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Tonight on the New CNN John King Show……

[ King and Erickson….]

Well SE’s favorite person Erick Erickson from RedState was a guess commentator…….King started Erickson of on the poll numbers against the Healthcare Bill……Erickson went on to say that Democrats should be afraid of the numbers against the bill for November…..

I guess he wasn’t aware of the just released CNN poll, huh?

He then went into the Michal Steele money problem story……Erickson let the GOP have it stating that the story for the Republican’s was actually worst then initially reported……it seems the report UNDER-estiamated the amount of money spent…and that the party the money was spent on wasn’t  the ‘party’…but the ‘after-party!’…..

Whew…he just took out everybody!…….

Note: Pete Dominic ( the standup comedian ) from POTUS on XM Radio (‘Standup with Pete Dominic ‘) also has been doing ‘man in the street’ stuff for King’s show…..

Here’s a link to the Steele story……

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | 5 Comments

Obama gets his bump……

From PoliticalWire……

Obama Approval Jumps

Here’s the bump we were asking about: The latest CNN/Opinion Research pollshows President Obama’s approval rating up five points in the last two weeks — from 46% to 51%.

“Health care appears to be behind the jump in Obama’s overall rating. While the president’s ratings on the economy and foreign affairs remained static over the past week, his numbers on how he’s dealing with health care rose five points to 45 percent, although a majority still disapprove of how he’s handling the issue.”

Maybe the initial polls where too soon?

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , | Leave a comment

NCAA Women's College Basketball Championship Final Four…..Baylor beats Duke…

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, No. 42 at right, celebrated with teammates including Melissa Jones, No. 5, after Baylor beat Duke 51-48 in the NCAA Memphis Regional championship.

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, No. 42 at right, celebrated with teammates including Melissa Jones, No. 5, after Baylor beat Duke 51-48 in the NCAA Memphis Regional championship.

Well the Duke women didn’t make it….ah, shucks!

Celebrated freshman Brittney Griner caught a pass, spun around and hit a short jumper with 45 seconds left to propel fourth-seeded Baylor to a 51-48 win over No. 2 seed Duke on Monday night for its second trip ever to the Final Four.

Duke led the entire second half and held a 46-38 advantage with 4:59 left before a pair of free throws by Kimetria Hayden launched a 13-2 run for the Lady Bears (27-9).

Hayden, also a freshman, stole an inbounds pass by Joy Cheek and dished it to Melissa Jones for a layup with 2:10 left that pulled the Lady Bears within one. Jones, who finished with 10 points, also hit a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left, forcing Duke (30-6) to scramble.

Two 3-point attempts by Cheek in the last 17 seconds bounced off the rim as the Blue Devils’ shot at their first Final Four since 2006 slipped away.

Baylor’s men’s team lost to Duke 78-71 on Sunday in the South Regional final. It was the first time ever that there had been the same regional final matchup in both brackets since the women’s tournament began during the 1981-82 season, according to STATS LLC.

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Sports, Travel, Updates, Women | , | 1 Comment

NCAA Women’s College Basketball Championship Final Four…..Baylor beats Duke…

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, No. 42 at right, celebrated with teammates including Melissa Jones, No. 5, after Baylor beat Duke 51-48 in the NCAA Memphis Regional championship.

Baylor’s Brittney Griner, No. 42 at right, celebrated with teammates including Melissa Jones, No. 5, after Baylor beat Duke 51-48 in the NCAA Memphis Regional championship.

Well the Duke women didn’t make it….ah, shucks!

Celebrated freshman Brittney Griner caught a pass, spun around and hit a short jumper with 45 seconds left to propel fourth-seeded Baylor to a 51-48 win over No. 2 seed Duke on Monday night for its second trip ever to the Final Four.

Duke led the entire second half and held a 46-38 advantage with 4:59 left before a pair of free throws by Kimetria Hayden launched a 13-2 run for the Lady Bears (27-9).

Hayden, also a freshman, stole an inbounds pass by Joy Cheek and dished it to Melissa Jones for a layup with 2:10 left that pulled the Lady Bears within one. Jones, who finished with 10 points, also hit a pair of free throws with 26 seconds left, forcing Duke (30-6) to scramble.

