Friday, August 20, 2010

Where do the Democrats go from here?

Obama's coattails?

The following article had a cute title but tells a grim story for Democrats. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

More on the Democrat dilemma

The advice from Democratic consultants and strategists is almost unanimous:
Run away from the president, and fast. A prominent Democratic pollster is
circulating a survey that shows George W. Bush is 6 points more popular
than President Obama in "Frontline" districts -- seats held by Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sees as most vulnerable to Republican takeover.
That Bush is more popular than Obama in Democratic-held seats is cause for outright fear….

Walk, Don't Run: "He is a walking radioactive disaster," one senior Democratic operative said of the president. But any effort to seriously distance oneself from Obama is dangerous for an incumbent; go too hard against the president and voters think the candidate is faking it.

You know things are bad when they start blaming the system

We are beginning to see the acceptance of the inevitable by liberal columnists. The pox on both your houses message is one sent by someone whose party he supports is about to lose big.

Our Dysfunctional Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Democrats seem determined to teach us the price of
vacillation, while the Republicans are bent on instructing us on the rewards of
obstruction. What a helluva choice awaits in the November election.

This is my sour August reflection on the two months of travel ahead
of me on the campaign trail -- a search for candidates who may lift the gloom
and restore some faith in the principled politics so lacking in Washington these

This article will not make you feel good, but forewarned is forearmed.

“There are increasing signs that something is going to have to happen soon.
European bond yields, particularly sovereign yields, are at levels not seen
since the teeth of the Greek/Ireland/Portugal/Spain debt worries this past
spring. Junk bond sales are booming as investors search for yield, throwing risk
to the wind. Gold is hitting new highs. This past week, mortgages lenders
witnessed a surge in refinancings even beyond the strong rally they've seen all
summer. Equity trading volumes are pathetic.

And underlying all the worries is a growing concern that the free markets, once manipulated with derivatives, are now being manipulated by governments and central banks, as they use every possible technique to keep interest rates low to try to stir up some sort of economic rebound. “

Extreme? Who really is extreme?

Here's a video by the Republicans asking whose really extreme?

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