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2012 US Senate Election Results As They Come In

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/11/06

Welcome to Truth Before Dishonor’s version of live-blogging the US Senate election results. The current makeup of the US Senate is 47 Republicans, 51 Democrats, 1 Socialist (Bernie Sanders), 1 independent who caucuses with the Democrats. In case you haven’t noticed, it is my desire at Truth Before Dishonor to associate Democrats with the color of Liberalism and Socialism, and to return the Republicans to their color of blue. It wasn’t always the case that Republicans were red, as I explained in my article Obama Wins 2008, In All Likelihood Loses 2012. Who knows, maybe I can help set a trend in motion to reclaim the rightful colorings for their rightful owners.

As properly educated high school students of Government know, not all US Senators are up for election this year. Only roughly 1/3 of them are. And the US Senate (in combination with the US House of Representatives) is equivalent in importance as is the US Presidency, so saith the US Constitution. And, as the US Presidential election is absolutely critical this year, so too is the US Senate election.

Here is the list of states holding US Senate elections and the Real Clear Politics polling of likely outcomes (note Independents caucus with Democrats:

Safe Democrat seats:
Feinstein (D) California FOX News has called it for Feinstein
Cardin (D) Maryland FOX News has called it for Cardin
Gillibrand (D) New York FOX News has called it for Gillibrand
Sanders (Socialist) Vermont FOX News has called it for Sanders
Carper (D) Delaware FOX News has called it for Carper
Klobuchar (D) Minnesota FOX News has called it for Klobuchar
Whitehouse (D) Rhode Island FOX News calls it for Whitehouse

Likely Democrat seats:
Open (R) Maine (likely going Independent) FOX News has called it for Angus King
Open (D) Hawai’i
Stabenow (D) Michigan FOX News has called it for Stabenow
Menendez (D) New Jersey FOX News has called it for Menendez
Open (D) New Mexico
Cantwell (D) Washington FOX News has called it for Cantwell
Manchin (D) West Virginia FOX News has called it for Manchin

Leans Democrat seats:
Open (D) Connecticut FOX News has called it for Chris Murphy
Nelson (D) Florida FOX News has called it for Nelson
McCaskill (D) Missouri FOX News has called it for McCaskill
Brown (D) Ohio FOX News has called it for Brown
Casey (D) Pennsylvania FOX News has called it for Casey

Toss Ups:
Open (R) Indiana FOX News has called it for Donnelly
Brown (R) Massachusetts FOX News has called it for Elizabeth Warren
Tester (D) Montana
Heller (R) Nevada
Open (D) North Dakota
Open (D) Virginia FOX News has called it for Tim Kaine
Open (D) Wisconsin FOX News has called it for Tammy Baldwin

Leans Republican seats:
Open (R) Arizona
Open (D) Nebraska FOX News has called it for Deb Fischer

Safe Republican seats:
Wicker (R) Mississippi FOX News has called it for Wicker
Open (R) Texas FOX News has called it for Ted Cruz
Barrasso (R) Wyoming FOX News has called it for Barrasso
Corker (R) Tennessee FOX News has called it for Corker
Hatch (R) Utah FOX News has called it for Hatch

UPDATE 6:20pm Texas time: FOX News projects Socialist Bernie Sanders wins re-election as Vermont Senator.

UPDATE 8:40pm Texas time: I have unfortunately been unable to live-blog the Senate race like I wished, but I am updating the list above as I can.

UPDATE 10:05pm Texas time: With FOX News’ projection of Tim Kaine winning in Virginia, Democrats are projected to retain majority in the US Senate, while Republicans are projected to gain a larger majority in the US House.

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#TXSEN The Big Guns Come Out

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/07/26

DON’T DO THE DEW

VOTE TED CRUZ

Too sexually charged? Alright, try this one.

SLAY THE DC GORMAGON

WITH A CRUZ MISSILE

Too revolutionary? How about this, then?

CRUZIFY DEWHURST

Too violent? Okay, I give up.

Truth Before Dishonor endorsed Ted Cruz over all other candidates for US Senate (Texas) very early on, earlier than did Sarah Palin or most other notables. But Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Mark Levin all came out with early endorsements for Ted Cruz, while David Dewhurst, scuzzball that he is, tried to paint Ted Cruz as a commie-pinko-loving DC corruptocrat. Dewhurst used all manner of lies and misinformation to try to destroy Ted Cruz (the Chicago way) in a disgusting outburst of raw sewage.

