The Democrats’ Desperation


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Thanks to the leadership of President Obama, House Speaker Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Reid, the Democratic Party is facing the biggest defeat in bi-elections in the past 110 years.

The modern record is a loss of 74 seats set in 1922, by the Democrats, at the height of the Harding/Teapot Dome scandals. This year, the Democrats will lose at least 80 House seats and perhaps as many as 100, and will also lose control of the Senate.

Currently, according to published polls, Republicans are leading in 54 Democratic House districts and, in 19 more, the incumbent congressman is under 50 percent of the vote and his GOP challenger is within five points. That makes 73 seats where victory is within easy grasp for the Republican Party. The only reason the list is not longer is that there are 160 Democratic House districts that were considered so strongly blue that there is no recent polling available.

There is no Democratic message out there. President Obama is heralding education — an issue never mentioned on the campaign trail. Secretary of State Clinton is trying to restart the peace talks in the Middle East. Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano is trying to enhance international air safety. Attorney General Holder is re-evaluating Internet national security taps. And a hundred endangered Democrats are scrambling about on their own trying to get re-elected!

The Democratic campaigns they are waging are formulaic. They make no attempt to defend the administration, but run away from it where possible. They never mention its signature legislative achievements unless to say that they opposed them. The words stimulus, health care reform, card-check, GM takeover, and cap and trade never cross their lips.

Instead, they are running almost exclusively negative ads. In a few districts, they have dug up dirt that they are throwing at their opponents. They base their campaigns on tax liens, failed marriages, DWIs and the like. Where there is a paucity of dirt, they resort to three pre-fab negatives: that their opponent favors a 23 percent national sales tax, that he wants to privatize Social Security and that he is shipping jobs overseas.

The Republican answers are simple. Candidates urge the 23 percent value-added tax as part of a Fair Tax reform that eliminates the income tax — a switch most voters favor. Some Republicans do back letting people under 55 divert one-third of their FICA taxes to approved investment alternatives, and most voters agree with them.

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  • Chezwick_Mac

    Nothing would make me happier than if Morris were right on all counts, but my guts tell me it's not going to be the slaughter he's predicting. And Dick has gotten things very wrong in the past…remember "Hillary vs Condi", the race that never was?

    • Jim C.

      You're not exaggerating…if you look back at Morris's predictions he has been wrong nearly every time, except for common sense stuff everyone knows like "The Yankees will beat the Pirates."

      He wakes up every day thanking God people still listen to him.

  • Rifleman

    I wouldn't completely count the dp out this election, and the fraud hasn't factored in yet.

  • davarino

    Hopefully the repubs are holding their fire till they see the whites of their eyes. I trust Morris, I think there is going to be an avalanche late in the game.

    Hold, hold, ……. : )

  • sflbib

    Re: "And where is Øbama while all this is happening? Proposing new initiatives on education!"

    Isn't this a tacit admission that the Democrat run education system is failing?

    • den

      And supporting Mosques!

  • BeckNCall

    I have two words……… VOTER FRAUD. Get out and volunteer to be a POLL WATCHER!

  • Wesley69

    Voters need to ask the question, do we continue Obama‘s socialist transformation into whatever, or do we stop it? Putting a Democrat, no matter how moderate, will add to Obama’s numbers in Congress. So if it comes down to a Marxist Democrat and a Republican who casts spells by wiggling her nose, choose the witch
    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • BoogiesDaddy

    I expect massive fraud in the WA state elections……again.

  • Jim Johnson

    The Republicans do not have to have the majority. They need enough of the right type of Republicans to raise Cain with the Administration and it's allies. This includes investigating Eric Holder.
    There still many of the Old Guard Republicans like Lindsay Graham , Orin Hatch and John McCain who love to reach across the isle. So even with a majority Republican congress the restoration of Democracy not be a lock.

    Orin Hatch can be bounced but I am not sure the Tea Party can do it. It was not the tea party that shoveled out old Bob Bennett ;it was Bay Buchanan.

    The manifesto of the Tea Party is not strong enough nor explicit enough to bring out the people who are on Melman's list. The Tea Party candidates are also not producing the right issues to bring out those voters.
    The Republican's biggest help in winning is not their messages but it is Obama and his allies.
    Remember the Republicans were kicked out in 2006 and 2008 for reasons they have failed to address.
    They have been called racists by the left propaganda makers yet have failed to point out one of the major cause of the increasing poverty amongst poor blacks is their replacement by illegal labor. They failed to point out that Obama has done every thing in his power increase the flow of illegals. Displaced workers is a major issue amongst Black Americans.

    They two Republican candidates in California are examples of the types that got the Republicans thrown out in the last two elections. Even if they win they will be about as much help as McCain in restoring democracy. Carley Fiorina for example while head of
    HP preferrentially not only hired H1b s but claimed Americans had no rights to the jobs.
    Suddenly Americans had became to stupid to work in the very industry they created ,(according to Her and The Bill Gates types).

    Remember Diane Feinstein had enough goodness in her heart to put pressure on to get Ramos and Compean released from jail.

    I can't think of any good deed that Boxer ever did and she is the one who is running.

  • Ret. Marine

    I pray they all get what is coming to them and some new blood start the investigations. There is simply too much going on to keep up with anything D.M. says. I've never relied on his advise anyway. Remember where he comes from and who he worked for and with. Some memories are just too hard to forget.

  • Wesley69

    Voters need to ask the question, do we continue with Obama‘s transformation of America or do we stop it? Putting a Democrat, no matter how moderate, will add to Obama’s numbers in Congress. So if it comes down to a Marxist Democrat and a Republican who casts spells, choose the witch.
    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

  • den

    Islam is not a family value, and we don't want to go to mosques in America, Mr Pres.
    Your vision of Amerika bowing to arabs is not our vision of America.

    And we don't like Nancy Pelosi investigating us for wrong think.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The best thing the Republican Party has going for it is what people
    have in their bank accounts, those accounts are dwindeling and
    disappearing fast. The depredations of the Democratic regime is
    so bad that idiots and gravy train activists will be the only voters
    who Democrats will attract.

    The real election is of conservative candidates over leftist Republicans
    and any elite life long professional sponge politician. The lobbying in
    DC and special interest money is a pox on our house and must be
    removed from government. Our biggest problem is corruption and
    as long as Americans vote in thieves there will never be a good day
    in America. It seems that we need to reinvent the way we raise our
    children and educate with honesty and integrity returned to the forum.
    A mess is a mess is a mess but good grief can we say when, have
    we had enough of leftist destruction?………Willian

  • Red_Ruffansore

    We shall see on Nov. 3rd after the dust settles how many how many Americans we have and how many useful idiots we have. So long as voting looks like a cheerleading squad for opposing teams, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Only until we realize that government itself is what we are fighing against, to control it's nature to corrupt itself, only then will we have a chance to undo decades of idiocy.

  • rbblum

    The current reign by the socialist democrats who have hijacked the national Democrat party will likely go the same way as the American Nazi party of the 1930's. . . though it will probably take another 20 years to weed out the anti-constitutional mindset and mandates.

  • votedagainstoby

    Making Libratad progressive Dumbocrats heads explode;

    Have you seen the movie "UP"?

    SQUIRREL!!

    or

    SARAH PALIN!! The left goes crazy at the mention of her name. So on that note,… wait for it,…

    SARAH PALIN!! Look,…. SARAH PALIN!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahhaa,..

    SARAH PALIN!!,…. EHEEHEHeheehehehehehehehehehh ,… I'm sorry. I just couldn't help it.

    SARAH PALIN!! HHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHheheheeheheehee,….opps. did it again.