Categorized | Sidebar Open Thread

Open Thread





What’s going on this morning? The Michigan GOP primary is tonight.

Six pollsters have gone in the field in Michigan over the last two days. Three show Romney leading, three show Santorum leading. The one thing they all seem to have in common is that the momentum is with Santorum after he apparently collapsed at the debate. I suspect that his "snob" remark worked and that Romney’s Ford Field moment hurt him. The reason why gaffes hurt Romney more than they hurt Santorum is because the former is arguing that we should vote for him because he’s electable while the latter isn’t (likewise, past liberalism hurts Santorum more than it hurts Romney because the former is arguing we should vote for him because he’s the most conservative while the latter isn’t).

Here are the polls:

Public Policy Polling: Santorum 39, Romney 34 (Romney led 39-37 on Sunday)
Mitchell/Rosetta Stone: Santorum 37, Romney 35 (Romney led 36-33 on Wednesday)
Foster McCollum White and Associates: Romney 38, Santorum 36 (Romney led 39-31 on Wednesday)
Rasmussen: Romney 38, Santorum 36 (Romney led 40-34 on Wednesday)
ARG: Santorum 36, Romney 35
We Ask America: Romney 37, Santorum 33



Tags:

Comment Policy: The Editors reserve the right to delete any comments which in their sole discretion are deemed false or misleading, profane, pornographic, defamatory, harassment, name calling, libelous, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate. Additionally, the Editors reserve the right to ban any registered poster who, in their sole discretion, violates the terms of use. Do not post any information about yourself reasonably construed as private or confidential. Conservatives4Palin and its contributors are not liable if users allow others to contact them offsite.

  • palin45potus

    Good Morning!

    I’m still pulling for Non-Romney, whoever that is at the moment!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

      "Non-Romney" is certainly a mysterious character, but he certainly does hold the door open for Sarah Palin!

      • ProudAmerican247

        "…he certainly does hold the door open for Sarah Palin!"
        ———————————————-

        And every day, she gets CLOSER to stepping over that threshold!

        Go Sarah! 2012!

        • pipam12

           start the bus

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

      Too funny!  Good morning, Non-Romney-Ites!
      Yes, Pete—-we absolutely DO hope Gov. Palin finds a way to "plow through that door," as she once said.  RUN, Sarah—-and God bless you!

      Btw, I was disgusted with Leno’s little slam against her tonight, for supposedly not reading much.  Obviously HE hasn’t seen "The Undefeated," or given her a chance at all!
      (I can’t stand his show or jokes, but one of our sons loves "Headlines.")

      • colliemum

        Hi everybody, 
        hi Mountain!

        I don’t get this leftie snark about Sarah ‘not reading much’. 
        They do like looking down their noses at the thick, non-reading masses of Americans everywhere except in Washington DC an New York, don’t they! 
        They would probably like to have a reading list of the books Sarah read – but never mind Obama: he just plays golf, and we all know you can’t read and play golf at the same time …

        Anyway – ‘reading much’, or being perceived as an ‘intellectual’ is a huge turn-off for the majority of Brits. Such people are regarded as ‘egg-heads’ and ‘boffins’, who are thus impractical and lacking in common sense.
        Also, and more importantly, people here resent fiercely anything which smacks of intellectual superiority. And that is a sure-fire vote loser over here.

        • 808forpalin

          Very interesting to hear about British attitudes on reading, mum.  I think Americans of most stations attach a lot of importance to the written word and to having read the "right" books.  (And I would bet double-or-nothing on my student loans that Palin has vastly outread Obama.)  What Tocqueville wrote on this subject jumped out at me when I (partially!) read Democracy in America.  If I may quote him at extreme length,

          "When hereditary wealth, the privileges of rank, and the prerogatives of birth have ceased to be, and when every man derives his strength from himself alone, it becomes evident that the chief cause of disparity between the fortunes of men is the mind.  Whatever tends to invigorate, to extend, or to adorn the mind, instantly rises to a high value.  The utility of knowledge becomes singularly conspicuous even to the eyes of the multitude: those who have no taste for its charms set store upon its results, and make some efforts to acquire it.

