Charlie Cook Hits The Panic Button

2009 September 18
by MFG

Well known Democratic polling sycophant Charlie Cook tries to wake up his party about the 2010 catastrophe to come

If a Democratic whore like Cook is hyperventilating, imagine how bad things REALLY are…

From The National Journal

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  1. 2009 September 18 4:25 pm
    justrand permalink

    as it stands right now he is correct! I see the chances of the Republicans taking back the House as now better than 50/50.

    The Dems are doing their part to sef-destruct. The danger now is the Republicans…and THEIR penchant to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory! The Republicans are benefitting from the Tea Parties and the Town Halls. I just hope they don’t squander that!

    Two other “players”:
    (1) the media…they are going to go BERSERK fighting for the Dems.
    (2) Mark Lloyd

    WE need to all continue to fight for this country…’cause the alternatives are not good.

  2. 2009 September 18 4:28 pm

    I think the chances of the GOP taking the House are 80% and the Senate 30%

  3. 2009 September 18 4:30 pm
    MFG permalink

    Of course we can get over confident

    And things can change

    But I’m posting a lot of these things because you can be UNDER confident as well

  4. 2009 September 18 4:33 pm

    I want rush by the balls

  5. 2009 September 18 4:44 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    The Republicans are benefiting from the Tea Parties and the Town Halls. I just hope they don’t squander that!

    Unfortunately, the odds are better than 50/50 that some Republican congress critter will start calling the GOP’s own base racists and bigots before the mid-terms.

  6. 2009 September 18 4:46 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    The odds of that are not merely better than 50/50. They are 100%.

  7. 2009 September 18 4:51 pm
    janzam permalink

    Unfortunately, the odds are better than 50/50 that some Republican congress critter will start calling the GOP’s own base racists and bigots before the mid-terms.

    Congress is nervous, very nervous at the public injecting themselves so stridently into public policy. This doesn’t happen all that often, and with such a visual, vocal impact. So, I can see some republicans, who like to ride the fence, so they can easily jump off on one side or the other, pull back and try to stem the tide a bit by such a reprimand.

    But, it’s not going to alter what has already started!

  8. 2009 September 18 4:55 pm
    janzam permalink

    The biggest deflator of the movement building against Obamacare, and all the other crazy legislation, is if the economy gets amazingly better.

    And, I can’t see that happening anytime soon, especially in the area of job creation and employment, which effects everything else adversely.

  9. 2009 September 18 4:56 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    We must put an end to elitists and elected’s arrogance.

    Throw them out, even if they are Rs, if they refuse to serve the people. They work for us. Either protect our liberties, our economy, our borders, and our dollar, or get the hell out of congress.

    You bastards.

  10. 2009 September 18 4:56 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    It didn’t help Clinton in 1994.

  11. 2009 September 18 5:22 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    Since we are talking about odds in this thread, I would put the odds that unemployment will be at 12% or greater during the 2010 midterms at 50/50 and trending against the Dems. The communists have done nothing to increase employment and the cosequences will be devastating for them.

  12. 2009 September 18 5:29 pm
    fedupartist permalink

    We must put an end to elitists and elected’s arrogance.

    Throw them out, even if they are Rs, if they refuse to serve the people. They work for us. Either protect our liberties, our economy, our borders, and our dollar, or get the hell out of congress.

    You bastards.



    Throw all the corrupt , big government bastards out.

  13. 2009 September 18 5:36 pm
    janzam permalink

    So many aspects of our country are going to be in the mix, come the 2010 elections —> joblessness, housing, consumerism, international politics. This latest decision of Obama’s to forego the missile shield in Europe, I think, will only serve to embolden our enemies.

  14. 2009 September 18 5:37 pm
    mpthompson permalink

    I was thinking (always a dangerous thing), if Obama legalizes 12 to 18 million illegals, the unemloyment rate would likely immediately jump to 16% or so. Do you really think they wouldn’t file for unemployment enmass?

  15. 2009 September 18 5:45 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    They might. I think the country literally goes up in flames if that happens. Apocalypse now.

  16. 2009 September 18 5:54 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    You know, I thought it would be impossible that 75 Democrats would vote to continue funding ACORN after the videos. But hey, there it is in black and white. Freaking unreal.

    Which by the way I think Johannes is making a mistake. The bills he are proposing are too narrow in scope. What he ought to be bringing to the floor is a bill that states any nonprofit that has filed for 503(c) status must provide their books on the Internet for everyone to see. That includes all expenditures, income, funding transfers, salaries, etc quarterly. Give the American People that kind of look behind the curtain and we will clean house very quickly.

  17. 2009 September 18 5:58 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    I thought it would ALSO be impossible that 120 R house jackals would vote to give the Feds all control of student loans.

    Fully two-thirds of our caucus.

    Toss them.

  18. 2009 September 18 6:02 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    RWY, yep that too is hard to swallow.

