Update II: Those that believe in the “master plan” (see our first update) do not include Obama Dimocrats running for the Senate in November 2014. Every day More Senate Democrats hit the panic button on immigration.
Mark Pryor in a tough reelection fight in Arkansas says Barack Obama does not have “carte blanche authority to sidestep Congress when he doesn’t get his way.” That’s what Obama used to say when he was fighting off the no borders crowd in order to win his reelection.
Senator Jeanne Shaheen capitulated today to Scott Brown’s ads attacking her on immigration. Shaheen used to dodge the question but now says she opposes an Obama executive order to amnesty illegals. Panic:
Obama amnesty plan could hurt Democrats
Panicked Democrats locked in tight midterm races as the party tries desperately to hold onto control of the Senate fear President Obama’s anticipated executive amnesty for about 5 million illegal immigrants may doom their re-election campaigns.
Hagen and Begich are also whining. Hey, Obama got his, now screw you. Sacrifice yourselves for “Obama’s latest legacy” item which will explode in Dimocrat faces just like Obamacare.
Obama’s illegal immigration burning of Dimocrats up for election was supposed to be announced around Labor Day (before the next Obama European Vacation) but Obama has screwed up so much that it is going to take a bit longer and closer to the election. Critical condition ya’ll.
Update: Forthwith the counterargument to the one we make. We’ve been hearing a lot of background noise about how Obama Dimocrats have a master plan that is producing incredible results such that this November will be a big success or at least not a complete bust. This is what they are up to which Republicans should match:
Inside the Democrats’ Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate
The party’s desperate bid to hang onto the majority rests on an unprecedented political organizing effort in red states like this one.
PINE BLUFF, Arkansas—No sign announces the purpose of this little storefront, squeezed between a Bestway Rent to Own and a Rent-a-Center in a dilapidated shopping center. But the words hand-lettered in black and red marker on three pieces of paper taped to the window—“Register to Vote Here”—and a cluster of placards for candidates give it away: It is a Democratic Party field office.
Democrats aren’t advertising this office and 39 others like it that are scattered around Arkansas—in fact, their locations are a closely guarded secret. When I visited last week, having tracked it down through creative public-records sleuthing, I took Chita Collins, the field organizer on duty there, by surprise. But I wanted to see the evidence of what Democrats have been claiming they’re building in states like this one, and what could be crucial to their uphill quest to keep the Senate: an Obama-style community-organizing effort of unprecedented scale for a non-presidential election.
The office in Pine Bluff is a cavernous, mostly empty space. Six full-time, paid staff work out of the unit, which is open seven days a week. [snip]
This year, Republicans are in danger of getting organizationally overmatched once again. [snip]
But the Republicans’ effort pales in comparison to what the Democrats have built: Democrats are spending more than five times as much money in Arkansas, and have four times as many field offices and triple the number of staff. In the month of July alone, the Arkansas Democratic Party reported nearly $900,000 in federal campaign spending, while Arkansas Republicans reported $155,000. (Most of the money the Democrats are spending has come directly from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.) Democrats listed 64 staffers on their payroll; Republicans listed 22. The RNC claims it has 50 people on the payroll in Arkansas, including some being paid by other GOP committees, but I could not find a record of them and staffers on the ground were not aware of them. According to public records, there are Democratic staffers in places like Cabot (population 24,000), Marion (12,000), Arkadelphia (11,000), and Dardanelle, Tom Cotton’s hometown, with fewer than 5,000 residents.
On election day 2012 the incompetent Romney GOTV program crashed in one massive ORCA mess. Instead of asking What’s the matter with Kansas? it might be wiser for Republicans/conservatives to make sure they don’t have another GOTV crash and burn in places they should easily win like ArKANSAS.
News reports of Hundreds of Methane Plumes Erupting Along East Coast can only mean one thing: Barack Obama is back from vacation. The mighty stink forces Obama allies and enablers to run far from him or be electorally killed.
Even as Barack Obama vacationed at Martha’s Vineyard the Obama stench wafted over to New Hampshire pretty much choking to death Senator Jeanne Shaheen:
The New Hampshire Senate race is tightening, according to a just-posted WMUR poll that puts Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen up only 2 points, 46-44, over Republican Scott Brown.
That’s within the margin of error. The same poll last month had Shaheen ahead by 12 points. [snip]
President Barack Obama’s slipping popularity is an anchor dragging down the incumbent, the pollster found. Obama’s approval rating is 37 percent, with 59 percent disapproving. Brown leads 71-17 among those who disapprove of the president.
Scott Brown is still fighting for the nomination (primary election day is September 9) and he is already well within striking distance of removing an incumbent senator from power. Scott Brown is not even that popular in New Hampshire. His favorable/unfavorable numbers are upside down. Yet Scott Brown is within the margin of error in New Hampshire. Why? ObamaCare is one reason. Here is another answer:
Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas informs the voters on the record of incumbent Senator Mark Pryor using the Scott Brown template to victory:
Terry Lynn Land is doing much the same in Michigan:
Some of Barack Obama’s most loyal subjects and even the most loyal of the loyal who play piano in the Obama whorehouse (yes, we’re talking about you Greg Sargent) are predicting that pressure from Obama Dimocrats will build to stop Obama from illegal immigration amnesty before the November 2014 elections.
But Barack Obama is not like a French Socialist who realizes his policies have failed and that he has to turn the government around or perish. Ye Gods no. Barack Obama is more an obdurate Soviet era Stalinist prepared to continue the beatings until moral improves. It does not matter to Obama that even those in his own party are yelling “STOP the madness” and join the reality based community:
‘Disconnected Obama’ needs to change conversation to help party in midterms
President Obama returns to Washington on Monday after a two-week vacation that was neither restful nor productive.
