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Bloggers at NC-11 Convention

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 30, 2007

A couple of bloggers from the other side of the aisle attended the NC-11 GOP Convention Saturday, and here are their reports of the event:

Report filed at Scrutiny Hooligans:


Karl Rove and the North Carolina 11th District Republican Convention

They embrace a culture of defeat…death, and we have to fight them there, so we don’t have to fight them here.” – Karl Rove, in Hendersonville on Saturday, April 28, talking about Democrats or terrorists. I’m not sure which.

179 old white delegates gathered at West Henderson High School to hold their annual 11th district Republican Convention. Every county in the district had a section, and the empty half of the auditorium held the press, the non-delegates, and the Hooligans. Clay County didn’t bother sending anyone at all, though an imaginary source told me that they stayed away because Rove’s pheromones cause Clay county women to swoon and Clay County men to feel desperate and insecure.



The same article was cross posted at BlueNC.


And they scored an interview with Jeff Hunt. Cross-posted at BlueNC.

Here’s a little open secret about blogs: most of the truly interesting inside baseball stuff happens in the comments section, so pay attention.

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Polls on Iraq

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 28, 2007

I was told in one of the comment threads that the majority of people support the Democrat position on Iraq.
Hmmm….

  • According to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, 61% of Americans oppose “denying the funding needed to send any additional U.S. troops to Iraq,” and opposition is up from 58% in February. (3/23-25, 2007).

Can’t say these guys are biased. Here is another one I found:

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 20-24, 2007. N=1,052 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3 (for all adults).

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“The Democrats in Congress have proposed to fund the Iraq war only if the U.S. sets a timetable for troop withdrawal, too. George W. Bush has stated he will veto that proposal. If George W. Bush does veto it, what should the Democrats in Congress do next: should they try to withhold funding for the war until George W. Bush accepts a timetable for troop withdrawal, or should they allow funding for the war, even if there is no timetable?”

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Withhold
Funding
Allow
Funding
Unsure
% % %

ALL adults

36 56 8

Republicans

12 84 4

Democrats

51 41 8

Independents

38 52 10

And here is an article at The Corner in The NRO to chew on.

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