Orrin Hatch’s Democratic Utah Senate Opponent Scott Howell Says Hatch is Too Old, Could Die in Office
What ever happened to that civility that Barack Obama called for? Obviously his Democrat party never got the memo or just cared to never listen.
The 2012 Utah US Senate race just got a bit ugly. Utah Democrat US Senate candidate Scott Howell obviously has little to off the fine folks of 45th state admitted to the Union. This ‘Ageist” actually said the following regarding his opponent, incumbent Republican US Senator Orin Hatch, he’s not a bad guy, but he could die in office. Huh? Really, this is what Howell is campaigning on, the other dude is too old? Howell actually put forth that Hatch was too old and die before his term was over. UNREAL. How offensive could one possibly be? Look for this clown to get destroyed in the Utah Senate race.
“Orrin Hatch is old enough to be my father and I don’t want my father running the United States Senate Finance Committee.”
But the most explosive part of Howell’s fundraising letter may be when he says that Hatch could,
“die before his term is through.”
Who thinks Howell just lost the AARP vote? Hatch says that he will not make age an issue in this race, he will not hold Howell’s youth and inexperience against him, ala Ronald Reagan.
What is Wrong With These People? Dem Candidate Senator Sherrod Brown Accuses Jewish Republican Oppenent Josh Mandelof Being “Candidate of Big Lie” (Yes, Big Lie is a Nazi Term)
Sorry, but the Democrat Party has a serious character flaw … Yea, this is Obama’s party of civility.
Just how many Democrats are going to show just what human scum they really are and compare their opponents or Republicans to Nazi’s? Anyone that would due so has no concept of what a Nazi is and the trivialization of what this repugnant group of people perpetrated on Jews and the world. The latest piece of human debris Democrat Ohio Senator who claims in the ad below that his GOP challenger is the candidate of the “Big Lie”. Sick. The “big lie” But why would we think that this POS would stoop to anything so low? In March 2011 Brown publicly apologized after comparing Republican governors pushing union reforms to Hitler and Stalin in a speech on the Senate floor. So how does Ohio reward such a scum bag? Why elect him of course.
Senator Sherrod Brown’s campaign issued a new attack ad Friday against his rival, Republican Josh Mandel. In it, the Ohio Democrat accuses Mandel of using the “big lie” strategy in his campaign. The term “big lie” was coined by Adolf Hitler and is commonly associated with Nazi propaganda.
Mandel is Jewish.
The ad states: “Josh Mandel: He has become the candidate of the big lie.” It cites a Columbus Dispatch columnist as the source for the quote. It argues that Mandel has made numerous false statements about his career as state treasurer, among other distortions.
The voters talk about how they are tired of the meanness of politics and they give Congress a 9% approval rating. Really? If America was sincere about their whining polls stated like Ohio would vote this low life out of office instead of rewarding this nonsense with with another 6 year term. So let’s understand this, the Democrat party was made heinous, disgusting and idiotic Nazi references and accusations against the GOP, not once, not twice, but three times in the last week. The Democrat party took God and Jerusalem out of their platform in the DNC convention, yet Jews vote overwhelming vote for Democrats. Makes all the sense in the world. Not.
Could Todd Akin Actually Be Electable? Poll Shows Akin-McCaskill Missouri US Senate Race is a Toss Up
Could the Missouri US Senate seat still be in play?
A week after the dust up and free for all when Republican Senate candidate Todd Aiken made the unfortunate phrase, “legitimate rape,” a poll has come out that shows the race is a dead heat. The most recent Democrat leaning PPP poll showed that incumbent Democrat McCaskill has support from 45% of likely Missouri voters compared with 44% for Akin. Has the race gone back to a toss up from leans Obama?
Also 53% of Missouri voters, including 77% of Republicans, have accepted Mr. Akin’s apology for his comments. 54% think he should stay in the race, while just 37 percent think he should drop out.
Despite widespread assertions that Missouri Republican Rep. W. Todd Akin’s abortion remarks have made him a heavy underdog in the state’s U.S. Senate race, a Democratic-leaning polling firm released a poll Thursday showing him in a virtual dead heat with incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
According to the survey by Public Policy Polling, Mrs. McCaskill has support from 45 percent of likely Missouri voters compared with 44 percent for Mr. Akin, a result that differs strongly from polls conducted last week by other firms.
