Skip to comments.Democratic déja vu
Posted on 08/04/2010 2:04:40 AM PDT by Scanian
The similarities between the political condition of the Democratic Party in 2010 and the Republican Party's condition in 2006 are growing. One sign of the similarity is the tendency toward hopeful delusion on the part of many Democrats and liberals, which parallels the hopeful delusions of Republicans and conservatives in the run-up to November 2006.
Two senior congressional Democrats, Reps. Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters, in hot water with the House Ethics Committee, just as Republicans had to suffer from the cascading effects of the bribery scandal involving San Diego Rep. Duke Cunningham and a sex scandal involving Sen. Larry Craig (with one involving Rep. Mark Foley to follow in September).
Congress was wildly unpopular in 2006, and both houses were in Republican control. The 2006 number in Gallup was 14 percent. Today, with both houses in Democratic hands, the number is marginally better, around 20 percent.
Ah, but Democrats have Barack Obama, don't they? He received the largest number of votes ever cast, and people still like him. Well, George W. Bush received the largest number of votes ever cast in 2004. Gallup yesterday had Obama with an approval rating of 41 percent; Bush's approval rating in the Gallup poll released on August 22, 2006, was 42 percent.
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The big difference between the 2006 and 2010 elections is that the MSM had been pummeling President Bush for six years on any and everything they could think of. And for the last two years or so have been praising Obama as the greatest president ever.
Both memes were and are lies only now the taxpayer/voters have the experience of both men to tell the difference.
People still like Obama? Where? Kenya?
Four years in the past is a bit of a stretch to be making sweeping historical parallels.
no.....unemployment was roughly at half the level in 2006 that it is today....the Democrats’ position is far, far worse.