Thursday, May 6, 2010

A bit of this, a bit of that

Are Democrats racists?

It appears the Republicans are expanding it's attractiveness to voters. This election 32 black candidates will be running as Republicans (6.8% of all the national seats that will be up for grabs). Realistically only 5 of them are looked at as having a chance. Since this represents only 15% of the candidates I guess this means the democrats, independents and republicans who vote against these candidates must be racists. I'm betting there will be more racists democrats than the other two groups.

Now this is a foolish assumption on my part (that if you vote against a black candidate it makes you a racists), but it seems to be the primary assumption by the liberal left. What's sauce for the goose.....

More bad indications for the Democrats

In primaries in NC, IN and OH, Democrats turned out, but at far lower rates than they have in previous comparable elections.

In Ohio, only 76% of the democrats voted in a competitive primary (663K) between LG Lee Fisher (D) and Sec/State Jennifer Brunner (D) as compared to the voters who turned out in '06, when neither Gov. Ted Strickland (D) nor Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) faced primary opponents.

In North Carolina only 425,000 voters turned out to pick a nominee against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC). The 14.4% turnout was smaller than the 18% of all registered Dem voters -- who turned out in '04, when Gov. Mike Easley (D) faced only a minor candidate in his bid to be renominated for a second term.

And in Indiana, just 204,000 Hoosiers voted for Dem House candidates, far fewer than the 304K who turned out in '06 (just 67% of the voters in 06).

This does not bode well for the Democrats. 2010 has a fired up electorate who are anti-Washington and anti-Obama policies.

When the moon is in the seventh house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars.....

You know the song, but it appears just such a strange alignment has happened in very liberal and very environmentally conscienced Concord MA. Firing the environmental shot heard round the corner, the good people of Concord just a couple of days ago, banned bottled water from their town.

Now if God has a sense of humor what do you supposed He would do? That's right, suddenly there’s a water main break, and people are swarming supermarkets across the region desperately seeking bottled water.

As Kermit the Frog likes to say, "It's not easy being green."

Another member of congress to bite the dust.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey has told close associates that he will not seek reelection. This appears to be a big blow to both the Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Elected in 1969, the liberal Obey is a major democrat figure who played a leading role in the anti-war and reform movement of the House in the 1970’s. As the Appropriations chairman, he has been a close ally to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who came up through the same panel before moving into the leadership. And his departure follows on the death of Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) this winter, are major blows to Speaker Pelosi.

As Obama turns left, the rest of the country turns right.

Some interesting polling by Resurgent Republic:

"On some emerging economic issues, however, a conservative consensus includes a plurality of Democrats. Asked whether they think it is good or bad that federal pay exceeds private-sector pay, 62 percent of voters said it was a bad thing and only 19 percent a good one. A new value-added tax was unpopular across the board: Voters panned it by a 67–21 percent margin, with only 31 percent of Democrats approving.

Democrats revert to being out-of-step on some national-security issues. While voters, by a five-point margin, think that Obama has improved the country’s standing in the world, voters by large margins want to keep Guantanamo Bay open (60–32) and favor military tribunals for trying terrorists (56–36).

The survey, in short, provides an enormous amount of good news for Republicans and conservatives. It even finds that Republicans in Congress, while still unpopular, are less disliked than Democrats in Congress." At least the Republicans are the lessor of two evils.

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