Mr. Akin has been widely condemned by Democrats and Republicans since he made comments in an Aug. 19 television interview, in which he tried to explain his opposition to abortion for rape victims by saying that pregnancy is rare in cases of “legitimate rape.”
The current Public Policy Poll seems to be much more credible than the one they did last week that had a +9 R sampling. Now the recent PPP poll has a much more realistic and credible sampling of +2R. Has the Democrat party and the liberal MSM pulled another “Wellstone Memorial”? Have they overplayed their hand and beat up on Akin so much that he is now a sympathetic victim? For those who have forgot, Democrats turned the funeral service for Paul Wellstone into a shameful and inappropriate political campaign event.
The question has to be asked, just how bad a candidate is Democrat Claire McCaskill and how bad does the Shoe Me state want to show McCaskill the door in 2012?
A majority of voters say they do not approve of the job McCaskill is doing, indicating that even if Akin gave the McCaskill campaign a gift with his statements, she still has a steep climb ahead to convince undecided and independent voters to back her. Only 11 percent of Republicans in the poll said they’d vote for McCaskill.
WOW, Could the CT Senate Race Make Up for Missouri? Connecticut Senate Rasmussen Poll: McMahon (R) 49% – Murphy (D) 46%
Connecticut, a GOP Senate pick up?
While all MSM eyes are on Missouri and Republican US Senate candidate Todd Akin and his ill-timed and even more ill-worded comments on “intentional rape” … a funny thing happened in the US Senate race in Connecticut.
As the Democrats have seen to found their delusional number one issue in the 2012 election, abortion. Instead of the economy, no jobs, +8% unemployment and an out of control federal deficit, Democrats are going to make their upcoming Democrat National Convention an anti-Akin affair. A Republican winning in the New England state of Connecticut? Wow, that could be a sign of some real rumblings under the surface to how the electorate will be voting for Obama in 2012 as well.
However, under the radar of the MSM and every one else pretty much comes the polling data out of Connecticut and the US Senate race to replace the retiring Joe Lieberman. According to the most recent Rasmussen poll, Republican candidate and former WWE exec Linda McMahon lead over Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy 49% to 46%. Could this be the US Senate pick up that the GOP needs to replace what seems to be an all but lost sure thing in Missouri?
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon holds a narrow lead over Democratic Congressman Chris Murphy in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race.
A new telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut shows McMahon with 49% of the vote to Murphy’s 46%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Is it possible that the Nutmeg state could be a Senate GOP pick up? As of this polling data, McMahon nearly has 50% of the vote.
Show Me Primaries: Todd Akin Wins Missouri Republican US Senate Primary and Will Face Vulnerable Democrat McCaskill
Congressman Todd Akin wins the GOP primary in Missouri over his Republican rivals John Brunner and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman. Akin ultimately won the hard fought match up over Brunner and Steelman, 36.0%, 30.0% and 29.2%, respectively. Once again the Tea Party has flexed it’s muscle as they send yet another Tea Party backed candidate into the general election in 2012.
Congressman Todd Akin has won a hard-fought Republican primary for the right to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Akin on Tuesday topped businessman John Brunner and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in a primary in which all three leading candidates portrayed themselves as the top conservative choice.
McCaskill was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Claire McCaskill is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbent Democrats and a must win by the GOP if the Republicans hope to take back the US Senate in 2012. In a recent Rasmussen poll, Akin lead McCaskill, 47% to 44%.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in Deep trouble for Reelection, Trails All Three Republican Challengers Brunner, Steelman & Akin
Big MO not on the side of Senator Claire McCaskill in reelection bid in Missouri.
Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) trails all three GOP opponents in the latest poll. The full poll results can be seen HERE. John Brunner (R) holds an 11 point margin over McCaskill, leading by a 52% to 41%. Former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman (R) leads by an 8 point advantage 49% to 41%. Rep. Todd Akin (R) leads by 5 points with a 49% to 44% margin. In all three cases, McCaskill is polling well under 50%, in two instances she is in the low 40′s. Can you say vulnerable? Just like Barack Obama is Missouri, McCaskill is polling poorly with Independents.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) trails all three of her potential Republican rivals, according to a new survey conducted for two Missouri news outlets, cementing her status as this cycle’s most vulnerable incumbent.
