GOP gains in generic Congressional ballot with CNN, Rasmussen

posted at 12:00 pm on September 6, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

As if Democrats didn’t have enough trouble in this midterm cycle, it appears now that Republicans have actually picked up more momentum heading into the general election.  As candidates begin the eight weeks of serious campaigning, both CNN and Rasmussen show in their latest polls that the GOP has extended its already-historic leads.   Rasmussen shows Republicans equaling their high of +12, while CNN shows a +7 and a big shift in independents.

First, CNN notes that the GOP has convinced the middle (via Jammie Wearing Fool):

With November’s midterm elections less than two months away, a new national poll indicates that the Republicans’ advantage over the Democrats in the battle for Congress is on the rise.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday, the GOP leads the Democrats by 7 points on the “generic ballot” question, 52 percent to 45 percent. That 7-point advantage is up from a 3-point margin last month. …

“Now, a lot of those voters appear to be bolting to the GOP,” Holland said. “Republicans now have a whopping 38-point advantage on the generic ballot among voters who dislike both parties.”

Republicans also have a large and growing advantage among independents. Sixty-two percent of independents questioned say they would vote for the generic Republican in their district, with three in 10 saying they’d cast a ballot for the generic Democrat. That 32-point margin for the Republicans among independents is up from an 8-point advantage last month.

And it only resulted in a 4-point shift in the overall gap?  It sounds as though CNN may be undersampling independents.  This poll sampled the general population, too, and not registered or likely voters (as its previous poll may also have done).  That’s less predictive than either of the other two sample types, but should also favor Democrats in normal circumstances.

Rasmussen, however, samples likely voters, and sees the same trend:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely Voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 36% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent. The survey data was collected on the seven days ending Sunday, September 5, 2010.

This matches the largest advantage ever measured for the Republicans. Three weeks ago, the GOP also held a 12-point lead.

Independents in this survey chose Republicans 51/22, almost but not quite the same margin as CNN found in its survey.  Republicans win both men and women (the latter of which by 44/41), every age demographic, and every income demographic except those earning less than $20,000 per year — and Democrats barely win those voters, 41/37.

Obama gets a 45/54 approval rating in Rasmussen’s poll, but among independents it drops to 36/62, with 51% strongly disapproving.  He’s outperforming his Democratic Party colleagues, but not by much, and it’s clear that his unpopularity is having a big impact on the midterms.

The GOP looks to be rolling towards a huge midterm victory — but they should take nothing for granted.  This could shift considerably over the next eight weeks in either direction.  Republicans need to keep tying individual Democrats to their party leadership, including Obama, and make certain not to offer any gaffes to their opponents that could distract voters from the debacle of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda.


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There is one way for the demorats to counter this: Spend $100 billion on a program to install high-speed internet through under served areas. Bingo, the momentum will shift back to the left.

Bishop on September 6, 2010 at 12:04 PM

A: Send $50 billion to unions to throw the elections.

faraway on September 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM

wolfie will be touting this today, yeah?

The GOP looks to be rolling towards a huge midterm victory — but they should take nothing for granted.

exactamundo

cmsinaz on September 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM

I think John Boehner should be writing his acceptance speech for Speaker of the House. It’s too late to stop the momentum: Americans have had enough of Democrap failure. The GOP needs a strategy to stop kamikaze last-ditch spending by the lame duck corruptocrats.

Philly on September 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM

The GOP looks to be rolling towards a huge midterm victory — but they should take nothing for granted. This could shift considerably over the next eight weeks in either direction. Republicans need to keep tying individual Democrats to their party leadership, including Obama, and make certain not to offer any gaffes to their opponents that could distract voters from the debacle of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda.

that’s the truth. These margins are less the predicted potency of Republican plans and more the impotency of Democratic agendas. The electorate is reviled by the huge power grab and usurpation occurring from the Democrats and it is natural that this gets pulled in the opposite direction. However, it’s a paradox to both give power to the Republicans and then expect them to reduce the power of the federal government…..isn’t it?

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 12:08 PM

You know what we need right about now? Another Michael Steele interview.

