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    Someone please tell me it’s darkest before the dawn

    Someone please tell me it’s darkest before the dawn

    Because the more I think about Mitch McConnell’s proposal, the darker things are looking.

    I tried in my initial post to be fair and balanced, and not simply reactive.  But it’s growing on me, and not in a good way.

    The good news is that 98% of Americans probably have no idea what the proposal is, and of those 98%, far more are on our side, according to the latest Gallup poll:

    Despite agreement among leaders of both sides of the political aisle in Washington that raising the U.S. debt ceiling is necessary, more Americans want their member of Congress to vote against such a bill than for it, 42% vs. 22%, while one-third are unsure. This 20-percentage-point edge in opposition to raising the debt ceiling in Gallup’s July 7-10 poll is slightly less than the 28-point lead (47% vs. 19%) seen in May.

    I’m hoping that by the morning, this will just have been a bad dream.


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    Viator | July 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Jakee308 you may be right. I have the distinct feeling that something is going on I can’t quite put my finger on.

    Incidentally, if one reads the piece by Emily Shur, the Newsweek photographer, your last paragraph is right on. On the other hand Palin is a pragmatist, par excellence. If she can exert authority over them with carrots and sticks as I expect she will she wins.

    Viator | July 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    This is making me crazy. Now it’s the LA Times…

    “Gallup finds Palin has 95% name recognition, the highest of any candidate being tracked and a coveted commodity that Santorum would pay millions for if he had them, which he doesn’t.

    Palin’s Strongly Favorable Rating of 25% is the highest of any GOP candidate tested. But, of course, she’s not a candidate. Her Strongly Unfavorable is 9%. With rounding, that gives her a Positive Intensity Score of 15.

    Among top tier candidates who’ve been campaigning, Bachman’s Positive Inrtensity Score is only three points ahead of Palin at 18. Mitt Romney, who’s been effectively campaigning for more than four years now, has the same 15 as Palin. Tim Pawlenty’s is 11. Ron Paul’s is 9. Jon Huntsman 4.”

    “But what does she know? She was just a former mayor who thought she could beat an incumbent Republican governor in Alaska who was part of a powerful, entrenched decades-old GOP machine. And look what happened there.

    So obviously Sarah Palin can’t possibly run for president in 2012.

    Unless she does.”

    LA Times

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