Businessman John Brunner (R) holds the largest advantage over McCaskill, leading by a 52 perent to 41 percent margin. Former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman (R) leads by a 49 percent to 41 percent margin. And Rep. Todd Akin (R) leads by a 49 percent to 44 percent margin.
McCaskill’s big problems come among independent voters. She scores just 40 percent among independents against Akin, and she’s mired in the mid-30s when she’s matched up with Brunner and Steelman. And while McCaskill has said she would like President Obama to campaign with her, Obama wouldn’t be much of an advantage — the poll shows Obama trails Mitt Romney by a 51 percent to 42 percent margin.
Missouri is a key US Senate targeted pickup state for the GOP in 2012 in order for the Republicans to regain control of the Senate. McCaskill may be the most vulnerable Democrat Senator; however, there are many retiring Democrats that are allowing for open seats that will most certainly by GOP gains like in Nebraska, Virginia and North Dakota.
McCaskill said that she was going to skip the Democrat National convention and stay home and campaign. From the looks of it, McCaskill has shown the “Show Me” state enough. The real question that needs to be answered is how did a battleground toss up state like Missouri become solid red in such a short period of time? As The Other McCain ponders, if a mid-west state like Missouri has changed so much, how do Democrats and Obama expect to win in others like Iowa, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin? Good question.
Unconventional Times … More Democrats Plan to Skip the Democrat National Covention, Add New York Democratic Reps. Bill Owens & Kathy Hochul to the List
UNCONVENTIONAL TIMES … THE RATS ARE ABANDONING THE SS OBAMA.
Talk about no coattails … add two more Democrats to the list of those politicians who will not be attending the Democrat National Convention in North Carolina later this summer, otherwise known as the Obama love-fest. New York Democrat US Reps Bill Owens and Kathy Hochul will be skipping to convention so to not appear like they are left-wing Obama partisan politicians. Really? One would think that their constituents only need to look at their voting record since they have been “Inside the Beltway”. However, this is proving to be a troubling trend. If Democrat politicians in right leaning districts or those that are in need of Independents to get elected, one has to wonder just how well Barack Obama will do in 2012.
Um, don’t forget to RSVP to the DNCC
Vulnerable Democrats looking to distance themselves from President Obama have found an easy way to bolster their independent bona fides: just skip Obama’s big party.
At least half a dozen Democratic officials have said in recent days that they won’t attend the Democratic National Convention this September in Charlotte, North Carolina, where the president will formally receive the party’s nomination for a second term. The latest: New York Democratic Reps. Bill Owens and Kathy Hochul, both of whom won special elections in recent years – in 2009 and 2011, respectively – that were heralded by party leaders.
“I guarantee that my time will be better spent meeting the farmers, small business owners and other people who put me here,” Hochul told The Daily today.
A spokesman for Owens gave a similar explanation.
“He just has a packed schedule back home,” he said.
Previously, Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Critz and West Virginia Democrats Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Sen. Joe Manchin and Rep. Nick Rahall all stated that they will be skipping the event. So these folks do not want their peeps to see them yucking it up with Obama and the crazed Kool-Aid drinkers. So just during election time these politicians decide to stay away from Obama, yet the rest of the time its AOK. The voters in these states and districts should vote them out just for that.
Exit Questions: What will the over/under be in the Vegas line for Democrats skipping the convention?
Could WWE nation provide the Nutmeg State with their first female US Senator ever?
Linda McMahon, the former WWE CEO, gave fellow GOP’er a smack down at the Republican state convention Friday night as she beat Christopher Shayes 730 to 389. However, the battle will continue against her rival Shayes until the Connecticut August primary. McMahon said she intends to focus her campaign on Chris Murphy, the Democrats’ endorsed candidate, but will also continue to target Shays. “Chris Murphy and Chris Shays have very similar voting records. The November election will be a battle royal for the retiring Joe Liberman’s US Senate seat.
Republican delegates at their state convention Friday night once again put their faith in U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, although her contentious battle with rival Christopher Shays will continue until a mid-August primary.
McMahon, the former CEO of WWE, received 60.4 percent of the vote. Shays netted 32.2 percent, easily meeting the threshold — 15 percent of the total — to force a primary.
