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Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority.
A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership.
Only two thirds? What are the other third doing? Smoking their gubmint subsidized pot? Living in a complete stupor? Of course he has kept only ONE promise he made…to change the country….and he did. Changed it into something totally unrecognizable! And how about we drop that ‘first term’ nonsense, and go with ONLY term, eh?
The feeling that Obama has changed the country for the worse is strongest among Republicans, at 91 percent, compared to 71 percent of Democrats who support Obama’s brand of change.
Well, if those 71 percent of Democrats actually LIKE the ugly transformation, perhaps they are living in the wrong country. If this is the type of governing they want, there is Cuba, and Venezuela, and I bet even Putin would welcome them, since he seems to be their type of ‘leader’. Ya know…at one time, Democrats were actually almost decent people. Can’t say that anymore. Oh, there are some…mostly the older generation, who still vote Dem, but don’t believe in what they’re doing. Then why vote the party? Just because your parents and grandparents did, doesn’t mean you have to! I mean, after all, that is the party of slavery and murder. Do ya really want to approve of such?
The 20th century speaks volumes of their change. We just weren’t paying attention. I guess people just didn’t want to believe their ‘fellow’ Americans would be so horrible as to push for the eradication of an entire race, through the slaughter of innocents. The slaughter continues, and people don’t seem to have a problem with it. What is wrong with this picture? Hug a tree, but kill a baby! Speak out for the slaughter in Dafur, but support the murder of millions. Earn millions from play acting, yet push for ‘social equality’ from their over priced mansions. Call for the ‘redistribution of wealth’ but owes hundreds of thousands in back taxes, and refuse to pay their ‘fair share’.
We are no longer a productive nation, thanks, in large part to the Obama policies. Sadly, he isn’t the first to totally ignore the Constitution. The left’s hero, FDR did too. As did Woodrow Wilson. It’s just the Obama has gone above and beyond just eroding our liberties. Appointed bureaucracies have done a great job of that. He’s flat out ripped them from us, and we have sat idly by and allowed it to happen. The first time he signed one of those executive orders, when Nancy Pelosi walked through the streets, taunting citizens with that gavel, we should have risen up, and kicked the whole kit n kaboodle out on their collective commie asses!
We have an extremely important election coming up, and it not just the White House that is at stake. Constitutional representatives MUST take seats in both the House and the Senate. We cannot risk another four years of this sort of governance. We MUST restore, and preserve, our Republic.
In a sermon that was posted on YouTube in March, Rev Jesse Lee Peterson said women are leading the United States down a path of wickedness because they have too much political power.
Fox News host Sean Hannity has invited Rev Peterson on his show several times, including after the video was posted, and sits on the board of the conservative activist’s organization.
Rev Peterson’s fiery statement had drawn immense criticism.
‘I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote,’ Peterson said in the sermon.
‘We should’ve never turned this over to women. It was a big mistake… And these women are voting in the wrong people. They’re voting in people who are evil who agrees (sic) with them who’re gonna take us down this pathway of destruction.
‘And this probably was the reason that they didn’t allow women to vote when men were men. Because men, in the good old days, understood the nature of the woman. They were not afraid to deal with it and they understood that if they let them take over, this is what would happen.’
Ok, I might get some flak for this, but I happen to agree with Rev Peterson. To a degree. A large number of females ARE voting for the wrong people, based solely on emotion. I know a few of ‘em. Perhaps if our education system hadn’t failed to teach our kids right from wrong, personal responsible, and TRUE history, we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in? We’ve had a lot of outside influence, infiltration from agitators into the public school system, and apparently, it’s a requirement now to be a Marxist to get tenure in those so called institutions of higher learning. Is it any wonder that weak minded women have been drawn down that path of destruction?
Those who have criticized Rev Peterson are evidently unfamiliar with Biblical teachings. Men USE to be men! Oh, there are still some around, but not many who hold public office. Why? Because back when, males were so busy trying to get back in where they came from, they allowed women to gain control. That is not Biblical. Women do have a place in this world, and yes, some women DO have the good sense to turn their backs on the path of destruction. Sadly, many do not.
