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Dems Have Swagger in October; Republicans Point to 'Poll'-a-Tricks

In Patch's latest survey of political insiders, Democrats are riding a wave of confidence as Obama leads in polls. GOP insiders say that's a result of faulty national and swing state polling — and the "liberal" media.

Heading into the final weeks before the presidential election, it appears the Democrats are feeling better than Republicans when it comes to whose going to win in November — at least according to Patch latest survey of political insiders.

However, many of the GOP insiders say that Democratic confidence is built on a foundation made of sand. For them, the latest national and swing state polls showing President Barack Obama with a widening lead over Republican Mitt Romney have been faulty at best.

Patch's GOP insiders also say Romney is not only fighting Obama in this election, but a liberal media that “exalts” the current president.

Throughout the campaign, Patch has polled both Democrat and Republican influencers in its "Blue Wisconsin" and "Red Wisconsin" surveys to gather insight about issues surrounding the election.

You're invited: Watch Wednesday's presidential debate at Patch's viewing party

Unlike a scientific poll of voters, which typically surveys hundreds of people, the Patch surveys take the pulse of some of Wisconsin's most influential Republicans and Democrats.

For the latest survey, Patch asked insiders to gauge if confidence in their candidate has wavered or strengthened from where it was before the two national conventions.

62% of Democrats say they are 'much more confident' about Obama's chances of winning than they were before the conventions; 15% of Republicans said the same of Romney

Patch sent questionnaires to 99 key Republican activists, elected officials, bloggers, and others who agreed to anonymously give their opinions in a series of surveys between now and the November election. Patch received completed surveys from 66 people — or 68 percent of those surveyed.

A total 42 Democratic insiders responded to the survey, a 66 percent response rate.

Democrats Feel Good About Obama's Chances

From the responses, it’s clear that Democrats have some October swagger. Roughly 62 percent said they were "much more confident" in Obama’s re-election chances than they were before the August conventions. And 71 percent strongly agreed with the statement that Obama would win the election, if it were held today.

By contrast, 15 percent of GOP insiders felt "much more confident" about Romney’s chances of victory since the conventions. And 24 percent strongly agreed that Romney would win if the election were held today. Most GOP insiders — 41.5 percent — said their confidence levels remained the same as it was before the conventions.

When it comes to who is going to carry Wisconsin, GOP influencers were feeling a bit better about Romney's chances, with 24 percent "strongly agreeing" that he would win the state. However, 71 percent of Democrats surveyed said the same about Obama.

Poor Polls, Maligned Media

GOP insiders contend that the Democrats’ confidence is simply a castle made of inflated poll numbers, and a liberal media that paints a rosy picture for Obama. Roughly 89 percent of all GOP insiders agreed or strongly agreed that the national and swing state polls are skewed, and do not reflect the closeness of the election.

Nearly 90% of Republicans say the polls are skewed and don't reflect the closeness of the race

“There is an over sampling of Democrats because pollsters are using projected turnout numbers based on 2008. That inherently is flawed,” said one GOP insider. “People understand that Obama can’t stop the seas from rising. In fact, many people understand that Obama can’t even manage a lemonade stand.”

Other GOP insiders claim Romney is facing two opponents in this election: Obama and the media. Insiders claim the media is regurgitating spoon-fed information from the Obama administration, and the media are doing what they can to spin Obama’s presidency in a positive light.

“The media is working overtime to not only convince Americans that the president has done a good job, but are also the ones taking the polls; therefore, are trying to prop Obama up in them,” one GOP insider said.

Romney Is Romney's Worst Enemy

However, Democrats claim Romney has no one to blame but himself. Democrats say Romney’s gaffes are the reason Obama has rallied in the polls, and has increased their confidence in his re-election chances. Democrats pointed to Romney’s largest “gaffe” in what has become known as the “47 Percent” video.

“The primary reason for Obama’s significant gains in the recent polls is the terrible Romney/Ryan campaign — especially the ’47 Percent’ video,” said one Democrat insider. “It was devastating to Romney and has turned into a very effective ad by the Obama campaign.”

On Democrat insider said the video, in which Romney told a group of wealthy supporters that 47 percent of Americans will back Obama and are government freeloaders who pay no income taxes, articulated a stronger message.

