Jan 27 2010

Democrats Are Beyond The Precipice

Published by at 1:14 pm under 2010 Elections,All General Discussions

Tonight will be interesting to watch, to see if the great communicator can snow America’s centrist voters into drinking the Kool-Aid one more time with charades and misrepresented ‘nice talk’. The stakes are huge, as this new NPR poll illustrate clearly:

The poll holds plenty of danger signs for the Democrats. In one indicator studied closely by both parties ahead of midterm elections, likely voters chose an unnamed Republican candidate by 5 percentage points over the Democrat on a hypothetical congressional ballot.

“So while it’s a 5-point lead overall, among the most interested voters, that lead doubles,” Bolger says. “And we saw that take effect in Virginia; we saw it took effect in [the] New Jersey gubernatorial race; and we saw it take effect in the Massachusetts Senate race as well.”

Wowza! a 10% lead among the most intense and interested voters! That would signal a pending decimation of Democrats this November (and, yes, a lot can happen between now and then, but very few things could turn this around versus those things that could make it even worse).

And when we peak at some details we see why there will likely be repeats of what was seen in NJ, VA and MA:

Look at those independent numbers! 79% disapprove of Congress (read Dems) and only 14%. It is clear that once safe Democrat seats are now in play. If this just holds to November it would be a historic election wipe out. But if we see soft Dems move with the rest of the country, then November could be a once in a century (or two) political upheaval. I mean, I cannot even get my head around what would result from numbers like this playing out across the nation.

It could easily mean races that run the gamut from light blue through purple to light red all go bright red (at least for this round). Michael Barone recently noted 150 seats could be in play in Congress. Numbers like this would make that a sure bet.

Are the Dems really that suicidal? Don’t they understand such a political tsunami would provide the next Congress free license to undo everything this President and Congress have done?

Update: Ed Morrissey has his usual stellar take on the NPR poll.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Democrats Are Beyond The Precipice”

  1. kathie says:

    I suggest that Americans want a simply spoken, straight forward President who says what he means and means what he says. The elite and the media wanted someone who sounded all educated, majestic, so they destroyed Bush to lead the way for Obama. He sounds good and is utterly clueless about almost everything. It is always good to check in with the other side of the pasture, so we can relearn again how good we had it.

  2. MerlinOS2 says:


    The American people have a very American world view. The God of the Bible is real. Mom, the flag, apple pie, and American exceptionalism are the hallmarks of the American world view. A majority of American embrace this world view.

    Voters want a guy in office who shares that world view.

    But there is a growing sense among independents and even some Democrats that Barack Obama does not share that world view.

    Obama’s world apology tour last year, his repeated rhetoric hinting at a world view where the United States is just one of many nations with nothing setting it apart, his mishandling of terror issues, his proclamation that we are not a Christian nation, his belief that we really all can get along, etc. suggest a world view hostile not just to American exceptionalism, but also hostile to the traditions the nation holds sacred.

  3. Wilbur Post says:

    I will never vote for a Democrat again. I will vote for a Libertarian or a Conservative or a Republican but not a Democrat. They all seem to have a hereditary problem with revealing their true aims during a campaign. Like Jumpin’ Jim Florio here in NJ who was against raising taxes until the day of his Inauguration. Or Bob “Torch” Toricelli who was for a balanced budget amendment until he won the election. How about John Kerry of Taxachusetts who was against the Iraq war before he was for it (or vice-versa? Ah, who gives an airborne fornication.) Now we have the greatest serial prevaricator of them all, Barack Huessein Obama; it’s hard to find something he said during the last presidential campaign that WASN’T a lie. Maybe if their policies weren’t so repulsive to so many people, they wouldn’t need to lie about them. It seems to me the solution to that problem would be to get different policies, not different BS. Go figure.

  4. lurker9876 says:

    How many of you will watch tonight’s SOTU?

    How many lies will Obama make in his SOTU?

    How many of you will believe him and his SOTU?

    How much in his SOTU will you believe?