Hot new election read from Reuters: Tea party candidates are scaring Republicans into voting Democratic

posted at 6:20 pm on October 28, 2010 by Allahpundit

Amid the maelstrom of stories about Democrats getting crushed by independents, deep blue citadels on the verge of turning red, and the likelihood of Harry Reid being unseated climbing above 75 percent, thank goodness there’s one news agency with the clear-eyed vision to report on important phenomena like “Republicans for Cuomo.”

Hang in there, Reuters. It’ll all be over soon.

Republican candidate Carl Paladino — backed by the conservative Tea Party movement — raised such political hackles he spawned a “Republicans for Cuomo” movement supporting Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

Similar groups can be found in heated races elsewhere nationwide, often those featuring Tea Party-endorsed candidates, attacked by Democrats and some moderate Republicans as extreme…

In Nevada, incumbent Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, who faces Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, counts among his Republican supporters an array of influential gaming and casino executives.

“Mainstream Republicans are refusing to support the latest crop of insurgent candidates in the Republican Party because of their extremist beliefs,” said Deirdre Murphy, spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington.

Somewhere Charlie Crist is reading that sentence, wistfully wishing it were true. But give Reuters credit for recognizing that voters switching parties in revulsion at the leadership is a significant and newsworthy trend. I wonder if we can find a more salient example, though, than “Casinos Against Angle” or whatever. How about … this?

In the case of women — a traditionally Democratic-leaning group that the White House has been courting actively in recent weeks — the shift toward the Republicans was marked in the latest poll, especially when compared with their stated preferences in the last Times/CBS poll, in mid-September.

In the earlier poll, women favored Democrats over Republicans by seven percentage points. In the latest poll, women said they were likely to support a Republican over a Democrat by four percentage points, suggesting Republican gains among women who were undecided as of last month.

Eleven points. In a month. Among one of the left’s core constituencies. No wonder Democrats are starting to mumble about abortion and other social issues that are a cynical deplorable wedge whenever Republicans mention them during a campaign but have now magically transformed into responsible politicking ahead of a very important election. I’m half surprised that The One hasn’t suddenly “seen the light” and come out in favor of gay marriage. But then, he is, after all, still “evolving.”


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Khun Joe on October 28, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Get used it until Tuesday, I promise many of us are gonna either laugh at the stupidity or seethe at the underhandedness. Just go vote.

rob verdi on October 28, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Reuters stopped being a legitimate news organization, a long long time ago.

Rebar on October 28, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Whatev’s

CynicalOptimist on October 28, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Rooters, head stuck somewhere and it isn’t pretty. I wonder, will they be able to get it out after the election. or is it stuck permanent?

This is going to be funny …

tarpon on October 28, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Tea party candidates are scaring Republicans into voting Democratic

Yeah, that would explain why the democrats are leading in so many races.

Scrappy on October 28, 2010 at 6:25 PM

gaming and casino executives.

This I believe. We have seen some of the entrenched Republican special interest crowd back Democrats, both secretly and not so secretly. They don’t want the gravy train to end, but actual voters?

Not so much.

sharrukin on October 28, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Hang in there, Reuters. It’ll all be over soon.

LOL!

The Trail of Tears INK.

portlandon on October 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM

test

sharrukin on October 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Republicans for Cuomo – Astroturf?

Kini on October 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Wow!!! When I need to take nyquil, when I wake up, I feel as if I’ve been trampled by a herd of mice pulling a wagon full of bud. I thought that was delusional.

Reuters is gonna need some serious therapy, and anti depressants, me thinks.

capejasmine on October 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Sweep the leg, Sharon. Sweep the leg.

BuckeyeSam on October 28, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Reuter’s….who?

belad on October 28, 2010 at 6:27 PM

gaming and cas!no executives.

This I believe. We have seen some of the entrenched Republican special interest crowd back Democrats, both secretly and not so secretly. They don’t want the gravy train to end, but actual voters?

Not so much.

sharrukin on October 28, 2010 at 6:27 PM

This woman (me) will never darken a Progressive door. They have absolutely nothing to offer real women.

IowaWoman on October 28, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Classic Alinsky projection. Accuse others of what you are yourself doing.

