The game is on. The GOP is trying to lower expectations of electorate victories on November 2 and the Democrats are hoping to raise the hopes of a dejected party and get out the vote.
The usual strategies are in play - the GOP paint Democrats as the tax and spend party (certainly easy to do now) and the Democrats want to scare the senior citizen voters with social security privatization talk and other issues not even on the table. Now we learn of the race card being thrown. Standard stuff for the party of progressive thinkers.
Princella D. Smith offers the following:
"In Louisiana, Democrat strategists on going on record saying that they will use race to convince voters in New Orleans why they should vote against Vietnamese Republican Congressman, Joseph Cao and instead select an African-American Democratic State Representative, Cedric Richmond,—because he’s “black like them”.
In my home state of Arkansas, the Democratic Party sent out a release Monday night demanding an apology of Republican Congressman John Boozman for laughing at a conservative commentator’s remarks to a tea party rally.
Really? Are we really chasing cameras to see “who laughs at what jokes”, now? Man, they must REALLY think Senator Lincoln is in trouble."
This article says that "tsunami" will not be a big enough term for the upcoming GOP victories in November.
Yesterday, Gallup delivered its first 2010 "likely voter" poll and the results floored the political community. In the generic ballot question, which asks which party a voter would favor in a generic House contest, Gallup gave the GOP a 46% to 42% edge. But then Gallup applied two versions of its "likely voter" turnout model. In its "high turnout model," Republicans led Democrats by 53% to 40%. In its "low turnout model," the GOP edge was a stunning 56% to 38%. That kind of margin in favor of Republicans has never been seen in Gallup surveys.
What should worry Democrats most is that the "low turnout model" is typical of recent midterm elections. If the Gallup numbers hold up (and the firm cautions that "the race often tightens in the final month of the campaign"), some word more cataclysmic than "tsunami" would be needed for the Democratic losses.
An interesting development reported on the true character of President Obama: Cedric Richmond? The one black folks in Louisiana should vote for because he's black? Well, he is the recipient of an Obama support ad in this campaign season. He is running against Joseph Cao, the only GOP member of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of Obamacare. This is how Obama rewards his bi-partisan effort. Unfortunately for Cao, however, that love does not seem to be reciprocated by the Democratic party or by Obama himself. In his first general election advertisement, Obama took the opportunity to endorse Cao’s Democratic opponent, Cedric Richmond, a move which incensed Cao. He seems mystified Obama did this and has, according to Fox News, been desperately trying to reach the president to talk about what he seems to think was just an honest mistake.
Yeah, right. This president knows exactly what he is doing and he is quite happy to show his racist side. Well, the black half of his bi-racial gene pool. Cao naively believed that by voting to help out poor residents of his district and supporting Obamacare would garner some favor from the president. He doesn't realize the career history of Obama. The man has absolutely no history of loyalty. He is all about himself. Period.
We will know most of the results in 26 days, some will be involved in re-counts and law suits.
Here's a bit of the ugly brought to you by the Democrats: They are nothing if not consistent.