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Dr. F.

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SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2014 - 07:40pm PT
Interesting polls on the Cantor loss
It appears the Republicans don't like the Jews so much after all
or is it only the Tea Baggars that hate the Jews...
Only Time will tell.


Voters Say Cantor “Too Jewish” in Recent Poll

Posted about 3 days ago | 12 comments

In what many are calling a major upset — possibly the biggest in contemporary Capitol Hill politics – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) was defeated Tuesday in his Republican primary race against Tea Party candidate David Brat, despite strong leads in internal polls and Cantor having raised nearly $5.2 million more than his opponent.

But while the race itself was controversial and shocking, its jaw-dropping headlines pale in comparison to a new National Report/ Rasmussen poll of Republican voters in Virginia’s 7th district, where Cantor has served as a Congressman since 2001.

Of the 2,519 voters we sampled, 58% claimed Cantor was “too liberal” for their tastes, while also saying he worked too closely with President Barack Obama. 64% said Cantor was failing to “uphold conservative values,” while nearly 93% of respondents who identified themselves as members of the Tea Party said he was failing to “uphold Tea Party values.”

But the number-one reason Cantor lost? Most respondents didn’t like how Jewish he was.

Approximately 67.1% of respondents said they wanted a Christian in office, compared to the 19% who said religion wasn’t a factor, with other religions and views polling at 7% or less. Meanwhile, a staggering 93.4% told us that Cantor’s Judaism was a key factor in their disapproval of him. And quite a few Republican voters were quick to mention that in their comments.

“Cantor is a Jew, did you know that? I thought they all lived in New York,” one respondent claimed. “You can call me an anti-Samsonite [anti-Semite] if you want, but that just ain’t right. America is a Christian nation, founded by Christians and made for Christians. All those other people can live here, so long as they ain’t illegals, but I’ll be damned if they’re representing us in Congress. No sir.”

Another respondent said she voted for Cantor specifically because he’s Jewish, but that her opinion of him has faded over the years. “Our family’s accountant is a nice Jewish man. I voted for [Cantor] because I figured they’re all good with money and math. But the national deficit is up to trillions of dollars now, thanks to [Cantor] and that Kenyan in the White House. I’m voting for Dave Brat. We tried a Jewish congressman and a black president, and it didn’t work. So let’s go with what DOES work.”

 See more at: http://nationalreport.net/voters-say-cantor-jewish-recent-poll/#sthash.oFM8kssr.dpuf


I wonder how Fattrad would feel about this new development within the Republican Party, it must have caught him totally off guard, like straight out of left field..Eric Cantor was his guy
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 07:42pm PT
Of course, prejudice is the driving force with the tea party crazies.
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jun 13, 2014 - 07:49pm PT
Well Dr. F.----it does appear that Michael Tomasky 6/13/2014
failed math, but otherwise I agree with his message.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/13/conservatives-are-so-conservative-they-think-the-congressional-gop-are-moderate-squishes.html

All right. Now. Conservatives put themselves at 7.4 on the 1-to-9 scale—that is, closer to the extremist edge than to the center by almost a whole point (.8).

The middle of a 1-9 scale is 4.5 and it appears that Conservatives at 7.4 are 2.9 points right of the center, not the .8 as the math-challenged pundit posts.

Sigh.

The message is ok, but the messenger hurts the message by being math-retarded.

Guess I'll go back to the Friday night drunk post. You can get away with schist on it. Dr. F? Come on by!
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2014 - 08:07pm PT
Well I guess you schooled me Fritz
so I'm only one point off the center

what drunk thread?

wait until you see the ilvaite specimen I picked up
It's mind blowing! 8 cm, from China
I will take a photo for you
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 13, 2014 - 08:09pm PT
I'm sorry, but this is just tooo funny
I guess these tea baggers weren't so great as a base for your support after all


NRA's Ted Nugent: Eric Cantor Practices Nazi-Style Politics

June 12, 2014 9:52 AM EDT ››› TIMOTHY JOHNSON
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/06/12/nras-ted-nugent-eric-cantor-practices-nazi-styl/199690


National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent celebrated the primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), claiming that the only Jewish Republican serving in Congress practiced the politics of Nazi chief propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

On June 10, Cantor was defeated in a primary election by tea party Republican candidate David Brat. Cantor is the only current Republican Jewish member of the House of Representatives (there are none in the Senate) and has been active in Holocaust education programs, including serving on the United States Holocaust Museum Council.

