We’re all coast watchers now – waiting for the Great Wave.
The Great Wave is coming and it will drown us all.
Already the first few foamy crests have taken full fathom five some of the tall ships. Lisa Murkowski is but the latest to meet her end. Others will likely follow. Then will come the moment when Obama and his Dimocrats will pay the price.
The most socialist of Obama supporters and the most right wing of Obama supporters will share the same fate. The excuses that Obama betrayed the Left, or the excuses that Obama was too far Left will not matter. Obama supporters Left, Right, Center, will be taken down by the Great Wave.
Legal Insurrection makes the pitiless observation:
“I think I was pretty clear in the battle over health care that I respected the opinions of the principled left, even if I disagreed with their principles. [snip]
Instead, the left was unwilling to join us in stopping Frankenstein-like Obamacare, pushed through by the Harry Reids of the world. As Jay Cost points out, it was Obamacare beyond all else which crystallized the opposition to the Democratic Party, and which started the wave rolling.
Make no mistake, the left brought this on itself, not by being too liberal or not liberal enough, but by allowing itself to be co-opted by the unprincipled, power-hungry, self-aggrandizing Democratic leadership, from Obama on down.
The wave may be coming, and if it does, it will wash away what needs to be washed away, including the illusion that the modern Democratic Party stands for anything.”
The Obama Dimocratic Party deserves nothing but political destruction, death, and doom. The Great Wave will provide that justice. We crave the wave.
Harold Meyerson on the first of September 2010 discussed what we here have for so long called the “Mistake In ’08”. Meyerson provides a ground eye view, from Big Labor’s perspective, of the Great Wave:
“Of all the groups in the Democratic orbit, it is labor that has assumed the most demanding role in this year’s midterm elections: keeping the white working class from flooding into the Republican column.
“When our canvassers call on our members on their doorsteps, they hear Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly in the background,” says Dan Heck, who heads a massive union-sponsored program in Ohio devoted to persuading its members to vote this November for candidates who would mightily displease Beck and O’Reilly.
Heck’s organization, Working America, was created by the national AFL-CIO in 2004 to reach out to white, working-class voters in key swing states such as Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. “Right now, we talk to 25,000 people every week,” says Karen Nussbaum, the program’s national director, “and we’ll knock on a million doors in the next two months. The people we talk to are the volatile 40 percent in the middle of the electorate. They’re angry, and they’re not sure who to blame or what to do about it.”
They’re called the “Tea Party”. They are the ones Obama Dimocrats call “teabaggers” and “batsh*t crazy”. These are the voters the Big Blog Boys delight in insulting. These are the voters the Sirota’s and Bowers and that misogynistic crew that bills itself as the “creative class” gleefully insult. Now the white working class will strike back at the stupid “creative class” who carry diplomas from the nation’s best haiku schools.
More Meyersonwho details Big Labor’s Sisyphean task:
“A number of these folks are evangelicals, some are conservatives,” says AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. “We still manage to find common ground with them, talking about ending tax breaks for the rich and penalizing companies that offshore jobs.” Poll after poll makes clear that it is working-class whites who have most decisively turned away from President Obama.“
Not so. It is Obama and his Dimocratic Party that walked away from the white working class and other electoral blocs such as senior citizens. Obama and Obama Dimocrats walked purposefully away from the white working class as part of a grand strategy concocted by the “creative class” stupid. Now the white working class is continuing to wisely walk even further away from Barack Obama and his Dimocrats of Doom.
It is Big Labor that has made common cause with the “creative class” Big Blog Boys who insult the working men and women with undisguised condescension and contempt on a daily basis. It is Big Labor that has made common cause with the “creative class” Big Blog Boys that mock these white working class voters and refuse to “validate” their anger. Big Labor leaders like Dick Trumka mouth “unity” words in public but in private they collude with “creative class” thugs whose elitist snobbery is much worse than Donald Trump on his worse day.
“In an April speech at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Trumka affirmed that “working people are right to be mad at what has happened to our economy and our country.” Our political leaders, he continued, need to validate that anger — and remedy its causes — if they are to keep that anger from turning into racial, religious and homophobic hatred. The roots of that anger, and of the recession, lie in our creation of what Trumka termed a “low-wage, high consumption” economy in which the manufacturing of things has been supplanted by the manufacture of debt.”
These are smears directed at his own membership from Trumka. There is no “need to validate that anger”. What is needed is to listen and understand and respect the views of the labor rank and file and the white working class. But that takes work and most importantly will distract from the secret agenda of Big Labor – the perpetuation of Obama Dimocratic power even if that is to the detriment of their own workers.