Two 3-point attempts by Cheek in the last 17 seconds bounced off the rim as the Blue Devils’ shot at their first Final Four since 2006 slipped away.

Baylor’s men’s team lost to Duke 78-71 on Sunday in the South Regional final. It was the first time ever that there had been the same regional final matchup in both brackets since the women’s tournament began during the 1981-82 season, according to STATS LLC.

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Sports, Travel, Updates, Women | , | 1 Comment

CD…Texas Political Convention Dates……..

Guys, don’t forget to post this:

Texas Democrats are holding their convention in Corpus Christi from June 24-26th.
http://www.txdemocrats.org/

Texas Republicans will hold their convention at the Dallas Convention Center from June 11-12th.
http://www.txgop.org/

Done!

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, CD @ PolitcalDog, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Daniel…..South Dakota House At-Large: Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D-SD) now in a Toss-Up Race with Secretary of State Chris Nelson (R-SD) new Poll shows….

Evening Dog!

South Dakota Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D-SD) is now in a Toss-Up Race a new Survey in the State shows. Herseth-Sandlin now leads Secretary of State Chris Nelson (R-SD) by only 2 Points. A month ago she was ahead by 8 Points.

Rasmussen Survey

South Dakota U. S. House of Representatives

General Election

Incumbent U. S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D)  44 %
Secretary of State Chris Nelson (R)  42 %
Others  6 %
Undecided  9 %

Incumbent U. S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D)  46 %
State Representative Kristi Noeam (R)  35 %
Others  8 %
Undecided  10 %

Incumbent U. S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D)  45 %
State Representative Blake Curd (R)  33 %
Others  8 %
Undecided  14 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.hersethforcongress.org/
http://www.nelsonforsd.com/
http://www.curdforcongress.com/

Note: Rasmussen is likely going to release a Governor Poll for South Dakota and with that you’ll get the Approvals.

Analysis:

First Pomeroy, now Herseth-Sandlin. To be honest with you I didn’t expect those kind of Numbers particular because Herseth-Sandlin voted AGAINST Obamas Health Care Bill. Still she is in a Toss-Up Race with the SoS. That doesn’t bode well for her over the next 8 months.

Daniel G.

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 3 Comments

Daniel…..Quick Florida Mason/Dixon Poll Governor race Numbers……

Comment:
Mason/Dixon Poll Florida

McCollum (R) 49 %
Sink (D) 34 %
Undecided  17 %

GOP Primary

McCollum  64 %
Dockery  9 %
Undecided  27 %

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/mar/29/mccollum-widens-lead-over-sink-governors-race/news-politics/

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , | 5 Comments

Daniel……New York Senate Special: New Marist Poll spells some HUGE Trouble for Gillibrand EVEN without Pataki…..

Hello Dog!

A new Statewide Survey in the Empire State spells some huge Trouble for Junior Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). True this isn’t reflected in the Head-to-Head Match-Ups BUT if you have only a 27 %!!! Job Approvals you’re in some serious dudu. So even if Pataki doesn’t run (which as of now doesn’t seem likely) DON’T COUNT OUT other Candidates like Bruce Blakeman (R-NY).

2008 Recap: Who would have thought then Senator Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) would lose against a little known State Senator named Kay Hagan (D-NC)? Candidates do matter and if you run a decent Campaign you can still win even if you’re the UNDERDOG.

Marist Research Survey

New York Senate Special 2010

Republican Primary (with Pataki)

George Pataki  62 %
Joseph DioGuardi  7 %
Bruce Bakeman  4 %
David Malpass  2 %
Daniel Senor  2 % (Note: Senor dropped out last week)
Undecided  23 %

Republican Primary (without Pataki)

Joseph DioGuardi  18 %
Bruce Blakeman  10 %
David Malpass  9 %
Daniel Senor  4 % (Note: Senor dropped out last week)
Undecided  59 %

General Election

Former New York Governor George Pataki (R)  47 %
Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  45 %
Undecided  8 %

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  54 %
Attorney Bruce Blakeman (R)  25 %
Undecided  21 %

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  54 %
Former U. S. Rep. Joseph DioGuardi (R)  27 %
Undecided  19 %

Incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)  54 %
Economist David Malpass (R)  25 %
Undecided  21 %

Major Candidates Websites (Links):

http://www.kirstengillibrand.com/home

http://blakeman2010.com

http://www.truthingovernment.org (DioGuardi )

Job Approvals

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  53 %
Disapprove  47 %

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

Approve  27 %
Disapprove  51 %

Senator Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D)

Approve  51 %
Disapprove  45 %

Full Results at:

Note: Remainder: May I say to you that Cuomo still isn’t in the Governor Race so plenty of time for Pataki to decide.