In a June 11 column for conspiracy website WND, Nugent -- who is also a spokesperson for the Outdoor Channel -- described Cantor as representative of "Joseph Goebbels and Saul Alinsky smoke-and-mirrors politics":


I say we the people have had way more than enough compromise, backpedaling, Joseph Goebbels and Saul Alinsky smoke-and-mirrors politics for one generation, and I say it's about time we go Eric Cantor on the whole gang of deceivers and liars infesting our government right now. There's only so much decent people can take.

Although Nugent and other members of conservative media backed Brat, the NRA endorsed Cantor.

Nugent frequently uses Nazi imagery to attack his opponents, and previously compared Jewish film executive Harvey Weinstein to Goebbels after Weinstein criticized the NRA. During controversy over Nugent's branding of President Obama as a "subhuman mongrel," Nugent suggested that the Obama administration is causing a "power struggle between the different races," in a similar manner to the events that preceded the Holocaust. He has also compared Obama to "a German in 1938 pretending to respect the Jews and then going home and putting on his brown shirt and forcing his neighbors onto a train to be burned to death," and complained about "the jack boot Nazi motherf*#kers in the Department of Justice."
WBraun

climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:16pm PT
Crank nut case is so fuking insane and stupid even his own wife knows it ....
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:17pm PT
Ted Nuisance has lowered himself to Jew-baiting...? There goes his Hollywood connections...
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:20pm PT
Arguing with a Smoking Duck is pointless.

The Duck just enjoys it, and everyone else thinks your feckin' crazy.
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
Spike the bully Smoking Duck is just drunk. Or the pharmacy is closed and his anti-psychotic meds have run out. It's lonely in the bunker, let him rant.
Credit: crankster
WBraun

climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:30pm PT
Hahaha

What a stupid fool falling for every post towards this nutcase crank idiot.

You're a sucker crank nut case ....
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
You're scoring off the chart, Spike. . .

Credit: crankster

Not good for you...

Credit: crankster

crankster

Trad climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
Back on topic..The Bottomless Iraq Sinkhole.

Do you feel it? Do you have that sense of vertigo and nausea, all the way from gut to your 'nads? As you hear the names chiming in the news like a roll call of shame - Mosul, Tikrit, Kirkuk - a chant of our national doom?

The breakdown of Iraq is something that anyone with any sense knew was inevitable once we removed Saddam Hussein, the bottom peg of the Jenga game that is that nation. We predicted civil war and, goddamnit, it was gonna happen. There was no policy that was going to maintain order in that f*#ked-beyond-f*#ked country except for eternal occupation by the United States - oh, sorry - coalition of the willing or whatever the f*#k we called it. Once more, Barack Obama's presidency is swallowed and squandered by the devastated landscape George W. Bush left behind.

Obama is already getting the blame for the uprisings, the Sunni on Shiite violence, the radical Kurds taking what they always wanted (aided by average, everyday Kurds). It's like blaming your current lover for the herpes you got from some dude ten years ago because he's there and why the f*#k not direct your rage at someone who is convenient instead of yourself and your own stupid decisions.

Eventually, and you can bet on this, another talking point is going to come around. It's something the Rude Pundit wrote about a long time ago, so, hey, here it is, from February 27, 2006, a gentle reminder that those of us who opposed the war were smarter and more prescient thinking than anyone who supported it. It's titled "Pre-Emptive Blogging: Talking Points For a Coming Attack From the Right" and it goes like this:

"As Iraq spirals into a shitstorm of violence and vengeance, even as some Sunnis and some Shiites try desperately to avert a direct, overwhelming hit by said shitstorm, at some point soon, some right wing bag of douche is going to proclaim that liberals are 'happy' or 'thrilled' by a civil war in Iraq. Liberals can be accused of enabling terrorists by using the dwindling "freedom of speech" we're allowed, and it's a pretty small rhetorical leap from saying the left wants American soldiers to die (which the right has done) to saying the left loves us some civil war. Yes, liberals will be viciously insulted (defamed, even) by conservative commentators, bloggers, Freeper frothers, as if somewhere, in an oh-so-hip underground club, liberals are gathered in an orgy of celebration over the infinite bloodletting in Iraq, chanting gleefully, 'Told you so, told you so, told you so' as they toast with cosmos and down sushi...

