Rahm Emanuel Gets Thrown off the Chicago Mayoral Ballot … Says, “He Will Prevail”

After having his name taken off the Chicago Mayoral ballot, Rahm Emanuel says he will prevail. Of course he will, its the Chicago way.

Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago Monday by an appellate court panel. Wow, who would have thought an Illinois court would have done such a thing? The court decision can be read HERE.  The Court concluded, by a 2 to 1 vote, that the  Emanuel neither meets the municipal code’s requirement that he have ‘resided’ in Chicago for the year preceding the election, nor falls within any exception to the requirement.

Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago Monday by an appellate court panel. But Emanuel ­— who has led the other candidates in fund-raising and in public opinion polls — cautioned he won’t get off the ballot without a fight.

“I have no doubt, at the end we will prevail at this effort,” Emanuel told reporters at the Berghoff Restaurant.

The Chicago Board of Elections planned to start printing ballots without Emanuel’s name unless Emanuel’s lawyers can get a “stay” of the appellate court ruling. Emanuel’s lawyers filed their request for a stay just before 5 p.m. Monday.

“We … order that the candidate’s name be excluded (or if, necessary, be removed) from the ballot,” Judge Thomas Hoffman wrote in the opinion upholding the requirement under the state’s municipal code that candidates for mayor in Illinois must have “resided in” the town where they are running for a year before Election Day — in this case Feb. 22. Hoffman was joined by Justice Shelvin Marie Louise Hall.

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Out of Touch President Obama Tells Volunteers That In Midterms “You Guys Turned ‘Yes We Can’ Into ‘Yes We Did’

Obama tells volunteers, “YES WE DID”, in the aftermath of the midterm elections. WHAT?

Did some one not tell President Obama that the Democrats got their collective butts handed to them in the 2010 midterm elections? So what is Obama referring to that they did, get shellacked? I guess Obama missed the Democrat Senate meeting memo where they blamed him for the Democrat losses.

Election loss, what election loss … I won!!!

Members of Organizing for America – the president’s former campaign committee – received a text message today asking them to call 888-206-1431 “to hear a special message from President Obama.”

In the recorded message, the president says, “Thank you for the tireless work, you guys organized the single largest midterm election effort in this history of our party…You turned ‘Yes We Can’ into ‘Yes We Did.’”

“You didn’t sit this one out even when all the pundits said it was hopeless and because of that we are stronger,” the president said.

 And the LEFT called GWB punchy and stupid. The 2010 midterm election shellacking consisted of a GOP net pick up of six US Senate seats, in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Indiana, Illinois and North Dakota. It saw a GOP pick up of Governors in Wyoming, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Ohio. There were GOP US House of Representatives at 62+ and counting and 680 state legislature seats.  

Obama’s congratulatory message after such a drubbing is like General George Custard providing a positive tweet to the troops after the Battle of the Little Big Horn or Jimmy Carter giving a celebrating shout out to his peeps for a job well done following the Presidential Reagan landslide victory in 1980.

Obama acts like the 2010 midterm election never happened. Wait until the new Congress is seated in 2011 and the elections of 2012 … That just might grab his attention.

Republicans Picked Up 680 Seats in State Legislatures in 2010 Elections … Redistricting Could Echo a Decade

Talk about the wrong kind of political coattails … Obama, Reid and Pelosi cost even Democrat state legislature individual their races. The real story of the 2010 elections the 680 seats picked up in state legislatures by the Republicans in 2010.

Barack Obama and the Democrats picked a bad time to go against the will of the people and get crushed in the 2010 midterm elections. If the 61+ US House Reps and 6 US Senate pick ups by the GOP was not bad enough, the most damaging tsunami for Democrats just might have been the Governor races and state legislatures. So far the GOP picked up 7 governorships with Connecticut and Minnesota still yet to be called.

The least covered and what might be the most important story of the 2010 midterm elections was the 680 State Legislature seats picked up by the Republicans. Does every one just remember the US Census that was just conducted? What follows the Census is redistricting. With all the state governors that are now Republican and both chambers of the state legislatures, the GOP holds the political trifecta or the“Perfect political storm” in 15 states. Just how bad was this Democrat slaughter in the state legislatures, as Weasil Zippers states, “to put it in perspective, 1994’s GOP wave picked up 472 seats…”.

Republicans picked up 680 seats in state legislatures, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures — the most in the modern era. To put that number in perspective: In the 1994 GOP wave, Republicans picked up 472 seats. The previous record was in the post-Watergate election of 1974, when Democrats picked up 628 seats.

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Republican Pat Toomey Wins Pennsylvania US Senate Race Over Sestak … GOP+6, Corbett (R) Wins Governorship & Numerous House Races

It has been a tremendous night for the GOP in the “Keystone” state of Pennsylvania …

Republican Pat Toomey has been declared the winner in the Pennsylvania US Senate race over Democrat Joe Sestak. This is a GOP pick up of the Senate seat formerly held by Republican turned Democrat turned Democrat primary loser Senator Arlen Specter.  This is GOP pickup #6.