“Romney’s video showed him as either a man who literally disdains half the country, or a man who wanted to come across as such to a rich donor,” the Democratic insider said. “In either case, it shows a flawed character. He has started to self destruct.”

Opinions on the race from both Democrat and GOP insiders could drastically change after the first head-to-head debate between the two candidates Wednesday. Join Patch for a viewing party at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rosebud Theater in Wauwatosa.

Patch will be conducting Red Wisconsin and Blue Wisconsin surveys throughout 2012 in hopes of determining the true sentiment of active members of both parties in the Badger State.

Participants in Patch's Red Wisconsin Survey are:

Jim  Bender, president of School Choice Wisconsin, former chief of staff for Assembly Republican Leader Jeff Fitzgerald; Bill Berdan, first vice chairman, Wauwatosa Republicans; Keith  Best, public relations chairman for Waukesha County Republicans;  Bob Bradley, party activist; Charles Brey, field director for state Assembly candidate Tracy Herron; Tracy Brodd, Republican campaign worker; Paul  Bucher, former Waukesha County district attorney and candidate for Wisconsin attorney general; Roy Catron, Tea Party activist; Andrew Cegielski, former Milwaukee County Board candidate; Sara Conrad, party activist; Bill Cosh, spokesman for the state Department of Natural Resources; Michael Crowley, Waukesha County supervisor; Jake Curtis, former state Assembly candidate; Lou D'Abbraccio, board member, Racine County Republican Party;  Brian Dey, Racine County Tea Party member; Fred Dooley, conservative blogger; Steven Duckhorn, former Republican candidate for Milwaukee County sheriff; Bill Folk, chairman of Racine County Republican Party;Elisabeth Friesen, Republican activist; Jesse Garza, chairman, St. Croix County Republican Party; Mark Green, senior director of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania and former congressman; Chris Haines, longtime campaign volunteer and former GOP campaign manager; Deb Hawley Jordahl, conservative strategist and consultant; John Hiller, co-chair of Scott Walker's transition team as governor; Sandra Hollander,  member of Mitt Romney's  “Juntos con Romney” leadership team; Ethan Hollenberger, former chairman of the College Republicans at Marquette University and staff member on several legislative campaigns; Mark Honadel, state reprsentative, 21st District; Marguerite Ingold, party activist; Valerie Johnson, former GOP fundraiser and staffer for various campaigns; Thomas J. Keeley, political consultant; Scott Kelly, communications director for former state Sen. Van Wanggaard; Cindy Kilkenny, conservative blogger; Rik Kluessendorf, attorney and former state Assembly candidate; Dan Knodl, state representative, 24th District; Tif Koehler, campaign volunteer and civic leader; Johnny Koremenos, regional field director for Tommy Thompson campaign; Gordon Lang, member of North Shore Republicans; Chris Larsen, trustee in Village of Sturtevant Trustee; Noelle Lorraine, field coordinator for Americans for Prosperity; John P. Macy, first vice chairman of Waukesha County Republican Party; Kathleen Madden, Waukesha County Clerk of Circuit Court; Ginny Marschman, party activist; Jessica McBride, conservative columnist; Bill McCoshen political consultant and; former cabinet secretary for Gov. Tommy Thompson; Joe Medina, party activist; Randy Melchert, field director for Mark Neumann's campaign; Gerald Mellone, Brookfield alderman; Ryan Morgan, conservative blogger; Dean Munday, conservative blogger; Mark Neumann, U.S. Senate candidate and former congressman; Kelly O'Brien, founder of Shorewood Citizens for Responsible Government; Eric Wm. Olsen, conservative activist; Nick Oliver, state Assembly candidate, 22nd District; Victoria Ostry, treasurer of the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women.; Rick Owen, Brookfield alderman; Monnine  Parnitzke, party activist; Steve Ponto, mayor of Brookfield; Don Pridemore, state representative, 99th District; Paris Procopis, grassroots activist; Jim  Pugh, director of public relations and issue management for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce; Denise Rate, Tea Party member; Bob Reddin, Brookfield alderman and executive director, Jobs First Coalition; Pam Reeves, treasurer, Waukesha County Republicans;  Joe Rice, former county supervisor and member of North Shore Republicans Executive Committee; Nate Ristow, candidate for 13th District State Assembly; Brandon Rosner, Wisconsin Republican consultant;  Bill Savage, aide to state Rep. Don Pridemore and  officer of Menomonee Falls Taxpayers Association; Jim  Schaefer, Muskego-Norway School Board president; Josh Schimek, conservative blogger; JB Schmidt, conservative blogger; Christian Schneider, senior fellow at Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and former policy analyst for Wisconsin State Legislature; Ashley Schultz, state director of the Recall Action Fund;  Nick Schweitzer, Libertarian pundit and blogger; Tim Schwister, former State Assembly candidate; Dan Sebring, vice chairman, Milwaukee County Republicans and candidate for 4th Congressional District; Cathy Stepp, Wisconsin Natural Resources secretary and former state senator; Jeff Stone, state representative, 82nd District; Jonathan Strasburg, attorney; Dave  Swarthout, board member, 1st Congressional District Republicans; Charles Sykes, conservative talk show host for WTMJ Radio;  Steve Taylor, Milwaukee County supervisor; Jenny Toftness, executive director of the Republican Assembly Campaign Committee; Greg Torres, Jefferson County supervisor; Jim  Villa, former chief of staff to County Executive Scott Walker and Alberta Darling; current CEO of Commercial Association of REALTORS® Wisconsin; Robin Vos, state representative; 63rd District; Dan Vrakas, Waukesha County Executive; Yash Wadhwa, former State Assembly candidate; Jeff Wagner, conservative talk show host, WTMJ Radio; Tom Weatherston, candidate for 62nd Assembly District and Village of Caledonia trustee; Steve Welcenbach, head of the Menomonee Falls Taxpayers Association and Tea Party activist; Todd Welch, Wisconsin state coordinator at Campaign for Liberty; James Wigderson, conservative blogger and columnist for Waukesha Freeman; Eddie Willing, conservative columnist in Racine County and executive director of FoundersIntent.org; Chris Wright, Sturtevant village trustee and former candidate for State Assembly; Phil Ziegler, CEO of InPro Inc. and party activist.