          "In free and enlightened democratic times there is nothing to separate men from each other, or to retain them in their place: they rise or sink with extreme rapidity.  All classes live in continual intercourse, from their great proximity to each other.  They communicate and intermingle every day; they imitate and emulate one another: this suggests to the people many ideas, notions, and desires which they would never have entertained if the distinctions of rank had been fixed, and society at rest.  In such nations, the servant never considers himself as an entire stranger to the pleasures and toils of his master, nor the poor man to those of the rich; the rural population assimilates itself to that of the towns, and the provinces to the capital.  No one easily allows himself to be reduced to the mere material cares of life; and the humblest artisan casts at times an eager and a furtive glance into the higher regions of the intellect.  People do not read with the same notions or in the same manner as they do in aristocratic communities; but the circle of readers is unceasingly expanded, till it includes all the people.

          "As soon as the multitude begin to take an interest in the labors of the mind, it finds out that to excel in some of them is a powerful means of acquiring fame, power, or wealth.  The restless ambition which equality begets instantly takes this direction, as it does all others.  The number of those who cultivate science, letters, and the arts, becomes immense.  The intellectual world starts into prodigious activity: every one endeavors to open for himself a path there, and to draw the eyes of the public after him.  Something analogous occurs to what happens in society in the United States politically considered.  What is done is often imperfect, but the attempts are innumerable; and, although the results of individual effort are commonly very small, the total amount is always very large.  It is therefore not true to assert, that men living in democratic times are naturally indifferent to science, literature, and the arts: only it must be acknowledged that they cultivate them after their own fashion, and bring to the task their own peculiar qualifications and deficiencies."

          Please pardon the lengthy quote, everyone!  

        • jerseymark

          Hi colliemom: continuing with yesterday’s C.S. Lewis theme of the dance, I rememberer this hymn from 25 years ago we sang at Easter and never sang or saw it since for some reason but it made me laugh and smile throughout and I thought I would share it:

          "The Lord of the Dance" by Sydney Carter

          I danced in the morning when the world was begun
          I danced in the Moon & the Stars & the Sun
          I came down from Heaven & I danced on Earth
          At Bethlehem I had my birth:

          I danced for the scribes & the pharisee
          But they would not dance & they wouldn’t follow me
          I danced for fisherman, for James & John
          They came with me & the Dance went on:

          I danced on the Sabbath & I cured the lame
          The holy people said it was a shame!
          The whipped & they stripped & they hung me high
          And they left me there on a cross to die

          I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black
          It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back
          They buried my body& and they thought I’d gone
          But I am the Dance & I still go on!

          They cut me down and I leapt up high
          I am the life that’ll never, never die
          I’ll live in you if you’ll live in Me
          I am the Lord of the Dance, said He!

          chorus:

          Dance then, wherever you may be
          I am the Lord of the Dance, said He
          And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be
          And I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said He!

          Hebrews 12:2 – "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the JOY that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."    except when He is dancing.

          • colliemum

            jerseymark – reading the lyrics, that song rings a very distinct bell in my memory as well!

            Haven’t heard it sung for years and years – but I must have heard it sung at one time, I’m sure.

            • Norcalo

              The tune to which those lyrics are usually sung makes a fine bagpipe piece.

          • exodus2011

            High Five!

            (to you, and To Him also, *__* … in the most meaningful way there is …)

        • James Cennen

          Colliemum

          Where on earth do you get your views of ‘Brits’ from. Sorry, but with respect, this is complete and utter nonsense, it really is. 

          • 808forpalin

            Where on earth do you get your manners, dear Sir? 

            • James Cennen

              From the same place I learned to say ‘with respect’ …. Sir.

              I took issue with one individual’s view. Colliemum’s comments effectively paint a whole people as being ‘turned off’ by those who ‘read much’ … not a particularly admirable national characteristic, if true.

              Manners involve thoughtful consideration of the truth of one’s
              statements, particularly such generalisations, as well as the way they
              are expressed. 

              The fact that your contribution leads with the sentence ‘Very interesting to hear about British attitudes on reading, mum.’ meant that such a sweeping generalisation couldn’t be ignored. I am sorry, it simply isn’t true. It could be backed up with statistics on the numbers of reading clubs spreading throughout the UK, figures on library use, book sales, etc., etc.

