Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Why the Democrats Got Crushed — Totally Freakin' Crushed! — And Why They Have No 2016 Lock

From John Judis, at the New Republic, "Here's Why the Democrats Got Crushed—and Why 2016 Won't Be a Cakewalk."

It's a good piece, although I'm again going to disagree on the "silver lining" of the Democrats "most excellent" chances in 2016. Two years from now President Barack "Clusterf-k" Obama will still be sitting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He will continue to be the ultimate drag on his party's fortunes. As I said earlier, ignore all the leftist blather about Republicans looking at a blowout in two years. It's going to come down to presidential coattails, and if the GOP runs a good candidate with a good campaign --- running especially on bread and butter issues like the economy and flatlined wages --- then the Dems are going to have their work cut out for them.

The comparison is to the 2006 and 2008 elections, where in the former the Democrats picked up 31 seats in the House and 6 seats in the Senate --- elevating Nancy Pelosi to the House Speaker's chair and Harry "Pederast" Reid to Senate Majority Leader. Two years later, the year The One was elected, Dems picked up 21 seats in the House and 8 in the Senate. President Cluster had long coattails, and there's no reason to think the Republican candidate won't do as well in 2016. Democrats lost ground with their core constituencies on Tuesday, and with candidates tacking to the center the GOP neutralized the Democrats on hot-button social issues. Republicans learned the lessons from 2010 and 1012, especially the disaster of nominating undisciplined and inexperienced candidates. Don't expect such major own-goals to become routine. If the Democrats want it they're going to have to earn it. The "emerging Democrat majority" is a punchline nowadays. Tuesday's election was perhaps the most devastating midterm defeat for the president's party since 1913 and the passage of 17th Amendment, which ushered in direct popular voting for the Senate.

Stay tuned, because if leftists and their corrupt enablers in the Obama-media continue as they have since Tuesday, all the talk will be about how the GOP "brand" is still broken and how by losing the Democrats really won.

I know. You'd have to be clinical to push such a line, but it's happening. So, after all the obligatory touchdown dances this week it's back to the drawing board. Some analysts have indicated that the House will be out of Democrat Party reach until the early 2020s and congressional redistricting. And the governors' mansions and statehouses have gone red all around the country, even in Maryland and Massachusetts with governors' pickups in deep-blue territory. It's going to take a few election cycles to reverse the crushing blow the Obamunists suffered this week.

Stay tuned. I'll have all your top-level political analysis going forward. We crushed the bastards!