Dem Bloodbath Looming
Bill Quick

2014 Senate races may be a referendum on Obama; if so, Democrats should worry – The Washington Post

But, because Obama will never appear on a ballot again, the voters in these 10 states may decide they have only one way to express their displeasure with his leadership. If that happens, Democrats should be very worried.

Oh, I can’t imagine why.  Lame duck Presidents everybody hates don’t have any effect on mid-term elections, do they?

United States elections, 2006 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. All United States House of Representatives seats and one third of the United States Senate seats were contested in this election, as well as 36 state governorships, many state legislatures, four territorial legislatures and many state and local races. The election resulted in a sweeping victory for the Democratic Party which captured the House of Representatives, the Senate, and a majority of governorships and state legislatures from the Republican Party.

The victory of the Democratic Party in the 2006 Congressional elections was a major milestone for an additional reason: it saw the election of the first woman to serve as the Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, became the highest-ranking woman in the history of the government of the United States upon her election as Speaker in January 2007. In the United States, the Speaker is not only the presiding officer and leader of the majority party, the Speaker also directly follows the Vice President of the United States in the line of succession to the presidency. It was also the first election in U.S. history in which the losses for one side were so lopsided that the victorious party did not lose a single incumbent or open seat in Congress or governor’s mansion.

Reasons for the Democratic party takeover include the decline of the public image of George W. Bush, the dissatisfaction of the handling of both Hurricane Katrina and the War in Iraq, Bush’s legislative defeat regarding Social Security Reform, and the culture of corruption, which were the series of scandals in 2006 involving Republican politicians.[1]

So President What-Me-Worry? (have you ever noticed the resemblance – those ears!) probably has nothing to, er, worry about.  Right?  Right?

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Dem Bloodbath Looming — 3 Comments

  1. Well, you need to factor in the party of the stupid doing its best to screw things up. In a sane world, with actual representatives, the Dems would be down 55-45 after the elections. This is not, however, a sane world.

  2. Yes. One difference is that in 2006 the Democrats wanted to win the election. Based on their behavior I have to assume the Republicans, at least the ones in charge of the party, want to lose. Not hugely, but by just enough that they have an excuse to keep ‘compromising’ with the left and pushing out the actual fight for liberty to the next time, or the time after that, or the time after that, and did we mention we could use another contribution to our re-election fund?

    Nothing scares the Republicans more than the prospect of winning big enough to be able to put their ‘shrink government’ rhetoric into practice. I think that’s because, deep down, they’re just as statist as the left. They don’t believe freedom is practical, so they’re convinced that giving in to the demands of the ‘radical extremists’ will lead to disaster. So they’re stuck — they need the support of limited government voters to keep them feeding at the trough, but they can never deliver on the promises they make to buy the votes.

    The Tea Party scares them because it’s an institutional expression of their base realizing the shell game and preparing to upend the table.

  3. Guess what? The Stupid Party is smaller than ever, and a significant part of it doesn’t like the Gentry. At all.

    Which is why I’m hoping for a massive defeat of both the Stupid Gentry and the Democrats. The two aren’t mutually exclusive, you know

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