Friday, October 3, 2014

Ten Buck Friday: Clearing The Decks

As recently as Wednesday of this week, The Hill  reported that dingbat Nancy Pelosi said voters weren’t responding to the GOP agenda.  She said, “We’ve out-mobilized them; we’ve out-recruited them; we’ve outraised them to a shameful extent. They’re desperate.”

She further opined, “Their days are numbered. I know that in two years, I know we’ll have a Democratic Congress and a Democratic president. I’d like it to be in two months.”

Asked if she was conceding that Republicans would hold the House in November’s midterms, Pelosi insisted, “No, I’m not." 

Michael Barone begs to differ. “Republicans retain big leads to pick up three open seats in states carried by Mitt Romney—West Virginia, Montana and South Dakota. Republican nominees have moved ahead of three Democratic incumbents in Romney states (Alaska, Arkansas, and Louisiana) and in two target states carried by President Obama (Colorado and Iowa)."

"Only in North Carolina, which Romney narrowly carried, has the Republican not yet overtaken the incumbent Democrat Sen. Kay Hagan—and her edge is narrowing in the most recent polls."

If Barone’s pedigree as a political analyst isn’t convincing enough, he points to analysts at The Washington Post, The New York Times, Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, The National Journal’s Charlie Cook, Stuart Rothenberg and the guy who’s analysis I put great faith in, Larry Sabato, who all agree.

Sabato contends, “Right now, Democrats are behind the eight-ball.  So many undecided contests are winnable for the GOP that the party would have to have a string of bad luck—combined with a truly exceptional Democratic get-out-the-vote program—to snatch defeat from the wide-open jaws of victory. Or Republicans would have to truly shoot themselves in the foot in at least one race, which has become a clear possibility over the last few weeks in Kansas.”

The Free At Last PAC uploaded a damning ad on YouTube™ which employs a powerful quote from Thomas Sowell to criticize Louisiana’s Democratic senator Mary Landrieu:  “Politicians are not trying to solve our problems.  They’re trying to solve their own problems of which getting elected and re-elected are No. 1 and No. 2.”

Elbert Guillory expounds on Sowell’s quote, “You’re not Mary’s cause and you’re certainly not her charity.  You are just a vote.  Nothing less and nothing more.  For her, you’re just a means to an end so that she remains in power.  While you scrounge to gather food stamps to buy Kool-Aid™, she sips champagne at cocktail parties.  While you dig through the couch for gas money, she flies around in private jets funded by taxpayer dollars.  Mary Landrieu knows she doesn’t have to do anything for our community because no matter what she does 95% of us will line up and vote for her every single time.  Since 1996 black unemployment has doubled and the poverty rate for blacks has skyrocketed.  Mary hasn’t helped us at all.  So on November 4th, let’s send her back home to her father’s house or to her mansion in Washington, D.C. or to wherever the heck she lives because one thing is for sure she does not live here.”

While Guillory is critical of Landrieu, the sentiments are certainly applicable to too many incumbents, especially of entrenched Democrats.

While speaking at Northwestern University on Thursday, The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer said, "I am not on the ballot this fall.  Michelle’s pretty happy about that.  But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot.  Every single one of them."

If ever there were a reason for Americans to be motivated to vote 31 days from today, those words from the president should be all the impetus they need.

Doyle McManus seems to think the November balloting is a “Seinfeld election” inferring its because “so much of the campaign seems to be about nothing.”  McManus writes for The Los Angeles Times.  It is a well-known fact that California has the largest state deficit in American history. Furthermore, California also has the dismal distinction of having the nation’s second-highest unemployment rate.  To this observer, McManus’ assertion that this election is about “nothing” is patently and egregiously absurd.

Each Friday between now and November 4th we are asking our readers to consider contributing $10 to the campaign of the candidate(s) we have highlighted that week.  Make sure to mark your contribution “Ten Buck Friday” so the candidate(s) will know the conservative blogosphere is with them in standing guard over liberty.  Remember to call your friends and remind them to go to the polls, to volunteer.  We cannot afford to sit this election out. 

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