              I’m sure, from your contribution, you would be the first to react if the same was said of the US population’s attitudes to ‘reading’.

              • colliemum

                James – with all due respect, but how many houses of ordinary peoplehere in the British Isles, not the metropolitan ‘elite’, have you seen from inside?
                You won’t find many, if any, books in there.
                Libraries are closing and have been closing right left and centre, because the local councils have to save money. Those who are open are more computer centres than proper libraries.

                Please do make a distinction between what is happening in a few rich areas in London and the rest of the country. After all, I’m not confusing what is going on in Manhattan with what is happening in the rest of your country, so do me the kindness and at least accept that as a Brit I do have some inkling of what I am talking about.

                • James Cennen

                  Oh .. I don’t want to have an argument about this CM and I’m sure you don’t either. Let’s just agree to disagree – after all it’s not what this site or the vast majority of your many contributions is about, is it? 

                  Can I just say, though that I live in an ex-council house in Swansea, West Wales and most certainly ‘cannot stand intellectual pretentiousness and snobbery’ either … so I do have a valid point of view I reckon and I have seen the inside of lots and lots of ordinary houses! 

                  Anyway ….. as I said .. agree to disagree OK :)

                  PS .. love you dog

                  • colliemum

                    Ok, James – agree to disagree!
                    :-)

                    It must be true then that the Welsh revere learning and reading more than the Saxon/Norman/Viking tribes, a.k.a ‘English’, do.

                    And thanks for loving my dog – he still is ‘The One’, and always wil be!

          • colliemum

            Erm, James, I get my ‘views’ from the small matter of actually living here in the UK, not for a couple of weeks or months, but quite a big number of decades.

            So forgive me if my ‘view’ isn’t the same as your and our cultural ‘elites’ like to project, but we here cannot stand intellectual pretentiousness and snobbery. 

      • Betsey_Ross

        I used to be such a fan of the Tonight Show.  All through college and up until Johnny Carson retired I found a way to watch.  I even liked Leno until GWB became President.  Then they were always the same "dumb" jokes.  It was constant so we found other things to watch.  Re-runs of Seinfield and MASH.  Now those are gone and both of us just fall asleep in our chairs these days.  We haven’t tuned it to Jay for years.

      • senator20526

        …yeah…everyone should read the HuffandPuff…..really?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

          If you mean "The Huffington Post," I admit I read that only when a link (usually to a false article)  is posted here.

          Otherwise, I don’t understand your post.  I am not recommending H&P and didn’t mention it. 

          • senator20526

            What I meant was the LSM (read katie Couric) made fun of Sarah when she said she read everything….I was throwing it back at them about the lefty Huff and Puff…..I surely wasnt aiming at anyone here, especially you….sorry.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

              Thanks for the clarification, senator.  I understand now.

              Sarah said later that she was trying to be polite, that she thought Couric’s question was rude, for implying that Sarah, being (supposedly) from the AK boonies, wouldn’t have a clue what sort of brilliant tomes that OTHER intellectuals (like Couric?  Really?) regularly read.

              Sarah was right, and Couric DID use this segment of her interview to foster the belief, now widespread among the Left and LSM, that Sarah is dull as a plank. 

              Fact is, Sarah is BRILLIANT, truly.  First, she DOES read—-very extensively, in fact—-and second, as her THOUSANDS of emails demonstrate, she writes very, very well!

              (*sigh*)  It must be amazingly taxing for the Palins to weather all this crap, but then again, they are SO healthy that I think they just (intelligently!) IGNORE it completely. 
              See?  Very wise.

              • senator20526

                I was thinking, as tech savy as Sarah is, she probably reads more stuff on her blackberry and computer, than all these other bozos put together….it is believed by many on her staff, that she has a photographic memory….

    • Leroy Whitby

      Me 2! I am a firm Non-Romney.

    • Min Max

      Nobody but Palin!

