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Thank God it is (Almost) Over

Dave

I do not know about the rest of you, but I am all but used up. This seemingly interminable campaign is finally and mercifully coming to an end, and the relief I am feeling is approaching orgasmic. I have not enjoyed a decent night’s sleep in nearly two weeks, and the antacids I have dropped could probably fill a fifty-five gallon drum to the rim.

I have no idea what is going to happen tomorrow, as I think this thing could go either way – and for a whole host of reasons.

I realize many of my conservative friends truly believe Barack Hussein Obama will be going down in a Carter-esque defeat.

I honestly wish I shared their optimism.

Thirty-two years have passed since the voters of this country quite rudely threw my former governor out of the White House after only one term, but much has changed in the over three decades  since. As much as we might want to believe otherwise, we are just not that America anymore, as the takers are now nearly equal in number to the makers.

What continues to concern me is how high the POtuS is still riding in the polls. This goober should not even be in contention at this point, yet there he is, breathing right down Mitt Romney’s neck.

I can only hope people are flat out lying to the pollsters, because the alternative is just too bitter to contemplate.

And there is still that gnawing feeling deep down in my gut that keeps telling me the last chance to save our America via the voting booth came and went in November of 2008. If there really is one last-ditch chance remaining, this is most definitely it.

I hope and pray my fellow Americans are going to turn out in sufficient numbers tomorrow to send the Kenyan Muslim commie fraud packing in January. Should they do so, there will still be a flicker of hope for our America, albeit a dim one. After all, when it comes to the historical life-span of free republics, history is not exactly on our side.

And merely voting in Mitt Romney is not going to be enough in and of itself.

The Senate must flip, too, otherwise there will be no hope of repealing Obamacare, and unless that hideous law is repealed in its entirety, nothing else is going to matter because two years hence, it will be too entrenched to uproot.

Be sure you cast your vote for the American, and encourage your friends to do likewise, lest we as a nation wind up as what you see sitting on the plate at the top of this post – and that in very short order, too.

This is the election you have been waiting your entire life for.

God bless you all, and may God save America.

-Dave

Rasmussen: Close Race in November

Via realclearpolitics.com:

April 14, 2012

Election Will Be All About Obama

By Scott Rasmussen

Any doubt that Mitt Romney would win the Republican nomination vanished when Rick Santorum left the race. It also marked the end of Romney’s time as the defining figure in the overall contest for the White House.

The GOP nomination process was seen by many as a competition between Romney and an entertaining cast of I’m Not Mitt challengers. Questions were raised about Romney’s perceived weaknesses and whether he could win over the hearts and votes of conservatives. But now President Barack Obama moves to center stage and becomes the defining figure of the general election campaign. Now it’s about Obama, not Romney, as the election becomes primarily a referendum on his first term.

The most important indicator of the president’s prospects will be his job-approval rating. That rating will be very close to his share of the vote on Election Day. In 2004, President George W. Bush had a 51 percent job approval rating and won 51 percent of the vote.

Obama’s ratings suggest we are heading for a potentially very close race. For the past 32 months, the full month approval ratings for the president have been remarkably stable, holding to a very narrow range of 44 percent to 49 percent. People seem to have formed an opinion of the president, and nothing can change their minds. Those who oppose the president tend to feel more strongly about it than those who support him.

For most of the past three years, the president’s ratings have stayed in an even narrower band of 46 percent to 48 percent. Those numbers suggest Obama would earn just under 50 percent of the vote on Election Day. If the president can win over a few more voters and move those numbers up a bit in the coming months, he is very likely to keep his job. If the president’s ratings falter, Romney is likely to be moving into the White House next January.

Economic concerns dominate the voters’ agenda, and here the numbers for the president are more troubling.

Some 49 percent of the voters trust Romney more than Obama when it comes to the economy. Just 39 percent trust Obama more.

Middle-income voters are especially likely to have more confidence in Romney. Obama does best among those who earn less than $20,000 a year and those who earn more than $100,000 annually. Especially troubling for the White House is the fact that 20 percent of Democrats trust Romney more than Obama on this core issue.

