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Poll: Akin’s Own Supporters Want Him to Quit Senate Race 50-34 Only Democrats Want Him to Stay!

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

~ Proverbs 17:28 NIV.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

~ Mark Twain

By Gary P Jackson

Ever since Todd Akin opened his mouth and started spinning tales of the Magical Uterus© his support has cratered among everyone but democrats. [who reportedly spent north of $1.5 million making sure he was their opposition]

First it was a Rasmussen poll showing Akin had dropped from being 10 points ahead of socialist Claire McCaskill, to 10 points behind. This prompted Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit to write:

Thank You Todd Akin.

Thank You Akin campaign media consultant, Rex Elsass.

Thank you Todd Akin for bringing down the Republican Party with you.

Jim also notes:

Cook Political Report has declared Todd Akin “unelectable ” and moved the 2012 U.S. senate race in Missouri to a projected Democrat win. Before Todd Akin’s rape comment it was predicted to be a Republican victory.

Read all of the sad story here.

Doug Brady over at Conservatives4Palin reports that Akin had the cojones to spin this 20 point drop in the polls as [Are you waiting for this?] a good thing!

Upon hearing this Stacy Drake said:

Who knew Baghdad Bob moved to Missouri?

Well now things have gotten worse. A poll from the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch shows that even Akin’s supporters want him gone, by a margin of 50-34. The only support he has is among democrats, who most certainly aren’t going to vote for him.

From the Washington Examiner:

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment aren’t the only ones who want Rep. Todd Akin out of the Missouri Senate race due to his controversial “legitimate rape” comments. A Missouri poll shows that even his best supporters, by a whopping 17 points, want him to drop out. Only Democrats want him to stay in the race.

According to a new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll, self-described Akin supporters want him to quit, 50 to 34 percent. His image in the new poll is abysmal, with just 17 percent viewing him favorably and 56 unfavorably.

And the bottom line on his chances of beating Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who he led comfortably before the scandal by five points is just as bad. He is currently nine points behind McCaskill, 50 percent to 41 percent.

The poll echoes a similar Rasmussen Report released Friday that showed a similar shift in the race that many analysts said was Akin’s to win.

The poll reinforces efforts to convince Akin to drop out of the race. He has until September 25 to get his name off the ballot. Akin on Friday dismayed the GOP establishment by announce he was staying in the race. He suggested that he was going to run against the establishment, but even allies like conservative talk show hosts Mark Levin and Sean Hannity, as well as Romney and Ryan, have called on him to step down.

Anti-Akin forces Saturday were pointing to the fact that even Akin’s own supporters want him out of the race and were hopeful that Akin would act on that finding.
An Akin associate, however, said that his campaign expects the furor to die down and that with the help of some new ads he will stage a comeback. And a key Washington conservative activist told Secrets that some conservatives are rallying around Akin and are upset that he’s being left out to dry by the GOP presidential ticket.

Other details from the poll:

— Women are running from him. While they were previously split between Akin and McCaskill, women now oppose him by almost 20 percent, 55 percent against to 37 percent for.

— Republicans want him to withdraw, 47 percent to 37 percent.

— Independents want him to withdraw, 57 percent to 25 percent.

— Undecided voters, by a 67 percent to 16 percent margin, want him to withdraw.

— Only Democrats support his candidacy. Some 47 percent want him to stay in the race, while 37 percent said he should withdraw.

You know who is REALLY angry about the Rasmussen polling and other developments? The democrats! No doubt afraid someone will run a write-in campaign to stop both Akin and McCaskill. As WeaselZippers notes:

Dems Outraged Over New Rasmussen Poll Showing Akin Down 10 Points To McCaskill, Say Pollster Is A “Tool Of The Republican Establishment”…

Outraged their candidate is showing a double-digit lead? Has to be a first.

Todd Akin is a fool, and his arrogance and ego may very well cost us the Senate. If we don’t regain control of the Senate, so we can roll back many of the evil programs the Obama regime has in place, America, as we know it, is finished.