Notice that the Labor chieftains are not empowering the “anger” of their workers. Instead Labor chieftains impose their stratagems of political power and Obama empowerment on the workers that pay the chieftains’ salaries. As happened in Massachusetts Labor rank and file will attend the rallies and pretend to listen to their self-interested “leaders” but in the privacy of the voting booth the labor rank and file will vote for Scott Brown and those they are told to oppose.
Meyerson slightly mentions the betrayal of the Big Labor bosses and then joins the Big Labor bosses as they try to impose their elite views on the labor rank and file. Instead of doing what the membership wants, Big Labor will do what it wants to the detriment of the workers who pay the salaries:
“The question is whether congressional Democrats and Obama in particular actually measure up to progressive-populist claims that labor makes for them. [snip]
Nor has Obama done what Trumka and his organization’s canvassers do on a daily basis: validate Main Street America’s anger. That doesn’t mean that Obama needs to sound angry himself, God (and David Axelrod) forbid. But labor is on to something that seems to have eluded the White House: If Obama and the Democrats are to have a fighting chance against Beck, O’Reilly and the Republicans, they need to acknowledge how our power elites have betrayed Main Street America, and how Main Street America is right to be enraged.”
This is all quite shocking when observed. Here we have Meyerson writing that indeed the “power elites have betrayed Main Street America” without acknowledging that Big Labor chieftains like Trumpka are part of the “power elite” that continues to betray its own constituents. Instead of carrying forth the aims and goals of the membership, Big Labor bosses now demand that the workers, who pay the salaries of Big Labor honchos, carry forth the aims and goals of the Big Labor bosses.
Compare and contrast. In the latest hit job by Vanity Fair against Sarah Palin, there is this quote from Sarah Palin:
“Palin and the crowd might as well be one. She’s glad to be here with the people of Independence, Missouri, “where so many of you proudly cling to your guns and your religion”—the first laughline in a 40-minute stump speech that alludes to many of the perceived insults she and her audience have suffered together, and that transforms their resentments into badges of honor. Palin waves her scribbled-on palm to the crowd, proclaiming that she’s using “the poor man’s teleprompter.” Of the Obama administration, she says, “They talk down to us. Especially here in the heartland. Oh, man. They think that, if we were just smart enough, we’d be able to understand their policies. And I so want to tell ’em, and I do tell ’em, Oh, we’re plenty smart, oh yeah—we know what’s goin’ on. And we don’t like what’s goin’ on. And we’re not gonna let them tell us to sit down and shut up.”
Sarah Palin sounds more like an old time Labor leader fighting for her workers than the current batch of Big Labor bosses who dictate to the workers. In that one paragraph Sarah Palin perfectly summarizes why their is such a massive wave coming in November.
“They talk down to us. Especially here in the heartland. Oh, man. They think that, if we were just smart enough, we’d be able to understand their policies. And I so want to tell ’em, and I do tell ’em, Oh, we’re plenty smart, oh yeah—we know what’s goin’ on. And we don’t like what’s goin’ on. And we’re not gonna let them tell us to sit down and shut up.”
Sarah Palin knows what the “creative clueless” refuse to openly admit and repent from. The anger in America is real and it is legitimate. The anger is expressed by organizations such as the Tea Party and not by the Left. The wannabee revolutionaries of the Left are upset because the revolution they wanted is coming in November and it will be directed against them.
Union workers are not the only ones betrayed by their leadership. We’ve discussed before how Women, Gays, and Jews have also been betrayed by their “leadership”. African-Americans too have been betrayed or used by their “leaders”. [So debased is the African-American leadership and their protection of Barack Obama that it sometimes appears to be the case that the great African-American leader of the year is George Will – who quotes Nathan Glazer as saying “the election of Barack Obama ‘coincided with the almost complete disappearance from American public life of discussion of the black condition…'”
The White Working Class was only the first to be dumped:
Donna Brazile and David Axelrod described the Barack Obama base as:
A new Democratic coalition is younger. It is more urban, as well as suburban, and we don’t have to just rely on white blue-collar voters and Hispanics.
Axelrod has declared The white working class has gone to the Republican nominee for many elections, going back even to the Clinton years. This is not new that Democratic candidates don’t rely solely on those votes.
Gays, Jews, blacks, seniors, women, men – we’re all the White Working Class now. While Obama vacations and redecorates (“The recession redo, paid for by the nonprofit White House Historical Association, was the latest tone-deaf move by a White House that was supposed to excel at connection and communication. Message: I care, but not enough to stop the fancy vacations and posh renovations“) the American people find themselves without advocates on the Left. That’s why the wave.
