Barack Obama in Real Trouble in Battle Ground States that he Won in 2008 … Pennsylvania, the Keystone Electoral State
Battle Ground state of Pennsylvania proving more difficult for Obama in 2012 that 2008 … Looks like the Keystone state is looking for a change in 2012.
In 2008 Barack Obama ran on the sound bite of “Hope & Change” and the he was a Washington DC outsider. That and a complicit media who refused to challenge Obama allowed for his winning of many key battle ground states like Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania in 2008.
Barack Obama won Pennsylvania in 2008 over John McCain 55% to 44% and received the 21 electoral college votes on his way to the presidency. My what a difference 2 and 1/2 years make and the failed policies of Barack Obama. The Obamamessiah has gone from a 55% victory in 2008 to a 41% approval rating in the Keystone state. The state of the economy is obviously holding down Obama’s approval rating. The fact that 50% of registered PA voters think it is time to give a new person a chance is damning to Obama’s reelection chances. Obama is going to have to defend his record, not run on promises in 2012.
A new poll from Susquehanna Polling and Research says that 48% of Pennsylvanians disapprove of Obama’s performance, while 41% approve.
Also: Only 43% of registered voters in Pennsylvania say Obama has done well enough to deserve re-election, the poll said; 50% say ” it is time to give a new person a chance.”
It’s not just Pennsylvania (21) that Obama has to worry about in 2012, add Ohio (20), Florida (27), North Carolina (15), Virginia (13) and Indiana (11). This amounts to 107 electoral votes. Obama would be hard pressed to gain any of these states in 2012 with the rate the economy and his job approval are at this point. Obama is also going to have an issue winning New Hampshire, New Mexico, Maine, Colorado, Wisconsin and Nebraska’s 2nd congressional district.
The RINO’s are running scared. This ad might be the greatest pandering ever inflicted upon the American voter. Actually, McCain’s tough border ad might go beyond pandering. Shameless might not even be strong enough.
Does anyone honestly think that if McCain was not in a tough Republican primary with JD Hayworth or if the political climate did not presently exist against progressive RINO’s that McCain would be saying any of this?
Whether it’s Republican or Democrat … it’s just another example of politicians will do and say anything to be reelected. Once elected … they forget the will of the people.
Video Hat Tip: Hot Air
Now let’s hear from another McCain who never needs to pander to Conservatives or what we like to refer to as the real McCain, or as he calls himself, The Other McCain.
John McCain, I was for AMNESTY, before I realized I was against it for my political survival. So what is his policy on immigration, secure the border and then give illegals amnesty?
I was a Maverick before I was against it …
From Maverick to Partisan … Guess the Arizona Republican primary with J.D. Hayworth is getting too close for McCain’s comfort. At the heart of the Republican primary is now whether John McCain was ever a Maverick. McCain now seems to be running form the label he so embraced in 2008 and prior.
” If you want real reform and if you want change, send a team of mavericks. And what maverick really means, what this team of maverick really means, is we understand who we work for.
Wow, it appears that both candidates for the 2008 Presidential election have something in common … they can’t tell the truth as to what they are. Then candidate Obama claimed to be a middle of the road, reach across the aisle, moderate Democrat and candidate McCain claimed to be “Mavericky”.
Well, we all know what Obama turned out to be, the most partisan first year President in history; however, John McCain now says that he was not a maverick, but instead a Partisan. Today on FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace McCain said the following:
“Look, when I was fighting against my own president, whether we needed more troops in Iraq, or … spending was completely out of control, then I was a maverick. Now that I’m fighting against this spending administration and this out-of-control and reckless health care plan, then I’m a partisan.”
The FOX News VIDEO can be seen at Think Progress.
To be or not to be a Maverick, that is the question.
McCain’s “maverick” reputation and his past willingness to work with Democrats on issues like the environment, campaign finance reform and immigration before his run for President in 2008 often frustrated or angered fellow Republicans and he has lately made it appear like it’s a moniker he’d like people to forget.
Has McCain forgot that he approved the campaign ad below?