I’ll join Hoft in saying: Thank you Todd Akin. Thank you for helping destroy a nation.

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Obama Invites Jews to Big Synagogue Campaign Stop – Misspells Israel – Breaks IRS Rules

Barack Obama loves the Jews – He told us so. He even said a prayer at the Wailing Wall. ~Jim Hoft, gateway Pundit

By Gary P Jackson

I’ve been known to misspell a word or two myself, but how does one get something like this wrong?

Hoft notes this also breaks IRS rules that prohibit religious institutions from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign.

Read more here.

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Democrat Senator Dick Durbin: Buy A Hybrid Car or DIE!

By Gary P Jackson

Sometimes you just have to marvel at the incredible stupidity coming out of our nation’s capital. Democrats like Dick Durbin are a constant source of hilarity, which would be OK, if this wasn’t so serious.

In the wake of the severe tornadoes in the Dallas, Texas area Durbin, as all of the good little socialists do, blames the natural phenomenon of …. wait for it …. global warming.

The answer? Spending more money we don’t have, and giving up even more Liberty and Freedom, of course.

This loon actually said “It’s your money or your life.

You can’t make this stuff up.

From Real Clear Politics:

Sen. Dick Durbin reacts to the tornadoes in Dallas, Texas earlier this week. Durbin calls for more laws regulating carbon output while he sends a dire warning that we must convert to hybrid cars or lose our life. Durbin says we must spend money now to fix the problem.

It’s your money or your life,” he said a press conference. “We are either going to dedicate ourselves to a cleaner, more livable planet and accept the initial investment necessary or we’re going to pay a heavier price in terms of loss of human life, damage and costs associated with it.

Someone tell this nimrod that tornadoes have been around longer than people. And automobiles. And so-called “greenhouse gases.”

In an earlier post I wondered why we don’t have minimum I.Q. and competency requirements for government workers. It seems we should have these requirements for elected officials as well.

To see Durbin on video, click here.

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Dear Rick Santorum: English Has Been the Official Language of Puerto Rico For 110 Years

By Gary P Jackson

While campaigning in Puerto Rico Rick Santorum showed once again that he is simply too dumb to be president. Not only does Santorum [falsely] think that in order to become a state, English must be the primary language, he doesn’t know that English IS the official language of Puerto Rico, and has been since 1902.

[emphasis mine]

(CBS News) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Campaigning on this island U.S. territory Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke out in favor of statehood for Puerto Rico but said he also favored requiring it to adopt English as its official language. Puerto Ricans generally speak both Spanish and English.

Throughout the day, the former Pennsylvania senator was asked repeatedly about his position on the territory becoming the 51st state.

I would support the people of Puerto Rico if they make the decisive decision to move forward with that, I would support it,” he told a group of about 50 people at a town hall meeting. “But that’s a decision the people of Puerto Rico have to make and so far they’ve chosen not to make it. And so talk to your friends, and see if you can work that out.

Later, discussing the issue with reporters, Santorum declined to say specifically how high the percentage rate of approval would have to be in his view, but indicated that the bar would be high. “It can’t be 50 percent plus one,” he said. “It has to be a strong voice.

The issue has long divided the people of Puerto Rico, which has been a U.S. territory since 1898. In the most recent plebiscite, held in 1998, 47 percent of people supported statehood, but a slight majority, 50.3 percent, rejected all options, including statehood, independence or continuation of commonwealth status.

While Santorum said it was not the role of the president to advocate for Puerto Rico’s statehood, he said, “To me, it doesn’t make any sense to be in America and not want to be a state and have full rights as a United States citizen.

Speaking with the local newspaper El Vocero, Santorum said English would have to be the official language of the state, but seemed to suggest, incorrectly, that English was a federal requirement of statehood. “Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law,” Santorum told the newspaper, according to the Reuters news agency. “There are other states with more than one language, such as Hawaii, but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language,” he said.

Puerto Ricans, who recognize both English and Spanish as their official languages, are scheduled to vote in November on a referendum to decide whether they want to pursue statehood or remain a self-governing U.S. commonwealth, Reuters reports. However, the U.S. Constitution does not designate an official language, nor is there a requirement that a territory adopt English as its primary language in order to become a state, the news agency said.

