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Friday, October 29, 2010

The Latest from the Tea Party Express Tour IV

Election Poll Predicts Republican Blow-Out

A national pre-election survey of over 14,000 likely voters conducted by the non-partisan organization, The Free Enterprise Nation, indicates that Republicans and independents will participate in a massive turnout on November 2, resulting in a Republican avalanche.

Poll conducted October 21 to October 27- See Full Poll Results at

Total of Voters Who Identify Themselves As Independent- 33%

"The high number of independents was pretty unexpected," said James MacDougald, President of The Free Enterprise Nation. "We had always believed that Independents represented 20% rather than 33% of the electorate."
Most Pressing Issue For Voters

1. Unemployment- 51%

2. Federal Deficit- 32%

3. Healthcare Reform, Social Issues, War in Afghanistan- 17%

Are You Financially Better Off Than Last Year?

1. No- 86%

2. Yes- 14%

MacDougald reported that voters of both major parties as well as Independents agreed that Unemployment is the leading issue of the day. There was also common ground among all poll participants when the grand majority agreed that they were no better off financially than last year.

"Favor" or "Oppose" the Repeal of the Recently Passed Healthcare Reform Legislation

1. Democrats- 82% Oppose repeal

2. Independents- 75% Favor repeal

3. Republicans- 95% Favor repeal

Here the common ground between the two major political parties ended, as opinions on the new Healthcare Reform Law fell clearly along party lines.

What surprised MacDougald and other analysts was that the Independents' answers to key questions such as this were often indistinguishable from those of the Republican respondents.

"What is really remarkable," said MacDougald, "is that this election is beginning to look like the opposite of 2008. With this poll, we saw a very high degree of participation by the age group that is 50 or over, and very low participation by those under 35. We believe that these levels of participation will be mirrored at the polls next Tuesday."

Who Is Most Responsible For the Current Weak Economy

1. Republicans- 95% blame President Obama and Congress

2. Democrats- 89% blame President Bush, Wall Street, and big corporations

3. Independents- 68% blame President Obama and Congress

"The problem for Democrats," says MacDougald, "is that Bush, Wall Street, and big corporations are not on the ballot next Tuesday, but Congress is. And that's bad news for the Democrats."

The Free Enterprise Nation is a non-partisan member-based organization representing American employees and businesses in the private sector.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Documents Show WMDs Found in Iraq

Anyone who has listened to my show or read my blog over the years will know that I have reported on this on several occasions.  But here's more evidence to back up my claims !

WikiLeaks’ newly-released Iraq war documents reveal that for years afterward, U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction.

An initial glance at the WikiLeaks war logs doesn’t reveal evidence of some massive WMD program by the Saddam Hussein regime — the Bush administration’s most (in)famous rationale for invading Iraq. But chemical weapons, especially, did not vanish from the Iraqi battlefield. Remnants of Saddam’s toxic arsenal, largely destroyed after the Gulf War, remained. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict — and may have brewed up their own deadly agents.
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In August 2004, for instance, American forces surreptitiously purchased what they believed to be containers of liquid sulfur mustard, a toxic “blister agent” used as a chemical weapon since World War I. The troops tested the liquid, and “reported two positive results for blister.” The chemical was then “triple-sealed and transported to a secure site” outside their base. …

Nearly three years later, American troops were still finding WMD in the region. An armored Buffalo vehicle unearthed a cache of artillery shells “that was covered by sacks and leaves under an Iraqi Community Watch checkpoint. “The 155mm rounds are filled with an unknown liquid, and several of which are leaking a black tar-like substance.” Initial tests were inconclusive. But later, “the rounds tested positive for mustard.”

53% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 46% Say Repeal Likely

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 53% of Likely U.S. voters favor repeal of the health care law, including 43% who Strongly Favor repeal. Forty-two percent (42%) oppose repeal of the bill, with 32% who are Strongly Opposed. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Since Democrats in Congress passed the law in late March, support for repeal has ranged from a low of 53% to a high of 63%.

But now 46% of voters say it is at least somewhat likely the law will be repealed, up six points from earlier this month and the highest level measured since tracking of the question began in April. Still, that includes just 13% who say it’s Very Likely the law will be repealed.

Forty-five percent (45%) say it is not very likely the law will repealed, showing no change from earlier this month.

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Poll: Barney Frank leads Sean Bielat by 13 percent

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) leads his Republican opponent by 13 percent with eight days left in the campaign.

Forty-six percent of likely voters in Massachusetts's 4th congressional district have said they would vote to reelect Frank, while 33 percent said they'd support GOP candidate Sean Bielat, according to a new University of New Hampshire survey, conducted for The Boston Globe.

Eleven percent said they were undecided, while 10 percent of likely voters said they'd back someone else.

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Papers Back Bush Claims of Iran Role in Iraq War

The largest unauthorized disclosure of classified government documents in U.S. history confirms a long-standing assertion of President George W. Bush at the start of the 2007 troop surge: Iran was orchestrating one side of the Iraqi insurgency.

Field reports made public by the website WikiLeaks on Friday show that U.S. military intelligence agencies had many strands of evidence revealing that Iran provided paramilitary training to Shiite Muslim insurgents at the height of the civil war in Iraq.

"This confirms the degree of operational involvement the Iranian Revolutionary Guard used in anti-U.S. operations in Iraq," said Kenneth Katzman, a Gulf affairs specialist at the Congressional Research Service. "It confirms the degree to which Iran was involved in operations that directly targeted U.S. forces."
In September 2007, Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, proposed a resolution condemning the Iranian role in subversion in Iraq. The amendment called for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps to be officially designated a foreign terrorist group, something Mr. Bush did in 2008.

Barack Obama, as a Democratic senator from Illinois, opposed the resolution at the time but also used the vote in support of the measure by Hillary Rodham Clinton, then a Democratic senator from New York, to attack her anti-war credentials during public debate in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses.

In a letter to Iowa voters from October 2007, Mr. Obama said the resolution was dangerous because "George Bush and Dick Cheney could use this language to justify keeping our troops in Iraq as long as they can point to a threat from Iran. And because they could use this language to justify an attack on Iran as a part of the ongoing war in Iraq."

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Independents siding with GOP

Republicans are on the verge of broad wins next week for one big reason: independent voters are ready to boot Democrats from office, according to a new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll.

Expressing deep dissatisfaction with President Obama’s policies and performance, independents have increasingly sided with conservatives in the belief that government grew too large, too fast under Obama—and that it can no longer be trusted. In the final pre-election Battleground Poll, Republicans hold a 14-point edge among independents and lead overall, 47 percent to 42 percent, in the generic ballot match up.

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