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    Still not a believer

    Still not a believer

    Maybe I have not recovered from witnessing the ability of the nation to delude and deceive itself, as happened in 2008.

    I never understood the attraction in the first place, so I’m not believing that when the recovering deluded and deceived enter the voting booth, they will not pull the same lever (or push the same button, or fill in the same line).

    So I just can’t find comfort in this:

    President Barack Obama’s overall job approval rating has sunk to an all-time low, as American voters disapprove 52 – 42 percent, compared to 47 – 46 percent approval in July, and among whites and men his approval has dropped into the 30s, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

    Because for reasons which defy logic and science, there’s still this:

    For the first time this year, Texas Governor Rick Perry leads President Obama in a national Election 2012 survey. Other Republican candidates trail the president by single digits.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows Perry picking up 44% of the vote while the president earns support from 41%. Given the margin of sampling error (+/- 3 percentage points) and the fact that the election is more than a year away, the race between the two men is effectively a toss-up.

    So I will not believe it until it actually happens.


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    The 2012 race will be won and lost by who inspires voters to turn out and who puts them to sleep. Right now Oblahblah puts three of the four main camps of his base to sleep. That might not be true next year, depending on lots of things over which few rational people have much control.

    The GOP needs a candidate who will bring out conservatives, the TP and the “pro” voters that stayed home in 2008 without stirring up too many “antis”. Generally agree with Cowboy Curtis’s assessment, with this caveat: Palin has already demonstrated an amazing ability to inspire previously inactive or new voters. And even today she’s the (non)candidate most feared by the left.

    So at this stage I’m leaning toward her over Perry if she runs, or for him if she doesn’t. But I’m still alert for a whiff of who the left and the RINOs prefers the GOP to run and will vigorously resist that candidate, period.

    David R. Graham | September 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Concur. Never underestimate the power of delusion or the desire to be deceived. The greatest saints and sages can be upended in a trice by delusion and not even know it happened. Ordinary people spend their lives submerged in it thinking themselves hot stuff (as delusion wishes them to).

    This hag requires external leverage to get it off Americans’ back. Voting cannot do it, nor the US military, nor Congress, nor armed or legal insurrection, nor a general uprising. The leverage required to remove it is external to the paralysis induced by this hag of delusion.

    It doesn’t matter who we nominate, the Donks and the media (but I repeat myself) will savage him or her. I still believe that a big part of why McCain lost was because he thought the media would still support him as they did when he was stabbing Bush and the rest of the Republican Party in the back.

    I do not believe Perry will have that delusion as the media have hatted him every minute of the ten years he’s served as Governor.

    What do I know, though. I’m just a Texan, all the folks that live elsewhere understand that building a humongous wall on the Texas border with Mexico would cut off tall the ranchers and farmers who water stock from the banks of the Rio Grande. It would also make it impossible to water the crops of south Texas bringing a severe shortage of both citrus and winter fresh vegetables. No one will remember this, though, they’ll only know that Perry won’t control the border!!!!!111!!!ELEVENTY!

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