Emphasizing his interest in Puerto Rican issues, Santorum joked that he was called “Senador Puertorriqueno” when he served in Congress because he looked after some of the territory’s issues, including efforts to equalize Medicare reimbursement rates and secure relief funds after Hurricane George.

They used to make fun of me, ‘Why are you representing Puerto Rico?‘” he told reporters of his former Senate colleagues. “Well, someone has to because they don’t have a voice. … I felt a responsibility to the island.

He developed a working relationship with Puerto Rican Gov. Luis Fortuno, who was then serving as the resident commissioner for the Island in Washington, D.C. However, Fortuno has endorsed front-runner Mitt Romney.

Asked about how that endorsement would affect his chances, Santorum lumped Fortuno in with the Republican establishment figures who are backing Romney.

The establishment across America has lined up behind Governor Romney very early on and I certainly respect that,” Santorum said, adding, “He looked like the odds on favorite at the beginning of the campaign. We tend to do that as Republicans, sort of take the person next in line. But what I think we’ve found is that Governor Romney is uniquely disqualified in making some of the most important arguments that we need to make in this country with respect to the rule of government in our lives.”

Between the blatant pandering, and whining, it’s clear that Santorum doesn’t have the maturity to be president.

Puerto Ricans have routinely voted down the idea of statehood for various reasons. There was a push in 2010 by democrats in Congress and socialists in Puerto Rico, but it went nowhere. There’s good reason for that. As a territory, the citizens of Puerto Rico enjoy the protection of the United States but pay no taxes. Why would they want to become the 51st state?

Back to the idea of English as the “official language” as a requirement for statehood. Nowhere in the Constitution is that some sort of requirement. The Constitution is a rather simple and straightforward document. You’d think someone wanting to be president would be somewhat familiar with it. Especially someone who has already served in Congress.

After reading the above article, which states Puerto Ricans already regard both English and Spanish as their official languages, I decided to do a bit of investigating of my own.

After looking at The History of Puerto Rico I found:

1902

The Official Languages Act (under the Foraker Act) was instituted which declared that in all insular governmental departments, courts, and public offices, English was to be regarded as co-official with Spanish, and when necessary, translations and interpretations from one language to the other would be made so that all parties could understand the proceedings.

1917

President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones Act. With this law:

1.Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States (“organized but unincorporated,”)

2.A bill of rights was created.

3.Separated the three governmental powers into: the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

4.United States granted Puerto Ricans U.S. statutory citizenship, which means that Puerto Ricans were granted citizenship by act of Congress, not by the Constitution and citizenship is therefore not guaranteed by it. (The Puerto Rican citizenship ceased, it was not until 1927 that it was reestablished for residency purposes only.)
As citizens, they were now allowed to join the army, only 300 rejected the citizenship and many others refused to join the army. During World War I, over 18,000 Puerto Ricans served.

5.Established that elections were to be celebrated every four years.

6.English is decreed the official language of Puerto Rico.

As we see, for at least 110 years, by the virtue of not one, but two different Acts of Congress, English has been the co-official language, along with Spanish, of Puerto Rico.

Now look, we don’t expect our presidents or our congresscritters to be history experts, but one would think if someone is going to wade into an issue like this, they would know some basic facts. Santorum brags how he “took care” of the Puerto Ricans when he was in Congress, but doesn’t know much about the territory or it’s history.

In this time of peril, we need serious leaders. Rick Santorum is not a serious leader. He is the typical Washington politician who only knows how to pander and use tax dollars to buy votes. We got enough of those cats in Washington now. We don’t need to send one more dumb, inexperienced, Big Government failure to the party.

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Delusional: Now Rick Santorum Claims He’s the Only Candidate with Commander-in-Chief Experience

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said today he is “the only candidate in this race that has any experience as commander-in-chief.”

By Gary P Jackson

I don’t even know where to start.

