Erick Erickson Continues his rant on Defunding Obamacare…..

(These Guys just will NOT let this go…What a Waste….)

This is “Read My Lips” All Over Again

By: Erick Erickson (Diary)  @ Red State

BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

During the 1988 Republican Convention, then Vice President George H. W. Bush uttered a phrase that would destroy his Presidency — “Read my lips, no new taxes.”

Just two years later, voters realized they had read a lie on President Bush’s lips. He negotiated a budget agreement with Democrats in the United States Congress that raised taxes. Republicans in the House of Representatives rallied against their own President. Ed Rollins, then Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, advised Republicans to campaign against the President in 1990. “Do not hesitate to distance yourself from the President,” Rollins wrote in a famous memo. President Bush demanded congressional Republicans fire Rollins, but the House Republicans held on him. The House GOP lost a net of 8 seats and the Senate GOP lost 1 seat.

President Bush would ride a wave of popularity in 1991 due to victory in the Gulf War and use a 91% approval rating to have Ed Rollins fired by refusing to campaign with Republican candidates until Rollins left. A year later, with a struggling economy, a conservative base that would neither forget nor forgive his lie, and a primary challenger named Pat Buchanan to embarrass him in New Hampshire with a stronger than expected showing, President George H. W. Bush would be defeated by Bill Clinton. Conservatives were willing to throw out President Bush because of his lie. Many of them rallied to a third party, H. Ross Perot, who garnered 18.9% of the vote.

Bush got 63% of self-described moderate Republicans and 82% of self-described conservative Republicans. Compare that to four years later after one full term of Bill Clinton. Bob Dole would get 72% of moderate Republicans, up 9% from George H. W. Bush, and 88% of conservative Republicans, up 6% from George H. W. Bush. Among conservative independents, Bush got 53% with Perot getting 30%. Bob Dole would get 60% of that demographic four years later.

In the Republican Primary of 1992, Pat Buchanan, explaining his decision to primary President Bush went straight back to the 1990 tax increase, said

If the country wants to go in a liberal direction, if the country wants to go in the direction of [Senate Democratic Leader] George Mitchell and [Speaker] Tom Foley, it doesn’t bother me as long as I’ve made the best case I can. What I can’t stand are the back-room deals. They’re all in on it, the insider game, the establishment game—this is what we’re running against.

One upstart candidate who took Rollins’s advice to not wrap his arms around President Bush was a state representative from Ohio named John Boehner. Boehner had primaried a sitting Republican, Rep. Buz Lukens, who had refused to resign after a sex scandal. Boehner, in a heavily Republican district, beat Lukens in the primary, then won the general. Perhaps it was the heavy tilt to the GOP in that district that left Boehner immune to the national angst over George H. W. Bush’s lie. I say perhaps, because John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and the rest of the Republican leadership in Washington are on the verge of their own “Read My Lips” lie.

Since 2010, they have pledged to do anything and everything to fight and end Obamacare. 40 times the House Republicans have taken symbolic votes so their voters know they are committed to repeal. On March 23, 2013, Mitch McConnell tweeted his plan to repeal Obamacare by driving up constituent outrage.

“Constituent pressure is overriding the view that virtually all Democrats have had that Obamacare is sort of like the Ten Commandments, handed down and every piece of it is sacred and you can’t possibly change any of it ever,” McConnell said. “When you see that begin to crack then you know the facade is breaking up.”

Of course, Republicans are doing their best to highlight and stoke the kind of constituent anger that would force Democrats to tweak the law. In fact, if Democrats come under enough pressure, Republicans believe they might be able to inject Obamacare into the broader entitlement-reform discussion they are planning to tie to the debt-limit debate this summer.

But now, with a continuing resolution before them, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, and their cohorts are refusing to hold to their word to fight Obamacare. The constituent outrage they are driving up is against them…..