Pat Toomey, the Republican conservative and newly elected Pennsylvania senator, says the Democrat he defeated, Rep. Joe Sestak, served his country honorably.

Toomey was elected to Arlen Specter’s Senate seat Tuesday in one of the most hotly contested races in the nation.

Speaking at an Allentown-area hotel, Toomey told the crowd that “the people of Pennsylvania have spoken and they have delivered us a victory.”

Sestak conceded defeat in a speech at a suburban Philadelphia hotel in his congressional district. Holding his 9-year-old daughter, Alex, he told the crowd, “It is now Alex time.”

Add Republican Tom Corbett to the list of GOP wins in PA as he won the Governorship over Democrat Dan Onorato. But wait, it gets even better for Republican with House races.

Big pick ups by the GOP over Democrat incumbents in Pennsylvania:

  • U.S. House District 3 – Republican Kelly has defeated incumbent Democrat Dahlkemper.
  • U.S. House District 7 – Republican Meehan defeated Democrat Lentz
  • U.S. House District 10-  Carney (D)  45% –  Marino (R)  55%  
  • U.S. House District 11 –  Kanjorski (D)  45% –  Barletta (R)  55%  
  • U.S. House District 8 –  Murphy (D)  47% –  Fitzpatrick (R)  53%

Big Wins in Tennessee for Republicans … Governor Race, Haslim & GOP House Pick Ups .. DesJarlais (TN-04), Black (TN-06), Fincher (TN-08)

There have been huge wins for the Republican win the Volunteer state of Tennessee and GOP pickups across the board.

Tennessee has a new governor and a new party in power. Republican Bill Haslim has won in a landslide against Democrat Mike McWherter. This is a GOP pick up as Democrats appear to be losing Governorships across America tonight.

Tennessee is the first state in Tuesday’s gubernatorial elections to turn from blue to red, after Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, a Republican, edged past Democrat Mike McWherter.

Haslam will succeed Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, who was precluded from running again by term limits.

Also, House races in Tennessee have seen pick-ups for the GOP over the so-called Blue Dog Democrats and former blue dog seats who cut and retired before losing.

Incumbent Democrat Lincoln Davis has gone down to defeat against GOP challenger Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee’s 4th District.

Incumbent Democrat Lincoln Davis has lost a contentious 4th District congressional race that tried to portray him as turning too liberal for the conservative district.

With 76 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Davis’ opponent, Republican Dr. Scott DesJarlais, had 89,089, or 57 percent of the vote, to Davis’ 58,202, or 37 percent

Republican Diane Black has defeated Brett Carter in Tennessee’s 6th District. This is a pick up for Republicans if the former seat held by retired Democrat Bart Gordon.

In the Tennessee 8th District, Republican Stephen Fincher has defeated Democrat Roy Herron in the seat formerly held by retired John Tanner.

The Cook Political Report Final Prediction, GOP Gain 50-60 Seats in House, 6-8 Seats in Senate


The Cook Political Report has its final predictions for the 2010 midterm elections and Charlie Cook has the GOP regaining control of the House of Representatives while the GOP will make significant gains in the Senate, but will fall short of control. The forecast for the Cook Political Report is an expectation of a gain for Republicans of 50 to 60 seats in the House and for six to eight seats in the Senate. Also, Republicans are predicted to pick up 6 to 8 governorships.

In its final forecast for the election cycle, The Cook Political Report expects a gain for Republicans of 50 to 60 seats in the House, with six to eight seats in the Senate. Below are the final outlooks and latest ratings changes.

Although Cook’s forecasts are on the conservative side many just do not know what will occur on November 2.  As Gallup stated just the other day with their 55% to 40% Generic Congressional ballot, we are in uncharted territory and the numbers could get extremely high for the GOP. More discussion at Hot Air, including Ed Morrissey’s predictions. Jim Geraghty says it could go as high as 70 in the House. Personally, if the enthusiasm gap and the Congressional Generic ballots prove to be true, it could go higher than 70.

My predictions are the GOP +68 in the House and +9 in the Senate.

President Barack Obama’s Approval Rating Hits New Low of 41% … Obama’s Approval Rating in the Ditch

Obama closing in on an approval rating in the 30′s … It would appear that it is Obama’s approval ratings that are in the ditch.

Obama’s approval ratings in the ditch

And so it begins … with less than a week before the 2010 midterm election, President Barack Hussein Obama’s approval rating has hit an all-time low of 41%. According to the most recent Fox News Opinion Dynamic poll, Obama has a 41% approval rating and a 50% disapproval. Also, two-thirdsof Americans are dissatisfied with the way things are going in America. Can you say the avalanche is gaining momentum?

Two-thirds of voters are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country today, and more than not think Barack Obama’s presidency has made the country weaker (45 percent) rather than stronger (37 percent).

 The president’s job approval among registered voters is currently 41 percent, a record low. This compares to 43 percent in mid-October and 46 percent in early September. Half disapprove of Obama’s performance. Among likely voters, negative sentiment is even stronger: 40 percent approve and 55 percent disapprove.

