Political Randomness Thread Jul 21, 2010 23:38:09 GMT -8
Post by K-Box on Jul 21, 2010 23:38:09 GMT -8
And even now, Democrats as a whole are out-fundraising Republicans, which is especially painful when you consider that the RNCC has been engaging in such an extreme degree of deficit spending that it's almost LITERALLY illegal.
This assumes that everyone is pissed off about it for the same reasons, which is OBJECTIVELY untrue, since at least HALF the people are pissed off that Obama made too many COMPROMISES in passing it and didn't go far ENOUGH in its reforms (which is backed up by POLLING DATA, including from CONSERVATIVE pollsters like Rasmussen).
Except that, once again, when you look at ACTUAL POLLS asking this question -"Who do you blame?" - the MAJORITY of folks STILL blame Bush. And just in case anybody is likely to FORGET Bush, the REPUBLICANS THEMSELVES are proposing returning to the most infamously unpopular Bush-era economic policies, to the point of mentioning him BY NAME.
I'm sorry, but the fact that you consider the Paul family ANYTHING like a threat is ABSURD, since a) Ron did absolutely NOTHING in terms of performance in the '08 election cycle, for all of his hype, and b) every time Rand has opened his mouth, it's HELPED HIS OPPONENT in the polls. You keep presuming this supposed tilt in the electorate that not even FOX NEWS can find the opinion polls to back up, or else they'd air the shit out of them.
HAHAHAHAHA. REALLY??? Is that why Sharron Angle, a dogged teabagger who by all rights should be walking all over a milquetoast loser like Harry Reid in a conservative state like Nevada, is now losing to him by DOUBLE-DIGITS in many polls? Is that why the Tea Party has had to PUBLICLY EXCOMMUNICATE at one of of their most prominent members over the backlash he generated by his accusing the NAACP of racism? Is that why even GLENN BECK acknowledged that Shirley Sherrod was misrepresented by teabagger Andrew Breitbart when he succeeded in getting her fired?
Except that, if you watched ANY of the real-time polling that ANY of the news channels conducted during that debate, the exact OPPOSITE was true, and even if what you're saying WAS true, 45 minutes was the OUTER LIMIT of how sane she sounded, since even LIFELONG CONSERVATIVES like WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY'S SON crossed party lines to vote for Obama, and specifically CITED PALIN as one of their reasons for doing so. You say that people respond positively to her overall? I say the ELECTION proved you wrong, because even BEFORE McCain stumbled over the economy, Obama was regaining his lost bounce (which was a NORMAL POST-CONVENTION BOUNCE following the Republican nomination).
The Republicans of old were, yes. The Tea Party is such a walking clusterfuck that they make even MONDALE Democrats look slick, because they're so goddamned entitled that they ADMIT to being racist and not giving a shit about the working class before they even need to be ACCUSED of doing so.
And the Republicans are going to run their campaigns on the basis of promising to REPEAL it, which even CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN campaign strategists ALL agree is a bad idea, because it's LITERALLY saying, "Hey, senior citizens, I want to REOPEN the donut hole in your Medicare payments."