Rick Santorum has never run a city and never run a state. He was a lawyer then a corrupt congresscritter. Santorum never served in the military and the closest he has come to “combat” was when he served as the attorney for the World Wrestling Federation, where he successfully argued the WWF should be exempt from federal anabolic steroid regulations, because wrestling is entertainment and not an actual sport.

I’ve researched Santorum’s record well, and nowhere on his resume is there a notation that he has ever been Governor of a state, or of course, President. And yet, as Byron York reports, Santorum claims to be the only candidate with experience as commander-in-chief.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said today he is “the only candidate in this race that has any experience as commander-in-chief.

Santorum made the remark in a brief session with the press after a meet-and-greet at Dreamland, a storied barbecue restaurant not far from the University of Alabama.  With the state’s primary coming up tomorrow, a local reporter asked Santorum simply, “What’s your specific message for Alabama?

Alabama has a chance to elect someone [who agrees with] their values,” Santorum answered.  “Limited government.  Somebody who believes in a strong national defense.  The only person in this race who’s said I  wouldn’t cut the Defense Department.  The only person in this race that has any experience as commander-in-chief.  The only person in this race who’s ever reformed an entitlement, that wants to get smaller government.  And of course, I’m someone who’s been a leader on family issues.

Santorum has of course never been president, and he has also never been a governor, in charge of a state’s national guard forces. Asked about the commander-in-chief reference, campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart said later, “What he meant to say is that he is the only one who has the experience to be commander-in-chief.”  Stewart said Santorum was referring specifically to his service on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Geena Davis has more experience as Commander-in-Chief than Rick Santorum

Words simply fail me. I know Santorum is reality challenged, but this is simply beyond the pale. Santorum’s campaign spokeswoman tried to cover for him, but being a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee is nowhere near the same as being commander-in-chief. Nor does it necessarily give you the experience needed.

You know what position does make one commander-in-chief [without being president] ? Governor. Rick Santorum has never been governor, of anything. Despite Santorum’s ridiculous claims to the contrary, there is an actual, former commander-in-chief running for President: Mitt Romney.

As for reform, looking at Satorum’s actual voting record tells a different tale than the one Santorum is telling.

Besides being a corrupt, Big Government Statist, it appears Santorum is delusional as well.

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Video: Newt Gingrich in 2007: Israel to Blame for “Palestinian Suffering”

Newt Gingrich with Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat

By Gary P Jackson

This is in interesting find from Israel Matzav:

Oh dear….

Get a load of this video from @NewtGingrich on the Charlie Rose show in 2007 in which he blames Israel for ‘Palestinian suffering‘ (‘Israel has to bear the burden…).

So will Newt own up to it? Will he disavow it?

This is Newt at his professorial “best.” Some good ideas, some rambling. Newt and Charlie Rose talk about many foreign policy positions, some OK, some pretty extreme.

Two things that caught my ear. One of course, is Newt blaming Israel for “Palestinian suffering.” This is the same Newt who only last year claimed Palestinians were an “invented people, who never existed before.” Never mind Americans are an “invented people” who never existed before either. [until we kicked England’s ass, that is!]

The other thing is Newt’s solutions for Iran. One in particular, the use of labor unions.

Newt mentions all of the strong labor unions in Iran. Now don’t get me wrong, I think we should have been helping the Iranian people overthrow the government long ago, but labor unions? Man, when I think Liberty and Freedom, the last thing on my mind are labor unions! We all know what the labor unions have done to our own country, they are only one or two steps above organized crime! Why would any sane person wish that on anyone, even our worst enemy?

Foreign policy, and his position on Israel is another area where Newt seems to be “evolving.” [flip-flopping, pandering, whatever you want to call it]

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Happy Cinco de Quatro America!

By Gary P Jackson

In honor of the nimrod we have sitting in the White House.

Obama means to say Cinco de Mayo [5th of May] but instead comes up with “5 of 4.” Had he said Quatro de Mayo [4th of May] …. oh never mind!

Happy Cinco de Quatro America!

Think of us while enjoying a cold Dos Equis

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