Purple Fury on September 6, 2010 at 12:08 PM

Everyone wants to cover his butt. “Don’t get cocky, kid.” I’ve been predicting this since November of 2008. The Democrats got what they wanted. Now they will reap the results. At least 50 seats, probably 70 or more.

Buford Gooch on September 6, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Let’s hope this makes the Dems do some more triage.

cthulhu on September 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Enough of the funny stuff… send a message to the Republican Party. Get this RIGHT…. OR ELSE.

HomeoftheBrave on September 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM

Dead people are lining up to vote for the Dems in non-existent districts. ACORN has their names.

anXdem on September 6, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Now would not be a good time for the Republicans to do something stupid or to start acting cocky.

Instead, they should just do what they are doing right now, namely let the Democrats steamroll over themselves as they feebly attempt to convince the fed-up voters out there of all the great and wonderous things they have done under the “leadership” of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid since they have been in power…which right now could be counted on one hand….sans three fingers.

pilamaye on September 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM

I predict a dozen seats in the House, two or three in the Senate, then the Democrats repeal the Presidential Term Limit Amendment, fund ACORN at higher than ever levels and re-elect Obama 4 more times, so he can really be the new FDR.

We are DOOMED!/

Brian1972 on September 6, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Memo to the GOP: A huge shift is possible, but don’t quit working. And, when people start getting their notices about how the cost of their insurance is going way up and the coverages aren’t as good as they were, bring out Obamacare and the “you can keep what you’ve got” quote over and over again, when it will really resonate.

either orr on September 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Out of Recovery Summer into Democratic Fall…

Canadian Infidel on September 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM

Memo to the GOP: A huge shift is possible, but don’t quit working.

do you mean, “get started working…”?

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 12:16 PM

if you liked your congressman, you can’t keep him….

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Don’t pop the champagne corks yet. I’m happy with the position the GOP is in, but 8 weeks is a loooong time. And, if they get the House and/or Senate to flip, then they have to actually do the job. The media will blame them for absolutely everything from deficits to unemployment to bad weather and teenage acne, and the pressure to find bipartisan “solutions” with Dear Leader will be huge.

I hope they win big in November, but they have to actually legislate, too.

trubble on September 6, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Autumn flat line…we can hope.

SouthernGent on September 6, 2010 at 12:20 PM

There is one way for the demorats to counter this:

Sadly, there are more ways. Within the past few days a news item appeared stating that not only is ICE NOT deporting illegals, ICE is actually assisting them in obtaining drivers licenses. And thanks to the Democrats “Motor Voter” bill under Clinton, once you get a license, a voters registration card is automatically issued. Just use the federal government to register 10 million or so illegals and watch the Dhimms march back to power. The only downside, is the death of the Republic.

oldleprechaun on September 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Finally, on November 2nd, President Obama will accomplish something positive for America.

RBMN on September 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

cost of their insurance is going way up and the coverages aren’t as good as they were, bring out Obamacare and the “you can keep what you’ve got” quote over and over again, when it will really resonate.

either orr on September 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM

That will be the October Surprise. Most health plans renew in October every year. October… Death of the Dem Party.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Democrats are frantically looking for their cookbook which contains the recipe for October Surprise.

Many years ago here, in Texas, If you were Republican, ya kept it to yourself. GOP candidates might claim “conservative” but nowhere would you see the word ‘Republican”. I remember in the ’82 election in Ft Worth, a GOP candidate had a large billboard by the loop and a Demo activist spray painted the word “Republican” across it.

Dems proudly displayed “Democrat” on their signs. Now the situation is completely reversed.

cartooner on September 6, 2010 at 12:23 PM

That picture of Nancy and Harry just begs to be photoshopped. Put a big ol’ crapwich in Nancy’s hand and a bubble above her head, “You have to eat it to find out what’s in it.”

Christien on September 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM

Hey Obama – Can You Hear US NOW!
G.W. Bush: “I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked .. down [This country] will hear all of us soon!”

EliTheBean on September 6, 2010 at 12:26 PM

I predicted this last year. There’s a general unhappiness with the Dems but it’s not always backed by specifics. Now with the election looming, ads are starting to appear attacking each Dem for his or her vote.

Voters will always vote their values and right now they value thrift because that’s the only way they’ve survived the “Great Recession” so far.

