Oct 28, 2010 Republicans Voting for Democrats in 2010. The republican advanced voters are out numbering democrats in some states, but they may not be voting for their own party.
Some republican conservatives that feel ousted by the Tea Party rebels are deciding to cross party lines and vote for the democratic candidates. In a poll by the Wall Street Journal reveals that by a 73 % margin to 12 % voters will back Cuomo over Paladino. New York city voters hope the democrats will hold on to both houses of government -68 % in favor, 22 % opposed.
The movement called “Republicans for Cuomo” in the New York state Governor’s race is one example of fed up republicans who are repulsed by their candidate Carl Paladino so much they are crossing party lines.
Paladino has threatened to “take you out” in a conversation with a reporter just a few weeks ago seemed like a out of touch thug in his demeanour. Paladino also would not allow abortions even when the mother was a victim of rape, incest rape or under any circumstances. His comments about gays also reveals his strictly caveman mentality.
Is the Tea Party about to die before it is truly a serious political force? New York voters believe the new Republican-Tea Party has no leader, and have no candidates that will be successful in winning in the mid-terms.
Perhaps they are a loud voice of the republican party but they certainly do not represent all conservatives. The moderate conservatives have witnessed the in-fighting and wild, crazy desperate direction the party is heading in and they are not following their presumed leaders.
The story is the same in Delaware with Christine O’Donnell, with a new group that are voting for Chris Coons the democrat former judge and former US congressman. Their Facebook page reads ” because we just can’t support Christine O’Donnell”.
The mainstream republicans cannot endorse their tea party insurgents even if Sarah Palin has endorsed them all she does not hold as much power in the GOP as the media claims.
In an interview today, Sarah Palin actually admitted she would consider a run for President in 2012 after she discusses it with her family.
Many republicans may be voicing their opinions about Palin in just not voting for her endorsement candidates and the democrats may be surprised that the Tea Party surge -fizzles out in a few more days.
If the Tea party candidates cannot win the mid-terms they certainly cannot hold the 2012 election going forward the prospects look dim for any GOP candidate to put a President in the Whitehouse again.
Many voters affected by the Wall Street bailouts under Bush are republican investors who lost big money during the collapse in the fall of 2008 and they are not forgetting who allowed the deregulation and ponzi schemes that brought down the world’s financial system.
The fact that many republicans are vocalizing their democrat choices in voting also indicates that many will vote democrat but are not publicly admitting to their abandonment of their own party.
What frightens seniors more is the push by the GOP to destroy Medicare and in the same breath pass legislation to fund more foreign wars when this country is literally crumbling and the jobless rates continue to grow.
Those over 50 years of age have much to lose if the republicans privatize Medicare, raise the retirement age or cut social security.
Republicans may be so disorganized that they are heading for a split party one of extremists, christian value, pro-life, gun toters who want to abolish social benefits for the needy and conservative republicans who are moderately supporting the need for moderation in extremist views.
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