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Cory Booker and More……Daily Kos Elections Morning Digests 8/30/13

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digests: Why Cory Booker’s critics find him so problematic

Reposted from Daily Kos Elections by David Nir

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• NJ-Sen, -Gov: Not so interesting: a new Fairleigh Dickinson poll showing both Cory Booker and Gov. Chris Christie with big leads over their opponents. (Booker’s beating Republican Steve Lonegan 50-22, while Christie’s ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono 50-26.) Much more interesting: this consummate takedown of Booker from the excellent Alex Pareene, who nails what many of Booker’s critics find so discomfiting about the man. It’s not the kind of piece that can be easily summarized, but here’s a taste:

Putting Cory Booker’s “Visit Newark, I Dare You” tourism pitch aside, let us note that his response to the argument that he is too cozy with rich people is that he is indeed very good friends with very rich people and that has benefited the citizens of Newark. OK, but: Is that a sustainable model of governance? Once Cory Booker leaves Newark to be a United States senator, who is going to fund Newark’s schools and parks? Will Newark residents have to elect someone else that rich people love? Charity based on one charismatic guy’s networking ability is not a replicable model. But this is how Booker understands his job.

If elected to the Senate, “Booker emphasizes the work he would be doing with the poorer parts of New Jersey and his ability to ‘call up companies and say, “This is a moral sin …”‘” It’s not clear what sort of sin Booker is talking about in his hypothetical here, but it’s very Booker that his response to this “sin” isn’t “I will pass regulation to stop it” but I will call the company and persuade them. If they agree, good! If they don’t, because the “sin” is profitable and the market responds not to morality but to profit? Oh well!

Also worth a read is this article from the National Review, of all places, discussing Booker’s frequently-told tales about a Newark drug dealer he once knew named T-Bone. The problem: even Booker supporters acknowledge that T-Bone never existed.

Booker himself still insists T-Bone is real, but the piece demolishes his claims by cleverly relying on contradictory statements not from Booker’s opponents but rather his allies, including a Rutgers professor who says he pulled Booker aside years ago to express his disapproval. Booker apparently hasn’t publicly brought up T-Bone since that private discussion, but his campaign spokesman couldn’t have offered more of a non-response when asked about the topic today: “I think your questions have been answered a long time ago.”

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When the US Goes…What gets thrown at the Syrian’s?

Defense Tech gives a review of what could be put into service on the President’s order’s for military action in and over Syria…..

“Syria is not Libya,” Mark Gunzinger, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, a research organization in Washington, D.C., said in a telephone interview with Military​.com. “Their air defense systems are more formidable. Using F-22s to help suppress those threats and support penetrating capability may be a good idea.”

The White House is preparing to launch a military strike in the war-torn country after the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad allegedly used chemical weapons against civilians. The Aug. 21 attack around Damascus reportedly killed a few hundred people and may be the deadliest since Saddam Hussein’s forces killed thousands of Kurds with Sarin gas in 1988.

While President Barack Obama said he hasn’t made a decision on whether to conduct a strike, he said there must be consequences for governments that break international norms against the use of chemical weapons.

“It’s important that if, in fact, we make a choice to have repercussions for the use of chemical weapons, then the Assad regime … will have received a pretty strong signal that, in fact, it better not do it again,” he said in an interview yesterday on PBS’s “NewsHour” show.

When pressed on what a limited air campaign will achieve, Obama acknowledged that it won’t “solve all the problems in Syria. It doesn’t obviously end the death of innocent civilians inside of Syria. We hope … a political transition can take place.”

More than 100,000 people have died in the two-year-old uprising against forces loyal to Assad, according to a June estimate from the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the death toll through a network of activists in the country.

Details on what an operation might look like remain murky, though at the very least would probably involve launching a series of Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles, or TLAMs, from ships against such targets as command and control facilities, air defenses and aircraft.

The U.S. and Britain amassed an armada in the Mediterranean within striking distance of Syria. Four Norfolk, Va.-based destroyers — the USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Barry and USS Gravely — are already in position, ready to launch the Tomahawk cruise missiles…..

