Tag: November elections
The public was with Obama on the stimulus, but, beginning in June of 2009, as unemployment stayed in the 10 percent range, they began to complain, "Hey, we spent all this money on the stimulus, but nothing has improved..." Americans, said Ms. Cummings, while dealing with massive job losses, could not at the same time absorb all the changes like health care reform, Wall Street reform, and so on---- it was too much too soon The public, for example, is still convinced that Obama raised their taxes, when in fact the stimulus bill was full of tax cuts. The tax cuts were incremental, gradual, and extended over a period of time, so not only did people never actually notice them, the Democrats never explained them to the voters. Why, asked Cummings, was the Democratic message never delivered? If this complaint about messaging sounds familiar, it should. Her answer gave some insight into how Washington works (or does not).
1- Immediate Wall-to-Wall TV Ads, Internet Videos, and Appearances Hammering Who the H**l Put Us in the Misery We're In. This is necessary because Americans have short memory spans. Moore says "I don't know a single person in Hollywood who wouldn't shoot those spots for you for FREE. Dems: Do not pull a single punch on this.... the public will be astonished that you've found your courage and your spine."
In comments at a Virginia Beach Republican breakfast this past Saturday, Allen indicated he isn't optimistic that the majority Party in the Senate will change this November. He seems to allow that the victories of the tea party favorites in Delaware and Nevada have diminished the chance for a Republican majority and may have allowed the Democrats the Senate votes to act during a lame duck session.
Without Castle as the candidate, he expressed Delaware is probably lost. Had Castle been the candidate, he would likely have won and another Republican would have been seated immediately, under Delaware law. The two other seats that will be filled immediately are Illinois and West Virginia.
And what has this corporate money bought for itself, aside from the reality show creation of a boisterous, self-righteous revivalist mob (that pundits desperately treat like a valid political movement operating with a sensible political plan, in an attempt to give it credibility and respect)? The corporate money has bought the selection of several lunatic fringe candidates masquerading as formal Republican candidates----- for example, I keep receiving fund-raising letters from Sharon Angle in Nevada, who plasters in bold letters across the envelope phrases like "I am the official Republican candidate to defeat Harry Reid."