coming after...
  • Schumer Says GOP Needs to Get On-board with Amnesty Plan

    03/17/2014 9:44:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) warned Republican colleagues that “there’s no question that amnesty will be the law of the land in the near future. The GOP can get on-board and share in the credit or be left behind futilely railing against the inevitability of it all.” “The choice they face is simple,” Schumer said. “By joining us in legislatively enacting the legalization of these undocumented immigrants they have a chance to blunt the electoral effect of adding millions of new Latino voters. By opposing us to the bitter end they will earn the enmity of these new voters. They should...
  • Flashback: Clueless Voters Explain Why They Voted for Obama & Now We Know How America Got Here

    03/16/2014 11:33:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    ijreview ^ | 3/16/14 | Kyle Becker
    Director John Ziegler captured the utter ignorance of people who voted for Obama in November of 2008. After his “last election,” President Obama’s Gallup approval rating is now 16 points upside down: Only 39% approve of the president, while 55% disapprove. Why people have to go through five years of utter nonsense to figure out that “it’s not working” just goes to show absolutely insulated from reality “low information voters” are: they live in cocoons of politically biased entertainment and pop culture, and any news they are likely to get is slanted towards Democrats.
  • Texas Voters Take A Stand: 9 out of 10 Want Obamacare Repealed and Welfare Recipients Drug Tested

    03/05/2014 7:32:56 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 3-5-2014 | Mac Slavo
    Texas Voters Take A Stand: 9 out of 10 Want Obamacare Repealed and Welfare Recipients Drug Tested Mac Slavo March 5th, 2014 SHTFplan.com Texas-Takes-Stand Just because one part of the country has seemingly lost its mind and is willing to give up their freedom for the promise of more security doesn’t mean everyone is on board. In Texas, where voters took to the polls Tuesday night, a completely different set of ideas is at play. And if nationwide sentiment is any indication, other conservative and libertarian leaning states will soon follow. Though only about half of the votes have been...
  • Poll shows swing voters hating everything Obama

    02/14/2014 10:33:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    daily caller ^ | 2/14/14 | neil munro
    A Fox News poll shows that most swing-voters think President Barack Obama is overstepping his legal authority by selectively enforcing Congress’ laws, such as the 2010 Obamacare law. Sixty-six percent of independents, and 90 percent of Republicans said they disapprove of “Barack Obama going around Congress and using executive orders.” Only 15 percent of independents, and 7 percent of conservatives, think Obama’s efforts to bypass Congress are “the way our government is supposed to work.” The lopsided results in the February poll of 1,006 registered voters is a loud warning signal for Obama, who is relying on his extensive use...
  • Anger rising: Obama's an 'enemy combatant'

    01/31/2014 6:54:18 PM PST · by Errant · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 31 January 2014 | WND Exclusive
    Voters in Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine’s Oklahoma district may look meek and mild, maybe even sweet, but their opinions of President Obama reveal nothing but a battleground “take-no-prisoners” attitude. One lady, for example, said there needs to be changes in the Senate so “we can impeach the S-O-B.” Said another: “He’s not president as far as I’m concerned. … Should be executed. He’s an enemy combatant.” She complained that Congress is doing nothing, and that “allows this moron to make decisions.” “He has no authority. None.”
  • Lawmaker: Obama is 'blaming the voters' Says president doesn't like the Congress they gave him

    01/28/2014 5:16:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/28/14 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON — President Obama has almost run out of people to blame for the sad state of the union, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., told WND. After five years, he can’t blame Congress or the previous president. So he is blaming the voters who gave him a Congress he doesn’t like. Referring to the president’s threat to increasingly bypass Congress by issuing executive orders, Huelskamp observed, “If you say you’re going to go around the duly elected Congress, you’re blaming the voters.” The plain-spoken Kansan told WND it is as if the president is telling the American people, “Hey, you know...
  • Obama’s grip on younger voters slips (nearly half would recall the Kenyan)

    01/14/2014 3:36:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/12/14 | Matt Viser
    **SNIP** In a detailed, national poll released last month by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, nearly half of young voters said they would recall President Obama if they could. Only 41 percent approved of the job Obama was doing, an 11-point drop from six months earlier. It’s a trend line that top Democrats are worried about, and one that top Republicans are trying to exploit leading into the 2014 midterm elections. “People should be concerned about those numbers,” said Tad Devine, a longtime Democratic strategist. “We’ve got to make sure young voters understand the stakes.”
  • Poll: Undecided 2014 Voters Overwhelmingly Disapprove of Obamacare