David Dewhurst has tried to convince Texans that Ted Cruz is in bed with Communist China, a tool of the Chi-Coms. Ted Cruz. The son of a man who fled Cuba to get away from the Communist enslavement. Ted Cruz, who learned from his father that if the US fell, there would be no place on Earth to flee to. A ComSimp.


 

(You can read the entire transcript of Robert Stacy McCain’s exclusive interview from October 2011 I provided at the above link to The Other McCain.)

David Dewhurst has accused Ted Cruz of wrongfully siding with a Chinese Government owned company over an American company, destroying American jobs, and taking Chi-Com money to do it. It is disgustingly dishonest and intentionally deceptive, in order to try to convince the uninformed of a lie. That “American” company? The American who owns it pulled all of the manufacturing out of the US 20 years ago, moving it to Communist China! If any jobs were lost, those jobs would have been held by Chinese subjects of Communist tyranny, and not US citizens.

David Dewhurst claimed that Ted Cruz is bought and paid for — thus beholden to — DC insiders. Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Mark Levin. Washington insiders? Can David Dewhurst tell the truth at all about Ted Cruz? Who in their right minds would think Sarahcuda or The Great One would give their full support and their Star Power to a DC corruptocrat insider? Anyone? Anyone?

Why can’t David Dewhurst run on his record? Perhaps because his record stinks so bad that David Dewhurst is busily changing and scrubbing it. Dewhurst loudly and proudly advocated for full amnesty to all illegal aliens in Texas. And then, in a move many have proclaimed could be in violation of Texas Law, tried to have it stricken from the Official Record. Dewhurst pushed for a wage tax (that would be an income tax) for the income tax-free state of Texas, and has since tried to memory-hole that action. When a Sanctuary City bill (a bill that would eliminate all sanctuary cities in Texas — where illegals can run to and not fear deportation) was in the Texas Legislature, it was Dewhurst in his job as Lieutenant Governor who killed it, despite the overwhelming support for it. David Dewhurst’s record is abysmal for someone claiming to be the Conservative choice. That’s why the scuzzball cannot run on his record.

And David Dewhurst has gotten even more Dishonorable as the run-off election nears, and Dewhurst’s desperation begins to show full force. Many “in the know” have said that the race that was once supposed to be a coronation of the Republican Lieutenant Governor (who nearly got 50 percent of the vote in the Primary, which would have prevented a run-off) is now Ted Cruz’s to lose. So what does David Dewhurst do? He runs out and creates a totally dishonest sock puppet. From Twitchy.com on July 7:

While Cruz maintains an active Twitter presence, Dewhurst’s personal Twitter account has been silent for more than a week and his official campaign account has tweeted just four times in the last eight days. Maybe that’s because Team Dewhurst is more focused on duping voters through misleading social media practices.

Blogger Kemberlee Kaye discovered that “TXSen Fact Checker,” a supposedly objective Twitter account “dedicated to fact-checking the claims in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas,” is actually a Dewhurst for Texas project.

All links go to a tumblr account with a matching name, txsenfactcheck.com which has a similar description as the twitter, “a microsite dedicated to fact-checking the claims in the race for U.S. Senate in Texas, launched to separate fact from fiction in the constant information flow concerning the July 31st run-off.” Once again, no mention of candidate affiliation, that is until you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page where, “Paid for by Dewhurst for Texas” appears in tiny print.

The Twitter bio for @TXSenFactCheck does not disclose the account’s affiliation with the Dewhurst campaign.

So are we clear on this yet? David Dewhurst is Dishonoring himself with his wholly dishonest attacks and his sockpuppetry in order to try to destroy Ted Cruz’s good name.

And the BIG GUNS have come out. In a very big way. Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint are going to a Ted Cruz rally in Houston on Friday. Glenn Beck will be at a Ted Cruz rally in Dallas on Thursday. Rick Santorum will be pounding the Texas pavement with Ted Cruz this weekend. Rand Paul is coming down to Texas to stump for Ted Cruz. Tea Party Express is all-in for Ted Cruz.

When you have powerhouse names in the Constitutional Conservative movement going all-in in support of Ted Cruz, how is a dishonest schemer such as David Dewhurst supposed to paint Cruz as a RINO ComSimp DC insider and it actually, you know, stick? Only with the uneducated will Dewhurst’s dishonest attacks work.

