"John McClane: You know what you get for being a hero? Nothin'. You get shot at. You get a little pat on the back, blah, blah, blah, attaboy. You get divorced. Your wife can't remember your last name. Your kids don't want to talk to you. You get to eat a lot of meals by yourself. Trust me, kid, nobody wants to be that guy.
Matt Farrell: Then why you doing this?
John McClane: Because there's no body else to do it right now, that's why. Believe me, if there were somebody else to do it, I'd let them do it, but there's not. So we're doing it.
Matt Farrell: Ah. That's what makes you that guy. "

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"The era of small government is over ... government has to be more proactive, more aggressive." ( Tim Pawlenty 2006)

"You're just petty politicians, who'd sooner sign onto the wisdom of a tyrant in another country, than the demands of ticked off voters in your own." (Neil Cavuto June 2008)

“I didn’t question her patriotism. I questioned her judgment.” Mr. Cheney went on: “The point I made and I’ll make it again is that Al Qaeda functions on the basis that they think they can break our will. That’s their fundamental underlying strategy, that if they can kill enough Americans or cause enough havoc, create enough chaos in Iraq, then we’ll quit and go home. And my statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, that then we will validate the strategy of Al Qaeda. I said it, and I meant it.” (Vice President Cheney NYT Feb. 2007)

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Democrat Polling Firm Finds MNGOP In Trouble – A Case In Media Bias & Laziness

I’m sure you have seen this being repeated the last week: Bachmann in trouble, Franken Way ahead of unknown challengers……

The poll done by the Democrat polling firm PPP is worth about as much as a DFL campaign pledge.

First off, it was an automated poll, meaning: press 1 if you agree, press 2 if you disagree….. so short fused people hung up so its not a great sample base. Secondly, as is usually done in Minnesota, Republicans are extremely undersampled.

You have to dig deep into the crosstabs, but you can see why the poll shows things so poorly for Republicans.

If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican, press 2. If you are an independent or identify with another party, press 3.

Democrat ……………………………………………….. 38%

Republican ……………………………………………… 27%

Independent/Other …………………………………… 35%

Franken – Coleman; 42% DFL / 42% GOP

Dayton – Emmer: 40% DFL / 40% GOP

Obama – Romney: 54% / 45%

Republicans have been receiving over 40% of the statewide votes for countless elections, yet the Democrats polls always undersample us? Why? Because 2 years of polls saying that Democrats are way ahead end up becoming reality when people don’t want to waste their vote if they are convinced the Republican has no chance.

It also makes it easier to pressure the media here to ignore the negative news stories and real world radical leftwing agenda of major Democrats like Klobuchar, Franken, Ellison, and Dayton.

So Jim Graves is going to spend the next month of 2 bragging about this poll, but the fact is the poll is only close because they asked more Democrats for their opinions.

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