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August 20, 2010

Oh. My. Poll Puts Dino Rossi Ahead of Patty "Tennis Moron" Murray By Seven Frickin' Points

Oh my.

The first KING 5 Senate poll for the 2010 general election shows Republican Dino Rossi is actually ahead of Democratic incumbent Patty Murray, 52% to 45%.

In most polls leading up to this week’s primary election and on primary night, Murray was in the lead. Primary election results placed Murray 13 points ahead of Rossi, but Rossi splitting the Republican vote with Clint Didier who got 12%, and Paul Akers, with 3%.

The new K5 poll of 618 likely voters, conducted by SurveyUSA, is the first look at a Murray-Rossi matchup in November. It suggests that even without an official endorsement from Didier, many of Didier’s supporters would choose Rossi over Murray. Akers has endorsed Rossi, but Didier is withholding his endorsement at this time.

I saw some Washington readers discussing this, this Didier guy -- what's he up to? What is his beef?

Ah, okay, I found out myself.

Basically he came in a distant third in a combined primary (i.e., Rossi and Murray won it, so they go on to the general) and he's saying he can't support Rossi without promises to block all further federal spending and taxes and introduce a "Sanctity of Life Act."

That last thing would presume to outlaw abortion in the whole country from the federal level down to the states. It's quite obviously unconstitutional according to the present court, and further, is anti-federalist, though I do note that many conservatives only embrace federalism in an unprincipled "it depends on whose ox is getting gored" basis and so I doubt that is any sort of genuine impediment to it.

Here's that Bill... Looking up the text (or summary) of the bill, it actually does suggest that life begins at conception, and that the unborn are "persons" for all relevant state law (including the law of murder, then).

For a second I thought I had it wrong, but I don't; I had it right. It does seem to federalize abortion policy, though I suppose it would be hard for the federal government to force states to prosecute for abortion. Hard, I guess, but not impossible.

Sanctity of Life Act of 2009 - Deems human life to exist from conception, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency and requires that the term "person" include all such human life. Recognizes that each state has authority to protect the lives of unborn children residing in the jurisdiction of that state . Amends the federal judicial code to remove Supreme Court and district court jurisdiction to review cases arising out of any statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, or practice, or any act interpreting such a measure, on the grounds that such measure: (1) protects the rights of human persons between conception and birth; or (2) prohibits, limits, or regulates the performance of abortions or the provision of public funds, facilities, personnel, or other assistance for abortions. Makes this Act and the amendments made by this Act applicable to any case pending on, or commenced on or after, the date of enactment.

Via Nansen Malin (what? What kind of name is that?), via Tammy Bruce.

7 Come Eleven: CAC all-caps it, but I'll forgive him, as he's delivering good news:


CA- FIORINA BY 5 (per surveyUSA)
NV- ANGLE BY 2 (Rasmussen)
IL- KIRK BY 6 (WeAskAmerica)
DE- CASTLE BY 13 (DailyKos)

Mr. Wolf Said: Put That Dick Down. War Between the Undead States or a variant) says:

SurveyUSA is a good outfit. But Rasmussen also has a new poll out on this race, one showing Murray now up four over Rossi (and at 50% with leaners), and Washington State being what it is and the primary results being what they are, I'm more inclined to believe that one.

Didier's posturing bullshit, which if he keeps it up could very well cost Rossi the election, is exactly the kind of thing that should be a warning to us that no matter what the generic ballot shows, no matter the extent to which the election has been nationalized, these ARE in the end a collection of individual races that will be decided on the tendencies and whims of individual state and district electorates; and that close ones like this (and there are a LOT of close ones; incumbents are very difficult to knock off no matter how bad the environment) will be carried or fucked up by individual candidates or factions. The Democrats are counting on splits like this in as many toss-up races as possible (and are doing their best to engineer them themselves via fake "Tea Party" candidates).

Indeed, the only thing that can stop conservatives from winning these elections is other conservatives, and, alas, that's exactly what some conservatives have in mind.

If this happens: It won't be forgotten.

Because I'll be damned if I ever cast my vote for anyone - in a primary, or in a general -- who is going to play spoilsport bitch and sabotage the winner.

If this shit happens, I personally will never, ever support Clint Didier in the future, and will actively campaign for his Democratic opponent, should he be nominated.

If we don't get your support, jerkoff-- forget ours.

One rule: Either we both heal up and combine up after the primary, or we'll just sit out whatever election you're in n

ext time. We can't win without your 10%? Okay, try winning without our 35%. We cannot have it that a self-righteous spoilsport bitch dickhead decides to sabotage an election -- at least not without some massive retribution in kind.

Either we're all in this together, and we're all on the same team, or we're enemies -- and it's fine if we're enemies, but let me know. Because I don't vote for enemies.

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