Friday, August 6, 2010

Why the Democrats are in Trouble

Al Franken Strikes Again

When you elect a juvenile personality to office you shouldn't be surprised when they act juvenile. The people of Minnesota make that kind of a mistake in 2008 electing Al Franken to the Senate. Today we read Al was doing what he does best yesterday "moving around in his chair, gasping and rolling his eyes."

Once a smuck, always a smuck.

Peggy Noonan and "America at Risk"

I like Peggy Noonan's writing. I don't alway agree with her, but she is a powerful writer. She writes this week about a disconnect.

But do our political leaders have any sense of what people are feeling deep
down? They don't act as if they do. I think their detachment from how
normal people think is more dangerous and disturbing than it has been in the past

Delusion Central--Why the Democrats will keep control of the house.

Brent Budowsky wrote a piece for the Hill yesterday demonstrating that some leftist are still in the state of denial. He thought the Democrats would retain control because George Bush is writing a book that will come out after the election but will be leaked before and remind everyone how much they hated Bush as the first of his eight reasons.

Here are the reasons I see them losing the House and the Senate.

Here are the reasons the Democrats will lose control of both houses of congress.

1. The Rangel/Waters scandal will be the news in September 2010 and even into October.

2. The Dems will be home in August. As they host townhalls and campaign events, they will be heckled and challenged and they won't handle it well.

3. Unemployment at 9.5%. The latest results show us losing 131,000 jobs in July.

4. Healthcare law where 59% want to repeal it. And as more and more is revealed to the public, the people will realize what a disaster this is.

5. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's failure to be in the Wall Street Reform. SEC being exempted from FOIA.

6. Crony Capitalism as practiced by the White House.

7. The suit against Arizona's immigration law.

8. 42% of Americans self describe themselves as conservatives, while only 21% describe themselves as liberals. But Obama and the Democrats are governing like 42% of Americans describe themselves as liberals and only 21% are conservatives.

9. Obama's continuation of the Afghan war will discourage his most rabid followers.

10. Independents don't like the Democrat agenda.

11. The TEA Party

12. Obama's complete incompetence as an executive.

13. The oil spill and the government's response.

14. Acting on or failing to act upon "Don't ask, don't tell" will either discourage a constituency of the Democrats or ignite the opposition. Obama should have acted on this as soon as he got into office. He's now in a lose lose situation.

15. Obama's approval ratings in the low 40's.

16. There are a number of democrat scandals that are just below the surface. Some of these will ignite before the election.

17. The democrats must defend their votes. In the house many voted for cap and trade. The votes in the Senate for the healthcare bill was truly scandalous.

18. The theme, "It could be worse," is not a winning one.

19. George Bush is not in office and hasn't been for 2 years. While the Democrats will try to blame him for the problems of the country, they were elected to solve this problems and they haven't.

20. The deficit. Bush was bad, but Obama and the Democrat control congress is three times worse.

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