Michael Barone, one of the sharpest and savviest political prognosticators out there, breaks down a lot of demographics and decides that 2012 doesn’t look good for Barack Obama:
Looking back over a decade of the popular vote for the House, we see a nation that appears marginally Republican in 2000-2004 and again in 2010 (Republicans’ 48% of the House vote in 2000 was fractionally larger than the Democrats’ percentage that year) and rather solidly Democratic in 2006-2008. In the rather solidly Democratic nation, no region is heavily or reliably Republican, while Democrats carry the Foundry and Germano-Scandinavian America by small margins and the North Atlantic and Pacific by very wide margins. In the marginally Republican nation, only the North Atlantic and Pacific are solidly Democratic, while both Southern regions and the Frontier are pretty solidly Republican (though the Frontier may be getting less so), and Republicans are highly competitive in the Foundry and Germano-Scandinavian America.
You can’t make stuff like this up:
Seats on one side of the Indiana House were nearly empty today as House Democrats departed the the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation.
A source tells The Indianapolis Star that Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.
Yeah, that worked really well in Wisconsin, didn’t it?
With incidents like these, 2012 is looking like it’ll be even better than 2010… this shows better than anything else I can think of just what the so-called Democratic Party really thinks of democracy.
The House of Representatives is set to vote on a repeal of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul this week, fulfilling a campaign promise of congressional Republicans and setting up a clash with the White House and Senate Democrats.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has scheduled a floor debate on the measure for Tuesday and a vote on Wednesday. The new GOP majority, in keeping with its “repeal and replace” mantra, will instruct various House committees to craft alternatives to the law.
“Repealing the job crushing health care law is critical to boosting small business job creation and growing the economy,” Boehner wrote online Monday.
The health care repeal vote had initially been scheduled for last week, but GOP leaders postponed it after the January 8 shootings in Arizona that killed six people and wounded 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona.
The measure is expected to pass the Republican-led House, but is believed to have little chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate or surviving a certain presidential veto.
Personally, even though it seems doomed, I am glad that the House is pushing this. It makes for a stark contrast between the two parties, something that some folks (generally on the fringe) like to try to claim doesn’t exist.
Let the Obamacrats vote to keep this monstrosity of a bill if they want to. Let Obama veto it if it reaches his desk. Let them make public their stance on this federal power grab of control over people’s health. And let the public see how well the Obamacrats listened to the message they were sent in November.
Then let the Republicans remind the voters of these facts in 2012. If you thought 2010 was a bloodbath for the Obamacrats, 2012 should be even worse if they block this repeal effort.
Bring it on!
Is there any possible doubt over the fact that NOW is nothing more than a handy mouthpiece for the Democratic Party?
At one time, NOW supposedly supported women becoming a success in business. However, now that the rubber has hit the road and one of those successful women is challenging a long-time Democratic politician, who happens to be male, and who’s been in politics most of his adult life. And whom does NOW endorse?
Jerry “Call Her A Whore” Brown.
I think NOW should add “A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the Democratic Party” to their name.
Apparently, she doesn’t much like an ad the Tea Party recently started running on her in Alaska. So, like a true Privileged Princess who got her seat from Daddy, she immediately demands that those peasants stop, immediately!
At issue is an ad the group unveiled Monday, entitled “Arrogant Lisa Murkowski — You Lost!” It seeks to paint Murkowski as more interested in political self-preservation than in serving the interests of Alaskans. It also claims she didn’t “earn” her Senate seat and that she “tried to manipulate the Libertarian party into giving her their slot” on the ballot — claims McKeever called “materially false.”
I dunno about the last two claims, but the first one, that she’s vitally interested in political self-preservation, seems to be amply proven by the fact that her own website shows people how to write her name in after–I say again, after–she lost the GOP primary to Joe Miller. That sure seems like “political self-preservation” to me. It also seems like “desperation.”
Of course, with Murkowski voting against an attempt to stop earmarks (HR 1, roll call vote 46), against a freeze of Federal spending at 2008 levels (HR 1105), and for the SCHIP program expansion, (HR 2), she can hardly be considered a fiscal conservative, much less expect the Tea Party–whose primary focus is on fiscal matters–to be a big Murky fan.
However, by attacking the Tea Party, Murky has finally shown her true colors… not merely RINO, but DIRC: Democrat In Republican Clothing.
She needs to be defeated, again.
Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada on Monday became the highest profile Democrat to break with President Barack Obama, who on Friday backed the right for the developers to build a mosque near ground zero.
In a statement, Reid said the first amendment protects freedom of religion and he respects that, but the mosque should be built somewhere else.
Reid is up for reelection in November.
Obama is not.