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photo of multiple tomahawk missile firings……anninhuthudo.vt

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Is Spitzer tied with Springer for New York City Comptroller or Not?

We had Two polls out yesterday that said the race was tied or very close to tied…..

The NY Times/Sienna Poll out yesterday didn’t….

It has Spitzer with the lead he’s had all along , about 15%…..

But the Times poll does have a good amount of undecideds….

In the race for New York City comptroller the poll found that 50 percent of likely Democratic voters supported former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, compared with 35 percent for Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan borough president.

Even at this late date, the poll revealed the race for mayor might still change. Sixteen percent of likely Democratic voters remain undecided, and of those who have chosen a candidate, only 37 percent are absolutely certain about their choice.

The results will hinge on a small fraction of the city’s population — fewer than 800,000 Democrats are expected to participate in the Sept. 10 primary. There will be an automatic runoff on Oct. 1 if no candidate receives 40 percent of the vote.

“Turnout for this primary election,” said Donald P. Levy, director of the Siena Research Institute, “is anyone’s guess.”

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Another poll confirms De Blasio is pulling away from the NYC Dem Mayoral Field…

This time it’s the NY Times/Siena Colleg Poll…..

Bill Thompson comes in second and Christine Quinn third…..

I wouldn’t look to this Dog as a expert forecaster….

But  it does look like this is gonna be the finals come September 10th when th vote comes in….

Now can De Blasio avoid a runoff by gettting more than 40%?

New York City is looking at it’s first Democrat in 20 years, and a guy who has a past Clinton connection….

photo….thenation.com

With 11 days remaining until the primary, the new survey shows a drastically reshaped race as a broad cross-section of voters embraces Mr. de Blasio’s candidacy. It found that 32 percent of likely Democratic voters supported Mr. de Blasio, who is the city’s elected public advocate, compared with 18 percent forWilliam C. Thompson Jr., the former comptroller, and 17 percent for Ms. Quinn, the speaker of the City Council.

Mr. de Blasio’s campaign, fueled by a relentless focus on economic disparity and a searing critique of the Bloomberg administration, has transcended the city’s traditional demographic divisions: he is drawing higher levels of support from men and women, older and younger, than any of his rivals. He has won the backing of those who think the city is headed in the right direction and those convinced it is on the wrong track.

With so little time left in the primary, Mr. de Blasio’s commanding lead will quite likely force his Democratic rivals to recalibrate their strategies, intensify their attacks and seek to land decisive blows against him during the final televised debate next week.

The citywide Times/Siena College poll was conducted on landlines and cellphones from Aug. 19 to 28 with 505 likely Democratic primary voters. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus four percentage points.

As voters prepare for a change in City Hall, the poll shows that Democrats remain deeply conflicted over the state of the city: they are evenly split over whether they approve or disapprove of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s job performance, and over whether the city is headed in the right or wrong direction.

Mr. de Blasio’s campaign has sought to capitalize on that unease, especially among the city’s liberal voters. But the survey suggests that his appeal has reached beyond the left-leaning constituencies he cultivated first as a councilman, then as public advocate…..

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Democrats in the South are getting together for a try at rebirth.

Hummm?

Modeled after the Obama Campaign, eh?

Can the Democrats make a comeback?….

Dubbed the Committee of the South, the effort is aimed at better helping the 10 state parties coordinate regionwide projects like data analytics, training and polling. It will be funded by the state parties and do some independent fundraising.

The goal: make the Democratic Party competitive in the South once again.

“We have to work a little bit harder than the other regions,” Amanda Loveday, executive director the South Carolina Democratic Party, said in an interview. “We understand that.”

“Unfortunately, sometimes people write off the South,” Loveday added. “We want to make sure that we have an organization that we’re going to work hard to win.”

According to officials, the committee will have three main goals: better training local Democratic political operatives to work on campaigns in the region, building an extensive data and analytics operation to be deployed on state-level elections and working on regional messaging.

