Dem consultants tell HuffPo: “If the election were held today, we’d lose the House”

posted at 7:27 pm on January 4, 2010 by Allahpundit

Remember, the House GOP’s getting crushed in fundraising and their retirements next year actually exceed the Democrats’. And all of these guys know it. And still the alarms are sounding.

Don’t say ol’ Eeyorepundit never did anything for you.

“If the election were held today, we’d lose the House,” says Democratic campaign consultant Tom King, a view shared, off the record, by a number of his colleagues…

The burden for a Democratic incumbent is to “make it a ‘choice’ not a ‘retention’ election. The voters need to be thinking a whole lot about the other guy, not about you,” this consultant says. Party operatives agree that an election conducted on disputes over the deficit, health care legislation, the stimulus, the bank bailout, and/or climate change will work to the disadvantage of Democrats

One key Democratic strategist playing a central role in the preparations for 2010 — who asked to remain anonymous — makes the case that that the political environment has deteriorated with such extraordinary rapidity over the past eight to nine months that it is impossible to predict with any certainty what will happen in November. Last May, this strategist says, he and others thought Democrats could actually pick up as many as two seats in the Senate and keep House losses to the low teens. Now, he notes, Democrats appear almost certain to lose three or four Senate seats, with the possibility of losing as many as six. In his view, if House losses are kept to 20 or so seats, that would be a major victory…

Republicans, needless to say, have their own spin: Ayres, the GOP pollster, claims that this round Republicans have it easy: “Democrats are doing such a wonderful job of flying a suicide mission, we are not going to have do to a hell of a lot. . . . They are spending like they have no concept of where money comes from, how you produce it, or if there is any limit on it. People are scared.”

Some Democratic strategists are indeed fearful. “I hate to say it, but he’s right,” said one, after hearing Ayres’ comments. “That is just what we have to be worried about.”

The Dem counterstrategy: Emphasize district-specific issues, like stimulus spending in areas with high unemployment, and of course attack attack attack the Republican. (“You’ve got to kick the sh*t out of somebody,” advises one Dem consultant.) It’s mind-boggling to me that The One could have fallen so far so fast that the GOP would now be eager to run against him even in state races, but look again at that boldfaced list of radioactive issues. TARP, the stimulus, the deficit, ObamaCare, climate change — it’s their entire agenda. The only things missing are Afghanistan, unemployment, and national security, and he’s circling the drain on the latter two as well. Don’t think the hemorrhaging on ObamaCare is over, either: Rasmussen shows an uptick since the Senate passed Reid’s bill, but the news that they’re going to skip a conference committee has prompted a new round of turnout-deflating progressive shirt-rending about betrayals and sellouts and treachery and blah blah blah.

Exit question via Kyle Smith: Would a GOP takeover be a gift to Obama? Quote: “Poll after poll shows that people like him personally more than they like his policies. If Republicans take away his ability to ram through any more of his ill-advised ideas, the appeal of Obama’s personality might regain precedence in citizens’ minds. He can blame the Republicans for saying no to everything, since that is indeed the party’s primary job, and the American voter can return to the pose he finds most comfortable: Simultaneously castigating the Washington forces that oppose change and enjoying the bounty that comes from stability.”


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It doesn’t matter, they are going to lose in November anyway, they are just getting the lost libtards ready for the final blow.

milwife88 on January 4, 2010 at 7:31 PM

“Before the fall”

Dang, AP, you’re good. Great double meaning.

May they fall in the fall, and how. No one deserves arrogance to be punished more.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Eeyore Commenter doesn’t see the GOP taking over today. Too much baggage, too much incompetent organization.

Apologetic California on January 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Would a GOP takeover be a gift to Obama?

Absolutely it will. But most importantly it would be a gift for America. Plus, it will be fun seeing Obama act like a fiscal conservative.

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM

And if it’s held tomorrow, we’ll lose the Senate too.

JellyToast on January 4, 2010 at 7:34 PM

“Poll after poll shows that people like him personally more than they like his policies.

Interesting to note that the previous Democrat pResident had the exact opposite for “polling numbers”. Poll after poll gave Clenis higher “job approval” that “favorability” numbers. In other words, they thought the guy was scum, but he hadn’t done anything to screw up the country on his watch.

Except for what was going on behind the scenes-al Qaeda, dot-com collapse, etc.

