Sep 05 2010
I don’t get Democrats and their slavish adherence to the liberals in DC. Why would anyone risk their entire life’s work to salvage Nancy Pelosi? But that is what the Speaker is asking of all Democrats, she is asking Democrats to put it all on the line to save her job:
To hold the line against Republicans, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, issued an urgent plea for members in safe districts to help their endangered colleagues by contributing money. She called out to Democrats who were delinquent on paying their party dues and instructed members with no re-election worries to tap into a combined $218 million from their campaign accounts to help save their majority.
“We need to know your commitment,” Pelosi wrote to lawmakers last week in a private letter, demanding that they call her within 72 hours to explain how they plan to help.
She added, “The day after the election, we do not want to have any regrets.”
What if a ‘safe’ Democrat was safe because they had a reputation of being independent of Pelosi and her liberal henchmen? Clearly Pelosi is ready to punish any members who do not surrender to her job saving needs, and she will use liberal muscle to enact that punishment.
I think Pelosi is nuts here. There are 250+ jobs at stake and she expects members (and their voters) to risk everything for her? Why? There will be more elections in the future, after redistricting. If you aren’t an aging liberal dinosaur, you might want to hold your money for 2012, when things will be just as bad, if not worse.
In reality, this is all a waste of time. If money and slick PR messaging was going to turn the Democrats’ nightmare around it would have already happened. You cannot hide endless months of high unemployment, historic levels of debt and deficits, plans to raise the cost of living through energy controls, or the forced confiscation of everyone’s PRIVATE health care plans (throwing us all into the failing Medicare/Medicaid plans). These things cannot be spun away. You cannot drive the attention of the voter from these self-evident truths onto some wildly exaggerated and mythical problem with the GOP opponent.
The Dem’s ‘fire wall’ is a garden house facing a firestorm of anger. Money will not stop or divert the voters come November – no more than it stimulated the economy. Because money buys nothing. It is the spirit, energy and optimism of the American people who make things happen, who create jobs and money. Liberals just never get it. And that is why they are losing in the first place. This ‘fire wall’ is one more insult to the intelligence of the American voter.