Update: Rand Paul, strong ally of the Tea Party movement wins in Kentucky and is now the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. We are still waiting, along with many others for the results from Pennsylvania. Obama apologist Richard Cohen today published this about legs akimbo, helpless Obama:
“Obama presiding over the unpresidable, the president overseeing the incomprehensible, the full panoply of meaningless power — Air Force One, Marine One, the limo, the motorcade, the briefcase with the nuclear launch codes — all amounting in this case to man railing against the sea, a somber lesson for us all. The spill goes on. The war goes on. The debt grows — and so, for too many of us, does denial.”
Too late, Dick. You bought him, you own him. And stop apologizing. The United States is governable, if we had a qualified president.
On election day 2009 Barack Obama proved to be the poison we have contended he has always been. On election day 2010 Barack Obama is a more powerful, distilled, deadly poison.
Today the White House unleashed a comic disclaimer meant to protect Obama by stating that Obama is ‘not following the elections that closely’. That defense is as believable as Dick Blumenthal and his swift boat style stories of stolen valor. That defense is as believable as Barack Obama’s attempts to ignore as no longer relevant those pesky issues left over from the 1960s such as civil rights, and even the Vietnam War and its lessons. Oh, yes, Vietnam. As Obama’s harlequin poll fluffer, Nate Silver, acknowledges:
“Perhaps there’s more to the story, but Blumenthal’s team hasn’t really denied the story so much as tried to spin it (and they certainly haven’t tried to apologize). And the non-sequitur, blame-shifting response from the DSCC (“Its no surprise Republicans would want to smear Dick Blumenthal, considering all of the debauchery at [WWE] under Linda McMahon’s watch”) points to just how difficult it might be to dig out from.
And perhaps my gut reaction is atypical. But to Americans a generation removed from me — the baby-boomers who were most directly impacted by Vietnam and who vote most reliably in midterm elections — the question of Blumenthal’s service is liable to be more resonant rather than less.”
Why it took a Linda McMahon opposition research presentation to the New York Times to reveal the real Dick Blumenthal is not much of a mystery. Big Media has failed to investigate Barack Obama too. However, if the Hillary campaign had provided the evidence of the real Obama, she, not he, would have been deemed the scoundrel. But that’s another discussion for yet another day. Today is election day in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon.
The most important thing to watch will be turnout of Dimocrats and Republicans. According to a Gallup poll conservatives are all fired up and ready to throw the bums out (and it appears that it is conservative Democrats who are the most ready to vote in November, not Obama Dimocrats). We’ll be watching with most of our attention on the election for congress in the 12th district of Pennsylvania (John Murtha’s former district). That race will tell us a great deal about November’s results. The closer the Republican gets to victory, the worse it will be for Obama Dimocrats in November. If the Republican Tim Burns actually wins – Ohhh, my!
We’ll laugh and cheer whatever happens in the senate race in Pennsylvania. We’ll laugh and cheer whatever happens in Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon. We’ll laugh and cheer because most of the winners in today’s primaries are getting a ticket to nowhere – well, at least the Dimocrats. [Things look so bad for Dimocrats even Newt Gingrich is thinking of running for President (maybe Arianna Huffington will return to him and we’ll finally be rid of her)].
The Dimocrats are in trouble, and we’ll be watching the race in Pennsylvania 12 to finally have a gauge with actually numbers to project the November results. The Dimocrats are in trouble and here’s why:
“WAYNESBURG, Pa. — Sam Boyd has been a Democrat his entire adult life, just like many here in this mostly rural, economically impoverished southwestern corner of the state, where the party’s roots run as deep as the coal underfoot.
But in Tuesday’s closely watched special election to succeed the late Representative John P. Murtha in the state’s 12th Congressional District, Mr. Boyd, 65, is leaning toward casting his vote for the Republican candidate, Tim Burns, a millionaire former software entrepreneur who got involved in politics through the Tea Party movement.
“I’m for Burns for the reason I was for Obama,” said Mr. Boyd, a retired general contractor who served as an unpaid campaign liaison for Mr. Murtha in his county. “I want change.”
Whether or not Mr. Burns pulls off a victory over his Democratic opponent, Mark Critz, in what polls suggest is a competitive race, voters like Mr. Boyd embody the nightmare scenario for Democrats nationally: that even committed Democrats will turn on their party.”
Americans Hope for Change from the current Obaminations:
“Democratic leaders hope that improved economic news will help Mr. Critz, as well as their party nationwide. But that may not be enough to convince voters like Mr. Boyd, who only a year and a half ago was putting up Murtha and Obama signs across Greene County, the southwestern-most part of this sprawling district.
Mr. Boyd’s path to discontent since then traces the bumpy legislative path in Washington, from the auto bailouts to the stimulus plan to the passage of the health care overhaul.