Patch's Blue Wisconsin Survey participants are:

Kelley Albrecht, candidate for 63rd State Assembly District; Mandela Barnes, candidate for 11th State Assembly District; Ron Biendseil, vice chair for membership, Dane County Democratic Party; Tammy Bockhorst, membership secretary/membership chair, Milwaukee County Democratic Party; Randy Bryce, candidate for 62nd State Assembly District; Brian Carlson, liberal blogger; Sachin Chheda, chair, Milwaukee County Democratic Party; Jeff Christensen, chair, 5th Congressional District Democrats; Mark Conforti, chief negotiator for the Fox Point-Bayside Teachers Association; Rick Congdon, former judge and former chair, Democratic Party of Waukesha County; Deb Dassow, progressive and labor activist, and semi-retired educator; Victor Drover, liberal blogger; Dale Dulberger, party activist; Perry Duman, candidate for the 60th State Assembly District; Brett Eckstein, Democratic attorney; Waring R. Fincke, vice chair, Washington County Democratic Party; Stephanie Findley, chair, 4th Congressional District Democrats; Kelly Gallaher, founding member, Community for Change; Heather Geyer, liberal columnist; Ginny Goode, Grassroots North Shore; Darcy Gustavsson, party activist; Kristin Hansen, neighborhood team leader, Obama for America and co-host, Drinking Liberally Waukesha; Robert Hansen, co-chair of Progressive Democrats of America in Milwaukee County; John Heckenlively, secretary, 1st Congressional District Democrats; Kelly Herda, treasurer, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Women's Caucus and political consultant; Robert Heule, Region 5 Chair, Democratic Party of Milwaukee County; Peter Knudsen, legislative aide and longtime Democratic staffer; Marga Krumins, candidate for 97th State Assembly District and associate chair Democratic Party of Wisconsin Women’s Caucus; Bill Kurtz, candidate for 21st Assembly District; John Lehman, state senator, 21st District; Matthew Lowe, youth outreach director, Waukesha County Democratic Party; Fran Martin, election observer for the Democratic Party and appeared in Wangaard recall ads; Tom Michalski, Oak Creek alderman; Bridget Moen, chair, Democratic Party of Ozaukee County; Meg Moen, treasure, Democratic Party of Ozaukee County; Rick Moze, party activist; Lisa Mux liberal blogger, and co-founder and co-host of Drinking Liberally Waukesha; Thad Nation, political consultant and former aide to Gov. Jim Doyle; Larry Nelson, former Waukesha mayor, current County Board supervisor and delegate to Democratic National Convention; Jason Patzfahl, liberal blogger and founding member of the Progressive 28th Political Action Committee; Jeffrey Perzan , attorney and party activist; Colin Plese, Shorewood School Board member; John Pokrandt, candidate for 13th State Assembly District; Steven Potter, communications aide, state Democratic Party; Jason Rae, Democratic National Committee member; Aaron Robertson, party activist; Chris Rockwood, candidate for 14th State Assembly District; Kristopher Rowe, party activist; Keith Schmitz, member, State Democratic Platform Committee and founding member, Grassroots North Shore; Richard Schwalb, party activist; Erin Sievert, chairwoman, Jefferson County Democrats; Kathleen Slamka, party activist; Eilene Stevens, party activist; Mike Tate, chair , Democratic Party of Wisconsin; Melissa Ugland, business owner and party activist; Sarah Wagner, community activist for Wisconsin Jobs Now; Jamie Wall, candidate for 8th Congressional District; Jim Ward, candidate, 28th State Senate District; Jane Witt, chair of Racine County Democrats; and Graeme Zielinski, communications director, Wisconsin Democratic Party.