But since they were never told of those things by his kneepads in the media (starting before he was even elected), the Americans were all fat, dumb and happy. Especially dumb.

Del Dolemonte on January 4, 2010 at 7:36 PM

One key Democratic strategist playing a central role in the preparations for 2010 — who asked to remain anonymous — makes the case…

Interesting stuff here, lots of it, but I can’t take it too seriously with anonymous strategists.

JetBoy on January 4, 2010 at 7:36 PM

white antipathy to the President has intensified

This meme won’t fly – the president isn’t an incompetent arrogant narcissist because he’s black. Pelosi isn’t arrogant and idiotic because she’s a women. Reid isn’t moronic because he’s an older white guy.

Try again, dummies. The populace knows you.

Basically, what this ars it telling them “Win by being a*sholes”. Heh, what a strategy!

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Would a GOP takeover be a gift to Obama?

Absolutely it will. But most importantly it would be a gift for America. Plus, it will be fun seeing Obama act like a fiscal conservative.

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM

I don’t think he would act like that at all. The man has a god complex. He will do just what he is doing now. He will work with the Dems to undermine and destroy America while attempting to obstruct the Republicans at every opportunity. I do not believe he has it in him to do anything else.
Bill Clinton, for what it matters, actually governed. Bill Clinton, for what it matters, knew how to compromise and work with the other side. He was a politician. Obama is just a thug. That’s all he knows.

JellyToast on January 4, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Clinton was saved by the 1994 Republican takeover. He had no choice but to go along with more right leaning policies. Is a hard core leftist fool like Obama able to put aside ideology and govern from the middle? We will see.

Howcome on January 4, 2010 at 7:39 PM

women = woman

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Release the hounds!

perroviejo on January 4, 2010 at 7:40 PM

JellyToast on January 4, 2010 at 7:39 PM

Obama has only two goals:

1. To be the first black president.

2. To punish America for his and Michelle’s past.

All else is fluff.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM

A lame duck totus, half way through hit only term.

sounds, WONDERFUL.

RealMc on January 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM

I don’t think he would act like that at all. The man has a god complex. He will do just what he is doing now.

He would absolutely no choice in the matter. If he has a House full of Republicans he would have to play nice. No option.

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:43 PM

They are spending like they have no concept of where money comes from, how you produce it, or if there is any limit on it. People are scared.”

Some Democratic strategists are indeed fearful. “I hate to say it, but he’s right,” said one, after hearing Ayres’ comments. “That is just what we have to be worried about.”

These are the “Tea Party” issues. No matter who wins in November, these same issues will be there in 2012. Each and every candidate will be tested, even in the “safe” districts.

J_Crater on January 4, 2010 at 7:43 PM

He doesn’t care that he’ll be a one-termer.

Pelosi and Reid, on the other hand, will be sweet to send packing. If she has to hand over that hammer even I’ll watch TV.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:44 PM

The empty suit gets emptier as we get closer to November.

pilamaye on January 4, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Better get amnesty pushed through for some newly minted National Socialist Democrat voters.

Chip on January 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

A lame duck totus, half way through hit only term.

sounds, WONDERFUL.

RealMc on January 4, 2010 at 7:42 PM

He will have destroyed plenty in 2 years, possibly some never to be recovered. Pity the kids and grandkids.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

He can blame the Republicans for saying no to everything, since that is indeed the party’s primary job, and the American voter can return to the pose he finds most comfortable: Simultaneously castigating the Washington forces that oppose change and enjoying the bounty that comes from stability.”

I wonder if that would past muster now with all his fence sitting and dithering while the Ds controlled congress…

cmsinaz on January 4, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Another reason why I think Obama will win in 2012 is because the GOP doesn’t have a strong candidate to run. I wish it wasn’t true but it is.

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Aaahhhhh…

2010. An election year.

So it begins!

Seven Percent Solution on January 4, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Did they mean the Whitehouse?

Dingbat63 on January 4, 2010 at 7:47 PM

oooo baby!!! I wanna see them squirm.

screwauger on January 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Exit question via Kyle Smith:

I don’t know…conventional wisdom would say yes. But conventional wisdom also expected a move to the center by the Obama administration, and that hasn’t happened. In fact, he’s doubled down. So who knows, if the GOP wins back the House and Senate, Obama may still lose favorability for actions too stupid to be tried by mere mortals, but are nonetheless audacious enough for this man-child filled with audacity. We can only hope!