There was a line in My Big Fat Greek Wedding that went something like “Men are the head of the household. Women are the neck.” Sadly, we have lost that power to influence in a positive manner, and organizations like NOW and ACLU, etc., have totally wussified the male of our species.
No, it’s not ok casually accept the slaughter preborn babies. There is a reason for every child conceived, and who are we, as a society to make it a normal fact of life? No, it’s not ok to accept what God calls an ‘abomination’, for ‘preachers’ to condone such acts is to deny God. Not a real good idea. No, it’s not ok for young males to hop from bed to bed, creating children they have no intention of care for, to be a positive role model, to raise up to walk with God. No, it’s not ok, for young girls to crawl into the sack with some ass clown who says “I love you” but has no intention of putting a ring on her finger, making a commitment for a lifetime. No, it’s not ok to condone such behavior, and glorify it through television and movies. No, it’s not ok to commit adultery. No, it’s not ok to steal, and destroy, and make it look like a ‘cool’ way to live. No, it’s not ok to covet, demand what others have worked their entire lives for, to give their own families a better life.
These are just a few of the issues women have taken into the voting booth with them. They have taken away the power, for want of a better word, from the head of the household, removed God from their lives, from their children’s lives, and gloried, not God, but themselves. So, yes, to a degree, I agree with Rev Peterson.
It’s time to bring back shame, past time, to wean ourselves from so called entertainment that is highly offensive, that promotes negative behavior. It’s time to put those Ten Commandments BACK in the classrooms. It’s way past time to bring God back into public square.
On the other hand, I have to 100% disagree with one statement! I don’t think men have EVER truly understood the nature of women.
It’s time for men to return to be men, not metrosexuals, or whatever the hell they call themselves. Women need to take back the true power they had before a few women started marching around like lunatics, acting like sluts, and let them know…
D’Bama has had a pretty bad year. Unfortunately for us, he, and the Democrats, has made it a WHOLE LOT worse for the American people!
Boy are some Senate Republicans unhappy with Jim DeMint. They had a good night by any measure, picking up six seats from Democrats, but it is clear a number are holding the South Carolina senator personally responsible for keeping those numbers from rising even higher, possibly even from taking control of the chamber.
One could forgive House Democrats for beating each other up after last night’s thumping (or, as Obama called it, “a shellacking”). Senate Democrats, as well, even though they did retain the majority and their leader. But Senate Republicans?
DeMint set out in 2008 to get “principled conservatives” elected – many who were not the chosen candidates of the establishment. At times, that even seemed to be the goal, as he happily bucked his leadership, saying raucous primaries were good for the party. DeMint told his growing cadre of supporters he wanted to harness the power of the Tea Party, and he started endorsing conservatives, 11 in all, in the 2010 race (the list is here). Many won their primaries, leading some to call DeMint a “king maker.”
But not everyone in his party agrees. “He should be called the undertaker, not the kingmaker,” said one senior Senate GOP aide on Wednesday, who added, “You could call it a big night for the Club for Growth, but not for Jim DeMint.”
I’m getting the impression that the establishment GOP aren’t happy? Well, too freakin’ bad! WE, The People worked damn hard to get more of those with an “R” behind their names into office, and should be damn happy THEY still have a job. Next time around, they might not if they don’t get their heads out of their collective hinders!
Yeah, there were some losses that should not have been. Reid for example, due to the push by the casino “bosses” (Harrah’s has lost our business, btw). O’Donnell didn’t have a united state party behind her, which was WRONG of them. She was obviously better versed in the Constitution than her opponent! And Ken Buck? Well, to be honest, I didn’t follow a lot about him, so I can’t say what the heck happened there. Perhaps someone who is more familiar can clue me in?
IF, the GOP had listened when we told them (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) they were moving away from their principles, and joined with US, then perhaps at least 2 of those candidates would have come out victorious. The smears of the left have been vicious, there’s no denying it! And many such smears worked. But, I’m thinking there are way too many voters who don’t bother to investigate the candidates as thoroughly as they should, which makes for ignorant voters, and the wrong candidates being elected.
