Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Country loses more confidence in Obama; Congress
Poll respondents unhappy with the direction of the country

WASHINGTON, DC—A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week shows a majority of Americans are pessimistic about an economic recovery and have little faith in President Obama’s ability to grow the United States out of the Great Recession.

The poll shows a bleak outlook at public perception about the president being able to conduct his job properly and support for his agenda eroding among his democrat base. Less than half of Americans—40 percent—believe Mr. Obama can handle a “serious crisis” while 17 percent, or nearly ½ of his democrat base approves of his job performance.

Moreover, generic ballot match-ups by party continue to favor the GOP over democrats, 45 percent to 43 percent want to see their party with the majority in congress respectively. This is bolstered by what is known as the “enthusiasm gap”, with 71 percent of McCain voters expressing high interest for the November midterms, while only 44 percent of Obama voters expressing equal interest (a drop from 82 percent in 2008).

The poll also finds a majority of citizens still favoring off-shore drilling but has slipped from 60 percent down to 53 percent; other polls record nearly 60 percent of American’s want a repeal of health care reform and as many favor Arizona’s new immigration law, SB 1070.  

--Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Democrat pollsters to party: You guys are in serious trouble!
Polling by Doug Schoen and Pat Caddell reveal another 1994 GOP takeover

WASHINGTON, DC—Douglas Schoen and Patrick Caddell have been warning their same party incumbents of the dismal prospects they face in the November midterms since last summer when health care reform began tanking in the polls.

Evidence of this phenomenon has already occurred in key races in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, where conservative republican’s bested their liberal opponents along with the recent primaries which showed a net gain for conservative candidates. There is an unprecedented 2,300 new candidates seeking elected office and polls indicate they are in a strong position to win come fall.

Only 29 percent of respondents in a June Washington Post/ABC News Survey believed their representative deserved reelection, which is 5 percentage points lower than the same poll conducted before the 1994 republican majority victory. Moreover, a recent Gallup poll found that 60 percent of voters will support a new candidate rather than an incumbent, with only 32 percent support.

With Congress’ 15 percent approval rating, a $13 trillion deficit, near 10 percent unemployment, 58 percent favor repealing health care reform, and the Gulf oil spill, chances for the democrats to hold their House majority are slim.

--Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What the primaries mean
A reshaping of the political landscape is taking place across America

SUPER TUESDAY, USA—The primary elections held on June 8th point to one inescapable fact—the political landscape is changing in America. Forget about republican, democrat, or independent, they are merely labels that no longer reflect how a politician will vote when it comes to any particular piece of legislation. Better terms are available to identify politicians rather than party affiliation: liberal, conservative, and vacillating.

The first has been rejected by a majority of Americans as we’ve seen in recent polls, yet they hold a strong base and the far left is angry the current democrat majority and the president aren’t liberal enough. Oddly, in the democrat primaries, the prevailing candidates are speaking about fiscal responsibility and distance themselves from the White House. While conservatives certainly showed up on Tuesday to push the Tea Party movement into mainstream politics. As for the moderates, they’ll sit on the sidelines until November but the vacillating politicians are in trouble come the fall.

--Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Helen Thomas to Israel: Drop Dead
Ms. Thomas tells Jews, “Get the hell out of Palestine.”

WASHINGTON, DC—60 year White House press corps veteran, Helen Thomas was asked about the recent Gaza naval blockade and IDF boarding of an ostensible “humanitarian aid” flotilla—her answer can best be described as sincere, honest and revealing what liberals really think about Israel.

The 89 year-old journalist is a self proclaimed, proud liberal and like most every liberal, hates Israel; tragically finding herself involuntarily on the same side as Adolf Hitler and Islamic terrorist and theocracies throughout history (there were a number of pro-Nazi Islamic leaders that fought alongside the German Reich).

Ms. Thomas’ comments instructing the Jewish people to, “…..go back to Poland and Germany” are to ignore why they left in the first place—six million were systematically rounded up and executed. It is also interesting to see how the liberal media at large have reported the incident; using terms such as “humanitarian flotilla” instead of “fleet” or “armada” or perhaps, “floating Trojan horse” would be most accurate. As Charles Krauthammer pointed out, the so-called flotilla refused the Israeli offer to have the cargo routed through another port and inspected by the Israeli’s who in-turn would deliver the goods to Gaza as happens on a regular basis.

Ms. Thomas has since recanted and was forced into retirement but only after her anti-Semitic remarks began to go viral on the web. As a liberal, she is not alone in her view of Israel as an occupier, but it must be of little comfort she finds herself in complete agreement with the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hamas, Al Qaeda, Al Axa Martyrs Brigade, and scores of suicide bombers.

--Killswitch Politick

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NASA stonewalling Climategate FOIA
Several Freedom of Information Act requests have gone unfulfilled by the space agency

WASHINGTON, DC—On May 27th, Christopher C. Horner, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute filed a lawsuit to compel NASA to comply with several overdue FIOAs submitted in relation to the Climategate scandal.

In question are email exchanges among other documents from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). Mr. Horner believes the emails will be another unraveling of the global climate alarmism that has been demonstrated to be backed with bad and manipulated data by scientists at East Anglia University in Britain.

This development is not news to those who have long questioned the science and motives of those purporting the end of the world via greenhouse gas emissions. But the mainstream media has largely ignored the Climategate scandal as reporting on it may afford skeptics more credibility. One would think legitimate scientists would not relish joining lawyers in the public’s perception of careers. But their silence to reveals a choice not go against the status quo.

Until real opposition is given to the grant fetching global research field, the public will be left to conclude on its own green policies. And that is happening in Great Britain, where residences are taxed and pay fees to offset the crisis; they are asking why alarms continue to be sounded louder and louder when more and more money is spent combating the problem.

--Killswitch Politick