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2012 election battleground map

So, what does the battleground for the coming 2012 presidential election look like?  Well, those national tracking polls you've been hearing about won't tell you.  All they do tell you is what a national sample of registered (or maybe "likely") voters said on any given day.   And of course the samples for those polls (and even the questions) get "gamed" by the media who sponsor them.

But the simple fact is that we don't elect a President "nationally".  In effect, we hold 50 different state-by-state elections, with each state being allotted a set number of "electoral votes" based on state population.  And you can pretty much bet the farm on "how" about thirty-five or forty of the states will vote in November...which leaves you with the "swing states".

The map below reflects the most likely swing states, based on polling over the past year.  They are: Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada.  Of course that list could (and will) expand or contract over the coming months, but this gives you a pretty good idea of the lay of the land.

Is Europe’s Blatant Discrimination Against Christians Coming to America?

The news that the government of Great Britain is mounting a full-scale assault on Christians is not really surprising.  The left-wing in England, like their counterparts on the European continent, have long discriminated against Christians, while at the same time, in myriad ways, protected those of Muslim faith.  For much of his 3 years in office, Barack Obama and his administration have been mirroring Europe’s blatant discrimination against Christians.

The latest example of the rabid discrimination by Prime Minister David Cameron’s government in Great Britain against Christians came from a news report from the United Kingdom’s national newspaper, “The Daily Mail”.  According to the newspaper, the UK’s Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone, a Liberal Democrat, has instructed government’s lawyers to stop Christian workers from wearing the cross.  The Cameron government will call on Europe’s “human rights” judges to dismiss the claims of Christian workers Nadia Eweida and Shirley Chaplin that they have a right to wear a cross to work as a symbol of their faith in Jesus Christ.

State poll numbers and the 2012 presidential map

While all of the attention concerning the 2012 presidential race has been focused on the ongoing Republican primaries and caucuses, the most recent batch of state by state poll numbers from Gallup have received much less attention.  And they don't look good for President Obama.

When you take the current poll numbers regarding Obama's approval rating (e.g., where he has a "net positive" rating), and then assign that state's Electoral College votes on that basis, the result is a 323 to 215 vote blowout, with only 270 being necessary to secure the Presidency.

Of course it is VERY early to be making any predictions.  The election is still about eight months away, and that is several eternities in politics, (especially given how fast things have changed in this cycle).

But it is safe to assume that the Obama campaign would rather that the polling "shoe" be on the other foot at this point, as they are clearly starting out from a position of weakness.

 

 

 

Speaker Boehner on Offensive Against Obama in Religious Freedom Battle

Barack Obama has instigated yet another firestorm over one of his abominable policy decisions.   Obama’s latest outrageous action is the rule which the Obama Administration put forth mandating that faith-based employers  --  including Catholic charities, schools, universities, and hospitals  --  provide services such as abortion-inducing drugs which they believe are immoral.   Such a religious freedom infringement imposed by Obama upon the American people is a result of the passage of the socialized medicine scheme called ObamaCare in early 2010. 

As a result, the calls cascading into the United States Capitol switchboard are unequaled since Obama rammed that very same unconstitutional pro-abortion ObamaCare law through the United States Congress by unconstitutional means. 

Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate Fiddles While America Burns

The Democrat-controlled United States Senate under the leadership of Harry Reid, D-NV, has done virtually nothing since it began on January 5th of this year.  Indeed, the Democrat leadership in the Senate  --  and in the United States House of Representatives, during the leadership (if you can call it that) of San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi when she was speaker for 4 years before the Republicans took control this past January  --  has not passed a budget as required by law for a number of years. 
 
On the other hand, the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed its budget, as required by law, earlier this year.  The House Republicans have also passed over 25 major bills to create jobs in America, a nation which has suffered a 9% unemployment rate, on the average, under Barack Obama since he became president almost 3 years ago.
 
Before the Republicans adjourned for Christmas in the House of Representatives last week, they passed a spending bill  --  now signed into law by Obama  --  which will fund the government until the end of the 2012 Fiscal Year on September 30th. 
 

2011 The Big Lie

 

We stare angrily at our television sets, frustrated by the choreographed dueling dance of our one party system. Although the actors execute the script light years above let's say pro wrestlers, they also require a much higher pay-grade. Whether our politicians chose to admit it or not they serve the same master, big government. This is discouraging, but even more disturbing is the fact that most Americans refuse to see it. It's all a big lie, at the end of the day these politicians take off their mask and hold hands. They honestly believe we are ignorant serfs. In the beginning of the American experiment, politicians believed so ardently in their causes that their blood would boil with disdain for their opponent.

The pseudo debt ceiling battle will be hauntingly reminiscent of the last stimulus raping. It will be rammed through with inconceivable fury, no time to look at the details, and in doing so it will spare the culpability for both so-called parties. In Washington there is no accountability, just bandits looting our wealth and crippling our society. Both republicans and democrats look at the populace merely as unenlightened cattle, as farming beast for profit and social engineering.

A little humor for the 4th

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "But how did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "You don't know where you are or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You've made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and now you expect ME to solve your problem. You're in EXACTLY the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now, it's MY fault.

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MilesEye View: Another "Conservative" Betrayal--This One Even Worse!

Cincinnati, Ohio (6/29/11)This morning, on the heels of the recent shocking betrayal by two republican senators who delivered the decisive votes to make 'Gay" marriage legal and a 'right' in New York, cometh a "Conservative" judge who ruled against an appeal of the Obama Health Care plan, saying that the plan, which requires all Americans to purchase health insureance or face financial penalites is "constitutional !" How's that again?

The Health Care scheme that Obama pushed on America despite vigorous objecion by the majority of citizens, was green-lighted by the Federal Appeals Court in Cincinnati this morning, keeping it active.

The judge who wrote the ruling, Jeffrey Sutton, a President George W. Bush appointee presents himself as a conservative. Judge James Graham, a Reagan appointee agreed with most of the opinion.

Obama's "Health Care" scheme to socialize medicine, is the vehicle Obama plans to drive America even closer to becoming a Communist State which is the goal of his sponsors. Suits have been filed agianst this socialist take-over of health care which they declare is unconstitutional. And it is.

His plan will bankrupt many small businesses, and individuals who simply cannot afford the forced purchase of this government plan which will actually reduce their health care.

Interesting: Our Executive Research Associate, Helen Trautman, CEO of Results Unlimited in Pittsburgh, reminded us that D.C. politicians made a law to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform, in all of its forms.  Nice.

Chicken-Fil-A Attacked by Turkeys!

We live in an angry world that demands that you agree with a political issue, even if it repels you or goes against your values, or suffer consequences and interruption of your life if you do not. It has become impossible to live a simple and peaceful life without being dragged into issues. One can no longer remain silent, neutral or even peaceful. You must enter the fray with support for that cause, or see your business and your very life sabotaged. Such is the case of a Christian business, Chick-Fil-A.

Chick-Fil-A is an American success story. Founded by Georgian entrepreneur, Truett Cathy in 1946. The family-owned chicken sandwich chain is one of the country’s biggest fast-food businesses. It employs some 50,000 workers across the country at 1,500 outlets in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia. The company generates more than $2 billion in revenue and serves millions of happy customers with trademark southern hospitality.

Regular contributor, Rev. Ed Berkey (retired) forwarded this incredible information that just broke in a column by journalist/columnist, Michelle Malkin

Chick-Fil-A is run by devout Christians who believe in strong marriages, devoted families, and the highest standards of character for their workers, all of which are objectionable to the Socialist Marxist Democrats—a stand that nobody of my era would have ever imagined.

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