From the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., to the airstrikes in Iraq, the ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East, and the execution of American journalist James Foley, it’s been a tough few weeks for the country — and for its leader.
Obama drew criticism from the left for not being forceful enough in speaking out on the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson and from the right over the death of Foley and the rise of the militant Islamic State. Then there was the golf; nine rounds during his 16 days on Martha’s Vineyard, including a trip to the links immediately after his condemnation of Foley’s killers.
That series of events left the impression of a disconnected president, frustrated with both the expectations and the limitations inherent in being the nation’s leader at this moment in history.
It also led to worries — expressed privately — among Democratic party strategists that Obama’s seemingly long-view approach to international and domestic conflicts could spell doom for the party’s chances in the midterm elections, which are only about 10 weeks away.
The country is going to Hell in an Obama woven hand-basket and all these corrupt Obama enablers can think about is the November elections. The November elections will be a combination Waterloo and Barack Obama out in the sun for a week without deodorant. P. U.
Don’t expect Barack Obama to CHANGE. Despite the doom it will bring to his stanchest enablers, Barack Obama will persist with his illegal immigration amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. So says Luis Gutiérrez who estimates Obama will amnesty approximately five million illegals.
Imagine the damage for Senator Kay Hagen when she appears in North Carolina alongside Barack Obama:
NC senator braces for Obama’s visit to her state
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Her re-election in doubt, North Carolina’s Democratic senator has an uncomfortable decision to make as President Barack Obama appears in her state before a critical audience she’s trying to woo: Veterans.
Join in the same camera shot as Obama, who lost North Carolina in 2012 and is unpopular in the state, and Sen. Kay Hagan could offer her Republican opponent fresh attack ad footage tying her to the president. Stay away from Obama while he visits North Carolina on Tuesday, and Hagan risks alienating minority voters who generally support the president.
Either way, Obama is casting a shadow on an event with the potential to boost Hagan’s credibility with veterans and military personnel. The president’s speech is scheduled about an hour before Hagan’s. Even if they don’t appear together publicly, they’ll be in the same building at the same time. Already Monday, GOP candidate Thom Tillis released a statement accusing Hagan of being a “rubber stamp” for the Obama administration.
But the American Legion National Convention is a speaking engagement Hagan cannot afford to skip in a state with some of the nation’s busiest Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard installations.
Hagan, locked in one of the country’s hottest Senate races as Republican attempt to gain six seats and a majority, is one of several struggling Democrats in the South distancing herself from Obama.
North Carolina has been one of the most abusive when it comes to veterans and veteran health care. Veterans will be further abused by having to listen to Barack Obama and Obama enabler Kay Hagen. The methane stink on Tusday in North Carolina will numb schoolchildren and finish off aged veterans.
It’s not just the Atlantic coast fearful of the Obama stink. In Minnesota near the Canadian border the stink threatens Obama enabler Al Franken:
Is Al Franken vulnerable?
After winning by just 312 votes in 2008, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sought to keep his head down and shed his comedian persona.
But as the one-time funny man heads into a reelection contest this year, Republicans are hoping there is one thing he can’t shake: President Obama’s unpopularity. [snip]
“Al Franken’s gonna have a fight on his hands. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that,” said Larry Jacobs, a political scientist at the University of Minnesota and director of its Center for the Study of Politics and Governance.
For Republicans, he said, “what they want is McFadden to be a passive, pleasant receptacle for anti-Obama votes.” [snip]
McFadden has focused his campaign on his opponent, though, seeking to link Franken and Obama together. His two TV ads have both centered on repealing ObamaCare, a law Franken [voted] for.
Such is the Obama stink wafting like a methane cloud over the entire world that the only question left to answer is a fill in the blank question “Will ________ be Obama’s Waterloo?”:
Will Iowa be Dems’ Waterloo?
Iowa was never supposed to be a Senate battleground for Democrats.
Following two cycles where it was GOP missteps and subpar candidates who cost them winnable races, the tables have turned and it’s now Democrats who are scrambling to right Rep. Bruce Braley’s flagging campaign before it’s too late.
Recent polls find a coin-flip race between Braley and Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst(R), and but the national party increasingly worries it could be the tipping point for Senate control.
“If the Democrats lose Iowa, of course it becomes much harder to keep the majority,” said one national Democratic strategist. “The race could very much go either way. We feel like the worst is behind us and it’s moving back towards Bruce Braley. But we know we don’t have this wrapped up.”
Braley’s biggest gaffe took place months ago, when video surfaced of the former trial lawyer criticizing Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) as a “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.”
But Braley’s problems haven’t stopped there. A neighbor has claimed he threatened to sue because her chickens kept wandering in his yard, and Republicans have been hammering him for missing Veterans Affairs Committee hearings. In-state observers say he’s stiff and awkward at times on the campaign trail, while Ernst is better at retail politicking.
David Yepsen, a thirty-year veteran of the Des Moines Register who now directs the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, said Braley’s “farmer” gaffe “really redefined the race” and was “one of the biggest political stumbles I’ve ever seen.”
“In one swoop, he made a mistake that changes the direction of the race,” said Yepsen. “This was going to be a race that Democrats initially thought would be pretty easy to hold onto and it’s turned into a far different game.”
Joni Ernst has been forced for weeks at a time to suspend her campaigning because she is a member of the National Guard and had to serve. Still, Joni Ernst is fighting like a girl.
The hog pen stench is nothing compared to the stench from Barack Obama. Obama Dimocrats are going to need a powerful deodorant to rid themselves this November of the Obama stink.