Daily Archives: October 12, 2011

New Poll: Herman Cain is republican frontrunner

Herman Cain is the new frontrunner to be the Republican nominee, according to  a Public Policy Polling poll released Wednesday that found him  leading Mitt Romney by eight points.

In the nationwide poll of likely Republican primary voters, Cain got 30  percent of the vote. Mitt Romney came in second with 22 percent, and Newt  Gingrich has made a stunning surge into third place, taking 15 percent. Rick  Perry is in fourth with 14 percent. No other candidate breaks double digits.

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Cain also appears to have seized the tea party mantle. A 39 percent plurality of  self-identified tea partiers name him as their candidate of choice, while 16  percent name Gingrich, 14 percent name Perry, and 13 percent name Romney.

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/12/poll-cain-leads-republican-field/#ixzz1acxd1D4D

Posted:  10.12.11 @ 11:18 p.m.

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Democrat controlled Senate voted down jobs/spending bill, Obama vows not to wait for congress

The jobs bill has been officially defeated by a vote of 50-49, rejecting President Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/senate-votes-to-reject-jobs-bill/

All republicans voted against the bill.  Three democrats voted against the bill:  Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana, along with Harry Reid who jumped over to the winning side at the last minute.  I’ll leave it up to him to explain that one because a no is a no on the record.  I have searched for a roll call vote but I cannot find one anywhere so I’ll just go with what ABC reported.

Menwhile, Barack H.(itler) Obama says he will not take no for an answer, and vows he will “Not wait for congress” but will find every possible way to “get it done” administratively.

“We’re not going to wait for Congress.  So my instruction to… all the advisers who are sitting around the table is, scour this report, identify all those areas in which we can act administratively without additional congressional authorization, and just get it done,” the president said at a meeting of his Jobs and Competitiveness Council in Pittsburgh.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/obama-wont-wait-for-congress-to-act-on-jobs/

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/186877-senate-blocks-obamas-447-billion-jobs-plan

Posted:  10.12.11 @ 8:06 a.m.

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