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So Democrats, don’t blame Obama or the media or use historical references to justify losing your seat.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.