Repuiblican Governors Helping Obama Win 2012 Election??

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    Chris Hayes substituted for Lawrence O'Donnell last night on, "The Last Word". This is some of what he had to say. Very interesting!!!

    The months leading up to the 2008 elections, Republican Congressman Tom Davis wrote, “The Republican brand is in the trash can. If we were dog food, they would take us off the shelf.”:lol::lol::lol:

    Five months after first term Republican governors from Florida to Ohio to Wisconsin were sworn in, new polls show signs of a similarity politically toxic atmosphere for Republicans—an extreme buyers‘ remorse following last fall‘s 2010 elections.

    In Florida, Lex Luther look-alike and former health insurance executive, Governor Rick Scott, is winning the Republican governor‘s race to the bottom. A recent poll shows his approval rating at 29 percent and his disapproval rating at 57 percent. That‘s the lowest approval rating of any governor in the country.

    While Florida‘s housing market craters and residents struggle with the ongoing jobs‘ crisis, Governor Scott signed a bill requiring welfare recipients to submit to drug tests. He‘s also signed an executive order requiring random drug tests of many current state employees.

    His laser-like focus on drug testing has raised suspicions that Scott is using his office as a way to funnel more money to a chain he founded to Solantic, the urgent care chain he founded that—yes, you guessed it—specializes in drug testing.

    Here‘s the Electoral College map for the 2000 presidential race.

    You‘ll notice the importance, of course, of Florida‘s 29 electoral votes.

    Barack Obama won Florida by just three points in 2008.

    Governor Rick Scott‘s approval ratings continue to tank, he‘ll almost certainly weigh down the prospects of the eventual Republican presidential nominee. But even if Republicans lose Florida in 2012, they can still pull out a presidential victory by winning the state of Ohio. But yikes! There‘s Republican Governor John Kasich with 33 percent approval rating.

    His disapproval rating is at 56 percent.

    Governor Kasich‘s biggest loss is among Republicans, a 23-point drop in just two months. This trend continues. His union-busting and spending cuts could cost Republicans Ohio‘s 18 electoral votes in the 2012 presidential race.

    And that‘s just Florida and Ohio. Public Policy Polling asked voters, if you could do last fall‘s election for governor over again, how would you vote? Remarkably in seven out of eight races including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa and Georgia, the Democrat would win if the race were held today.

    Tuesday, May 31st - msnbc tv - msnbc.com

    Also, check out what Chris Hayes had to say about the House of Representatives failing to pass a one and one-half page bill to raise the debt ceiling 2.4 trillion dollars without federal spending cuts attached. The vote was 97 to 318. Zero Republicans voted in favor of the bill. In other words, Republicans were in unanimous agreement that the bill to raise the debt ceiling should not pass, despite being in unanimous agreement that the U.S. government must raise the debt ceiling before the August second deadline. :rolleyes:
     
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    Which is to say that about a dozen people saw him (not counting his mother) who said "who the fuck is this dude?"
     
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    Scott is muy unpopular down here.
     

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