The Republican Resurgence is Here

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  1. B_Nick4444

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    Virginians elected Republican Robert F. McDonnell the Commonwealth's 71st governor Tuesday, halting a decade of Democratic advances in the critical swing state.

    washingtonpost.com

    Exit polls in both Virginia and New Jersey clearly cite Obanomics as their reason for the ouster of the Democratic Party

    Not only that, even Hollywood has abandoned the lib's darling in a not so subtle reference equating the incumbent to the alien invaders in the new television series "V".

    Like the incumbent, the invaders try to validate their presence by offering "hope" and universal health care.

    Man, I haven't felt this hopeful for the future of the nation since election night, a year ago ...
     
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    I Don't know what polls you're lookin at:
    Exit Polls in Va. and N.J.: The Obama (Non) Factor?


    Still, majorities of voters in both states (55 percent in Virginia and 60 percent in New Jersey) said President Obama was not a factor in their vote today.

    Exit Polls in Va. and N.J.: The Obama (Non) Factor? - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
     
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    The Republican's could have run a ham sandwich and ousted Corzine....
     
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    And of course that ham sandwich would then be exalted as the next savior of a resurgent Republican party.
     
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    Now now... we won't have Palin bashing in here.
     
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    So the the message is, democrats baaaaad, republicans gooood? So simple even Frankenstein would get it. FIRE BAAAAAAAD.
     
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    Ham sandwich never voted to raise taxes, give away a trillion dollars in a stimulus package, take over health care.

    Ham sandwich has more brains then most senators and representatives - democrat or republican.
     
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    Virginia is a traditionally red state which appears to be in the process of shifting to blue. It's not a surprise when a red state stays red.
     
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    It also tastes better, unless it runs on a dijon platform. Then my vote goes to PB&J, or maybe the third party, Egg Salad!
     
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    Yeah but ham sandwich was with Mama Cass when she died and may have allegedly contributed to her death. I don't know if Sandwich can overcome the continuing rumors that he may have choked her and then used friends in high places to get it covered-up.
     
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    The race in New Jersey has nothing (or almost nothing) to do with Obama. Everyone just hates John Corzine, from what I've been able to gather in my many trips out there. The only reason anyone is voting for him is because they don't want a Republican in office, basically.

    I don't know anything about Virginia's race, so I won't comment.
     
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    How anyone can be duped by the Republican party is beyond me. They stand for nothing and have a plan for even less. And before anyone accuses me of being a liberal Democrat lets get something straight. I don't give a rat's ass what label someone gives themselves as long as they do something beneficial for the country. Hell, you can revive the fucking Wig party if you want. If you come up with a viable positive plan you've got my vote.
     
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    What's more likely a referendum on Republicans would be if Hoffman goes down in NY-23 which has always gone Republican since the 19th century. All the self-appointed custodians of the wingnut flame - Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, etc - were fawning all over this dude. If he loses it's not only a net gain of 1 vote in the House for Dems but a rebuff to the far right who basically ousted the Republican candidate as being too liberal...
     
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    How anyone can truly believe that either party is that much better/worse than the other is beyond me :confused:
     
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    Because both suck does not mean one cannot suck far more...
     
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    Corzine is despised for playing the system with getting his girlfriend a government job, and trying to sell the state's highway system to another public agency and claiming it saved money when it didn't. Then he upped the sales tax after pledging he wouldn't. He also has some severe cases of foot-in-mouth disease. New Jersians are a fickle lot. The state has horrendous property taxes and they're trying to find a way out of that but the current program isn't enough to provide substantial help for homeowners. They also tend to turn on their governors after the first term when everything isn't made all happy and rosy. They tend to vote against people rather than for people... much like New Yorkers:wink:.
     
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    The mayoral race is obscenely close considering the massive amount Bloomie dumped into his run...
     
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    No, it doesn't mean that. I just think that they're not that far apart :cool:
     
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    I know! Lot of people are protest voting or withholding votes for Bloomberg because they're really pissed at how he supported term limits and then pushed for legislation to get rid of them and take advantage of that repeal himself. They like Mike otherwise. He's been the same guy they've voted for the past two times but this is more of a punishment/protest thing. It like when everyone assumes that the really great dancers on Dancing With the Stars will get huge votes so they vote for the little guys and it backfires.
     
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    Ha ha ha ha.
     
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