But Porkulus and the 2009 budget were filled with wasteful spending. Now each of those Dems is having to answer for spending our money on turtle tunnels and the like. In the past, the Dem could just campaign on all the pork they brought home to the district. Well, that dog don’t hunt no mo’.

It will get even worse for the Dems over the next two months.

PackerBronco on September 6, 2010 at 12:32 PM

The thing for the president nowadays is that after the Dems get wiped out, he’ll have free run of newly elected Republican districs to campaign in. He’ll pick up the mantle of the outsider–coopting a new crew of harshly liberal Dem candidates that will demagogue the “insiders” that will be elected this fall. I think that’s their strategy is to do away with the Blue Dogs and grow a new bunch of ACORNS that’ll occupy congress and then recreate 2008 and help him win reelection in 2012. It’s a win-by-losing strategy IMO. He and Nancy will still be there and they just need a few more Waxmans and Wasserman Schultzes to help theim with their heinous agenda. My 2c

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM

The only poll I’m really interested in is the final one in November. At which time I hope to send Madame Speaker an email “Karma is a bitch!”.

GarandFan on September 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Do what’s up with the Nevada Senate race?!

Is Angle so bad that she can’t defeat a fascist?

If Reid survives, even if everything else is great I will be disappointed!!!!!

petunia on September 6, 2010 at 12:43 PM

So not Do…. probably not the only mistake. Type in haste repent in leisure.

petunia on September 6, 2010 at 12:44 PM

ted c: I’d say there is an 80% chance what you say is true. But I am 100% sure that Obama will crater anyway. Narcissists do not learn.

SurferDoc on September 6, 2010 at 12:49 PM

The constant lies and deceptions are becoming so obvious even the most brainwashed lemmings on the left are becoming embarrassed that The One keeps expecting them to swallow his swill like they have been programmed to do. Even the most illitierate on the left realizes that you can be inelligent and naive, but when compared to stupid and incompetent, there is absolutely no difference if the end results are the same. The Ivy League educations are being exposed as the brainwashing of the concept of reality and thus unfit to lead ia a real world. Having intelligence and having the ability to apply that intelligence in the leadership of a country are complete opposites in real life. Obama is living proof to that truth.

volsense on September 6, 2010 at 12:49 PM

The GOP hasn’t convinced the middle of anything. Zero and his cohorts are the ones who have convinced the middle that a huge mistake was made in ’08 which has to be corrected in ’10 and ’12 are this country is toast.

Kissmygrits on September 6, 2010 at 12:49 PM

…their strategy is to do away with the Blue Dogs and grow a new bunch of ACORNS that’ll occupy congress and then recreate 2008 and help him win reelection in 2012. …

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 12:37 PM

My bet too. In fact, hasn’t Pelosi been reported to have said as much in private?

petefrt on September 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM

My bet too. In fact, hasn’t Pelosi been reported to have said as much in private?

petefrt on September 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM

IIRC, yes. Matter of fact, the recent “triage” that they are doing is just something that they would’ve done anyway. Who wouldn’t reserve $$ resources to the ones that are most likely to survive? They are culling the fold, it’s like they are doing Congressional abortions….they are aborting and euthanizing the unwanted, the unnecessary, the Democrats that are going to impede their agenda. The Blue Dogs are unhelpful, roadblocks and are the equivalent of a young child to a mother who wants to go to Harvard…so they’re leaving that child back home with granny and gramps and wishing them luck.

The progressive march continues. It’s the Democrats of 2012 that should be of concern. The Republicans of 2010 are an impressive crop, but the MSM + the aggressive left will be formidable come 2012—I hope that’s not true, alas, it just may be…

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

If the Republicans take back the Senate and the House, Obama will keep on destroying our economy, but will have the GOP up front and center to blame his every failure on. Since he is a narcissist, he cannot comprehend that his failures are of his own doing. He does not see himself as an elected president, but as an annointed king.

volsense on September 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

but the MSM + the aggressive left will be formidable come 2012—I hope that’s not true, alas, it just may be…

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

it will be, guaranteed…

cmsinaz on September 6, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Out of Recovery Summer into Democratic Fall Democratic Free-Fall

Canadian Infidel on September 6, 2010 at 12:15 PM

..FIFY.

