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    X marks the spot

    X marks the spot

    At which Democrats should start freaking out.

    The polling just keeps getting worse and worse.  A couple of months ago the generic congressional election polling was having Democrats and Establishment Republicans (yes, there is such a thing) ready to wrap the death of the Republican Party around the necks of Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

    Good times, good times, for Democrats.

    It was a false prognosis, because Cruz and Lee were trying to stop the disaster known as Obamacare. The legacy will be Democrats going to the mat to protect and preserve Obamacare. If Democrats owned Obamacare before, as a result of the efforts of Cruz, Lee and others, Democrats swallowed Obamacare whole in September.

    Now everything has changed because Obamacare and Democrats are one and the same.

    Via Hot Air, this chart which caused Charlie Cook to declare Holy Sh-t! (my paraphrase), should make Democrats want to regurgitate their Obamacare feast:

    The Democratic numbers from the generic-ballot test dropped from 45 percent to 37 percent, and Republicans moved up to 40 percent. This 10-point net shift from a Democratic advantage of 7 points to a GOP edge of 3 points in just over a month is breathtaking, perhaps an unprecedented swing in such a short period. Occurring around Election Day, such a shift would probably amount to the difference between Democrats picking up at least 10 House seats, possibly even the 17 needed for a majority, and instead losing a half-dozen or so seats.

    Congressional Generic Polling Data Chart 12-6-2013

    While many Democrats are desperate for relief from Obamacare, those who are to tied to the law’s passage, like Mary Landrieu of Louisiana Purchase fame, are choosing to double down:

    What will Democrats do if the Worst Case Scenario hits, and net-net fewer people are insured?

    Things could turn around, but who would you rather be today, a Republican or Democratic member of Congress?


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    JimMtnViewCaUSA | December 7, 2013 at 1:03 am

    The graph at the Cook link is a beautiful thing.
    The midterms are a ways away, but you owe it to yourself to click through. 🙂

    Obama/Jarrett will be more an more like cornered rats as Obama’s popularity drops. While Obama (a lazy putz) will rather go into sportscasting, the commie-mommmy — and the real power behind the throne — will get more vicious and lawless.

    Freddie Sykes | December 7, 2013 at 8:57 am

    The Republicans need to pass clean Continuing Resolutions because the Dims are ready for another shut down and have threatened same if this is or that bill is not passed or attached to the CR. The media will latch onto anything in the House’s CR that will serve a a talking point to place blame and our short attention span nation will mainly go along with the ploy.

      J in Kitsap in reply to Freddie Sykes. | December 8, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      Yes, we should ‘fold’ on the budget CR’s this time provided it is basically continuing where we are. Do not let the spotlight move off the wonderful, amazing, smashing Ocare rollout. This wagon has a number of wheels and most seem to be falling off.

      When the Low Info Voters find that their own health care has cratered they will be looking for someone to lynch. Best no R’s anywhere in sight.

    Henry Hawkins | December 7, 2013 at 10:29 am

    The Dem plan:

    -Propose all sorts of giveaways and goodies and demonize Republican refusal to support them.

    -Lard up any CR and demonize Republican opposition.

    -Outmaneuver the GOP leadership to cause a government shutdown and blame it on the GOP, with media support, of course.

    -Outmaneuver the GOP on ‘immigration reform’ (aka amnesty) by insisting on measures the GOP cannot accept, then demonizing them for killing immigration reform.

    -Distract from Obamacare with all of the above.

    The GOP plan:

    -Get outmaneuvered left and right.

    -Lose a sure-thing midterm.

    -Blame Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and the Tea Party.

    mackykam | December 7, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Don’t believe it! The American voter is so stupid they qualify automatically as members of the stupid party, AKA Republicans, without having to register as republican.

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