The data component in particular will be modeled after the first-rate operation put together by President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign.

The state parties of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia have all signed on.

Democrats experienced big setbacks in the region during the 2010 and 2012 cycles — an acceleration of trends that first started in during the 20th century as the national party became more economically and socially liberal…..

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British PM Cameron takes a beat down from His Parliment..Who’s In Charge?

How are they gonna explain this to the American’s?

David Cameron loses Commons vote on Syria action

(BBC News)

British MPs have rejected possible UK military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to deter the use of chemical weapons.

A government motion was defeated by 285 to 272, a majority of 13 votes.

PM David Cameron said “the government will act accordingly”, effectively ruling out London’s involvement in any US-led strikes against Damascus.

The US said it would “continue to consult” with London, “one of our closest allies and friends”.

“President Obama’s decision-making will be guided by what is in the best interests of the United States,” a White House statement said. …

After the vote in London, opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband said the result meant military action was “off the agenda”, and added that MPs had reacted against the prime minister’s “cavalier and reckless” leadership.

Thirty Conservative and nine Liberal Democrat MPsvoted against the government’s motion.

The defeat comes as a potential blow to the authority of Mr Cameron, who had already watered down a government motion proposing military action, in response to Labour’s demands for more evidence of President Assad’s guilt.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23892783

Analysis

Ross Hawkins Political correspondent, BBC News

Backbenchers, and the opposition – not the prime minister – set Britain’s foreign policy tonight.

Put more kindly, Parliament expressed its will and the PM listened.

However you think it through, it will take some explaining, not least to the Americans.

People at home and abroad will ask: who is in charge?

Many at Westminster will, of course, be obsessed by what this means in a place where weakness is a sin.

Others will wonder about the consequences for the people of Syria and the Middle East.

And Britain – a country that has agonised about its role in the world since the Suez crisis – will ask whether it might no longer be a nation that intervenes…..

A DSD Highlight…..

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The US Military is also uneasy with strikes against Syria…And what comes afterwards..

The US Military has lived with the view of the White House being against any action in Syria….

But That’s gone by a ‘line in the sand’….

Now as they present options to the Commander-in-Chief they have to worry about colateral damagae,  mission creep and what’s gonna happen in reaction to any action they take….

Former and current officers, many with the painful lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan on their minds, said the main reservations concern the potential unintended consequences of launching cruise missiles against Syria.

Some questioned the use of military force as a punitive measure and suggested that the White House lacks a coherent strategy. If the administration is ambivalent about the wisdom of defeating or crippling the Syrian leader, possibly setting the stage for Damascus to fall to fundamentalist rebels, they said, the military objective of strikes on Assad’s military targets is at best ambiguous.

“There’s a broad naivete in the political class about America’s obligations in foreign policy issues, and scary simplicity about the effects that employing American military power can achieve,” said retired Lt. Gen. Gregory S. Newbold, who served as director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the run-up to the Iraq war, noting that many of his contemporaries are alarmed by the plan.

New cycle of attacks?

Marine Lt. Col. Gordon Miller, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, warned this week of “potentially devastating consequences, including a fresh round of chemical weapons attacks and a military response by Israel.

“If President Asadwere to absorb the strikes and use chemical weapons again, this would be a significant blow to the United States’ credibility and it would be compelled to escalate the assault on Syria to achieve the original objectives,” Miller wrote in a commentary for the think tank.

A National Security Council spokeswoman said Thursday she would not discuss “internal deliberations.” White House officials reiterated Thursday that the administration is not contemplating a protracted military engagement.

Still, many in the military are skeptical. Getting drawn into the Syrian war, they fear, could distract the Pentagon in the midst of a vexing mission: its exit from Afghanistan, where U.S. troops are still being killed regularly. A young Army officer who is wrapping up a year-long tour there said soldiers were surprised to learn about the looming strike, calling the prospect “very dangerous.”

