Skip to comments.Anti-Incumbent? Try Anti-Obama
Posted on 05/19/2010 5:27:25 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
Serious Democratic analysts concede it's their party that's facing trouble in the fall.
The hordes are not massing at the gates of Washingtonnot yet. They won't arrive until after the midterm congressional election in November. Most are likely to be Republicans, a good number of them old Washington hands. Yesterday's primary elections, including the impressive victories of Republican Rand Paul in Kentucky and Democrat Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania, didn't change that.
The idea that anti-incumbent fever, striking equally at Democrats and Republicans, is the defining feature of the 2010 election is as misguided as last year's notion that President Obama's oratory would tilt the nation in favor of his ambitious agenda. Yet the media, echoing the Obama White House, has adopted anti-incumbency as the all-purpose explanation of this year's political developments.
Their latest (supposed) evidence: Mr. Sestak's ouster of incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter. But incumbency, though it played a part, wasn't the main reason Mr. Specter (who switched parties from Republican to Democrat last year) lost. After voting against the 80-year-old Mr. Specter in five elections dating back to 1980, a majority of Democratic voters in Pennsylvania couldn't bring themselves to vote for him yesterday. They didn't trust him.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
To be added or removed from the
"The Wall Street Journal" Ping List,
The most important political event of the week may have been the revelation that the Democratic Senate candidate in Connecticut, the state's Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, had falsely claimed to be a Vietnam veteran. That gives a Republican a chance to win in Connecticut, tooand even a Senate majority.
Dare we dream?
Obama has zero political clout. The Scott Brown was the first clue.
Anti - Obozo. Yes I am against the Pantywaist Pissant Poreschooler whom wears nappies (diapers - keep in mind he is a British subjest, so he would be wearing nappies). the ass needs to just resign and the usa needs to arrest the sob, put in a jail for the rest of his unnatural life.
We can dream, but it’s hard to find a way for Pubbies to get to 10 unless this Blumenthal refuses to give it up, Boxer loses in CA (CA is so blue, I can’t see that happening) or Rossi jumps in against Murray in WA.
8 is very possible, but getting to 10 requires some great strokes of luck, which aren’t out of the question in the next few months.
And this makes me smile. :)