Oct 07 2010

Pelosi & Reid All But Gone

Published by at 12:34 pm under 2010 Elections,All General Discussions

Two of Obama’s chief allies in destroying America are well on their way to being fired by the American People. As I noted in an earlier post, Pelosi may still be in Congress come January 2011, but she will be there as a has-been Speaker. Sen Harry Reid apparently will fair even worse. He will not be Majority Leader, because he will not even be in the Senate come 2011:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Nevada Voters shows Angle hitting the 50% mark for the first time since mid-August, while Reid earns 46% of the vote.

Reid has been running around 40-45% for months – the sign of certain political death for incumbents. Angle has reached the magic 50% mark, which for challengers usually indicates a win. It is heartening to think both Reid and Pelosi will have been rejected so soundly by We The People in only a few short weeks.

Update: Karl Rove points out a crystal clear indicator as to why the Dems will be fired en masse this election cycle:

Democratic voters are noticeably less enthusiastic than Republican ones. Pew found last week that 83% of Republicans said they would “definitely” vote, compared to 69% of Democrats. The GOP’s 14-point advantage is twice as big as in 1994.

Independents are energized: 65% said they would “definitely” vote, the highest since Pew began asking the question in 1994. According to a Pew poll released Sept. 23, independents prefer the GOP by 49% to 36%, a 31-point swing since the 2006 midterms.

Maybe someone will finally pay attention. If you anger the middle of America you will die politically. This ain’t rocket science. Never push outside the comfort zone of the center of America.

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8 Responses to “Pelosi & Reid All But Gone”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    And I seriously doubt that the House Dems will vote Pelosi as their minority speaker. They’ll probably vote Steny over Pelosi.

    An almost good riddance.

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  4. Terrye says:

    It is looking like 50/50 in the Senate. If the Republicans could have gotten Delaware, they might have been able to win the Senate outright.

  5. ivehadit says:

    50/50 is fine with me. We have too many who will go over to the dem side. Remember Snowe was SO CLOSE to voting for the health care bill…

    But I still think it is VERY possible that it will be 52R and 48D.

  6. archtop says:

    It won’t matter that much if the GOP gets full control of the Senate (though it would be nice) as long as the House is in GOP hands. We will have gridlock for two more years, which means, at least, crap like Cap and Trade and insane spending proposals are dead…

  7. WWS says:

    ah, archtop, I’ve been preaching that message for a while now!

    now taking the senate would be fun just to wipe the smile off that slimy Dick Durbin’s lips. And it may still happen. But the downside is that it’s going to raise a lot of expectations and give Obama cover by allowing him to blame everything on the Republican Congress the way Bill Clinton did.

    Because either side will be able to filibuster the other for the next two years under any possible scenario, the Senate is going to be incapable of anything but gridlock for the next 2 years. So it doesn’t really matter who’s nominally in the majority, nothing is going to happen in the Senate until the GOP can get a 60 vote majority.

  8. lurker9876 says:

    If the mainstream media still had enough credibility with some Americans, a weak Republican majority in the Senate along with a strong Republican majority in the House will certainly give some boost to the mainstream media for lots of finger pointing.

    It is no wonder how Bill Clinton was able to maintain a popularity status with the public when he left the office and still continued to keep it today.

    Obama could get re-elected with this scenario and leave the office keeping his popularity intact.

    I’d rather see us getting at least 5 votes to override the votes of the Rino, such as Snowe, Collins, Graham, Brown, and sometimes McCain. At least some Rinos are retiring, such as Voinovich.