Obama’s awful, terrible, catastrophically bad day

May 8, 2012
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It’s hard to see how today’s elections could have possibly gone better for conservatives:

There is no hope for Democrats in these results. None. Not even the smallest glimpse of a silver lining.

For Democrats, these results are worse than 2010. They show a continuation of that year’s tidal wave, with conservatives fired up and ready to punish Democrats and liberal causes.

If conservative passion can hold for another six months, Republicans can be expected to significantly outperform their poll numbers in November.

That should send a chill down the spine of all those Democrats who are merely tied with their Republican opponents right now. Being tied in the polls is no longer good enough. Democrats need a 5-10 point lead now to survive November.

And guess which Democrat presidential candidate is currently tied in the polls with his Republican challenger…

42 Responses to Obama’s awful, terrible, catastrophically bad day

  1. ken_phd on May 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Poli:

    Actually, I wish a couple of key states could have a marriage amendment on the ballot during the presidential race.

  2. JimMtnViewCaUSA on May 9, 2012 at 2:38 am

    Sure, Obama only got 80% of the Dem votes. But the Dem totals for statewide offices like Gov, Lt Gov and Pres matched or beat Repub totals. Cause for concern?

  3. Trent J. Telenko on May 9, 2012 at 4:16 am

    It ain’t over until the Presidential delegates vote and it is certified to Congress.

  4. Trent J. Telenko on May 9, 2012 at 4:17 am

    So much for 50% of adults being in favor of Gay Marriage.

  5. anonymous un-RINO on May 9, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Being tied in the polls is no longer good enough. Democrats need a 5-10 point lead now to survive November.

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    Huh? Is this part of the new RINO math or somethin’, Poli? I’ve never heard of such a calculus.

    Yes, yesterday’s results are excellent for we conservatives, but they are in direct conflict with you RINOs and your boy Willard, who loves gay marriage, is far to the Left of Lugar and as governor did the exact opposite of what Walker’s doing in Wisconsin.

  6. we conservatives on May 9, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Who is this tiresome crank un-RINO?

    Somebody wheel him back into his room.

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  8. anonymous un-RINO on May 9, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Well, butthurt RINO sockpuppet, we conservatives just wheeled one of your buddies back to his room yesterday. ;-)

  9. Mad Dog on May 9, 2012 at 5:09 am

    If there’s anyone who’s a product of a spore pod explosion, it’s James Carville.

  10. bob reminga on May 9, 2012 at 5:14 am

    The RINOs need to get on board with we Conservatives,and go in for the big win in November.
    After that, they can sit quietly in their rooms staring blissfully at their photos of Nelson Rockefeller.

  11. anonymous un-RINO on May 9, 2012 at 5:18 am

    The problem with that is that the RINOs have already saddled we conservatives with Willard, a lying progressive crapweasel.

    That’ll be the burden we have to carry. But the Congress is within reach, despite that handicap.

  12. Eric Jablow on May 9, 2012 at 5:22 am

    You should add the WV Democratic Primary result: Barack Obama 58%, Keith Judd 42%. Who is Keith Judd? Inmate #11593-051 at a Federal prison in Texas. That’s the level of Democratic enthusiasm for President Obama. He should worry.

  13. Roger Wilco on May 9, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Just remember, Republicans are running against Democrats so they have to win by greater than the margin of fraud.

    And, post-Lugar, I’m waiting to see what happens with Hatch in Utah. I’d like to think that American understand the key to success is lots of solid conservatives in both houses to keep Romney in line if he wins, and pose a serious impeachment threat to Obama if he wins.

  14. Rlynh on May 9, 2012 at 5:39 am

    The trick is to hold on until November. Things may look bad for the Democrats right now, but don’t underestimate their ability to pull an October surprise out of a hat. Or their capacity for vote fraud.

  15. […] ran a novelty primary challenge to Barack Obama — and came within 20 points of winning (via Polipundit): An obscure federal prison inmate gave President Obama an unexpected run for his money in the West […]

  16. jim on May 9, 2012 at 5:52 am

    As one of the vanishing breed of non-Paulite libertarians, I support gay marriage–but its rejection in North Carolina will certainly make president “I don’t support gay marriage but everyone assumes I’m lying” Obama squirm. That is, if his media bother to ask his opinion of that referendum.

  17. Dobby on May 9, 2012 at 5:54 am

    A Haiku….

    Obama has failed
    The worst President ever
    Jimmy Carter smiles!

  18. Al Reasin on May 9, 2012 at 5:57 am

    The MD legislature, with over double the Democrats over Republicans, passed a gay marriage law. Under our MD Constitution citizens can petition for a referendum to overturn non-tax bills. We succeeded with getting the passed MD Dream Act on the ballot and now are working on the gay marriage issue. The churches are heavily engaged in this effort. States with petition provisions in their constitutions should do the same. But I would imagine, as in MD, the petition info is available for opponents to use to intimidate collectors and signers. The legislature defeated my bill, SB91, introduced by a Republican Senator and two related bills by other members which offered privacy and intimidation protection for petition signers and collectors. Democrats don’t want privacy protection but also don’t want voter ID to protect against election fraud. This is ideological, not for voter or minority protection.

