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    Americans feel "overwhelmingly negative toward both political parties," but key voter groups now think Republicans should control Congress, says the latest Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll.

    "Republicans have reassembled their coalition by reconnecting with independents, seniors, blue-collar voters, suburban women and small town and rural voters--all of whom had moved away from the party in the 2006 elections," the newspaper reports.

    "A big shift is evident among independents, who at this point in the 2006 campaign favored Democratic control of Congress rather than Republican control, 40% to 24%. In this poll, independents favored the GOP, 38% to 30%."

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    Independents switching to the GOP means disaster for the Democraps in Nov. Only 5 1/2 months to go before Pisslosi is no longer Speaker of the House.
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    The big question is ... Is the damage repairable, and how much further damage will we suffer before November?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
    The big question is ... Is the damage repairable, and how much further damage will we suffer before November?
    That's the $64k question. What pisses me off is those conservatives/libertarians/independents that said that there was no difference between McCain, the RINO, and the supposedly moderate Democrat, Obama. They got fooled by staying home cause this guy in office is a true blue socialist. At least with Brown's victory in MA, the Democrats do not have a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate.
     

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    It's all about the economy. If the economy does better, the Democrats are safe. If the economy doesn't improve or get worse, they lose Congress.

    For the last year things have been getting slowly better, better, better. From terrible and disastrous to not falling so fast to stabilizing to stable to inching ahead to growing.


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    Booming sales at home improvement and gardening stores lifted the retail industry in April, according to government data released Friday, the latest sign that consumers are coming out of their long hibernation.

    Building-sector sales jumped 6.9 percent in April from the previous month, while other categories had only tepid gains or even slight declines. That pushed total retail sales up 0.4 percent in April, better than some economists had expected.
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    “Last month we had the strongest job growth we had seen in year, and by the way, almost all of it was in the private sector, and a bunch of it was manufacturing,” the president said, referring to last week’s report that found that the economy added 290,000 jobs in April. “So this month was better than last month. Next month is going to be stronger than this month. And next year is going to be better than this year.”
     

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    Unfortunately for the left, the unemployment is likely to remain high through the November elections. Things will improve, but because this improvement is merely the result of the re-stocking of low inventories and not actual growth, and also is the result of government spending that actually crowds out private investment, things will likely be in the tank again in 2012.

    There is not enough money to keep spending up in order to bolster the economy. It has run out and the fact that the amount of money in circulation is exponentially larger than it has been in the past, WITHOUT an equal or greater increase in productivity, there will be massive inflation - and this will spell doom to any politician in office, but especially those who supported this President.
     

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    As hard as the press is trying to manufacture an economic recovery - they did after all have a very large roll is manufacturing the economic collapse and they know it - it's not working. If Barry had kept the status quo we would have had our recovery but he didn't. Instead he and his pals in congress have spent money like shiksa at Macy's - have pushed through programs that are beneficial to their base but damaging to the economy and have been trying to buy off votes i the same manor that FDR did.
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    Obama and the Democrats made a serious mistake in judging Americans. They wanted change but not the change to socialism. Meddling in the affairs of banks, auto companies, health care and energy companies is not the change Independents, Repubs and even some Democrats wanted. As a result, business owner do not know whether to cut bait or run because of the uncertainty of how tax legislation is going to affect them. The Cap & Trade (Tax) if passed will be a thorn in business and individual's side. Another good reason to NOT expand your business.

    There are no miracles out there that will allow the economy and unemployment to even get below 9% in the next 5 1/2 months. In November, it will be a slaughter. Obama screwed up by not cutting taxes on individuals and business. It is too late for any legislation to salvage the rout that is coming.
    People are pissed and they are going to punish those tax and spend politicians; a few Repubs will get thrown under the bus also. I wish all Senators were running in Nov so that more RINO's would be cast aside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacarnut View Post
    That's the $64k question. What pisses me off is those conservatives/libertarians/independents that said that there was no difference between McCain, the RINO, and the supposedly moderate Democrat, Obama. They got fooled by staying home cause this guy in office is a true blue socialist. At least with Brown's victory in MA, the Democrats do not have a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate.
    The reason that Obama won was because the Republicans ran McCain in the first place. While it pisses me off to no end that Obama won, I have yet to regret that McCain lost. In fact I am very glad that McCain lost because now it has been made clear that RINOs of his ilk who can't wait to "reach across the aisle, my friends," need not apply. McCain would have been rolled by the Congress into to doing much of what has been done by Obama. In his all encompassing desire to be accept by those "across the aisle, my friends" he would have agreed to everything. Believe me, if it came down to it, I would take another term of Obama as President than have a RINO like McCain at the helm.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy View Post
    The reason that Obama won was because the Republicans ran McCain in the first place. While it pisses me off to no end that Obama won, I have yet to regret that McCain lost. In fact I am very glad that McCain lost because now it has been made clear that RINOs of his ilk who can't wait to "reach across the aisle, my friends," need not apply. McCain would have been rolled by the Congress into to doing much of what has been done by Obama. In his all encompassing desire to be accept by those "across the aisle, my friends" he would have agreed to everything. Believe me, if it came down to it, I would take another term of Obama as President than have a RINO like McCain at the helm.
    WRONG...The reason Obama won was because Independents were tired of Bush and Repubs plus McCain ran a shitty campaign. If it had not been for Palin, he would have gotten beaten worse. Any other Republician would have lost also. The anit-incumbency was alive and well just like it is today. So, you need to get your facts straight in that regard.

    McCain is a RINO but he is not a socialist like Obama. All you had to do was look a Obama's liberal voting record. I am not so sure that McCain would have signed the Health Care Bill. He certainly has changed his tune about immigration. So at least he has a sliver of heart when it comes to changes that the people want.

    Obama and the Democrats have fucked this country up bad enough with their spending frenzy. If conservative Repubs do not gain control of the budget and spending, we will wind up in the shape of Greece in the next few years. So, I would take McCain over a leftist socialist like Obama any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I guess appointments to the Supreme Court mean nothing to you also. Obama is a fucking disaster. The sorry POS bows to our enemies and kicks our friends in the nuts. FYI, I want him defeated in Nov. but any conservative that would take Obama over a RINO/McCain in 012 must be on drugs.
     

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