Markos noted earlier this week that the conventional wisdom on where the balance of power in the Senate will come to rest after November has shifted markedly. Whereas once a Republican majority post-2012 was a foregone conclusion, a series of shifts in key races (case in point: the Mourdock nomination in Indiana) have put some races back into contention……….Share on Facebook
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The average total cut was around $103 billion, a substantial portion of the current $562 billion base defense budget, while the majority supported cutting it at least $83 billion. These amounts both exceed a threatened cut of $55 billion at the end of this year under so-called “sequestration” legislation passed in 2011, which Pentagon officials and lawmakers alike have claimed would be devastating.
“When Americans look at the amount of defense spending compared to spending on other programs, they see defense as the one that should take a substantial hit to reduce the deficit,” said Steven Kull, director of the Program for Public Consultation and the lead developer of the survey. “Clearly the polarization that you are seeing on the floor of the Congress is not reflective of the American people.”Share on Facebook
No delegates were at stake but Ron Paul and Teaparty forces took over the GOP party reins this weekend. So Mitt Romney and the National GOP will be dealing with a lot of new faces in Alaska this fall.
Ron Paul won a majority of delegates selected at congressional level caucuses this weekend. This will almost certainly give him the majority of this state’s national convention delegates. The exact number of delegates will not be finalized until the state convention in June.
An interesting thing is happening on the way to November… blue collar voters are likely going to have two candidates they don’t care for and wish they had other alternatives. President Obama has consistently had problems with blue collar whites, but Mitt Romney does not seem to be catching fire with them either.Share on Facebook
The Newtster is sure having him some fun and dreaming dreams of what I think is his real goal – “a series of three-hour Lincoln-Douglas style debates”. Without a moderator of course. It’s not a stretch to think he’s less interested in the Presidency than he is in 12 hours in front of the cameras with a real President.Share on Facebook