His decision on Tuesday, as well as that of other voters like him in this heavily Democratic district, represents a test of Republicans’ ability to make the midterm elections a referendum on President Obama and the Democratic-led Congress.
Mr. Boyd, who first joined his local Young Democrats club as a 14-year-old, says he now regrets voting for Mr. Obama, even though he hastened to add that he still found the president personally appealing.
“I just think I bought the sizzle, not the steak,” he said.”
Readers of Big Pink are not surprised that a man who proudly became a Democrat at age 14 is regretful of his 2008 vote and volunteering for Barack Obama. Unless devastating defeats destroy the Obamination called the Dimocratic Party in November and we have a restored Democratic Party (even this scenario is already too late for many Democrats) others will join the exodus from the Obamination Dimocratic Party:
“With mostly white, blue-collar voters, it is also the kind of district that gave the Obama campaign fits. It is the only district in the country that voted for the Democratic presidential nominee, John Kerry, in 2004 and for the Republican nominee, John McCain, in 2008.[snip]
Advertisements by Mr. Burns, as well as the National Republican Campaign Committee, have almost invariably sought to tie Mr. Critz, who was Mr. Murtha’s district director, to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is extremely unpopular in the district, and to a lesser extent President Obama, whose approval ratings here are similarly abysmal.
“It’s going to come down to, do you think country is on the right track under this administration or the wrong track?” Mr. Burns said in an interview at his campaign headquarters in Washington, Pa. “I know the majority of the people in this district are not happy with Washington.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Critz has sought to draw a bright line between him and national Democratic leaders, saying he would have opposed the health care bill, as well as cap-and-trade climate legislation that is viewed coolly in this area where coal mining remains a way of life.”
Even Critz, wants nothing to do with Obama. Obama is poison.
“It is the angry talk among longtime Democrats, albeit ones who often sounded decidedly like Republicans, that is potentially most worrisome to party leaders.
“I just think we need a better balance of power in Washington,” Jim Stephenson, 62, a retired electrician, said at the Airport Restaurant here, where both he and Mr. Boyd often spend their mornings.
With Mr. Boyd, the Obama administration’s communications challenges are clearly evident. He said he was not necessarily opposed to the health care law but would “like to know what’s in the thing,” calling it “smoke and mirrors.” As for the stimulus plan, he said he only knew what he could see. And, he said, he had not seen the economy improve.
It is the growing deficit that riles him the most, he said. Rumors of a potential second stimulus package last year caused him to sink into a depression for several days. With four grandchildren, he said he was worried for their future.”
That is astounding. A voter, a Democrat, who is so upset about a potential “stimulus” that he sinks into a depression over worries about the future of his grandchildren. That is what drives the Tea Party movement and what the “creative class” sniff at. But that is a powerful combination of emotion and economics.
The combination of emotion and economics will be gauged tonight:
“An angry electorate, which already has delivered a series of shocks to the political system, will render a fresh verdict on Washington, incumbency and both party establishments in a slate of high-stakes contests Tuesday that are shaping up to form one of the most important voting days of the year.
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) could be the next incumbent to fall, but by late Tuesday night, everyone from President Obama to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could feel the sting of voter anger that has shaped the election climate and that could produce a dramatic upheaval in Congress by November.
Everyone has a different definition of the anger: anti-incumbent; anti-Obama; anti-establishment; anti-Washington. But the expressions of displeasure are everywhere. Some voters think Washington is spending too much and is infringing on their rights. Others say Washington is not doing enough — to penalize bankers or to oversee the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico as oil gushes from a broken well.
Democratic pollster Peter Hart said anyone searching for meaning from Tuesday’s races need only look to grievances that have been building for months. “How many times do we need to tell the same story, which is that voters are looking for something that is not in Washington right now,” he said.
In the past seven months, the discontent has taken many forms. Republicans have picked up the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey and, in a seismic shock, the Senate seat in Massachusetts long held by the late Edward M. Kennedy. Last weekend, Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah) was defeated at a party convention; a few days later, Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-W.Va.) lost his primary.
Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster, said the contests this week — dubbed the Super Tuesday of 2010 — must be seen through this prism: “They will be another measure of the depth of anger at Washington and the current state of the country.”
The races are many, the results will send a message:
“The marquee race is the Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania where Specter, who switched parties in 2009, is trailing Rep. Joe Sestak. Elected five times as a Republican, Specter defected to the Democrats because he feared he might lose his bid for re-nomination in the Republican primary. Now he could lose as a Democrat, although he enjoys the support of Obama and the Democratic establishment.
A second Democratic senator, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, is also fighting for survival, against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.
Whoever wins the Democratic nominations in those states will face stiff competition in the fall.[snip]
In addition, Oregon is holding primaries Tuesday.”
The results tonight will be one and the same: Barack Obama is Poison. A poison that must be purged from the body politic.