Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Likely Voters"


America is a fickle nation... Wasn't it just two years ago that they were throwing everything Republican out of office? Well, a combination of sky-high GOP enthusiasm (if you can imagine that), a deep sense of pessimism about the country’s direction, and dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama's stewardship of the economy, has given Republicans a clear advantage heading into the November mid-term elections, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

As the Labor Day holiday marks the traditional starting point of the campaign season, Republicans have a supposed 9-point edge among those considered "likely voters", plus a near 20-point lead among those expressing the highest amount of interest in the mid-terms. Sometimes when they are doing these polls, I often wonder just who is being interviewed.

Perhaps more ominous for Democrats, is the number of Americans who approve of Obama's handling of the economy, which is the top issue in the country, has declined below 40% for the first time.

"We all know that there is a hurricane coming for the Democrats. We just don’t know if it will be a Category 4 or a Category 5." says Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart, who conducted this survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff.

The survey shows that among "likely voters", based on their interest and past voting history, 49% prefer a Republican-controlled Congress while 40% want one run by Democrats. Among those expressing a high interest in voting, that GOP lead increases 18 points, 53% to 35%.

However, among all registered voters, both parties are tied on the generic ballot, 43% to 43%, suggesting that Democrats could potentially blunt GOP gains in November with high turnout at the polls.

How fickle, how fickle, how fickle! I can imagine who these "likely voters" are... I won't say, but I do know that a certain party has been doing nothing but spreading misinformation and lie after lie after lie ever since President Obama has taken office. If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times... the majority of people in this country don't check facts and they don't believe anything past a sound bite.

This is why we have people who believe such non-sense like the president is a Muslim. (And, even if that were true, is it crime?) The President was born in Guam and, therefore, he is not an American citizen. (They don't realize that Guam is U.S. owned territory and even if he was born there as the child of an Amrican citizen, he would STILL be an American citizen.) And, the biggest lie of all... that he is spending like a school girl with her first credit card.

These same "likely voters" had no problem with the past Republican administration spending millions and billions of dollars fighting two wars at the same time... which is why our nation is in this economic bind in the first place. (Apparently, we learned nothing from the Russians who did the same thing just ten years before!)

These same "likely voters" had no problem with the past Republican administration allowing businesses to run wild and free, exporting jobs that used to go to Americans to other countries and spending billions of dollors fixing roads and building schools in Iraq, while our roads, railroads, and schools fell apart. They had no problem when the past Republican administration did this and arrogantly said that they didn't care what the majority of the public thought. Now, because they aren't getting miracles in record time, two years of a mess that took close to twenty years to create, they are dissatisfied and so worried about the national debt! Incredible!

The stupidity and ignorance of these so-called "likely voters" goes beyond apalling... it's downright embarrassing. We let radio and television talk show hosts make policy for us. Incredible! I'll see all of you "likely voters" at the polls. I'll be damned if I'm gonna allow Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and the Tea Party nitwits to get in power and destroy my country. If you people think things are bad now, think of how bad things will be under these clowns. Not on my watch! Not while my finger is still capable of casting a vote!

This has been a public service message from the Maverick of All Bloggers!

19 comments:

°º§DƏLLA§º° said...

ONE OF YOUR GREATEST POSTS! YES!

I LIVE IN NC AND I WILL DO ALL I CAN TO EDUCATE MY FRIENDS AND EVEN DRAG THEM TO THE POLLS IF I HAVE TO...ARMED WITH THE TRUTH AND A NUMBER 2 PENCIL!

James Perkins said...

You Tell em Keith! lol!

Toni said...

I love it when you get on your soapbox and go ballistic on these a-holes!

Angie B. said...

You be keepin it real, sho nuff!

Sunflower said...

Well said...I'll say one thing..I stay well informed reading this blog!
Keep up the good work!

Captain Jack said...

Like I always say..You are givin it to the peoples!

Vanessa said...

You aint nevah lied Keith!

Jazzy said...

Another great post fam...One of your best!

Swaggie said...

I'm sick of the Democrats being so nice and diplomatic...The Republicans aren't...I'm ready to fight..Who's with me?

Halo said...

God Bless You Maverick!

Lisa said...

You always say everything I want to say but can't articulate concerning these type issues!

Tate2 said...

Tell em why you mad Keith! LOL!

Simon Bastion said...

What can I say? You made it plain and you stated your case very well..
as always!

Sean said...

Nuff Said...You said it all brother!

Brenda said...

Why don't you have a talk show? I'm just sayin...The world needs you!

Cheryl said...

Standing and Applauding!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Right On,Right On, Right On...lol!

Keith said...

@Grover, you date yourself..lol
@Lisa-That's my job...to say what so many are thinking but either can't or won't say!

DBH said...

Right on the money Keith!




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