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Latest 2016 Presidential Polls – 28 August 2015 Edition

The 2016 Presidential Election staggers forward – the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) clown bus complete with its 17 occupants and pseudo-fascist driver is trying to find some degree of sanity but is failing because Donald Trump continues to lead in the polls, appealing to the worse parts of human nature, and finding room in the GOTP.

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Where are things as we slink slowly into September of 2015?

Nationally, the “Joker” of the GOTP clowns – “The Donald” – continues holding on to the top spot in the polls in spite of all his outlandish comments.

A Quinnipiac Poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from August 20 to 25, 2015 has the GOTP Clown Bus lining up thus:

Donald Trump still ahead at 28%
Ben Carson 12%
Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz 7%
Scott Walker 6%
Carly Fiorina and John Kasich 5%
Chris Christie 4%
Mike Huckabee 3%
Rand Paul 2%
Rick Perry and Rick Santorum 1%
Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham 0%

In a CNN/ORC Poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from August 13 to 16, 2015:

Trump 24%
Bush 13%
Carson 9%
Rubio and Walker 8%
Paul 6%
Fiorina, Cruz and Kasich 5%
Huckabee 4%
Christie 3%
Perry 2%
Santorum 1%
Jindal and Graham strong at 0%

In a Fox News Poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from August 11 to 13, 2015:

Trump leads at 25%
Carson 12%
Cruz 10%
Bush 9%
Walker and Huckabee sit at 6%
Fiorina 5%
Rubio and Kasich 4%
Christie and Paul 3%
Perry, Santorum and Jindal 1%
Graham 0%

Lastly, in a Rasmussen Poll, conducted by telephone of “registered voters” from August 9 to August 10, 2015 the Clown Parade is as follows:

Trump leads at 17%
Bush and Rubio 10%
Walker and Fiorina 9%
Carson 8%
Cruz 7%
Paul, Kasich and Christie 4%
Huckabee 3%
Perry, Santorum, Jindal and Graham 1%

On the Democratic side, the Quinnipiac Poll has:

Hillary Clinton 45%
Bernie Sanders 22%
Vice-President Joe Biden 18%
Martin O’Malley 1%
Jim Webb 1%
Lincoln Chafee 0%

The CNN/ORC Poll has:

Clinton still way out in front with 47%
Sanders at 29%
Biden 14%
O’Malley 2%
Webb 1%
Chafee 0%

Fox News has the Democratic race:

Clinton 49%
Sanders 30%
Biden 10%
Webb and O’Malley 1%
Chafee 0%

According to the Quinnipiac Poll, if the General Election was today:

Clinton 45/Trump 41
Clinton 44/Rubio 43
Clinton 42/Bush 40

The poll ignored all other challengers

According to the CNN/ORC Poll, if the General Election was today:

Clinton 53/Fiorina 43
Clinton 52/Bush 43
Clinton 52/Walker 46
Clinton 51/Trump 45

The poll did not ask voters about a match-up between Clinton and Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Carson, Christie, Huckabee, Kasich, Perry, Santorum, Jindal or Graham.

According to recent polling data available, if the election was today Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States, and the others would still be footnotes in history books.

Of note, according to the Quinnipiac poll, “Note to Biden: They like you, they really like you, or they like you more than the others.

“If he is sitting on the fence, his scores in the matchups and his favorability ratings may compel him to say, ‘Let’s do this.’”

“Matchups among all American voters show: Biden tops Trump 48 – 40 percent. He beats Bush 45 – 39 percent and gets 44 percent to Rubio’s 41 percent.

“Clinton edges Trump 45 – 41 percent. She gets 42 percent to Bush’s 40 percent and gets 44 percent to Rubio’s 43 percent.

“Sanders edges Trump 44 – 41 percent and edges Bush 43 – 39 percent. Rubio gets 41 percent to Sanders’ 40 percent.”

Note to Republicans, according to Quinnipiac, “If Trump runs as a third party candidate, Clinton gets 40 percent, with 24 percent each for Bush and Trump.”

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2015 in 2016 Election

 

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Just a thought…

And lo, the war on Christmas started

You know, the poor Inn Keeper always gets this bum rap, after all, the Inn Keeper was a small business owner who probably had to lay people off because of the new Caesarcare Health Law, and the paralyzing increase in minimum wage…thus he no doubt claimed later – once he knew who was born in his stable – that he couldn’t afford to show any charity.