Yes, the wave:
“Barack Obama’s Democratic party faces a series of dramatic defeats at every level of government in Washington and beyond in the November midterm elections, according to leading analysts and opinion polls.[snip]
“Voters are going to deliver a big fat message to President Obama, which he will not want to hear,” said Larry Sabato, who runs Crystal Ball. [snip]
The numbers, which threaten Mr Obama with a “wave election” similar to those of 1994 and 2006, when Democrats wrested back control of the House after 12 years, also extend to key states.”
The wave. All bow before the wave.
“But conditions have deteriorated badly for Democrats over the summer. The economy appears rotten, with little chance of a substantial comeback by November 2nd. Unemployment is very high, income growth sluggish, and public confidence quite low. The Democrats’ self-proclaimed “Recovery Summer” has become a term of derision, and to most voters—fair or not—it seems that President Obama has over-promised and under-delivered.
Obama’s job approval ratings have drifted down well below 50% in most surveys. The generic ballot that asks likely voters whether they will cast ballots for Democrats or Republicans this year has moved increasingly in the GOP direction. While far less important, other controversies such as the mosque debate and immigration policy have made the climate worse for Democrats. Republican voters are raring to vote, their energy fueled by anti-Obama passion and concern over debt, spending, taxes, health care, and the size of government. Democrats are much less enthusiastic by almost every measure, and the Democratic base’s turnout will lag. Plus, Democrats have won over 50 House seats in 2006 and 2008, many of them in Republican territory, so their exposure to any sort of GOP wave is high.”
A Republican House next year is now conventional wisdom. A possible Republican Senate is also conventional wisdom. A majority of Republican governorships is also conventional wisdom. Hundreds of Republican local and state office gains are also conventional wisdom. The wave is coming and is it thus far only gathering greater force.
Charlie Cook is on the beach, waiting for the wave:
“No Help On The Horizon For Dems. The Midterm Outlook Remains Grisly.
Labor Day is almost here and Democrats are still waiting for the cavalry to arrive. An exhaustive scan of the horizon reveals no rescuers and none of the things Democrats badly need to save them from tough midterm election losses on Nov. 2.
There are few signs of any meaningful recovery, and indeed there is more talk of a double-dip recession, plunging the country back into economic trouble between now and the end of the year. Unemployment seems stuck at 9.5 percent, reinforcing the view that last year would have been better spent focusing on the economy than on health care reform.
Democrats also needed a public re-evaluation of the new health care reform law. They needed the public to decide that it wasn’t so bad, that it was a good idea after all. That hasn’t happened, as pointed out by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s health care monthly tracking poll released this week. Favorable attitudes toward the new law dropped from 50 percent last month to 43 percent this month, and unfavorable views climbed from 35 percent to 45 percent. Twenty-nine percent of Americans believe that they and their families will be better off under the new law, while 30 percent say they will be worse off and 36 percent say it will not make much difference.
Some Democratic pollsters say they are seeing districts where Dem incumbents are running only even with relatively unknown challengers.”
Charlie cooks up some “extremely charitable to Democrats” interpretations of Obama and his Dimocrats. But Cook acknowledges that the Obama health scam is ” horrifically flawed” and that unemployment among African-Americans, Hispanics and young people is too high to expect them to save the savior they foolishly supported in 2008.
“Simply put, Democrats find themselves heading into a midterm election that looks as grisly as any the party has faced in decades. It isn’t hard to find Democratic pollsters who privately concede that the numbers they are looking at now are worse than what they saw in 1994.”
The race-by-race outlook confirms the dire forecasts. Cook Political Report House Editor David Wasserman points out that at this point, 32 Democratic incumbents are running even or behind their Republican challengers in one or more public or private polls. At this point in 2006, when Republicans lost control of Congress, only 11 GOP incumbents were running even or behind.
Privately, some Democratic pollsters say that they are routinely seeing districts where Democratic incumbents are running only even with relatively unknown GOP challengers. In other districts where the Republican challengers are reasonably well known, the incumbents are often running 5-10 points behind, a rather extraordinary development at this point.
In the Senate, while the odds still favor Democrats holding on to a narrow majority, it is not only mathematically possible for the GOP to capture a majority this year, but it has become plausible.”
Cook doubts the Republicans will lose “even one currently Republican-held seat” in the Senate. Republicans are “ahead or roughly even in 11 Democratic-held seats, one more than necessary for control of the Senate”.
Charlie Cook sums up: “This is not going to go down well.”
The coming wave has moved Ohio from a “swing state” to a “red state”:
“… by a 50-42 margin voters there say they’d rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama.
