Skip to comments.Obama's Struggles Hampering Democratic Recruitment
Posted on 05/13/2013 3:01:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Imagine youre a red-state Democrat contemplating a run for Senate. Heres what youve seen during the opening months of President Obamas second term: A still-tepid economic recovery, a culturally polarizing agenda on immigration and guns, and fears of Obamacares possibly haphazard implementation.
The White Houses uneven second-term start shows little sign of improving. Questions about what administration and State Department officials knew about the origins of last years deadly attack on a consulate in Benghazi have hounded them since last weeks congressional hearing. The explosive revelation Friday that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit outside groups seems certain to put Obama officials on the defensive for the foreseeable future.
And Monday, the AP reported that the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records from its reporters and editors -- in what the AP's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion." Each controversy might ultimately prove a dud at the ballot box next year, but theyre hardly the kind of headlines that encourage candidates to jump into a challenging Senate race.
All this doesnt add up to a welcoming environment for Democrats next year -- at least not when the party is already contending with defending seven Senate seats in states Mitt Romney carried, facing a midterm cycle inherently favorable for Republicans. And it could help explain why some of the partys top recruits in the countrys GOP-heavy quarters have, at least so far, opted against campaigns.
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Maybe there is something to the DC Tidal Basin.. occasionally it self-flushes..
and now the ap phone records scandal.. double down on impeachment or resignation at this rate.. man, this machine is collapsing in it own decadence.. wolfie is live with it now..
‘Goebbles’ is not so haPPy.
This article is old news. It is clearly a few hours old, and there are at least another half-dozen new zer0 scandals not mentioned here...
aw geeez.. I guess I’ll have to make faster beer runs.. ;-}
Tapping the AP’s phone records.
That’s like kicking the crap out of your elderly beagle.
Then wondering why something under your bed smells bad the next day.
You get the Levin boys out of the way., you might see progress there. nowhere to go but up..
that beagle had it coming, I reckun.. don’t know why.. as to under the bed.. furballs.
Pleae don't give Carney any more talking points. After all he already used the old news one for Benghazi. (grin)
The styrofoam Greek columns are gone and the stench rising from the swamp that is Washington DC is becoming too much to bear. Impeachment or the Democrat party dies with him. That is what they are thinking now.
Give no quarter, take no prisoners, there is nothing to be gained by playing nice!
If it wasn’t so sad we could make a good comedy script out of this administration. The banana republic. The first time I saw a black man as a kid, I embarrassed my dad by asking how he got so rotton? (cause when bananas are rotton they are black)
It’s hard to believe these scandals are hurting Dear Leader at all. The leftist communists love everything he is accused of doing! I would think it would cause more of them to run his direction (bring your checkbooks!)
This needs to DRAG on,, and on, and on. Closer and closer to primary season we go!