Just a Thought
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
By: John Hawkins / Townhall.com
2) There wouldn't be a Pledge of Allegiance said in schools, no one would sing the Star Spangled Banner before any sporting event, and no one would celebrate the 4th of July.
3) Gas would cost $9 a gallon. Liberals would consider this a plus because it would cause more people to get tax credits to buy government subsidized $40,000 electric cars.
4) Seven year olds would be able to vote. Free candy and endorsements from cartoon characters would become a staple of campaigning.
5) The corporate tax rate would be 15 percent higher, most American workers would be unionized and tax rates would soar. As a result, our economy would be stagnant and our unemployment rate would permanently be in the 10-20% range.
6) Prison sentences would be short, crime would be rampant, and the police would be so undermanned and tied down with regulations that they wouldn't even bother to lock people up for committing crimes like burglary.
7) There would be price controls on electricity, gasoline, and most household goods. Of course, there would also be regular shortages of electricity, gasoline, and most household goods.
8) Children would be taught to be androgynous, gender-confused weirdos in school rather than risk exposing them to "gender stereotypes."
9) Conservatism would be considered hate speech that could draw a massive fine or even jail time for repeat offenders.
10) The good news is that housing would be free. The bad news is that it would mostly be in ugly cement buildings with drug addicts, former homeless people, the severely mentally ill, and career criminals peppered all through the complex for the sake of "diversity."
11) Wearing a cross, mentioning the Bible, or advocating Christian beliefs anywhere outside of a church would be illegal because it might "offend people."
12) Meat, 32 ounce sodas, and trans fats would be illegal. Crack, meth, and heroin would be legal.
13) America's military would be so weak we'd have to rely on Mexico and Canada to defend us from potential threats.
14) The Israelis would be driven into the sea, Taiwan would be swallowed by China, and Russia would begin to gobble up the countries that broke free after the Soviet Union fell.
15) Not only would partial birth abortions be legal, but a mother would be allowed to kill her child for three months after he’s born without penalty.
16) Stopping sex offenders from teaching school or adopting children would be considered discriminatory.
17) Activists would be able to sue on behalf of individual plants and animals in court.
18) The government would control health care top-to-bottom. It would take six months to get an operation, which would be considered a feature, not a bug because a lot of old people would die in the interim and save the government money.
19) Only government employees would be able to legally own guns.
20) Income inequality would be nearly eradicated after all the rich Americans and big corporations fled the country rather than pay confiscatory tax rates.
21) Wal-Mart would only be allowed to hire union employees and completely coincidentally, their prices would double.
22) We'd have open borders and so many illegal aliens in the southern United States that California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas would end up being ceded back to Mexico.
23) There would be a free, in-house abortion clinic in every junior high in America.
24) President Kucinich's new idea to help deal with the soaring jobless rate? Paying workers the new minimum wage, $80,000 a year, to dig holes and fill them back up.
25) The federal government would spend 134 billion dollars replacing the current Presidents on Mount Rushmore with Gloria Steinem, Harvey Milk, Cesar Chavez, and Margaret Sanger.
Also see, 25 Examples of What America Would Be Like if We Were All Christian Conservative Tea Partiers
As Hurricane Isaac slips further away from Tampa this week, the Republican faithful have reason to see sunshine beaming on the horizon.
Obama on Defense: Does anyone support President Obama that didn’t vote for him last election, at the height of his popularity? Probably not. Even where he currently leads, Obama finds himself on defense, holding together a fragile coalition of youth, black and Latino voters. Although Obama retains huge leads among these groups, can he count on his base to be fired up to turn out in numbers replicating his 2008 victory? Can he count on union members to knock on doors and mobilize precincts as enthusiastically? With Obamicans almost completely gone, independents wavering and all but the strongest Democrats unenthusiastic, Obama needs to attract a new faction of voters to his side quickly. But whom?
Momentum Toward Romney: Obama had the lead in nearly every poll throughout the year, yet three recent polls show Romney ahead or even. In recent weeks, the president’s average lead has shrunk from 5 points to only 1. Less than 47% of respondents are committed to the president, with undecideds likely to vote for change.
General Campaign Funds: When Romney accepts the nomination this week, he will have access to a treasure trove of riches sitting idle in his fall campaign coffers, previously untapped. Romney, with the RNC and outside groups will make it rain on Obama. Romney will vastly outspend Obama, flipping the advantage Team Obama had four short years ago.
Electoral Map Widens for Romney: The talking heads repeat that the new Obama map has opened up Virginia, Nevada and Colorado (North Carolina, less realistically) to Democratic victory. That’s 28 EVs. They fail to mention that Romney – especially with Paul Ryan on the ticket – is remarkably strong for a Republican contender in the Great Lakes states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Romney-Ryan put 46 EV’s in play that otherwise wouldn’t be.
History on our Side: With a fragile and sputtering economy and approval ratings remaining below 50%, the incumbent president rarely wins re-election. According to polling guru Karl Rove, “On average, Democrats saw a 4.9% swing and Republicans had a 6.3% increase” coming out of conventions dating back to 1964. With Romney slightly ahead or even with President Obama in current polling, Republicans find themselves in the
pole poll position going into the final stretch.
By Dick Morris / Dick Morris.com
On Thursday, August 23rd, I conducted a national survey of 500 likely voters through live telephone interviews. The poll finds Romney ahead of Obama by 50-43! — far, far different from the published polls.
(The sample was 33% Democrat, 31% Republican, 11% black, and 8% Latino).
Apart from the head-to-head vote question, my survey tracks with the others on most of its internals.
Obama’s personal favorability is 47-50 while Romney’s is 48-48. The president’s job approval is at 46%.
