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If you check the most recent Gallup, Obama is now a point ahead in the generic ballot. He is also tied with independents. Republican cannot win without independents. Fact is, hard line Rush Limbaugh philosophy is a PROVEN LOSER. America is not a conservative country. We are a center right country with conservative tendencies. We are not extremist. Extremism NEVER wins, not in the long run.

The current far right whipping post is Mitt Romney. They reason they are after Romney is because he isn’t pure. He wheels, deals, and is fairly pragmatic. Independents like him. Rush Limbaugh, who once supported him, has gone so far extreme that now he is refusing to even consider Romney. Instead, he is still supporting an abject incompetent.

Why?

It is beginning to look like Obama can pull this thing off, unfortunately. The right is becoming more and more extreme. Michael Medved has more on that little problem.

Gallup

Then again, maybe we’re not being told the whole truth, nothing but the truth, etc. From RCP comes the internals of several Quinnipiac polls about the GOP primary. Now, let’s get real here. If we’re talking about a Republican primary, don’t you interview Republicans and not really bother with Dems. If it is an open primary state, I can see interviewing some independents, but really….

“…Quinnipiac surveyed 1,185 Florida voters, including 513 Republicans. That poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points. The sampling error for Republican is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points. In Ohio, the poll surveyed 1,312 voters, including 443 Republicans. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points. The sampling error for Republicans there is plus or minus 4.7 percentage points. And in Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac polled 1,436 voters, including 579 Republicans. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points. The sampling error for Republicans is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. All surveys were conducted from Oct. 31-Nov. 7. …”

Evidently, if Ron Paul does decide to run third party, there is a way he can get Barack Obama re-elected and do grave damage to the GOP. Be honest here. This is all about re-electing Barack Obama and tanking the GOP>

Only Ron Paul could get away with this. First, let’s deal with Ron Paul and his appeasement. We are on the precipice of a great Taliban victory, where, a few years ago, we were winning.

“…President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton may believe they are pursuing “smart diplomacy.” But, when it comes to negotiating with the Taliban, we’ve been down this road before, and it led directly to 9/11. Between the peace talks and the deadlines, Mullah Omar believes the Taliban is on the verge of a great victory. Frankly, ordinary Afghans, not to mention the Iranians, Pakistanis, and Chinese agree. Perhaps Obama and Clinton believe their own spin. If so, they may be the last two on earth who do….”

So, what does Ron Paul want? He wants to befriend Iran. That’s not important, but hanging out with his pin-up girls is!

IBD

NOTE TO THE FAR RIGHT:  Remember Ronald Reagan?  Yea, that Ronald Reagan.  He’s the one Rush Limbaugh once worshiped before he sold his soul to the tea parties and the libertarians.  Anyway, I guess these guys have miscalculated.  The American People want another Ronald Reagan, not a tea party freak.

“...Fifty-nine percent of Latino voters said they would be less likely to support a Republican candidate who declared there could be no “amnesty” for undocumented immigrants, even if they believed the candidate held better views on the economy….”

I keep telling myself that the rank and file GOP is going to wake up and realize that we cannot accept these tea party types rule everything, but evidently they are so cowed by the abject bullying and overly inflated numbers coming from trumped up polls, Fake Fox News, and Ron Paul Bots pretending to be more than they are, that they have lost all reason and logic.  If the party does not pull the plug on people like Ron Paul, we are abjectly doomed.  Currently, because of the Cain fiasco, Obama is now pulling ahead in the polls against a generic Republican.

It is quite obvious that the tea parties have no honor, values, nor moral standards.  All they want is their way and their candidate.  Currently their favorite is the terribly flawed Herman Cain.  We do not need extremists defending the unacceptable, like Steve King.

“...As for his own party, McCain expressed frustration that Republicans have not concentrated enough on the concerns of Americans struggling to make ends meet.

“The party, I think, has got to be a lot more responsive to the plight of the people,” said McCain, who lost the presidential race to Barack Obama three years ago this month.

“I think we have to weigh in far more heavily on the side of things like reforming the tax code. If we reform the tax code, then many of these large corporations that paid no taxes last year … maybe they would.”

McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee who once developed a reputation as a maverick, is sticking with his own party, at least for now.

“No, I don’t think so,” he said when asked whether he would saddle up with a third-party movement. “I will continue to complain about things but … I still haven’t given up on the Republican Party.”…”

The Pink Flamingo heard from her friend and confidant Sally Vee the other day.  She mentioned, echoing my feeling of ‘we’re doomed’ that she was simply going to sew a new party frock to wear for Obama’s next coronation.  I emailed back and told her I was just sitting here singing, The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow.