Weight of Glory on January 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:43 PM

You’d be surprised what a madman is willing to try.

Holger on January 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Would a GOP takeover be a gift to Obama?

In the past, perhaps, but I think the bulk of the opposition he has right now are too informed for him to capitalize on the “the mean old republicans are stopping all my hope and change”. I think even two years from now the bulk of voters will say “GOOD! BITE ME!!!”

conservnut on January 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Democratic consultants are (you guessed it) RACISTS!!!!

jukin on January 4, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Party operatives agree that an election conducted on disputes over the deficit, health care legislation, the stimulus, the bank bailout, and/or climate change will work to the disadvantage of Democrats…

Deficit not on the list…

but the news that they’re going to skip a conference committee has prompted a new round of turnout-deflating progressive shirt-rending about betrayals and sellouts and treachery and blah blah blah.

The Republicans should paint them into the Politburo, from (German Politbüro), that they are.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:51 PM

I’ve said this many times before but I’ll say it again: I think having Congress is more important than the presidency. As long as we have Congress, I really don’t care who we have in the White House.

I think the White House is mainly important during war time….and obviously I don’t agree with Obama foreign policy wise but perhaps a Republican House can nudge him in the right direction?

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM

Be forewarned: The Democrats are trying to inflate expectations.

Look, I’ll be shocked if the GOP takes back the house. I think a good year would involve picking up 15-20 seats, and they only need to pick up 10 in order to scare the House Dems into dormancy for 2011 and 2012.

For the Senate, 3 pickups is on the reasonable low-end, and 8 pickups being are the reasonable high-end.

Robert_Paulson on January 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Another reason why I think Obama will win in 2012 is because the GOP doesn’t have a strong candidate to run. I wish it wasn’t true but it is.

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Any decent person, who’s done something real in their live, will beat this empty Pretender in Chief. The balloon has be punctured. You can fool (most) all the people sometimes, at least once, but not repeatedly. If he would, they’d deserve him royally.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

I don’t know…conventional wisdom would say yes. But conventional wisdom also expected a move to the center by the Obama administration, and that hasn’t happened. In fact, he’s doubled down. So who knows, if the GOP wins back the House and Senate, Obama may still lose favorability for actions too stupid to be tried by mere mortals, but are nonetheless audacious enough for this man-child filled with audacity. We can only hope!

Weight of Glory on January 4, 2010 at 7:48 PM

You know, I don’t hold out much hope of this but the republicans can use the same game against him. If they get off their duff and put together something like an agenda and win like we know they will. That can be declared a mandate. And every time the Won uses his veto pen they can make him pay politically.

conservnut on January 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

He can blame the Republicans for saying no to everything, since that is indeed the party’s primary job, and the American voter can return to the pose he finds most comfortable: Simultaneously castigating the Washington forces that oppose change and enjoying the bounty that comes from stability.”

Won’t work this time. The mask if off. The smoke from the marijuana has cleared.

I really can’t wait to see the gavel taken from Nazi Pelosi’s bony fingers.

SouthernGent on January 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM

live = life

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM

There is a lot of potential for the GOP but based on their track record it’s no sure thing. I’m sure they’ll discover new ways to screw it up.

rplat on January 4, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Correction – The balloon has be been punctured.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM

“Democrats are doing such a wonderful job of flying a suicide mission, we are not going to have do to a hell of a lot. .

Wanna make a freakin’ bet!
We’ll ride your butts till your chapped so bad you can’t put your pants on!
What GOP audacity…!

katy on January 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Exit question via Kyle Smith: Would a GOP takeover be a gift to Obama? Quote: “Poll after poll shows that people like him personally more than they like his policies. If Republicans take away his ability to ram through any more of his ill-advised ideas, the appeal of Obama’s personality might regain precedence in citizens’ minds. He can blame the Republicans for saying no to everything, since that is indeed the party’s primary job, and the American voter can return to the pose he finds most comfortable: Simultaneously castigating the Washington forces that oppose change and enjoying the bounty that comes from stability.”

Probably, and he’ll most likely be reelected, a la Clinton with a Republican House, but we have to proceed nonetheless. We cannot allow this agenda to continue.

Hawkins1701 on January 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM

Just two words – fiscal responsibility. As long as Repubs can continue hammering the message, the Dems are toast. Of course, there needs to also be an admission of failing to live up to that standard in the Bush era (I just wish Bush stuck to his guns on fiscal conservatism, but alas).

peter_griffin on January 4, 2010 at 7:58 PM

We’ll ride your butts till your chapped so bad you can’t put your pants on!
What GOP audacity…!

katy on January 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM

That second your is a “you’re,” champ.