Independents hold that view by a 44-37 margin and there are more Democrats who would take Bush back (11%) than there are Republicans who think Obama’s preferable (3%.)
A couple months ago I thought the Pennsylvanias and Missouris and Ohios of the world were the biggest battlegrounds for 2010 but when you see numbers like this it makes you think it’s probably actually the Californias and the Wisconsins and the Washingtons.
There’s not much doubt things are getting worse for Democrats…and they were already pretty bad. Somehow the party base needs to get reinvigorated over the next two months or there’s going to be a very, very steep price to pay.”
Sorry, we who were the FDR/Hillary Clinton “party base” were snubbed and now we are snubbing back. Sorry, the new Obama “situation comedy” coalition did not get the Hope and Change high they expected and they are in buzz kill mode.
Ohio, post Obama, is red. Deep red:
“After holding small leads in PPP’s first two Ohio polls of 2010 John Kasich has opened up a 50-40 advantage in his bid to unseat Democratic incumbent Ted Strickland.” [snip]
Ohioans are decidedly ambivalent when it comes to their feelings about Kasich himself. [snip]
Voters in the state don’t have any particular affection for Kasich, but this election isn’t really about Kasich. It’s about Barack Obama and Ted Strickland and not being them is enough to have Kasich in a very strong position to win in November.”
It’s about Barack Obama. The problem is Barack Obama:
“Strongly benefiting from Barack Obama’s unpopularity in the state Rob Portman has taken a 45-38 lead over over Lee Fisher in the Ohio Senate race.[snip]
But Obama’s approval rating in the state is a pretty dreadful 41/54 spread and Fisher’s attracting only 9% of the vote from people unhappy with Obama. It’s going to be difficult for Democrats to win anywhere that the President’s disapproval is over 50% if their candidate doesn’t have a strong ability to make voters separate their feelings about Obama from their feelings about him/her. [snip]
Those undecideds in Ohio tell an interesting story. 54% of them voted for Barack Obama to only 28% who supported John McCain. But they also now disapprove of the President’s job performance by a 40/46 margin.”
It’s about Barack Obama. The problem is Barack Obama. Strickland and Ohio Dimocrats continue to import Barack Obama and Obama Dimocrats into the state – this is a foolish strategy. Every time Barack Obama walks into a state, another nail is pounded into the coffin of Dimocrats in that state.
Barack Obama is the problem:
“I think this fact sums up how much trouble Democrats are in for in the Midwest this year: Ted Strickland’s 34/52 approval rating on the Ohio poll we put out today makes him…the most popular Democratic Governor in a Big Ten State!
The other 5 Democrats running their states in the region all have approval numbers in the 20s. Ed Rendell’s numbers are the worst at 27/63 (-36), followed by Jennifer Granholm at 29/61 (-32), Jim Doyle at 28/59 (-31), Pat Quinn at 23/53 (-30), and Chet Culver at 28/56 (-28).
The Midwest, rather than the South, is going to be the Democrats’ worst region because they have so much more to lose. When you see approval numbers like these for the Governors in these states- not to mention the President- it makes you wonder how bad the damage is for Democrats in the Congressional and Legislative races in the region.”
And the numbers from the above polls are from a Democratic polling firm! Other assessments are bad or worse:
…Obama is proving more a boon to Republicans than to Democrats during the midterm elections. His poll numbers are so morose that Democrats are planning ways to avoid his shadow, while Republicans plot strategies aimed at tying Obama to every incumbent member of Congress they can.
The advice from Democratic consultants and strategists is almost unanimous: Run away from the president, and fast. A prominent Democratic pollster is circulating a survey that shows George W. Bush is 6 points more popular than President Obama in “Frontline” districts — seats held by Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sees as most vulnerable to Republican takeover. That Bush is more popular than Obama in Democratic-held seats is cause for outright fear.[snip]
• Walk, Don’t Run: “He is a walking radioactive disaster,” one senior Democratic operative said of the president.”
Obama is poison and Obama’s Katrina is worse than George W. Bush’s Katrina:
“Former President George W. Bush showed more leadership in dealing with the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina than President Obama has shown in handling the oil calamity in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a poll of Louisianans released Friday.”
“Miss me yet?” T-shirts and signs and stickers and buttons – with George W. Bush’s picture were the big seller in Martha’s Vineyard. No doubt Tiberius smiles as Caligula redecorates, vacations, and misrules.
Off shore, building strength, the wave builds. On shore the white working class waits, husbanding the anger.
Waiting. Waiting. Waiting for the Great Wave to wash ashore.