The Washington Times - June 21, 2010, 01:18PM

Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are: GOP voters’ enthusiasm higher than 1994, WH, Kyl clash on securing US-Mexico border, Emanuel leaping or being pushed?


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Enthusiasm is directly linked to turn-out.  The more enthusiastic an electorate, the more likely they are to vote.  In this case, Republicans are most likely to vote party-line giving the GOP a boost at the ballot boxes in November.  This phenomenon will flip a number of swing-districts back to Republicans, but is it enough to give the GOP enough wins to take back Congress?

  • Fox News:  WH, Kyl clash on securing US-Mexico border
The White House, through Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, has flatly denied an accusation from Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl that President Obama won’t secure the border because it would cost him GOP support for immigration reform.

Hot AirEmanuel leaping or being pushed?
The earlier report on Rahm Emanuel indicated that Barack Obama’s chief of staff wanted out of the White House because he has tired of dealing with ideologues.  Perhaps some of those ideologues have begun pushing more than Rahm has begun leaping.