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Democrat politicians try hiding their party label
There’s an important tip for many voters – ordinary Americans wanting to make sure Republicans take the House and, if possible, the US Senate, as they contemplate for whom they will vote Tuesday, need to be certain they are not voting Democrat.
They may know Republican Candidates at the top of the ticket, but may not know the affiliation of a lot of down ticket candidates. Some voters may have seen a commercial they like, but very much want to make sure they are backing the Republican, not a Democrat. How can they tell?
Lots of commercials these days don’t identify the party of the candidate running them. Those are Democrat commercials and materials. Count on it.
Democrats are trying to sneak into office in a lot of close elections, They are willing to do absolutely anything to succeed.* They probably know in their district that Democrats in general, and Obama specifically, are not popular with most of their voters.
No surprise. Instead of dealing with real issues, Obama and his Capitol Hill majorities focused on government take-overs and bailouts for banks and auto companies, a specious concept claiming to be a “stimulus” bill, a cap and trade scheme concealing an incredibly huge tax increase and a gasoline price tag of as much as $8 a gallon, and a radical healthcare bill that nudges the nation toward socialized medicine. The healthcare legislation is particularly telling in demonstrating the fact that Republican input was rudely rejected and the final bill was crafted totally in secret behind the closed doors of Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid’s inner sanctum.
Obama then topped off that collage of extremism by challenging Arizona’s immigration law – a law supported by up to 70% of the American people.
Obama and Democrats welcome illegal immigrants and are doing all they can to support them – including the madness of allowing them to vote in some cases.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly demonstrated raw arrogance and high pressure intimidation resembling the mafia characters on “The Sopranos”. Fittingly, Pelosi is from a family with Italian roots in a hotbed of mob culture.
Americans in general can be misled, convinced, and even cajoled into accepting new ideas and concepts, but get caught trying to force them to do something against their will and common-sense judgment, and they will fight you tooth and nail.
Liberal Democrats tried to govern from a basic concept of telling Americans to “shut up and sit down, we know what’s best”. Pelosi said Congress needed to pass the radical health scheme before they could understand what’s in it.
Rep. Brian Baird, a six-term Democrat from Washington state is retiring this term. He was interviewed by WSJ’s John Fund.
Baird admitted to Fund that labor bosses were acting in much the same mob-like manner mentioned earlier.
He told Fund, “I had labor groups come to me and insist the (healthcare) bill was so important we couldn't wait to know what was in it," he recalls. "I asked them if they were handed a new union contract and told it was so important they had to agree to it without reading it, would they go along?" They continued to insist he vote for the bill and threatened him with a primary challenger.”
Tony Soprano take note. Democrat union bosses are copying your method of operation on Capitol Hill.
Baird described his Democrat-dominated final class as “a Congress dominated by inertia and interest groups”.
The retiring Democrat claims tea party activists “raised false fears, but acknowledges the political harm that Democrats have done themselves."
“False fears”? High taxes and $8 a gallon gasoline, socialized medicine, bail outs and take-overs, and deficits that stagger the mind. Democrats such as Baird (and their mainstream media) continue proving they have no remote clue about the tea parties – what that movement really is, and who is involved. He expects the anticipated losses by Democrats will generate a huge number of retirements among the survivors at the end of the next session.
Comments one frustrated liberal pundit about Tuesday’s expectations: “There is sort of a circus aspect to it … it’s become comic and a kind of a dark way.”
A conservative sums up that sort of Liberal resentment: “Isn't it amazing how these same people that were thrilled by the idea of America electing as president a junior senator from Illinois with little qualifications for the most important office in the land are now scared to death about who may be going to Congress next January? Oozes with hypocrisy, doesn't it?”
When you vote, I suggest “No” as the best response to any and all amendments you have not read or don’t fully understand, and, most especially, avoid voting for any candidate whose commercials and campaign materials don’t mention his party affiliation. Such a candidate is a Democrat trying again to fool you and all those other voters who want liberals out of government.
Tuesday’s outcome certainly won’t solve all the nation’s problems, but it seems to have a potential for giving us a pretty good start.
The full impact of what is labeled the “tea party movement” will go beyond ridding us of a lot of Democrats on Capitol Hill, but also bringing grass root level pressures that will force reform of Republicans as well.
*Speaking of Democrats willing to do anything to win, the Florida Senate race has produced a raw example of personal ambition gone to new extremes. Charlie Crist is an incumbent Florida governor who was elected as a Republican. When his unpopularity among Republicans became obvious in polling, he switched parties and began running for Senate as an Independent. Understand Crist did not even pretend he changed parties because of principle or any lofty reason – he escaped the GOP primary ahead of certain defeat (and after pledging several times on national TV that he would never, ever, leave the GOP ticket) While still bearing the Republican label as the incumbent governor, Crist is increasingly discovered to have serious Democrat ties – one aide now confiding Crist, if elected, would caucus with Democrats. The past week, Crist was caught conspiring with Bill Clinton in efforts to pursued the Democrat Senate candidate to leave the race and throw his support to Crist. Open chicanery, and again not a whiff of
higher principle or ethics involved in the actions of Crist.
• Charlie Crist is the embodiment of raw political ambition – ambition unencumbered by principle or higher motivations of any sort.
• At the end of the day, Crist has proven himself to be the sort of seedy, shady, greedy and sleazy politician we hear about in parodies. He has neither honest shame nor concern for those he wants to convince to vote for him.
Real shame, in the end, attaches to the millions of Florida voters who mistakenly chose him to be their governor.
The day’s top political news:
Democrat Estate tax increase has some Americans planning earlier death
U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R) says some of her Wyoming constituents are so worried about the reinstatement of federal estate taxes that they plan to discontinue dialysis and other life-extending medical
Lummis says many ranchers and farmers in the state would rather pass along their businesses -- "their life's work" -- to their children and grandchildren than see the federal government take a large chunk.treatments so they can die before Dec. 31.
Republicans are fighting to renew the Bush-era tax cuts, which expire at the end of the year. The cuts exempt large inheritances as well as certain wage income, interest, dividends and capital gains. She said the estate tax would go from zero this year to a maximum of 55 percent next year.
Poll: Dems split over handing Obama their 2012 nomination
Among Democrats, 47 percent say Obama should be challenged for the 2012 nomination and 51 percent say he should not be opposed. Those favoring a contest include most who backed Hillary Rodham Clinton's unsuccessful faceoff against Obama for the 2008 nomination. The poll did not ask if Democrats would support particular challengers.
That glum assessment carries over into the nation at large, which is similarly divided over whether Obama should be a one-term president.
A real Democratic challenge to Obama seems unlikely at this stage and his re-election bid is a long way off. But the findings underscore how disenchanted his party has grown heading into the congressional elections Tuesday.
Democrats can’t ride Jon Stewart’s wave
Comedians attempt to ape Glenn Beck’s successful rally on the DC Mall – and fail. Democrats hoped Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity Saturday would provide the kick in the pants needed to fire up unenthusiastic young voters just three days before the midterms. It didn't.
Stewart’s decision to avoid explicit partisan politicking denied the left a kind of galvanizing moment that might have driven to the polls his Democratic fans who weren’t already planning to vote or motivated previously apathetic liberals to grass-roots activities.
“I’m really happy you guys are here, even if none of us are really quite sure why,” Stewart told the crowd. “Some of you may have seen today as a clarion call for action. ... Clearly, some of you who just wanted to see the Air and Space Museum got royally screwed. And I’m sure a lot of you were just here to have a nice time, and I hope you did.”