  19. gary l on May 9, 2012 at 6:26 am

    There is indeed a “glimmer of hope” for Democrats – they have a much improved shot at the Indiana Senate seat. Dems could never take out Lugar but Blue Dog Joe Donnelly, a charning and moderate candidate, has an excellent shot at beating Mourdock. ,

  20. sane_voter on May 9, 2012 at 6:36 am

    @JimMtnViewCaUSA

    NC historically has had more DEM registration than GOP, just like many Deep South states, even though they tend to be more conservative voters. Since NC has a closed primary, you can’t cross over to vote so it is not surprising that the DEM voters outnumber the GOP in the primary. The fact that the numbers are close and the DEMs had a much more closely contested Gov race to draw out voters staewide augers well for the GOP in Nov.

  21. sane_voter on May 9, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Mourdock wins by at least 10% in Indiana.

  22. MikeN on May 9, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Romney produced gay marriage on his own initiative in Mass, preferred Richard Lugar, and took no position on Kasich’s reform bill in Ohio. Hey, at least Obamacare wasn’t on the ballot!

  23. ATTILA on May 9, 2012 at 7:14 am

    jim on May 9, 2012 at 5:52 am said:
    As one of the vanishing breed of non-Paulite libertarians, I support gay marriage

    Using the power of the state to force recognition and sanction of sexual perversion is hardly a “libertarian” position.

  24. artist on May 9, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Good write up-Poli.

    Morrissey linked to this article.

  25. ATTILA on May 9, 2012 at 7:17 am

    “There couldn’t be a starker contrast on this issue than with Gov. Romney, who has funded efforts to roll back marriage laws in California and other places, who believes that we need a constitutional amendment banning the rights of gay couples to marry and would take us backward not forward,” Axelrod said.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/07/obama-campaign-hits-romney-on-gay-marriage-even-though-both-are-against-it/

  26. JimMtnViewCaUSA on May 9, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Thanks s_v!

  27. Bizman on May 9, 2012 at 7:19 am

    “Obama” had a bad day?

    Your obsession and ODS bleed out in every post don’t they?

  28. JimMtnViewCaUSA on May 9, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Obama had a bad day, America had a good day.
    It is kinda like a math problem, B’man, don’t puzzle yourself too much.

  29. ATTILA on May 9, 2012 at 7:28 am

    MikeN on May 9, 2012 at 6:52 am said:
    Romney produced gay marriage on his own initiative in Mass, preferred Richard Lugar, and took no position on Kasich’s reform bill in Ohio. Hey, at least Obamacare wasn’t on the ballot!

    Stop the lying bullshit. He did no such thing.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/anrdewkaczynski/mitt-romneys-crusade-against-gay-marriage

  30. ATTILA on May 9, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Bizman on May 9, 2012 at 7:19 am said:
    “Obama” had a bad day?
    Your obsession and ODS bleed out in every post don’t they

    Still indulging in a self administered colonoscopy I see.

  31. MikeN on May 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

    ATTILA, your link doesn’t work.
    Romney was the governor in Massachusetts, and on his authority he issued gay marriage licenses and reworded marriage applications in the state.

  32. shawn on May 9, 2012 at 8:58 am

    @JimMtnViewCaUSA: NC is a semi-open primary. Registration is roughly 44% Dem, 32% Rep, 24% unaffiliated. Independents get to choose their party on primary day. Considering that the state was Dem-run from Reconstruction up until last year, and that the Repub. race for gov was more or less locked up, that’s why you see more action on the Dem side of the ballots.

  33. ATTILA on May 9, 2012 at 9:04 am

    MikeN on May 9, 2012 at 8:40 am said:
    ATTILA, your link doesn’t work.
    Romney was the governor in Massachusetts, and on his authority he issued gay marriage licenses and reworded marriage applications in the state.

    more bullshit~~he opposed it all the way. The courts imposed it not romney.

  34. ATTILA on May 9, 2012 at 9:07 am
  35. ATTILA on May 9, 2012 at 9:09 am
  36. BeeLine on May 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

    You failed to also mention that a convicted felon sitting in a federal prison got over 42% of the Democrat primary vote in West Virginia against President Obama.

  37. anonymous un-RINO on May 9, 2012 at 10:01 am

    10 years ago, when Taxachusetts was debating an amendment to ban gay marriage, Willard came out strongly against the amendment.

    And yes, as governor, he was out ahead of the courts when those licenses were granted.

    You can also reference back to all the YouTube exposes where the lying flipflopper is exposed, on this and so much more.

    No sense in the RINOs trying to reinvent history. This guy is a lying progressive crapweasel. He was for it before he was against it, like Kerry.

  38. MikeN on May 9, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Under the Mass constitution, marriage is the purview of the legislature, ad gov has power to issue licenses on his own. The state Supreme Court said we leave it to the legislature to decide what to do.

  39. vince on May 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    What’s “conservative” about restricting an American’s right to get married? It’s hateful and repugnant.

    Mourdock will lose.

    Walker may win. Maybe not. Who cares?

    “Conservatives” destroyed this country. They blew up the budget, over-extended our military, expanded Medicare and love government just as much as Democrats. They’re just lying about it.

    Romney is a coward. Obama in a squeaker.

  40. richard40 on May 10, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Agree that the walker result is encouraging, and it appears he will win the recall big.
    Agree that the N Carolina vote indicates they will not go for Obama this time, unlike 2008.
    The Mourdock result could be a mixed blessing, since he might have a harder time in the general than Lugar would have, although if he does win the general, as I think he will, we will have knocked off another rhino.

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