"It is old news that many congressional Democrats are on the road to political oblivion — 33 House members and nine senators are already on the endangered list. Now, however, even incumbents in "safe" seats are looking toward the future with fear and trembling.
They worry that the Democratic Party's most well-known characteristic (spend a lot of money fast) may be fatal at the polls. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., a member of his party's dwindling clerisy, is sorely vexed by an epiphany full of dark portents.
"I have come to the conclusion," he proclaims, "that the voters are saying now that just throwing money at various kinds of issues — virtually all of which are deserving — isn't good enough."
The June 8 elections: A verdict on incumbents, unions, and Democrats
"Eleven states voted yesterday in primaries and runoffs—the largest number of
the year—and one way to look at the results is that no incumbent member of
Congress lost his or her bid for reelection. So does this make 2010 less of an
anti-incumbent (and anti-Democratic) year? Not really. I am put in mind of the
story of the Teamsters Union business agent who was confined to the hospital. A
bouquet was sent, with a note reading: “The Executive Board wishes you a speedy
recovery, by a vote of nine to six.” Such was the voters’ verdict on incumbents
on June 8."
"Now he's looking to "kick someone's ass." Yeah, that'll help. The truth is that Obama's performance with regard to the spill, and that of the federal government
generally, has been terrible. They had a plan for dealing with Gulf spills, but didn't follow it. They were slow to recognize the severity of the spill; it took nine days before the feds even offered assistance to British Petroleum. A dozen
federal agencies are involved in the response, which reportedly has led to
confusion and delay"
Alien in the White House?
"A great part of America now understands that this president's sense of
identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. He is hard
put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart
and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class. He is the alien in
the White House, a matter having nothing to do with delusions about his
birthplace cherished by the demented fringe."
In fact, President Obama is a radical leftist who doesn't think or see things the same way that the vast majority of Americans see things. He was elected President, but this disconnect with the American people will cost the Democrats dearly in November and will probably cost Mr. Obama in 2012.
Don't like what the Democrats are doing? Here's Barney Franks solution.
"You can reach out to your fellow young people and make it clear to them, that when [sic] they may not be satisfied with everything we've done -- we're not satisfied with everything we've done. The way to cure that is to give us more authority and more ability."