Call others racists when you want to use race against others.
Call others extremists when you yourself are an extremist.
Call others a liar when you yourself lie.
Call others divisive when that very statement is divisive.
Call others unqualified when… well, Obama.

And say others are fleeing the Tea Party, when in fact, people are fleeing the Democrats’ extremism.

MrX on October 28, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Reuters is gonna need some serious therapy, and anti depressants, me thinks.

capejasmine on October 28, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I’m thinkin’ EST may be in order….

huskerdiva on October 28, 2010 at 6:29 PM

said Deirdre Murphy, spokeswoman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington.

And we should trust you, why?????

Let’s see…they claim to be thee most transparent admin ever, and then Obutthead admits himself they did things we don’t know about..and we’re to trust this garbage?

Nice try….morons!

capejasmine on October 28, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Is this Reuters out trick or treating and they decided to try and costume up as a news agency?

Done That on October 28, 2010 at 6:31 PM

So all casinos are backing Reid?

All mafias going to Reid?

TAKE IT PROSTATE REID! TAKE IT! YOU AND THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATS REALLY DESERVE IT!

TheAlamos on October 28, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Take it Reid! Take it!

TheAlamos on October 28, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Reuters Angst!!

canopfor on October 28, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Not so sure about this, Reuters.

http://hillbuzz.org/2010/10/27/an-open-letter-to-rush-limbaugh-and-his-listeners/

pjean on October 28, 2010 at 6:33 PM

This woman (me) will never darken a Progressive door. They have absolutely nothing to offer real women.

IowaWoman on October 28, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Oh but they do.

Burqa’s

The chance to be assaulted sexually, and get stoned for your insolence.

The chance to be ridiculed, and verbally abused if you dare stray from the party line.

The chance to visit the White House, or Congress. Not as an elected official, but as a play thing for the pervs.

I could go on, but now I’m a lil sick.

capejasmine on October 28, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Yeah. For the first time, I agree with Reuters.

All vichy and dirty Republicans are NOW OPENLY TURNING INTO Democrats?

It’s really settling into like a clear water.

TSUNAMI!

TheAlamos on October 28, 2010 at 6:34 PM

I’m half surprised that The One hasn’t suddenly “seen the light” and come out in favor of gay marriage. But then, he is, after all, still “evolving.”

Obama was always in favor. This is something Obama believes will be a major milestone in his presidency. As such, he could not let the courts come in and take away his glory. I believe he only challenged it to stop the court from taking away his credit. Narcissism at it’s finest.

Of course, that may have been a strategically bad move, given the tsunami that is coming next Tuesday.

BruthaMan on October 28, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Baghdad Reuters Bob!!!

canopfor on October 28, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Rooters would have you think that this is news and analysis
when it would be more accurately described as misinformation aimed at steering the vote of the undecided.

This time the decision is clear to all, but the corrupt and otherwise co-opted will be greatly overwhelmed.

ontherocks on October 28, 2010 at 6:36 PM

Al Reuters……..all the news fit to make up.

GarandFan on October 28, 2010 at 6:37 PM

Rueters = DNC propaganda machine….

DL13 on October 28, 2010 at 6:39 PM

thank goodness there’s one news agency with the clear-eyed vision to report on important phenomena like “Republicans for Cuomo.”

You mean like HOTAIR.COM??? Cuomo’s ads appear on every page of HotAir’s own website, even this very page. Look on the right.

Dollayo on October 28, 2010 at 6:40 PM

alReuters is just producing propaganda…what else is new?

Between A/P, alReuters and Newsweak I don’t know who I believe LESS?!?

Justrand on October 28, 2010 at 6:43 PM

HillBuzz Posts Open Letter to Rush on Reverse Operation Chaos
October 28, 2010

This is up on Rush’s homepage. Don’t forget REVERSE OPERATION CHAOS.

Dr Evil on October 28, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Paladino v. Cuomo

I’m Cuomophobic

maverick muse on October 28, 2010 at 6:45 PM

@ 6:40 clicking to link onto ads provides income for the sponsoring website…doesn’t mean that the clicking reader approves of the promoted feature or is swayed by the ad.

maverick muse on October 28, 2010 at 6:48 PM

These are the same fools that voted for the guy who still says our economy is headed in the right direction.