Of course wanting to be thought of as a good capitalist, and not wanting to encourage laziness, when he heard about the gold, frankincense and myrrh he probably tried to charge Joseph full rates for a room.

And don’t even get me started about how irate he might have become when he learned about the baby being conceived out of wedlock – “just more welfare queens in chariots” he probably muttered.

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2013 in Holidays, Humor

 

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Marines in video are ‘kids,’ not criminals?

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential – never had a chance – hopeful Reverend Rick Perry is accusing the Obama administration of “over-the-top rhetoric” and “disdain for the military” in its condemnation of a video that purportedly shows Marines urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan.

No one has been charged in the case, but officials in the U.S. and abroad have called for swift punishment of the four Marines.

A military criminal investigation and an internal Marine Corps review are under way. The Geneva Conventions forbid the desecration of the dead.

Perry reportedly told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he thinks the Marines involved should be reprimanded, but not pursued with criminal charges.

Perry said “18, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes all too often and that’s what’s occurred here.”

This sounds like the same tired right-wing rhetoric which surfaced after Abu Ghraib when the likes of Limbaugh and Hannity were trying to defend the torturing of prisoners claiming it was no worse than fraternity hazing; it’s clear many in the conservative right just don’t get it – we have laws and regulations that our military personnel are required to operate under, this is not “Pirates of the Caribbean” where the Uniform Code of Military Justice are more guidelines than actual rules. Perry is wrong – again – and has once more proven why he should never be allowed on a White House tour much less in the Oval Office.

Why would anyone think this was OK? Why would United States Marines think this was OK? Why would conservative talking heads and politicians think this was OK? If the Taliban were shown urinating on dead American Marines these same people would come unhinged; American Marines don’t do this kind of thing, period. These “kids” need to be prosecuted under UCMJ and they need to suffer the stiffest penalty possible. When you put on the uniform you represent more than your unit, more than the Marine Corps, you represent the United States of America. Now perhaps in the alternate reality Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter and Perry live in this is acceptable, but for the majority of those of us living in the real world it isn’t. Nowhere in the motto “Semper Fi” is it implied this is acceptable.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Perry says if you get raped and become pregnant, too bad …

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential wannabe Reverend Rick Perry’s shifting his opposition to abortion, saying he opposes it even after rape or incest.

Previously, the Reverend believed abortion was acceptable in cases of rape, incest or when the mother’s life is at risk. Now that he’s fallen dismally behind in the polls, he says abortion in all forms should be prohibited.

Perry told a pastor who asked him about his views that, in his words, “you’re seeing a transformation.”

And it’s a transformation out of the necessity to sellout to the far-right evangelicals in hopes of picking up primary votes.

Perry says he recently watched former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s documentary about abortion. He says he met a woman in the film and that she told him she was the result of rape and that her life has worth.

Perry says that encounter led him to rethink his position.

Very interesting, so every woman who is ever raped should never have the option of terminating the pregnancy? This is the America of today’s GOTP; it’s an America where evangelical Christian Shariah law prevails; if you’re a woman and you vote Republican in 2012, and you get raped and can’t have an abortion, blame yourself.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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Reverend Perry’s Christmas video

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a Christian,” Republican Tea Party (GOTP) aspirant Reverend Ricky Perry says in the opening of his latest attack ad; “But you don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school.

“As president, I’ll end Obama’s war on religion. And I’ll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage. Faith made America strong. It can make her strong again.”

Now, how exactly has the lifting of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell affected kids ability to “openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school”? It hasn’t, but Reverend Ricky figures he’ll kill as many angry birds as possible with this one stone.

Facts are kids can celebrate Christmas in school – we attended a band concert just this week at our daughter’s high school where they played numerous Christmas songs and even a Hanukah song; additionally kids can openly pray all they want too in school, they just can’t have teachers or coaches, as a state employee, initiate it. As a high school football coach our athletes opened and closed each game with prayer; the students led the prayers and frequently invited their opponents to join them.

Exactly when and how has the President initiated or conducted a war on religion? Oh wait, yeah, he hasn’t, we’re just making it up as we go along – like claiming the Obama White House called its Christmas trees holiday trees when it hadn’t, and that it was actually the Bush White House which had done that.