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Claire McCaskill Given Seven Months To Vacate Premises

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/06/08

The new polls are out and, like the previous polls, Claire McCaskill’s life in the US Senate is over. I don’t see any way McCaskill can win, short of massive vote fraud (and it is common knowledge that Republicans have to win by greater than the margin of Democrat fraud). The Republican Primaries have not taken place in Missouri yet, but Claire McCaskill trails all three Republicans by a large margin.

Incumbency is the closest thing to a man-made perpetual motion machine. Once a politician becomes an incumbent trying to get re-elected to the same office, the chances of that politician winning go up by large margins. At the same time, a poll’s undecided voters, by the very nature of being undecided with an incumbent running, tend to break hard for the challenger. The benefit of incumbency means the people already know your name (and some even know what you’re about), thus “undecided” is not where the incumbent finds his or her voters. This is why an incumbent who polls below 50 percent, even when leading a poll, is said to be at risk of losing.

And Claire McCaskill is having a difficult time staying above 40 percent, in fact falling below 40 percent against one of the three Republican challengers. While those numbers for the Democrat Senatrix are worrisome enough for Democrats, it is the numbers for the three Republican challengers that is the cinch-knot. Each of the three Republicans hit the 50 percent mark against the Incumbent Democrat.

Sarah Steelman (whom I am leaning toward endorsing) leads McCaskill 51 to 39, with 7 percent undecided.
John Brunner has a 51 to 41 lead, with 6 percent undecided.
Claire McCaskill has her best shot against Todd Akin, trailing the Republican 50 to 42 with 7 percent undecided.

As I said, incumbency has a decided advantage, but that advantage was already used before the undecideds get around to deciding. So McCaskill is roughly at her ceiling, especially when considering all three of the Republicans hoping to challenge her have already broken through the 50 percent mark.

So, Claire, you have seven months to vacate your DC office.

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The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/17

The 36-year Indiana US Senator who hasn’t lived in Indiana in 36 years lost to a Conservative grass-roots supported challenger.
The Establishment candidate in the Cornhusker State lost to a TEA Party supported challenger.
Orrin Hatch, the lifetime member of the US Senate out of Utah, could not garner enough Establishment support in the Caucus to defeat his grass-roots Conservative opponent and must now face that opponent in a grass-roots Primary.
After spending tens of millions of dollars per year for each of 2010, 2011, 2012, the Democrat-loved Socialist Union thug campaign up in Wisconsin is headed for another resouding defeat, wiping out multiple tens of millions of dollars they could have had available to fight in other, more winnable, places.
Ted Cruz is looking like he’ll defeat his Establishment opponent (who’s busily lying about Ted Cruz’s record).

The US Senate will, without doubt, be far more Republican than it now is.
The Republican wing of the US Senate will, without doubt, be far more Conservative than it now is.
The Republican wing of the US House will, without doubt, be more Conservative than it now is.

Democrats and Ruling Class Republicans alike (sorry for that redundancy, folks) will be crying in their beers (and forsaking their Ted Kennedy waitress sandwiches) come the day after the November elections.

But for the US overall, The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades.

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Irrelevant Sarah Palin Endorses Third Place Candidate

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/16

And third place candidate wins.

To the chagrin of the Ruling Class Republicans.

Deb Fischer was in third place, 16 points behind the front-runner establishment-picked candidate. Jim DeMint endorsed the other non-establishment Conservative candidate, who was in second place and finished a dismal third place. Sarah Palin endorsed Deb Fischer, who went from 16 points down to winning by 5 points. Not bad for an irrelevant person’s endorsement, eh?

Oh, and immediately after Deb Fischer won the Primary over the Establishment Candidate, Jim DeMint endorsed her. No dilly dallying around. No sour grapes. No nothing. He was happy to endorse Deb Fischer with his Conservative endorsement.

What does a Sarah Palin endorsement mean? If you read the comment section at the above link, you will find out exactly what it means. Cornhuskers who were considering voting for someone other than Fischer heard of Palin’s endorsement. That meant they needed to do research. It did not mean they had to mindlessly vote for “Palin’s Pick”. And, upon doing their research, they found Deb Fischer to be just what the doctor ordered.

