Here is video of Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning dumbfounding the chair of the upcoming Democrat National Convention by asking Antonio Villaraigosa why it is the Republicans who have elected more women and Latino Governors and Senators than have the Democrats, even though the Democrats are constantly pushing the lie that the GOP is the party of old, white men. Villaraigosa was clearly shocked he got a real question from someone at MSNBC, and did not have much of an answer! Kudos to Todd for asking a real question.
Here’s a model for how Republicans can use ObamaCare to run against both President Obama and Democrats in House and Senate races all over the country. It’s an ad for Republican U.S. Senate Candidate John Brunner, running in Missouri. He’s trying to get the GOP Nomination in August to run against Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Fall. The ad hammers ObamaCare as a tax increase and bad law, and it ties McCaskill directly to Obama and ObamaCare:
“Claire McCaskill was the deciding vote for ObamaCare. She will not vote to repeal it, but I will. As your citizen Senator, I’ll lead the fight to repeal ObamaCare and replace it with common sense reforms that will improve quality, lower cost, and give us all the freedom of choice in health care. The fast track to repeal ObamaCare is to defeat Claire McCaskill. I intend to do just that.”
We’ll see how thrilled Democrats are to defend their votes for ObamaCare in the Fall Election.
I’ll just let the survey results speak for themselves!
DAILY CALLER: Yet another new survey shows that Republican supporters know more about politics and political history than Democrats.
On eight of 13 questions about politics, Republicans outscored Democrats by an average of 18 percentage points, according to a new Pew survey “Partisan Differences in Knowledge.”
The Pew survey adds to a wave of surveys and studies showing that GOP-sympathizers are better informed, more intellectually consistent, more open-minded, more empathetic and more receptive to criticism than their fellow Americans who support the Democratic Party.
“Republicans fare substantially better than Democrats on several questions in the survey, as is typically the case in surveys about political knowledge,” said the study, which noted that Democrats outscored Republicans on five questions by an average of 4.6 percent.
The widest partisan gap in the survey came in at 30 points when only 46 percent of Democrats — but 76 percent of Republicans —- correctly described the GOP as “the party generally more supportive of reducing the size of federal government.”
The widest difference that favored Democrats was only 8 percent, when 59 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats recognized the liberal party as “more support of reducing the defense budget.”
The survey quizzed 1,000 people, including 239 Republicans and 334 Democrats. . . . Read More
Barack Obama as “The One”
Oh, for the halcyon days of “The One,” and “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” But, alas, Americans have come to see that what John McCain and many others warned about in 2008 was absolutely right – “The One” was not “ready to lead.”
A new poll of key battleground election states has some very alarming news for President Barack Obama. The wave of enthusiasm he rode into office in 2008 has disappeared, with far fewer people now self-identifying as Democrats, and more as Republicans:
USA TODAY: . . . Since the heady days of 2008, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Swing States Poll finds the number of voters who identify themselves as Democratic or Democratic-leaning in these key states has eroded, down by 4 percentage points, while the ranks of Republicans have climbed by 5 points.
Republican voters also are more attentive to the campaign, more enthusiastic about the election and more convinced that the outcome matters.
The contrasting conditions of the nation’s two major political parties — discouraged Democrats and resurgent Republicans — underscore how different Obama’s re-election campaign is from the contest four years ago.
Consider the math: In 2008, when Obama carried the swing states by 8 percentage points, Democrats there swamped Republicans in party identification by 11 points. Now, that partisan edge has tightened to a statistically insignificant 2 points. . . . Read More
Former GOP Sen. Fred Thompson has written an “Open Letter” at National Review Online,” in which he says House Republicans need to “accept the victory” in the Debt Limit Battle with President Obama and the Democrats, “and move on”:
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE (Fred Thompson): As someone who understands the pressures and difficulties you have been going through, I want to say, “Congratulations.” You won, and so did the country.
Absent some major miscalculations, within the next few days there will be official acknowledgement of what has already happened.
At the beginning of the debt-ceiling debate, a realistic, optimistic outcome essentially would have been this: The Republicans would take the initiative and put their plan before the American people. The debt-ceiling increase would be accompanied by corresponding spending cuts. There would be no new taxes. You would drive a hard bargain in the face of unrelenting presidential and Democratic demagoguery — some of it on national television — drawing the attention and focus of the American people to the truth about our country’s fiscal and economic situation. Sure, people would initially ask, “Why are the Republicans now willing to take this thing to the wire when a debt-limit increase has usually been pro forma?” But at the end of the day, more Americans than ever before would understand what is going to happen to us as a country if we continue our current path. . . . Read More