Update II: The Masque of the Red Death continues to play a dirge. It’s now confirmed. The news is Breaking: New Ebola case in NYC Ebola Obama policies are to blame. Also in New York City, an ax murderer attacks police in broad daylight. Ebola Obama policies are to blame. Any vote for an Obama Dimocrat this November, no matter how well intentioned or “tactical”, is a vote in support for Ebola Obama. That’s the undeniable “hard choice” that has to be made.
Update: Insult added to injury. White House to red-state Democrats: Don’t blame Precious if you lose. “The success of many of these Democratic candidates will depend on their own success in motivating voters that strongly supported the president in 2012,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday.
Election 2014 strikingly resembles horror written by Edgar Allen Poe:
The Masque of the Red Death
A terrible disease called the Red Death has struck the country. It’s incredibly fatal, horribly gruesome, and it’s already killed off half the kingdom. But the ruler of these parts, Prince Prospero, doesn’t seem to care about his poor, dying subjects. Instead, he decides to let the kingdom take care of itself while he and a thousand of his favorite knights and ladies shut themselves up in a fabulous castle to have one never-ending party. Wine, women, music, dancing, fools – Prospero’s castle has it all. After the last guest enters, no one else can get in – the Prince has welded the doors shut. That means no one can get out, either…
It’s Ebola Obama and the trapped courtiers. Prince Ebola Prospero Obama doesn’t care about his poor, dying subjects. His favorites are trapped by welded doors inside the asylum. No one can get out. The doors are welded shut by Ebola Obama.
On Monday night, his blowtorch hot, Obama welded more doors at an appearance with pal Al Sharpton:
Obama giftwraps another sound bite for Republicans
A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn’t on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were. And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched an ad using that comment to tie his or her Democratic opponent to Obama.
Well, Obama appears to have just handed Republicans some more ammunition.
In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Obama defended his support for candidates in top races who haven’t welcomed Obama to campaign with them.
“The bottom line is, though, these are are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress,” Obama said.
He continued: “So this isn’t about my feelings being hurt. These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me. I tell them — I said, you do what you need to do to win.”
The doors are welded shut by Ebola Obama:
While it’s the second time Obama has gone down this road, this comment probably stings more than the last one for Democrats running in key Senate races — almost all of which are in red or swing states where Obama is quite unpopular.
While Obama’s previous comment suggested the election was indeed something of a referendum on him, these comments suggest not only that, but that Democratic candidates are actually on-board with him — something most of them have made pains to argue is not the case.
Obama’s comments are the kind of thing Democrats might privately say to assure donors and the party base, but wouldn’t really say in public.
At the same time, he’s really only saying something that most political observers already believe to be true — that however much distance these Democrats are seeking from the president, they will generally be on-board with his agenda. [snip]
It’s just that two weeks before an election in states in which Obama isn’t all that popular, Democratic candidates probably don’t want voters to be reminded of that fact.
The doors are welded shut. One month before the November 2014 elections we wrote about when Obama first began to weld the doors. We posted some of the GOP ads which mocked those trapped with Ebola Obama. Allison Grimes, Michelle Nunn, Mark Pryor, Mark Udall, Jeanne Shaheen, Mary Landrieu, and all the rest of those who dance with Ebola Obama were shocked when they heard Obama give the game away. They whispered the famous line from The Godfather III.
Pulled back in. These rubber stamp Obama supporters wanted to deceive the public. But they are trapped. Trapped behind welded doors. Ebola Obama himself calls them his “supporters”.
For the deceitful it is a dark and stormy night:
Evil money and its innocent twin, the enthusiasm factor, are what count in the homestretch, and shadows have fallen across Democratic races everywhere. They’re dusting off the panic button at the White House. It doesn’t quite feel like 2010, not yet, but the Republicans are fired up, and the Democrats aren’t. It’s just about time to light candles to the ghost of Harry Truman, the patron saint of candidates on the ropes.
Old guys who aren’t yet ghosts are trotted out to reprise the triumphs of yesteryear. Bubba spent the weekend in Arkansas with Democratic candidates, but it was more like visiting the hospital bed of a gravely ill friend than to deliver a full-throated battle cry to rally the troops. [snip]
The news for Democrats is dour in unexpected places. Mark Udall, practicing the cowboy two-step on a cakewalk only a month ago, has fallen into a lake, or a drainage ditch or someone’s swimming pool, because his nose is bobbing under water in Colorado. The tightening polls are beginning to feel like a noose around Kay Hagen’s neck in North Carolina. She was cruising to a coronation only a fortnight ago.
Threatened Democratic nominees in Kentucky and Georgia and the Democratic candidate in West Virginia insist they don’t remember or won’t say who they voted for in either 2008 or 2012. (Barack Who?) Mark Begich in Alaska is the latest to suffer an amnesia attack and has joined the ladies on the fainting couch.
The stormy night gets darker by the hour. More dark, stormy nights and days are ahead. After a few sunny quarters of flush cash and drunken sprees on television ads Obama Dimocrats face the hoard of cash stashed for use two weeks before the election by the GOP. “Republican candidates reported outraising Democratic senators by margins of millions, and most of them have more cash on hand to buy television time over the next crucial fortnight.”
Tom Cotton has more cash on hand than does Arkansas racist Mark Pryor. In Colorado Cory Gardner has twice the cash on hand than rival Mark Udall. Scott Brown also outraised Jeanne Shaheen in the third quarter which should help him as the race is now tied in polls.
