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CNN: Anger, Frustration Fuel Elections

From the DNC’s CNN:

Analysis: Anger, frustration fuel Election Day 2009

By Paul Steinhauser, CNN Deputy Political Director

Washington (CNN) — As voters across the country head to the polls Tuesday, one thing appears certain: Many of them are angry.

And that anger could shape the results of three of the most high-profile elections this year — gubernatorial battles in New Jersey and Virginia and the fight for an open seat in New York’s 23rd Congressional District.

National polls indicate that many voters are in a foul mood. The big question is whether that mood will continue into 2010, when the entire House of Representatives, more than a third of the Senate and more than a third of the governorships are up for grabs…

Anger could also be a factor in New Jersey and Virginia, the only two states that hold gubernatorial contests in the year after a presidential election. For the past 32 years, the party that won the White House lost Virginia the next year. It’s been the same story in New Jersey for the past two decades. History may repeat itself in 2009.

"Right now it looks like Republicans and conservatives are angry and energized to vote in the midterms next year," said Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report.

Anger is a major factor in the New York 23 race, which has grabbed national attention. The House seat in the district in northern New York state opened up after nine-term Republican Rep. John McHugh stepped down after being confirmed as Secretary of the Army…

This is more of our one party media giving cover in advance, just in case anything untoward happens.

If any Democrats lose it is just another temper tantrum, just like in 1998.

It is just more of the hate filled angry crowds from the townhalls.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

17 Responses to “CNN: Anger, Frustration Fuel Elections”

  1. GL0120

    Now that the races are close, it’s anger and frustration, if the democrats win, it will be proclaimed that logic prevailed.

  2. Confucius

    I don’t have a problem with the article.

    I’m angry and frustrated. I can’t stand our current government.

  3. proreason

    Gee, why would voters be angry.

    Only 30 million people are out of work. The government tells us 15 million. The difference is the way the government “counts”.

    Millions of people lost trillions of dollars of wealth between Sept and Nov 2008, just in time to get Obamy elected.

    The Bush tax cuts are going to expire next year, and be replaced with 1 Trillion in new taxes on top of the expired rates.

    30% of the economy is already run by the same government that runs the Post Office and Cash for Clunkers.

    20% of the economy, the part that our lives depend on, is about to be taken over by the government that has run up a $54 trillion liability for Medicare.

    They are going to cut Medicare spending by 500 billion so they can cover illegal aliens, who will vote for them.

    Government corruption is at such a high level that it is “business as usual”.

    Cap and Tax will add thousands more in new hidden taxes to every taxpayer’s burdens. 50% of taxpayers already pay 90% of the taxes. But the government now no longer uses the term “taxes”. It’s too negative.

    The thug Unions and Acorn are effectively running the country. The SEIU mob boss has visited the White House 22 times in 9 months. Do he and the Moron play cribbage together?

    The POTUS and his henchmen routinely ignore and denigrate the Constitution.

    And the President spends 10 times the effort on his girlish golf game as he does on the young men and women dying in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    No need to be angry.

    We should be hopey changey.

    • U NO HOO

      Mayor Flutter Nutter Butter said that the union strike in Philadelphia of transit workers is unfair. Yeah, unfair now but the union votes are fair for Democrats. Two faced hypocritical b…well I don’t know if Nutter’s parents were married.

      Mayor are you reading this?

    • Right of the People

      Pro,
      The guvmint uses that “new” math that they teach the kids today to do their totals. You know, 1 apple plus 1 banana = 4 pears.

  4. BannedbytheTaliban

    As usual CNN has it wrong. It is not anger that motivates conservatives, but Sweetness and Light.

  5. canary

    Shame on CNN’s news-reporting. I can imagine how many panthers are now headed to the polls with sticks and railroad ties.

    I still can’t imagine a John McHugh(R) chosen secretary over the army. He’s such a snake. He will do and say whatever Obama tells him.

  6. wirenut

    Conservatives voting = Anger

    Voicing your opinion = Anger

    White = Anger

    Anarchists destroying private property, clashing with police and denying freedom and liberty.

    PRICELESS! Besides the smear, where’s the story here?

  7. proreason

    @JimPethokoukis Betting market update: McDonnell and The Hoff look in good shape, but Christie not as much. Corzine is surging, up to 54% 11/3 4:18 P.M. –

    Betting markets have good track records..

    It looks like Acorn and the SEIU are stealing the election in NJ, and NJ will be declared the bellweather state if the theft works.

    Earlier reports were that Dem turnout was low.

    But maybe this is just a new way for Soros to influence elections. It can’t take much to tank a betting market in an off-year election.

  8. TwilightZoned

    Shame N.J. will never investigate voter fraud
    when everyone, and their brother, knows
    ACORN/SEIU’s involvement guarantees it.

    It never ceases to amaze me the lengths the DNC
    goes to in stealing elections. It’s now to the point
    of blatant and these brazen fools don’t even
    bat an eyelash at being caught. Talk about the
    epitome of voter disenfranchisement. Of course,
    the term only applies when they lose.

  9. BigOil

    Am I angry…absolutely. I’m angry that a couple hundred marxists are stealing my liberty, my wealth, and destroying the greatest country in the history of the world.

    What CNN intentionally fails to mention, however, is conservatives will channel their anger in a civil and legal way at the polls – the way our founders intended.

    Today is the day we begin the long process of taking our country back.

  10. Chuckk

    This headline in the WSJ caught my attention:

    “Beltway bigs misjudged public dismay against the Democratic agenda in Washington”

    WRONG!! Should be:

    “Beltway bigs misjudged public dismay against the Republican agenda in Washington.”

  11. wirenut

    Chuckk, I wish it read, “Beltway Pigs Dismayed Over Conservative Citizens Diggs”. Haw!

  12. proreason

    Massive repudiation of radicals puts Republic in even greater danger.

    So you think the Moron is sitting around with Thunderbutt and the Impaler tonight and reflecting about how the people have spoken and about how he needs to change his radical agenda to be more appealing to the bitter clingers?

    Not on your life.

    I’ll tell you exactly what he is thinking…”Without me these dimbulbs can’t win shit. Only I can change the world. I can’t depend on anybody else.”

    And I’ll tell you exactly what Thunderbutt and the Impaler are telling him. “You only have 1 more year to make it happen. We will lose the Congress 1 year from tonight, so we have to have total control by Nov 3, 2010.”

    That’s why this moment, this night, the Republic has never been in greater danger.

    They will do anything, ANYTHING to guarantee their perpetual power. And they are really really pissed at the weaklings that surround them.

  13. wirenut

    We are the sandbags weighting down the legs of our oppressors. Every step they take becomes heavier an heavier.
    Soon, the run to “hope and change” comes to a standstill in the quagmire of haplessness it was born out of. Shine
    the light of freedom. Now that’s anger.




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