Make no mistake, the Republican Primary in the Cornhusker State was the NCAA Finals. The General Election is just a formality as the Democrat stands no chance to win in the strongly Conservative state of Nebraska, especially after the Cornhusker Kickback destroyed the current Democrat Senator so much so that he had to “retire” and get a carpet-bagging replacement for himself on the Democrat ticket. Immediately after Deb Fischer won the Republican Primary, she was declared by PPP (a Democrat polling outfit) to be a 10 point favorite over Kerrey, a 12-year New York State resident who moved to Nebraska specifically to run as the Democrat replacement for the Cornhusker Kickback bribe-taker (who cannot even go to a pizzaria without getting booed out of the place).

You know who this helps? Ted Cruz of Texas. Yes, the irrelevant Sarah Palin, whose endorsements cause people to research and then vote for her endorsements, has endorsed Ted Cruz over some cat named Lt Gov Dewhurst. And Dewhurst’s dishonest smears of Ted Cruz are all over Conservative radio in Texas. I know. I live in Texas and I listen to Conservative talk radio on my way to and from work.

Rick Perry has endorsed David Dewhurst. Sarah Palin has endorsed Ted Cruz. Rick Perry was in danger of losing his Republican Primary bid for Governor to squishy Kay Bailey Hutchison until Sarah Palin rode in on her white horse and endorsed Rick Perry. Now, their competing endorsements will tell a tale. Having endorsed Ted Cruz long before Sarah Palin did, I welcome Sarahcuda’s endorsement of my candidate of choice. And I expect Mama Grizzly will have more pull in the great state of Texas than Texas’ own Republican Governor Perry.

So much for the “Sarah Palin is irrelevant” meme. But it’s also more proof that the Conservative use of “social media” is shaking things up in national politics, and especially harming the Ruling Class elitist Republicans.

Attention SC Senator Grahamnesty:

Be afraid. Be very afraid. We’re coming for YOU! Your stupid claim that the TEA Party was short-lived and irrelevant will come back and bite you in the arse, come 2014. You will be Primaried out of office (unless you “retire” first).

UPDATE: Robert Stacy McCain weighs in with an epic smack-down of some stupid dumb-arse.

The first sentence of this story about the GOP Senate primary by Josh Lederman in the Hill absurdly portrays state Sen. Deb Fischer’s victory over Nebraska State Attorney General Jon Bruning as “dealing a blow to both the Republican establishment and the Tea Party.”

This is stupid. If the Republican establishment loses to a candidate backed by both Sarah Palin and Herman Cain, of course the Tea Party wins. What else could explain it?

And Sarah Palin congratulates Deb Fischer on her victory.

Congratulations to Deb Fischer

by Sarah Palin on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 9:35pm ·

As recently as a week ago, Deb Fischer was dismissed by the establishment. Why? Because she is not part of the good old boys’ permanent political class. The message from the people of Nebraska is simple and powerful: America is looking for real change in Washington, and commonsense conservatives like Deb Fischer represent that change. I applaud Moms like Deb Fischer who are bold enough to step up and run on a conservative platform to restore America and protect our children’s future. Congratulations to the people of Nebraska. As the Huskers’ fight song goes: “The eyes of the land, upon every hand, are looking at you. Fight on for victory!”

– Sarah Palin

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The TEA Party Absolutely Crushes Dick Lugar

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/05/08

Absolutely crushes. As in absolutely. As in an absolute, undeniable mandate. As in Dick Lugar, we don’t want you — at all. As in that absolutely.

Richard Mourdock won an amazingly unexpected, crushing, overwhelming victory over a 6-term incumbent Senator. And this in a Primary and not the General election. Those of Lugar’s own Party affiliation threw him out. They were fed up with his complete disregard for the people, with whom he had chosen not to live more than 30 years ago. Professor Jacobson put it this way:

It was a blow out, more than anyone expected. At latest count it looks like a 20 point win.

The Lonely Conservative had this to say:

Even if Lugar wasn’t such a squishy RINO, he’s been in Washington, DC long enough. Time for some new blood. Congratulations to Richard Mourdock and good luck.

As my most recent article showed, the LameStream Media and Democrats all over DC and the LameStream-o-sphere had declared a TEA Party victory over Dick RINO Lugar only meant a greater chance for a Democrat victory in Indiana. Well, busy Socialist scribes, what have you to say now that Lugar got beat like a bunch of egg whites in preparation for meringue?

