Nov 06 2006

Democrats Stare Into The Abyss…

Published by at 11:40 pm under All General Discussions,Leiberman-Lamont

Via Powerline:

Ken Mehlman adds another poll to the mounting good news for Republicans: the Democracy Corps poll, a Democratic outfit, finds the Dems with only a four-point edge on the generic preference ballot, 49%-45%, with the Republicans closing fast. Generic polls are, of course, of limited importance, but together with other data the evidence of Republican resurgence seems clear.

Things that make you go “Hmmmmmmm!” Is that within the Margin of Error?

Update:: The NY Times is staring into the abyss!

For a combination of reasons — increasingly bullish prognostications by independent handicappers, galloping optimism by Democratic leaders and bloggers, and polls that promise a Democratic blowout — expectations for the party have soared into the stratosphere. Democrats are widely expected to take the House, and by a significant margin, and perhaps the Senate as well, while capturing a majority of governorships and legislatures.

These expectations may well be overheated. Polls over the weekend suggested that the contest was tightening, and some prognosticators on Monday were scaling back their predictions, if ever so slightly.

Some Democrats worry that those forecasts, accurate or not, may be setting the stage for a demoralizing election night, and one with lasting ramifications, sapping the party’s spirit and energy heading into the 2008 presidential election cycle.

The NY Times is one of those media outlets that hyped and hyped and hyped the Democrats’ pending success! And now reality strikes. Know what happens when a liberal rag lies to the liberal base (and that is the only remaining readership the rag has)? Bankruptcy. First of ideas and then of readership and finally financial.

Update:: Oh My God! From that same NY Times piece:

“It would be crushing,” he said. “It would be extremely difficult.”

Mr. Cook put it more succinctly. “I think you’d see a Jim Jones situation — it would be a mass suicide,” he said.

They finally realize they drank Kool Aide!

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Democrats Stare Into The Abyss…”

  1. kathie says:

    At Free Republic there is a guy who is going to lead a boycott of CNN after the election, I think MSNBC should be included both DNC shills. What we now have is tabloid media, there is no hint of reporting.

  2. crosspatch says:

    I have been “boycotting” CNN for quite sometime now. I just stopped watching it at some point. I don’t remember exactly when that was, but at some point I just lost interest in CNN and found myself changing the channel within a minute or two of switching to it. I guess it was when I started to see through their blatent political cheerleading.

  3. crosspatch says:

    Just noticed that Captain Ed has a link to the Pew poll internal numbers posted. It actually looks worse for the Dems than I thought if that poll is real. I am talking about the Democrats completely losing the non-minority vote, losing the middle class, and more, it’s just bad for the Dems.

    You know, looking at how much of the non-minority vote the Dems have lost, the best thing that the Republicans could do is air what those Prince George’s County community leaders said about the Democratic Party in their support for Steele. If those words were to be spread nationally and result in an erosion of black support for the Democratic party, I believe the wheels would just fall right off the cart. Probably too late now, they should have been doing that over this past weekend.

  4. Kaz-Man says:

    Hugh Hewitt had an interview with Karl Rove today. Rove said that they were going to be looking closely at how St. Louis will conduct the election, as it has been a willing participant in shenanigans before. I had hoped Hugh would ask Karl about Philadelphia, for Santorum’s sake.
    It is going to take a lot of dead people and double voters in these and other areas for the donkeys to pick up seats tomorrow. It is up to the good guys to prevent that- it is up to the GOP to call them on it if possible. Otherwise, in the words of MacRanger, “GET OFF YOUR ASS AND VOTE!!”

  5. Christoph says:

    If you want wisdom, you’ll find it from Markos Zúniga:

    No more polls
    by kos
    Mon Nov 06, 2006 at 08:46:08 PM PST
    Guys, at this point the polls are pretty useless. We’ve got actual results coming tomorrow. What happens, happens. If you want to catch up on the last crush of polls, has them.


  6. MerryJ1 says:

    On the NY Times, try this little time-wasting (but good-feeling) experiment I stumbled into while fact-checking something, and curiosity took over: I pulled up their current stock price (what I was checking), then hit the same date one year previous. It happened to be October 4; then I hit the same date one year prior to that, and so on back to year 2000, the last year of Clinton’s term.

    Each year was a couple of dollars less than the prior year, not one up-tick after 2000 (I think 1999 to 2000 was a gain).

    CNN, when they pulled that slop about a US Military-atrocities story, which was wholly fabricated, and they ran it after solid evidence had emerged impeaching their snitch, I stopped watching anything except the old “Crossfire,” I think it was, and haven’t tuned in for anything at all in years. I’m quite certain that was before Fox even got national distribution (if you recall, Ted Turner tried to keep Fox from getting on the air — Rudy Guliani interceded and helped Rupert Murdoch clear up some kind of a broadcast license challenge Turner had filed.

  7. jeanneb says:

    Just one minor disagreement.

    AJ said: “Know what happens when a liberal rag lies to the liberal base (and that is the only remaining readership the rag has)? Bankruptcy. First of ideas and then of readership and finally financial.”

    I don’t buy it. Liberals will bury their head in the Times forever, telling themselves it represents the feelings of “real Americans” who are just too afraid of BushHitler to express their real views.

    Meanwhile, Rupert Murdoch will laugh all the way to the bank.

  8. Retired Spook says:

    The last time I can recall watching CNN was at least 3 or 4 years ago. Judy Woodruff was forced to report something good about Bush (or Republicans — not sure which), and she was nearly in tears. I told me wife at the time that that was the last straw. Haven’t looked back since. I can’t even tell you what channel number CNN is; same with MSNBC.

  9. archtop says:

    I think it’s clear that the DCM (Democrat Controlled Media) outlets like CNN have pulled every political stunt and trick in the book this year. The sniper video was, to me, beyond the pale, and particularly egregious given their refusal to show the Mohammad cartoons! They have no shame.

    I said in another post that I am through with them all, and I meant it. No cable, no news magazines, no national newspapers (just a small local paper). And no AOL or any other Time-Warner entity if I can help it.

  10. Hayseed says:


    I think Karl Rove mentioned St. Louis because there is a mistake in UBL’S January 19th tape indicating the target for the next terrorist attack is going to be in St. Louis, probably the Gateway to the West Arch.
    I think Karl Rove just gave the left a warning that Bush is fully aware they are colaberating with the terrorist.

  11. Decision Day…

    So, we’ll finally find out whether the months of mudslinging and vitriol will make any difference in the makeup of the House and Senate. Will the Democrats crack the GOP hold on the House or will they fall short? Can the GOP hold the Senate? I’m bett…

  12. Boghie says:

    I think the funniest thing is that if the Liberal Democrats do not pick up enough seats to gain power – and to hold power in their sub-caucus – things will be very dicy…

    They borrowed millions in the last two weeks of the campaign.

    To lose and to owe…

    Could not happen to a better group…

    And, by the way, I mentioned Liberals holding power in their caucus becuase Rolm Emanuel recruited ‘centrists’ (even center-lefties with military backgrownd) to gain Party power in the halls of Congress. Thus, they will be extremely fractured.