As for the criticism of Jim DeMint? Piss off! Y’all should be damn happy to have a man with a BACKBONE standing up for the principles YOU should be upholding. The principles we DEMAND you return to. Screw that big tent you tried to push on conservatives. It didn’t work, and y’all either play by OUR rules now, or find yourselves other means of employment!
Outgoing Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended the record of House Democrats as she offered her first reaction to the lopsided loss of her party’s majority.
“Over the last four years, the Democratic majority in the House took courageous action on behalf of America’s middle class to create jobs and save the country from the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression,” Pelosi said in a statement issued after 1 a.m. Eastern.
Uh….excuse me Mzzzzzzzzzzzz Pelosi, but it seems to me you can’t prove a negative. However, we CAN see the results of YOUR disastrous agenda. And where’s the congratulations for a hard fought battle victory? Ah yes, Queen Nanny….gracious as ever. /snark
I’ve been doing some contemplation on the election results last night. Many are saying this is a referendum on the POTUS’ agenda. While, I do believe that to be true, I also believer that it is also a referendum on Pelosi herself. She has not been a leader, but a brow beater, arm twister and any other term you can think of for such a person. there is some speculation that she will step down, and perhaps even resign from the House. Fat chance! The woman can’t read the handwriting on the wall. Honestly, I’ll be real surprised if she does the honorable thing, but I don’t think she knows the meaning of honor.
Before people start doing the Snoopy Dance too vigorously, remember, this is just one battle. We are still waging the war against socialism!
Here are just a few headlines I’ve come across so far this morning:
Beaten badly and portrayed as endangered and irrelevant two years ago, Republicans rolled to a vast national victory in congressional elections Tuesday night, transforming swaths of blue Democratic territory on political maps into GOP red.
Sadly, one of my favorite little ladies didn’t win. I don’t think I’ll ever understand the Memphis voters mindset.
Republicans rode a wave of voter anger and frustration last night to wrest the House from Democratic control in a historic landslide — and deal a body blow to President Obama’s agenda.
“It looks like I’m going back again,” said the state attorney general speaking to a crowd of thousands of excited Democrats at the historic Fox Theater in Oakland – the city he led as mayor for two terms and where he still resides. “They haven’t got all the votes in, but hell – it’s good enough for government work,” he joked to laughs, shortly after 11 p.m.
Jerry Brown needs to get a REAL job, in the REAL world. Do the idjits in California really believe someone who has done NOTHING but live off the taxpayer his entire life really give a happy crap about THEIR lives?
“The people have won, and I believe we have won,” the governor told supporters shortly before 1 a.m.
“We know there are more votes to be counted, but we are 10,933 ahead,” he said to applause and screams of joy. “And I’d rather be ahead than 10,933 behind. So it looks like another landslide victory is headed our way.”
In a signature display of tactical prowess and tenacity, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s methodical and at-times Machiavellian campaign plan, years in the making, allowed him to survive an anti-incumbent wave Tuesday, in which his party lost control of the U.S. House and left him with a thin majority in the U.S. Senate.
Reid not only overcame the lethally-low approval rating that had pundits locally and nationally declaring his pursuit of a fifth term hopeless, but also successfully inoculated himself against the fervent Tea Party movement that had found a champion in Republican challenger Sharron Angle.
Yeah….he did, and looking at the counties he did win, I’m thinking fraud. UNION fraud!
On a night when America turned from blue to red, few states swung harder than Wisconsin, where Republicans experienced their greatest electoral gains in decades, picking up a governor, Democrat Russ Feingold’s U.S. Senate seat, both state legislative chambers and two U.S. House seats.
Now THIS is reason to do the Snoopy Dance. I’m more than pickled tink! But naturally, the Urinal Sentinel just had to insert skin color into the whole thing:
A battleground state that Barack Obama dominated two years ago dealt him and his party a sharp political rebuke Tuesday, as Democrats lost ground with one key voting group after another – independents, blue-collar whites, suburbanites. (emphasis mine)
The same paper that refuses to identify criminals by color? *shakes head*
Worried and often angry voters in Arizona and across the nation gave Republicans broad new power in Congress Tuesday, rejecting Democratic incumbents in what GOP leaders say is a rebuke of President Barack Obama.