From an AP article:

Some Indianapolis voters who weighed in at a southeast side polling station before work Tuesday said they felt it was time for a change in Washington and agreed with tea party activists on those and other issues.

Chris Creech, 27, a systems administrator at an insurance company, said he voted for Lugar in past elections but voted for Mourdock in this year’s GOP primary because he felt Lugar had become too liberal.

“I just think Lugar has become less conservative over the years and I think it’s time for someone new,” he said after voting at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Maurice Whittemore, 50, a state employee and registered Republican, said he had respected Lugar’s knowledge on defense issue but felt he had become too willing to compromise on legislation before the Senate.

“He’s from the old school, where they like to compromise. And compromise is OK except when you’re doing it and you know you’re not going to get anything in return but are just hoping you will,” Whittemore said.

Dick Lugar, the absolute squish without a backbone but supported by all the wrong people, went down in an abysmal defeat. It was an absolute bone-shattering defeat (which is more severe than a mere bone-crushing defeat). Those who say the TEA Party is nuttin need to re-evaluate. The TEA Party did this. We The People did this. The Ruling Class Republicans just got diaper rash today. And the Democrats and their scribes are spinning like a dreidel, hoping beyond hope to come up with a plausible explanation why the outcome is favorable to someone who is far to the Left of the absolute squish Lugar in a Republican-dominated State. But the dreidel spinning will be of no use, since Providence is not with the Socialists who currently run the US and hate Israel. No use at all.

A crushing defeat of a RINO-tastic 36-year sitting Senator… during a Primary. Glory be.

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1984

Posted by Yorkshire on 2012/02/10

Personal note, the book was published a week and a few days after I was born, FWIW. I read this in High School (mid 60′s) and saw it was alive and well in the Communist Countries. Then later on it seemed to creep into western Europe and kept moving westward to here. As far as the term “New Speak”, well call that POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. As far as eternal Wars, in one way or another it’s been all my life. When one hot spot was quelled, another showed up. If the wars didn’t include us, there were more than enough to fill in before we got activated again. During Viet-Nam, I was A+ on the Draft list. Escaped that by being in the reserves. Johnson assured us of fill-ins with the war on drugs. The Muddled East has provided non-stop action along with Africa.

The the king of all American wars since the book was written is the never ending war on terror. Now what do we have, street surveillence, traffic cams (double duty), Computerization of health records, an enemy’s list, practically strip searches at airports, this monstrosity of government healthcare to control us, recording of license plates to track our moves, about 100 federal police agencies, spying domestic and foreign, reading of emails and blogs. What’s next?

Nineteen Eighty-Four

(first published in 1949) by George Orwell is a dystopian novel about Oceania, a society ruled by the oligarchical dictatorship of the Party. Life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control, accomplished with a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (Ingsoc), which is administrated by a privileged Inner Party elite.

Yet they too are subordinated to the totalitarian cult of personality of Big Brother, the deified Party leader who rules with a philosophy that decries individuality and reason as thoughtcrimes; thus the people of Oceania are subordinated to a supposed collective greater good. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party who works for the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. His job is to re-write past newspaper articles so that the historical record is congruent with the current party ideology. Because of the childhood trauma of the destruction of his family — the disappearances of his parents and sister — Winston Smith secretly hates the Party, and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother.

As literary political fiction and as dystopian science-fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic novel in content, plot, and style. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, and memory hole, have become contemporary vernacular since its publication in 1949. Moreover, Nineteen Eighty-Four popularised the adjective Orwellian, which refers to official deception, secret surveillance, and manipulation of the past in service to a totalitarian or manipulative political agenda.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

Note: This started as a response to a post, but it grew.

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US Senate Endorsements

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/12/11

Truth Before Dishonor is proud to officially endorse Ted Cruz for US Senate from Texas and Jamie Radtke for US Senate from Virginia. Both will work hard to support a common sense Constitutional Conservative cause in the US Senate and help bring us back in line with the Constitution after years of the US Government betraying our Constitution.

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RS McCain Interviews US Senate Candidate Ted Cruz (R – TX)

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/10/08

RS McCain had an exclusive interview with former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R), who is running in the Primary for the US Senate seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison (R – TX), at the Values Voter Summit.