The Mahablog

Let’s put it succinctly, we’re screwed.  The fake conservative war against Mitt Romney is just plain weird.  It is dishonest, and destructive.  Why are they doing it?  What is going on and why doesn’t the far right punditry want either Mitt Romney or Rick Perry?  Ron Paul is threatening to go 3rd Party if Romney is the nominee.

And – the tea parties are screwing us, along with Republicans in the House who appear to be increasingly clueless and tone deaf.

“...Even some of the most stalwart supporters of Heritage’s mission said privately that they may have done their cause more harm than good in recent months because they are turning allies into enemies. And while the folks who run the political action arm of the nonprofit Heritage Foundation said that their more sophisticated grading system is beneficial to the most conservative lawmakers, they acknowledge that they’ve put their best friends on Capitol Hill in a tough spot….”

There are a number of us who happen to think these two statements are very, very true.  Perhaps these organizations have become so arrogant they are no longer worried about who and what they destroy.  Back in 1984, the Heritage Foundation certainly did not mind recommending that Ronald Reagan not run for re-election because he was not conservative enough for them.  Considering how objectively extreme they have become, I now understand why.  They are out of their minds!

“…And the fiscally focused Club for Growth, derided by moderates as the “Club for Democratic Growth,” continues to get under the skin of Republicans who believe their party is best served by nominating centrists in swing districts and states by funding the most fiscally conservative contestants in GOP primaries….”

Now this same group of yahoos is constantly on Mitt Romney’s back about Romneycare, but HE used the suggestions of the Heritage Foundation for what he did.  Now, they are out to get him.  Is there something going on here?

The Politico

The more The Pink Flamingo sees of these people, the more I swear they are out to tank the GOP.  There is no other logical answer.  Let’s face it, if the Republicans in the House and Senate finally figure out that they represent only a very small margin of their voters, they will eventually thumb their nose at them.  Then, people like Grover Norquist, Club for Growth, AFP, the Heritage Foundation will no longer have any power.  If they don’t have power, they can’t con terrified conservatives out of money.

It’s all about jobs, folks – their jobs.

“…While Heritage Action is atop the list of groups that find themselves in the cross hairs of elected Republican officials, the organization is by no means alone. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), long viewed as a member of the conservative fringe in Congress, fought Norquist publicly over ethanol subsidies earlier this year. Wolf, a longtime critic of Norquist’s and one of the relative handful of House Republicans who haven’t signed the pledge, went to the floor to take the ATR chief to task for his influence in the system and relationships with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and others.

“My conscience has compelled me to come to the floor today to voice concerns I have with the influence Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, has on the political process in Washington,” Wolf said. “Simply put, I believe Mr. Norquist is connected with or has profited from a number of unsavory people and groups out of the mainstream.”…”

When they start going after Tom Coburn as not being pure and conservative enough, we are in terrible trouble.  Tom Coburn is one of the most normal of the right, conservative, but not a wacky job.  They are after him, and anyone else who had just a touch of logic and reason.

The minions of the far right are making fools of themselves over Romney, accusing him of being a “RINO”, but he is far more conservative than he was 4 years ago when they thought he was the second coming.

The GOP is having a difficult time recruiting candidates to run for the Senate.  Why?  Then, when we do, the tea parties step in and try to ruin things. Case in point – New Mexico.

Former Dem Congressman Arthur Davis, from Alabama is donating money to Heather Wilson.  She is now facing a battle from the extreme tea party right to nominate yet ANOTHER candidate who is incapable of winning election to the US Senate.  I don’t want to vote for John Sanchez.  I will if I am forced to do so in the general election, but only good, strong Republicans will do so.  He is yet another reason why the tea parties appear to be out to destroy the GOP’s hopes in the Senate.

“…“This check was not solicited,” he said. “I just happen to have been talking about Heather with a former colleague of ours, and that just inspired me to go online and make a contribution to her.” “I served with Heather Wilson in Congress for, I think, four years. I have a lot of admiration for her as a person,” Davis told TheDC.

“I got to watch her in action, got to have a few conversations with her over a period of time, and found her to be a very thoughtful person. I found her to be someone who has an enormous amount of dignity, someone who I thought was a very positive and thoughtful force in the Republican Party.”