Asked who would do the best job of:
Improving the economy = O-39 / R-49
Creating jobs = O-38 / R-50
Strengthening Medicare = O-44 / R-42
While the Medicare issue is important, it is not the major factor. Asked which is more important, “protecting and strengthening Medicare or improving the economy and creating jobs?” The economy wins by 67-18.
Comparing Medicare plans without explaining them, voters break even with 41% favoring Obama’s and 42% backing Romney’s. Asked which scares them the most, Obama’s scared 46% and Romney’s scared 44%.
But Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has scored a bull’s eye by his comparison of the two Medicare plans and the following answers indicate:
Whose plan do you agree with more? Obama who would save $716 in Medicare spending and use the money to cover the uninsured or Romney who would make the same savings but use the funds to extend the life of the Medicare trust fund?
Obama’s 38% / Romney’s 53%
And the President continues to draw big negatives over his plans to intervene in medical decision making:
President Obama’s health care law sets up a Board to issue guidelines and instructions to doctors and hospitals on what procedures, medications, or treatment to use for each illness. Do you agree or disagree with this aspect of Obama’s legislation?
Agree: 33% / Disagree: 61%
After argumentation, disagreement with Obama’s Medicare cuts becomes even sharper:
Supporters of this provision say that it will allow us to save funds in Medicare without cutting care. They say that the Board can stop unnecessary tests or overly costly treatments that do not help the patients. But opponents say that it will lead to rationing of Medicare treatment. They say that the Board would ban the most effective medicines to treat cancer, for example, because they are too expensive and might stop old people from getting hip replacements or heart bypasses. In view of these arguments, do you agree or disagree with this aspect of Obama’s legislation?
Agree: 30% / Disagree: 57%
Voters agree by 56-20 that “Romney and Ryan would not change Medicare for current beneficiaries or for people who are now over 55.” And, by 25-60, they reject the statement that “Romney and Ryan would end Medicare and leave the elderly without a good alternative.”
By 48-33, voters agree that “President Obama has not proposed any real long term fix for Medicare” although by 63-18 they agree that “In a few years, Medicare will exhaust its trust fund and will go bankrupt unless we enact changes and reforms.”
But Romney still has some selling to do. Only 38% agreed and 31% disagreed that “Romney will always allow elderly to stay in traditional Medicare. He will just offer a voucher system that will have more attractive alternatives.”
In evaluating the health care and Medicare issue, voters feel that high medical malpractice costs play a key role in driving up costs. By 63-20, they agree that “the abuse of medical malpractice law suits is a big reason medical costs are so high.” By 57-37, they support Romney’s proposals to “curb medical malpractice litigation” agreeing that it “will save billions and extend the life of Medicare.”
The should be non-issue of likability
By: Diane Sori
Likability...suddenly the kumbaya, touchy-feely emotion of likability becomes a factor in this presidential race. Likability...when you have nothing else to run on. Likability...Obama’s campaign fodder. Likability...what a joke.
Sadly, 54% of Americans, the majority of which are the sheeple and apathetic, believe Obama is more likable, compared with 31% for Mitt Romney. Who cares who’s more likable...I and others with even one working brain cell care who’s better able to lead the country!
While Obama’s campaign pushes likability over the true issues, Mitt Romney continues to run his campaign based on his ability to handle, jump start, and turn around the economy, which, by the way, is really what it’s all about. And with only about 70 days until the election a new Mitt Romney is emerging...stronger, more focused than ever, and ready to take on anything Barack Hussein Obama throws at him...likability be damned. Romney’s more aggressive posture, coupled with his choice of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate, has boosted him in popularity, as witnessed by the newest numbers out of Ohio which say he is now tied with Obama in the polls.
Romney’s attacks on Obama as a divisive leader, echoing a message Ryan has been honing for months, are also cutting into Obama’s likability numbers, and show that Romney is ready, willing, and able to drill home the message that the economy is the paramount issue of this election, helping to push aside the likability issue. And after weeks and weeks of vicious personal attacks and outright lies about his character and record, Mitt Romney continues to press ahead on target but with a harder cutting edge to add to his already impressive business and job-creation credentials.
And the bottom line, with so-called likability thrown out the window, is that Barack Hussein Obama has miserably failed the country...’Hope and Change’ don’t work, as Obama’s policies are not only harmful to the middle class but have created an entire group of Americans who willingly living off government handouts and freebies...Americans who have lost not only the incentive to better themselves, but who have also lost the basic human desire to do so. Obama’s economic policies make it easier for them to avoid the work and job training requirements called for when becoming a welfare beneficiary, while still allowing them to get the checks and other free goodies they believe they are entitled to.
And why should they work and get off welfare as Obama will cater to all their whims and wants in exchange for their votes while the rest of us bust our butts to have the honor of being the ones who actually are paying for all this. How sad our country has become under Obama’s stewardship.
But he’s still likable or so says the media...oh, happy day.
Yeah, Obama’s likable all right...Congressman Allen West (R-FL) says it best when he speaks of Obama’s likability saying, “it’s like feeding America a crap sandwich with a smile and that it’s very important for us to win the images war in the presidential race. Because a crap sandwich with a smile is still a crap sandwich!”
Couldn’t have said it better myself, no matter how hard I tried.
So while Obama continues using gutter level Chicago tactics to strong arm his likability factor, Mitt Romney stays on task of running his campaign based on his vision for our country...a positive vision to grow our economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class...a vision of pro-growth, pro-business and pro-American exceptionalism...a vision so diametrically opposed to that of Barack Hussein Obama.
But hey...Obama’s likable or so he says.
Hurry up November 6th so 'We the People' can show show you just how likable you are NOT!