Craig October 06, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Nick: As always your comments are about as interesting a navel lint. I guess you never failed a single student, because your support for Obama is admirable. He has not done one single thing in the best interest of this Nation. I can name six trillion things he has not done. Can you name one single thing?
morninmist October 06, 2012 at 03:25 PM
@John Remember that Hoffa posts in third person--his imaginary friend is the magical Hoffa. ............. John Wilson 3:22 pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 JRH - The "JOKE" here, particularily regarding the issue of "Disability" is that you want your Narcissistic Personal Disorder to redefine "Disability." Forget what our government, laws and statutes say about “Disability”, the only definition of “Disability” that counts is Hoffa’s personal opinion… you are one sick puppy! Hoffa once saw a tanned guy playing basketball... Magical qualities, like Bush looking int the eyes of Putin and ascertaining that he was a really fine man… That’s the REAL problem with the GOP, it goes far beyond their rigid, intolerant lack of any other view, ability to compromise, it is their BELIEF IN MAGICAL THINKING…
James R Hoffa October 06, 2012 at 04:24 PM
@lyin' John Wilson - The only sick puppy around here is the one you see staring back at you in the mirror every morning (that is of course if you can actually stand seeing yourself in a mirror)! The government isn't always right, nor does the government always do what's in the best interests of its citizenry, and and only a fool, such as yourself, would believe otherwise! 'Disability,' as far as receiving SSI benefits is concerned, should be properly defined as being fully incapable of helping ones self. Then, only those who are truly disabled would be getting the assistance they need and deserve, while all the scam artist moochers might have to start actually working for a living, as it should be! Are you sure you aren't an old MK-Ultra experiment gone seriously wrong and rejected as a defect?
James R Hoffa October 06, 2012 at 04:38 PM
@lyin' John Wilson - No one forced the low life defaulters to take on loans that they couldn't afford. There wasn't any duress involved, as you appear to be trying to claim. No, the real problem is that the American people lost their sense of personal responsibility. They lost their character and integrity. Back in the '50's, when a person put their name on the line and sealed a deal with a handshake, it actually meant something. And if you defaulted on the promises you made, you were shamed by society, in addition to being disappointed with yourself. Today, it's perfectly acceptable to break promises all the time, without any repercussion. Democratic legislators actually encouraged people to just walk away from their underwater real estate and congruent financial responsibilities, or to stay put in a home that they were legally evicted from for failure to actually pay for it, because somehow they were entitled to that home. What's wrong with this picture?!?! If you don't pay, you're not entitled to jack! Those people didn't pay - they never should have had in the first place. But the kind bankers and Wall Street types actually gave those people a chance to prove themselves worthy of owning and being responsible for something that was beyond their means. And for that kindness, you label them crooks just because they found a way to make money no matter what?!?! As Hoffa said before, he didn't agree with the bailouts that weren't paid back in full with interest.
James R Hoffa October 06, 2012 at 04:52 PM
@lyin' John Wilson - Now you're lying about Doyle and Governor Walker - you're just a non-stop lying machine, aren't you? Doesn't it sound great to say out-loud - Governor Walker! The people of this fine state rejected your blue fist nonsensical temper tantrum. Allow the grown ups to run things for a while - you just may end up liking the results you experience! As for SS, the program is a scam. It's essentially the federal government treating its citizenry like children instead of treating us like adults. The government says 'we don't trust you to save or invest your money wisely, so we're going to take your money from you and set it aside and invest it for you, deciding when and how much at a time we'll pay your own money back to you.' But the only thing that the government invests the SS money in is Treasuries, or government debt, which is repaid via revenues generated from additional taxation. Hence the SS Trust Fund doesn't actually make any real wealth generating investments - it just taxes us even more! The government should treat its citizens like adults. Those who don't save or invest wisely are on their own and can work until they die - at least it's their choice, and freedom of choice is what our government should be giving us the most of instead of taking those choices away from us! SS should be reformed to an opt in system instead of a compulsory program.
