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Some Good News for a Change... If We Don't Mess it Up

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This is from th GOP website so, take it for what it's worth. Rasmussan is pretty reputible. Now, if we only had a third party to turn too



The Democrats are incredibly bad at governing. How bad? Just look at recent history. Jimmy Carter and company did such a bad job that he was a one term president. What about Bill Clinton? The very first election after Clinton was elected, the American people voted in a Republican House and Senate. Now we have Barack Obama and the Democrats running everything, and it's beginning to show results.


Recent polling shows that Republicans are actually taking the lead on several key issues. This marks a dramatic change for Republicans and a chance to build some momentum going forward.... that is, if the GOP doesn't mess things up. Can they do it?



In a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports, "Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six out of 10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy."


This is a significant change, and it just shows that the American people are paying attention when Democrat-controlled Washington does not act American. It is not the American way to take control of banks and businesses. It is not the American way to pit one socio-economic group against another. We are all Americans, right? And, it is surely not the American way to put more and more control in a central, federal government. Yet, this is exactly what the Democrats are doing.


The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues, while 39% trust Democrats more.


This is the first time in over two years of polling that the GOP has held the advantage on this issue. The parties were close in May, with the Democrats holding a modest 44% to 43% edge. The latest survey was taken just after General Motors announced it was going into bankruptcy as part of a deal brokered by the Obama administration that gives the government majority ownership of the failing automaker.


Voters not affiliated with either party now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues by a two-to-one margin.


A two to one edge with non-affiliated voters is HUGE! Passing the Democrats on the economy as an issue is HUGE. Of the ten issues survey, respondents trusted the Democrats more on Health Care, Education, and Social Security. The two parties were tied on Abortion. The Republicans polled higher on Economy, Taxes, Iraq, National Security, Government Ethics, and Immigration.


Now, keeping in mind those results, let's look at another Rasmussen Reports poll on the importance of issues. Here's how the issues stacked up as far as whether respondents felt a particular issue was "very important."


Economy -- 81%

Gov't Ethics/Corruption -- 76%

Social Security -- 59%

Nat'l Security/War on Terror -- 58%

Taxes -- 54%

Education -- 52%

Health Care -- 49%

War In Iraq -- 48%

Immigration -- 42%

Abortion -- 39%


The results are very significant. What they show is that not only are Republicans leading in more issues now, Republicans are also leading on the issues important to the American people. Of the top five issues ranked in order of importance, the Democrats have an edge in voter trust in only one: Social Security. This is a tremendous opportunity for the Republicans.


What is also significant is how fast the tide is turning. People complain and send e-mails about "8 years of Bush and the Republicans." Of course they forget that the economy was doing just fine for most of that time, but that's a different story. Eight years of Bush and the Republicans compared to five months of Obama and the Democrats. It doesn't take the American people long to figure out how bad Democrat control is.


However, my last statement leads to a key realization. All of these trends and shifts are primarily due to people realizing how bad the Democrats are. It does not necessarily reflect how good the Republicans are. This means that Republicans have to show the American people that they have a plan... that they believe in the complete opposite of Obama's socialist agenda... that they believe in limited government, lower taxes, more freedom, the rule of law, and faith in the American people.


We have two big elections coming up that the entire nation will be watching: governors' races in New Jersey and Virginia. As it stands right now, Republicans are leading in both. In New Jersey, Republican challenger Chris Christie leads Democrat Gov. Jon Corzine 51% to 38%. In Virginia, Republican Bob McDonell leads all three Democrat challengers.


Republicans have a great opportunity to turn our country around. Americans see what the Democrats are doing, and it hasn't taken long at all. Government control of industry and banking are not things the voters associate with the American way, yet that is exactly what the Democrats are doing. Couple that with massive spending, huge deficits, and a foreign policy that focuses on how bad America is, and Republicans are in an ideal position.

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It's cyclic.

The Republicans will make a strong come back and lead everything for a few years then the people will get pissed at them and vote in Democrats. They they will realize things were not as bad as they thought and in a few years the Republicans will be back but nothing will change.


It does that over and over because that is all the choices we really have. Vote any other party and you're pretty much just counting yourself out.


Kinky Friedman for President!

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Yeah, we need something different. We need an old fashioned businessman (or woman) to run things. Not like the AIG/Fanny Mae/Freddie Mac/Lehman Bros business people. I mean the old fashioned kind that understood hard work, decent wages, personal responsibility and the fact that while important, the dollar is not THE MOST important thing.

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