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http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/08/12/4873830-first-thoughts-jet-blue-nation

"The GOP has a HUGE generic-ballot edge in the South (52%-31%), but it doesn’t lead anywhere else. In the Northeast, Dems have a 55%-30% edge; in the Midwest, they lead 49%-38%; and in the West, it’s 44%-43%. Yet do keep this caveat in mind: Many of the congressional districts Republicans are targeting outside of the South resemble some of those Southern districts they’re hoping to win back in November -- where you have whiter and older voters. Think Stephanie Herseth's seat in South Dakota; Tim Walz' seat in Minnesota; Leonard Boswell's seat in Iowa; and Ike Skelton's in Missouri."

This is no suprise. The party's allure is almost exclusively to Southern and quasi-Southern Whites.

My spin: as this country rapidly becomes less White, the power of the GOP will plummet suddenly one day in the coming decade. Pro-war, pro-police, Bible-belt, anti-freedom is just not a very attractive platform to anyone raised in the 70's, onward. The core GOP constituency is aging, and the party and the bulk of its members just seem un-cool. The GOP is increasingly out of touch with mainstream America, as the GOP clings to a 1945 version of a quasi-rural America, while mainstream America is now urban dwellers living in cities of over 1 million people. In mainstream America, nobody wants to be "that guy" who votes Republican. Among women, Republicans get clobbered.

Until a strong third party emerges, the fights that matter will increasingly be held in the Democratic Party primaries.

Want to win, again? Change the party. Adopt libertarianism.
 

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Once power corupts the individual, it doesn't matter what party they belong too!

I have never voted based on party line or what the network news has told me.

I have learned you don't trust any Dem and a Repub ususally turns into a do nothing when they have power to change things, they wait until they are out of power then talk the big talk!

Rule of thumb: Dems will violate your RIGHTS and a least most of the Repubs won't!
 

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Now 357's a political stratigist too! Hey DA, anyone can go on line and spew a bunch of blog stats. So what. Keep trying.
 

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With the mentality of smoking357 and his lack of knowledge of any politics is it any wonder why he is the queen of copy and paste? His only view or take of government is what he can google or someone else tells him.
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Yeah, Chris, just think about it, Smoking and Ivanhoe getting married and then we have the KING and Queen of paste both here, What a trip that would be, lol.

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Doubtless not, Literalist, but you've yet been able to travel beyond the metes and bounds of my umbra and bask in the unrefracted sun. I justifiably suspect there are not enough paces remaining in your legs nor season with your sextant to make that illuminating journey.
 

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O.K., my real question is who is smoking357??? Not a new guy on this site, that is obvious... So who masked a new IP address that has been banned and started all over with a new name???
 

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"Poll: Independent Support for Dems Dips Sharply"


"WASHINGTON -- Independents who embraced President Barack Obama's call for change in 2008 are ready for a shift again, and that's worrisome news for Democrats.

Only 32 percent of those citing no allegiance to either major party say they want Democrats to keep control of Congress in this November's elections, according to combined results of recent Associated Press-GfK polls.

That's way down from the 52 percent of independents who backed Obama over Republican Sen. John McCain two years ago, and the 49 percent to 41 percent edge by which they preferred Democratic candidates for the House in that election, according to exit polls of voters.

Ominously for Democrats, independents trust Republicans more on the economy by a modest but telling 42 percent to 36 percent. That's bad news for the party that controls the White House and Congress at a time of near 10 percent unemployment and the slow economic recovery.

Democrats are also losing further ground with GOP-leaning groups such as white men, married men and people earning over $100,000 a year.

The data from the AP-GfK polls combines surveys conducted June 9-14, May 7-11 and April 7-12 by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. A total of 3,047 randomly chosen adults were interviewed by cell and landline telephone. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 2.4 percentage points."
 

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"Dems Dealing With Turbulent Times"

"Democrats may fret about the appearances of Rangel and Waters on the precipice of an election with the House in play. But the real issues this year focus on the economy, health care reform and “blind” support for the agenda of a president who is slipping in the polls and personifies electoral Kryptonite in swing districts in the Midwest, Pennsylvania, Virginia, upstate New York and parts of New England.

Ethics problems for the Democrats are proverbial cherries on top of the sundae for Republicans. The GOP doesn’t have to press this issue nor shout it from the mountaintop. Waters and Rangel could be innocent or guilty. But the more the press reports on Congressional ethics is just gravy for Republicans. The GOP knows that swing voters in borderline districts will hear about these allegations on the news and potentially copy those impressions onto whichever candidate just happens to have a “D” next to his or her name.

Call this “ethics cooties.” They’re contagious, whether you’ve done anything wrong or not. Ethics cooties emerged as a pandemic for Republicans in 2006. And ethics cooties are in the air this year for the Democrats.

In politics, ethics cooties make swine flu look like a simple sneeze.

So don’t be surprised if you see Democrats coughing into shirtsleeves and washing their hands at every stop. Ethics cooties are viral this fall. And until Rangel and Waters are cleared, there’s no vaccine and all Democrats are exposed."
 

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"Republican candidates hold a seven-point lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot for the week ending Sunday, August 8, 2010.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely Voters would vote for their district's Republican congressional candidate, while 39% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.

Men prefer a Republican candidate by a 17-point margin, while women are closely divided.

GOP candidates started 2010 ahead by nine points. Since the first of the year, Republicans have earned between 43% and 47% of the vote, while Democratic support has ranged from 35% to 39%."
 

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"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17"



The problem is much deeper and far more serious than hussein obozo, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the "Prince of the Fools" should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a hussein obozo, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president. Liberals are a disgrace.
 

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C'mon guys... Isn't it obvious that this knucklehead has brain damage. Likely from his thesaurus when he fell and it blew right on through his rect*m.... Don't waste any further carpal tunnel on this d-bag.

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Smoking 357 has been smoking to much of something and it wasn't a 357, more like crack
 

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And more good news;

"The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 26% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-five percent (45%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19.

Republicans lead by twelve points on the Generic Congressional Ballot. That’s the largest advantage ever recorded for the GOP."


"60% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law"




The problem is much deeper and far more serious than hussein obozo, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the "Prince of the Fools" should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a hussein obozo, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president. Liberals are a disgrace.
 

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Hey smoking .357 what have you been smoking? You actually site statistics from MSNBC? LOL!!!

The Dems are going to hang themselves for years to come...You are now even seeing minorities running as Republicans such as ex NFL Player Dunn out of California....Even blacks that voted for Obummer are even abandoning him and his policies. The Democrats of today are neo Marxist Socialist, Saul Alinsky followers that are losing popularity ever day their policies are exposed...The numbers don't lie except when you get them from MSNBC....LOL!!! Start getting your news and statistics from somewhere else other than MSNBC and you won't be so ignorant!
 

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Any chance this Smokeing.357 is just another sign on name for RimfireJim ?The posting style of both these two idiots are very similar...KS-OKIE.
 
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