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CNN Poll: GOP's midterm advantage is growing

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posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:08 AM
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(CNN) -- 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.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


www.cnn.com...

Yep that Tea Party Movement was all a big conservative lie. Independents my behind! All the Tea Party Movement is, is a giant GOP/FOX News idiot trap, and it worked like a charm grabbed up all these moronic easily confused masses who saw the Democrats as destroying their America (thanks Glenn Beck)

Of course, if the GOP gets into power, we all know what that means. War with Iran. Further deregulation of Wall Street. Tax hikes for the poor, and elimination of more jobs.

I guess you get what you vote for.




posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:16 AM
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S&F whatukno

Originally posted by whatukno
All the Tea Party Movement is, is a giant GOP/FOX News idiot trap, and it worked like a charm grabbed up all these moronic easily confused masses who saw the Democrats as destroying their America (thanks Glenn Beck)


do they write their material at a sixth or seventh grade level?

i forget.



(thanks Glenn Beck)


i just threw up a little.

let me repay the favor, put this thought into your head:


Civil Rights Leader Glenn Beck





[edit on 6-9-2010 by Esoteric Teacher]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:24 AM
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Independents my behind!
I fail to see what Independents have in common with your behind.


As I understand it, the Tea Party Movement stands for less government, lower taxes ect.

How could it mean elimation of more jobs?

Do you think the Dem's are doing a good job right now?


Thanks
sl



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:28 AM
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Blaming Fox is no different than blaming CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS for Obama's election.

Whats good for the goose is not good for the gander? 4 against one, I sense a problem with those odds.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 06:54 AM
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I seriously don't think I will ever vote for a Democrat as long as I live...

Not that I love the Republicans, but most all their bad points are what they have in common with Democrats...

Plus I hate liberals so much, I would cut off my leg just to bleed on their shoes, pretty much...anything that makes them unhappy can't be all bad...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 07:04 AM
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Originally posted by Esoteric Teacher

Originally posted by whatukno


Civil Rights Leader Glenn Beck






I almost threw up my bagel! Come on!


[edit on 9/6/2010 by Misoir]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 07:15 AM
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I guess you get what you vote for.


Oh, the irony here. I let you have your fun though.
Thanks for the laugh.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by Libertygal

Whats good for the goose is not good for the gander? 4 against one, I sense a problem with those odds.


too many are against ya, you become the minority under dog. :pout:

when the majority is with ya, you become the democratic majority rule.

the goose and the gander can both go talk to their mothers about it.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by nine-eyed-eel
reply to post by whatukno
 


I seriously don't think I will ever vote for a Democrat as long as I live...

Not that I love the Republicans, but most all their bad points are what they have in common with Democrats...

Plus I hate liberals so much, I would cut off my leg just to bleed on their shoes, pretty much...anything that makes them unhappy can't be all bad...



Ummm.... Okay...

I don't like Liberals either, they are the ones to blame for taking my party away from me and ruining this country.

The Democrats, before 1968, use to be the party of the poor and working class. Now they have decided to not challenge Republicans on economic issues but rather challenge them on cultural issues. Remember when we had the 'Solid South' where every southern state was guaranteed to vote for a Democrat? When Mississippi and South Carolina gave Democratic Presidents 90-98% of the vote.

That's because they talked about class issues not cultural issues. Now they are too Liberal too take on class issues because they truly don't care and they are more worried about gay marriage and keeping religion out of school.

If you hate Liberals that's fine because I hate them too. But if you hate FDR and Williams Jennings Bryan and Eugene Victor Debbs that is where we part ways. It's called Economic Populism my friend. If you agree with what I have posted then you are a REAL DEMOCRAT not one of those Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi 1960's Liberals. But rather the old school Democrats, such as myself.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 07:23 AM
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reply to post by Esoteric Teacher
 


Please, do not inflate that man's ego any further than it already is.

reply to post by sweetliberty
 



As I understand it, the Tea Party Movement stands for less government, lower taxes ect.

How could it mean elimation of more jobs?


Further encouraging companies to ship jobs overseas, it helps companies bottom lines if they can hire people in foreign countries to do jobs that used to be done by Americans. Republicans are experts and making sure that a CEO of a large company gets the money their "talent" deserves by ensuring that no American can have a living wage.


Do you think the Dem's are doing a good job right now?


As opposed to the party of NO? Absolutely! As opposed to doing the right thing for this country? Not entirely. I feel that the Democrats have been spineless and haven't used their advantage enough.

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Blaming Fox is no different than blaming CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and CBS for Obama's election.


FOX News was a major contributor to the rise of the TPM a movement that was supposed to be grass roots. Instead FOX made sure that the TPM was a GOP movement.

reply to post by nine-eyed-eel
 



Plus I hate liberals so much, I would cut off my leg just to bleed on their shoes, pretty much...anything that makes them unhappy can't be all bad...


Fair enough, everyone is entitled to their opinion, I have the same feeling about Republicans.

reply to post by Misoir
 


Yes, it's a disturbing image.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 07:25 AM
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Yes, very scary and sad.

