Elections 2010

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Yannis, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Yannis


    by Dick Morris

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  2. Yannis



    "Just as when the Republican establishment wrote off Scott Brown's effort to capture "Ted Kennedy's" seat in the Senate, the Washington Republicans may be under estimating the number of seats the GOP can capture in the House of Representatives.

    Over confidence is not a danger. Everybody is working as hard as they can to elect Republicans all over America. Nobody is apathetic on the right. The only indifference and passivity in the nation is on the left. But under confidence - writing off seats that we can win - is a huge obstacle to further progress.

    The swath of destruction Obama has cut through our economy, banking system, manufacturing base, and medical profession is so broad and ugly that Republicans and Independents everywhere are determined to end his mandate by electing a Republican Congress in 2010. Seats that Republicans had no chance to win in previous elections are suddenly in play. With scores of Democratic incumbent Congressmen polling at under 50% of the vote, the possibilities for Republican gains are enormous.

    But Republican funding and tactical focus is having a hard time keeping pace with the political developments on the ground. Handicappers like Cook Political Report are slow in switching their predictions quickly enough as the Republican wave sweeps through the nation. GOP national committees and PACs run the risk that they will concentrate too much money on races that are already won, leaving opportunities to rot on the vine in other districts.

    This process of under estimating the chances for Republican victories is fed by two mistakes in polling methodology - and one in survey analysis -- which are understating Republican chances in the coming elections.

    While most pollsters survey only likely voters, their screens to determine who will vote are too porous, letting through many who will not actually make it to the polls. Most surveys simply ask if voters are likely to participate or not rather than asking how enthusiastic the survey participant is about voting. Rankings based on enthusiasm and intensity - sure guides to actual turnout - are generating far more Republican samples than those that are ultimately published.

    And many pollsters are weighting their data so their samples conform to traditional party distribution. When their samples yield too many self-described Republicans and too few Democrats (as measured against historic norms) they weight down the Republican interviews and weight up the Democratic ones to adjust. But, in reality, they are obscuring the very findings of their surveys. Voters are becoming more Republican and Democrats are becoming Independents. These trends are hard to spot when data is weighted.

    Finally, in assessing the meaning of the polls, analysts are underestimating the ability of Republican challengers to defeat Democratic incumbents who are under 50% of the vote. The undecided vote usually goes to the challenger. A host of Republican insurgents with limited name recognition are running behind their Democratic incumbent adversaries because voters don't know who they are. But, if the incumbent is failing to win a majority of his district, these voters will likely vote for the challenger when they learn his name as the campaign unfolds.

    Taken together, these flaws in polling and the widening range of Republican capabilities should militate for readjusting GOP sights to aim at more Democratic districts and races that once seemed impossible. Over confidence is not our problem. A lack of belief in our potential is."
  3. Yannis


    Get Out Lisa!

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  4. Yannis


    Go Joe, Go!

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  5. 377OHMS


    Received my sample ballot. I'm ready to rock. :D
  6. Yannis


    Sent mine in already and my wife did too. Hope something good will happen. Let's see.
  7. Yannis


    Pelosi's Jedi Mind Tricks
    By Rick Manning

    "Nancy Pelosi's House of Representatives fled home this weekend to meet the voters with the hope that they can use Jedi mind tricks to get themselves re-elected.

    You can almost hear them waving their hands while saying, "Not passing a budget for the United States government doesn't matter - vote for me even though I didn't fulfill my most basic responsibility," or "Pay no attention to the 14.9 million people who are unemployed, it is George Bush's dogs fault."

    Of course, Speaker Pelosi did not go home before playing one of the oldest political parlor games in existence. The ole, protect your vulnerable incumbents fake out. Here is what she did. Just prior to adjournment, the House of Representatives voted on whether to adjourn, or whether they should stay in DC to stop the massive automatic tax increases that are scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2011. Pelosi, allowed a vote on the adjournment, and an amendment that would require the House to take up the tax increase issue before going home, as opposed to after the election in a lame duck session.

    The way the game plays out is that the most vulnerable members of the majority party, then vote for the responsible course of action – to stay in session until they get the job done, but they "shockingly" lose by one vote. Of course, this allows them the best of both worlds, they get to go home and campaign, while shouting the news for anyone to hear that they are an "independent with the courage to stand up to Nancy Pelosi." This enabled and leadership allowed "independence," is then sold to the voters as the reason the Member of Congress should be sent back to DC to keep up the fight.

    Veteran watchers of California politics remember this as one of former Democratic Speaker Willie Brown's favorite tricks. He would have a couple of Democrats who needed to vote against legislation that was unpopular in their districts, and amazingly, some Republican would inevitably vote with Brown allowing him to give his Democratic colleagues a free pass to vote the way they needed to in order to stay elected.

    Of course, even though they lost, the people who opposed the initiative passed by Brown, would villify the one or two Republicans, and extol the virtues of the Democrats who Willie allowed to vote against him. This basic manipulation kept Brown as Speaker for years clinging to a razor thin majority, or in one, two year period, a minority of the state Assembly.

    This lesson was clearly not lost on Pelosi as this session drew to a close, as she allowed votes on issues that allowed her heretofore tightly controlled House majority to disagree and demonstrate the independence that many American's wished they had shown for the previous 18 months. These same "independent" Members of Congress walked lockstep off the cliff with Pelosi when they supported ObamaCare, an almost $800 billion stimulus package that had nothing to do with stimulating the economy and was all about keeping the public employee union coffers overflowing, and job destroying "green energy" policies like cap and trade. Independent indeed!!!

    In keeping with the saying that there is a corrupt party in Washington and a stupid one, the Republicans enthusiastically embraced pushing for these kind of politically helpful votes providing their most vulnerable Democratic Party colleagues one last opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to solving the looming tax increase problem without having to actually do it.

    Now, Congress is adjourned and you can almost envision them in their best Obi Won Kenobi voices saying, "pay no attention to what we have done to the country, we are the one's you can trust to fix it." Their desperate hope is that voters are bigger fans of Star Wars than The Who, who famously sung, "We won't get fooled again.""