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The US Spys on Russia, Iran and Yes…Israel….

More from the Snowden leaked stuff…

That The US spys on Israel should NOT be a surprise….

When the Snowden stuff first came out I said EVERYONE spys on EVERYONE….

This is just proof….

No Biggy….

“To further safeguard our classified networks, we continue to strengthen insider threat detection capabilities across the Community,” reads the FY 2013 congressional budget justification for intelligence programs. “In addition, we are investing in target surveillance and offensive CI [counterintelligence] against key targets, such as China, Russia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and Cuba.”

The White House and the Israeli Embassy did not respond to requests for comment.

The revelations come as no surprise to Georgetown University’s Paul Pillar, who retired as the national intelligence officer for the Near East in 1995 after a 28-year career in U.S. intelligence. Israeli spying, he said, has remained a major threat since U.S. citizen Jonathan Pollard received a life sentence in 1987 in a massive spying case that gravely strained relations between the two countries.

“Israel should be assumed to continue to have an aggressive intelligence collection operations against the United States,” Pillar said. While much information is collected through traditional political contacts, “I would personally have no doubt that that is supplemented by whatever means they can use to find out as much as they can about what we’re doing, thinking, deciding on anything of interest to Israel, which would include just about any Middle Eastern topic.”

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N.F.L. to Settle Concussion Suit for $765 Million

This does NOT cover other litigation…..

Other companies where involved and the Insurance companies are trying to cut their loses….

The settlement will be seen as a positive outcome for the league, which, should the lawsuit have moved forward, was facing the potential of billions of dollars in liability payments and a lengthy and almost assuredly revealing discovery phase in which league officials and doctors would likely have been deposed. The settlement was not an admission by the league that it hid information on the long-term effects of head trauma from its players.

United States District Court Judge Anita B. Brody, from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said Thursday that she was informed by Layn Phillips, a court-appointed mediator, that the money would be used for medical exams, concussion-related compensation and a program of medical research for retired players and their families. The N.F.L. also agreed to pay legal fees for the plaintiffs’ lawyers. The money, which may not be dispersed for many months, will be available to all eligible retired players, not just the plaintiffs. The players will have an opportunity to opt out of the deal.

Brody still must approve the settlement, which has yet to be filed.

“Rather than litigate literally thousands of complex individual claims over many years, the parties have reached an agreement that, if approved, will provide relief and support where it is needed at a time when it is most needed,” Phillips said in a statement.

The settlement will include $675 million for players or the families of players who have suffered cognitive injury. As much as $75 million will be set aside for baseline medical exams. A $10 million research fund will be established….

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McAullife leads Cuccinelli by 7…8/29/13… Virginia PPP Gov Poll….Other poll has him up by 10…

Not a good day for the Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli (R)……

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McAuliffe Up by Seven Points

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Virginia finds Terry McAuliffe (D) leading Ken Cuccinelli (R) in the race for governor by seven points, 44% to 37%.

Update: A new Emerson College poll shows McAuliffe with a 10 point lead, 45% to 35%…

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Snowden Leaks part of the Intelliegnce Budget thru the NY Times?…

The NY Times joins the UK’s The Guadian and The Washington Post in publishing formelly ‘secret’ stuff he downloaded and stole and probabaly has given to the Russian’s…..

In this first installment the Times claims to reveal the countries Intelliegence Budget figures …..

The author is off base….

While the piece lays out figures …They are hoplessly off base….

It is common knowledge in the case of these agancies, the CIA, The NSA and other Intel agencies that budget lines are hidden in the Penatgaon and other Cabinet agencies….

Really, this is NOT stuff the White House is worried about…

The author admits also that the personnel numbers are misleading….

Some people are on the agencies payroll….Some are contractots….And if you’ve ever seen a picture of the NSA people…They are about evenly military and civilian….

Nice picece….

But like a piece of disinformation….

The stuff is usless….

