May 19, 2010

Much Ado About Something

Arlen Specter was knocked out in his first run as a Democrat, even with President Obama's support. Blanche Lincoln faces a runoff against her Democratic Primary opponent, both of which are currently being handily beaten in polls by the Republican opposition. Ron Paul's son claims a Tea Party victory in Kentucky. Jack Murtha's seat in Congress was saved for the Democratic Party by the greed of his pork-addicted constituents.

You can find pundits on both sides to spin the results as a victory or a disaster (just as long as you sign their checks), but the simple fat of the matter is that last night's votes don't really amount to much, and November is very, very far away.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 19, 2010 11:30 AM

As I understand the situation in Murtha's district, the area is heavy union and liberal. Also, the winning Dem is not much liked by the administration as he talks like a Rep.

Posted by: David at May 19, 2010 02:54 PM

‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.” -- B. Obama

Worked great for Arlen Specter ... NOT

Posted by: Neo at May 19, 2010 05:57 PM
Well . . . I suppose that upon the election of a pro-life, pro-gun anti-Obamacare Democrat, Democrats can still hope that they can cobble together a few more Critz-like candidates and beat back a tidal wave. But it seems that, despite hope, they may not be able to change much . . . even when their hope produces a limited success like this.

Posted by: Neo at May 19, 2010 07:33 PM

Why would you want the Republicans back in charge anyway. We may never recover form the Bush years.

If you look at history a country usually falls apart after a leader like Bush.

Destroyed economy. Wars with no end in sight.

It's a miracle that things seem to be turning around.

Why would you want them back in power.

So they can finish us off.

They did all they could to destroy the country.

We had a surplus when Bush was elected.

Have you not realized Conservatism is a complete myth.

No Republican President has ever made Govt. smaller.

Tax cuts for the rich do not create jobs.

Your stupid on defense. You tried to make torture legal.

How stupid are you.

Your ideas were a total failure. They turned a surplus into our biggest deficit.

8 years of failure and you want more.

WTF. Do you hate your country.

I can point to the Clinton years and show the success of a Democratic polices that benefited all Americans. 20 million jobs created and surplus.

Can you. Didn't think so.

Conservatism is a myth.

Now your hoping Obama fails so America will turn to you for solutions.

We saw your solutions. They were a complete failure.

Posted by: sensistar at May 19, 2010 11:01 PM

First, Bush was a liberal. He was known as having liberal tendencies in Texas and proved his credentials when elected. The only good thing about Bush was that he was not Kerry or Gore.

Clinton's success was secondary to the efforts of Reagan. His tax cuts and policy were coming into effect after the first Bush tax hike was absorbed. We have never had an opportunity to really try trickle down economics as neither party will stop the spending in Washington which is the real reason we can't get ahead. Conservatives are not happy with either party. It is just that Obama and the Dems are clearly trying to kill our country and the Repubs seem less effective at the job.

But regardless, what we need is two countries. Like we tried in 1860. Then you can do your thing up there and we can live in freedom and peace.

Posted by: David at May 20, 2010 01:20 PM