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White House Admits Possible GOP Takeover of House

Updated on June 25, 2011

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White House Admits the Unthinkable

White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs glumly admitted on NBC's "Meet the Press" talk show Sunday of a possible GOP takeover of the House of Representatives. Gibbs stated with so many House seats up for play (all 435 are up for play every two years), the potential certainly exists for a GOP takeover. Gibbs stated voters are frustrated and tired of a stalled economy and a joblessness that hovers around 10%. Thirty-six Senate seats are also up for grabs on November 2, 2010.

Gibbs was simply stating the obvious that so many other polling data companies are now reporting. This includes Democrats own polling company ran by the much respected Charlie Cook. Mr. Cook has warned his Democratic colleagues to expect a "Hurricane GOP" in November of this year. Gallup and Rasmussen have been reporting the same for the past month. Democrats consider both biased toward the GOP. There is no way they can cast that label to their own polling company led by a respected polling analyst. What is simply amazing is that Democrats are stunned at this transition from just 18 short months ago. 18 months ago Obama and the Democrats could do no wrong. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a Republican who would criticize Obama and the Democrats. Now, members of Obama's own Democratic Party, those on the left and those on the far left , criticize him. Republicans show no reluctance to blast Obama without mercy. Of course, there are still Democrats who will pull the crumpled "race card" when this happens. But, it has little to no effect now. Obama has gone to the edge. His own leftists elite are pushing him over the cliff's edge. Amazingly, Obama seems oblivious to what is happening all around him. He is surrounded by "Yes Men " who believe in the socialist agenda. They have led him to the precipice of presidential disaster. Let's examine, briefly, how this all came about.

"Take my wife...please. " Some could use that old Henny Youngman line with the much hated "Health Care Reform " bill passed with backroom deals, payoffs, bribes and earmarks. The bill itself was bad enough. The manner in which it was passed was unforgivable in the eyes of the American people. Rasmussen reported on July 5th that a clear 60% (nearly two-thirds) of the American people want HCR repealed. This is a disastrous message for Democrats. Even worse, of that number, 49% strongly favor repeal. This is a hurdle the Democratic Party cannot overcome in four short months. There is ananger that Democrats underestimated. President Obama either doesn't give a damn or doesn't understand Americans did not want this farce of a bill. I suspect he will understand after November 2, 2010.

Then we have all the bank bailouts, automotive company bailouts, "stimulus spending ," deficit spending on virtually everything. Mix this in with Cap and Tax (which no one wants), the highly unpopular DOJ decision not to prosecute the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, Obama bowing to every tin horn dictator around the world, currying to Islamic "moderates ," his support of amnesty for illegals/lawsuit against Arizona and you have a recipe for one of the worst beatings in American political history. Again, either Obama doesn't care or does not understand the anger across the nation. It may just be both.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There is so much I could say about this. But, I've already said it in other hubs, here, here and here. The Obama Administration made an amateur response to an ecological disaster. His many defenders (who are growing fewer in number as I type) say the fire oil booms would not have mattered. It was too late after the explosion for the booms to have helped. Tell that to the hundreds or thousands of dead dolphins, sharks, pelicans, etc. Skimmers? Who the hell needs oil skimmers when the wetlands, dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans and herons can all soak up the oil themselves? The 13 nations who offered their professional assistance were basically told to go practice the Dick Cheney method of safe sex. Late in the game, the President of the United States inner light bulb came on after more than two months of oil spill in the gulf. He figured out, "Hey, maybe someone else has a better idea. " Too little, too late, Mr. President.

You don't hear much about "hope and change " these days from Democrats. There is a good reason for this. Obama held so much hope that there would be real change in D.C. Instead, we not only have seen the status quo surpassed, we have seen corruption on a scale that would have embarrassed Richard Nixon. What about the Sestak offer of a bribe to drop out of the PA Senate race? Atty General Eric Holder doesn't think it is worth pursuing. But, I suspect a GOP dominated House will be more willing to look into it this...and quite possibly, Eric Holder himself. I've lived a long time. I remember the corruption of the Nixon Administration quite vividly. But, I feel it is safe to say his administration "dirty tricks" pale in comparison to what is going on in the Obama Administration. All this will come to a head after November. I don't see the GOP winning the Senate. But, if anything more comes out about the BP Oil Spill mismanagement by the Obama Administration, if the NBP case continues to spiral out of control, if Sestak comes clean before November, then all bets are off. Obama will have no one to blame but himself. Like Pogo, Obama has met the enemy, and he is OBAMA.


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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    eovery, I hope people are over voting for a person just because they can give a good speech. This time I hope we vote for substance instead of fluff.

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    eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

    I hope the people actually do their homework before going to the poll, instead of just voting like last time, and not even know what the candidate stands for. If they do not do their homework, I would rather they stay home, because they are just sheep at that time.

    Keep on hubbing!

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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Ummm....LRC? I knew that was a liberal site disputing Charlie Cook as a Democratic Party operative. This is well known (I thought). I stated there is no way you guys can go against him and say he was biased. Thus the link show a liberal castigating Charlie Cook. I'll be a little more straight forward next time so you won't be confused.

    Petra, I couldn't agree with you more. Democrat, Republican or Independent, you need to go to the polls and vote.

