Reagan Democrats Come Home

November 20, 2010

The last 2010 Gallup: 54% likely voters identify as Conservative …

Well that explains the poll that calls 1 in 5 Americans mentally ill. “Mental Illness Hit 1 in 5 U.S. Adults in Past Year”. Didn’t you know?


Got Another One

November 17, 2010

For Illinois Republican Joe Walsh, life’s been good to him so far (sorry), because three term incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean has conceded the race:

You may remember Walsh as being the candidate whose supporters launched into an “unauthorized” Pledge of Allegiance at an event sponsored by the League of Women’s Voters.

More here:


Ray Steven’s Nov 2 Prediction

November 6, 2010

In retrospect ….

Gotcha …

Hit the silk!!!

America’s Message To Washington, Less Government

November 6, 2010

A new IBD/TIPP poll on public attitudes suggests that Tuesday’s event was less an election than an intervention: Stop what you are doing; you’re hurting us all.

A majority of the public wants Washington to stop the spending that has exploded the budget deficit. In a listing of top priorities for Congress, cutting the deficit by cutting spending came in No. 1, cited by 53%. (Fully 73%, including a majority of Democrats, said this is a “high priority.”)

“As reflected by the outcome of the midterm elections, the public is sending a clear message to Washington: They want the government to live within its means,” said Raghavan Mayur, president of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, which conducted the poll.

Rounding out the top five on the public’s list, pluralities also want Washington to:

2) repeal or revise the new health care law,

3) provide more protection against terrorism,

4) reduce illegal immigration and

5) pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by next year


Read the rest here.

GOP: State Legislature Devastation

November 4, 2010

Want to know what the surge looked like, it was huge, State Legislatures hardest hit.

National Journal reports today that the GOP wreaked “devastation” on Democrats in this cycle by netting not just the 60+ seats in the US House and six US Senate, but also 680 seats in state legislatures across the country:

Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures — an all time high. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when Democrats picked up 628 seats.

The GOP gained majorities in at least 14 state house chambers. They now have unified control — meaning both chambers — of 26 state legislatures.

That control is a particularly bad sign for Democrats as they go into the redistricting process. If the GOP is effective in gerrymandering districts in many of these states, it could eventually lead to the GOP actually expanding its majority in 2012.

Republicans now hold the redistricting “trifecta” — both chambers of the state legislature and the governorship — in 15 states. They also control the Nebraska governorship and the unicameral legislature, taking the number up to 16. And in North Carolina — probably the state most gerrymandered to benefit Democrats — Republicans hold both chambers of the state legislature and the Democratic governor does not have veto power over redistricting proposals.

Florida, South Carolina, Utah, Georgia and Texas are projected to gain seats after the census.

What To Do With Obama’s Slurpeee

November 3, 2010

Anybody else tired of Obama and his tired inane jokes?

Down To The House-Stretch

November 2, 2010

Pull, altogether now!!! Let go Nancy, or we break your arms off.

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