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Wonder what you would find if you frisked US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)?

Answer: He continues to protect President Obama’s far-left agenda.

Like the good puppet he is, Sen. Manchin voted against repealing the healthcare reform law after promising his constituents that he would stand up to Obama. So far, we have yet to see it.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee reports:

In the wake of Wednesday evening’s health care repeal vote, in which liberal U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to protect ObamaCare – including its individual mandate, $500 billion in Medicare cuts, and $570 billion in tax hikes – the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) today launched a new online ad campaign titled “Joe & O: On Tour.”

In addition to the NRSC’s first web ad of the 2012 cycle, the campaign will also include a new microsite,www.JoeAndO.com, a one-stop-shop for information on Manchin’s pro-Obama voting record. The NRSC will drive traffic to the site using Google and Facebook ads targeted at West Virginia, as well as banner ads on the Drudge Report and West Virginia news sites.

“Joe Manchin has tried again and again to hide his support for the Obama agenda, but his vote for ObamaCare leaves no doubt as to where he stands: for Medicare cuts, tax hikes and government mandates, and against West Virginia’s best interests,” said NRSC Communications Director Brian Walsh. “Despite his many campaign promises as he sought West Virginia’s Senate seat, Manchin has used his time in Washington to embrace President Obama’s liberal policies, and voters won’t be fooled by his election-cycle posturing when he faces them at the polls next year.”

Props to the NRSC. Not the best political advertisement, but it is pretty humorous.

Sen. Manchin, who won a special election last year, is going to face a tough 2012 reelection battle. He currently leads any potential Republican candidates, but that is expected at this point. The left leaning Public Policy Polling reports:

Joe Manchin seems to have made a pretty easy transition from Charleston to Washington DC. He was one of the most popular Governors in the country and now he’s one of the most popular Senators in the country.

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Shelley Moore Capito is very popular as well, with 54% of voters across the state holding a favorable opinion of her to only 30% with a negative one. In addition to being beloved by voters in her own party, independents rate her favorably by a 62/20 spread and she has an unusual level of crossover popularity with Democrats who break nearly even in their assessments of her, 42% positive and 43% negative. Despite Capito’s popularity she would still start out nine points behind Manchin in a hypothetical contest at 50-41.

Against a couple other potential Republican opponents we tested- new Congressman David McKinley and his opponent from last year, Raese, Manchin leads by considerably more dominant margins. It’s 57-28 over McKinley who a majority of voters in the state still don’t have an opinion about yet. And it’s 60-31 over Raese, whose favorability rating with the state’s voters is now an awful 30/52 spread. That’s definitely not the direction Republicans want to go in again.

Obviously there is no need to be worried at this point. We have a long way to go until the 2012 general election. However, this I do know: We must turn the state of West Virginia red.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Washington D.C. elites?

Answer: They think differently than the general population.

At least on a few issues… Katrina Trinko – from The Corner – reports:

Washington elites don’t care much for Sarah Palin, according to a Politico poll released today.

Among Washington elites, defined as college grads living in the D.C. metro area in policy or political positions and making $75,000 or more a year, only 11 percent think that Palin is qualified to be president, a steep decrease from the 23 percent nationwide who think she is qualified. And while half of the general population thinks that Palin is a “negative influence” on national politics, a whopping 79 percent of D.C. elites hold that view.

Asked who was most likely to win the GOP nomination in 2012, 30 percent of Washington elites picked Romney, while 11 percent chose Palin. All the other possible nominees, including Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, John Thune, and Mitch Daniels, were only considered likely by single-digit percentages.

The elites also don’t think that the Tea Party will endure. While only 28 percent of the general population agreed that “the Tea Party movement is a fad – it will go away soon enough,” that percentage agreeing with the statement skyrocketed to 70 percent among Washington elites.

Although Sarah Palin is not my choice as a potential candidate for 2012, I thought the difference between the Washington D.C. elites and the general population’s opinion on whether or not she is qualified to be president was interesting. A twelve point gap is pretty huge…

When asked who was most likely to win the Republican nomination in 2012, 30 percent of Washington elites picked Mitt Romney. This did not shock me at all, because Washington D.C. loves their moderate politicians. After all, in my opinion, Romney is just another well rehearsed politician that would end up swimming in the center as a moderate if he won in 2012.

As of right now, my potential candidates in 2012 are Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, and Newt Gingrich.

On the subject of the Tea Party movement disappearing, I do not see that happening. If it does, it won’t be until after the 2012 election. Right now, too many Americans are upset about the radical agenda that President Obama and the Democrats have embraced.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest Quinnipiac poll?

Answer: Governor Chris Christie’s approval rating is now higher than President Obama’s in New Jersey.

The National Journal reports:

Republican NJ Gov. Chris Christie , who has taken controversial steps since taking office, has a higher approval rating than Pres. Obama in New Jersey, according to a new poll released Thursday.