"So let's just say it up front here: over here in Liberalburg, we weren't happy when Ronald Reagan was cozying up to Saddam Hussein back in the 1980s. We weren't happy that the United States was backing a brutal, murderous, raping thug, giving him weapons and such. We weren't happy with the first Persian Gulf War. We weren't happy with sanctions that decimated the poorest people in Iraq. We weren't happy that the President wouldn't allow weapons inspectors to finish their work.

"We weren't happy with this war to start with, saying, for instance, that a civil war was the inevitable outcome. We're not happy to be proven right. We're not happy, simply, when people are dying for no good cause, with no good outcome on the horizon, and no good way out. Frankly, oh, dear, sweet right wing, on the whole, we'd've rather been wrong and had tens of thousands of people not killed, tens of thousands of America soldiers not wounded. We'd've eaten the crow and, trust us, wonderful, fair right wing, you'd've shoved our faces in the plate of that black bird.

"But since we were right, maybe, just maybe, someone oughta pay a political price for being so goddamned wrong. Instead, though, the right's gonna try to turn it around and blame the left and those who 'didn't support the war' for its failure. Which would, for all intents and purposes, finally seal the deal on Vietnam redux.

"Somewhere, Saddam Hussein is shaking his head, the only one who, really, and for all the wrong reasons, has the right to say, 'Told you so.'"

There is no joy here, no schadefreude. Just sorrow for the dead and displaced, just the pain that all Cassandras feel constantly.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 13, 2014 - 09:16pm PT
"Once more, Barack Obama's presidency is swallowed and squandered by the devastated landscape George W. Bush left behind."


Yeah...that's pretty much it in a nutshell.
WBraun

climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 09:18pm PT
Yep ....

Just as can easily be seen .....

The politard idiot crank nut case here only knows MSM cut and paste.
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 13, 2014 - 09:30pm PT
Hey, Werner KOW, are you still picking up Earth this late? Doesn't your planet's orbit make you go dark about this time?

Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jun 14, 2014 - 04:22am PT
crankster

Trad climber

Jun 13, 2014 - 07:42pm PT
Of course, prejudice is the driving force with the tea party crazies.

They ain't got nothing on you guys.
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 14, 2014 - 06:40am PT
I'd tune into this just to see Chris Christie do yoga.

Leading lights of an anxious Republican establishment have journeyed to Utah’s Deer Valley this weekend for the third annual retreat organized by Mitt Romney, who has sought to transform the rump of his presidential campaign into a kingmaking force for his largely leaderless and divided party.

Part right-leaning “ideas festival” and part Romney political family reunion, the event featured early-morning yoga sessions, late-night cocktails, and a lecture on teamwork and fortitude by Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos quarterback.
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2014 - 06:43am PT
You are so right Sketch
we are very prejudged against stupidity, hate, lies, propaganda, racism, sexism, homophobes, anti-Semites, and extremist right wingers
there must be more of the Republican Platform that we are prejudged against

oh ya, the onslaught of encroaching theocracy, cutting off the safety net etc. etc.

so in other words, we are prejudged against people like you

Please go ahead and say you are inline with everything your Party endorses as said by Ted Nugent
crankster

Trad climber
Jun 14, 2014 - 06:45am PT
I stand corrected, there is one reasonable voice on Fox:

Fox News' Shep Smith bucked his network's conservative ideology by taking on Republicans who are pressing Obama on Iraq. The president has faced pressure to take aggressive action in response to the extremist Islamist insurgency that has seized two Iraqi cities and is bearing down on Baghdad.

"Are we about to be drawn back into a conflict in Iraq?" Smith asked. "The same people who 12 years ago told us this will be quick, this will be easy, this will be inexpensive, they will see us as liberators, it's the right thing to do, are now telling us, 'It's the right thing to do.' What's the endgame? Who's thought this through?"

Smith argued the Iraq war provided a valuable history lesson: the George W. Bush administration led the U.S. into a war that exacted a heavy toll on all sides of the conflict for many years.
Sketch

Trad climber
H-ville
Jun 14, 2014 - 06:51am PT
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal

Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2014 - 06:43am PT
You are so right Sketch
we are very prejudged against stupidity, hate, lies, propaganda, racism, sexism, homophobes, anti-Semites, and extremist right wingers
there must be more of the Republican Platform that we are prejudged against

oh ya, the onslaught of encroaching theocracy, cutting off the safety net etc. etc.

so in other words, we are prejudged against people like you

Please go ahead and say you are inline with everything your Party endorses as said by Ted Nugent

Intolerance and ignorance. You've got both, in spades.
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