  • technopeasant

    Repost:

    Michigan poll (results released after 11 PM EST Feb 27):

    Comparison between demogrraphics on Sunday (day one of polling0 and two day aggregate total’

    (Romney first, then Santorum)

    SUNDAY 2 DAY TOTAL NET DIFF ROMNEY

    OVERALL

    ROMNEY 39 37

    SANTORUM 37 38

    PAUL 13 14

    GINGRICH 9 9

    FEMALE 43/37 39/37 -4

    MALE 35/37 35/39 -2

    18-45 32/38 25/42 -11

    46-65 38/38 37/40 -3

    65+ 50/34 51/32 +3

    MODERATE 36/31 34/34 -5

    SOMEWHAT CONSERVATIVE 45/35 44/33 +1

    VERY CONSERVATIVE 34/44 34/45 -1

    TEA PARTY MOVEMENT 31/38 32/41 -2

    EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN 35/42 31/45 -7

    DEMOCRATS 28/28 10/47 -37

    GOP 44/40 43/38 +1

    INDEPENDENTS 28/33 30/36 -1

    UNION MEMBERS 40/29 32/37 -16

    • technopeasant

      Analysis and conclusions;

      1) I wanted to compare the demographics for each day but PPP did NOT provide them so the best I can do is to compare the individual result for Sunday (day one) to the 2 day polling aggregate for Sunday and Monday. 

      a) Females

      A significant turnaround of -4 which means Romney only polled around 35% with females on day two and Santorum still at 37%. In other words on day two Santorum actually beat Romney among females by +2, which is highly significant.

      b) Males

      Although not as significant, Santorum had to beat Romney by +6 on day two to arrive at +4 in the aggregate.

      c) The age category 18-45 gave Romney 32% on the first night but must have been around 20% on the second night to yield 25% for the two days, whereas Santorum must have hit the mid 40′s on the 2nd day of polling to yield 42% overall.

      d) But the huge turnaround no doubt was with Democratic voters, Romney must have polled next to nothing on the second night whereas Santorum must have been above 60% on day two, but again the sample is a lot smaller than Republicans.

      e) And with union members on day two Romney must have slipped to about 25% while Santorum must have climbed to the mid 40′s to arrive at his aggregate score score of 37%.

      f) With evangelicals the day one total was +7 for Santorum. With the aggregate being +14, rough math will tell you that Santy must have produced a +21 on day two which is a huge jump in support.

      g) With the TPM the difference was not as pronounced as it was with evangelical voters. To get from a difference of +7 on day one for Santy, on day two he must have produced a +11 to get to an aggregate of +9. Not a huge leap but when the election is this close, every little bit helps.

      2) PPP notes on day two these were the overall totals:

      Santorum                 39%  (37)

      Romney                   34%  (39)

      Brackets day one.

      3) Key takeaway from PPP poll tonight:

      "Romney hasn’t made a good last impression with Michigan voters. His favorability in Sunday interviews was 57/36. In Monday interviews it was only 47/48…"

      "It look like things are swinging back towards Rick Santorum in the final hours before the polls open. The big question are whether Romney’s absentee vote is too large for Santorum to make up and whether Democrats will really turn out to support Santorum in the GOP primary."

      NB: 18% of the electorate has already cast ballots an with those folks Romney leads 56% to 29%.

      4) Poll conducted over Feb 26-27 with 922 likely Republican voters.

      5) One other note. Because of the closer proximity to voting day and the fluidity of the race, one I believe has to give greater weight to the results found on day two over day one, and if that is indeed the case, Santorum may be standing 2-3 points ahead of Romney now rather than the 1 point PPP suggests in the polling aggregate.

      • jerseymark

        Techno, if your numbers are right about the those who have voted already, Santorum would have to win the remainder by a bit less then 5% to overcome that 27 point gap. Initially, I held out little hope that he could do it but when I crunched the numbers, it doesn’t look so bad. I would think that the polls would representatively include the early voters and with the polls showing Santorum in the lead, mostly, that would mean that the 27 point gap has been absorbed. We can only hope.

