Jim Hoft says:
Thanks Barack… Obama’s Record Deficits & Debt Will Likely Cause a Downgrade in the US Credit Rating
and provides this very telling chart:
Note the first year of the George W Bush Presidency, there was an accounting surplus. That was the year of 9-11, when Islamic terrorists did great economic damage to the US. The final 2 years of the GWB Presidency, Democrats held the majority in both Houses of Congress, but the 2007 Budget was written by the 2006 Republican Congress while the 2008 Budget was written by the 2007 Democrat Congress (and later modified by the 2008 Democrat Congress). Also note that it has been over 800 days since the last Budget that came out of the Harry Reid-run US Senate, and Harry Reid (D – NV) has declared he is not interested in putting forth a Budget.
Sarah Palin says it’s the spending, stupid (video format not supported by WordPress).
“ObamaDrama”, Obama’s fear-mongering, negotiating with Obama is negotiating with Jell-O.
On a related note, if you want the Fiscal Conservative base in your camp, it is a good idea to get a Sarah Palin endorsement. Hot Air commenter “unseen,” who often brings in relevant quotes to the comment sections, does so in spades in this regard.
U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson would beat incumbent Republican Rick Perry “in a landslide” if a primary for governor of Texas were held today, according to a North Carolina polling firm.
Public Policy Polling currently has Hutchinson at 56 percent, and Perry at 31 percent.
Read the polling memo here. Says PPP:
That 27% of likely Republican voters who have a dim view of Perry is obviously part of his problem. Those voters support Hutchison 85-8.
But they’re not necessarily the biggest thing that could keep him from nomination for another term. That’s because 47% of those surveyed have a positive opinion of both Hutchison and Perry, but within that group the Senator leads 49-33. When you have higher negatives than your opponent and lose out among your mutual admirers, that’s a recipe for defeat.
Hutchison leads Perry within every demographic group by race, gender, and age.
“Rick Perry is in grave danger of losing in the primary,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. “It’s partly because he’s worn out his welcome with a certain segment of the Republican electorate, but the even bigger reason is that Kay Bailey Hutchison is just a lot more popular than him. It would be hard for anyone to beat her in an election.”
Kay Bailey Hutchison garnered the George H W Bush endorsement.
Rick Perry garnered the Sarah Palin endorsement.
GHWB was not and is not a Reagan Republican, but he did ride Reagan’s legacy into the White House (and promptly lost it by divorcing himself from Reagan’s fiscal conservatism).
Sarah Palin is a Reagan Republican.
Barbara Bush, blue-blood that she is, said Sarah Palin should stay in Alaska.
While correlation is not necessarily causation, Perry (who was a well-known “Austerity Democrat” in the Texas Legislature during his early years) was trailing Hutchison badly before Palin weighed in. And Perry won that “divisive” Primary and went on to win re-election.