The War Planner on September 6, 2010 at 1:00 PM

volsense on September 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

true. Demagogues always need an external enemy—Saddam did it, so does Chavez and Castro. There has to be an ass to kick. GWB was his ass because he had a D controlled congress. Now, it’ll be Boehner and the boys that’ll have the long, bony finger pointed at them. The demagoguery will only worsen because its the way that folks like Mr. Obama obtain their power—they focus two minutes hate and external anger away from their failure and against a foil, another enemy, an Emmanuel Goldstein—and then rile the masses against them. wait and see.

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Madam, as in whore-management, Pelosi, you spit in people’s faces with a hammer, you get nailed! Couldn’t happen to a ‘nicer’ trifecta: Obama, Reid, Pelosi.

All associated with them, go to he*l with those who fooled you. You deserve no less.

Schadenfreude on September 6, 2010 at 1:03 PM

We are about up to the time when undecided and casual voters decide to jump on the bandwagon and go with the winning team. The idea of divided government appeals to a lot of people on a gut level. They’ve seen twice in ten years the effects of letting one party control Congress and the White House.

rockmom on September 6, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Republicans win both men and women (the latter of which by 44/41)

3 point advantage with women? That’s huge considering women generally vote Democratic by 13 points.

ButterflyDragon on September 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM

I can’t figure out why women always seem to be stronger for Dems.

jodetoad on September 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Bishop on September 6, 2010 at 12:04 PM

NO WAY.

I haven’t met a single hard core lib who liked the internet. Yes, I know about the confab in Vegas recently. Those guys were not suffering like The One, Nanci and Harry have been with all the info swirling like dust. They are not real party people.

As insiders like to say: “there is just too much information and too many sources…”. You know they want just the three TV networks and maybe CNN and NPR for a measure of variety. They don’t even like cable news when considered a a whole. I earlier posted the hope of one to see some gov’t regulation — and fast.

Key West Reader on September 6, 2010 at 12:22 PM

Maybe.

An increase in health insurance costs cuts several different ways…some may be waiting for the good fairy to appear and make the greedy insurers behave. My opinion is that the Dems really blew it by not allowing nationwide competition. The free market is a lovely thing.

The Dems couldn’t allow it, though. Sigh..it is so hard to keep everyone happy when you are in bed with a few of the most demanding mates.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2010 at 1:13 PM

I can’t figure out why women always seem to be stronger for Dems.

jodetoad on September 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM

projection of daddy.
history of poor judgment.
give me security and feel good programs.
emotional appeal.

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM

rockmom on September 6, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Yep. Time to pour it on. Keep up the pressure and stay really positive. Tell everyone if they’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, then the time to get up, get into it, and get involved is now. People need to feel empowered to find their voice and that their vote this November is going to make a big difference for America. Fence sitters are just looking for someone to look them in the eye and tell them to join

Christien on September 6, 2010 at 1:15 PM

If the Republicans take back the Senate and the House, Obama will keep on destroying our economy, but will have the GOP up front and center to blame his every failure on. Since he is a narcissist, he cannot comprehend that his failures are of his own doing. He does not see himself as an elected president, but as an anointed king.

volsense on September 6, 2010 at 12:58 PM

..there are — by many estimates — some three trillions of dollars sitting on the sidelines waiting for nothing more than some inkling of stability and certainty. So far, the Democrats have confounded businesses (big and small) in causing only uncertainty. Once the Republicans are elected, it will be up to them to (1) provide this sense of direction and certainty, and, if investment and hiring resumes, (2) manage the message and media to point out that the Dems had four years of confusion and failure.

It will be a daunting task (given their ineptitude) that will require skill to thread this needle. But, thankfully, they will have a receptive audience — an awakened andf angry public who knows what the score is.

The War Planner on September 6, 2010 at 1:19 PM

projection of daddy.
history of poor judgment.
give me security and feel good programs.
emotional appeal.

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM

..Ted..another in a series of consistently good commentary.

The War Planner on September 6, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Do what’s up with the Nevada Senate race?!Is Angle so bad that she can’t defeat a fascist?If Reid survives, even if everything else is great I will be disappointed!!!!!petunia on September 6, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Angle will defeat Reid. It may go to double digits. There’s NO energy on the left and infinite energy on the right, here on the ground.

