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Obama: Historic Defeat Shows Americans Want More of My Deeply Unpopular Policies or something by American Elephant
November 3, 2010, 2:19 pm
Filed under: Election 2010, Health Care, News, Politics, Progressivism | Tags: , ,

Obama before the election: Oh yeah, this election is a referendum on my agenda:

“My name may not be on the ballot, but our agenda for moving forward is on the ballot, and I need everybody to turn out,” Obama said Tuesday afternoon during an appearance on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show.

Obama after the election: Biggest defeat in 70 years proves Americans love my policies and want to step on the gas! :

“We’d be misreading the election if we thought the American people want to see us, for the next two years, relitigate arguments we had over the last two years,” Obama said when asked about Republican promises to dismantle the health-care legislation.

…When he was reminded that one in two voters said they opposed the health-care bill, Obama shot back that the statistic “also means one out of two voters thinks it was the right thing to do.”

…He said that his policies had made the economy better, but that “clearly too many Americans haven’t felt that progress yet, and they told us that yesterday.”

Now, of course it’s a complete lie that one out of two voters approve of Obamacare. The truth is that 58%  of likely voters, just two days ago, said they favor complete repeal of Obamacare (keep in mind, Obama only won the presidency with 53%) and only 36% oppose repeal.

That’s a mandate. And Obama cannot make it go away with his silver-tongued lies.



And Just One More by The Elephant's Child

(h/t: Bookworm Room)



One Last Reminder of Why You Should Vote Tuesday! by The Elephant's Child


I keep swearing that I’m not going to post another video, and then I find one so utterly delicious that I cannot resist. The Congressman who was afraid that Guam might tip over if we sent more troops is not alone. It takes a special dose of elitism to be so utterly obtuse.
(h/t: Bookworm Room)



BE the Wave! by American Elephant
November 1, 2010, 3:34 pm
Filed under: Election 2010, Politics | Tags: , , , ,

Thanks for the link Ace! Welcome Morons!

Even though it’s a commercial for an entirely unrelated product, the visual seems deliciously appropriate. (Plus, it has a good beat and I can dance to it!)

But while everyone is talking about how big Republican victories are going to be, ASSUME NOTHING! Especially if you are in what is usually considered a “blue state”. Reports show that Democrats in blue states are turning out to vote in large numbers, hoping to prevent big Republican gains. Our Washington State Secretary of State for example (one of the only statewide elected Republicans), is predicting record turnout, not just because Republicans are enthused, but because Democrats in this blue state want to be a firewall.

I imagine the same thing is going on in other blue states.

So no matter what you do, DO NOT FAIL to vote. Don’t assume it’s in the bag and that you can skip going to the polls or mailing your ballot in because you’re busy, or because it’s raining and you think your vote isn’t needed. it IS! Indeed, get on the phone and call your friends in blue states, and make sure they vote.

Cynical, crotchety skepticism is your friend!

Republicans not only need to win, but  need to win by more than the margin of fraud. And Democrat election fraud is very real. Just ask Dino Rossi, who won the Washington State governor’s race in the first count, the second count, only to have it stolen from him by King County who kept “finding” (read: manufacturing) additional ballots until they had enough for the Democrat to “win”. Same thing happened with Norm Coleman and Al Franken.

Another sobering thought…every vote in states that vote by mail is first handled by unsupervised SEIU Union members before it ever gets to the precinct — postal workers. You know SEIU — Obama’s purple shirted thugs — the ones that have been beating, roughing up and intimidating conservative citizens from coast to coast. The group that has spent millions to elect Democrats. The group that is pushing to get RID of secret ballots in union negotiations so they can intimidate people into voting to unionize.

Makes me feel real safe about vote by mail!

IF you vote by mail, contact your county elections office to verify that your ballot was received and counted. (For example: King County, WA residents can track their ballots here.)

So, no, this election is NOT in the bag. VOTE and call everyone you know, especially your friends and family in states with close elections, and make sure they vote too.

BE the wave!



Some Very Smart Words From a Pollster: by The Elephant's Child

I’m tired of polls, and I bet you are too.  (That doesn’t mean that I’m not going to read any more).  But Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports had some smart things to say in a piece in the Wall Street Journal this morning.  He said:

Voters today want hope and change every bit as much as in 2008.  But most have come to recognize that if we have to rely on politicians for the change, there is no hope.  At the same time, Americans instinctively understand that if we can unleash the collective wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.

In this environment, it would be wise for all Republicans to remember that their team didn’t win, the other team lost.  Heading into 2012, voters remain ready to vote against the party in power unless they are given a reason not to do so.

Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don’t want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center.  They want someone in Washington who understands that the American people want to govern themselves. (emphasis added)



Jon Stewart’s White-Youth Rally by American Elephant

White liberals, like those at the all-white MSNBC,  have been desperately attempting for months to smear the Tea Party as “racist” despite the fact that many Tea Party leaders, speakers, participants and Tea Party backed candidates are themselves minorities. Indeed, the propagandists at MSNBC even went so far as to claim that a man protesting Obamacare carrying a rifle over his shoulder and a handgun holstered on his hip was evidence of the racist nature of those who oppose the Obama agenda, while cropping the man’s head and hands out of the shot so their misinformed audience could not see that the armed Obama protester was a BLACK man.

So it is with particularly schadenfreudistic glee that I report not only how monochromatically WHITE the audience was at Jon Stewart’s White-Hipster-Youth Rally, but that in addition to being much less diverse than Glenn Beck’s rally, this great “progressive” show of force, was only a small fraction of the size of Beck’s rally. Considering how much they loathe Beck, and how desperately they were hoping to show him up — that’s really gotta sting.

Heh.

Now, to be fair, there were at least a handful of minorities at the rally. Perhaps even a dozen or so. If you look very carefully at the Continue reading



Sarah Palin Slams Sleezy Murkawitz by American Elephant
October 29, 2010, 10:13 pm
Filed under: Election 2010, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Yeah, yeah, you know who I mean. She Who Shall Not Be Named. I’m certainly not going to help people spell her name right. Besides, it fits.

Bout time Sarah! My only question, where’s this been hiding?

Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski’s hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan’s show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.” The station, unlike Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air.

Does all this sound heavy handed? It is. It is an interference with Dan Fagan’s constitutional right to free speech. It is also a shocking indictment against Lisa Murkowski. How low will she go to hold onto power? First, she gets the Division of Elections to change its write-in process – a process that Judge Pfiffner correctly determined had been in place without change for 50 years. She is accepting financial support from federal contractors, an act that is highly questionable and now pending before the FEC. And today, she played her last card. She made it clear that if you disagree with her and encourage others to exercise their civic rights, she’ll take you off the air. [read the rest]

Sore loser, self-entitled, princess Skeezy Mercury is precisely the type of politician that Americans need to flush out of congress: people who put power before principles, hell, people who don’t have any principles to put first to begin with. This race is unfortunately close. Help defeat She Who Must Not Be Named by giving what you can to Joe Miller, or volunteering (from wherever you are). This race represents exactly the kind of change the Republican party needs to make!

(h/t HotAir)



Dino Rossi Heads for Home Plate by American Elephant
October 28, 2010, 9:12 am
Filed under: Election 2010, Politics | Tags: , ,

Nice ad. Reasonable, personable, issue-oriented, non-threatening — this will play well with my fellow wimpy Washingtonians. Truth be told, deep down, they want to vote for Rossi, but voters in this matriarchal state instinctively scurry back into their hidy holes and back under their mossy rocks at the first whiff of anything even remotely resembling testosterone. That’s why mellow Mr. Rossi is the perfect fit, and why it looks like he could well defeat Patty Murray next Tuesday  — if everything goes just right.

That’s where Dino can use your help. We need to get every available Rossi supporter to turn in their ballots on time. (We have statewide mail-in voting.) You can help defeat the dumbest Democrat rubber-stamp in the Senate, Patty Murray, by contributing or volunteering for Dino Rossi today.



Desperate Democrats Cheating from Coast to Coast by American Elephant

From massive registration fraud, to disenfranchising military votes, to backing spoiler candidates and more, Democrats are pulling every dirty trick they can think of to hold on to as many seats as possible. And these are just the stories we know about. Vote fraud is inherently difficult to catch, so if we are hearing about this many cases already, you can bet there is a great deal more fraud going undiscovered.

This is why we all need to volunteer to help get out the Republican vote. It’s very simple: we need to get SO many Republicans out to vote, that there simply aren’t any close elections. It’s the close elections that Democrats try to steal. Just ask George Bush, Dino Rossi or Norm Coleman. We can’t just win, we have to win by more than the margin of fraud.

You can volunteer to help your Republican candidate, or (if your local race isn’t competitive) OTHER vulnerable Republican candidates by going here, or by calling your local GOP.  Volunteering is extremely easy. They give you a script, and tell you everything you need to do. Most campaigns are looking for people to call Republican voters and remind them to get their ballots in, go door to door at houses they have pegged as likely Republican leaners to ask if they plan to vote, and they are looking for people to poll watch on election day to prevent/record/and object to Democrat cheating.

A HUGE hat tip to Michelle Malkin, Gateway Pundit, and Hot Air for finding the vast majority of these stories. I just wanted to put them all together in one place. I will try to update this post as new stories come in. Be sure to send us tips if you see stories that aren’t reported here.

