Then and now — 2008 vs. 2014

2008 HoR map

2008 HoR map

2014 HoR map

114th Congress

Also see National Journal

On Friday, Pelosi said,
Pelosi

“I don’t consider it a wave. I think it’s an ebb — an ebbing of Democratic voters rather than a wave of Republican voters, because I don’t think the American people gave anybody a great big seal of approval.”

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Then how about a great big seal of disapproval?

RightRing | Bullright

Impeachment chorus adds another voice

Congressman: House would vote to impeach

And Charles Krauthammer calls Obama’s behavior ‘a high crime’

Bob Unruh  June 17, 2014 | WND

Another member of the U.S. House has joined the conversation about the possibility of impeaching President Obama for illegal activities, confirming his colleagues probably would vote for the move.

The comments come from Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., in an interview with radio host Gary Sutton.

“We have a president who has taken this to a new level. And it’s put us in a real … position where he’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, ignoring the laws, ignoring the checks and balances,” he said.

“The problem is, what do you do? … For those who say impeach him for breaking the laws or not enforcing the laws, you know. Could that pass, in the House? It probably, it probably could. Are the majority of American people in favor of impeaching President Obama? I’m not sure,” he said.

He cited the recent primary election loss for House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va.

“I think what happened in Virginia is what you’re going to start seeing around the country. … They’re going to look at their specific member of Congress and their own U.S. senator. If they don’t feel you’re standing up for them, they’re going to throw you out and they’re going to send somebody else there.”

He said there never before has been a primary election defeat for a House majority leader.

“There’s a big message here,” he said. “People in Washington better pay close attention.”

The fact that Washington has serious problems was confirmed by Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer.

Referencing the White House claim that IRS emails sought by investigators looking into harassment of tea party and conservatives were “lost,” he said, “These guys are living on a different planet.”

He said computer experts said they are retrievable, but the Obama administration doesn’t want people to see them.

“Nixon lost 18 minutes. Obama now has lost two years of email,” he said. “One thing that people don’t remember, the second article of impeachment for Richard Nixon was the abuse of the IRS to pursue political enemies. This is a high crime. This is not a triviality.”

The Big List

The idea of impeachment has become a daily topic across America recently, and a big list reveals the sentiment.

Jeanine Pirro, host of the Fox News show “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” recently blasted Obama for his “impeachable” handling of various situations.

SEE – long article

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/congressman-house-would-vote-to-impeach/

Good article, my brain can only handle so much truth at once. Where is the momentum?

Danger ahead for Dems

POLITICO poll shows mounting danger for Dems


By ALEXANDER BURNS | 5/19/14 | Politico

President Barack Obama’s job approval slump and voters’ entrenched wariness of his health care law are dogging Democrats ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, and Republicans have captured a lead in the areas home to the year’s most competitive races, according to a new POLITICO poll.

In the congressional districts and states where the 2014 elections will actually be decided, likely voters said they would prefer to vote for a Republican over a Democrat by 7 points, 41 percent to 34 percent. A quarter of voters said they were unsure of their preference.

Among these critical voters, Obama’s job approval is a perilous 40 percent, and nearly half say they favor outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Sixty percent say they believe the debate over the law is not over, compared with 39 percent who echo the president’s position and say the ACA debate has effectively concluded.

Both Obama’s job approval and the partisan ballot matchup are markedly more negative for Democrats in this poll than other national surveys — a reflection of the political reality that the midterm campaign is being fought on turf that is more challenging for Democrats than the nation as a whole.

But none of those issues comes close to approaching health care as a major concern for midterm voters. Nearly nine in 10 respondents said that the health care law would be important to determining their vote, including 49 percent who said it would be very important.

By comparison, only 28 percent said that immigration reform was “very important” to determining their vote, and 16 percent who said the same of male-female income disparity.

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/politico-poll-shows-mounting-danger-for-dems-106814.html#ixzz32BzwSwYJ

“Forward” seems to be reverse for Dems.

If elections were held today: 41% versus 34% would vote for Republicans. Even of the 25% who didn’t know which they’d vote for, 21% vs. 16% leaned in favor of Republicans.

And whatever Harry Reid is doing must be working. 😀 Or as Lost in Space said:

Obama’s shutdown letter to government

Obama sent this letter to government employees. In it he says

“You do all this in a political climate that, too often in recent years, has treated you like a punching bag. You have endured three years of a federal pay freeze, harmful sequester cuts, and now, a shutdown of our government. …None of this is fair to you.

This shutdown was completely preventable. It should not have happened. And the House of Representatives can end it as soon as it follows the Senate’s lead, and funds your work in the United States Government without trying to attach highly controversial and partisan measures in the process.

So while the budget fights in Washington are too often partisan, your service to the country should never be.[There’s a whopper]

…And I will do everything in my power to get the House of Representative to allow our government to reopen as quickly as possible, and receive the pay that you have earned. “

Can you count the lies in just the last statement? Could he politicize this government any more than he has? – something he should never do.

He told CNBC, on the debt ceiling:

“this time I think Wall Street should be concerned,” Obama said….”When you have a situation in which a faction is willing to default on U.S. obligations, then we are in trouble,” Obama said.

He claims he bent over backwards in his presidency to work with Republicans and kept his rhetoric low, deliberately. Then he added that Republicans are threatening to “burn the house down”. He cannot go a paragraph without contradicting himself as the hypocrite in chief.

We were “in trouble” the minute America elected a radical to the highest office, and have been stuck there ever since.