Friday, April 10, 2009

Not Dead Yet

Will independent voters fuel a 2010 GOP comeback?  For those who are tired of one party rule, here's some encouraging analysis:

Some new indications suggest an improving environment for Republicans among independent voters.
  • A recent bipartisan poll conducted by National Public Radio shows Republicans and Democrats in a virtual tie on the congressional generic ballot question.
  • The NPR survey finds Republicans leading on the generic ballot among independents (38%-24%)
  • In the still-undecided congressional election in upstate New York (NY-20), Republican Jim Tedisco had a surprisingly strong showing among independents. National Journal's Hotline underscored this point and the broader implications: independents are now up for grabs.
What explains the Republican renaissance among these non-aligned voters? 
  • Some believe it has to do with a decline in enthusiasm among Democratic partisans following two successful election cycles.
  • Another factor may involve recent news of spending and debt surrounding the budget debate in Washington. 
  • Independent voters "are worried that they over-corrected in the 2006/2008 elections combined, and now have more of a liberal slant to government than they want. They want change, but with checks and balances."
Clearly it's not time for Republicans to pop the corks.  But recent evidence of GOP improvement does say one thing about the party: They're not dead yet.


Stop Spending Our Future  The Crisis

Obama declines comment on US hostage crisis off Somalia.  (It would be nice to have a president who can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Big Jumps in Taxes Loom in 10 States.  Is your state on the list?

Will independent voters fuel a 2010 GOP comeback

Who you going to believe  Barack Obama or your lying eyes?

Excellent video.  Watch and share.  Even your non-conservative friends will appreciate this one.


DaBlade said...

I saw that video at Monkey's place. This visual aid worked too well and now I'm depressed again.

Clay Bowler said...

If Republicans were to remain true to conservatism, there would be no doubt.

Linda Goossen said...

YIKES! This video really brings it out what is going on. All I can say is, "My poor kids and grandkids are going to be poorer and poorer."

Remember when it was expected that each following generation would do better than the one previous, I don't think that is true at this time.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Bowler,only if the conservatives pull it together. If not,I can see a third party choice having a chance to get in.

RightKlik said...

DaBlade: It certainly makes a strong impression.

CB: Republicans well remain true to conservatives if conservatives insist on it.

LG: People have taken their blessings for granted. They forgot about all the hard work that is involved in making things better for the next generation.

CS: It would be nice to have a party that is committed to upholding the constitution.