Perry is, as many uber-conservatives in America today are, ignorant of what is and what is not factual. He’s playing to the lowest common denominator in the Tea Party dominated GOTP and he’s still not going to get jacks worth of votes for his efforts. His campaign’s been over almost from the get go, and it’s not hard to see why; he’s just your typical ignorant, arrogant, homophobic, racist white bread Christian southern politician. Time to pack it in and go home citizens, there’s nothing to see here; nothing of substance will ever be offered.

 

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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NO RELIGIOUS TEST!

Dear right-wing uber-conservative Christian fanatics,

Article VI of the United States Constitution reads, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

“NO RELIGIOUS TEST SHALL EVER BE REQUIRED”! That means there’s supposed to be a separation from religious extremists like yourselves and the Presidency.

But, just in case Article VI isn’t clear enough, how about Article 2, Section 1?

“Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.'”

NOTE, there is no phrase, “So help me God” on the end of the oath of office; so stop pushing for there to be some twisted form of your uber-conservative Evangelical Christianity as the litmus test of who should or should not be elected President! You have two choices here, you either support the Constitution as the revered Founding Fathers wrote it, or you don’t; clearly there was to be a separation.

Furthermore, in spite of Michele “Krazy” Bachmann’s insistence that Washington uttered the phrase “So help me God” following his swearing in, the earliest known source indicating Washington added “So help me God” to his acceptance, not to the oath, is attributed to Washington Irving, who was six at the time of the inauguration, and first appears 65 years after the event; the only contemporary account that repeats the oath in full, a report from the French consul, Comte de Moustier, states only the constitutional oath, without reference to Washington’s adding “So Help Me God” to his acceptance. But if – and it’s a big IF – George Washington added the words that doesn’t make it somehow Constitutional by executive fiat.

While we’re running down this rabbit hole, did you know President Theodore Roosevelt didn’t use a Bible when taking the oath in 1901? Or that John Quincy Adams swore on a book of law? And that Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in on a Roman Catholic missal on Air Force One?

And furthermore, we’ve not had a single Evangelical Christian serve as President, and if Bachmann, Perry, Santorum and Cain are examples of what that would mean, then thank God for that, and it’ll probably be a long time before we do.

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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President had a privileged upbringing?

Republican Tea Party (GOTP) former front running candidate Reverend Rick Perry says President Barack Obama’s “privileged” upbringing and inability to accept responsibility makes him out of touch with struggling Americans.

“This president has never felt that angst that [the nation’s 14 million unemployed] have in their heart,” Perry told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “And I think he’s always, when he has had problems, he’s always pointed to somebody else and said it’s their fault, not mine.”

In a meeting over the weekend with CEOs in Honolulu, the President correctly described the American government and business sectors as a “little bit lazy.”

“I think it’s important to remember that the United States is still the largest recipient of foreign investment in the world. And there are a lot of things that make foreign investors see the U.S. as a great opportunity — our stability, our openness, our innovative free market culture,” Obama said. “But we’ve been a little bit lazy, I think, over the last couple of decades. We’ve kind of taken for granted — well, people will want to come here and we aren’t out there hungry, selling America and trying to attract new business into America.”

The Reverend’s campaign jumped on the comment, releasing a 30-second television advertisement claiming the President was calling Americans lazy. Hannity also asked Perry to comment on the president’s remarks.

“It reveals to me that he grew up in a privileged way,” Perry said. “He never had to really work for anything.”

What it reveals is Perry’s too busy suckling from big corporations to recognize the truth when he hears it, but yeah, he got him, the President’s upbringing was so privileged; unlike growing up on a Texas cattle ranch, spending the summers hunting at the family’s camp “Niggerhead”, and cheerleading for Texas A&M. But of course not everyone can earn a degree in Animal Science with a startling 2.5 GPA.

The President grew up so “privileged” his single mother only had to work multiple jobs while using food stamps to put meals on the table.

With poll numbers hovering around 5% nationally, Perry should be worrying a little more about Mitt Romney and his real “privileged” upbringing, then thinking he’s running against the President; news to the Seven Dwarves of the Crazy Eights, you’re running against Mitt, and you’ve got to beat him before you can run against the President.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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