Daily Archives: January 3, 2010

Non-affiliated voter numbers rising

“… the number of Republicans in the country is essentially no different today than it was in November 2008 when Barack Obama was elected president. The change since Obama’s election is that the number of Democrats has fallen by six percentage points and the number of voters not affiliated with either major party has grown by six. The number of adults not affiliated with either party is currently at 30.6%, up from 24.7% in November 2008.”

I believe this is what we will see leading up to the ’10 election – more voters identifying as Independents. Sensible democrats will see that their party has been hijacked by marxists and they will leave the party. They may not join the GOP but they will not want to be part of what their party has become, thanks to Obama.

Anything will be better than the Marxist (democrat) controlled government we now have. But we have to be careful of a third party launch. Historically, when that happens it only benefits the democrats.  There are close to 11 democrat House members who are not going to run again. That opens the door for a third party candidate but it also opens the door for the GOP to win over independent voters.

That’s the task the GOP has to successfully accomplish. They have to prove to the American people that they are not the same old party of spend, spend and borrow.

Charles Krauthammer

A man who shoots abortion doctors is an extremist. An eco-fanatic who torches logging sites is an extremist. Abdulmutallab is not one of these. He is a jihadist. And unlike the guys who shoot abortion doctors, jihadists have cells all over the world; they blow up trains in London, nightclubs in Bali and airplanes over Detroit (if they can); and are openly pledged to war on America.

Any government can through laxity let someone slip through the cracks. But a government that refuses to admit that we are at war, indeed, refuses even to name the enemy — jihadist is a word banished from the Obama lexicon — turns laxity into a governing philosophy.

Charles Krauthammer/RealClearPolitics