Yup! We’ve been none too happy with the socialist agenda!
In the end, it wasn’t even close. At 11 p.m., challenger West was well ahead of the Democratic incumbent. Just over 20 minutes later, West declared victory.
Wait a minute. I thought all conservatives were racists. How did this happen? /snark
If you want some real entertainment, check out some of the lefty blogs. Talk about your sour grapes. Sheesh! We, on the right, are always suppose to be gracious in defeat, which we are. Not happy, but gracious. Those on the left are petulant children, and refuse to accept their agenda has been rejected. Time to grow up people!
It’s NOT time to gloat! Well, maybe just a little, but the hard work is before us. The House majority is being put on notice. If you return to the old ways, your asses will be booted OUT too! We are no longer complacent!
While watching the news last night, I had occasion to watch Steve Cohen, lie through his teeth. First the reporter type person spoke to Charlotte Bergman, Cohen’s opponent for the 9th Congressional seat, who said:
She noted that her main concerns are with the economy. Bergmann’s team walked by many houses that had been foreclosed.
“That’s real pain that people are experiencing. And that’s pain that my opponent apparently doesn’t understand. Otherwise he would not have been voting for the bills he has been voting for,” Bergmann said.
She also gave some numbers for unemployment:
She also lamented the lack of jobs, saying, “In this community, unemployment is over 16 percent.”
The WREG team disputes these numbers:
In September, the unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in the city of Memphis and 9.8 percent in Shelby County.
One thing that is not taken into consideration are the number of people who have stopped looking for work, and are now getting public aid. They also don’t count those who just refuse to look for work. :/ I’d have to agree with Charlotte. The actual number are much higher than the official numbers. I’d like to ask one question though…. Just what company has put those people to work? Personally, I haven’t seen, or heard of any companies in the Memphis area hiring that many of the residents.
Steve Cohen, who greeted voters at a Democratic event several blocks away in Midtown, said that he had in fact been a part of historic bills to give people tax breaks, not tax hikes.
“We voted on the largest tax breaks in United States history in the 111th Congress. In fact, the stimulus bill was 40 percent tax breaks. There have been more tax breaks for 95 percent of the citizens of the middle class,” Cohen said.
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Tax breaks? Really? ObamaCare gives tax breaks? Where? The wasteful Crapulus Bill? You know the one….teaching foreigners how to wash their winkies and such. Were those tax breaks? Now, with my logic, taking money out the pockets of the taxpayer….or borrowing it from China….does not mean a tax break for anyone. A break is something that benefits people, and honestly, I haven’t seen much benefit in my experience. Oh, Cohen and his cronies may have helped out the big Dem donors, like the unions, but what about the every day person?
He said that it is in fact a difficult year for some of his Democratic colleagues, but that he is not nervous himself. He remains unfazed by some demands to remove people who seem to be Washington insiders.
“We know how Washington works; we’re effective at making it work. That’s been my life. Some people say we don’t need anymore career politicians, but Thomas Jefferson was a career politician and so was George Washington,” Cohen said.
Oh, fer the love of pete! No, neither Jefferson nor Washington were ‘career politicians’! Both were public SERVANTS, true, but they had other means of earning a living. And for the love of all that’s holy, why does this yahoo think we want to get rid of them? It’s BECAUSE they have been so effective at making DC work….for THEM. NOT for WE, The People!
I hate to say it, but I fear the folks in TN’s 9th Congressional District will re-elect this self centered Congress Critter. I’d like to know…..WHY?
Have ya voted yet? Today’s the last day for early voting, so if ya don’t wanna stand in long lines on Tuesday, get yer rear in gear and go cast your vote! And be vigilant! We don’t have too many problems here in Podunk, but with tempers running high, and Memphis’ history of fraud, you never can tell what might happen in the bigger cities.
