Monday, April 03, 2006

Kinky Last in Wall Street Journal-Zogby Poll

The latest Wall Street Journal-Zogby poll, demonstrates Republican Perry's support is falling, Independent Carole K-M-S-R's support is falling, Democrat Chris Bell's support is rising, and Oddball Kinky's still in the cellar:

Perry: 36%
Bell: 21%
Strayhorn: 19%
Kinky: 17%

Link to Wall Street Journal report.

This WSJ poll confirms, once again, that either Bell or Carole K-M-S-R could beat incompetent incumbent Perry with the votes wasted on Kinky, but a four-way race with Kinky on the ballot all but guarantees a Perry re-election.

Survey USA polling indicates that Kinky is stealing more than three times as many votes from progressive and moderate voters than from conservative voters. With Kinky off the ballot, the race would really tighten up into a three-way brawl.

15 Comments:

Blogger Right Of Texas said...

I am in shock that 1 on 6 Texans would sink this low...

12:01 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Stealing votes"?! Sounds like other campaigns are worried about Kinky winning.

12:27 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing this blog is funded by Chris Bell.

12:58 PM

 
Blogger StopKinky said...

I say "stealing votes" because Kinky is not progressive on any issues other cat's rights and biodiesel, yet he's targeting progressive voters in his petition drive.

PS -- When read stuff like "I'm guessing this blog is funded by Chris Bell," it makes wonder: Do people get paid for doing this stuff and, if so, how do I get onto that gravy train?

1:57 PM

 
Anonymous Nathan in Houston said...

No progressive issues besides animal rights and alternative energy? Ok, if thats not enough then how about:

against the death penalty
for gay marriage
for a woman's right to choose

These are all right there on his web site.

6:54 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nathan:

I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but Kinky has a pretty shitty flip-flopping record on each of the issues you mention:

1. Kinky said many times in several public interviews that he was "not pro-choice," and he only flip-flopped on that issue when his campaign was sinking.

2. Kinky's original position was that we shouldn't be executing innocent people (no shit -- which candidate is IN FAVOR or executing innocent people?), and then Kinky has stated many times in public interviews that life in prison should be offered alongside the death penalty (which isn't "against the death penalty"), and if he's flip-flopped one more time, it just goes to show you that he has no real conviction on the issue and he's just anothe rpolitician.

3. Kinky says he favors gay marriage but the public records reflect that he didn't bother to vote when the issue was on the Texas ballot.


Sounds like Kinky spouts off about a lot of shit but he's got no core values when it really comes to adopting a position and sticking with it or actually voting when issues he claims to support are on the ballot.

When Kinky admits that he voted for Bush, but he didn't vote in against the ban on gay marriage, what makes you think he's really progressive despite the evidence of his voting record?

7:11 AM

 
Blogger Craig Matthew Staggs said...

Dearest Stop,

Humor, humanity and a lack of influence by the two political parties who have screwed up this state and country are three things that make Kinky worth electing. Republicans are racist greed heads and Democrats aggressively pursue the role of opposition party instead of leadership. Progressives should blame their ineffectual party leadership for their inevitable loss at the polls, and conservatives just need to get over the evil that has stolen their party and convinced them that God is a Republican. The truth is that most Texas voters consider themselves independent, not R or D.
I understand that some people are just too slow or humorless to get Kinky's abortion joke. But to "Bush" him with the flip-flopper label is pretty low. It's a joke, silly. Kinky makes jokes. This sort of attack- and this blog- are perfect examples of the things Kinky will fix. While Republicans and Democrats fight over semantics and the politics of genitalia they lose sight of what really matters as an administrator of the State of Texas: the happiness of the people of Texas.
Democrats like the author of this blog need to understand one simple truth. Progressives want inspiration and leadership, we want a Governor who stands for Texas, not a political party. We want leadership that acknowledges the failure of the two major parties and offers a solution. Kinky is unusual and obviously confuses and frightens you. Get over it. If you support Bell, Perry, or CKS, then support them. But your attacks on Kinky are thin and feeble and only expose you as a part of the problem. Take that to your next meet-up. I would have said “Put that in your pipe and smoke it” but, I don’t want you to infer that I am pro-tobacco.

One last point:
It’s is entirely possible to be pro-choice, but be in favor of reducing abortions. What you call a flip-flop is an opinion held by most Americans. There is politics and then there is reality. Trying the one increases the value of the other.

8:55 AM

 
Blogger StopKinky said...