On other issues, however, Romney and Obama are essentially even. This includes health care, taxes, national security and energy.

Still, in a year when economic concerns trump all other issues, these numbers represent a good starting point for Romney. But if the economy improves between now and then, confidence in the president’s economic policies — and his job approval ratings — are sure to improve as well, and he’ll be much tougher for Romney to beat.

Scott Rasmussen is the founder and CEO of Rasmussen Reports.

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Given what I have observed over the last three years, the very idea there may be enough people in this country that are going to vote to elect the Kenyan Muslim commie to a second four-year term is keeping me awake nights.

I cannot believe Barack Hussein Obama is even polling above the single digits in the approval area, but he is.

This is probably the most important election in our lifetimes – perhaps even in this nation’s history.

I just hope conservatives wll show up in huge numbers and vote for Mitt Romney even if, like me, they will have to hold their noses to do it.

We may actually survive one Obama term. We will not survive a second.

-Dave 

Election 2012: McCain Redux?

Following the McCain disaster of 2008, which resulted in the tragedy of Barack Hussein Obama moving into the White House, we of the conservative persuasion were hoping (and praying) that the people of this country –  particularly republicans, were going to wake up to the precarious predicament this nation found itself in.

The 2010 election result indicated that many of us were indeed coming around, as the TEA Party movement arose out of nothing and helped to change the balance of power in the House of Representatives, as well as increase the number of conservative office holders all across America.

Since that time,  conservatives have been hoping that the momentum thus established would carry over into the election of 2012, and not only increase the number of conservatives in the House, change the balance of power in the Senate, but most importantly, put a true conservative in the White House.

It remains to be seen whether or not that is going to happen, and I have to admit I am not a little discouraged at this point, given how high Mitt Romney is polling. I had hoped republicans would have learned by now that RINOs are not the way to go.

A recent poll has only served to increase my level of concern.

Via gallup.com:

October 28, 2011

Republicans Nationwide Are Similar in Composition to 2008 

Remain more likely to be conservative, married, and religious

by Frank Newport, Jeffrey M. Jones, and Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, NJ — The Republican Party in 2011 looks similar, demographically and ideologically, to the Republican Party that nominated John McCain in 2008. As a group, Republicans continue to be more likely than average to be male, white, married, and religious, and to describe their political views as “conservative.”

These results are based on a special Gallup analysis of the demographic and ideological composition of the U.S. population today (based on Gallup Daily tracking from June through August 2011) versus at the start of 2008 (from January through March, when the GOP presidential nomination was being decided).

For this analysis, the Republican population is defined as those who either identify as Republicans, or who identify as independents but say they lean toward the Republican Party. Thirty-seven percent of Americans identified as or leaned Republican from January-March 2008, and 40% identified as Republicans from June-August 2011.

Detailed below are the major differences between Republicans and the larger U.S. adult population, and changes since 2008.

1. Republicans are much more conservative than the national average, as they were in 2008. Yet despite the high profile of conservative Tea Party movement activists within the Republican Party over the past several years, Republicans as a whole are not substantially more conservative now. Over this period, conservative identification has grown by two percentage points among all Americans, and by three points among Republicans.

This doesn’t mean, of course, that conservative Republicans are not more active now than they were in 2008. But the overall ideological composition of the GOP has not changed materially — with roughly two in three Republicans and Republican leaners identifying as politically conservative.

You can read the rest of the poll at this link.

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I realize the 2012 election is still quite a ways off, and much could happen between now and then, but I had hoped to see more of a conservative surge by this point, and that has not yet materialized.

I hope, for the future of our country, that it soon will.

-Dave

(h/t: boortz.com)

The 66 Samurai: Republicans Who Voted Against Debt Deal

Remember these names.

If your Congressman/woman is one of the 66 Samurai, send them a “Thank You” note or phonecall! To contact your representative, go here.

Re-elect them in 2012. Vote against any Republican whose name isn’t on the lists below, esp. the traitor Allen West who now calls “schizophrenic” the very same Tea Partiers who had got him into the House of Representatives last November.