Hawkins1701 on January 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

The enthusiasm for Obama isn’t there anymore, that’s for sure. I don’t think he’ll get the number of votes he got in 2008 but I think he has a real good chance of winning. Like I said the GOP doesn’t have any good candidates. Plus thanks to the Tea Party movement and the Glenn Beck types there is a third party movement. All Obama needs is a small percentage of the Right to still hate the Republican Party and stay home…. and he wins.

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 8:02 PM

conservnut on January 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

True, but like you said it’s not likely. 2010 and 2012, as much as the landscape favors Republicans, could also prove to be a somewhat tumultuous period for them as well. Our party is going through a real identity crisis right now with federalism, limited government, strong unapologetic capitalism, strong national defense, freedom and merit gaining ground. But that victory within the party may not come about in time for the election. 2010 is going to be interesting for both parties. For Dems., as AP pointed out, they are going to have to face a complete rejection of their entire platform. For republicans, they will have to play catch-up to an agenda they should’ve been fighting for all along, before there is a real push for a third party, which will ensure the Dems. control. Interesting interesting interesting.

Weight of Glory on January 4, 2010 at 8:03 PM

the appeal of Obama’s personality might regain precedence in citizens’ minds.

Now that’s a stretch.

People are getting Obama fatigue.

tru2tx on January 4, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Another reason why I think Obama will win in 2012 is because the GOP doesn’t have a strong candidate to run. I wish it wasn’t true but it is.

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:47 PM

I’ve said this many times before but I’ll say it again: I think having Congress is more important than the presidency. As long as we have Congress, I really don’t care who we have in the White House.

I think the White House is mainly important during war time….and obviously I don’t agree with Obama foreign policy wise but perhaps a Republican House can nudge him in the right direction?

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 7:53 PM

I agree, TerryAnn. I think that the Republicans must focus on attaining the majority in the House and keeping it, along with chipping away at the majority in the Senate. We do not have a Republican canddiate to beat Obama. It’s not going to happen. Sarah Palin can’t beat him, nor can any of the milquetoast candidates out there. It’s a repeat of Bill Clinton, and, to a certain extent, Ronald Reagan.
I don’t care who we have as president either. Ultimately, they can block him at every turn if need be. He can veto, but he cannot create new boondoggles and bureacracies himself when Republicans block him. I think that Republicans can unite in blocking him.
Call it blind pessimism and blind optimism at the same time.

NathanG on January 4, 2010 at 8:11 PM

A Congress full of RINOs would be EXACTLY what Obama would want. We don’t need that!

Dandapani on January 4, 2010 at 8:12 PM

You cannot expect the Democrats to act like a sane party. There has been no evidence they are anything but insane. They are out of control with their lust for power. That is not a rational state.
When Obama won election he in fact had more power than he does now. He owned not only the Democrat party but the Republican party as well. Republicans were lining up to work with him! In fact, Obama had most of the world eating out of his hand. Instead of using and expanding his power, he has squandered it. Tell me? Where is the brilliance in all of that? Like a man who owned the golden goose, instead of nurturing it, he began to strangle it and demand all of his eggs immediately!
Obama should have and could have been looking at expanding his Democrat base in 2010. He could have and should have been able to use the Republicans to his advantage this past year. He could have won the hearts of the America people had he been willing to move a little slower, shown a little more respect for the system and traditions, exhibited some real love for the country and commitment to protect our institutions. Had he done all of that, he could have eventually gotten his own way on everything and undermined fully and permanently every aspect of America. It simply would have taken him a little longer to do so. But, unfortunately for Obama, patience, like honesty and humility is also a virtue.

JellyToast on January 4, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Since I prefer creeping Socialism to sprinting Socialism I hope the Republicans gain enough seats to slow Obama’s fantasy march to utopia.

*pa-tooey*

Meremortal on January 4, 2010 at 8:14 PM

I don’t think he would act like that at all. The man has a god complex. He will do just what he is doing now. He will work with the Dems to undermine and destroy America while attempting to obstruct the Republicans at every opportunity. I do not believe he has it in him to do anything else.
Bill Clinton, for what it matters, actually governed. Bill Clinton, for what it matters, knew how to compromise and work with the other side. He was a politician. Obama is just a thug. That’s all he knows.