Since RS McCain was very busy with the Summit and catching people to interview, he requested his readers to transcribe a couple of his interviews for him, which I was only too happy to do on this one.

McCain: We’re here at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC, with Ted Cruz, former Solicitor-General of Texas. How are you today, Mr Cruz?

Cruz: Doing fantastic, Robert.

McCain: And I understand you’re running for Senate.

Cruz: I am, running for US Senate in Texas, and we have seen some incredible momentum and excitement. We’ve really seen Conservatives across the state of Texas and nationally uniting behind our campaign.

McCain: And as some people have compared you to Marco Rubio, as the “Marco Rubio of Texas”, you are yourself also Cuban.

Cruz: Well, that’s right. And that’s an incredibly kind comparison. Marco and I share a very similar personal story, which is that my dad is from Cuba, he was born there, he grew up there, and he was imprisoned and tortured in Cuba as a teenager when he was 17. And he fled Cuba, he came to the United States. When he was 18, he showed up in Austin. Had no money, didn’t speak English, had 100 dollars sewn into his underwear, and he went and got a job as a dishwasher making 50 cents an hour. And he worked 7 days a week and he paid his way through school at the University of Texas. And I’ll tell you, Robert, when I was a kid my dad used to say to me all the time, “when we faced depression in Cuba, I had a place to flee to. If we lose our freedom here, where do we go?” And there’s no question that better explains why it is I’m running for Senate than that question right there.

McCain: And so your website is?

Cruz: It’s tedcruz.org. Tedcruz.org and we’re also on FaceBook. We’ve got over 64,000 supporters on FaceBook nationwide. What we are doing is building a Conservative TEA Party Army all across Texas and all across the country. And we have seen tremendous support. Just this week, National Review magazine made the very generous decision to put our campaign on the cover of the magazine. And I’ll tell you, Robert, the last US Senate candidate who they put on the cover was Marco Rubio almost exactly two years ago. And it worked out pretty well the last time. I hope we see the same result here.

McCain: Alright, well good luck to you, Ted Cruz. That’s tedcruz.org.

Cruz: That’s it.

McCain: Alright, thank you.

RS McCain is definitely in Cruz’ corner, as is Senator Jim DeMint. Jazz Shaw at Hot Air (who linked to RS McCain’s interview and quoted part of my transcription (woohoo)) seems to think Cruz may well be a strong Republican up-and-comer. And Instapundit thought well enough of the Ted Cruz interview that he gave RS McCain an Instalanche.

As Jazz Shaw said, “It’s probably worth your time to check him out.” And I believe I have found who I will be voting for in the US Senate Primary in Texas next year.

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Obama “Jobs” Bill Fails Sniff Test With Senate Democrats

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/14

That’s right, folks, the Leftist slush fund and class warfare pandering bill Obama introduced and is touting is getting blasted by Senate Democrats who don’t have to worry about the 2012 elections. Let me say that again. Senate Democrats who don’t have to worry about getting their electorate to vote for them are saying “no” to Barack Obama.

Ed Morrissey quotes Pollutico (and since I don’t link to Pollutico, you’ll have to follow the link to the Hot Air story to find the Pollutico link):

As he demands Congress quickly approve his ambitious proposal aimed at reviving the sagging economy, many Democrats on Capitol Hill appear far from sold that the president has the right antidote to spur major job growth and turn around their party’s political fortunes.

“Terrible,” Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) told POLITICO when asked about the president’s ideas for how to pay for the $450 billion price tag. “We shouldn’t increase taxes on ordinary income. … There are other ways to get there.”

“That offset is not going to fly, and he should know that,” said Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu from the energy-producing Louisiana, referring to Obama’s elimination of oil and gas subsidies. “Maybe it’s just for his election, which I hope isn’t the case.”

“I think the best jobs bill that can be passed is a comprehensive long-term deficit-reduction plan,” said Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), discussing proposals to slash the debt by $4 trillion by overhauling entitlement programs and raising revenue through tax reforms. “That’s better than everything else the president is talking about — combined.”

And those are just the moderates in the party. Some liberals also have concerns.

Let’s be perfectly clear, shall we? Barack Obama never expected his “jobs” bill to ever get through the Republican-controlled House. In fact, Obama depended on it not getting through the House, so he could continue to blame the “obstructionist” Republicans for his abysmal failure. But a funny thing happened on the way to his deceitful campaign propaganda. Sane Democrats stood up to loudly reject his radical Leftist agenda.

