Our long running series “Mistake In ’08” predicted it all. Barack Obama killed the victorious FDR coalition in order to replace it with the ascendent “Situation Comedy” cult. These debauched acts were no way to build a political party. They were however a near perfect way to destroy a once great political party.
Newt Gingrich writes the epitaph for the cult of Obama Dimocrats:
Your note brought back a lot of 1994 memories.
Remember that almost no one in the media thought we would win a majority even the Monday night before the election.
You are witnessing something different but potentially equally historic.
The growth of the GOP makes it harder for us to create a tidal wave. We already occupy most of the easy spaces.
What we are seeing is something different.
Think of it as a rising tide that is creeping into purple and blue areas.
The GOP may win the Massachusetts and Connecticut governorships.
Colorado is drifting back toward the GOP.
Iowa is going to reelect the governor in a landslide and probably elect a GOP senator.
Arkansas is completing the southern drift toward the GOP.
West Virginia captures the drift theory. There has been a steady erosion in West Virginia and the [Rep. Shelley Moore] Capito landslide [in her bid to become the first Republican the state has elected to the Senate since 1956] is the culmination of a tide rising over a number of years.
The real power of the rising GOP tide is going to be seen in the state legislatures.
The number of GOP supermajorities after this election will be astounding.
This has three big effects. It puts the GOP in charge of policy and forces it to become more solution oriented. It increases the GOP’s power in redistricting. It starves the Democrats of junior incumbents to form a farm team for future big races. In some ways, the Democrats, after a 34-year drift going back to Reagan in 1980, are now moving toward the institutional weakness the Republicans had from 1932 to 1994.
[National Republican Committee chairman] Reince Priebus is going to have some very instructive breakthroughs especially with Latinos and Asian-Americans. [Ohio Gov. John] Kasich’s endorsement by the leading African-American paper in Ohio is another sign. [House speaker John] Boehner’s drive to get at least the maximum number of House seats in modern times builds a firewall that may keep the GOP in control for another generation ( who would have thought the GOP would control the House for 16 of 20 years when you were riding with me).
There will clearly be a tide on election day, and the question is how high it will rise.
If everything breaks it could be a tidal wave. If not, it will just be a rising tide.
This election year we thought the state polls would be a especially lagging indicator of what was to come. That’s why we did not begin to focus on polls until after October 15.
Why did we think the polls would lag so far behind what could be expected? The main reason is that the public is disgusted with the Republican Party and it’s refusal to confront Barack Obama with brutal opposition instead of accommodationist compromise on issues such as illegal immigration.
A secondary but not to be underestimated reason is that the American voter still can be swayed by campaigns of fear, race-baiting, and false hope and lies which are Obama Dimocrats’ strong suit. Is it possible the Obama Dimocrats could retain the senate? Sure, anything’s possible but what will not be in doubt is that America has rejected Barack Obama. That is why even Obama Dimocrats pretend not to have voted for Barack Obama.
Anything can happen, but in the end, at the very last moment, we think the voters will set aside their loathing of Republican Party calculated moves and realize that Barack Obama and his policies must be sent to the Chicago stockyards to be turned into mashed, ground down lumps of bleeding flesh. We are seeing that in some of the late breaking polls from states such as Iowa, Colorado, and Kentucky.
In 2010 the Democratic Party’s ten year plan was destroyed because of the monumental Mistake in ’08. An entire generation of party candidates was destroyed too. The damage caused by Barack Obama cannot be underestimated.
After Barack Obama the bulwark of what once was the Democratic Party will cease to be. Labor unions. Labor unions that sold out their workers into bondage to the Obama cult are in great peril and will not survive Barack Obama’s Ebola Presidency.
On Tuesday a most important election will ratify the destruction of Big Labor if Scott Walker wins reelection. Scott Walker will then be poised to run for president.
But Big Labor will not win even if Scott Walker loses. Big Labor has another Big Problem:
McConnell-Grimes outcome could decide whether Kentucky goes right-to-work
All eyes will be on Kentucky Tuesday as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces a serious challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. But beneath that marquee matchup lies a fierce battle between labor unions and anti-union groups over whether Kentucky, long a rare pro-union outpost in the anti-union South, becomes a right-to-work state.
Republicans hold a majority in the Kentucky state Senate; the Kentucky House is controlled by Democrats, 54-46. That means Republicans need to pick up only five seats to flip it — a task made easier if McConnell wins and extends coattails down the ballot. Should the Kentucky House go Republican, state Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer has already said that his first priority will be to pass a right-to-work bill.
Kentucky is a state with 194,000 union members, so if it passes right-to-work — shorthand for allowing individuals covered by union contracts not to pay union dues or their equivalent (thereby creating a “free rider” problem financially costly to unions) — that will deal a serious blow to organized labor. Unions have already lost tens of thousands of members in recent years from the passage of right-to-work in Indiana and Michigan. According to partial FEC filings, AFL-CIO super PAC Workers’ Voice has spent $1.08 million on the Kentucky Senate race alone.
“If the Republicans took control of the House, I would say it’s almost a certainty that right-to-work passes” says Kentucky AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan.
Some experts reckon that the GOP wouldn’t need to pick up all five seats to flip the House. Scott Lasley, political science professor at Western Kentucky University and chairman of the Warren County Republican Party, told The Louisville Courier-Journal earlier this month that “if Republicans get close,” that will put pressure on one or more conservative Democrats to switch party affiliation.
What about Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat who opposes right-to-work? Wouldn’t he veto it? Probably. But under Kentucky law, the state Legislature may override a gubernatorial veto with a simple majority in both houses. That makes it a real possibility that Tuesday’s election will clear the path for Kentucky to become the 25th state to become right-to-work.
McConnell has long been a champion of right-to-work, and has sponsored a federal right-to-work law. [snip]
An August Bluegrass Poll, sponsored by Lexington’s Herald-Leader and WKYT-TV and Louisville’s Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV, showed that 55 percent of voters of registered voters support right-to-work, while only 28 percent favor leaving the law as is.
The 25th state and more to come. The baby, the bathwater, the bassinet, the nursery, the maternity ward are all about to be burned down because of the Mistake in ’08. There is no Obama Dimocrat Party without the unions that undermine their own in order to glorify Ebola Obama.
In a few days the remnants of the Obama cult will see their chickens come home to roost. The Obama chickens too have Ebola.