James R Hoffa October 06, 2012 at 04:54 PM
@morninmist - Can you afford your share of $6T in new Obama debt, which works out to about $38,605/taxpayer?
Randy1949 October 06, 2012 at 04:56 PM
@JRH -- It's partly the government saying they don't trust bosses to pay enough for their employees to have anything left over to save for retirement. And I think when you get down to it, that's the reason for the opposition -- the employer contribution.
James R Hoffa October 06, 2012 at 05:13 PM
@Randy1949 - So, what would be so wrong with making SS an opt-in program? Those choosing to manage their own money would be paid the employer contribution directly in additional wages.
John Wilson October 06, 2012 at 07:10 PM
JRH - The idea here, for Social Security, is SECURITY! [Another TAKE AWAY by the GOP: YOUR SECURITY!] It might have been an enlightening and interesting experience if King George would have had his Opt Out going full force when Wall Street hit the wall in 2008… we could have 150M Americans living on the street, on food stamps and their children dying on the streets. Never underestimate the SELF RESPONSIBILITY cabal and their predilection to engage in MAGICAL THINKING… Social Security will remain a compulsory program, in spite of Hoffa’s incoherent and puerile babblings to the contrary. It will remain compulsory because it provides SECURITY and a base line for people who have the means to take additional discretionary money they may have and invest that for their retirement in the Casinos of Wall Street. IF you only have these personal investments – in the Casino – when you lose it, as you will because of your lack of sophistication and impulsiveness, especially in the stock market, you will become completely dependent upon MY TAX MONEY. Furthermore, I have said before, I despise MONOLITHIC STUPIDITY… and I would not elect people like you to feed off of me so you could further contaminate the gene pool…
James R Hoffa October 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
@lyin' John Wilson - Where's the law stating that people have to invest their money in Wall Street? Can you please provide the statutory citation from the US Code! Hoffa's point is freedom and choice - if you opt out and mess up, too bad. Hoffa never said that those who messed up would get welfare, did he? Instead, those who messed up would just have to work until they die. It's called taking personal responsibility for your own actions/choices! But no, you prefer a government to treat its citizens like babies instead of treating us like adults, because you in fact like being treated like a baby. That's actually quite sad and pathetic! Sorry, but Hoffa likes being treated like an adult because he is an adult! Reform SS to an opt-in program!!!
John Wilson October 07, 2012 at 12:49 AM
JRH – It really is very sad when you have to leave a comment telling people you are an adult. Nothing is stopping any American from investing – outside of SS – any of their monies in any type of investment they desire. You are free to do that now. I never made mention of any law or statute saying you had to invest in Wall Street; that’s just another insertion of yours, another specious argument, and another of your lies Frankly, I’m surprised you are not downtown at the Pfister Hotel investing your massive amounts of money in your older brother’s, Lyin’ Ryan’s campaign – now that would be a stellar investment for you. The entire argument for any type of Opt in or Opt out of Social Security is just another attack by the GOP and their lackeys to get more public money out of Social Security – a program the GOP has hated and fought against since 1935 – and get that money into Wall Street. Additionally, and this is the real focus, to weaken and eventually destroy Social Security. The GOP [Gas, Oil, Petroleum] Party wants ALL your money, and will not be satisfied until they get it ALL. Candidly, I would make this issue one of your esteemed, landmark legal cases, like ACA or Van Hollen’s STAY; you lost 2 of 2 so far, I know a 3rd loss could not hurt your legal credibility any… besides, there are worse things than always being wrong, you might be White, full of hubris, extremely dense and monumentally arrogant. It is called PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
