By Jay Goode
Did the tea parties bring out their numbers in droves to elect a slate of candidates? The figures don’t support that conclusion. Only 10 percent of the electorate showed up. The word is apathy! This fall when more union, minority, and Latino voters show up, will the results be the same across the state? Read this from the Longview News:
It seems nearly 90 percent of Texas’ registered voters had more important things to do last Tuesday than cast ballots to winnow the list of candidates for such unimportant offices as U.S. president and U.S. senator.
That left the choices — including final decisions on many races in which primary winners face no foes in November — to about 2 million of the state’s 13 million registered voters.
That, fellow Texans, is pathetic.
via No-shows: Embarrassing primary turnout is symptom of problems in nation – Longview News-Journal: Editorials.
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The latest activity by Wikileaks dumped some 5 million emails and documents hacked from the database of Stratfor Intelligence. The emails reveal Democrats’ effort to steal the 2008 election.
Shocking revelations from a Wikileaks document dump show the Democrat Party committed a felony when it stuffed ballot boxes in Ohio and Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential election.Ads by GoogleDavid Dewhurst for SenateWhat are they thinking in Congress?
A memo further revealed that the so-called “Reverend” Jesse Jackson was paid a handsome figure to keep his mouth shut about candidate Obama, a man for whom he had little regard.The same internal memo revealed that Obama’s campaign was taking Russian money surreptitiously.
The memo:From: Fred Burton [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Sent: Friday, November 07, 2008 7:41 AMTo: email@example.comSubject: Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks Internal Use Only – Pls DoNot Forward Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward
1 The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”
.2 It appears the Dems “made a donation” to Rev. Jesse no, they would never do that! to keep his yap shut after his diatribe about the Jews and Israel. A little bird told me it was a “nice six-figure donation”. This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.
3 The hunt is on for the sleezy Russian money into O-mans coffers. A smoking gun has already been found. Will get more on this when the time is right. My source was too giddy to continue. Can you say Clinton and ChiCom funny money? This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.
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From the Red State Morning Briefing
This whole election cycle we have been hearing the establishment media tell us that the Republican Party should get behind Mitt Romney because he the most or the only electable candidate in the race. This was always a flawed argument because of the amount of actual wins Romney has on his record. Yes, he did win the governorship as a Republican in a predominately-blue state, but so did the three governors before him. Before Romney, Michael Dukakis was the last Democratic governor of Massachusetts and that was in 1990. The state had a history of electing moderate Republicans. Romney knew the whole time he was planning on running for president, what better way to do that than to say he is an electable Republican governor of a blue state, and he can attract independents that are not ideological.
In 2008, Romney tried to run as the ultra-conservative alternative to John McCain, let us just call him the anti-McCain. He moved to the right on issue after issue, and it worked for the many conservatives who wanted to have a conservative candidate to face either Senator Clinton or Obama. The problem then as it is now is his record as governor of that blue state; he now has to defend changing positions on abortion and other issues that matter with the base, and he has struggled to find an authentic voice that will rally the base.
This is no longer 2008, and we no longer have the conservative Romney running for President, at least not in reality. If you listen to him, you may hear the occasional resemblance of conservatism, but when you look at his agenda, you start to see a man who is already moving to the center as if he already has the nomination. It has been this way since the first day he announced he was going to run this cycle, like if there was anyone who did not already know he was running. If Romney is anything, he is predictable when it comes to reaching for power.
Romney’s Electability Argument is Fading-Fast | RedState.