I see the spin Democratic politicians, especially the leaders like Obama, Pelosi and Reid say publicly but I have to wonder if when alone, no cameras or microphones, they actually believe their own hype or if they truly understand how badly they have screwed up and what they have done to their own party?
Obama insists people are scared and not thinking clearly and that is why the GOP is projected to win massive gains on November 2, 2010 and predictions all say they will take control of the House of Representatives.
I see Nancy Pelosi refusing to acknowledge how bad things are, then again, until after election day, what else can she do publicly? Harry Reid is fighting for his political career with his Republican challenger taking a four percent lead against him in all the last minute polls.
It is reported that in the eight districts where a Democrat switched from “no” to “yes,” vote on Obamacare, only one race shows a Democrat in the lead in polling.
By The Numbers
Look at the numbers:
Forty-three percent (43%) of all Likely Voters say someone who voted for the health care law deserves to be reelected. Fifty percent (50%) oppose their reelection.
Thirty-six percent (36%) say if their local representative voted for the taxpayer bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler, he or she deserves to be returned to Congress. Fifty-three percent (53%) say that person does not deserve reelection.
Similarly, 41% say their representative in Congress should be reelected if he or she voted for the stimulus plan. But 50% don’t see it that way and say the individual should not be reelected.
But, tellingly, voters not affiliated with either party also feel strongly that supporters of the health care law, the auto bailouts and the stimulus should not be returned to Congress.
59 Percent of Americans believe it's always better to cut taxes than to increase government spending because taxpayers, not bureaucrats, are the best judges of how to spend their money."
Only 12 percent of Likely U.S. Voters now think Congress is doing a good or excellent job.
Nancy Pelosi recently was quoted as claiming she believes Democrats are not getting the "credit" they deserve for what they have done.
Change the word credit to blame and yes, they are getting it in spades.
Polling at the time of the passage of the Democrats health care law aka Obamacare shows the majority of the American public was opposed to the passage of the law, yet Pelosi and Reid made backroom deals, twisted arms and obtained the votes they needed from Democrats alone to pass the bill to which Barack Obama signed into law. (Scroll down at that link to see polling done at the appropriate time frame)
Some Democratic politicians even admitted they hadn't read the entire bill and now some that voted for it are saying it needs to be fixed or repealed, now that their political careers are on the line.
“I don’t think you want me to waste my time to read every page of the healthcare bill,” Baucus said, according to the Flathead Beacon. “You know why? It’s statutory language. ... We hire experts.”
Auto Industry Bailout
61 percent of Americans opposed the auto industry bailout, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. Yet Democrats fought hard for it and passed the bill in the House and Senate which were both Democratically controlled at the time, and Bush compromised and it was done against the will of the majority of Americans.
Time and again Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have ignored the American public's opposition and in most cases the will of their own individual constituents in their districts and passed legislation that was unpopular.
Those are just a couple examples.
Other things Democrats are getting "credit" for is broken promises, as the one where Nancy Pelosi said "After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending."
Debt Has Increased $5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, ‘No New Deficit Spending’
At the close of business on Jan. 4, 2007, Pelosi’s first day as speaker, the national debt was $8,670,596,242,973.04 (8.67 trillion), according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, a division of the U.S. Treasury Department. At the close of business on Oct. 22, it stood at $13,667,983,325,978.31 (13.67 trillion), an increase of 4,997,387,083,005.27 (or approximately $5 trillion).$3 Trillion of added national debt has been added since Barack Obama became president, via CBS News.
Pelosi, the 60th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has added more to the national debt than the first 57 House speakers combined.
New numbers posted today on the Treasury Department website show the National Debt has increased by more than $3 trillion since President Obama took office.
The National Debt stood at $10.626 trillion the day Mr. Obama was inaugurated. The Bureau of Public Debt reported today that the National Debt had hit an all time high of $13.665 trillion.
The Debt increased $4.9 trillion during President Bush's two terms. The Administration has projected the National Debt will soar in Mr. Obama's fourth year in office to nearly $16.5-trillion in 2012. That's more than 100 percent of the value of the nation's economy and $5.9-trillion above what it was his first day on the job.
Everything added together shows a clear picture of why Americans are headed to the polls on November 2, 2010 in what predictions are projecting as a massive "wave" for Republicans and Democrats can spin it any way they like but it is their own fault.
Democrats forgot one very important fact, they are voted in to represent their constituents, above and beyond party and instead they have ignored their voter's opposition to legislation and done exactly what they, the politicians, wanted instead. They did this strictly along party line votes making it theirs.
They own, lock, stock and barrel things like Obamacare.
They forgot, or simply did not care that voters always get the last word.
Republicans better remember this if they take control of the House and/or the Senate.
One has to wonder if when alone, when looking in the mirror at night, do they ask "what have we done?" If they are not asking themselves that now, perhaps they will on November 3, 2010, the morning after.
Democrats picked up a loaded gun, shot themselves repeatedly and now they look at the mess and wonder why they are bleeding? I think they know the answer, they just refuse to admit it.