  • Gelston

    this is such a bizarre time.
    There was a famous moment in the 1975 World Series, during what some people called the greatest baseball game ever played. Johnny Bench was catching when Carlton Fisk came to the plate late in the game. Two of the greatest catchers of all time standing at home plate in the revered Fenway Park. One said to the other that they could not believe what they were watching. They could step outside the game and see the greatness of the moment.
    We are watching the opposite. Standing here – or writing here – observing the worst of the elected process. This is a moment when we do not simply await the winning home run with Fisk jumping sideways toward first base.
    Instead we await an election that will either be a great moment as Sarah steps forward as a leader or we await a sad ending of leaders who can’t lead.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

      I thoroughly agree, Knowitall—-but oddly enough, these Marxists DO lead:
        straight into the Hell they have in store for us.

      One more thing to pray for is that American voters WAKE UP AND READ this time!!!!!!—–
      and don’t vote once again for a dumb MOTTO (like "Hope and Change!").

      Lord, help Americans see the danger of Marxism here in the USA, and TURN from it with their votes!

    • indemind

      Thanks Doc. … *_*

      SarahAmerica

  • Jean_A

    Good morning, C4P!

    I stand with Sarah Palin.

    • Bill589

      Yes. With all of this political mumble-jumble, this political sophomore is confused as heck, and having a hard time holding on to hope.

      And yet still, while I change my mind about this, that, and the other thing, and while my mind is on overload with everything political and especially this campaign, there is one consistent thing that grounds me.

      One constant in my political world, that I believe is always the right and good choice for my efforts.

      I stand with Sarah Palin.

      (If only the rest of politics was as clear.)

  • blueniner

    Sarah is right again, Sarah came out the other day and criticized the President for his apology, well she was the first, and then Gingrich followed and then many others, there was a Muslim expert on FOX yesterday that said it makes America weak when the President is always apologizing. Sarah was ahead of the pack and gets no credit for it, in fact her brilliant Facebook last week went on deaf ears.

    • palin45potus

      You know, I know, all of us here at this site know.

      And I also know that everyone inside the Beltway know.

      And she scares the hell out of them.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002553244636 John JWilfred

        Imagine the impact of what she said if she were a candidate today.
        I’m still expecting that big bus to roll down the roads of America.

        I stand with Sarah Palin

    • myfairlady

      But she got over 30,000 "likes" on her fb comments.  So a whole lot of people know that she said it.

      • colliemum

        And who knows how many others those people were telling about that, afterwards.

        In today’s world, people reach out far wider than the four or six people they used to see in their neighbourhood – family not counting – in the days before the interweb.

        Think snowball —>> avalanche …!

  • Guest

    Go Santorum Go….
    Romney must be defeated.
    Romney was first endorsed by George H. W. Bush.
    Too closely linked to the old guard and crony-capitalists.

    Go Santorum Go….

    If only Sarah Palin were in the mix…

    I still believe in her getting in some-how.

    • grizzlyrising

      Yes, first things first…severely damage Romney and then we’ll see but Romney must fail.  

  • palin45potus

    The picture that accompanies this thread is from Pella, at the premiere of "The Undefeated".

    That impromptu speech is just pure Sarah, straight from the heart.  I found it truly inspirational.

    Anyone questioning her dedication needs to watch it again.  

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNsfg34Qtv0

    • heshtesh

      Thanks for the post, it’s inspired me to go watch the Indiana Right to Life speech again, good night all.:)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

      I know!  I know!  It’s my favorite speech of hers (well, maybe CPAC this year, technically is best).  WHAT PASSION!
      I love the way she just TAKES OFF at one point during this speech and GETS PASSIONATE about saving America!

      O Lord, we GOTTA have Sarah Palin as our president, if we’re going to save America from destruction.  Help!  And thank You!  AMEN

  • http://teamsarah.ning.com/profile/HymanRoth Hyman Roth

    Cool pic of Sarah.

  • onparade

    all i know is the silver tongue devil will eat romney,s lunch in a debate….and if people dont think the debate with obama wont count i have news for you…..

    • barracuda43

      Newt would eat the silver tongue for breakfest , lunch. dinner and even a midnight snack for the Hell of it!

      • Bill589

        I would think so, and hope so.

        But it appears sometimes Newt can’t even beat Mitt.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

      There probably will be only one or two debates with Obama—-but yes, they count.
      Those debates can literally be won or lost with one perfect joke.
      Think of Reagan’s line, "I won’t make an issue of my opponent’s youth and inexperience!"
      (Or something close to that……)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

        (The perfect joke has to make an important point —- such as, "Yes, Reagan’s older, but he’s still a neat guy with neat ideas" —-while also creating JOY!

