Democrats are waking up from their ‘Obama dreamin’, and all of a sudden, realize they are in serious trouble politically.
Well, you know it is bad when ‘ole snake eyes’ is calling for armageddon. If you want to see the key quote, go to the 5 minute mark…but in reality, the entire ABC/Washington Post poll is spelling ‘D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R’ for the Democrat Party.
And heck, look at liberal outlets like Time, and what they have to say:
Under pressure, the Democrats are cracking. On both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, there is a realization that Nancy Pelosi’s hold on the speakership is in true jeopardy; that losing control of the Senate is not out of the question; and that time, once the Democrats’ best friend, is now their mortal enemy.
Democrats hinged their re-election hopes on two critical factors: Obamacare’s ability to woo the public into believing the ‘greatness’ of this President; and a recovering economy.
Neither have turned out the way that they planned.
So now, Democrats have two arrows left in their quiver for their November hopes. One, that Republicans will shoot themselves in the foot (frankly, quite likely, from what I have seen of the current crop of Republicans). The second, however, is less likely: that Barack Obama will be able to wave his magic wand and spell some miraculous electoral success by pure will of force.
In the inner circles of the Democrat Party, you hear that the polls simply reflect bad luck. It was Bush’s fault that the economy is so bad; the Republicans stopped the Democrat agenda; and that the public simply is angry, and not really supportive of the Republican agenda.
Well, they can blame Bush all they want, but the public elected Mr. Obama and the Democrats because they were under the belief that they would bring competence to Washington. Shockingly (but no surprise to conservatives) they appear even more incompetent than their predecessors. And to top it off, they spend like there is no tomorrow. A bad combination.
As for Republicans stopping the Democrat agenda…we could only be so lucky. I almost wonder if the polls would be closer if the Republicans only had stopped Obamacare, the Stimulus, and FinReg. Instead, they passed…much to the horror of the majority of the public. It is specifically the Democrats agenda which has turned the public, especially independents, against them.
As for the Republican agenda…sadly, there is not really one. Republicans, other than Paul Ryan and a few scattered others, have not put forward a plan to carry out their promise of narrowing the deficit gap, while at the same time promoting economic growth. I do, however, believe that a coherent and fiscally sound conservative agenda is just what the doctor ordered. When you look at the few politicians that have been successful during the current economic downturn, such as Gov. Christie of New Jersey, they have made tough decisions that cut costs but also spread out the fiscal pain, while avoiding the tax increases that would forestall the economic recovery.
So, November looms large for both parties. The real question is not how badly Democrats will lose. The better question is, are conservatives ready to use the opportunity?