Nevada:

Florida:

Colorado:

  • SEIU and Mi Familia Vota caught in attempt to turn in 6,000 fraudulent voter registrations.

Arizona:

Washington:

  • Illegal aliens canvassing across state  for Patty Murray and Democrats . (ACORN was previously convicted in Washington for committing the worst case of registration fraud in state history. And heavily Democrat King County has been a regular source of corrupt shenanigans from disenfranchising military ballots, to disenfranchising voters in Republican leaning districts, to “finding” hundreds of previously uncounted and in some cases unsecured ballots to steal the gubernatorial race from Dino Rossi after he won the first two counts.)

New York:

Michigan:

Texas:

Kentucky:

Illinois:

Ohio:

Pennsylvania:

North Carolina:

California:

New Jersey:

Missouri:

Update: Pajamas Media has started a Vote Fraud Watch with a primer by an election law expert on what to watch for.



How ObamaCare Kills Jobs. by The Elephant's Child

Senators Tom Coburn M.D. (R.,Okla.) and John Barrasso M.D. (R.,Wyo.) released a 27 page report yesterday, called “Grim Diagnosis’ A Check-Up on the Federal Health Law.” The Report’s emphasis— something that has not been much noticed— is the effect of the law on unemployment and jobs.

These two Senators are practicing physicians as well as legislators, and their view of ObamaCare  deserves our attention.  They direct us to the Congressional Budget Office’s August economic outlook, in which the CBO estimates that the expansion of Medicaid and insurance subsidies will shrink the labor market by around 780,000 jobs or one half of one percent.  That is about 50 percent more jobs than are sponsored by GM, Ford and Chrysler combined.

The report contains four sections on ObamaCare’s impact on unemployment; one on the CBO’s estimates for job losses caused by the law; another on how forcing employers to pay for health insurance will be an incentive to hire fewer employees; how the law reduces job opportunities for young employees, and one on how the rising health costs themselves will squeeze employers.  Basic economics: If each employee costs more to hire, you will hire fewer people.

The CLASS Act, an assisted-living entitlement, needs to attract a sufficiently healthy group of enrollees, yet the law requires the program to enroll all eligible people who apply, a goodly number of whom will have been unable to obtain coverage int he private market.  If the larger percentage are sicker and need more care, it would undermine the long-run stability of the program.

The law makes the crisis worse by forcing states to dramatically expand Medicaid.  Texas alone estimates that the law will force them to spend an additional $27 billion on Medicaid from 2014–2023.  Nationally, states’ costs could exceed hundreds of billions of dollars — costs that were not part of the CBO’s estimates.  Those costs would force states, currently struggling with their own budgets, to cut their other spending on education, highways and poverty programs.



“Are We Going to Say The Pledge of Allegiance?” by The Elephant's Child

Last Wednesday the League of Women Voters sponsored a debate between Democrat incumbent Melissa Bean, GOP challenger Joe Walsh and Green Party candidate Bill Scheurer for Illinois’ 8th congressional district. A member of the audience asked if they were going to say the Pledge of  Allegiance first.  Moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish said no.

She, afterward, went to the press and said it was all the fault of the “unruly Republicans.” For the full story go here.



Obama unveils new Democrat narrative: by American Elephant
October 21, 2010, 6:25 pm
Filed under: Election 2010, News, Politics | Tags: ,

Version what? 7.2? Obama once again tries to redefine the historic spanking voters are about to give Democrats to his advantage.

In an exclusive interview with National Journal, Obama took a conciliatory tone towards the same Republicans he’s been lambasting on the campaign trail. When asked about how he would respond if Congress extended the Bush tax cuts — something the president opposes for higher-income earners — he offered a broader answer.

“I think it’s premature to talk about vetoes because maybe I’m a congenital optimist, but I feel as if, post-election, regardless of how it plays out, the most important message that will be sent by the American people is, we want people in Washington to act like grown-ups, cooperate, and start trying to solve problems instead of scoring political points,” Obama said.

The president sounded a cautionary note for his fellow Democrats: “And it is going to be important for Democrats to have a proper and appropriate sense of humility about what we can accomplish in the absence of Republican cooperation. I think it’s going to be important for Republicans to recognize that the American people aren’t simply looking for them to stand on the sidelines, they’re going to have to roll up their sleeves and get to work.”

Translation?

“Opposing/repealing my radical, deeply unpopular, unconstitutional agenda is angry and immature, what Americans really want is Republicans to grow up and compromise with me.”

Looser translation? He has no intention of changing course.

(h/t HotAir)




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