The document shows that the agencies’ budget request for the year ending Sept. 30 was $52.6 billion, a small decrease since the 2011 peak of $54.6 billion after a decade of rapid spending growth. Of that, the biggest share was taken by the C.I.A., which carries out traditional human spying and intelligence analysis but also now conducts drone strikes against terrorism suspects in Pakistan and Yemen.

The C.I.A. asked for $14.7 billion, significantly outpacing the two big technological spy agencies, the eavesdropping National Security Agency, which sought $10.8 billion, and the National Reconnaissance Office, which operates surveillance satellites, at $10.3 billion. While the document reflects dollars requested for fiscal year 2013 and not those actually received, the record of past expenditures suggests that real spending this year is probably very close to the amount requested.

The 16 American spy agencies employed about 107,000 people, the document shows. The number does not include tens of thousands of contractors who work in support of the intelligence agencies, in some cases outnumbering actual employees, said Jeffrey T. Richelson, a prolific author on intelligence.

Mr. Richelson said he thought the N.S.A. budget figure understated the real cost of its electronic surveillance, because it omits much of the support it receives from military personnel who carry out eavesdropping on its behalf…..

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The UK Parliment votes to NOT allow its PM get involved in Syria….

The Brit’s will not being going anywhere anytime in the immediate future…

This could be a veto to the American President who wants and needs someone to stand with it …..

While the noise was for President Obama to ‘Do Something’….

Now that he has indicated that he May….

There are a whole NEW group of people who DO NOT want anything done….

While the images of the dead by Chemical attack where the means for the media to leverage a reaction by the President….

That same media now focuses on the feeling against ANY military action….

Once President Obama laid down the ‘line in the sand’ he locked himself into this predicament….

The Brit’s have used the UN Inspections to bargain for time , with images of Iraq still fresh in their minds…..

But PM Cameron now finds himself in a place few modern day British Prime Ministers have….

Not being able to offer support to America , which has a ‘special relationship’ with his country…

I’ve said this before…..

There is a push / pull going on this….

The President and his staff will have to make some serious decisions that will NOT make everyone happy…..Obama’s Staff has said he can go it alone….

One hopes NOT American will lose their life in this endeavor…..

But the President has a lot on the line if he goes or falls back…

British Prime Minister David Cameron has lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes, a stunning defeat for a government which had seemed days away from joining the U.S. in possible attacks to punish Bashar Assad’s regime over an alleged chemical weapons attack.

Thursday evening’s vote was nonbinding, but in practice the rejection of military strikes means Cameron’s hands are tied. In a terse statement to Parliament, Cameron said it was clear to him that the British people did not want to see military action.

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Has Scott Stringer closed on Eliot Spitzer in the NYC Comptroller race?…We Name the NYC Public Advocate Candidates Below…

Looks like it….

There are two new polls out there that have Stringer either tied outright or only two points behind former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer…

While Spitzer has been riding in the double digits ahead of Stringer up to now….Stringer has been running TONS of ads on TV and in the local media in the last week…And the media has come down for Stringer as the underdog…..

Stringer carries the white and liberal voters while Spitzer carries the minority vote…..All of the three named groups are strongly for their guy….

In addition  Spitzer rose in the race on Anthony Weiner’s rise in the polls and now that Weiner is in the single digits it seems Spitzer maybe falling….

The Democratic Primary for the Comptroller race is two weeks ahead , and Stringer was not very well known outside the island of Manhattan where he is the Boro President, but the ads seem to have corrected that….

The amNewYork-News 12 poll, which was released Thursday, currently has Spitzer “leading” with 46 percent among his fellow Democrats for the Sept. 10 primary, while Stringer closes in on his heels with 43 percent, the 3 percentage points separating them — well within the margin of error.

Meanwhile, a new Quinnipiac poll, also released on Thursday, shows the two candidates completely deadlocked with 46 percent each. That poll shows Spitzer 10 percentage points down from where he was two weeks ago.