        People LOVE candidates with joyful personalities and positive plans.
        Sarah Palin personifies joyfulness in all she says and does…… 

        If she runs, and wins, we’ll all feel ridiculously JOYFUL!—-all eight years!!!
        :->

    • senator20526

      Romney vs. Obama……..see who can stick their nose highest in the air…

  • ernst1776

    Honestly, the thought of either Romeny or Santorum winning Michigan….. blah!

  • 01_Explorer_01

    I’m in the brokered/contested  convention camp.  You will sleep better at night not settling for a pathetic dwarf.  Lets get those delegates divided.

    • exodus2011

      High Five!

      *__*

  • stlouisix

    Can’t blame the Israelis.  They know who Obama is, and what he stands for, treachery of the highest order, an individual who would sell out America’s former allies just as he’s selling out America!

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/27/israelis-reportedly-dont-plan-to-notify-us-if-decision-made-to-strike-iran/#comment#ixzz1neeaUTcE

    • colliemum

      Nor me neither can’t blame them.

      The one tiny little pinpoint of silver above the massive dark clouds there is that Israel is providing information from Syria to the US secret services, according to the report you linked to.
      Which means that Obama can sulk and apologise as much as he wants: those who really matter know what’s going on. And these are not the political appointees and Obama buddies but they are the ones who keep the engine running.

      Pray for Israel and all who stand up to defend her against the dark forces.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

    Jeb is full bore, Christie is full boor,

    At the convention Sarah will sweep the floor!

  • unseen1

    If it is that close  it doesn’t really matter who wins,  mitt already lost. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

      Yes, Michigan is proportional. Mitt is already quite toasty…

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_presidential_primaries,_2012 

      • Leroy Whitby

        LOL. The news will report it as all Romney though. We’ve got to make fun of the @$$es for that blatant a lie. Take them on in Wiki etc.

        • 36763

          Yea.  If the race is too close to call late tonight, LSM will declare Mitt the comeback kid for coming from way back.

          • Guest

            Hoping Santorum will win in a landslide! So they won’t be able to spin the results. Taking out Romney is all that matters at this moment.

  • SonOfOriginalTed

    Romney losing Michigan = Pure Schadenfreude 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

      Yes, I would enjoy this mightily. Hopefully Mitt’s low turnout problem will repeat itself!

    • USMAgrandma

      SOOT, am I the only dummy on this thread?  I had to look up the meaning of Schadenfreude…LOL

  • Freempg

    Everybody see these?

    http://us4palin.com/ 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

      Great pictures of Sarah and Piper at the Iron Dog finish line. That was after Grizzly Fest, wasn’t it?

  • technopeasant

    Georgia poll:

    Survey USA

                              OVERALL   M   F    TPM   VC  CONS  EVC

    GINGRICH             39%       39  38    56      47    44       42

    SANTORUM           24%       23  25    18      25    23       30

    ROMNEY               23%       22  24    14      19    21       19

    PAUL                      9%        11   7     8        4      7         4

    Gingrich appears to have enough of lead to prevail even if Santorum picks up some steam if he manages to win Michigan.

    • Min Max

      YES! One for Newt, One for Santorum, One for Romney…and heck. One for Ronny!

      And all for Sarah :)

  • stlouisix

    This is beyond despicable as it’s indicative of the anti-military modus operandi of a traitor who believes that our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines are nothing more than a captive sample for his morally bankrupt social engineering experiments, as evinced by his hollowing out of our military both morally and physically while our enemies, who are now Obama’s friends, are arming to the teeth!
     

    What’s it going to take before Boehner, McConnell, and the rest of the sorry GOPE wake up as to just who and what they’re dealing with here in the communist Obama and his politburo of thieves who are not satisfied with robbing the country blind but are stopping at nothing in order to put our bravest at unnecessary harm’s risk which is diabolical!
     

    To be thrown out of office is too good for the Obamunists. Their prosecution to the full extent of the law cries out for the sake of the fallen whose sacrifices they will have rendered to have been in vain otherwise!
     

