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With his amazing victory in Florida then the absolute stunning victory he pulled in Nevada last night among conservatives. There is no possible way the Gingrich or Santorum camp can continue to play the “He isn’t conservative enough to win” card. As we all know that it is the swing voter that wins Presidential elections. This is hard cold facts!

Common Sense tells me this:

That the Republican vote alone will not win you a Presidential election you need the support and the votes of not only a majority of the Independents but those of Democrats as well. This whole notion that we need to nominate a candidate that totally offends those possible voters is beyond asinine. I listen to Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin along with a few other host and they seem to think that we need a nominee that will spit in the face of non republican voters. This is a fatal flaw in common sense, you have to be able to work with the opposition to get things done. This is something that is currently unfolding right before our very eyes with President Obama.

Great example is listed in the poll below

Now the Republican party is made up of an array of different ideologies, What the conservative view point is they simply just want to elect someone like Rick Santorum who is super conservative and will lose to Obama in the fall by not being able to pull the coveted Independent voter. So they bite the bullet and back someone who is conservative but can appeal to that coveted voter! Newt Gingrich if nominated will lose to Obama in the fall as well. As shown in the poll above Newt is not the man. So we are left with the only candidate that can defeat Obama and after all that is our goal as Republican voters be it super conservative or moderate!


Congressman Ron Paul may be a long shot to win the Republican presidential nomination, but he runs competitively with President Obama right now.The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Paul picking up 37% of the vote, while the president earns 41%. The Texas congressman joins Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachmann, and Rick Perry as candidates within hailing distance of the president at this time.Rudy Giuliani is another potential candidate who is considered a long shot for the nomination but is competitive with the president. The former mayor of New York City trails Obama by five, 44% to 39%.But the real story in the numbers is that the president continues to earn between 41% and 49% of the vote no matter which Republican is mentioned as a potential opponent. This suggests that the race remains a referendum on the incumbent more than anything else.Obama posts a 12-point lead over former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, 44% to 32%.Two Republicans can’t even get to 30% against the president. Businessman Herman Cain and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, who served as Obama’s ambassador to China, each earn 28% support. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, considered unlikely to run by most observers, trail the president by seven and nine points respectively. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum trails by 14.ObamaIn reviewing the data, please note that Romney benefits from being perceived as the frontrunner. In 2004, the last time an incumbent president stood for reelection, Vermont Governor Howard Dean was the early Democratic frontrunner, and he polled best against George W. Bush.Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was always a few points behind. However, once Kerry became the frontrunner in early 2008, his numbers became as good as Dean’s.Polls conducted a year-and-a-half before an election provide a snapshot of where things are today but give little indication of what the mood might be on Election Day. If the economy substantially improves before November 2012, the president will be heavily favored to win reelection. If the opposite happens and the country endures a double-dip recession, just about any Republican challenger would be favored. If the economy stays as it is today, the race could be very competitive.A good measure of the president’s reelection prospects is his Job Approval rating among likely voters. His final vote total is likely to be very close to his final Job Approval figures.Romney leads the polls for the GOP nomination among Republican primary voters. However, it is far too early for the polls to give a sense of who is likely to emerge as the Republican nominee. In 2008, John McCain never took the lead in a national primary poll until December 31, 2007.


Election 2012: Romney 43% Obama 42%

Sen. John McCain says “There’s a long history of masochism in my family, but not so severe” as to make him want to run again. THANK YOU there is A GOD AFTER ALL. If McCain were to run it would be very bad for the current Republican field.


So to all the McCain supporters HE IS NOT GOING TO RUN!

I find it interesting that the United States Congress is going to take the “Libya” issue to another branch of Government. Both Democrats and Republicans met in a Bipartisan group to sue Obama over his misuse of the American military in attacking Libya just because NATO said it was ok to attack Libya, does not mean they have the “say so” to go in and attack a sovereign nation.

“With regard to the war in Libya, we believe that the law was violated. We have asked the courts to move to protect the American people from the results of these illegal policies,” said Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who led the 10-member anti-war coalition with Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.)


Moriss has hit the nail on the head….This is a very good piece of commentary by Dick Morris..As I have said before I do not agree with everything says but this I do agree with him on…..

Dick discusses a possible Palin presidential race and its impact on the Republican 2012 field and explains how it helps Mitt Romney consolidate his position as the front runner.