Dearest Craig:

Of course it's "entirely possible to be pro-choice, but be in favor of reducing abortions." I'm pro-choice and a member of Planned Parenthood and, in all the pro-choice rallys I have been to and at all the Planned Parenthood meetings I've attended, I have never once met a single advocate of women's reproductive right who didn't also favor reducing the number of abortions.

Kinky is a flip-flopper because he has no core beliefs on this issue and on many other issues which are important to me and to many voters. If you think it's funny for Kinky to try to make jokes instead of taking a stand on important issues like this, we'll have to agree to disagree. If an entertainer wants to make jokes about important political issues, that's fine. But when a politician treats someone's rights as a joke, that's wrong and it's not funny.

By the way, you are probably aware of this, but in case you are not, Kinky's website did not suggest that Kinky would support a woman's right to choose until after Kinky started getting a hard time from CNN and other media for his failure to stake a stand on this issue. That sounds like politics as usual to me so I'm not buying the nonsense that Kinky is somehow different from other politicians -- Kinky's just done a poorer job of thinking through his political position on most issues.

9:44 AM

 
Blogger Craig Matthew Staggs said...

Stopster,
I wish you would simply say why your canidate is better. The point of my comment- which I should have stated directly- is that you argue semantics and personality instead of offering solutions.
1. Who is your canidate?
2. Why do you support him/her?
3. Why should I support them?
4. How are you helping the state of Texas by attacking Kinky?

8:22 AM

 
Blogger StopKinky said...

Craigster:

My candidate is anyone but Kinky or Perry.

If, on the eve of the election, a Green candidate or a Libertarian candidate or a Democrat candidate or Carole K-M-S-R can beat Perry, that's probably who I'll vote for.

I think Perry has done a remarkably poor job, and I think Kinky is a joke candidacy promoting remarkably bad policy ideas and that Kinky splits the anti-incumbent vote in a manner that significantly increases the likelihood of a Perry re-election.

I have run into many Kinky former supporters who withdrew from his campaign when they learned where Kinky stands on the issues and so I am trying to get the word out that Kinky is not the candidate who many people think he is.

Who do you like for governor and why?

9:33 AM

 
Blogger Craig Matthew Staggs said...

Stop,
So, you've been researching and publishing this blog since March? You choose to attack a candidate, you don't believe can win instead of the front runner you know probably will? But you haven't gotten around to choosing a candidate of your own yet? The folks you mention as possible candidates to support have platforms that vary greatly. Meaning, I still don't know what policies you support, if any. I don't get it. I will vote for Kinky because a vote for Kinky takes a stand against just this type of negativity in politics.
That's my motivation. What's yours?
I find it curious that you didn't mention a candidate you support. You say yourself you'll wait until the eve of the election to decide.
Am I to infer that you simply find Kinky so distasteful that even his "joke candidacy" (your words) sends you into a flurry of activity, but you have somehow avoided an opinion on any other candidate?

12:44 AM

 
Blogger StopKinky said...

Craig:

What makes you think I'm researching only Kinky and not also researching the front runner who will probably win if Kinky gets on the ballot and dilutes the anti-incumbent vote? This assumption is incorrect.

What makes you think I haven't gotten around to choosing a candidate? This assumption is also incorrect.

If you don't know what policies I support, you haven't read the blog closely (which is fine; it's not exactly required reading). To save you the effort of reading this blog, I support

1. candidates who are honest and who don't dodge serious questions,

2. candidates who do not change their supposed "core beliefs" to win votes,

3. women's reproductive rights,

4. not handing out governmental appointments based on campaign contributions,

5. racial equality and not having a governor who picks a race to make jokes about,

6. keeping American jobs and American border security in the hands of Americans,

7. not squandering Texas revenues by giving them away to rich property owners,

8. the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and the separation of church and the state school system (I'd prefer to teach my kids religion as I see fit instead of having the government get into the business of religious instruction).

If you have read this blog and you still support Kinky after you know the facts about him, that's fine with me -- that's what democracy is all about. I just hate to see people who are supporting Kinky without knowing what he stands for (precious little), and in my experience most of his supporters are shocked at what crap Kinky says he stands for.

2:50 PM

 
Anonymous pinkbirks1 said...

We got the pro football joke for god's sake. Was the real joke that he passed the ball and didn't answer the question?
Kinky needs to decide if he wants to be Henny Youngman or a candidate. Tell us where you stand and stop it with the unfunny one-liners.
This site is the best answer I've seem for his, "Why the hell not?"

4:05 PM

 
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5:03 PM

 
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3:40 AM

 

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