JellyToast on January 4, 2010 at 7:39 PM

I agree 1000%. That is SOOO right.

Also, be sure to watch for some moves in the Hillary camp. She’ll resign sometime mid-2010 and lay low for a few months. Watch for her to then start to comment on policy issues, etc. She’ll oppose BHO in 2012 and there’s no telling who’ll be the DEM nominee.

Ah, yes! 2010!!! I can hardly wait. 2009 was just totally horrible and I’m sure the fact it’s an election year will be the only thing that makes 2010 bearable.

Oink on January 4, 2010 at 8:16 PM

hotair folks to democratic consultants and huffpo: chillax yo. The election ain’t today, and you still have some time to screw up.

ted c on January 4, 2010 at 8:19 PM

In as much as all spending legislation begins in the House, it would be mighty nice to put the skids to this spending juggernaut before they run out of paper! A little bit of “checks and balances” would go a long way.

GoldenEagle4444 on January 4, 2010 at 8:19 PM

“You’ve got to kick the sh*t out of somebody,” advises one Dem consultant.

You know what the funny part is, dear “Dem consultant”?

We can kick back. And we will.

newton on January 4, 2010 at 8:21 PM

The republicrats (RINOs R us) will find a way to seize defeat from the jaws of victory.

mountainmanbob on January 4, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I’d say what I really feel, but Interpol would come and arrest and my lawyer wouldn’t even be able to have access to the files.

Alden Pyle on January 4, 2010 at 8:46 PM

What makes you think Obama needs the Congress? He has the unelected bureaucracy: EPA for CapNTrade, ATFE for gun control, the Census to rig redistricting, the DOJ to cover up the crimes. Who needs Congress?

SDN on January 4, 2010 at 8:56 PM

SDN,
Don’t forget Acorn, SEIU and other union goons to steal an election. Not to mention the CZARS he’s appointed.

mountainmanbob on January 4, 2010 at 9:03 PM

I don’t think a GOP takeover will save Obama if he keeps doing the dumb stuff he has been doing. Clinton was smart enough to work his way around a loss like that, but I am not sure Obama is.

Terrye on January 4, 2010 at 9:20 PM

Hawkins1701 on January 4, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Thank you oh anal retentive one.

katy on January 4, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Democrats should be worrying about a lot more than losing their seats.

Democrats have raped the country and deserve to be locked in Leavenworth and on trial for their miserable, worthless lives.

NoDonkey on January 4, 2010 at 9:43 PM

He can blame the Republicans for saying no to everything

The way I read the mood of my friends and neighbors, they WANT a legislature that learns how to say “no”.

crosspatch on January 4, 2010 at 9:54 PM

this empty Pretender in Chief. The balloon has been punctured.

Schadenfreude on January 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Bumpty Odumpty has acted as his empty true self in too many an unguarded judgment call
Bumpty Odumpty has had a great fall
All the tyrant’s Axelrods and Rahm con men
Can’t put Bumpty Odumpty’s mask back on again

MB4 on January 4, 2010 at 10:05 PM

katy on January 4, 2010 at 9:39 PM

What do you hope to accomplish by being here? Hoping to help one of us see the light and become a Dim? You sound really angry. And young.

Yellowdog12 on January 4, 2010 at 10:22 PM

The way I read the mood of my friends and neighbors, they WANT a legislature that learns how to say “no”.

crosspatch on January 4, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Same with most of my friends and neighbors as well as some former Obama supporters coming to the same conclusion. I hope it lasts until November.

bluemarlin on January 4, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Yellowdog12 on January 4, 2010 at 10:22 PM

You must be new here punkin….

katy on January 4, 2010 at 10:34 PM

katy yellowmongrol on January 4, 2010 at 9:39 PM

What do you hope to accomplish by being here? Hoping to help one of us see the light and become a Dim because you think she is a Dim? You sound really angrystupid. And young ignorant…

Yellowdog12 on January 4, 2010 at 10:22 PM

You don’t know WTF you’re talking about…

lovingmyUSA on January 4, 2010 at 10:59 PM

lovingmyUSA on January 4, 2010 at 10:59 PM

heh.

