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Races an early test of Obama influence

November 3rd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Races an early test of Obama influence

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a very early test of President Barack Obama’s political influence, two states are choosing whether to continue Democratic rule while voters elsewhere elect a handful of congressmen and big-city mayors.

Elected just a year ago, the president has spent a considerable amount of time and energy trying to ensure that Democrats win governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey and pick up a GOP-held congressional seat in upstate New York.

In doing so, Obama raised the stakes of a low-enthusiasm off-year election season – and risked political embarrassment if any lost.

All three could.

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Races an early test of Obama influence

Today is an opportunity for Conservatives to send a message to Washington. We are coming back, we are angry and it’s ALL about to change.

The only thing we have on the Texas agenda right now is the 11 constitutional amendments we are voting on. I am NOT going to try and tell anyone how to vote, it’s their vote and their decision, but I will say this, recently I had a pretty good online fight with a former friend about this vote. Most of the amendments have a lot to do with property and imminent domain. My former friend made the BOLD statement that the only people that need to be allowed to vote on this issue should be HOME and PROPERTY owners.

Needless to say, I totally disagree with that opinion and left no misunderstanding regarding that disagreement.

The person that I had this argument with is NOT a U.S. citizen. He IS a legal resident, but isn’t a citizen and can’t vote in our elections. I told him that until HE got off of his lazy ass and became a U.S. citizen, he really didn’t have a dog in this fight and that his OPINION was just that, an opinion. One that carries NO weight.

There was a discussion on Facebook last night, one of my FB friends was encouraging everyone to get out and vote today. Well, it seems that the apathy I talk about so much surfaced when this statement was made:

Greg Dill
Nothing significant on the ballot.

I was shocked to say the VERY least. I had to respond, and I did so in the nicest way I could possibly do so when I said:

TexasFred
1. Voted the 2nd day of early voting.

2. Anyone that believes that there’s nothing significant on a ballot needs to get the hell OUT of the USA and go somewhere that LIFE itself is insignificant… That was the most incredibly STOOPID thing I have ever seen on FB…

As I said, right now we have constitutional amendments on our STATE ballot, Texas issues only, November 3rd Constitutional Amendment Election, but there are NO insignificant ballots. Only an enemy of this nation would make such a statement. Only a cretin intent on spreading hate, discontent and voter apathy would dare to make such a ridiculous statement. In MY opinion, said cretin needs the crap slapped out of him as he’s sent to Cuba for a few years. Let’s see how insignificant our ballots are after that.

Non-citizens espousing their opinions on OUR elections and expecting to be taken seriously, apathetic ASSHOLES that try to make others believe that their vote is insignificant, those are at least a part of what has gone wrong with this nation.

We are over-run with Dem/Libbers, we have enemies wearing the title Republican and they can’t even spell the word Republican. Think Dede (Scuz Face) Scozzafava, and those that support her.

WASHINGTON — The House Republican leader says he regrets that he and other members of his party spent time and money supporting the GOP nominee in a special House election in upstate New York.

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Boehner Regrets Backing Scozzafava in NY Race

Well, Boehner got BITCH SLAPPED. Him, and any other member of the GOP that supported this disgusting piece of CRAP Scozzafava. They have been slapped HARD, and they deserved it too. If the leadership of the GOP can’t ferret out the LIBBER traits of a so-called Republican candidate, I think it’s time those leaders of the Republican party were removed, by force if necessary, and the Republican party either gets rebuilt into it’s once great Reagan Conservative self or it’s shot dead as Conservatives BUILD a real, hard hitting, NO BS Conservative party.

And if we really need to point out things that are *insignificant*, lets just point to Newt Gingrich and use his picture as the new definition for STUPID! Gingrich Infuriated With Scozzafava For Backing Democrat: “I’m Very, Very Let Down, She Told Me She Was a Republican”

Gingrich may have been a great guy, back in the day, I never thought so, but many did. Be that as it may, if Gingrich placed ANY hope, or held ANY confidence in Dede Scozzafava, that should stand in testament to the fact that Newt Gingrich is also a HUGE part of what’s WRONG with the GOP.

There are NO insignificant elections in this nation, but there are many fools out there that would have you believe there are. We are going to see a small sampling today. A peek into the mood of America and Her voters. We are going to find out today if our GRASS ROOTS campaigning has done any good or if it really is just *astroturf*.

Our votes here in Texas today don’t really bring Texas anger at the Dem/Libbers to bear, ours is a state issue election, but other elections, New York congressional, and various Governors and Mayors races will be the tale of the tape if you will.

Today we find out if a lot of bloggers and political opinion writers are just talking or do they have the power behind them to actually make a difference in the American political complexion.

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14 Responses to “Races an early test of Obama influence”

  1. comment number 1 by: extex_cop

    Yep…I agree that everyone that is a citizen and a registered voted should get to the polls and vote. Even if you are not a property owner at this time….you ( or your kids ) may well be in one day and these votes now will effect your/their future as a home owner.

  2. comment number 2 by: The BoBo

    Newt is just too old school now. When he unabashedly continued to support Scuzzyfava and publicly stated he supports the party decisions – he proved at that moment that he is a party only kinda guy. He proved to me at that moment that he doesn’t really care what we Americans want – he only wants what the Republican party says he should want. I lost all respect for that man. I’m glad he turned out to look like an ass – as he should.

  3. comment number 3 by: Papa Ray

    Newt has lost his way, and his way wasn’t all that good to start with but now he and most of the Republican Party leaders are way off the trail and I don’t think they will ever find their way back.

    They may try and fool us again, like they have many times before, but this time I for one am not going to fall for it. My vote will go to the best Conservative. If there are none in the Republican races I will vote for a Conservative if they are running anyone.

