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    Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot

    Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot

    Yes we can!

    Could 2014 be another 2010?

    There’s some recent polling evidence to support Republicans doing well.

    POLITICO poll shows mounting danger for Democrats:

    President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the areas home to the year’s most competitive races, according to a new POLITICO poll.
    In the congressional districts and states where the 2014 elections will actually be decided, likely voters said they would prefer to vote for a Republican over a Democrat by 7 points, 41 percent to 34 percent. A quarter of voters said they were unsure of their preference.

    Among these critical voters, Obama’s job approval is a perilous 40 percent, and nearly half say they favor outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Sixty percent say they believe the debate over the law is not over, compared with 39 percent who echo the president’s position and say the ACA debate has effectively concluded….

    Nearly nine in 10 respondents said that the health care law would be important to determining their vote, including 49 percent who said it would be very important. By comparison, only 28 percent said that immigration reform was “very important” to determining their vote, and 16 percent who said the same of male-female income disparity.

    Politico Poll Pie Chart May 2014 House Senate

    Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot.


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    kevino | May 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I agree with Henry Hawkins: I’m waiting for Speaker Boehner to propose amnesty, proving that there is no real difference between the republican establishment and the democratic establishment. The GOP-versus-DNC battles are mostly a sideshow so that people who aren’t paying attention don’t realize that there is only one party — the establishment party — and they want to run the country from Washington to benefit themselves and the rest of the country be damned.

    It’s government of the elite, by the elite, and for the elite.

    With a little luck, Boehner will suffer a terrible backlash from real conservatives, constitutionalists, and libertarians. Hopefully he’ll loose the Speakership and any leadership position in his party.

    The GOP will not shoot themselves in the foot: they will shoot themselves in the rear end. With any luck at all, they’ll hit Boehner in the head.

      Henry Hawkins in reply to kevino. | May 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      One minor problem. On this:

      “The GOP will not shoot themselves in the foot: they will shoot themselves in the rear end. With any luck at all, they’ll hit Boehner in the head.”

      I’m pretty sure there are no vital organs in Boehner’s head. Wasted shot.*

      [*All spoken in jest, dear NSA agents, contract employees, and snitches.]

    showtime8 | May 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    You mean that they have feet left to shoot?

      platypus in reply to showtime8. | May 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Well, each foot can be shot more than once, which is appropriate since the GOP never seems to learn from experience. Heck, the GOP probably thinks it’s the loud noise which causes the foot pain.

      Phillep Harding in reply to showtime8. | May 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      How long before they start working on their knee caps? Maybe /that/ will give them a clue?

    genes | May 20, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    It certainly doesn’t help when the party elite redistrict to remove two REPUBLICANS that happen to be a woman and a Black man, like they did in Florida. The party elite didn’t like the Conservatives that refused to pander to the dems when the elite told them to.

    “The alleged trade off that the GOP had with the Democrat Party was that they would redraw West out of Congress.”

    “changes made to the district of U.S. Rep.Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, to address “things the Speaker has said are important to him.” Adams was drawn into a district along with 10-term incumbent John Mica, R-Winter Park, who defeated her in the 2012 GOP primary.”
    With friends like these…

    Kevino (above) has it nailed in large part the establishment Repubs want Big Government as much as the Dems and only differ in that they want to be in charge.

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