For Fat Duck Boy it’s a return to where he belongs – Indonesia. “Homecoming in Jakarta” swooned Politico, as the Fat Duck Boy took time to attack Israel while in the capital of Muslim Indonesia (Obama stayed silent on the UN declaring the tomb of Jewish matriarch Rachel a mosque). Welcome Home Barack.
For the Head Kook, it’s back up the tree to the land of Nuts. “Democrats will pounce in 2012” says the Head Kook – apparently unaware of the redistricting Hell to come in the House, the 23 Dimocrat Senate incumbents (including the #1 “hit” on our “List” Claire McCaskill) from Red states, and the deep unpopularity of Fat Duck Boy. Welcome back Home Kooks.
For George W. Bush, it’s back to the headlines and radio talk shows as well as back to attacks from Republicans and conservatives for some of the sensible things he did (with Hillary yet!) and attacks from Dimocrats for being the first and second Obama terms (“I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me.” says Bush). Welcome Home George!
For Hillary Clinton, it is Welcome Home to America (psst, Obama’s finally left so you don’t have to worry about being seen with that loser). It’s also a sort of Welcome Home to Sanity for America and Americans and Away From Celebrity Madness and Race-Baiting:
“Hillary Clinton would trounce fellow Democrat President Barack Obama by a 20-percentage-point margin in a head-to-head race for the presidency, according to a Newsmax/SurveyUSA poll conducted after Tuesday’s midterm elections. [snip]
The survey of 1,000 registered voters was conducted Nov. 3-4, after Republicans won the House and gained six seats in the Senate — results widely interpreted as a rejection of Obama and raising questions about whom the Democrats might field as a candidate in 2012.
In the poll, respondents were asked: “If there were an election for president of the United States today, and the only two names on the ballot were Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, whom would you vote for?”
The poll found that, overall, 60 percent of respondents chose Secretary of State Clinton, while 40 percent chose Obama.
There was virtually no difference between male and female respondents in the poll — 60 percent of women and 59 percent of men chose Clinton over Obama.
Older voters were more likely to vote for Clinton — 67 percent of respondents 65 and older and 60 percent of those 50 to 64 chose Clinton. But even among the youngest age group that was considered solid Obama territory, 18- to 34-year-olds, a majority of 54 percent opted for Clinton.
Clinton also polled strongly among Hispanic voters (55 percent), independents (60 percent), Republicans (74 percent) and conservatives (82 percent).
Obama polled strongest among blacks (65 percent) and liberals (55 percent).”
These numbers should be studied by the Head Kook and other Hopium Guzzlers because they spell out clearly what Obama faces in 2012 (President Obama Isolated Ahead Of 2012 writes Politico). These numbers, weakness with just about every demographic other than African-Americans, bode doom for Obama Dimocrats in 2012 as well.
“According to the National Conference on State Legislatures, Republicans gained about 125 seats in state senates and 550 seats in state houses — 675 seats in total. That gives them more seats than they’ve won in any year since 1928.
Republicans snatched control of about 20 legislative houses from Democrats — and by margins that hardly any political insiders expected. Republicans needed five seats for a majority in the Pennsylvania House and won 15; they needed four seats in the Ohio House and got 13; they needed 13 in the Michigan House and got 20; they needed two in the Wisconsin Senate and four in the Wisconsin House, and gained four and 14; they needed five in the North Carolina Senate and nine in the North Carolina House and gained 11 and 15.
All those gains are hugely significant in redistricting. When the 2010 Census results are announced next month, the 435 House seats will be reapportioned to the states, and state officials will draw new district lines in each state. [snip]
Republicans look to have a bigger advantage in this redistricting cycle than they’ve ever had before. It appears that in the states that will have more than five districts (you can make only limited partisan difference in smaller states), Republicans will control redistricting in 13 states with a total of 165 House districts and Democrats will have control in only four states with a total of 40 districts. You can add Minnesota (seven or eight districts) to the first list if the final count gives Republicans the governorship and New York (27 or 28 districts) to the second list if the final count gives Democrats the state Senate.”
These numbers are catastrophic (add New York to the Barone list as Republicans indeed have won the State Senate). The House will be Republican due to redistricting for years to come and the Senate appears to be a duck shoot with 23 Dimocratic targets in 2012. It’s either Dump Obama now or harvest more dead elections.
“Has Obsession Over A Primary Ever Lasted This Long?:
When in your lifetime can you remember such a large chunk of either political party obsessing over the losing candidate from the previous presidential primary two and a half years after the end of those primaries? Just an observation.
It’s not obsession. It’s not even that a great injustice has been committed. It’s something much, much bigger… it’s something very very uncomfortable, it’s something no one wants to discuss… it’s something we don’t want to discuss… and we’ll discuss it next time – as we return home to the being the teller of uncomfortable truths. Welcome Home Everybody.