    01/09/2014 5:46:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 9, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Where have we seen an anti-Obamacare threshold of two-thirds before? Oh, right. In this case, undecided voters basically fall into two categories. They're either pure independents, or they're low information voters who nonetheless say they're likely to go to the polls in November. It looks like the GOP is enjoying a significant advantage among both groups heading into the midterms -- including with those under-informed voters who are so often ripe for Democrats' picking. The perception that Obamacare stinks has calcified in the public's imagination, and it's tough to reverse those sort of sentiments, especially amidst powerful headwinds. Check out...
  • AMNESTY: It cannot be about voter registration, if it is, the stupid party loses!

    01/10/2014 10:26:51 AM PST · by mononymous · 22 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/18/2013 | Mononymous1
    As I explained back in 8/2013, copied below, if the Republican party thinks that it gains anything from amnesty - from a vote share point of view, it must realize that whatever is gained will be DWARFED by what the Democrat party will gain! Now, I know that math is probably not a strong point for politicians but they (Rs) surely have got to understand this, no? From 8/2013: The reason this is a bogus argument Is shown in the simplest form in the pie chart following. Anyone, particularly a Republican, who does not understand what this means should probably...
  • Jail survey: 7 in 10 felons register as Democrats

    01/01/2014 4:44:32 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    A new study of how criminals vote found that most convicts register Democratic, a key reason in why liberal lawmakers and governors are eager for them to get back into the voting booth after their release. “Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation,” said the authoritative study in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The authors, professors from the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University, found that in some states, felons register Democratic by more than six-to-one. In New York, for example, 61.5 percent of convicts are Democrats, just 9 percent Republican. They also cited...
  • Dear Barack

    12/06/2013 5:21:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12-6-13 | William Kristol
    Seduced and then disappointed by a hipster who turned out just to be another solipsistic boomer, now chastened yet still hopeful for change (if no longer swept away by the promise of Hope and Change), young Americans are ready to ditch Barack Obama. Things had been getting rocky for a while, but seeing the dawning of the Age of Obamacare in its full glory seems to have been the final indignity. The young will of course never acknowledge that maybe their old-fogey parents were right all along, but they do understand that what they thought was going to be a...
  • Former Abortion Clinic Owner Leads Democratic Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor

    11/27/2013 6:51:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Want to know which candidate for governor Pennsylvania Democrats prefer? According to a new survey released today, the answer is a former owner of an abortion clinic. Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Allyson Schwartz refuses to say if, when she ran an abortion business in the state, she would refer women to Kermit Gosnell’s infamous abortion facility. But she is leading all Democratic candidates for governor. From a poll: Things are pretty wide open when it comes to the Democratic primary for Governor. The leader is undecided, with 27% of voters unsure on who they want the nominee to be. Allyson Schwartz...
  • Obamacare Creates 50 State Databases With No Function Beyond Gathering Potential Voter Information

    11/26/2013 12:10:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/26/2013 | David Steinberg
    Since the passage of Obamacare, all fifty state Medicaid agencies have been forced to create a new standalone database that contains nothing besides the contact information of Medicaid applicants who used Healthcare.gov.Some of these new databases mail out voter registration forms automatically. You cannot refuse them.No worthwhile verification occurs before the forms are mailed. Apply for Medicaid and the form will be mailed to you, be you a verifiable citizen or Ayman al-Zawahiri on a computer in Pakistan.Further, these new databases are accessible by groups like Organizing for Action, the reconstituted ACORN, and malevolent figures like Chris Tarango [1].And no...
  • Disastrous Roll Out of Obamacare Inspires Action

    11/24/2013 9:48:36 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    While Republicans like Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) continue to harp upon the damage being done to Americans who are losing their health care insurance, losing their jobs, or seeing their work hours cut in response to rules laid down by the Affordable Care Act, the Administration has taken action to deal with the crisis. The date by which employers with 50 or more workers must begin to comply with the Act’s requirements has been pushed back to November 15, 2014. “Republicans may think that they can bully us into rescinding the entire plan to transform the way we provide health...