Linda McMahon said following her overwhelming victory:
“We’re going to send the first woman senator to Washington in the history of Connecticut,” she said in the speech that she said she would have made from the podium. “Connecticut, we’re tired of waiting.”
“We know our economy is not working because Americans are not working,” McMahon said. “We are going to move Washington out of the doldrums that it’s in. … We are going to get people back to work and get our economy stimulated.”
LINDA FOR US SENATE 2012 website.
Tea Party Candidate Richard Mourdock Defeats 6 Term Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar in Landslide
Those that had previously stated that the Tea Party was a fad might want to rethink those foolish statement … Another RINO bites the political dust.
Last night in the Indiana Republican primaries, Tea Party candidate Richard Murdock defeated 6 term US Senator Richard Lugar in a landslide. The 80 year old, 6 term Richard Lugar was soundly defeated, no Lugar was routed by State Treasurer Richard Murdock by nearly 20%. Of course the liberal MSM will echo the chorus of this will further contribute to the lack of bi-partisanship in DC and the GOP has lurched to the right. However, the MSM was deafly silent when “Blue Dog” Democrats were voted out in the primaries in PA as the Democrats chose more left leaning candidate. Imagine that?
In typical, entitled, establishment candidate form Lugar criticizing the partisan environment, code for the Tea Party and anyone who dare challenge the RINO establishment. Sorry, but some of you Republican fossils are directly to blame for the predicament that we find ourselves in today and your chumming up to the socialist, failed economic agenda and policies of Barack Obama is hardly going to win anyone reelection. Sorry, as a Republican you do not get to vote for Obama’s stimulus and remotely think you stand a chance of being voted back to office by “We the People”. When you are dubbed Barack Obama’s favorite Republican, this Hoosier upset was pretty much a sure thing.
The truth is that the headwinds in this race were abundantly apparent long before Richard Mourdock announced his candidacy. One does not highlight such headwinds publically when one is waging a campaign. But I knew that I would face an extremely strong anti-incumbent mood following a recession. I knew that my work with then-Senator Barack Obama would be used against me, even if our relationship were overhyped. I also knew from the races in 2010 that I was a likely target of Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and other Super Pacs dedicated to defeating at least one Republican as a purification exercise to enhance their influence over other Republican legislators.
A note to all politicians, not just Lugar and other non-vertebrae Republicans, the American people are tired of the establishment. Personally, I believe in term limits and no politician should ever be allowed to be in office 36 years. That is never what out Founding Fathers envisioned. Last nights vote should be a reminder to the GOP by We the People, the US Senate is not the US Supreme Court. You are not elected for life. You do not get to leave when you feel like it and not represent the people. You serve at our will, not the other way around.
Richard Mourdock will face Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly in November.
2012 Battle for the Senate … Could GOP be Poised to Retake Senate … Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 53%, Tester (D) 43% & Nevada Senate: Heller (R) 51%, Berkley (D) 40% & Missouri Senate: Steelman (R) 49%, McCaskill (D) 42%
US Senate races in Montana, Nevada, Missouri, Nebraska and others could shift the balance of power away from Democrats …
With all eyes focused on the 2012 Presidential election, the US Senate race is also on the table and the GOP is poised to take back control of the Senate from Harry Reid and the Democrats. The 2012 election probably the most important of our life time, as to determine whether capitalism and “American exceptionalism” will be what makes the United States prosper or whether we continue to follow Barack Obama and the radical left’s socialist and Nanny state policies.
The present makeup of the US Senate is 51 Democrats, 2 independents who vote with Democrats and 47 Republicans. In 2012 US Senate has 33 seats up for reelection, 21 Democrats, 2 Independents who caucus with Democrats and 10 Republicans. Needless to say, very few of the Democrat held seats need to be lost in order to change control of the Senate. With so many Democrat held seats that have to be defended, it is almost an improbability for Harry Reid (NV-D) and the Democrats to retain power.
Election 2012: Montana Senate – Montana Senate: Rehberg (R) 53%, Tester (D) 43%.
Democrat incumbent Jon Tester finds himself in a world of hear for reelection. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg holds his largest lead yet over Democratic incumbent Jon Tester in Montana’s U.S. Senate race. For an incumbent to be behind this much in a state that votes predominantly Republican all but implies that this will be a loss for Dems in 2012.