morninmist October 07, 2012 at 01:11 AM
@sigmund kolatzki 4:21 pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 You spiked my curiosity. I learned something. Thanks. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nice Origin of NICE Middle English, foolish, wanton, from Anglo-French, silly, simple, from Latin nescius ignorant, from nescire not to know — more at nescience First Known Use: 14th century
morninmist October 07, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Hoff All of Wisconsin is sharing in this horrible non job market of Walker's!! @Progress2day RT @kelleyalbrecht: RT @SpudLovr: Gov Scott Walker's Shocking Jobs Deficit CHART, BLS http://is.gd/f1cnPR #wiunion #wiright #tcot #p2
morninmist October 07, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Mitt Romney is long on promises - short on truth @Bloomberg http://buswk.co/SDKSr0 #wiunion #wiright #rncliars #reince #gop On taxes, Mitt Romney is long on promises and short on details. The Republican presidential nominee pledges to “lower taxes on middle-income families,” without giving high earners another tax cut or adding to the U.S. budget deficit. He can do that, he says, by capping the value of tax breaks available to any individual taxpayer. His tax plan, however, would upend financial planning for millions of middle-class households, denying them thousands of dollars in annual deductions. Earlier this week, after months of refusing to specify which tax breaks he would curtail, Romney said taxpayers might be able to take a total of no more than $17,000 in deductions each year. That won’t bring in enough revenue to make up for almost $5 trillion the government will lose over 10 years once tax rates are reduced by 20 percent as Romney has proposed, according to economist William Gale of the Brookings Institution in Washington. “It doesn’t come close to paying for the $5 trillion,” said Gale, who co-authored a study of Romney’s tax plan for the non-partisan Tax Policy Center in Washington. ....
morninmist October 07, 2012 at 12:20 PM
#lyingRomney is catching up to #lyingRyan!! @Progress2day 10 Most Shameless Romney Debate Lies Debunked http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/10-most-shameless-romney-debate-lies-debunked … #lyingRomney #wipolitics #Stench
morninmist October 07, 2012 at 12:22 PM
I do find this simpleton Palin LIE being spread by Teabaggers. Here are ten of Romney’s fact-challenged claims from last night: 1. An ‘Unelected Board’ Controlling Your Health Care Despite President Obama trying to push back on this lie, Romney made this claim a few times last night. Obamacare, according to Romney, “puts in place an unelected board that's going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have.” In reality, as the Associated Press points out , the board that is tasked with bringing down Medicare costs is prohibited from “rationing care, shifting costs to retirees, restricting benefits or raising the Medicare eligibility age. So the board doesn't have the power to dictate to doctors what treatments they can prescribe.” This Romney claim also hearkened back to Sarah Palin’s lie that Obamacare created “death panels,” which was a straight up lie. ...
JMB October 07, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Morninmist, I find the use of the word Teabagger's a sexually derogatory reference. We prefer the use of the word. "BARNEY-FRANKING" class dismissed
sigmund kolatzki October 07, 2012 at 03:09 PM
I hate to admit that I agree with you JMB on this one with a slight difference - the group - along with their chosen leaders Romney/Ryan should be understood as the 21st Century version of Carpetbaggers as opposed to Teabaggers. This group is as "nice" as you JMB. Fortunately JMB, Morninmist was inquisitive enough to have done the work for you. Thanks Morninmist.