  19. 2009 September 18 6:03 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Why, for God’s sake! It just goes to show you, as Pat Gray said on Beck this am, that both parties have the same FUBAR agenda.


  20. 2009 September 18 6:18 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    In my humble opinion, this will be a tsunami against dims in 2010 and 2012.

  21. 2009 September 18 6:20 pm
    Sharp2edgedsword permalink

    if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  22. 2009 September 18 6:24 pm
    JustMary permalink


  23. 2009 September 18 6:27 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Say that in front of ?, Sharp, and you’ll be the one with a sword singing around your ears….

    Don’t you people know that you’re killing the GOP? In spite of all Rudy Guiliani’s efforts, too. /sarc….

  24. 2009 September 18 6:36 pm
    conservativetony permalink

    Charlie still still has his blinders on. When he looks at his party, he still views them through rose-colored glasses, even though some of the smudges have been removed from the lens.

    Take, for example, this quote:

    I am becoming convinced, based on this and other research, that although many independent voters are disappointed in specific things that Obama has done, they still hope that he will do well and believe that he might.

    With that reasoning, the Independents should’ve loved Bush and by extension, McCain. After all, just like Obama, the Independents didn’t particularly like what Bush and McCain had done from 2000 through 2008.

    Put another way, since the Independents didn’t like what Bush was doing throught most of his presidency, shouldn’t his poll numbers been through the roof, based on the fact that they wanted him to do well?

    Lets give this new theory a catchy name like Cookism:


    We’ve seen 8 months of Obama to know what to expect from him, Charlie. I suspect the Independents have taken off their blinders and their rose-colored glasses, too, and now, just like “Red America,” they too can also see his true colors.

  25. 2009 September 18 6:37 pm
    JustMary permalink

    heh #23

    Seriously though, God is not a man that He should lie. If those were His instructions, He will honor them. Problem is, who is left that will follow what He commanded?

  26. 2009 September 18 6:45 pm
    mulletover permalink

    I’d like to see what Barone has to say. I read him several weeks ago and while he thought R’s would make gains, it was nothing like Cook’s.

  27. 2009 September 18 7:10 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Fish, I thought he had updated his predictions to show larger gains.

    Of course we have nothing yet. So, onward the struggle.

  28. 2009 September 18 7:19 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    I saw a video earlier today that Bernie Sanders (Socialist from Vermont) said that the unemployment rate was 16% or 17%. This reflects what economists have been saying is the unofficial unemployment rate.

    This economy is not coming back any time soon, thus Democrats are doomed. Remember, Bush’s tax cuts will be rolling off soon. Add what the Democrats want to do with Cap & Trade, Health Care and a slew of other taxes & charges the economy is going to get worse. Add in what they are doing with debt (monetize it). Spending going through the roof with consumers cutting their spending.

    Death spiral.

  29. 2009 September 18 7:22 pm
    mulletover permalink

    They always overreach. Campaigning in the center, then lurching left.

    Clinton came back to the center, and won a 2nd term. Hope bam doesn’t, and don’t think he will.

  30. 2009 September 18 7:33 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Repubs only need 21 to gain control of house. That is doable. The Senate? Must gain 11. doubtful at this time, however, if things get worse for the dems, it could happen.

  31. 2009 September 18 7:36 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    No. 21 gives them 199. They need 218. They need 40 to get the house. They need 50 or 52 to get them back to where they were in 2004-2006. This is actually doable, especially if Obama keeps up with his Soviet plan.

  32. 2009 September 18 7:44 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    I think we had 230 Reps in 2005, and our highest was 236 in 1996, if I’m not mistaken.

    Right now, Dems have 257. I wish we could get that many.

  33. 2009 September 18 8:01 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    RWY, sorry, my bad. I see us gaining 50 to 55 in the house. All conservative democrats will be out, unless they switch to the R side of the isle (Which is where they should have been all along, if they are truly conservatives)

  34. 2009 September 18 8:08 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Of course, we are yet to see the anger which will surface with the Senate take up of Cap and Trade. It may make health care pale in comparison. In that case, I predict upwards of 70.

    Cap and trade will force dim senators to force their hand, also, which could shift at least 11 seats.

    and as you mention, the Defensive shield mistake by Obama could bring that total to 15. I think there are 19 dems defending. The L words. (Liberal, Liar and Lesbion.)Liberal philosophy is being discredited by the hour, so even those from liberal districts will be in danger.

  35. 2009 September 18 8:08 pm
    rightwingyahoo permalink

    Well, there are 48 House Dems in districts McCain carried in a horrible year. If, with all Obama’s horror and communism, we cannot get 48, it will be a shame on us.

  36. 2009 September 18 8:13 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    The key is the house. Asking too much for the senate but if we pickup 5 or 6 would be good.

    Listening to Rush today and he mentioned how Democrats don’t want polling done in their states – it is that bad.

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