Monday, January 04, 2010

When All Else Fails, Blame Bush!
A winning strategy!!

Here's some of the op/ed piece from The Charleston Daily Mail (WV);
Democrats are so desperate, they will run against Bush in 2010
President Obama and his hopenchange programs ends 2009 so unpopular that Democrats may not run on his record.

“To minimize expected losses in next fall’s election, President Barack Obama’s party is testing a line of attack that resurrects George W. Bush as a bogeyman and castigates Republicans as cozy with Wall Street,” the Associated Press reported.

That is incredible.

They demanded Congress, they got it.

They demanded the White House, they got it.

All they can show for it is a bunch of lame excuses?

“House Democrats began an ad campaign in December assailing Republicans for opposing legislation restructuring federal financial rules and recalling the final days of the Bush presidency, when the economy tanked,” the Associated Press reported.

Yes, unemployment was 7.6% when he left office.

Thank God for the Democrats who saved the economy from 9% unemployment.

“Remember? We all know we should never let this happen again,” the ad says. It lays into Republicans for voting “to let Wall Street continue the same risky practices that crippled retirement accounts and left taxpayers on the hook for $700 billion.”

Yes, under Obama a year later we are on the hook for $1.5 trillion.

“The one thing that heartens Democrats is that voters also don’t think much of the GOP, which is bleeding backers, lacking a leader and facing a conservative revolt,” the Associated Press reported.

So basically it is run on Bush and hope Republicans do not have a strong leader who appeals to the Republican base and who will gin up turnout on Election Day 2010. Oh, if only someone among the Republicans was there to charge up those conservatives. If only there were someone who could draw people to wait overnight in cold, freezing rain just to get that person’s autograph.

I still put the odds of a Republican House at 21%. Senate? Ha! 1%.

But it is nice to see them sweat.

The full
Associated Press story:

2010 situation grows more difficult for Democrats

By LIZ SIDOTI
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON – An already difficult situation for Democrats in Congress is worsening as the 2010 political season opens.

To minimize expected losses in next fall’s election, President Barack Obama’s party is testing a line of attack that resurrects George W. Bush as a bogeyman and castigates Republicans as cozy with Wall Street.

House Democrats began an ad campaign in December assailing Republicans for opposing legislation restructuring federal financial rules and recalling the final days of the Bush presidency, when the economy tanked.

“Remember? We all know we should never let this happen again,” the ad says. It lays into Republicans for voting “to let Wall Street continue the same risky practices that crippled retirement accounts and left taxpayers on the hook for $700 billion.”

But that was three years ago. Democrats have been in control since, and Bush is long gone. This is Obama’s country now. Democrats tried to use Bush against Republican Chris Christie in the New Jersey governor’s race in November — and Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine still lost.

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