Mojave Mark on September 6, 2010 at 1:22 PM

I know of a congressional race where the opponents are trying to paste the words “Democrat” and “Friend of Obama” on one another like it is some kind of slime.

And thank goodness The One didn’t try to go around with his birth certificate stapled to his forehead.

First, the gov’t would have ground to a halt trying to find the thing. Heck, He spent a million bucks or more fighting lawsuits instead of looking for it so it must be REALLY lost in all His papers. Must be with His transcripts.

And, assuming that He found it, I have seen what pins do to inflated objects (like balloons) so we would have Hillary in the Oval Office without a rug.

IlikedAUH2O on September 6, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Watch out for major election fraud shenanigans.

Remember: The dems don’t have to throw the election in their favor. They just have to create enough chaos to cast doubt on the results. Then the election goes to the courts and is decided by liberal judges.

Guard those ballot boxes.

ZenDraken on September 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM

I think John Boehner should be writing his acceptance speech for Speaker of the House. It’s too late to stop the momentum: Americans have had enough of Democrap failure. The GOP needs a strategy to stop kamikaze last-ditch spending by the lame duck corruptocrats.

Philly on September 6, 2010 at 12:07 PM

The GOP should be looking for a replacement for Boehner. His leadership has not been effective, and he has not promoted the policies that are needed. Some new blood would be much better, like Paul Ryan. Although that Young Guns thing was pretty lame, that knocked him down a notch in my view.

Who else is out there that can step into the void in GOP leadership? I’m at a loss

iurockhead on September 6, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Nancy, Reid, and Obama have proven their dishonest ways. They will stop at nothing in order to RULE against the will of the American people. Only their evil minds can conjure up some way to screw up the elections.

mobydutch on September 6, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Christien on September 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM

That photo makes me think of Star Wars. She finds their lack of faith disturbing.

scrubjay on September 6, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Watch out for major election fraud shenanigans.

Remember: The dems don’t have to throw the election in their favor. They just have to create enough chaos to cast doubt on the results. Then the election goes to the courts and is decided by liberal judges.

Guard those ballot boxes.

ZenDraken on September 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM

More to the point there is 800 billion plus 50 more, apparently, of unaccounted stimulus money setting around to buy the election.

whbates on September 6, 2010 at 1:45 PM

I am as much an ACORN conspiracy proponent as the next person but with these generic numbers there is no way that the Dems can do it with each district, especially in red states or districts with few Black voters.

If these numbers hold the Dems will get slaughtered, and yes I do think the elections will occur in November 2010 as scheduled.

technopeasant on September 6, 2010 at 1:46 PM

I predict a dozen seats in the House, two or three in the Senate, then the Democrats repeal the Presidential Term Limit Amendment, fund ACORN at higher than ever levels and re-elect Obama 4 more times, so he can really be the new FDR.

We are DOOMED!/

Brian1972 on September 6, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Guess the rock is pretty high quality where he lives.

Mr. Grump on September 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Rockhead, I hear ya. I’d like the GOP to find someone who is more persuasive and energetic. Boehner has never struck me as being motivational. The GOP needs to have a plan for success and be ready to communicate it clearly or else 2012 is in peril.

Philly on September 6, 2010 at 2:34 PM

This is such good news, the RNC is scheduling another night out in the Voyeur Club next weekend.

bayview on September 6, 2010 at 2:36 PM

I also believe in shenanigans. We are looking at voter intimidation, stolen votes, dead votes, illegal votes, found votes, you name it. Anyway to outright steal it[ala Franken] or send it to a court. We need to have an overwhelming victory in all the districts to protect it from fraud. The Scott Brown election is an example. The Dems had a bunch of hip pocket illegal votes but when the results started to be overwhelming for Brown,,they let it go. The “margin of chicanery” was overcome.

retiredeagle on September 6, 2010 at 2:41 PM

…and Teh Precedent speaks today on another $50B package. Ramussen’s poll should be a sight to 3 days from now.