McCain startled many political observers when he told Newsweek magazine “I never considered myself a maverick” — even as Sarah Palin was describing him that way in a campaign appearance late last month in Arizona for her old running mate.
What is rather comical and ironic is that McCain could cite Obama’s camapign ads in 2008 stating that McCain was not a Maverick to make his case.
Is it possible after all that Sarah Palin really did help the “consistent conservative” J. D. Hayworth in the end? People on the right ripped Palin for simply repaying the favor to campaign for McCain in 2010. However, how soon some on the right forget, had it not been for McCain … there would be no Republican sensation known as Sarah Palin.
That being said … ultimately, did Palin actually provide Hayworth with a political advantage in the Republican primary by “urging her fans four times in 15 minutes to send McCain the Maverick back to Washington.” It is that very label “Maverick” that long time Senator John McCain seems to be running from.
Why run from being a Maverick or as some call it the death of a Maverick? Because McCain being “mavericky” means that he sided with Democrats on such issues like immigration reform with Ted Kennedy or campaign-finance reform with Russ Feingold and his cap & trade position. In today’s political climate where Democrats have lost the favor with the American people on several of the top issues including immigration … McCain can’t run fast enough away from his past beliefs on immigration and shamnesty.
In any event, one would think that the LEFT would want to support a McCain re-election to the US Senate rather than J.D. Hayworth, a true conservative. A recent Rasmussen poll shows that either McCain or Hayworth would defeat Democrat Rodney Glassman in a general election.
Potential bad news for the Democrat is the finding that 57% of the state’s voters believe the health care reform bill signed into law by President Obama will be bad for the country. Thirty-two percent (32%) say it will be good for the country.
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters in Arizona favor a repeal of the law, including 53% who strongly favor repeal. That’s higher than support for repeal nationally. Thirty-three percent (33%) oppose repeal, including 28% who strongly oppose it.
Looks like McCain’s chickens are coming home to roost.
JUST PLAIN SICK …
So this is what passes as comedy for the LEFT these days, eh? So-called comedian Kathy Griffin said on Friday at a performance in Anchorage, Alaska that Sarah Palin performed a sexual act on John McCain in 2008. We kid you not.
More PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome) on display from the LEFT. It is truly amazing just how much the LEFT fears Sarah Palin and the efforts they go to try and discredit her.
KATHY GRIFFIN: She was so famous as Governor, you know, when John McCain picked her after meeting her for ten minutes. And, um, that must have been some blowjob. (H/T: Newsbusters)
FYI Kathy, what you do is hardly humor either
Imagine, just imagine if something comparable was said about Barack Hussein Obama. After all, it’s not like he was a well known commodity when he was tapped to run for President and eventually elected.
So let’s see if we can understand the humor. It’s perfectly ok to say that a married mother of five children and popular Governor of Alaska gave a BJ to an esteemed and long time Senator from Arizona and a Presidential candidate who all but gave up his life for his country in Vietnam and was a POW for years. OK, some one find the humor in all this phony, slanderous BS. So some how fabricating the story and making a joke out of it that Sarah Palin gave John McCain a BJ to be VP is funny. Who knew?
I wonder how many female fools in the crowd would have laughed if it were them or their daughters that a false accusation was made of in order to make a joke. How about the men in the audience if it was their wife, sister, aunt or mother that was accused of performing a sex act for advancement.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us that deadbeat dad Levi Johnston escorted Kathy Griffin to the stage.
Liberal woman, you’ve come a long way baby.
It’s official, former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth says he’s planning to run against John McCain for his U.S. Senate seat. Hayworth has left his Arizona radio program on KFYI-AM, a conservative radio talk show in Phoenix.
Hayworth was ousted from his Congressional seat in 2006 after 12 years in office by Democrat Harry Mitchell, and has hosted the radio show for the past few years.
“We will formally announce at a later time, but we’re moving forward to challenge John McCain,” he said. “I think we all respect John. I think his place in history is secure. But after close to a quarter-century in Washington, it’s time for him to come home.”
He said he wasn’t serious about running against McCain until a recent “outpouring of support” from Arizonans asking him to run changed his mind.