Indian Outlaw on October 28, 2010 at 6:48 PM

I’m half surprised that The One hasn’t suddenly “seen the light” and come out in favor of gay marriage.

He would have, if it were a winning electoral issue.

ddrintn on October 28, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Hot new election read from Reuters: Tea party candidates are scaring Republicans into voting Democratic.

But they don’t mention all the PUMAS that are voting Republican.

PUMAS know how to organize just ask Hillary.

Hillbuzz has been posting ground reports state by state for a few weeks now.

Dr Evil on October 28, 2010 at 6:50 PM

Hillbuzz Democrats at DEFCON 1: Is Christine O’Donnell now leading in internals?

Dr Evil on October 28, 2010 at 6:46 PM

For whatever reason they want to pretend that she is down by 21 points on Hotair. They ignore any poll that differs from that line and push obscure biased polls that promote it.

She might lose but it won’t be by much.

sharrukin on October 28, 2010 at 6:50 PM

The PUMA theory is lame since the typical PUMA is still a liberal Democrat voting on Democrat candidates, just like Hillary did before leaving the states. Obama’s name/office isn’t on the ’10 ballot.

Likely, that PUMA argument would stroke poor ol’ overly sensitive Obama’s sense of entitlement being abused by those typical white women bigots.

maverick muse on October 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM

I’m half surprised that The One hasn’t suddenly “seen the light” and come out in favor of gay marriage.

He would have, if it were a winning electoral issue.

ddrintn on October 28, 2010 at 6:49 PM

Your post cut like a scalpel.

massrighty on October 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Like Obama purposely said to Jon Stewart, “Great job,” Brownie.

maverick muse on October 28, 2010 at 6:55 PM

Just breaking on Fox News: Last week Bill Clinton had Meek talked into dropping out of the race, and he changed his mind.

silvernana on October 28, 2010 at 6:55 PM

maverick muse on October 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM

Well someone is voting Republican or we wouldn’t be seeing the tidal wave we are this year.

sharrukin on October 28, 2010 at 6:56 PM

They’re actually right. Look what happened to Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist. The Tea Party scared them and look where they ended up.

Oldnuke on October 28, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Dead or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJv5qLsLYoo

canopfor on October 28, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Nice try, Reuters!

NOW GET LOST!!!!!!!!!!!

pilamaye on October 28, 2010 at 6:59 PM

Just breaking on Fox News: Last week Bill Clinton had Meek talked into dropping out of the race, and he changed his mind.

silvernana on October 28, 2010 at 6:55 PM

That would be the Meek in Florida. Juan and Krauthammer thought it was a great (smart) idea to let Crist be the candidate. If that were Republicans, everyone on the left would be criticizing them for kicking out the black candidate to try and win – will be interesting to see if that happens in this case.

silvernana on October 28, 2010 at 7:04 PM

They’re called RINO’s. Let them.

el hombre on October 28, 2010 at 7:09 PM

Hang in there, Reuters. It’ll all be over soon.

Great line, AP.

LastRick on October 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM

The left is not known for it’s iron grasp on reality.

ronsfi on October 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM

My mother who is a rabid liberal uses this same meme every year: “I would have voted for McCain if it weren’t for…”

“…I would have voted for Kirk if it weren’t for…”

etc. etc.

southsideironworks on October 28, 2010 at 7:29 PM

Do the writers at Reuters know they have a division that does polling? Perhaps they should check with them before putting out stories.

Vashta.Nerada on October 28, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Regarding the casino executives shilling for Reid here in NV: they’ve joined the mayors of Las Vegas, Reno and Sparks in an effort to try to keep their goodies coming from D.C. They’re nothing but a bunch of whores not wanting to get off the gravy train.

The TEA party participants are those of us who know that it’s time to stop the dishing out of money and favors from Washington. Sure, some might benefit in the short run, but at a cost to all of us. The money that senators and reps send home to their states has to come from somewhere, and in the long run that process hurts us all. (Not to mention the percentage that gets skimmed off the top as the money passes through Washington.)

We here in NV know the game they’re playing, and we’re not going to be sending Harry Reid back to D.C.

