And How’s That Working Out For You?

3 comments April 26th, 2009at 09:51pm Posted by Eli

Once again, it appears that the Republicans have outsmarted themselves, as two of their bright ideas have only managed to make them look even more obnoxious than before, if such a thing is possible.

Remember their Cunning Plan to keep Al Franken out of his Senate seat indefinitely by having Norm Coleman drag out his appeal process to, like, forever?  Even Republican voters are fed up with that one:

A strong majority of Minnesotans think that the election and post-election recount and trial were properly conducted; a strong majority of Minnesotans think that Senator-elect Al Franken won fair and square; a strong majority of Minnesotans want Coleman to concede and release the Senate seat he is holding hostage.  Only about one-quarter of Minnesotans – the dead-enders – think that Coleman won and that he should press on with his appeals.  The will of the voters, for which Coleman keeps saying that he is fighting, is clear in its desire for Coleman to concede and allow Senator-elect Franken to be seated so that Minnesota can again enjoy full representation in the U.S. Senate.  Help put pressure on Coleman to concede by joining the One Dollar a Day to Make Norm Coleman Go Away effort.

And how about the tea parties, those outpourings of Teh Populist Rage against Obama and his Islamosocialism?  Yeah, they sure kicked his ass with those:

Analyzing the polls Post TeaParty shows Obama’s Approval has either been steady or has increased, right and wrong track significantly better and the GOP has either declined or are still in the same sorry state.


Obama,s approval April 15-17   61%

April 22-24   66%…

Fox News         March 31-01    58%

April 22-23    62%

Pew Research     03/31- 04/06   61

04/14- 04/21   63%

ABC/WaPo         03/26 – 03/29   66%

04/21 – 04/24    69

Right/wrong track
Right      Wrong     No opinion

4/24/09          50        48        2
3/29/09          42        57        1
2/22/09          31        67        2…

b. The Republicans in Congress

Approve   Disapprove   No opinion
4/24/09         30          64            6

2/22/09         38          56            6

c. How much confidence do you have in [ITEM] to make the right decisions for the country’s future – a great deal of confidence, a good amount, just some or none at all?

Republicans in congress

Grt deal/Good amt-   —- Some/None —-

4/24/09   21                    78

1/16/09   29                    69

The most devastating part of this poll ROFLMAO!!

There is a warning sign for the GOP in the new poll: 21 percent of those surveyed said they identify as Republicans, the fewest to do so in a Post-ABC poll in more than 25 years. Last fall, Democrats outnumbered Republicans at the polls by the biggest margin in network exit polls going back to the 1982 midterms.

Stuart Rothenberg,s take on the “Party of no” chances in 2010

there are no signs of a dramatic rebound for the party, and the chance of Republicans winning control of either chamber in the 2010 midterm elections is zero. Not “close to zero.” Not “slight” or “small.” Zero.

And now the conservative base wants the GOP to Embrace The Crazy. Good luck with that, guys – that’s obviously just what the American people want.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Elections,Politics,Polls,Republicans


  • 1. Charles  |  April 27th, 2009 at 1:14 am

    I always like the history that compares the current GOP embrace of the crazy with the period when the Democratic Party was, ahem, “captive to its base.”

    And what did that crazy Democratic base want? Jobs, decent wages, a military of reasonable size (and in any case, one that was not deficit-spending in corrupt crony contracts), better schools… you know, ABSOLUTELY, F^%KING, 24-POINT GOTHIC TYPE crazy.

    And nowadays the networks meekly discuss whether secession, white supremacy, and lynchings are issues that will appeal to the center. Perfectly sane stuff, you know.

  • 2. Eli  |  April 27th, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Once you define “the center” as “the Republican base”, suddenly everything the media says makes perfect sense.

  • 3. Charles  |  April 28th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    That’s an excellent observation, Eli.

    I’ve also noticed that if you substitute “millionaires” for every instance in which Republicans use the word “people,” what they say make a lot of sense too.

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