This bodes well for Republicans and the US for the 2012 elections and the direction of the nation. But it also bodes well long-term.

Like a song sung simultaneously with two opposing sets of lyrics, Obama’s agenda and speeches and actions, when combined with the TEA Party movement’s agenda and actions, makes for beautiful music. Obama’s complete radicalization is being rejected even by Democrats and the Ruling Class Republicans’ spineless ever leftward shifting “go along, get along” garbage is being rejected by We the People. And the nation begins to recover and heal.

Contrary to the Democrat leadership and the mainstream media (same thing), the Republicans have not been shifting ever rightward since Reagan. Rather, it’s the Democrat Party that has been radicalizing since the JFK days. This is not your daddy’s Democrat Party. It is something completely alien, something completely radicalized.

Reagan moved the Republicans to the right, closer to where they should’ve been and once were. But then came George H W Bush, who rejected the Conservative Reagan Republican Caucus (while simultaneously coat-tailing it into the White House). Reagan’s shifting of the Republican Party to the right and the powerful electoral victories pushed the Democrat Party to the left as conservative Democrats migrated to the Republican Party. But as the elder Bush and the Statist Republicans worked to retake control of the Republican Party and shift it leftward again, the Republicans lost strength in Congress and lost the White House. And the Democrats continued their leftward shift.

Bill Clinton’s overreach caused the Republican wave of 1994 as once again the Republican Party shifted to the right, but not as far to the right as during Reagan. And many moderate Democrats switched over to the Republican Party. The combination of historic electoral losses and sizable numbers of defections caused the Democrat Party to lurch leftward. But the Ruling Class Republicans refused to take advantage.

George W Bush, with major help from Karl Rove, worked tirelessly to dismantle the remnants of the Reagan Republican Caucus as, once again, the Republican Party jumped to the left to fill in the void left by the leftward-lurching Democrats. And George W Bush cost the Republicans many seats in Congress during his tenure as a result. As ever consistent, the Democrat leadership continued its radicalization of the Democrat Party.

Enter 2008, with the most radical Leftist to ever win a major party nomination becoming President. And the radicalization of the Congress accelerated to new extremes. Suddenly, the people stood up and shouted “NO MORE!!” But the radical Leftists Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Barack Obama, Charles Schumer, Rahm Emanuel and the rest of the Democrat leadership refused to listen to the people. Many of the radical Leftist Democrat leadership even mocked the people.

And 2010 happened, with the most sweeping rejection of Democrats at the polls since the 1930s. Unlike the 1994 Republican wave, where Bill Clinton changed course and co-opted Republican agenda items for himself, Barack Obama and the radicalized Democrat leadership continued on in its radical Left agenda. So, unlike 1996, where the people thought the Democrats were sane, the build-up to 2012 is seeing continued decay in the Democrat Party and continued outcry from the people and a continued growth in Conservatism in the US.

What do I see for the 2012 election? I see further big gains for Conservatives and Republicans. I see a further weakening of the Ruling Class Republicans within the Republican Caucus. I see a much further radicalization of the Democrat leadership as even more left of center Democrats lose elections, leaving, for the most part, only the most radical of Leftist Democrats in office. And I see the US healing from the wounds caused by the radical Left.

But beyond 2012 is the real question. As the NY-9 special election showed, where Bob Turner’s campaign was directed at sending Barack Obama a message, a great many Democrat voters are beginning to see their Democrat Party radicalized and are beginning to reject it. The question, after 2012, is will the Democrat everyman retake control of the party from the radicals running it into the ground, or will the Democrat Party become ever further radicalized into Socialism and thus relegated to a permanent minority party as the Republicans were for over 50 years of the 20th century? I would like to think the saner Democrats would wrest control of their party away from the radicals in charge now. But time will tell.

Regardless, Obama/Reid/Pelosi have done a great service to the country. They have awakened the country to the extreme radicalization of the Democrat party and the extreme radical agenda being pushed down the people’s throats in direct opposition to the people’s wishes. They have also awakened the country to the destruction caused by the Ruling Class Republicans. Sometimes, a body needs a good swift Gibbs head-slap to realize the dangers of current events, and that’s exactly what Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman-Schultz have done.

