A Change of Heart… A.K.A. Buyer’s Remorse

Craig Covello
September 24, 2010 Posted by Craig Covello craig@hollywoodrepublican.net

After perusing 31 pages of blog indexes on Google this morning, it appears that the common theme for today involved polling numbers.  They suggest that the Democrats are in deep trouble with only 39 days between now and November 2. Who will decide the election?  You guessed it; the independent voters.  Here’s a thumbnail sketch-

GkF Roper Public Affairs conducted a poll from September 8-13 by contacting 1000 randomly chosen adults.

  • 60% of Republicans and 58% of independents said politics is making them angry.  Only 31% of Democrats held a similar opinion.
  • Independents and Republicans were half as likely as Democrats to be inspired or hopeful about the current political climate.
  • 52% of Independent voters prefer Republican Party candidates.By contrast, only 36% of independent voters prefer Democratic Party candidates.
  • 33% of independent voters believe that this country is moving in the right direction.
  • 75% of independent voters disapprove of Congress.
  • 80% of independent voters consider the economy “poor”.  No surprise there.
  • 80% of independent voters who supported Obama in 2008 now express frustration and disappointment with this administration.

The Pew Research Center also conducted a poll August 25 through September 6, by contacting 2860 registered voters.

  • 50% believe that they will vote for Republican Party candidates.
  • 43% believe they will vote for Democratic Party candidates.
  • 49% of Independent voters favor Republicans.
  • 36% of independent voters favor Democrats.
  • 30% of independent voters are more likely to agree with the Tea Party Patriots, Compared with Only 22% of Independents who say they are more likely to disagree.
  • Independents represent 37% of registered voters, exceeding 34% who registered Democrat 29% who registered Republican.  Clearly, the independent voters will determine this election.

Pew also went on to say:

“Independents today are clearly more conservative than they were four years ago, particularly with respect to the role of government.  Not only do more describe themselves as conservative, but more support smaller government, and there is more distrust and anger toward government generally.”


It’s clear that the independent voters who elected Barack Obama in 2008 now feel duped by the Democratic National Committee as well as by most of the mainstream media.  They voted for a relatively unknown politician who campaigned on “hope and change”.  There may have been very little known about Obama in 2008, but once he was elected, we entered the twilight zone of the radical secular-progressive agenda.  The truth began to emerge with each passing month, and during this past summer, most of us in denial finally sobered up to the fact that this country is aggressively being dismantled.  Concerns include the deterioration of

National defense

Free market capitalism

Border security



Personal freedom

Reasonable taxation

International reputation


Support for our troops in Iraq and Iran

Stability in the Middle East

Support of Israel

Defense of Europe

National debt

Federal balance of powers

Ethics in the Justice Department

Ethics in the White House

Ethics in Congress


Representative government

Reasonable optimism regarding our children’s future

Domestic security from radical Islam

Support for the United States Constitution

I’m sure you can think of some other areas that are also declining in our nation, but the point is this; The scope and magnitude of these concerns all suggest that the recent polling numbers have captured the mood of the nation.  They predict that a reverse course is about to unfold this November.  The vast majority of Americans have had enough of this non-sense.  We will no longer be bribed with our own tax dollars while we watch America sink into irrelevance.   The progressives may have seized the opportunity for power in the aftermath of the Bush administration, but they completely underestimated the character and convictions of the people who represent the fabric and faith of this nation.  Let’s hope that our brilliant system of government, developed by our Founding Fathers, will correct the situation before that system is dismantled.

Allow me to close today’s article with two videos that vividly illustrate the current White House thinking that is damaging our nation today.

Top 20 Pro Socialism Sound Bites of Obama

Obama vs West, OMG Debate on Islam

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8 Responses to A Change of Heart… A.K.A. Buyer’s Remorse

  1. Deborah on September 25, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Personally I could care less which names or which party affiliations are driving the ship. We have a long history to look back at with both parties having the majority and what fruits their efforts garnered, or in many cases didn’t garner. That’s where I depart from the overall mindset of the participants here, it’s not about party for me, it’s about action and whether our great nation is moving forward or backward. I don’t find it necessary to beat my chest and say “my party won!” in November, I merely want them to get back to work and fix things NOW!! We’ve had a lot of years of destruction and chaos to correct and it’s time to get this ship back on the right course. I credit any group of individuals who can get that job done regardless of whether there is a “D”, “R” or “I” attached to their title.

  2. Deborah on September 25, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Here’s an appropriate quote from Lou Holtz:

    “Small minds talk about other people, great minds talk about ideas”

  3. Billy Dean on September 25, 2010 at 8:20 am

    The problem Deborah with your quote is that when the politicians lie, you almost have to talk about them. For Obama to talk about the deficit is just a joke. The truth is only a hand full of the congress are really for reducing the size of government. If at every election they lie, their opponent must spend some time correcting the record. Your last statement about no party affiliation sounds like the tea party. If you look at race after race they are supporting renegade Rep, because they can’t find many establishment Rep. or any Dem. that is even close to their, “Stop the spending”, idea’s. You can’t get away from a absolute truth, “The more money/Power the government has the less money/power you have”.

  4. Deborah on September 25, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Billy; Here’s the problem I see with the Tea Party candidates; they are not proven, period! They came out of the woodwork from nowhere and started spewing popular sound bites that spoke to the discontent and many lapped it up like sweet pudding. Where were these people before? What do their backgrounds tell us? I’ve looked into many and some of it is very radical and quite frightening, to be truthful. In your words, ” politicians lie”, have we not been led down the golden path by silver-tongued devils in the past? So what’s makes these people any different? Also, their core views are not moderate in the least, which again is quite frightening to me. I do know the candidate from my State was brought up on Federal charges for flagrant medicare/medicaid fraud and four of his employees in my County alone are serving jail time because of it. Since when did we become so desperate that we would seek someone of this caliber to hold such an important office in our government? Folks are so angry right now they’d rather have anyone rather than the status quo; criminals, radicals, bullies, ANYTHING! I don’t know about you but I think folks ought to be a little more mindful about what they ask for, they just might be gravely surprised at the results.

  5. Bruce Carson on September 26, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Both Parties are an embarrassment and no matter who wins the people will lose. They promise the world and deliver nothing. All those numbers are great but to me I think the greater numbers are just sick and I mean sick of politics. We’ve been playing the Republican vs Democrat game for a very long time and we are trillions of dollars in debt and now the most hated country in the entire world. At the end of the day it won’t make a damned bit of difference who is running the show because they are all cut from the same cloth.
    We need less Government and if that were to happen I wouldn’t care if the two parties killed each other as far as the politicians go. They are destroying America with their grade school tantrums and poor decisions. We the American people make a living these days in spite of all of them….not because of any of them.

  6. Deborah on September 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Bruce I would love to shake your hand in person for that comment. That sums up exactly how I feel. The word politician, regardless of affiliation, has become synonymous with “self-serving egomaniacs”. They could care less about you or I, it’s all about their own grandstanding bull, their over-inflated salaries and which lobby reps are lining their pockets. Say anything to get elected cuz’ the perks are worth the selling-out!

  7. Bruce Carson on September 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Thank you Deborah…now if we can get the rest to agree…..

  8. Deborah on September 29, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    might as well try to move Mt. Rushmore instead. The odds are better for that to happen.

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