Sean Hannity interviewed Frank Luntz of TheWordDoctors.com about the ever increasing lead that the GOP is garnering in generic congressional polling. Rasmussen has the GOP at 12% ahead with an ABC News poll putting the GOP ahead by 13 points.
Mr. Luntz also covers the fact that democrats that voted for Obamacare are running from it with their hair on fire. He also states that the people that put Bambi over the top in 2008 will more than likely not even be available for voting in November. MEANWHILE, the rest of us CANNOT WAIT to get to the polls. I wouldn’t be surprised if some people in warmer states aren’t camped out in front of the polls on November 1, 2010.
About time Michael Steele wakes up to the fact that the Tea Party patriots aren’t a fringe group consisting mainly of right-wing conservatives as he hasbeen lead to believe. I don’t think he quite understands yet exactly how effectively our movement is going to make or break the republican party depending on their actions.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele plans to sit down with about 50 Tea Party leaders Tuesday in the first such meeting of two wings of the conservative movement that could be either vital partners or bitter rivals.
The meeting is part of a broader effort by national Republicans to reach out to Tea Party activists rather than risk their hand-picked candidates being run over by the movement.
“The chairman believes it extremely important to listen to this significant grassroots movement and work to find common ground in order to elect officials that will protect these principles,” RNC spokeswoman Katie Wright said.
But one Tea Party activist who traveled hundreds of miles to attend the meeting at RNC headquarters in Washington, D.C., said sparks could fly.
“Steele wants to try to co-opt us, but we’re coming to tell him he doesn’t get it. We want to return the Republican Party to its roots. We’re expecting some fireworks,” the activist said.
Tea Party supporters identify far more with the Republican platform than the Democratic Party’s, but they have not been shy about voicing their discontent with elected Republicans and running against the party’s favored candidates. They threw an upstate New York congressional race into disarray last fall when they backed a third-party candidate over Republican Dede Scozzafava, forcing her out of the race. Democrat Bill Owens won the special election.
Tea Party activists have since targeted multiple Republicans they don’t feel are conservative enough, such as Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Utah Sen. Bob Bennett.
There is no single Tea Party group or individual in charge of the activists, but the movement has been trying to become more organized and focused. Tea Party organizers from across the country attended a national convention two weeks ago in Nashville, where they discussed strategy for this year’s midterm elections.
Some Republican figures, including former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, view the movement as a major force in the upcoming elections that Republicans in some districts will have to court if they want to win.
One would think that the community organizer-in-chief would recognize grassroots messaging when he sees it, but for this fool, he appears to believe that the GOP is astroturfing the tea party message. And yes America, you are too stupid to understand what he is saying, so he had to do a speech in Tampa after the SOTU, and again today his face was plastered all over the TV regurgitating the same speech just one more time while he attacked the GOP again.
Facts are facts, and math is math. Every time he attacks the GOP for not cooperating, the American People for being stupid, or The Supreme Court for displeasing him, please keep in mind his party has control. Period. The Democratic Party has not been able to get anything done besides spending us into a blackhole because their own members do not like some of their progressive and un-Constitutional policies. This has nothing to do with the GOP who, up until Scott Brown is seated, have been spitting in the wind when it comes to Bambi’s proposals. It appears that Bambi is trying a very creative chess move with the GOP. Help me and get voted out, don’t help me and get voted out. It is all still smoke and mirrors because Barack Obama does not need the GOP to achieve his agenda even with Scott Brown seated. Reconciliation anyone?
The ‘deficit of trust’ has been around since JFK’s and Bobby’s assassinations. The only difference now is that more Americans do not trust their government anymore, and looking back at the last few years, I have this sinking feeling that we are being played yet again. I will have to background process this for a bit.
BALTIMORE — President Barack Obama on Friday accused Republicans of portraying health care reform as a “Bolshevik plot” and telling their constituents that he’s “doing all kinds of crazy stuff that’s going to destroy America.”
Speaking to House Republicans at their annual policy retreat here, Obama said that over-the-top GOP attacks on him and his agenda have made it virtually impossible for Republicans to address the nation’s problems in a bipartisan way.
“What happens is that you guys don’t have a lot of room to negotiate with me,” Obama said, silencing the smattering of Republicans who had applauded when he said “Bolshevik plot.” “The fact of the matter is, many of you, if you voted with the administration on something, are politically vulnerable with your own base, with your own party because what you’ve been telling your constituents is, ‘This guy’s doing all kinds of crazy stuff that’s going to destroy America.’ ”
Obama’s comments came in the midst of an extraordinary back-and-forth with Republican House members – a scene straight out of the House of Commons that played out live on cable TV.
But he also criticized the Republicans for reflexively opposing his policies – even when, he said, they were in line with GOP principles. And the encounter got progressively more raucous from there
Obama urged Republicans to come to the table and work with him on policy compromises, saying Americans “didn’t send us to Washington to fight each other in some political steel cage match.”