Inside the pestilent Ebola Obama castle of death and doom the days are short, the candles flicker and die out:
Running Against Obama, Republicans Positioned for Midterm Sweep
Most of the battleground Senate races are trending in the GOP’s direction, while Democrats are playing defense in the House. [snip]
In July, I wrote that the odds of a nationalized election were growing because of that worsening environment for Democrats. Back then, there were clear signs that the red-state races were tilting in the GOP’s direction, while Republicans were running surprisingly strong campaigns in swing states. Those trends have only solidified since then. [snip]
Now, it’s becoming likely that Republicans will win more than the six seats necessary to retake control of the Senate.
Throughout this election cycle, the Democrats have been dogged by the president’s health care law. [snip] Indeed, despite conventional wisdom that health care has diminished as a top issue in the midterms, it’s still (by far) the dominant theme in Republican congressional campaign ads, according to The Cook Political Report’s Elizabeth Wilner. Not only does it mobilize angry Republican voters, but it persuades disaffected independents as well.
Over the summer, worsening foreign policy was also an issue that looked bound to get worse for Democrats, not better. [snip]
All told, the cascading number of controversies and scandals in the president’s second term has fed into the perception that this administration is out of its depth in doing its primary job: managing government. And that’s not good for Democrats, both the party in power and the party associated with an activist federal government. The dominant theme in the campaign’s final month is Democratic Senate candidates struggling to distance themselves from the president, from Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor’s awkward assessment of the president’s handling of the Ebola crisis to Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’s refusal to discuss whom she voted for in the 2012 election.
They can run for office but they cannot hide their rubber stamp votes to support Ebola Obama. Now they’re in the fetid crumbling fortress with welded doors. The Red Death dances in the halls:
Republicans now are positioned to net between six and nine Senate seats in the upcoming midterms, with the higher end looking more likely. Most of the battleground Senate contests are now either trending in a Republican direction or remaining stable with a GOP advantage. Trailing in the North Carolina Senate race throughout much of the fall, Republican Thom Tillis has lately put Sen. Kay Hagan on the defensive by connecting her to the president’s management of the ISIS threat and the outbreak of Ebola. In Colorado, GOP Rep. Cory Gardner has led in all of the six public polls released in October, with leads ranging from 2 to 6 points. Early voting data out of Iowa is looking favorable for Republican Joni Ernst, consistent with public polls showing her with a small advantage. The Cook Political Report recently moved the New Hampshire race between Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown into toss-up status, indicative of polling showing Shaheen still ahead but with a rapidly narrowing lead. Outside of Kansas, political analyst Stuart Rothenberg now has Republicans holding an edge in all the red-state races, reflecting a nationalized environment against the party in power. [snip]
In a neutral environment, Democrats would hold a good shot at an upset or two. But in a nationalized midterm, Republicans should catch breaks in states where the fundamentals favor them.
All the trend lines in the House favor Republicans, as well.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is yanking advertising in many races. The fights are now in blue districts to protect office holders. Districts Obama won by double digits in California, Hawaii, and New York are now battlegrounds that might elect Republicans due to disgust with Ebola Obama.
With anxiety over Ebola running high, renewed fears of terrorism, and most Americans not feeling secure economically, it doesn’t take much imagination to see how voters could decisively punish the governing party
Feeling insecure? We’ll borrow liberally from AceOfSpades
Obama Super-Fan Tina Brown: This President Makes Women Feel “Unsafe”
Not just women, Tina.
“They’ve got themselves a little better disciplined. But, you know, the fact is that Obama’s down with everybody, let’s face it, there’s a reason,” Brown said. “And I think that particularly for women. I don’t think it makes them feel safe. I think they’re feeling unsafe. Economically, they’re feeling unsafe. With regard to ISIS, they’re feeling unsafe. They feel unsafe about Ebola. What they’re feeling unsafe about is the government response to different crises. And I think they’re beginning to feel a bit that Obama’s like that guy in the corner office, you know, who’s too cool for school, calls a meeting, says this has to change, doesn’t put anything in place to make sure it does change, then it goes wrong and he’s blaming everybody. So there’s a slight sense of that.”
This is the Tina Brown (we’re still borrowing from AoS) who exclaimed this lunacy about Obama circa 2008:
This has been an election full of magic. White Magic that only the black man from everywhere and nowhere could perform. Even his adored grandmother dying on the eve of the victory had a mythic feeling of completion to it in a candidacy full of signs and symbols. Remember the three-point basketball shot when he played with the soldiers in Kuwait? It’s as if Obama is the prince who lifts the curse in a fairy story, a curse that began eight years ago with an election wrenched away from the rightful winner and begetting as a consequence the wrathful visitation of tragedy and wars and hurricanes and economic collapse.
Obama turned into Prince Prospero of the Red Death.
These two weeks until election day mark a time of darkness and decay for Obama Dimocrats. They are welded shut in the coffin they so willingly entered but now cannot escape.
It’s time for those campaigning on behalf of Obama Dimocrats to stop dancing with Ebola Obama and his deceitful stealth supporters at the Masque of the Red Death house. The pestilence has to be quarantined and eradicated. The voters plan to do exactly that.
In two short weeks the voters will shout loud enough to be heard through welded doors. The voters will borrow from Edgar Allen Poe. The voters will answer Ebola Obama and his stealth supporters’ plea for votes with “Nevermore!”