In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama won Ohio by five-points. Four years later, Ohioans are split on whether Obama deserves a second term with 46% approving and 47% disapproving. However, when it comes to the lackluster ’12 GOP Presidential field, Obama leads front-runner Mitt Romney by four points. Obama’s approval rating is 46% and his disapproval rating is 50%. So, while Ohioans equally disapprove of the job both Obama and Kasich are doing, Obama’s approval rating towers over Kasich by a difference of eleven points.
Sherrod Brown has the highest approval rating among Kasich, Portman, and Obama. With 49% approving and 30% disapproving. […]Full Story... →
Yet another poll shows that Republicans strongly favor failed ‘06 Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell over current State Treasurer Josh Mandel. PPP shows an even larger lead for Blackwell, who it says leads 49% to 16% in a three-way race between them and former State Senator Kevin Coughlin.
Hey, remember when Lt. Governor Mary Taylor was a rumored candidate for the U.S. Senate next year? Just for fun, PPP included her in a hypothetical matchup with the first three and Congressman Jim Jordan, who was also strongly rumored to be a potential candidate. How does Taylor do?
She comes […]Full Story... →
A pattern has emerged with Sarah Palin. She plucks obscure lunatics out of nowhere, endorses them, they proceed to horrify the electorate. Christine O’Donnell in Delaware is the most obvious example. Sarah Palin likely cost Republicans the US Senate with that one endorsement alone. Palin plucked Joe Miller out of the lunatic fringe in Alaska, and now, he’s horrifying Alaskans to the point that Democrat Scott McAdams may actually win that seat, too.
Little known fact – Palin has given $10,000 to John Kasich’s campaign.
Why haven’t we heard about this? Maybe it’s because most sentient […]Full Story... →
After the experience, the campaign, filled with conservatives who thought well of Palin, began referring to her as “Princess Sarah,” said the source close to the situation…
“It says to me she’s not serious about running for president,” said a source close to Grassley, suggesting that a real White House hopeful would not have snubbed a figure like the senior senator in the state that begins the nomination process.
Sarah 2012!!Full Story... →
Stepping away from blogging for long periods at a time gives you a little perspective, for better or worse. Sound and fury indicating nothing ebbs away, and what’s left to see is remarkably familiar.
The election of the first black president in our history was bound to smoke out the worst instincts in a very small number of Americans. Typically for our age, it began online. The email smear campaign of 2007-2008 has completely mutated into what is now today’s Republican Party. This was inevitable, given how little credibility remains of Republican dogma and policy. They are bankrupt intellectually and […]Full Story... →
And lives up to his show’s self-billing by taking on Fox News’ crown jewel, Sarah Palin:
Bill O’Reilly gets her to admit that the 12 million undocumented immigrants are going to have to be given some process to obtain legal status to live and work in the United States. Palin, though, opposes amnesty.
Jesus, there’s so much unbelievable stuff going on in this clip that I don’t have the breadcrumbs to find my way back.Full Story... →
This kid is a natural.Full Story... →
Getting busier all the time, which means I dip into the media political discourse less, and more briefly than before. ?Oddly, this is clarifying, particularly on the Sarah Palin narrative, and the white haired Fox News audience’s blind love of her, and all she stands for. ?I’m not the only commentator who has noticed this anti-intellectual elitism in aging conservative Republicanism.
I just happen to have grown up with these people my entire life.
When I decided to go to college and then law school, they dismissed it, and me, as “college boy”, in precisely the same tone as Sarah […]Full Story... →
Again, apparently completely unaware of the concept of irony, Sarah Palin gives a speech in which she criticizes President Obama for using a teleprompter and reads crib notes off her hand! LOL
Sarah Palin is a blogging gift that keeps on giving. I can’t wait to get to interview more supporters. My guess is the next craze will be to get Sarah to sign the palms of supporter’s hands. They, like her, are completely and totally unaware in general.
PS: My other choice for headline was “Sarah Palin gives Nashville a handjob”Full Story... →
At some point, the dollar signs which Lee incessantly throws in everyone?s face will start to dwindle. ?Lee came out with a bang, and in the next quarter, his numbers dropped. ?Next quarter, they?ll drop some more. ?And then the next. ?By the end of 2009, Lee will be on a precipitous glide path. ?The proverbial wad has been shot.
Brunner, however, because of her performance in 2008, has a message that has already taken hold in the national blogosphere. ?She is […]Full Story... →
Rahm Emanuel calls liberal groups “fucking retards” and Sarah Palin wants him fired. Rush Limbaugh calls same groups “retards” (he can’t say fuck on the radio like Howard can) and Sarah at first calls it “crude and demeaning” only to later defend Rush by agreeing with him and calling it “satire” and claiming the source of the crude and demeaning quote got it wrong.
This is, of course, not really news. We’ve long known Sarah is a vapid, hypocritical, fake ass bitch. Now we know she’s also a fucking retard who employs double standard like Rush […]Full Story... →