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Bad news 4 GOP: link between high disapproval of congress and high voter turnout

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  • Started 5 years ago by Andy_brown
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  1. Andy_brown
    Member

    Republicans have done a great job not only creating record high disapproval levels, their obstructionism combined with wasting money and alienating rhetoric sustained those high levels of disapproval. If you’re a Republican, you may be tempted to believe your mission was accomplished. The only problem is high levels of congressional disapproval also means high voter turnout at election time. We all know what that means.

    Ever since they took control of the House, Republicans made their priorities clear and none of them involves representing the will of the people. The GOPT is beholden to the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Walmart and other corporate interests that pull Republican lawmaker’s strings with money that is both big and dark.

    Republicans were on one huge reverse Robin Hood mission, determined to find new ways and means to satisfy the insatiable greed of the Kochs, the Waltons and anyone else you would find at an ALEC get together. In the name of pandering to their most extreme elements, Republicans obstructed and destroyed their way to the highest disapproval of congress ever some time ago. They have managed to sustain that level of contempt for a congress that takes food out of the mouths of children to give bigger handouts to the Koch brothers. Americans see through Republican denials of global warming in the name of giving the Koch brothers the freedom to poison our planet for profit.

    Republicans achieved the last thing they wanted when they obstructed popular policies, and thumbed their noses at everyone in America except those who lined GOPT pockets. They angered voters enough for them to want change from an anti-American and anti-America congress to one that governs for the people.

    http://tinyurl.com/lwd47o5

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 01:44 PM #
  2. Skybill9
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  3. duxrule
    Member

    That story and $4.75 will get you an overpriced cup of coffee at Starbucks.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 04:08 PM #
  4. Andrew
    Member

    The Democratic candidate in the Kansas Senate race has dropped out - but that may actually be BAD news for Republicans:

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/democrat-drops-out-kansas-senate-race-and-democrats-cheer

    The Democratic candidate was not polling well, but independent candidate Greg Orman - a former Democrat - is beating incumbent Senator Pat Roberts in some polls. It's not a sure thing he would caucus with Democrats in the Senate, but it's a sure thing Republican Senator Pat Roberts wouldn't caucus with the Democrats.

    Kansas is very interesting this fall: Governor Sam Brownback is extremely unpopular and in a tough re-election fight, after putting the state into a fiscal tailspin with huge tax cuts that have caused state revenues to plunge. Even if Brownback manages to win re-election, his unpopularity could hurt Roberts (also very unpopular) in the polls if fewer Republicans turn out and more Democrats do.

    Wouldn't it be hilarious if right-wing Kansas turns out to be the state that keeps the Senate in Democratic hands???

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 07:03 PM #
  5. Vitalogy
    Member

    We won't need Kansas, but it sure would be nice.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 07:15 PM #
  6. Skybill9
    Member

    "That story and $4.75 will get you an overpriced cup of coffee at Starbucks."

    It's worth the same as the original link.

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 09:19 PM #
  7. Andy_brown
    Member

    "It's worth the same as the original link."

    Oh, really? Your precious Faux news raised the same question to Rand Paul and he failed to address it,
    instead doing what most CONS do - - change the subject - - - trying to knock the ACA which is clearly popular with a majority of voters - - - admitting that lack of minority support is a GOP problem - - -

    Looks like you're overconfident, too.

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/gop-overconfident-heading-2014-midterms-135610424.html

    Posted on September 3, 2014 - 10:03 PM #
  8. Andy_brown
    Member

    Today's news re: Kansas as the spoiler:

    All of a sudden, the Senate race in Kansas is looking like it could be an impediment to Republicans’ hopes of retaking the chamber this fall. The withdrawal Wednesday by Democrat Chad Taylor paves the way for a serious third-party contender against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and jolts the GOP’s calculus for winning the Senate. As Politico reports, one recent poll showed independent candidate Greg Orman leading Roberts in a head-to-head matchup. Kansas was once viewed as a lock for the GOP, but it may now emerge as a critical race in determining whether Republicans return to power.

    http://blogs.marketwatch.com/capitolreport/2014/09/04/kansas-democrats-withdrawal-could-shake-republicans-chances-to-take-senate/

    Posted on September 4, 2014 - 01:31 PM #