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Things are looking good for Boehner and Co.

According to a recent Gallup poll,  Republicans are ahead by 51-41 margin-the largest margin GOP has ever had in 68 years of generic polling. Compare that to September of 2006 when Gallup polled the Dems at a 52-41 margin, John Boehner and the House GOP have a lot to smile about.

These generic polls are a good way to gage the overall mood of the electorate, and right now folks are not happy with the Democrats. Their message of blaming former President George W. Bush is not resonating, and it shows.

Portman has a great qtr of raising money

Portman has raised over $2.3 million dollars in the first quarter of 2010, giving him a very strong advantage over the Democratic challenger, whomever it may be.

Lee Fisher, of course, slams Portman’s fundraising number as coming from “the lobbyists and and PACs” so he can come across as the champion of the little guy. But when asked in the article what was the difference between Portman’s fundraising and the fact that Fisher also raised money from PACs and lobbyists, here’s what he says:

…..said he will not raise as much from such sources because they have already sided with Portman.

So it’s ok for Democrats to raise money from special interests only if they get to them first? If not, then it’s bad. I understand.

Can Democrats please get off of the high-horse when it comes to raising money? Many act like the Republicans are the only ones that get money this way. Last I checked, unions do qualify as a special interest group, and Dems got millions from them.

And please Democrats, give Fisher the nomination. Not like Brunner would be all that tough, but if Fisher was the nominee, Portman wouldn’t have to break a sweat.

Breaking: Back to square one on Healthcare!

I just saw this one on Politico and Fox News: House Healthcare sham must go back to the House.

Looks like their voodoo math has come to haunt them, since the parts of the bill that deal with Pell Grants (in a healthcare bill?) are in violation of rules. It must go back to Congress to be removed.

Mr. Boehner, rarely does one get another chance like this. Hopefully you prove that you are up to the challenge and can bring victory!

Bobby Jindal in action

Picture from google.com

I’m not going to comment really on the Obama speech, a)because it makes me mad and b) we’ve heard it before. And the constant contradictions that he has made have been covered and blown away by better writers than me.

But I will leave something for many of those that are early supporters of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (like me) and were disappointed in his speech last night (like me).

Here is his appearance on the Today Show where is articulates clearly where the GOP will stand when it comes to dealing with Obama. One sub-par appearance is not enough for me to lose faith and it should not be for you.

Politics1.com is a website you should visit

is a website made for political junkies and I’ve been following it for the last 10 years. If you need to find the offical office and campaign website for federal and state candidates or parties, this is the site for you.

They will post news updates 4-5 times a week and there were a couple of Tuesday updates that caught my eye.

First:

PALIN. “We are going to seek and … destroy this candidacy of Sarah Palin’s because of what it is that she represents,’ is how the Alaska Governor now described the national media’s reaction to her Vice Presidential candidacy last year. In a new documentary, Palin discusses how she believes a conspiracy took place among members of the media to undermine her candidacy.

Really? I mean, really? Look, as valid and as acknowledged the point that the media was in the bag for Obama and they did not care for her, I would not call it a “conspiracy”. If anyone destroyed her candidacy. it was her. She was out of her league, and this was proven in the VP debates. Hell, she would not have been in the equation if McCain picked who he really wanted and selected Lieberman. This makes her look petty and paranoid. If I had the ear of the governor, I would tell her to go back to Alaska, kick butt for the rest of her term, get re-elected and take on Begich so she can get some experience in dealing with DC.

Also:

P2012. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is strongly leaning towards making a second run for President in 2012. Romney is already lending financial support to several Republican US House members targeted by the DCCC. Romney is already planning to make the rounds in support of these candidates as part of his efforts to lay the groundwork for a 2012 run.

Mitt, I like you now. You have grown on me. But 2012 is for this guy and I, along with many other Republcians fully support him.

Sorry that I had to break it to you.


And this is what’s important to you, Senator Shelby?

Just when I thought that this nonsense of President Obama’s legal residency was done, GOP Senator Dick Shelby of Alabama brings it up again during a meeting with citizens in Cullman, AL.

This is the kind of garbage that we cannot continue to focus on. He’s an American, he was elected. Move on.

She’s right, you know

Meghan McCain, daughter of GOP nominee John, called it out. Part of the reason we lost is that Obama utilized today’s technology and continually beat us over the head with it.

Many in the campaign looked at her when she recommended writing a blog for her dad’s campaign:

McCain, who authored a popular blog on her father’s Web site while he was running for president, also recounts early pushback from Republican strategists when she first sought to establish the Web site.

“Many of the established Republican strategists told me that young people would not visit my web site,” she wrote. “I used to categorize many of the advisors in my father’s campaign into one of two groups: those that ‘respected’ the Internet and those who didn’t. It was a running line between me and my friends who worked on my site.”

I mean, really? It’s 2009 and these people treat the internet like it’s some new fangled gadget that they’ll learn later! Geez.

I think she made a real good point. Obama used technology to his advantage; you could not go on a website without seeing an Obama link. It was almost like he was a brand.

Then again you can do that when you raise money like Obama did.

Even though the ORP has given up on the AG race…..

Meet our nominee, D. Michael Crites!

No name recognition or much political experience, but the man has good character and is qualified – unlike our last elected Attorney General.

Bill Cunningham is kind of a tool….

……But his intro wasn’t that bad.

However, I’m noticing a very annoying trend among some Republicans. The notion that mentioning Obama’s middle name (which in case you haven’t heard – it’s Hussein) will feed the idea that he’s a Muslim. He’s not, and many Republicans like Cunningham need to recognize that.

We can beat Obama on the issues. When it comes to experience and trust, we beat Obama.

If we continue to make this race about the “Muslim” Barack Hussein Obama and not about the Barack Obama that supports abortion, will surrender in Iraq, and raise taxes, then McCain will lose and Republicans will lose.

Did 2006 teach us anything. Remember the Dan Dodd ad? Or the Montgomery ad where she criticized Marc Dann for defending a child molester? Or the Mike DeWine ad against Sherrod Brown?

I’m not against negative ads and I have no issue with my candidate(s) using them, but ads like those really don’t highlight policy differences – all they do is just smear. And in this race it will not work. We need to tell the honest to God truth about Barack Obama and why he’s unfit to be president; false statements about his religious beliefs should not be a part of the plan.

RNC Chairman Michael Duncan’s response to the Tennessee GOP makes my point.

My prayers have been answered

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It took a while but Steve Stivers is running for Congress.

And thank God for that. The 15th deserves to have a real race with debate on the issues. I’m sure when Kilroy heard the news, that smug look she usually has on her face was not there.