Thursday, August 12, 2010

Extremist Democrats

57% of Likely Voters Describe Democratic Congressional Agenda As Extreme

It appears while the Democrats want to make this an election about a choice of "staying the course" vs "going back to the Bush years" a rather sizeable majority thinks the course they want to stay on is extremist.

Most U.S. voters believe the Democratic congressional agenda is
, while a plurality describe the Republican agenda as

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of
Likely U.S. Voters think the agenda of Democrats in Congress is extreme.
Thirty-four percent (34%) say it is more accurate to describe
the Democratic agenda as mainstream.

Voters are more narrowly divided when it comes to the agenda of
congressional Republicans. Forty-five percent (45%) of voters view the
GOP agenda as mainstream
, but nearly as many (40%) say it’s more
accurate to call it extreme. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), the ranking member of the House Budget
Committee, tells NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE that Democrats are entering a
“panic mode” as November approaches
. “They are beginning to get a
little unhinged,” Ryan says.

“The Left sees their agenda being rebuked by the voters this fall,”
Ryan tells us. As their electoral worries mount, he says, Democrats are
scurrying to “nullify any notion that there is an alternative path for America.
They want to delegitimize an alternative plan and win the argument by
default, making the case that there is no other path for America than what
progressives have mapped out for the country, and that any other talk, of any
other idea, is just fanciful.”

Colorado Primary elections

I have some interesting observations on the Senate Primary in Colorado. Bennet beat Romanoff but only 41.3% of registered Democrats voted. Buck beat Norton and 47.6% of registered Republicans voted . What this works out to is that 69,000 more Republicans voted than did Democrats. If you project this into the midterm elections, this means to make up the 69,000 voters, the Democrats will need to win 61.3% of the nonaffiliated voters (if 40% of them vote).

Of course a massive turnout campaign by the democrats could help, but this is the size of the journey right now for the Colorado Democrat party.

Agents' union disavows leaders of ICE

The controversey over illigal immigration is spilling over from the suit by Justice against Arizona and into the union that represents ICE field agents.

The union that represents rank-and-file field agents at U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement has unanimously passed a "vote of no confidence" for the agency's leadership, saying ICE has "abandoned" its core
mission of protecting the public to support a political agenda favoring amnesty.

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