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Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot

Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot

Yes we can!

Could 2014 be another 2010?

There’s some recent polling evidence to support Republicans doing well.

POLITICO poll shows mounting danger for Democrats:

President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the areas home to the year’s most competitive races, according to a new POLITICO poll.
In the congressional districts and states where the 2014 elections will actually be decided, likely voters said they would prefer to vote for a Republican over a Democrat by 7 points, 41 percent to 34 percent. A quarter of voters said they were unsure of their preference.

Among these critical voters, Obama’s job approval is a perilous 40 percent, and nearly half say they favor outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Sixty percent say they believe the debate over the law is not over, compared with 39 percent who echo the president’s position and say the ACA debate has effectively concluded….

Nearly nine in 10 respondents said that the health care law would be important to determining their vote, including 49 percent who said it would be very important. By comparison, only 28 percent said that immigration reform was “very important” to determining their vote, and 16 percent who said the same of male-female income disparity.

Politico Poll Pie Chart May 2014 House Senate

Time for Republicans to shoot themselves in the foot.


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sjf_control | May 20, 2014 at 9:34 am

Neverfear! The GOP is expert at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory!

Henry Hawkins | May 20, 2014 at 10:06 am


Emperor Penguin | May 20, 2014 at 11:02 am

Well this is mixed for me, is this finally the turning point for the GOP? Or is it going to be another disaster that could have been easily avoided?

    Phillep Harding in reply to Emperor Penguin. | May 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Oh, ye of little faith.

    Of course the GOP is going to toss the victory. They certainly don’t want to ruin their reputation for being a pack of losers, do they?

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | May 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

I have a very hard time understanding why people are enthused to vote for Republicans. The way I see it, Republicans voted to raise taxes on “the rich”; they fought hard and won sequester cuts to reduce government expenditures, only to have our alleged hero, Paul Ryan, negotiate them away to Patty Murray in exchange for exactly nothing from Democrats. Those are the Republican accomplishments.

Going forward, the Chamber of Commerce has already told the GOP that if they don’t pass amnesty then they may as well not run a presidential candidate in 2016 – which sounds to me like a threat to not finance their campaign in 2016. I’m guessing Boehner will ultimately team up with Pelosi and pass amnesty with a bunch of Democrat votes. Regarding Obamacare, when’s the last time you heard a Republican talk about repealing it? Instead, you hear people like Rand Paul and Cathy McMorris Rogers say it’s going to be hard to repeal. Which pretty much puts the lie to the establishment’s false claims during the “shutdown” that they wanted to repeal Obamacare just as much as Cruz and Lee did, but they just didn’t agree with the “shutdown strategy”. Either they were lying then or the lobbyists have gotten to them, neither of which is very appealing.

I’ll vote Republican because I always do. But I don’t understand why others will. What’s the point of voting Republican just to get Democrat policies?

    On the plus side, I am praying the Chamber of Crony Capitalism withholds funding from the GOPe. Nothing would help the tea party candidates more.

    After the idiotic shutdown and the public backlash against it, sequester was no longer on the table. Reid and Obama would have just refused and let us get hammered on it.

    That was due to Cruz and the half-wits who supported him. We had a deal for sequester already, it would have been implemented. The morons screwed the country on that.

    If you still don’t understand that, be sure to wear a helmet outdoors.

I agree with Henry Hawkins: I’m waiting for Speaker Boehner to propose amnesty, proving that there is no real difference between the republican establishment and the democratic establishment. The GOP-versus-DNC battles are mostly a sideshow so that people who aren’t paying attention don’t realize that there is only one party — the establishment party — and they want to run the country from Washington to benefit themselves and the rest of the country be damned.

It’s government of the elite, by the elite, and for the elite.

With a little luck, Boehner will suffer a terrible backlash from real conservatives, constitutionalists, and libertarians. Hopefully he’ll loose the Speakership and any leadership position in his party.

The GOP will not shoot themselves in the foot: they will shoot themselves in the rear end. With any luck at all, they’ll hit Boehner in the head.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to kevino. | May 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    One minor problem. On this:

    “The GOP will not shoot themselves in the foot: they will shoot themselves in the rear end. With any luck at all, they’ll hit Boehner in the head.”

    I’m pretty sure there are no vital organs in Boehner’s head. Wasted shot.*

    [*All spoken in jest, dear NSA agents, contract employees, and snitches.]

You mean that they have feet left to shoot?

    platypus in reply to showtime8. | May 20, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Well, each foot can be shot more than once, which is appropriate since the GOP never seems to learn from experience. Heck, the GOP probably thinks it’s the loud noise which causes the foot pain.

    Phillep Harding in reply to showtime8. | May 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    How long before they start working on their knee caps? Maybe /that/ will give them a clue?

It certainly doesn’t help when the party elite redistrict to remove two REPUBLICANS that happen to be a woman and a Black man, like they did in Florida. The party elite didn’t like the Conservatives that refused to pander to the dems when the elite told them to.

“The alleged trade off that the GOP had with the Democrat Party was that they would redraw West out of Congress.”

“changes made to the district of U.S. Rep.Sandy Adams, R-Orlando, to address “things the Speaker has said are important to him.” Adams was drawn into a district along with 10-term incumbent John Mica, R-Winter Park, who defeated her in the 2012 GOP primary.”
With friends like these…

Kevino (above) has it nailed in large part the establishment Repubs want Big Government as much as the Dems and only differ in that they want to be in charge.