Republicans in the United States House of Representatives who voted against the final debt deal on August 1, 2011:

  1. Akin, Todd (Missouri)
  2. Amash, Justin (Michigan)
  3. Bachmann, Michele (Minnesota)
  4. Bishop, Rob (Utah)
  5. Brooks, Mo (Alabama)
  6. Broun, Paul (Georgia)
  7. Buerkle, Ann Marie (NY)
  8. Burton, Dan (Indiana)
  9. Chaffetz, Jason (Utah)
  10. Cravaack, Chip (Minnesota)
  11. Davis, Geoff (Kentucky)
  12. DesJarlais, Scott (Tennessee)
  13. Duncan, Jeff (South Carolina)
  14. Flake, Jeff (Arizona)
  15. Fleischmann, Chuck (Tennessee)
  16. Fleming, John (Louisiana)
  17. Forbes, Randy (Virginia)
  18. Franks, Trent (AZ)
  19. Garrett, Scott (New Jersey)
  20. Gingrey, Phil (Georgia)
  21. Gohmert, Louie (Texas)
  22. Gowdy, Trey (SC)
  23. Graves, Tom (Georgia)
  24. Griffith, Morgan (Virginia)
  25. Hall, Ralph (Texas)
  26. Harris, Andy (Maryland)
  27. Hartzler, Vicky (Missouri)
  28. Huelskamp, Tim (Kansas)
  29. Hultgren, Randy (Illinois)
  30. Hunter, Duncan (Calif)
  31. Johnson, Tim (Illinois)
  32. Jones, Walter (North Carolina)
  33. Jordan, Jim (Ohio)
  34. King, Steve (Iowa)
  35. Kingston, Jack (Georgia)
  36. Labrador, Raul (Idaho)
  37. Lamborn, Doug (Colorado)
  38. Landry, Jeff (Louisiana)
  39. Latham, Tom (Iowa)
  40. Mack, Connie (Florida)
  41. McClintock, Tom (California)
  42. Mulvaney, Mick (SC)
  43. Neugebauer, Randy (Texas)
  44. Nunes, Devin (Calif.)
  45. Paul, Ron (Texas)
  46. Pearce, Steve (New Mexico)
  47. Poe, Ted (Texas)
  48. Posey, Bill (Florida)
  49. Quayle, Ben (Arizona)
  50. Rehberg, Denny (Montana)
  51. Roby, Martha (Alabama)
  52. Rokita, Todd (Indiana)
  53. Ross, Dennis (Florida)
  54. Scalise, Steve (Louisiana)
  55. Schweikert, David (Arizona)
  56. Scott, Tim (SC)
  57. Scott, Austin (Georgia)
  58. Southerland, Steve (Florida)
  59. Stearns, Cliff (Florida)
  60. Stutzman, Marlin (Indiana)
  61. Tipton, Scott (Colorado)
  62. Turner, Michael (Ohio)
  63. Walsh, Joe (Illinois)
  64. Westmoreland, Lynn (Georgia)
  65. Wilson, Joe (SC)
  66. Yoder, Kevin (Kansas)

Republicans in the United States Senate who voted against the final debt deal on August 2, 2011:

  1. Ayotte, Kelly (NH)
  2. Chambliss, Saxby (GA)
  3. Coats, Dan (IN)
  4. Coburn, Tom (OK)
  5. DeMint, Jim (SC)
  6. Graham, Lindsey (SC)
  7. Grassley, Chuck (IA)
  8. Hatch, Orrin (UT)
  9. Heller, Dean (NV)
  10. Inhofe, James (OK)
  11. Johnson, Ron (WI)
  12. Lee, Mike (UT)
  13. Moran, Jerry (KS)
  14. Paul, Rand (KY)
  15. Rubio, Marco (FL)
  16. Sessions, Jeff (AL)
  17. Shelby, Richard (AL)
  18. Toomey, Pat (PA)
  19. Vitter, David (LA)

H/t MoreWhat.com.

For why the debt deal, aka the misnamed Budget Control Act of 2011 (it will do no such thing), is bad for America, see “The Devil is in the Details of Obama’s Debt Deal.”

~Eowyn

Agenda 21 – Candidates Must Take a Stand