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
Here is video of GOP Rep. Allen West speaking to a group of Florida Republicans where he challenged the Republican Party to stand on principle and show character in the face of the fiscal battles going on right now. West said Republicans did not do what they were sent to Washington to do during the Bush Administration, when they controlled the White House, the House and the Senate for a time. But West pledged that as long as he is in Washington, he will do what the voters sent him there to do.
Here is video of House Speaker John Boehner giving a perfect description of the ideological divide between Democrats and Republicans, which makes it almost impossible to work together on any of the problems facing America. Boehner told Greta Van Susteren:
“There’s a difference between Republicans and Democrats. You know, I sit in this room, over the last several weeks – and frankly, over the last several years – and it’s like two groups of people from two different planets, who barely understand the language of the other one. Two remarkably different visions for what the appropriate role of the Government should be in our society – how our country operates – it’s stark, and it would shock most Americans.”
Here is complete video of President Obama’s press conference this morning where he was defiant in saying he is determined to get a deal with Republicans that will “add revenues” (code for tax increases) and raise the U.S. Debt Ceiling. Obama talked like a man who thinks he holds a strong hand – even though he really does not.
Republicans MUST hold the line and not agree to ANY tax increases. Obama is desperate to get them to agree to some kind of tax increase so the GOP cannot use that issue against him in the 2012 Election. What he is proposing is nothing more than a trap. Republicans must not fall for it.
After all – how can you take Barack Obama seriously on the issue of dealing with the nation’s debt? This is a man who has added nearly $4 Trillion to the National Debt in less than 3 years! And now he is “Mr. Fiscal Responsibility?” I don’t think so.
Obama lamented that there is “strong resistance on the Republican side to do anything about revenues.” “Revenues” has become Obama’s big code word for “tax increases.” What Obama is trying to do is use this “crisis” as a cover for raising taxes. The GOP must call his bluff.
Here is video tonight of Bill Kristol on Fox News saying he believes Republicans “are getting ready to cave in a pretty big way” on the Debt-Ceiling negotiations with President Obama and the Democrats. Kristol fears they are going to give in on tax increases, and agree to a deal that will have huge Defense cuts and phony spending cuts otherwise.
Kristol ended by warning, “I think there will be a huge rebellion among Conservatives in the country if Republicans sign onto this deal.”
Kristol is right. If Republicans in Congress sign onto this deal, they are idiots and will be held accountable by voters. They were elected in 2010 to STAND UP to Obama at such a time as this – not to become complicit with him.
I wonder why?
The new Harvard Study that is generating a lot of buzz finds that the more a child experiences Independence Day celebrations, the more likely they will grow up and become a Republican!
The Left is furious, but Harvard is not exactly a Right-Wing think-tank.
It’s not rocket science, really. The GOP stands for traditional values and generally supports the military. The GOP is proud of our American Heritage, and reveres the U.S. Constitution and what our Founding Fathers intended when they wrote it. On the other hand, Democrats and the Left are far more likely to be critical of U.S. History, and sees the Constitution as a document to be “changed’ and shaped. For many on the Left, the Founding Fathers are rejected as oppressors of women and as proponents of slavery.
What this study shows is that Americans want to be proud of their nation. Of all people, Americans have so much to be proud of, as we are citizens of the greatest nation on earth. Don’t be afraid to say so, and remember to take those children and grandchildren to an Independence Day celebration! It just may be an investment in the future of our nation.
Republican leaders are preparing to capitalize on the momentum gained from the cuts made to the 2011 Budget to push for much more in the 2012 Budget battle on the horizon. They point out that President Obama and the Democrats are now following their lead, with the question not being whether cuts will be made – but how big will they be:
POLITICO: Here’s the unvarnished pitch House Speaker John Boehner would love to make to his conservative critics if he could just let it fly: “You are winning, and winning decisively. So stop your whining.”
And here’s the unvarnished truth about that pitch: Boehner would be spot on. . . . . .
Jubilant top Republicans told POLITICO in interviews that they plan to use the momentum from the budget fight to take a hard line with President Barack Obama in the fiscal fights of the months ahead. And the GOP leaders said they believe their new advantage in the national debate will lift the party’s presidential candidates — none of whom right now looks capable of beating Obama.
“The debate is now on our side of the field,” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said from Sioux Falls. “This is just the opening act. But these upcoming debates are not going to be about whether we’re going to reduce the cost and size of government, but how much. That’s very good ground for Republicans to fight on.” . . . . . Read More
Here is audio of far-Left Ed Schultz blasting Democrats for even “allowing a discussion” to take place with Republicans on how to reduce the nation’s tremendous debt. Schultz said the “old Democrat” party would not have allowed Social Security to be discussed, or other programs that are sacred to their many interest groups.
Here is video of political analyst Charlie Cook giving his outlook on the 2012 and 2014 U.S. Senate Election cycles. Warning: It’s not a pretty picture for the Democrats!
Cook said “Democrats are going to have a hard time hanging onto the Senate” in 2012. Democrats will have 23 seats up for re-election while the GOP will have only 10.
2014 will see 20 Democrats running for re-election to only 13 Republicans. So, over the next two election cycles, Democrats will have to defend 43 seats while the GOP only has 23 seats at risk. A net gain for the GOP of four seats will give them control of the U.S. Senate.
Here is audio of Laura Ingraham talking to Gov. Sarah Palin yesterday, where Palin said President Barack Obama appears to be “hell bent on weakening America.” Palin said she “does not trust what is coming out of the White House.”
Palin also said Republicans should not be focused on “capitulating” or “compromising” on their principles in the name of working together with Obama. Instead, she said the GOP must “draw some lines in the sand” with Obama and the Democrats.
Here is a video report on the transfer of power in the U.S. House of Representatives that will take place today at Noon in Washington, D.C. Republicans will assume control of the House, will Rep. John Boehner taking the gavel from Nancy Pelosi to become Speaker of the House.
The report points out that Republicans are already planning to vote to repeal ObamaCare in the House, and at the end of the report mention that they plan to require anyone who submits a bill for consideration to cite where the U.S. Constitution gives Congress authority to do what their bill seeks to accomplish.
What a refreshing idea!