So, get with the program! Make your voice heard! If ya don’t go today, make sure you vote on Tuesday! And, if ya don’t vote…… KEEP YER FREAKIN’ MOUTH SHUT! You don’t have the right to complain.
(keeping on top for a while)
In 8 days, people will begin going to the polls to vote. At least that’s how I pray it will go. As much as I would love to believe that folks are basically honest, there is a certain segment of our population who has proven time and time again, there is no such thing as honor in their vocabulary.
Judson points out a few examples in his WND piece today:
Remember 2000: Al Gore’s amateurish attempt to steal the Florida election? Do you remember the “hanging chads” and the circus that went on until the United States Supreme Court finally put an end to it?
How about 2004? Dino Rossi was declared the winner of the Washington governor’s race by the initial vote count and an automated recount. Only on a “hand count” did enough votes for Christine Gregorie suddenly appear to make her the governor.
How about the 2008 election for Minnesota Senate seat? Norm Coleman won that race by a tiny amount. Al Franken’s lawyers descended upon the election commission demanding that disqualified ballots for Franken be included and disqualified ballots for Coleman not be. Coleman went from a lead of several hundred to trailing Franken by several hundred. Mysterious absentee ballots appeared, which amazingly went for Franken in overwhelming numbers.
In 2008, Black Panthers stood at a polling place with nightsticks, threatening voters. The Obama regime ordered the Department of Justice to seek to have a default judgment against the Black Panthers set aside and the case dismissed. Now, in Texas, citizens have been doing a remarkable job of ferreting out voter fraud and insisting that the voting rolls be accurate. The Obama Department of Justice is now investigating this!
And these are just the best known occurrences. There are many more! While we on the right believe in honor, the truth is, there are many on the left who will do anything, and I mean ANYTHING to make sure their slave masters keep their power, including lie, cheat and steal. If I’m going to be one hundred percent honest, I will have to say that I wouldn’t doubt murder could, and possibly has, come into play. But that’s just a gut feeling, based on no fact. I say that because I’ve seen the violence of the left, when someone disagrees with them, and it’s quite ugly. Evil describes it pretty well.
How do we counter what is turning into an ugly election cycle? The truth. Open, honest, reality based truth. And vigilance! If we allow the left to steal what should be an overwhelming landslide, then we may never have open elections again. I can only pray that every single right minded individual takes the time to make use of their right, and duty, to vote. Do not let the Prince of Lies gain a stronger foothold in this nation!
As read by Charlie Sykes on air this morning (via internet of course):
This election season has been hard on pundits. The Democrats are going to get massacred in November, and it’s really obvious to pretty much everyone exactly why — which makes writing political commentary like trying to come up with a long-winded explanation for why two plus two equals four.
Here’s my attempt.
Doesn’t it suck when you have a dog that barks all night? Everyone hates that. It’s annoying. It can even drive you pretty crazy if it goes on long enough. People hate that.
Know what also sucks? A zombie apocalypse. That’s when society collapses due to some spreading zombie virus, and most of your friends and family are dead, and you have to scrounge for food to survive while the walking dead threaten you around every corner. People also hate that.
So, we’re all agreed that a barking dog and a zombie apocalypse both suck. Everyone following so far?
Shared by Tena.
From the Memphis Commercial Appeal:
He dismisses his general election opponent, who won the Republican nomination Thursday, as misguided and irrelevant. “Neither she nor Sidney Chism understand the African-American voter. If she understood (them), she wouldn’t be running on an extreme, right-wing, tea party platform that works totally against the interests of the African-American community.”
This is the woman who Cohen says doesn’t understand the “African-American voter”. Is she “irrelevant” because she is a woman? Or, because she is a black American? Or is it because she is pro-life and pro-family? Perhaps, she is “irrelevant” to Cohen, because she is actually part of the community of Memphis, and a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN. If the truth were to be known, in my personal opinion, Steve Cohen is the one who is irrelevant! Since when does the U.S. Constitution work against the “African-American community”?