Skip to comments.Democrats, get used to hearing Schadenfreude: it means deriving pleasure from the misery of others
Posted on 10/15/2010 12:41:11 PM PDT by jmaroneps37
Make mo mistake, the Sane Congressional Democrat Caucus (SCDC) knew it would come to this as far back as December 2008 even before all the trash from Obamas election parties was cleaned up.
Maryland Democrat Congressman Chris Van Hollen, the de facto chairman of the SCDC, said his Party could lose as many as 70 to 80 seats in this cycle on the same day Barack Obama would bask in the glow of happy Democrat faces oblivious to the coming disaster.
The SCDC knew Obamas support was a mile wide and an inch deep even when the polls were reporting Obama holding a 70% approval rating and the GOP trailing by 25 points on the economy and 34 points on health care.
Van Hollen and his staff knew 2010 would find Democrats defending 54 seats that they took during the last two cycles, 48 seats where the hapless John McCain actually won and a massive 83 districts held by them that voted for George Bush in 2004.
1994 or 1894?
The SCDC chairman was determined not to have a repeat of 1994s Democrat wipeout happen on his watch. He may well get his wish, but not in the way he wants things to turnout.
In 1994 the GOP picked up 53 Democrat seats which was of course a stunning defeat. Nevertheless, now it looks like 1894 when Republicans rode disgust with Grover Cleveland to a smashing 119 seat pick up victory.
Threats over money
The SCDC plan called for 41 Frontline Democrats to raise more and more money More
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Some lefty once wrote back “Schadenfreude” to my outrage at the socialist congress’ behavior during the passage of obamacare. My reply to him was a warning that unfortunately (for him!) schadenfreude’s loyalty can never be bought. It is like an Afghan, just when you think he’s your friend for life, he’ll turn and stab you in the back!
Fixed it for you. Significant distinction.