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    Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

    November will be interesting IF people will acctually go to vote - many have lost hope and I can see why. It will also be interesting to see if the count is not mess up with as it happened more than once in local and general elections.

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    LRCBlogger 7 years ago

    David, no point in us arguing back and forth over which party will control congress in November. We will just have to wait and see. I will point out that your links are to an opinion blog. Further, did you actually read them? The headlines were a catch title, you'll see that the opinion is Dems will control congress.

    Lol, check your sources...if you are willing to believe anything put into print, I have a website that will sell you a rolex for only $100.

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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    So, what is your point? TWO months ago it showed people favored HCR. I didn't see that in the poll. But, I'm sure you wouldn't make that up. As we grow closer to election day, people are coming against it, especially as more comes to light. Does that bother you? The polls back up my statement that reconciliation was unpopular. Since this is my hub, I can make any statement I wish. Freedom of speech still exists under the Obama Admin...or am I wrong on that as well?

    I'm not going to defend Bush. I'll let the Obama zombies continue to attack him. It is all you have left in your arsenal. Tarp was initiated by Bush. But, Obama pushed for it after taking office and went for TARP II Are you researching any of your propaganda? But, I can understand your being upset. If I was a Democrat today, I'd be worried about November also. Democrats are going to get their asses handed to them. This is assuming, of course, Obama allows an election in November. We'll see.

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    Texasbeta 7 years ago

    This is a joke. First of all, in the very poll article you list, it states that 2 months ago, 63% were in favor of the health care bill. Second, you state that the reconciliation method used was "unforgivable in the eyes of the American people...", which is ridiculous. Who are you to make that call? Do you even know other times when reconciliation was used? It was the key when Republicans used it for the 1986 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) contained health care provisions. Republicans also used it on Senate again used reconciliation to pass the Marriage Tax Relief Reconciliation Act 2000. Tax Relief Reconciliation Act 2000, which was also vetoed by Clinton. At the time the use of the reconciliation procedure to pass such bills was controversial. During the administration of President George W. Bush, Congress used reconciliation to enact three major tax cuts. Shall we go on? You then mention the bank bailouts, referring to TAARP. TAARP was a Bush plan, written by the Bush administration with the beginnings of it enactment under the Bush administration. Are you researching any of this?

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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    LRC, where do you see optimism for Democrats holding onto the House??? The Democrats own pollster, Charlie Cook, which I linked above and will link again, is telling his collegaues to prepare for "Hurricane GOP Every poll is pointing toward a GOP takeover in November of this year.

    GOP accomplishments? How does a minority party make any major accomplishments? Major accomplishment by the Democrats is the much hated HCR bill. That bill is so hated that nearly two-thirds (60%) want it repealed. Again, I linked that above. How about that 10% unemployment? Is that a major accomplishment that Democrats will discuss this campaign season? Oh, I forgot..."it is George W. Bush's fault." Keep telling yourselves that. The American people are tuned out to you.

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    LRCBlogger 7 years ago

    Dems may lose some seats but will still have the majority in house and senate. The public opinion of Dems is very low but not nearly as bad as the public opinion of the GOP. People are tired of division, lies, rhetoric, mis-information, etc. Your not going to see a big change in November from the way congress is controlled now.

    GOP also has zero accomplishments to point to. Your going to hear the Dems talking non stop about the new 'patients bill of rights' under HC reform, the reigning in of wall street, etc. GOP will counter with negative attack ads but end result will be that the radical conservatives will be left out of politics.

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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    breakfastpop, the Dems are in big trouble. Most of them realize it. The Anointed One appears to be among the few who think everything is going to be just fine. I hope he keeps thinking that way.

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    The Dems will lose big providing the election thugs don't skew the results!

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    Writer David 7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Tony, I think even Democrats...the ones who are not hardcore socialists, are tired of the Bush excuse. It's time for the Obamas to "man up" and accept responsiblity of out of control spending and a deficit that threatens this nation's very security.

    eovery, the good thing about Democrats is that you can always count on them to self-destruct. I knew they would overreach once they got in power. But, I was surprised at how quickly they went insane with power. Rush was right, power has driven the Democrats mad.

    sheila, we won't know the full story on voter intimidation during 2008 until Republicans take control of the House. I suspect after January you will see many people in the DOJ resign.

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    sheila b. 7 years ago

    And now we're learning about more intimidation at voting sites during the last election. I hope the republicans are planning to guard against that.

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    eovery 7 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

    Seems like every time you let the Democrats drive, they drive themselves off a cliff. Wow, How do you like that, President Obama?

    We are not going to let them have the keys back!!!

    Keep on hubbing!

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    tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

    Now come on David we all know all of this is Bush's fault ! And yes even Max Baucus a tried and true Democrat if there ever was one has come out in opposition to Obamas selection of Donald Berwick. The anger started with the Bush administration and rightfully so , however what is going on with this current administration almost makes Bush look good.

    The biggest problem with Democrats is they honestly believe they know better then the people they serve what is good for us. And as a result of not listening to the people they have sealed their fate , and deservedly so !

    Barney Frank , Chris Dodd , Pelosi , Reid , Rangel, are just a few of the names that makes peoples blood boil ! And I find it Interesting that Obama was in Chicago the day before Blagos trial started. But I am sure it was coincidence. Then again maybe not !


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