Regards to whether elections will happen: I was shocked to find out the (L) thought Bush wouldn’t allow the elections, either. I, too, believe they will happen. Maybe if he’d gone far, far (L), but they are disappointed he’s more ‘centrist’ – though I don’t think they understand what that word means.

Yellowdog12 on September 6, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Pelosi reminds me of: The Craw

mockmook on September 6, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Remember the caption when that picture was first seen?

(Princess Leia:) “The more you tighten your grip, …, the more … will slip through your fingers.”

Sir Napsalot on September 6, 2010 at 3:25 PM

After hearing the President speak today at that rally of his dumbed down audience, I am totally embarrassed. How demeaning for a President of the United States.

Travis1 on September 6, 2010 at 3:52 PM

Keep pushing.

This is a unique opportunity. If we can keep this momentum through the next two months we could pick up 12 Senate seats and 100+ in the House. And if Barack Obama’s admin is anything like the Illinois political culture its major players hail from, they may be running from behind bars in 2012.

TallDave on September 6, 2010 at 3:57 PM

TallDave, from your keyboard, to the voters who mark the ballots in November.

I would LOVE for this to happen. Just watching the pundits’ heads explode will be SOOOO entertaining on election night.

I believe we will run the table in the Senate and capture at least 75 more House seats, minimum.

And if the Republicans want to KEEP their majority in 2012, they need to REPEAL health care, after they defund it. Make Obama veto this bill and shove it in his face in 2012 for his defeat.

karenhasfreedom on September 6, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Memo to centrists and RINOs: it ain’t the centrist wing of the party that’s picking people up. It’s the Tea Party wing. For years, people have been saying there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the GOP and the Dems, and the value of a dime has been shrinking. The Tea Party movement is showing that there can be a big difference between the two parties and there should be a big difference between the parties, and it’s showing by doing: by creating that difference.

If you want to get the independents, don’t play at Donkey Lite. Stand on bedrock principles, the principles whose value is being demonstrated daily by the Democrat moonbats as they abandon them.

njcommuter on September 6, 2010 at 5:33 PM

If we win Nov elections, the Rs in power right now need to hamstring the lame duck session;attempt to start as many investigations as possible; and allow the incoming Congress to hit the ground running. It will be no time to “set up commissions” in order to “study” and “look for learning lessons”. There needs to be some serious kicking ass and taking names and not the Obama kind of inaction. We need the serious kind of Col Allen West approach to getting answers which will save lives and the future of this country.Not a time to dilly dally over niceties and attempting to fondle across the aisle.

retiredeagle on September 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM

I’, concerned that the 51-57th states Obama talked about in 2008 will vote Democratic and keep the Dems in the majority in both Houses.

chickasaw42 on September 6, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Poor Dems are going to lose big. Being a good sport I found a video to help them rally, however futile such an effort might be…. unless the GOP snatches defeat from the jaws of victory somehow.

Animal House: Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor

Yakko77 on September 6, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Two immediate responses:
First obviously, this is NOT going to just fall in our laps if we just sit quietly and avoid doing stupid things. Dumb Luck will carry us a long long way, but Dumb Luck and hard work will carry us a WHOLE LOT FURTHER.
Second and not so obviously, if this does turn out the way we all hope in November, the Republican Party has to become the party that DESERVES that victory. And we do so by acting according to the principles and convictions that earned us the victory in the first place.
In fact, this victory will put the Republican Party on strict probation. If we just act like a newer bunch of Beltway Weasels and spend all our time trying to make the Status Quo work better, then the Republican Party is DEAD!

Lew on September 6, 2010 at 9:53 PM

if you liked your congressman, you can’t keep him….

ted c on September 6, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Mine is a she, name of Diane. Hopefully your hypothesis proves true and crosses gender boundaries. Maybe I’ll practice liking her for a minute or two, so when the past tense kicks in, I win.

unclesmrgol on September 7, 2010 at 1:33 AM

And when we are thanking God for this victory, DO NOT FORGET TO THANK JIM CRAMER whose concept of a Tea Party set this whole concept rolling. And I agree; not just win it but do lots of things immediately for us to get well. Like repeal Obamacare or defund it and get busy creating something besides WPA or government jobs.

AReadyRepub on September 7, 2010 at 2:59 AM