JMB October 07, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Sigmoid, good to see you are agreeing with me. Now once again, I ask you and all your liberal buddies, to tell me why anyone would ever vote for Obama again. Please don't refer to Bush in you answer
morninmist October 07, 2012 at 03:22 PM
bluecheddar1 ‏@bluecheddar1 RT @KarlRovesBrain Unemployment under Obama is DOWN. Unemployment under Scott Walker is trending UP. #wiunion #wiright
sigmund kolatzki October 07, 2012 at 04:05 PM
JMB - I will also check with my socialist friends, my communist friends, women, gays, et.al. and will file my full report with you soon ok? Meanwhile, stay nice my friend.
tom munson October 07, 2012 at 04:11 PM
National Polls say its Romney 49% v Obama at 47%. That swagger is a limp
JMB October 07, 2012 at 09:29 PM
sigfried- you need to get new talking points from the DNC. It appears when ever the Dems have to support why Obama deserves 4 more years. Is it Obamacare, or the 5 trillion in additional debt, the huge loss of life in Afghanistan, is it the trillion dollar "not so shoveful ready" stimulus. Or maybe closing of Gitmo or the credit down grade, how about disrepecting Israel while kissing up to the Muslim brotherhood. You need to get in contact with Central Planning and get your teleprompter cut and paste response. Still waiting for a reason to vote for Our Dear Leader
John Wilson October 07, 2012 at 10:08 PM
JMB - After you have been Teabagging for over 15-years you now find the word "a sexually derogatory reference." Well, you really are something...
John Wilson October 08, 2012 at 01:30 PM
tom munson - That swagger is a monster of a swagger, even after the debate... Monday, October 08. 2012 Washington (CNN) – A new national poll suggests Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a bounce out of last week's first presidential debate. According to Gallup's latest seven-day tracking poll, President Barack Obama has a slight 49%-46% edge over Romney among registered voters nationwide, which is within the survey's sampling error. But Gallup breaks down their poll into pre- and post- debate figures. Got it? Get it? Good!
H.E. Pennypacker October 08, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Gallup Had Carter Up 4 Points Over Ronald Reagan in September 1980 John Wilson=no talent ass hat.
H.E. Pennypacker October 08, 2012 at 01:40 PM
The REAL problem is that obama is a not-very-bright puppet. His puppet-masters put his speeches on his teleprompter. Without his teleprompter, obama is toast!!!!
John Wilson October 08, 2012 at 02:13 PM
H.E. Packerpenny – That outlier [Gallup (?) Poll] has largely been debunked and was in September, you might notice this is Oct. 8. Additionally, you might notice it was a poll taken some 32-years ago, and, of course, statistical polling techniques have remained constant throughout those 32-years. Furthermore, the entire CONTEXT – FYI: we actually have very powerful computers – along with Citizens United has sort of changed… EVERYTHING! I do so sincerely hope this brings some much needed clarity to your absurd apples & oranges alternate universe... http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/09/24/the_myth_of_jimmy_carter_s_eight_point_lead_over_reagan.html
morninmist October 08, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Tammy maintains a steady lead over the Thompson Tea Party guy! October 08, 2012 Dems lead Senate races in VA, WI PPP's new Virginia and Wisconsin Senate polls find the Democratic candidates in position to hold onto both of these open seats in next month's election. @GomerWHoward RT @shripal734 .@ppppolls new #vasen & #wisen polls find Dems"in position to hold onto both open seats" http://bit.ly/TlO3TQ #wiunion
morninmist October 08, 2012 at 08:36 PM
tsk tsk. #lyingRyan caught again! America United ‏@Progress2day Lyin' Ryan Betrays Romney, Walker http://bit.ly/R7jdg1 #wiunion #wiright #p2 #p2b #tcot #topprog #connecttheleft #ctl via @Cog_Dis ... Waiving the work requirement may or may not be a good idea. But despite what the Romney-Ryan campaign’s ads say, Paul Ryan is the only person on the national ticket to have supported doing it. No wonder they dropped that line of attack so quickly. Not only did they have their facts wrong, but their rock start VP nominee did the thing that they thought was so bad.

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