    I’m glad that many are feeling the same way. I don’t know if a third party will work or if that will just guarantee more of Obama. I may have to hold my nose again, but I sure don’t want to.

    Time will tell, it ain’t that long. Yea, I know…I’m not even sure if we will be able to vote in three years, but if not, I and millions of other Americans will rise up and vote in another way.

    Papa Ray

    The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed – where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.
    2009 Judge Alex Kozinski

  4. comment number 4 by: Silver Fox

    Political parties mean nothing, absolutely nothing to me. I vote for the man whose announced values and past votes(if any) most closely fit my beliefs. I was in my youth a southern Democrat, but as the party moved left—I left! These elections today will be in many ways a referendum on Obama’s agenda and not so much on the man himself. Although his is NOT popular in my circle of friends. As time moves on this dissatisfaction with his policies will drag down his personal numbers and that will be the breaking point. Like most I watching the results tonight and expect it to be a great one for fiscal conservatives. Papa Ray I agree with you on Newt, but then he has always been a party man and I expected nothing less from him.

  5. comment number 5 by: Madwande

    The most important b!tch I have is that if you don’t vote then you have no right to complain on how this country is run. I have voted since 1984 and I exercise my right to complain at every turn I can. Those people who incessantly complain but don’t vote are the ones who need to shut up and sit the hell down.

  6. comment number 6 by: HoosierArmyMom

    TF, one’s rights to not have their property rights infringed upon is extremely important, especially since the left leaning people in power right now think it is their duty to “take from” those who have and give to those who have not! (Or in other terms… those who have worked their butts off and sacrificed will get their hard earned gains taken by government… taxes, fines, penalties and SEIZURE!!!! Anyone who doesn’t make their voice heard at the polls on imminent domain and property rights is an idiot. I can understand you stance on that.

    On a good note, it looks like Conservatives made a huge sweep in Virginia!!! Exit polls are saying the Blue State of New Jersey may be an upset for Dems too but the race is close. People are WAKING UP!!!!

  7. comment number 7 by: TXSonOfLiberty

    Very good post Fred!!

    I don’t have anything to add to your well-written post or the commentary from the good Patriots here.

    My main question is: How was the fishing?? Were they biting??

    Nice weather for it!! I’ve been looking out the window at it the last several days. Man would I like to be out on a lake fishing in this weather…..wouldn’t matter if they’re biting or not!

    KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY!

  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    TXSonOfLiberty, I didn’t really GO fishing, that’s the sign I hang when the frustration level hit MAXIMUM…

    I was on the verge of going off on someone that I really happen to like, so I walked away rather than hurt feelings unnecessarily..

    I do that on occasion, but it’s got to be someone really special…

    Most times I just tell em to f*ck off… :P

  9. comment number 9 by: Don

    Awesome post, Fred. I agree with you, this is a shot across the bow to the Dems. Weeeeeeer’re back!!!

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    Well, the thing is, having Republican Governors is good, Conservative is better, but remember, the Governor is a STATE guy, the real fight is the congressional seat and in 2010 they will be THE fights, Congress and Senate…

    With a Conservative congress and senate, Obama is DEAD in the water and powerless… :P

  11. comment number 11 by: minuteman26

    I do beleive a conservative message has been sent. Will see how Obama handles it. Probably more BS.

  12. comment number 12 by: Silver Fox

    Well I see where FOX just called NJ for Christie. I’m reminded of an old Churchhill quote which I will try to paraphrase “This is not the end, it is not the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the beginning.”

  13. comment number 13 by: TXSonOfLiberty

    TexasFred,

    Glad you were able to get some chill time. Fishing always works for me…but it does take prep.time, driving to the lake, renting a boat, checking the tackle et al. What really works better than that, for me, is shooting some 230 grain FMJ downrange with my 1911 or XD. I’m a mellow fellow after an hour or so of that. However, these days, I’m shooting less and enjoying it less!!

    But I’m off-topic here! Sorry!

    Fred, your bottom line is very on-point: If you are a Citizen of this Country, YOU VOTE…in every election..no matter what!!! It’s our responsibility….no OUR DUTY, as citizens to VOTE, every time…and that also includes doing the “homework” on the candidates and/or issues to be able to vote intelligently. This includes all elections from school board, city, country, state and federal……and those Very Important PRIMARIES. That’s where we can do the most good by getting the conservative candidates, or our choice, on the general election ballot. I know you’ve tried to do this in the past…so have I. I haven’t given up, so next January thru the first Tuesday in March I’m going to be very active in trying to help the candidate of my choice win the Primary! I’m very tired of being placed in the position of “lessor-of-two-evils”. I have high hopes that this next one will be different, because of the grassroots uprising all over this Great Land of Ours!!! The Marxists and RINOS are not even going to believe what happens in 2010…even while its happening!!!!

    KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY!

  14. comment number 14 by: MissBeth

    Unfortunately, Tucson is showing more of its ingrained idiocy in our election today. We had 3 city council seats up for grabs, and a very particular proposition on public safety–we’re far short of even minimal police/fire/first responder employees and our city council refuses to fund them. We had 3 great, conservative candidates challenging on those seats–and they’re all losing. The public safety initiative went down in flames–we “don’t have a big enough crime wave” to get the people out to vote. Looks like 6 more years of special interests, wasted money, total corruption. I’m sick at heart and to my stomach and if I hadn’t gotten the job I now have, if I were still unemployed, I’d be packing up and leaving this hell hole for someplace that had people with brains. Or at least some place where people were waking up.

    Sorry, I have to go barf now.

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