Sidenote: Dr. House is awsome, I watch his show whenever I can. I have been told constantly by everyone I know that I remind them of Dr. House.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 07:31 AM
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The people voted for the democrats and Obama hoping for change during the last election. They still haven't seen it. Well not the change they hoped for in my opinion. Maybe it's all a lost cause and the US economy is sunk no matter who wins the election. Whether we have to pay an arm and an a leg for health care after Obama leaves office may be a mute point if our money isn't worth anything anyway. I want less government, less taxes, and more freedom. The Democrats are looking much worse than the Republicans in that view at the moment. However it's all predictable. The people want change so they are going to vote for change once again. I think the people would have voted for anyone other than a total moron to have change during the last election. History repeats.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 07:39 AM
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FOX News was a major contributor to the rise of the TPM a movement that was supposed to be grass roots. Instead FOX made sure that the TPM was a GOP movement.



I agree wholeheartedly.

My point was Obama had 4 major news networks that basically ran his campaign.

In your opinion, Fox and the GOP perverted the Tea Party movement to use it for their benefit.

But, the use of the benefit was really my point. What difference if one network uses an advantage when 4 networks did the same?

One network campaigning is at a total disadvantage over 4 networks doing the same.

The odds are slim it will have any major effect on the election, since no one watches Fox or takes them seriously. Right?

If it does have an effect on the election, then it is no different than the other 4 and there is no right for an outcry. Right?



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 08:06 AM
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I think seriously it is sweet of you try to include me in and give me the benefit of the doubt as being possibly "a real Democrat"...but for example just now going through my email I came across the following paragraph which I agree with (the link is to krazyeconomy.blogspot.com):

Krazy Economy: Arguing with the Altruists



...
What we must keep in mind is that the explicit or implicit holder of the morality of altruism does not regard consequences of his actions as pertinent. That is why Congress rarely examines the consequences of the laws it passes. Consequences are not important. What is important is taking actions consistent with altruism, “helping others”, sacrificing for the good of others. We know that this cannot be practiced successfully. We know that individuals cannot and do not practice this morality personally. They just support their government’s actions...


...and I don't think agreeing with that paragraph makes me an old school Democrat concerned with class issues...plus I don't know what the good thing is that FDR is supposed to have done, except in a showbiz, avuncular, looked-right-for-the-part sense...(but I probably shouldn't have brought that up cuz we'll be debating history and derailing the thread, hee-hee)...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 08:13 AM
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I don't really read much articles anymore, there is no one I can trust. Either you are on the Left and you are a Liberal or you are on the Right and you are a Conservative, but we aren't all just one way.

I am more with the Republicans on Social Issues while far to the left of Democrats on Economic Issues. But I do break ranks since I oppose Department of Agriculture, Free and Fair Trade, Globalization and Socialism. But I support placing Glass-Steagall back in place while stripping away regulations on small businesses, why should people need all these permits just to do or build something? It's ridiculous! And I also hate property taxes, you buy it and you own it you shouldn't have to pay on it!

I am also not one of those green freaks who put bugs and rats ahead of families and jobs. Pretty much I am one of those old school Midwestern Populists, we hate globalization, the elite and the big cities.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 10:52 AM
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Less Government, smaller government, fewer taxes, less taxes, less spending, less spending, less spending, less spending, less spending, less spending..............................

Edited to add.......less spending, less spending, less spending, less spending, less spending, less spending, less spending............and less spending............

[edit on 6-9-2010 by MY2Commoncentsworth]



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:03 AM
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So, let me get this straight, you want them to spend more right?



Listen, less spending is great, now, what do they cut? Where do they cut it from? And how much do they cut?

BTW, the GOP ain't the best people to go to for spending cuts. Just saying.



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:49 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno


Listen, less spending is great, now, what do they cut? Where do they cut it from? And how much do they cut?


I'd like a full audit of Federal spending. I'm sure we'd all be surprised at how money is wasted overpaying for things or just plain wasted on things we could do without. Multiply that across the board federally and I'm sure it'd be a huge amount no matter who is in charge.

Also input from bottom line Federal employees on how to cut spending. I feel that is often the most overlooked way to cut spending, ie. "we pay 1,000 from a contracted supplier(somebody's buddy), when we could get the same stuff from Staples for half that." Multiply these little ideas.

Just some ideas...



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 11:56 AM
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May be the GOP is gaining support because of the current state of the American economy and Americans are worred about the increase public spending? Could this be their fear;

bank·rupt (bngkrpt, -rpt)
n.
1. Law A debtor that, upon voluntary petition or one invoked by the debtor's creditors, is judged legally insolvent. The debtor's remaining property is then administered for the creditors or is distributed among them.

Now, I'm not an American citizen (but I'm 1/8th though!) but surely the public needs to embrace politician's, who understand you cannot keep spending and must bring fiscal discipline to nations finances?

Or, if you disagree, member you can get a head start on building the shanty towns - that will spread, once America is declared bankrupt?



posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
reply to post by MY2Commoncentsworth
 


So, let me get this straight, you want them to spend more right?



Listen, less spending is great, now, what do they cut? Where do they cut it from? And how much do they cut?

BTW, the GOP ain't the best people to go to for spending cuts. Just saying.


Well, they could drop those 9000 some odd pork barrel projects that went into the first bail out bill.

There are thousands, literally thousands - of pet pork projects that went out to buy various votes that were not only not necessary, but a wreckless spending of *our* forfieted tax dollars.

This was one of the reasons the GoP directly protested many of the bills, it wasn't so much the bail outs that were the issue, though it was AN issue, it was the billions spent on pork barrel projects which the Dems refused to remove. In fact, the more the GoP protested and caught the attention of the Blue Dog Dems, the more pork they added untill it was a pork barrel bill with some bail outs included.



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