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Larry J. Sabato & The Crystal Ball’s Final 2010 Midterm Call: GOP +55 House; GOP +8 Senate

Political election guru and handicapper Larry J. Sabato at the Crystal Ball has made his final call for the House and Senate for the 2010 midterm elections and they are as follows … Republicans will pick up +55 seats in the House and+8 seats in the Senate. Sabato also predicting a GOP pick-up of 8 to 9 Governors.

Even at this late date, we see no need to do anything but tweak the total R gains, based on more complete information now available to all. Thus, we are raising the total to +55 net R seats. We consider 47 to be in the ballpark still, but more of a floor than a ceiling. In fact, if you’ll go back to our pre-Labor Day analysis, that’s exactly what we suggested +47 would end up being.

The Crystal Ball has operated within a very narrow range all year. When others were projecting GOP Senate gains of just +3-4, we were already at +6. Depending on the primary results and other circumstances, we’ve landed between +6 and +9 in the last half-year. We have never gotten to +10, the number needed for Republican takeover of the Senate, and we do not do so in this final forecast either. To us, the number of GOP gains looks to be +8. Ten was always a stretch.

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Rhode Island Democrat Gov. Candidate Frank T. Caprio Says to Obama … Take Your Endorsement and “SHOVE IT” … He Treats Us Like an ATM Machine

President Obama … “SHOVE IT”.

President Barack Hussein Obama causes chaos and hostility in the Democrat party. The man who was supposed to bring red and blue states, Republicans, Democrats and independents together, seems to have difficulty in his own party as he fractures Democrats in Rhode Island.

Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Frank T. Caprio told President Barack Obama to take his endorsement and “shove it”after the Democrat candidate was spurned by the President. Obama while traveling to Rhode Island for a fund raiser did not endorse the candidacy of the Democrat stating that he was going to sit this one out. Real Clear Politics has the race a near tie between Frank Caprio (D) 32.0%, Lincoln Chafee (I) 30.3% and  John Robitaille (R) 20.0%. An Obama endorsement would have gone along way in a Caprio victory; however, Obama decided not to endorse his own party.

Welcome to Rhode Island, where Democratic politics are so quirky that the party’s nominee for governor welcomed President Obama on Monday by declaring, on live radio, that the president could “take his endorsement and really shove it.”

Later, as if to drive home his point, the Democrat, Frank T. Caprio – miffed that Mr. Obama is refusing to endorse him in the governor’s race – was a no-show when the president toured a local factory here, although he had an invitation from the White House to attend.

The lack of an endorsement was looked upon by many as an unstated endorsement of liberal Republican turned independent Lincoln Chaffe. Obama is repaying the favor to Chafee of his political endorsement when Chafee served in the US Senate as a Republican. Knowing that the 2010 midterm elections are all but lost, Obama seems to be caring more about his own reelection bid in 2012 than supporting members of his own party. After all, it’s all about Barack Obama.

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Newsweek Poll Says Obama Approval Rating Jumps Over 50% & Democrats Close ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ … Wanna Bet!

Oh yeah, this is believable …

The Democrat state run liberal media outlet Newsweek states in their most recent poll that Barack Obama’s approval rating at 54%. Newsweek also claims that the enthusiasm gap has narrowed as well. So when all else fails and Democrats are on the verge of colossal losses in the 2010 midterm elections, as also stated at Hot Air, the Obama media just makes up self-serving polls. This favorable Obama and Democrat poll brought to you by the same people who said … We Are All Socialists Now.”

Despite doom-saying about Democrats’ chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll (full results) shows that they remain in a close race with Republicans 12 days before Election Day, while the president’s approval ratings have climbed sharply. The poll finds that 48 percent of registered voters would be more likely to vote for Democrats, compared with 42 percent who lean Republican (those numbers are similar to those in the last NEWSWEEK Poll, which found Democrats favored 48 percent to 43 percent). President Obama’s approval ratings have jumped substantially, crossing the magic halfway threshold to 54 percent, up from 48 percent in late September, while the portion of respondents who disapprove of the president dropped to 40 percent, the lowest disapproval rating in a NEWSWEEK Poll since February 2010.

The far fetched poll can be seen here.

Maybe Big Bird can Help out Newsweek


The Newsweek joke poll could never bee more evident than going to Real Clear politics to see the polling averages of numerous polls on Obama job approval and the Congressional Generic ballot. Obama has an average approval rating of 46.3% and a disapproval of 48.3%. Reviewing the polling data, reminds me a a Sesame Street skit of one of these things doesn’t belong here. The same thing can be said regarding the Congressional Generic ballot, Newsweek is the only poll that does not have a GOP lead let alone a  double digit lead for the GOP.

Hard to believe the bias Newsweek poll when the Rasmussen Presidential index is at -19% and 45% approval, 54% disapproval rating.  More polling data is posted at Wake Up America that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Newsweek poll is an outlier. So this is what the LEFT has been reduced to, making up contrived polling data to provide the perception that Democrats are gaining ground in the polls. The the state rum media propagandists stop at nothing?

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