Wilson faces a tea party challenge from Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez, and her Washington, D.C. credentials have led some conservatives to question her grassroots bona fides.

“When she ran for Senate the first time in 2008 and lost in the primary, I recall that she was attacked for not being partisan enough,” Davis said. “I certainly have faced those kinds of attacks in my own party, so I had some sympathy for seeing her go through that exercise.”

Davis cautions that his financial support “doesn’t mean I think every vote she would cast in the Senate is the same vote I would cast if I was there. That’s not what the contribution was about. It’s about my admiration for Heather Wilson as a person, and as a political figure.”…”

Arthur Davis is one of those Democrats who would make a good Republican.  No, he’s not an extremist, but, when people like Pat Robertson say the GOP has become too extreme, well Houston, we have a problem!

Politico

We are starting to discover that many of Ron Paul’s supporters are exactly what we thought, Democrats out to destroy and sandbag the GOP.   This says it all!

“...If you hate the GOP, you need to realize that it’s only a brand – just a name. It’s the people participating that determine what it does, and that can be you. The bottom line is, the very most influence you can have in helping Ron Paul win is in registering Republican and participating in your local GOP….”

Then there is the fact the GOP continues to appear to pander to the wealthy.

“…The identification of the GOP as mouthpiece for the selfish interests of the wealthy is a stubborn image, difficult to overcome at the best of times. For three years, however, Republican leaders have been doing their utmost to confirm the stereotype – and to quash and quell any attempt to counter that stereotype. Did we really spend months and months arguing that one of the things most wrong with the US tax code is that the poor and unemployed pay too little tax? Yes we did. Head shake. Face slap.

Given the terrible economic fundamentals, this reckless self-branding by Republicans may not in the end be enough to save President Obama from himself. But if he does manage to eke it out, the CBS/NYT result is the beginning of wisdom as to how and why….”

We don’t need Ann Coulter’s type of help, saying “Our Blacks are better than their Blacks?”

It has almost become a joke, the way the GOP is pandering to the extreme libertarian right.  They wax poetic about Obama being incapable of seeing the effects of European socialism.  Yet, they are incapable of comprehending that the extreme austerity they are embracing is just as dangerous to the economy in general.

NY Times

WANT PROOF?

According to a Pink Flamingo source, a tremendous amount of the funding to support the anti-collective bargaining law in Ohio came from out of state. Not only did it come from out of state, but I have been told the AFP spent a heck of a lot of money in a losing cause. There is quite a bit of other gossip about AFP, none of it charitable.

American voters rejected extremism.

In Mississippi, on a night for Republicans, a terrible anti-abortion law bit the dust.

One of the tea party icons in Arizona when down in flames. A tremendous amount of his funding came from out of state.

“…As Bruce Merrill, a veteran political scientist and pollster and professor emeritus at Arizona State University told the Arizona Republic yesterday, “If Lewis holds on and wins this thing…it sends a message not only to people in Arizona but outside Arizona that everybody is not a very strident right-wing anti illegal immigration person,”

Those who oppose Pearce are even more optimistic.
“This victory shows that the citizens of Arizona want fair immigration reform and will not stand for any law that racially profiles any segment of the community,” Petra Falcon, executive director of Promise Arizona in Action, an organization instrumental in the Pearce recall, says. “It is now time for our community to move forward together, inclusively.”

A few of Pearce’s GOP Senate colleagues apparently get the hint, and (quietly) have been whispering that the Senate president’s recall should serve as a message to other Republican lawmakers that they need to take a more moderate approach to immigration reform — unless they want to go the route of their now-ousted leader, that is.

DeeDee Blase, president of the National Tequila Party — a non-partisan group critical of Pearce — is thrilled with the results of last night’s election.

“Racista Russell Pearce was defeated last night! It was destined to happen, and we hope this marks a new direction for the entire immigrant community as we seek for the arc of justice to bend to their favor,” Blase, who was once a vocal Hispanic Republican leader, says…..”

Is Sheriff Joe next?

“…Dateline 2010. People are frustrated with two plus years of economic stagnation. Washington is a fractious place that seems to be ensnared in an endless fight with a broken record of the stale talking points. Democrats had made huge strides in the 2006 and 2008 elections, and holding both houses of Congress and the presidency, as well as a majority of governor’s mansions. So the voters pushed out the party in power for their inability to immediately turn around the economy and bring down the unemployment rate, giving the House back to Republicans and returning the GOP to power in the statehouses of some bluish swing states….”

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