Analysis:

This doesn’t look good for Gillibrand with a 27 % JA EVEN if she leads DioGuardi & Blakeman by around 20 Points. That can disappear very fast once a Campaign gets started. AND until Pataki goes before CAMERA and says NO I’m still hopeful. The Filling Deadline in New York isn’t until June 14th.

Daniel G.

Daniel….I TOLD YOU…..I TOLD YOU….ITOLD YOU!…she is not the best candidate the Democrats could have……I am not at all surprised…she may win…but she is going be skating on very thin ice till November 5th……

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , | 21 Comments

Has Mitt Romney's history tied him to Healthcare?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's signature achievement from his Beacon Hill tenure has become something he’s now defending rather than touting.

[ Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s signature achievement from his Beacon Hill (Mass.)  tenure has become something he’s now defending rather than touting. ]

A lot of people don’t know the fact that Massachusetts under Romney’s governorship had a comprehensive healthcare program put into place…..While Romeny was Governor the program was trend setting…..Now Romeny has come out forcefully against the just passed Federal Healthcare Bill……Hummmmm?

In the days immediately before and after passage of the landmark health care reform billMitt Romney responded so forcefully as to suggest his own political fate is tied to the new law.

It may well be.

Just as health care, or “Obamacare,” as it is derided on the right, hangs over this year’s midterm elections, it is already casting a shadow on the 2012 presidential contest — and its GOP front-runner. What was once thought to be an asset for Romney, his passage as Massachusetts governor of a health care mandate for the state’s residents, now poses a potentially serious threat to his White House hopes.

The prospect of a larger government role in health care has become so toxic among conservatives that Romney’s principal calling card from his Beacon Hill tenure has become something he’s now defending rather than touting.

While the first primary contest of the presidential race is still just under two years away, and Romney hasn’t officially made his intentions known, the quandary has already become reminiscent of the predicament then-Sen. Hillary Clinton grappled with in the run-up to the 2008 race.

Having supported the 2002 congressional resolution that the Democratic Party’s base viewed as giving President Bush a free hand to invade Iraq, Clinton and her top advisers spent years debating how to address what became a definitional issue in the primary.

More……..

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | 9 Comments

Has Mitt Romney’s history tied him to Healthcare?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's signature achievement from his Beacon Hill tenure has become something he’s now defending rather than touting.

[ Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s signature achievement from his Beacon Hill (Mass.)  tenure has become something he’s now defending rather than touting. ]

A lot of people don’t know the fact that Massachusetts under Romney’s governorship had a comprehensive healthcare program put into place…..While Romeny was Governor the program was trend setting…..Now Romeny has come out forcefully against the just passed Federal Healthcare Bill……Hummmmm?

In the days immediately before and after passage of the landmark health care reform billMitt Romney responded so forcefully as to suggest his own political fate is tied to the new law.

It may well be.

Just as health care, or “Obamacare,” as it is derided on the right, hangs over this year’s midterm elections, it is already casting a shadow on the 2012 presidential contest — and its GOP front-runner. What was once thought to be an asset for Romney, his passage as Massachusetts governor of a health care mandate for the state’s residents, now poses a potentially serious threat to his White House hopes.

The prospect of a larger government role in health care has become so toxic among conservatives that Romney’s principal calling card from his Beacon Hill tenure has become something he’s now defending rather than touting.

While the first primary contest of the presidential race is still just under two years away, and Romney hasn’t officially made his intentions known, the quandary has already become reminiscent of the predicament then-Sen. Hillary Clinton grappled with in the run-up to the 2008 race.

Having supported the 2002 congressional resolution that the Democratic Party’s base viewed as giving President Bush a free hand to invade Iraq, Clinton and her top advisers spent years debating how to address what became a definitional issue in the primary.

More……..

March 29, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , | 9 Comments