Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Reasonably Good News
And what might these auguries be? Well, the gubernatorial elections in New Jersey and Virginia (and possibly the special election of a Representative in the 23rd district in New York--although that one might tell a different story). The Virginia election is a done deal. The Republican candidate will win that. The New Jersey election was, for a long while, about the same, with much disliked but rich Gov. Corzine (D) trailing badly; but then the third party guy, Daggett, did well in a recent debate and it all seemed to shift back to the incumbent Corzine. His poll numbers peaked at a plus 3, and his numbers at Intrade Prediction Markets got to about 75, a near lock.
But hold on there, kitty cat. Take a look at these numbers: At Intrade, Corzine is just over 56, having fallen over 16 in a very short time. The newest poll at Real Clear Politics, has the Republican Christie up by 3 and the third party Daggett sliding into insignificance.
The Republican candidate has a fighting chance.
So the Democrats in traditionally Republican seats will have to be very careful about their votes and such internal agita and angst may well doom the rest of President Obama's disastrous legislative agenda.
Quite good news indeed, now that I think of it.
Whereas you make a good point about some Democrats needing to be circumspect about their voting records and the fact the GOP will no doubt pick up seats a few governorships (VA has elected as governor the party not in the White House for the past several decades), on the national level, the GOP remains in a morass which is to be expected if the de facto party spokesmen are Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck.
The GOP agenda sounds good. Too bad it is impossible to implement.
Meanwhile, if Rush and Glenn aren't the spokesman for the party, how come no one dares cross them.
Yeah, yeah. Recessions happen. But for the repeal of that portion of the Glass-Steagall Act that prohibited commercial banks from acting like investment banks, the mortgage crisis, which was the cause of the recession, would not have occurred.
And don't state that President Clinton signed the enabling legislation. It was a GOP bill and Congress was veto proof.
So, from that description (as inaccurate as it is in the case of Beck and Limbaugh), I assume that you think that Olberman and Sharpton are "the spokesmen for the [Democratic] party"?
Good to know. I'll factor that in when considering the positions of your party.