When one reads the two main newsweekly magazines, Newsweek and Time, it seems that one is reading, oh I don't know, the talking points from the Dear Leader, President Obama's administration or the Democrat leadership in congress.
Take this little ditty by Jay Newton-Small in the latest issue of Time magazine.
The article gives five "reasons" why 2010 may not be all that bad for the Democrat party in the mid-term election.
Let's deconstruct these "reasons" one by one.
1. Michael Steele
Yea, I know, he is a kind of distraction even to those of us that supported him. And in this blogger's case, still do. But come on. Does anyone really believe that people are going to base their vote one way or the other on who is the chair of the Republican National Committee? No, I do not think so. I would like to see Mr. Steele allocate the funds a lot better than it appears he has, but at the end of the day, he will not be an issue. Especially when one considers the corrupt members of congress on the Democrat side. Anyone want to talk Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY)? Yea, try getting people worked up over an unelected party official.
Again, a non-issue. Why? Because the Republicans were out fund raised in 1994 as well. Money can not replace enthusiasm. Also, the Democrats are losing independent voters by some rather large numbers.
3. Tea Parties
The Tea Parties only help the Republican party, not hurt. So what Mr. Newton-Small is saying is because some of the same Republican establishment that has always had it out for Mr. Steele does not like that there are some races for party nomination for various offices. It shows that there is a lot of enthusiasm for Republicans to run for office. The more candidates, the better. It only helps the winner be able to wage a competent campaign against Democrat opponent. And Mr. Newton-Small's assertion that Doug Hoffman hurt the infamous New York state 23rd congressional race is insipid at best. Remember, the vaunted Republican county chairs put up liberal "Republican" Dede Scozzafava. Doug Hoffman ran on the Conservative Party line and almost pulled off the win. Mrs. Scozzafava ended up endorsing the current Democrat congressman, Bill Owen. And he voted for the so-called health care "reform" scam when he ran as being very skeptical at best.
4. Who's the Leader?
It is not a relevant question. Just because former House Speaker Newt Gingrich emerged as a leader in 1994, he was not the only one. He was the most vocal. And the Contract With America was introduced quite late in the campaign season. Again, there does not need to be one leader but a party that is on the same message. That is what won the day in 1994 for the Republicans. Not some leader.
5. Legislative Wins
This is the biggest laugh of the "analysis" of Mr. Newton-Small. It is because of the so-called "victories" that people out of the Beltway are upset. A so-called economic "stimulus" that has proven to be a cash-cow to the Democrat party and their allies. Note that unemployment is still at 9.7%. And the health-care vote is what is most polarizing. Again, this is why the Dear Leader, President Obama, and the Democrat party is tanking. Since Jackass Nancy Pelosi said the infamous "we have to pass the bill so that you can see whats in it", people have done just that. And most do not like what they have seen. The more it continues to fester, the worse it is for the Democrats.
And of course there is the theme that people will forget all the negative stuff by November and the Democrat losses will be minimal at worst.
The people are going to turn more against the Democrats if they do indeed push for so-called "comprehensive immigration reform", any measures on Globaloney Warming.
This whole article by Mr. Newton-Small is nothing more than shilling for the Dear Leader, President Obama, and the Democrats in general. He needs to read more polls. Needs to realize that the people are looking for anyone but the Democrats at this point. And that is why the gains the Republicans will make in November will make this article one for the laugh file.