The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Thursday, April 30, 2009 – Tonights Guests: Minuteman Project co-founder Chris Simcox, Alexis Moore, Robin Sax and Art harris
Join Dana tonight at 9pm et as he welcomes:
- Chris Simcox – Minuteman Project co-founder who has formally announced he will challenge incumbent John McCain in the 2010 US Senate GOP Primary election.
Simcox also launched an attack on the state’s senior senator and last year’s Republican presidential nominee, saying McCain failed to secure America’s southern border with Mexico years ago
- Alexis Moore – Crime Victims Rights Week
- Robin Sax – LA County Deputy DA with weekly discussion of crime with ‘Nothing But The Sax’
- Art Harris - ‘The Bald Truth” will be discussing the Haleigh Cummings case
Minuteman Project Co-founder Chris Simcox Will Take on John McCain for Arizona Senate Seat in GOP Primary
As the US economy continues to falter, American continue to lose jobs and Americans find them self paying taxes on hospital and educations services provided to illegal immigrants … enter Chris Simcox to the political stage and his bid for the Arizona Senate seat held by incumbent John McCain.
Minuteman Project co-founder and anti-illegal immigration activist Chris Simcox has made it official and he he take on incumbent Republican Senator from Arizona John McCain in the 2010 GOP Primary. Simcox has stated that he looks to offer the people of Arizona an alternative to John McCain who has been wrong about immigration, wrong on border security, and he has attacked our First Amendment rights with campaign finance reform. As Simcox stated, “he has acted like a big government bully.”
Illegal immigration will be one of the central themes of Simcox’s campaign against McCain, who in 2006 spearheaded an effort to reform immigration laws that was panned by critics as “amnesty” for illegal immigrants currently in the country.
Simcox said his campaign has already received donations from across the country.
Chris Simcox for Senate web page – learn all about the candidate and his political positions.
It’s time to help put Arizona and America back on the right track by electing Chris Simcox to represent the Great State of Arizona in the United States Senate. As a grassroots, border security activist and founder of the original Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), Chris has done more to make Arizona a safer and better place to live than most of the sanctimonious career politicians in Washington, D.C.
If you are for the First and Second Amendments and if you are for protecting our borders from all illegal emigration … Chris Simcox might just not be your “Minute” man but your man of the hour and the next Senator from Arizona.
We have had numerous appearances by MinuteMan members over the years and tonight we are honored to have Chris Simcox take the the time to come on Scared Monkeys radio.
Symbolism as why McCain lost … the straight talk express and mavericky candidate was no where in the campaign tone.
After going in hiding since the Presidential Election night loss to Barack Obama. John McCain comes out and finally says that VP pick Sarah Palin did not hurt his Presidential bid. Really!!! McCain visited Jay Leno and The Tonight Show as his first appearance since losing his White House bid. However, his defense and personal accountability of his campaign and his handlers was less than “mavericky”.
In his first interview since conceding the presidential election, John McCain said Tuesday that Sarah Palin did not damage his presidential bid and he dismissed anonymous criticism aimed at her following their crushing defeat.
“I’m so proud of her and I’m very grateful she agreed to run with me. She inspired people, she still does,” McCain told Jay Leno during a “Tonight Show” interview taped for broadcast Tuesday night. “I couldn’t be happier with Sarah Palin.”
Asked by Leno to address griping about Palin from unidentified McCain operatives in the days following the election, the Arizona senator said, “These things happen in campaigns.
“I think I have at least a thousand, quote, top advisers,” he scoffed. “A top adviser said? … I’ve never even heard of … a top adviser or a high-ranking Republican official.”
Michelle Malkin seems to agree as well that McCain’s defense of his VP and the attacks of Sarah Palin by unnamed staffers was underwhelming. In fact, it was McLame.
The Jawa Report never holding punches gives some straight talk of their own.
As election day is upon us, here is a final wrap of the polls at Real Clear Politics. Let us see who gets it right. Will it be an Obama landslide as some have predicted? Or will the come back kid pull off a shocking upset not seen since Truman?