Just more than half – 51% – approve of Christie’s performance as governor while 36% disapprove in the Quinnipiac poll. Obama has a 47% approval rating in the survey and the same percentage disapprove of the president’s performance.

“New Jerseyans are getting used to their new Gov., Christopher Christie, as his job approval breaks the 50 percent mark,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “But familiarity hasn’t helped him much with Democrats. A lot of voters still think Christie is a bully, but the victories he chalked up in the legislature earn him good marks for leadership.”

Christie performs even better among independents. 61% of independents approve of Christie’s performance, 29% disapprove. For Obama, 41% of independents approve and 53% disapprove.

Dude… 61% of independents approve of a Republican’s performance in the dark-blue State of New Jersey? Props to Gov. Christie!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest political advertisement from the National Republican Senatorial Committee?

Answer: Perhaps the Republican Party isn’t as “extreme” as the mainstream media portrays them to be.

Instead, it’s the out of control “Spendocrats” who are extreme:

  • 57% think the Democrat agenda is “extreme”.
  • 60% favor repeal of Obama-Care.
  • 56% disapprove of Obama’s job performance.
  • 61% favor immigration laws like Arizona just passed.
  • 68% oppose the Ground Zero mosque.
  • 65% are angry at federal government policies.
  • 65% say America is on the wrong track.

When one takes a glance at the numbers above, they have to just sit back and think: “Ouch!” I give major props to the National Republican Senatorial Committee for putting together this advertisement. A lot of conservatives and Republicans out there (including me) feel like it’s about time the GOP put something together that captured the current attitude of America. In the end, hopefully this ad will become a viral success story for the NRSC and help stir up some Republican support amongst the independent/moderate-Democrat demographic. As Jim Geraghty – from The National Review – points out, “Their closing sequence, showcasing that the so-called extreme candidates are either leading or in dead heats, feels like a professional athlete responding to a trash-talker by pointing to the scoreboard.” … So true and brilliant.

With President Obama taking a break from his golf game and retreating to the summer vacation island of Martha’s Vineyard today, this advertisement would be absolutely perfect if it were broardcasted on national television. Oh, just imagine the possibilities…

Question: Could we expect a similar ad by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the near future or do we not want to ruin a good thing? 😆

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest CNN poll?

Answer: Half of all voters prefer a generic Republican rather than reelecting Obama for a second term.

National Journal reports:

Pres. Obama trails a generic GOPer in a WH ’12 re-election bid, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released today. Among registered voters, fully half, 50%, said they were more likely to vote for a generic GOPer, while just 45% said they were more likely to vote for Obama.

While the numbers are striking, the generic ballot at this stage doesn’t always mean the incumbent pres. is destined for just one term. Prior to his re-election bid, George W. Bush never trailed a generic Dem, according to trends from what was then the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. The closest a generic Dem came to Bush was 47-43% in Sept. ’03.

Bill Clinton, on the other hand, trailed a generic opponent from the GOP by wide margins. In Dec. ’94, a month after his party was drubbed at the polls in the midterm elections, the generic GOP candidate led Clinton, 53-39%.

Great news, but it is still way too early to get all excited. Perhaps, we conservatives could show off a slight grin towards those on the Left. 🙂

As for the top five potential GOP candidates – according the poll- here they are:

  • Mitt Romney: 21%
  • Sarah Palin: 18%
  • Newt Gingrich: 15%
  • Mike Huckabee: 14%
  • Ron Paul: 10%

Personally, I would love to see Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels break into the top five potential GOP candidates for the 2012 presidential election. Maybe next time?

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the U.S. Senate election in California?

Answer: Carly Fiorina (R) has increased her lead over Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer!

CBS 5 Reports:

California Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina has increased her lead over Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer to five percentage points according to a new CBS 5 KPIX-TV poll released Thursday, which also shows gubernatorial candidates Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman in a dead heat.

The CBS 5 poll, conducted by the research firm SurveyUSA, showed Fiorina edging Boxer 47 percent to 42 percent, compared to a CBS 5 poll one month ago showing Fiorina over Boxer 47 to 45 percent.

The poll results indicated Fiorina’s support was essentially unchanged among men and women, young and old, white and Hispanic while Boxer had lost small ground among men, younger voters, and independents.

Can I get a “woot, woot”? I’m diggin’ the recent poll results. Hopefully the Republican Party can pull off the distant goal of taking over the majority in the Senate. Fingers are crossed!

Conservative victory 2010!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest CBS/Vanity Fair survey?

Answer: Possibly the most trustworthy source of news in the United States…

Congratulations to Fox News! After all, CBS and Vanity Fair are two major liberal media outlets that like to stick together. Personally, I sense that Fox News is actually considered to be the more fair and balanced of them all – therefore more trustworthy – since this survey found CNN and FNC as pretty much equals.

Don’t forget… Fox News also demolishes CNN in the ratings too. 😆

Question: Why isn’t ‘blogs’ listed in this survey? After all, The Daily Show with John Stewart is even on there! Come on people…

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