Guest Blogger – Staci
If Democrats lose control of Congress, it’s their own damn fault. I’ve read the pundits that are predicting doom and gloom for the D’s. I have heard all of the reasons that it is Obama’s fault and if he had just done this or that or the other, then all would be well. Well, let me tell you who will be at fault if the Democrats lose – each and every single candidate that actually loses. They spent the entire month of August “on vacation”. Maybe that time would have been best spent for every Democrat to have as many flippin’ town halls as they could fit in a month’s time. Hell, three a day all over their districts, and when they’ve covered the entire district, start over again because somebody didn’t hear you the first time. The Democrats have passed some huge bills in the past 20 months and they should be out there shouting from the rooftops why they took those votes, not running away from them. Healthcare, I would be beating my constituency over the head with what is available right now. Credit card reform, hell, that law alone will probably affect at least one person in every household in the district. The reforms to student loans, the extensions to unemployment, the fucking stimulus! I am convinced if people really understood, and if each Democrat took it upon themselves to make sure their districts understood, the Democrats would have unprecedented numbers in both Houses. My gosh, they are running against a party without a plan.
So Democrats, don’t blame Obama or the media or use historical references to justify losing your seat. If you lose, you have only yourself to blame.
If you were watching Morning Joke this morning you were witness to Pat Buchanon and Donny Deutsch getting all worked up about the “pastor” in Florida who is getting all sorts of media attention about his Koran burning stunt. They want President Obama to send federal marshals down there to stop this guy from having his little bonfire. I, on the other hand, think President Obama ought to send marshals to the studios of the 3 major cable networks and stop the asswipes from giving idiots a platform to spout there bullshit. That includes Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and all the rest of the village idiots who have risen to prominence with the help of the brain dead cable media. I am not really serious about sending marshals anywhere, but if anyone is to blame for this fucking mess, it falls squarely on the media who created this guy. The media’s MO is to pump up a story to national prominence by beating it like a dead and buried horse, which then causes the leaders in Washington to address it (think press conferences where they ask the same fucking question over and over about stupid shit), so those leaders respond reluctantly and then the media turns it on the politician and accuses them of raising it to national prominence, thus ducking their own blame for starting the whole fucking thing. How many examples of this have we had in the last year? Too damn many. And the boneheads on Morning Joke are the worst at it. At least this morning Jon Meacham and Dan Senor (of all people) tried to inject some sanity into the room, but Deutsch and Buchanon were given way too much time to spew their populist, nationalist outrage.