Sep 22 2010
It is one thing to see the conditions for massive and historic election wave falling into place and showing up in the generic polls. It is another experience all together to see surprise races popping up like dandelions in the spring. The polling news from the last two days is just a wonder to see. Here is a long list of amazing poll news from the first half of this week:
WV Senate Seat Tilts Toward GOP
WI Senate About To Tip Towards GOP
In New York, GOP’s Paladino Trails Cuomo By Only 6? Only 6?!?
One New York House Seat, Looking Like a GOP Pickup
09:WA-09: Adam Smith At Risk?
Pollster Terry Madonna Ponders Pennsylvania ‘Landslide’
77% Disapprove Of Democrat Congress
Poll Shows Miller With Big Lead Over Murkowski
Even More Here!
It still amazes me to see states like WI, WV, WA, NV, CO, CA all toss ups in the senate (with WI on the brink of moving into the lean-GOP category within a week). And this barely touches on the state level breaking news (governors, state houses, etc).
When Scott Brown won the MA senate special election riding a never before seen wave of voter anger, the Democrats were given their warning shot. What sealed their fate this November was the way they ignored this warning and then thumbed their noses at the voters and rammed through Obamacare in one of the ugliest, most hyper-partisan spectacles ever seen in the swamps of DC. That moment of rejecting the the will of the voter unleashed this tsunami now consuming incumbents, taking mostly Democrats in it wake.
The Democrats should have listened to the voters, and not the inexperienced but seductive siren song that was coming out of the White House. All that power they were promised has turned to bitter ash.
Update: Reader Kathie makes a very astute observation about what Obama and the Dems are responsible for:
Obama rightly notes that he was handed a terrible economy. But now we learn that the recession he inherited was just five months away from being over when he took office. So while Obama doesn’t own the recession in any way, shape or form, he certainly owns the recovery, which is now well into its 15th month.
Very true. The great recession ended (supposedly) in the summer of 2009, which gave the Democrats plenty of time to stimulate a recovery. Except we know that their Keynesian approach was a massive failure, trickling out government largesse too slowly to do any good, and instead running up massive deficits. The Dems may have received less backlash to Obamacare if the economy was growing, but that is all speculation. Reality is what it is, and the Democrats are heading for a massive blow come this November.