The McCain campaign is reminding voters not to get caught up in exit poll as they traditionally are weighted to Democrats over Republicans. We need to look only back to the election of 2004 when the Kerry camp had thought they won from early exit poll data only to find out a much more different outcome at the end of the day.
Get out and vote and make it an informed one … that is your American patriotic duty.
Presidential Elections are about the 3 C’s … Credibility, Courage and Character … Remember that when You Vote for McCain or Obama Today
CREDIBILITY, COURAGE AND CHARACTER
A tip before voting … After all the political rhetoric, after all the political speeches and after all the political commercials, debates and spinning. When one goes to the poll to cast their vote (hopefully they are legally registered to vote and vote only once) your decision should be about the credibility, courage and character of a candidate. Not the hype, the promises or the claims of change. When it comes down to it all we really have is our credibility, courage and character. That is ultimately what we vote for.
All too often, no matter who what the party affiliation is of the candidate, promises are made and things are said that will never come to fruition. However, credibility, courage and character are always there and are the only thing that a voter really has when the curtain is closed and the choice is to be made. It is not about a political ad, a promised entitlement or a far fetched political promise. It is certainly not about how slick one may speak and the promises of change.
For myself and hopefully many others, in the end there are only these 3 C’s that determine how an individual will govern and what type of leader they will be. Forgetting all past candidate associations like Obama and Ayers, Wright, Rezco, and former terrorist spokesman Rashid Khalidi. Do those who one associate with matter, they certainly do. However, we will look at the defining moments that speak volumes about the two candidates. Think really hard about the following two scenarios as they are like night and day and tell us, “We the People” all we really need to know.
Does being a POW qualify one to be President of the United States? No. However, it certainly defines one character and courage. Character is defined by what a person does when no one is looking. When there is nothing to gain. Only God is watching. When the moment of truth was placed upon John McCain in going home from Vietnam or have the torture and beatings continued, McCain made the decision to place his fellow soldiers and country first. Imagine in the “me first” society of today having the decision to take the easy way out or face a most certain misery. John McCain chose country over his own self. As Sarah Palin has said many times during the campaign, there has really only been one person in this Presidential campaign who has fought for his country.
For 20 years Barack Obama sat in the pews at Trinity United Church in Chicago. For 20 years he listened to the reverend Wright and his numerous sermons. For 20 years Barack Obama had no problem with Wright or the message. Personally, it is an individuals choice to attend the church that they are most comfortable with. That is a person’s individual choice. For 20 years while no one was watching Obama sat back and never had an issue. However, when the spot light was on him and the world saw Reverend Wright and what the church was all about … Obama made the politically expedient move and quit the church. Honestly, I would have had more respect for Obama if he had stayed. For his own political career, and for himself alone, Obama left a church where he went for 20 years. Even Jerry Nadler recently commented, “Obama didn’t have the political courage to make a statement and walk out.” What does that tell you about one’s character, courage or credibility?
The information is out there America, you just have to wake up an inform yourself. Character does matter. In the end … its all that we really have.
We have seen this act before. In 1976 with a disgruntled American electorate still upset with the Nixon Administration America voted in Jimmy Carter, an inexperienced politician and peanut farmer from Plains, GA. The stagflation, misery index and double digit interest rates, unemployment and inflation that followed was catastrophic. The gas lines, odd-even fuel rationing and miserably failed foreign policy with Iran and the former Soviet Union ruled the day. People wanted change in 1976 and were angered by the previous Presidents administration. The promise of change is some times is not a good thing as one never really knows if the change is beneficial for a country.
Change is not one of the 3 C’s of electing a candidate for President for one obvious reason. It is a knee jerk, emotional reaction to a present situation. As we have learned in life, never is anything as good or as bad as it appears to be. However, there is always someone telling us it is the best or worst of times for their own agenda. Ask the voters of 1976 is they wished they could change their vote? Well, in 1980 the American voter had another opportunity to right a wrong and elected Republican Ronald Reagan in a landslide.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden may be looking out for you with entitlements; however, John McCain and Sarah Palin are looking out for America. Remember that when you vote today. Not wanting to pay higher taxes is not selfish. Wanting other people’s money for doing nothing is.