I think he/she’s a HA virgin… ;)

katy on January 4, 2010 at 11:08 PM

katy on January 4, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Must be, whatever–it’s a punk…should we be gentle or rough??? Heh…

lovingmyUSA on January 4, 2010 at 11:17 PM

should we be gentle or rough??? Heh…

lovingmyUSA on January 4, 2010 at 11:17 PM

God, good question…

Let’s see how the second date goes and take it from there…

katy on January 4, 2010 at 11:28 PM

I think we scared him, katy…

lovingmyUSA on January 5, 2010 at 12:13 AM

And what happened to the punctuation czar?

lovingmyUSA on January 5, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Like I said the GOP doesn’t have any good candidates. Plus thanks to the Tea Party movement and the Glenn Beck types there is a third party movement. All Obama needs is a small percentage of the Right to still hate the Republican Party and stay home…. and he wins.

terryannonline on January 4, 2010 at 8:02 PM

I agree, TerryAnn. I think that the Republicans must focus on attaining the majority in the House and keeping it, along with chipping away at the majority in the Senate. We do not have a Republican canddiate to beat Obama. It’s not going to happen. Sarah Palin can’t beat him, nor can any of the milquetoast candidates out there.

Call it blind pessimism and blind optimism at the same time.

NathanG on January 4, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Am I the only one who is just plain SICK of hearing this trash? Put a sock in your piehole, terryannonline.

And you, NathanG, what’s your problem? You trying to get an internet date? Or are you one of those charity invitations to the fancy party that should not have been given out?

Sarah Palin may or may not win. But to say that Republicans as a group can do anything is to say that all that missing RNC money doesn’t mean anything. Right now, the RNC can fund ONE contested congressional race. That’s right – they have only enough funds for one race. Yet they do not change their ways, trotting out Haley Barbour with his “I love moderates” meme. Somebody ought to get in his face and ask him how much help the moderates were during his Katrina cleanup.

The tea parties are the future of America because they were the founding of America. Long before we had a constitution, we had 13 colonies organized into a Confederation that is exactly what the individual tea parties are doing today.

Where the heck do you think the whole tea party idea came from? Are you two really so dense that you think everything is new just because you never noticed it before?

I picked Sarah Palin as McCain’s VP almost a year before he announced it. Yeah, that’s right, little old nobody me. Now what does that say about you two? What were your ideas about the 2008 election in 2007? Did you ever see Duh Won coming, or did you take the easy button answer (Hildebeest)?

While I was hoping and cheering for Fred, I knew that it was going to be McCain. For the record, I was wrong about Clinton, who I thought was going to challenge the Michigan crap sandwich. Instead she eats it and smiles.

The deal is that ONLY Sarah is strong enough to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot. If Sarah wants to really give the Donkeys grief, she will either have an agreement worked out with Condi Rice to join her on the ticket OR she will have an agreement with Condi to play coy while the drive-by media goes ballistic chasing down the rumor that she will.

I said it before on these threads and I’ll keep repeating it – the next two election cycles belong to the tea parties. We control the money and the votes. We grow stronger every day. I get converts to tea party just by showing them pictures of almost 2 million people in DC that they never heard about. It makes them angry to know that the MSM lied about the news by not reporting it.

You two might be good soldiers if you would just shut up and try to learn something instead of being enamored of the sound of yourselves singing in the shower and playing air guitar.

platypus on January 5, 2010 at 1:24 AM

The deal is that ONLY Sarah is strong enough to win the Republican nomination on the first ballot.

platypus

The Republican nomination isn’t the presidency. Palin has no chance to win the election. Tea partiers would be better served getting behind someone who does. Not sure who that is, but I know who it isn’t.

xblade on January 5, 2010 at 4:16 AM

Six months before elections, the dems will sit on their hands…voters have short memories.
It will be a tough fight, we will pick up some, but the contriteness of the dems will make us gag.

right2bright on January 5, 2010 at 8:07 AM

Palin has no chance to win the election. Tea partiers would be better served getting behind someone who does. Not sure who that is, but I know who it isn’t.

xblade on January 5, 2010 at 4:16 AM

Do you have some evidence to show us that she can’t win or do you just have a “feeling” about it? In any event, thanks for playing Undercover Democrat Operative but your battleships are all sunk.

platypus on January 5, 2010 at 9:54 AM

No worries, their new plan will work wonders.

What’s their new plan you might ask? the same as their own plan.

We’re not BOOOOOOSH!

Anyone impressed?

gekkobear on January 5, 2010 at 2:45 PM