Friday, October 17, 2008

Who You Callin' A Battleground State?


As Obama puts away one former battleground state after another, the actual battlegrounds move closer and closer into the center of the Republican heartland. It's like the Nazis being challenged in Bavaria-- or like when Loretta Sanchez kicked Bob Dornan's ass in Orange County, California. Even GOP shill Dick Morris is calling it a landslide; he even claims Arizona is leaning towards Obama! His electoral map is funny-- and the most devastating for McCain I've seen so far. But even when you get to more respcted analysists, "grim" is the only outlook you'll find for Republicans. By the most conservative perspective, Obama is ahead of tied in 10 red states that McCain needs. On top of that New Mexico, Colorado, Virginia, Iowa, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin were once considered the states where McCain could turn this around. They are all so seep in the pocket for Obama now that McCain knows it's hopeless. So where will the battle be fought for the next two-and-a-half weeks? There are 9 states up in the air. West Virginia is dead even. North Carolina (.9%), Missouri (1.2%), Nevada (3.4%), Ohio (3.4%) and Florida (4.6%) are leaning towards Obama. Indiana (1.8%), Arkansas (2.3%) and North Dakota (4.4%) are leaning towards McCain.

Obama is surging in McCain territory, Georgia, and can still pull it off in Montana. You can see the revulsion for all things Republican spilling over into the congressional races as well. Last night we mentioned that Cook had rejiggered 2 dozen race ratings in favor of House Democrats. Swing State Project has a good rundown of the newest congressional fundraising reports-- which look excellent for Democrats. As the most seriously contested races head into there final 2 weeks, in district after district, Democrats are more than holding their own against an incredible onslaught of corporate money going into GOP warchests meant to protect the special interests of Big Oil and the Wall Street banksters. Let's look at some of the Blue America candidates who are actually beating their GOP opponents in terms of cash on hand:

CA-04- Charlie Brown ($457,000) v Tom McClintock ($94,000)
MI-07- Mark Schauer ($856,000) v Tim Walberg ($692,000)
NY-25- Dan Maffei ($599,000) v Dale Sweetland ($137,000)
NY-29- Eric Massa ($401,000) v Randy Kuhl ($375,000)

Even more exciting is that in this last quarter Democratic challengers who are seen as winners are outraising GOP incumbents, including hideous Bush rubber stamps Ric Keller (R-FL), Tim Walberg (R-MI), Mean Jean Schmidt (R-OH), Randy Kuhl (R-NY) and David Reichert (R-WA). Some clueless hack at Time Magazine tried doing a hatchet job on Darcy Burner this week by parroting the desperate Reichert claim that no one supports her but a bunch of bloggers. She outraised him by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in this past quarter, pulling in more than $842,000 to his $412,586. Goldie calls out the media on their bias towards Reichert

Democrats usually need less than half what Republicans need to win a congressional seat. This morning's CQPolitics postulates that the money race is hurting Republican congressional chances... badly. Their House races maps don't bode well for the Republicans, showing the GOP losing 20 seats and with another 41 seats up in the air. Ten candidates closing in on wins who can really use the last minute financial boost to put them over the finish line:

Debbie Cook (CA-46)
Russ Warner (CA-26)
Larry Kissell (NC-08)
Dennis Shulman (NJ-05)
Annette Taddeo (FL-18)
Joe Garcia (FL-25)
Darcy Burner (WA-08)
Sam Bennett (PA-15)
Gary Peters (MI-09)
Tom Perriello (VA-05)

And they all have contribution pages here.

GOP front groups and the media apologists and enablers of the banksters who have raped the American economy are worried sick that Obama's message of change might actually be real. "If the current polls hold, Barack Obama will win the White House on November 4 and Democrats will consolidate their Congressional majorities, probably with a filibuster-proof Senate or very close to it. Without the ability to filibuster, the Senate would become like the House, able to pass whatever the majority wants." To the far right, this is one step away from civil war. The Wall Street Journal editorial board goes on the beg it's fat cat readers to do whatever they can-- and that means dollars-- to save the filibuster" from... this:

They want to be sure the Senate will obstruct Obama's agenda for change. There is a way we can all thwart their plans and that would be by electing progressives to the Senate. You can still help in the tough races that will make the difference.

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At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Average American said...

I think you Obama dornes will be sadly awaken on election day! The fact of the matter is that you can't trust "polls" to give a true picture of the situation.

There exists significant reason for people to provide misleading information to these polls. As the link below demonstrates, the Obama Impire demands harsh repercutions on anyone who expreses a dissenting view! Think Hitler or Stalin squashing any dissent! It is sad to see people get excited about supporting oppression in the form of this “post turtle” Obama.

Say NO to Tyranny before it is too late!

Socialism/Communisim will never work in this freedom loving country!

NoBama, NoBama NoBama!

At 11:38 AM, Anonymous me said...

The fact of the matter is that you can't trust "polls" to give a true picture of the situation."

That's correct. Polls don't take into account blatant election theft.

Blatant election theft is the way Bush "won" in 2000 and 2004, and it's the only way McCain can win in 2008.

PS. Fuck you.

At 11:53 AM, Blogger C3 said...

Its convenient to espouse that peopole who follow the "Impire",are Imps... The only Imps,defined as mischevious fairies or possibly short for Impudents thereby meaning that we hold some flippant retort campaign going, are the Bush/McCain followers.

For years, we have been attacked for not wearing the flag and displaying our patriotism by some article of clothing or trinket, whether on our clothing our on our car. Pardon me, Palin Imp, but I believe Neo-Nazi facism is the process by which you cause people to run around demanding respect for your country, waiving flags furiously, chanting and repeating your Patriot lines, such as Palin when she whips a crowd into fury by directing them " U S A !!! U S A !!!" at every rally. Then, by miracle, you have your government take control of manufacturing and banks and you swear the country is under attack from other nations and is in dire straights and we could all die any moment from fear itself.

NoBama reads to me, " No Alabama" and sir, I agree.... No to Alabama politics. Not from the 1950s and not even your friend in confidence, Roy Moore.

At 12:47 PM, Anonymous Lee said...

to Average American..

I don't know why I even bother because you don't even have the courage to use your own name..
Me..I too am an average american who real name is Lee a progressive Democrat who is sick to death of our country being hijacked by people like you who think having different views than yours makes me less than you.America is bigger
than your small minded thinking..

1. Socialism
Is McCain a socialist becasue he voted yes to the bail out bill?
2. Dissenting views??? Whens the last time McCain took questions from real people??? Or for that matter Sarah Palin???


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