The only Potential Republican Candidate APPEARS to give a damn about our VETS..Even the President of the United States seems not to give a damn…

A motorcycle-riding Sarah Palin fueled speculation of a White House run Sunday by launching a tour that will take the Republican rock star to the key early presidential voting state of New Hampshire.

The reason why it failed was the lack of common sense and the ignorance that is flowing through out the Democratic party in D.C.

Latest Title: Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] (introduced 5/11/2011) Cosponsors (22)
Related Bills: H.R.1229
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2011 Senate floor actions. Status: Motion to proceed to consideration of measure by Senator Reid made in Senate.
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Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011 – Amends the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to direct the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to require an exploration plan to incorporate a third-party reviewed response plan which describes the means and timeline to contain and terminate an ongoing discharge of oil.

Requires the Secretary to certify, as a prerequisite to plan approval, the technological feasibility of methods proposed to be used under a response plan, as demonstrated by the potential lessee through simulation, demonstration, or other means.

Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE), acting through the DOE Office of Science, to use specified funds to study, in collaboration with the DOE Office of Fossil Energy, means of improving prevention methodologies and technological responses to oil spills and mitigating the effects of oil spills on natural habitat.

Requires the DOE Secretary, as part of the study, to convene a task force to assess: (1) such methodologies and technological response to the blowout and explosion of the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, and the resulting hydrocarbon releases into the environment; as well as (2) the adequacy of existing technologies for prevention and responses to deep water oil spills.

Directs the Comptroller General to study existing federal capabilities and legal authorities to prevent and respond to oil spills.

Instructs the Secretary to conduct certain oil and gas lease sales within specified deadlines.

States that such lease sales are considered to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

Prohibits the Secretary from issuing a permit without ensuring that the proposed drilling operations meet all: (1) critical safety system requirements, including blowout prevention; and (2) oil spill response and containment requirements. Requires the Secretary to decide whether to issue a permit within 30 days after receiving an application. Allows up to two 15-day extensions of such deadline. Prescribes implementation procedures.

Imposes a deadline for a final decision on certain permit applications under existing leases.

Directs the Secretary to extend by one year the terms of certain oil and gas leases (covered leases) for the Gulf of Mexico outer Continental Shelf (OCS) region.

Establishes any district court within the Fifth Circuit as the exclusive venue for civil actions relating to covered energy projects on leased federal land in the Gulf of Mexico unless there is no proper venue within that circuit.

Bars such a civil action unless it is filed within 60 days after the final federal action to which it relates.

Sets forth a standard of review under which: (1) the court is directed to hear and determine any covered civil action as expeditiously as possible; and (2) any judicial review of a covered civil action makes a presumption that the administrative findings and conclusions relating to the challenged federal action or decision are correct.

Sets restrictions on prospective relief.

Prohibits federal payment of attorneys’ fees, expenses, and other court costs to any party in a covered civil action under this Act.


Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 43. (text of measure as introduced in Senate: CR S2931-2932)
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure by Senator Reid made in Senate. (consideration: CR S3013)

TITLE(S): (italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill)

Offshore Production and Safety Act of 2011

A bill to authorize the conduct of certain lease sales in the Outer Continental Shelf, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to modify the requirements for exploration, and for other purposes.

COSPONSORS(22), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]: (Sort: by date)

Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] – 5/12/2011
Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] – 5/12/2011
Sen Barrasso, John [WY] – 5/12/2011
Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] – 5/12/2011
Sen Boozman, John [AR] – 5/12/2011
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] – 5/17/2011
Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] – 5/12/2011
Sen Corker, Bob [TN] – 5/12/2011
Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] – 5/12/2011
Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] – 5/17/2011
Sen Heller, Dean [NV] – 5/12/2011
Sen Hoeven, John [ND] – 5/17/2011
Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] – 5/17/2011
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] – 5/12/2011
Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] – 5/12/2011
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] – 5/12/2011
Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] – 5/12/2011
Sen Paul, Rand [KY] – 5/12/2011
Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] – 5/12/2011
Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] – 5/16/2011
Sen Thune, John [SD] – 5/17/2011
Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] – 5/12/2011


RELATED BILL DETAILS: (additional related bills may be indentified in Status)

Bill: Relationship:
H.R.1229 Related bill identified by CRS