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Poll-itics- Wanted: Way better GOP presidential contenders


In a new AP-GfK poll, Republicans expressed how they're feeling about their party's presidential contenders. In a word, bo-or-r-r-ing!


Some 45 percent now say they’re dissatisfied with the GOP candidates who have declared or are thought to be serious about running, up from 33 percent two months ago, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Just 41 percent are satisfied with the likely Republican field, down from 52 percent.

Plenty are holding out for somebody else.

According to the article, they're looking for more spunk, more pizzazz, more zing. In short, they want different candidates.

It would be novel to see a GOP candidate who can actually answer a question, who understands the U.S. Constitution, who isn't an utter hypocrite about just about everything, who you can Google without cringing, who deserves respect, who doesn't support torturing other human beings, who appreciates the Civil Rights Act, or who isn't an out-and-out egotistical nutcase:

So far this year, it looks like a case of GOP buyer’s remorse before all the merchandise is even out on the shelves.

"Merchandise"? More like damaged goods.


PhotOh! GOP whiplash


My head is spinning from the constant Republican hypocridiocy, the lies, the utter disregard for fellow Americans and for their own damn words.

Here are just a few examples that I got wind of in the last five minutes. This photo...

Psst! It's Medicaid, not Medicade; government, not govment; and damnit, not dammit, damnit.

I caught that right after I saw this chart, via Think Progress and the CBPP (earlier post with more of their charts here):

Let's not overlook this little gem:

Kyl Aide: My ‘Not Intended To Be A Factual Statement’ Statement Was Not Intended To Be A Factual Statement

Is anything they say intended to be factual?

H/t: @DC Debbie, @bmangh for the photo


Poll-itics: Bad news for Congressional Republicans


So when progressives say, "Republicans suck," America is noticing and has decided they agree? Works for me.

I love the opening sentence. I hope this little tale winds up having a happy ending. Once upon a time...

PPP's newest national poll finds that after a little more than 3 months in charge House Republicans have fallen so far out of favor with the American public that it's entirely possible Democrats could take control of the House back next year.

Here are some magic numbers:

43% of voters think that House Republicans are doing a worse job now than the Democrats did, compared to only 36% who think the GOP has brought an improvement. 19% think things are about the same. 62% of voters thinking that the Republicans have either made things worse or brought no improvement to an already unpopular Congress does not bode particularly well for the party.

62%. That's nothing to sneeze at.

As for those pesky independents... poof!

[I]ndependents now say they'd vote Democratic for the House by a 42-33 margin if these was an election today, representing a 28 point reversal in a span of just five months.

Who do we thank first? The tea baggers or The Boehner?

Ding dong, the witch is melting...


Sharron Angle running for Congress


Sharron Angle must be bored with hawking skin care products. Then again, she wasn't the ideal salesperson, much less representative of that most desired look that all women crave.

Nah, she must be itching to get back to the good old days of hawking Second Amendment remedies instead, along with recreating fond memories of ducking the press, refusing to answer their questions, giving hypocridiotic answers when she did, and telling Hispanic kids that they look Asian.

Or maybe she just heard "God's calling" again.

Via CNN:

In an e-mail to supporters, the former Nevada State Assemblywoman said she plans to run for the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by current GOP Rep. Dean Heller. [...]

"Harry Reid still rules the U.S. Senate, holding up government spending cuts and other legislation passed by the Republican majority in the House.  Nancy Pelosi still organizes the Democrats, working her hardest to keep funding Planned Parenthood and NPR," Angle wrote in her announcement e-mail.  "Friend, the job still needs doing."

Of course it does. And who could be a more perfect candidate? After all, she did such a bang-up job last time around.