Apr 12 2010
The NY Times is out spinning madly today trying to explain why the Democrats are not going to suffer massive and historic losses this election cycle. With between 8-10 senate seats in serious trouble, the NY Times is clearly in deep denial – as is their partner the Democrat Party. I especially loved this line:
â€œIt is no shock that this is going to be a hard cycle,â€ said Jon Vogel, the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. â€œPeople didnâ€™t know that until late 1994; they ended their campaigns with money in the bank.â€
In 1994, Mr. Gaylord said, â€œthere werenâ€™t four people in America who thought we were going to win control of the House on Election Day.â€ He added: â€œNow weâ€™ve been talking about this since last November. What this does is allows incumbents to build up lots of dough and try to reposition themselves.â€
Whoever “Mr Gaylord” is, he is pretty naive. You cannot buy respect or support. You cannot spend out someone’s anger. And if your reputation is already tarnished by being seen as someone who says one thing, then does another against the wishes of We The People, what moron thinks you will win respect and support by ‘repositioning’?
Dollars and disinformation will not save the Democrats. There is a reason Barbara Boxer is in deep, deep trouble in blue CA, or why Harry Reid has seen his last Senate term. And it is not a lack of spin or dollars.
One thing very different between 1994 and 2010 is the economy. When Clinton over reached and America slapped down the Democrats he was awash in a booming economy. Which is the only factor which worked in the Democrats favor. This time the economy is horrible, and the liberal stimulus bill with all its exaggerated, false promises has failed (as was ordained because of its lunatic liberal assumptions about government spending stimulating the economy). Now we have record deficits and rising under employment. Now we have generations of economic drudgery to work off.
And we have nothing to show for the health care madness – nothing.
When 2010 is over and the American people have spoken, the Dems are going to wish it was 1994.