This morning two new polls were released.
Neither of which spoke well of President Obama’s effort to scare the American Public into not only Increasing Revenues (Democrat for Raising Taxes) but embracing the idea that not a single dollar can ever be cut from government spending.
One was a Pew Poll, the other was… a McClatchy-Marist poll.
After reading these polls I glanced up at the news and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) was doing an interview on FOX. Well, it wasn’t so much an interview as a nervous breakdown. There were about three different times I thought he was going to cry… he was already stamping his feet. Then I put it together. They get these polls before anyone else. And it’s not good.
President Obama’s only play left in the playbook is “going to the public”. And he has lost “the public” according to the sources of opinion the Democrats trust.
Not only that, the “Republican Base” is not cooperating. They seem to be casting aside the like-minded Liberals like McCain, et al. and climbing on the Rand Wagon. This is not good for Democrats.
In the past the Republicans were simply Socialist Light… in more Democrat Speak “They were Reasonable.”
But times are a changin’.
And just to add to this approaching storm, the Liberals are running out of time. Instead of ringing they must have “ticking” in their ears.
No, they’re not going to give up but time is tick, tick, ticking away until the Mid-Term elections and the campaigning season is about to start.
Effectively the Progressives have only 3-4 more months to over-reach and pass everything they can before they have to run to the center and sound like conservatives in order to get re-elected. Keep in mind, it is very difficult to sound like a conservative when you’re being forced by your party leadership to support Gun Control, Higher Taxes, A Failing National Health Care Scheme and a President with Approval ratings in the low 40’s who is desperately trying to convince your voters that a 3% cut to the growth of spending is “Draconian”. (A word the majority of those voters have no idea the meaning of… they just know the people they vote for want them think it’s bad.)
The fact that the Democrat Base doesn’t think “Sequester” is the Apocalypse is such a disaster that genuine fear is bubbling up from the likes of Van Hollen. The public is not buying the sales pitch that “Sequester” is a bad thing and that jerk Paul Ryan is daring the House and Senate Dem’s to come up with a budget proposal by presenting his own… directly to the people! The indigestion on the Left is palpable. The Liberals are fully aware the Debt Ceiling debate is days away.
While this is no victory, it is momentum.
What is remaining?
The Establishment Republicans must be voted out. (Hey Arizona! I love your state! But why do you keep sending us McCain? Do you Hate the rest of the country that much? You’re cutting your nose off to spite your face. Anyway…)
Keep Boehner contained. If so, we might get a defunding of Obama Care.
Deny everything on Obama’s wish list of new legislation, leaving him with nothing but the EPA to destroy America.
Do not mistake this for excitement. The Republicans have the uncanny ability to help the Democrats get what they want more often than not.
But the tantrum Van Hollen threw this morning seems indicative of the state of mind on the Left.
When you lose the Country, you lose the race. Unless Obama can single-handedly save Europe… The Mid-terms could be very interesting.