LooseCannon on October 28, 2010 at 7:31 PM

At least somebody’s voting Democratic this year. Imagine how bad it would be for them otherwise?

TheBigOldDog on October 28, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Like Obama purposely said to Jon Stewart, “Great job,” Brownie.

maverick muse on October 28, 2010 at 6:55 PM

I caught that on Fox News, Bammie really wants us to think he made that goof on purpose as some kind of pun!

slickwillie2001 on October 28, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Rove could have backed COD right after the primary, all in the interest of party unity of course, and his buddy Castle as well. But Nooooo, they had to show off their smarts and help lose taking over control of the senate. The big tent would have accommodated COD and Linda M.

Kissmygrits on October 28, 2010 at 8:24 PM

This is up on Rush’s homepage. Don’t forget REVERSE OPERATION CHAOS.

Dr Evil on October 28, 2010 at 6:44 PM

You have no idea how many Dems are working to get Repubs elected. There is no way any of us ex-Dems are going to sit this one out. Not a chance in hell!!

elclynn on October 28, 2010 at 8:40 PM

OT but veeerry interesting: Is Norm Dicks in trouble in WA-6?

Dicks is probably the biggest DOD porker in Congress with Murtha gone, and was previously considered untouchable. This is a surprise, if true, and makes me wonder just how big of a landslide this election is going to be.

fiatboomer on October 28, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Likely, that PUMA argument would stroke poor ol’ overly sensitive Obama’s sense of entitlement being abused by those typical white women bigots.

maverick muse on October 28, 2010 at 6:53 PM

LOL, we know how to play the leftist games. We’re BO’s worst nightmare come to light.

elclynn on October 28, 2010 at 9:19 PM

Reuters is now called Hemroids. Reuters= hemroids

hawkman on October 28, 2010 at 11:14 PM

Bill Brady has been endorsed by the Tea Party and he’s on his way to becoming Illinois next governor.
Non-Tea Party endorsed Mark Kirk is running against a mob banker and he may still lose….in Illinois.
Hmmm.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 28, 2010 at 11:38 PM

Get used it until Tuesday, I promise many of us are gonna either laugh at the stupidity or seethe at the underhandedness. Just go vote.

rob verdi on October 28, 2010 at 6:23 PM

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Well said.

diogenes on October 29, 2010 at 5:40 AM

There are those in the establihment GOP who are just as dangerous to our country as the demonrats. Their best interests are personal and damn the best interests of our country. Nothing new here, but propaganda will always emit from the left as lies and deceptions are all they have. Why do they refuse to run on their record? Its because even the most brainwashed lemmings are not stupid enough to think they are nothing but a minute minority. Racial hatred and class warfare is all they have and is all they have ever had. Demonrats = Business As Usual. Its who they are.

volsense on October 29, 2010 at 9:09 AM

Republican candidate Carl Paladino — backed by the conservative Tea Party movement — raised such political hackles he spawned a “Republicans for Cuomo” movement supporting Democrat Andrew Cuomo.

Getting into a shouting match with a reporter, as Paladino did, might raise “political hackles” against him, regardless of his party.

There was another candidate that raised political hackles by telling the editor of a major newspaper that it should be forced out of business. Was that one of those wild Tea Party crazies? Oh, wait a minute, that was Harry Reid.

Then there was the candidate that grabbed a reporter for a college paper in a choke-hold. Another Tea Party wacko? No, Congressman Dan Etheridge, Democrat of North Carolina.

Let’s face it, a Congressman or Senator is supposed to represent ALL the voters in his/her district or state, and needs to handle criticism or tough questions without lashing out at reporters.

Most voters don’t like hotheads, and tend to vote against them. Paladino deserves to lose, but so does Alan Grayson and Dan Etheridge. The Tea Party may be feeding on voter anger against over-spending and high taxes, but the candidates themselves need to keep their cool while they debate the issues. Paladino may be scaring Republicans away by his hotheadedness, but fellow Tea Party candidate Marco Rubio has shown remarkable calm in the face of harsh criticism from TWO opponents, and leading by double digits in a purple state. Sharron Angle was called a b!tch by Joy Behar on national TV, and sent her flowers!

As Martin Luther King said, judge a person by the content of their character.

Steve Z on October 29, 2010 at 10:01 AM