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Campus Question – November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012

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Campus Question – November 28, 2012

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A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that 60% of Americans favor repealing the Bush tax cuts for incomes over $250,000, a position that Speaker John Boehner rejected in a meeting with House Republicans yesterday. Meanwhile, RedState‘s Erick Erickson is considering a Senate primary to Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), tweeting “If I were a senator I’d object to every [unanimous consent], until Obamacare was repealed. Shut down the Senate lest they shut down America.” Does the Republican Party require inability to read polls?

8 Responses to “Campus Question – November 28, 2012”

  1. NCrissieB Says:

    Today on Campus

    Morning Feature – Winning Progressive with Mitch McConnell, Crocodile Tears, and Filibuster Reform
    Furthermore! – The Squirrel with “I think paying $40,000 a year should give me that basic right”
    Midday Matinee – addisnana with Parking Lot Designs
    Our Earth at 8pm ET – Doha Climate Talks Continue

  2. Norbrook Says:

    I think not only can’t they read polls, they’re existing in a separate reality. One would think after the hard knock this election gave them that “the bubble” would have seriously cracked, but apparently they’ve been busy with spackle and are now installing armor plating. :cry:

  3. NCrissieB Says:

    Based on their shock, shock I say that President Obama won the election – as every poll aggregate model predicted – the GOP membership application must include an Innumeracy Clause. Or not….

    The polls also showed that more people voted for Democratic than Republican candidates for the U.S. House. Republicans retained their House majority through gerrymandering after the 2010 Census, creating more ‘safe’ Republican districts. In electoral terms, the winners of the GOP primaries will win those House seats …

    … and national polls and national elections mean nothing in House primary races. To keep their seats, House Republicans must win their primaries … and GOP primary voters are far to the right of the overall electorate.

    Polls of GOP primary voters – not national elections or national polls – set the decision matrix for House Republicans. They’re going to dig in and fight because they’ll lose their seats in 2014 if they don’t.

  4. addisnana Says:

    I’m not a Saxby Chambliss fan after his dirty campaign against Max Clelland.

    Maybe as the Senate considers changing the filibuster rule, they should think about adding a “time out” for Senators behaving badly. As for Republicans, I become more puzzled every day. :roll:

  5. Jim W Says:

    “Polls” rank behind ‘fact check” in Republican requirements.

    Interesting article from the Republican give away. The end of K street.