Stringer is dominating the white vote with 65 percent supporting him as opposed to the mere 29 percent that favors Spitzer, according to News 12. However, what Spitzer lacks in the white vote, both polls note he gains with the black vote….

The Q Poll...Here….

The News 12 Poll …..Here....

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The Q Poll also asked about the NYC Public Advocate Office Race……The people surveyed are for the office….But 72% admitted they had NO ideas who was running….

So we present the names……

Daniel Squadron, Cathy Guerriero, Reshma Saujani, Letitia James, and Sidique Wai……

There have been ads for Daniel Squadron on the TV and Reshma Saujani ran against NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney  in the past….

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Politics and the Syria Military Action from The US and Company…

Today the media is reporting on the politics of the action coming in Syria…..

Seems the French ARE ready to go….

But NOW that the US President has signaled he IS ready to go a LOT of people do NOT want him to….

A short time ago with pictures of the gassing on people in Syria had  the media pushed for action…

Now politics is back in the poicture….

PM David Cameron has to get a vote from parliment and it may take 24 hours to do so….

The UN now wants everyone to hold up and will keep it’s inspectors in Syria till Sunday….

Others are trying to stall until the heads of state of the G-20 desend on St Petersberg, Russia reasoning that the US and NATO will not go into action while the meeting is being held…..

American politcians NOT in the inner circle of things have demanded (As usual) that the President let THEM give the Ok to him to pursue any action….

And EVERYONE rightly wants to know what the end game is?

Damned if you do….

Damned if you don’t…?

Oh, yea the Brit’s have revealed that there have been SEVERAL Chemical Gassing’s….

Not just the most recent…..

Of course if the President does NOT do something after all this noise he’s gonna be the butt of endless jokes in the media nd around the world as the guy who wouldn’t do what he implied he would …..

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The Continued fight by Conservatives against their Party and Mitch McConnell….

The Passion of Establishment GOPers in Primaries

By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) @ Red State…..

It’s been a tough year for conservatives in Washington.

The year started out January 1 with the Biden-McConnell tax increases and $332 billion stimulus bill.  Then House Republicans met at Williamsburg and decided to suspend the debt ceiling and to fund Obamacare in the March CR – all for the promise of fighting Obamacare and a balanced budget during the next CR/debt ceiling.  Now they are abrogating that promise.

Instead of the House jamming the Senate with good legislation, and Senate Republicans blocking bad legislation, we witnessed the opposite dynamic.  Senate Republicans whipped up votes for Democrats to help pass an online sales tax, the unconstitutional Violence Against Women Act, a massive Farm/Food Stamp bill, amnesty/immigration deform, Filibuster deform, and to confirm every radical Obama nominee under the sun – from Tom Perez and Todd Jones (ATF Director) to Jack Lew, Chuck Hagel, and Samantha Power.

As we head into the most critical part of the 113th Congress, Republican leaders are working to block a fight on Obamacare to free up the schedule for amnesty instead of blocking amnesty to fight Obamacare.  We who have fought for years to elect Republicans are left to wonder if there’s a dime’s worth of difference between these people.  Why are our guys working to push Democrat priorities, especially while most of them are politically unpopular?

Yet, amazingly, they have the mendacity to accuse us of helping the Democrats in primaries when we take them to task for….helping the Democrats.  Suddenly, they are possessed with a newfound passion and zeal against the Democrats.  They are so concerned about Democrats winning the election that they launch scorched-earth campaigns against their primary opponents in a way they would never do against Democrats.

Obviously, their cathartic change during the primary season is not born out of a principled fear of Democrat policies.  After all, these Republicans rubber stamp Democrat policies every day they are in office.  It is born out of a fear of losing power.

But is it really conservatives who are losing all the Senate seats to the Democrats?  Why won’t the Republicans at the NRSC look in the mirror and take the blame for Rick Berg, Denny Rehberg (who campaigned against conservatives), George Allen, Tommy Thompson, and Heather Wilson, all total duds…..

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