The future is indeed bright for the country.

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Obama Polling Crash Adds To 2012 Perfect Storm

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/09/08

I previously reported on Obama’s record low polling in the NBC/Wall Street Journal and ABC/Washington Post polls, and dug into the NBC/WSJ poll to show the demographics favoring Obama and the Democrats, which meant Obama’s record underwater level was actually worse than the poll showed. Last night’s Hot Air Quotes of the Day just added to the devastating polling details.

The most recent Gallup poll, which also showed record low, underwater polling for Obama, has major bad news for the Democrats. Gallup’s month-to-month ratings showed Obama reaching new record lows in August among overall at 41 percent, Hispanics at 48 percent, and Whites at 33 percent, while tying his record low among Blacks at 84 percent.

While the Black approval rating has only dropped 8 points from its high of 92 in February 2009, the decline among Hispanics and Whites has been precipitous, with the Hispanic approval dropping 27 points from its February 2009 rating of 75 and 34 points from its high of 82 later in 2009, and White approval dropping 25 points from its February 2009 approval high of 58. What does this mean for Obama, and more importantly, for Democrats overall? In short, it means trouble and in a major way.

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Does CCB Have Life?

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2011/08/08

As the US Senate “tabled” the US House “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill that met Standard & Poor’s requirements to maintain AAA credit rating on a strictly party-line vote and elected to pass a very weak-sauce bill that did not meat Standard & Poor’s requirements, Standard & Poor’s did what they said they’d do: Lower the US credit rating. And of course, the Democrat loudmouths went all over the airwaves bawling their little heads off about the “terrorist” TEA Party who “held our country hostage”. They also bawled their little heads off at the meanie Standard & Poor’s who tax cheat “TurboTax” Tim Geithner claimed didn’t understand Federal Budgeting. (Irony meter got shattered on that one.)

That’s not going to change the credit rating. But passing CCB very well could. The Sundries Shack (HT The Other McCain) examined a CNN/ORC poll that came out during the dust-up — the same poll the Democrats were using to claim the majority of Americans support tax increases. Except CCB had much broader support than the tax increase idea.

[W]hen you get into the demographic breakdowns — where the poll shows you what people of different races, genders, income levels, and political affiliations felt about the plans — you find that only the Cut, Cap, and Balance plan enjoys majority support from every single group.

Now, go back and read Question 23 again, then look at the percentages by group of people who favor that approach.

Men: 67%; Women: 66%
White: 69%; Non-White: 63%
18-34 Year Olds: 64%; 35-49 Year Olds: 70%; 50-64 Year Olds: 62%; 65+ Year Olds: 73%
Under 50: 67%; 50 and Older: 67%
(Yearly earnings) Under $50,000: 73%; (Yearly earnings) Over $50,000: 63%
No College: 76%; Attended College: 60%
Democrat: 64%; Independent: 65%; Republican: 73%
Conservative: 77%; Moderate: 65%; Liberal: 53%
Northeast: 65%; Midwest: 61%; South: 71%; West: 68%
Urban: 66%; Suburban: 65%; Rural: 73%
Tea Party Supporters: 74%; Tea Party Neutral: 74%; Tea Party Opposed: 53%

I know those numbers can be a bit dizzying, grouped together like that. Notice, though, that none of them — not a single one — is less than 50% and only 2 of the 29 are under 60%. What those numbers say very clearly is America supports “Cap, Cut, and Balance”, man or woman, rich or poor, young or old, Democrat or Republican, Tea Party or not. No matter where you go around the country, no matter who you ask, you are more likely to find someone who wants Congress to cut the size of government, put real caps on government spending, and pass an effective and simple Balanced Budget Amendment than not. Even the most ardent progressives, those who identify themselves as liberal and opposed to the Tea Parties and the people to whom the White House Goon Squad spoke directly on all the talk shows today, support the “extremist” plan pushed by the Tea Parties.

CNN is responsible for the poll that shows every side of the issue, every demographic, shows majority support for CCB. This wasn’t some TEA Party poll; it was a Left-leaning CNN poll. And blasting the TEA Party did so well in 2010… Now, blasting experts in the world of credit, too? When the majority of Democrats, Liberals, TEA Party opponents, poor, young, old all support the CCB deal that would’ve prevented the downgrade? I got a (NSFW) suggestion for you.

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