    Every means available to the GOP leadership should be used to expedite the exit of Obama but cutting off every penny of his funding which is long since overdue with that prosecution goal never lost sight of.

    Read more:  http://freebeacon.com/trashing-tricare/

    • colliemum

      From your link:

      "The massive increases beginning next year appear timed to avoid upsetting military voters in a presidential election year, critics of the plan say.
      Additionally, the critics said leaving civilian workers’ benefits unchanged while hitting the military reflect the administration’s effort to court labor unions, as government unions are the only segment of organized labor that has increased in recent years."
       (My bold)

      This needs to be splashed everywhere – and twist all your congress critters’ arms about this. After all, there’s an election coming …

    • mark1955

      With all due respect,you have to forget about Boehner,McConnell and the rest of the republican establishment ever coming to our rescue. They won’t. The entire republican establishment is left wing.They are not even Conservative enough to be called liberals.They are fully onboard Obama’s statist agenda.The only time they fight like animals,is to crush any Conservative,or Tea Party opposition to one of their endless cave-ins to Obama,as evidenced by Boehner’s crushing of Tea Party dissent,during last summer’s debt ceiling fight.The whole establishment is to be gone over,around and through,but not dealt with anymore, to get to our objective of restoring this Country to it’s intended Constitutional Conservatism.

      • connservative

        The Republican establishment despises Tea Party, Flyover, run-of-the-mill, regular folk, real religious (not for show religious), constitutional conservative Americans MORE than they despise the Dems and the Left!

        • stlouisix

          Yes, which is why we cannot, moreover, MUST NOT  let the American people forget this seminal fact by turning up the heat on this sorry Obama enabling crowd with the end goal being to send them all packing back under the rocks from which they crawled out, and get some real leadership in Congress who cares about a country fit to live in for our children, grandchildren, and future generations of Americans fortunate enough to survive Obama’s abortuaries!

        • Betsey_Ross

          It’s beginning to look that way. 

      • stlouisix

        Which is why we need new GOP leadership.  My concern is in the interim because I’m not so sure anymore if America is even going to make it to 2013 without putting as much pressure as possible ASAP on the sorry likes of Boehner & Co, holding their feet to the fire, so that their gross dereliction of duty is front page news on a daily basis!

  • stlouisix

    Welcome to Obama’s puppet master, George Soros, America hater extraordinaire, just like his puppet!

    Read more:  http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/02/27/george-soros-rich-man-who-is-hated-around-world/

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pete-Petretich/100002088167892 Pete Petretich

      Don’t forget, Soros has endorsed both Obama and Romney! He actually said there is no difference and that Romney would support a "stimulus".

      • stlouisix

        No way could I forget that which shows the worth of the GOPE in no uncertain terms!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2JZVOLZP3CZ3PZXJECJ2EETBA Mountain

        I KNOW!  Isn’t it amazing how the LSM totally AVOIDS commenting on this interesting little observation / FACT that Soros mentions?!

        THINK, LSM:  there IS no real difference between their economic viewpoints.(So, conservatives, why would you vote for Mitt?)

    • colliemum

      With all this info available to the LSM, ask yourselves why none of them is actually doing some more digging. This is all well known stuff, no smoking guns …

      And remember – as in 2008, his very shady and deeply hidden dealings with the really big international banks may well hand you another October surprise. This time, the demise of Greece is on the cards. 

      He may approve of Romney, but Obama is his puppet and will stay bought.

  • technopeasant

    A comparison between what Rasmussen found on Feb 26 and PPP found on Day two Feb 27 as related to various demographics:

    Romney first, then Santorum

    + Romney ahead    - Santorum ahead

                                        RASMUSSEN              PPP          NET DIFF RAS

    OVERALL                     38/36                       34/39              -7

    TPM                              -15                         ~-11              -4

    VERY CONSERV           -23                         ~-12              -11

    SOMEWH CONS            +14                         ~+11              +3

    EVANGELICALS             -19                        ~-21               +2

    Two things stand out: A trend to towards Santorum overall from Sunday to Monday, the other a general trend of Santorum regaining support from evangelical Christians which Rasmussen was even picking up on Sunday.

Open Thread

Governor Palin’s Tweets