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Bright Spot Amidst Carnage | Taylor Marsh – TaylorMarsh.com – News, Opinion and Weblog on Progressive Politics

Bright Spot Amidst Carnage | Taylor Marsh – TaylorMarsh.com – News, Opinion and Weblog on Progressive Politics.

 

The Obama effect on today’s elections is going to be sobering and all bad. Two years after being elected, on a day where political analysts across the spectrum wondered about the death of conservatism, it’s back with a vengeance. Pres. Barack Obama, David Axelrod and his political team should take a bow. I bet Rahm Emanuel is glad he’s back in Chicago.

Very few Democratic candidates closed the election sounding like Democrats. But when they did they didn’t have Barack Obama by their side. He was off spinning tales of a Bush return to his own choir since everyone else had stopped listening to him, talking about something no one was buying, because the group with the most energy this cycle, the Tea Party led by Sarah Palin, sure as hell wasn’t pushing that and neither was any other Republican. When Pres. Obama and the White House wasn’t talking about a return to the past they were yammering about foreign money “stealing” the election. Money and transparency are critical issues, but aren’t a closing argument during dire times. Once again turning to a subject that wasn’t on the voters minds. Neither Obama nor his political shop ever found a cohesive storyline that would sell the Democratic case, making it seem like they didn’t have one to offer.

That job was left to the master and Democratic campaigner in chief, former Pres. Bill Clinton. Oh, if we only could have cloned him.

Democrats are going to lose Russ Feingold today, with Joe Sestak having a very hard time of it. They didn’t get any help from Pres. Obama, whose presence over the election hovers over every voting booth, because he never bothered to cite the things bothering voters, but instead got lost in the haze of his own incomprehensibility. Many voters will be voting against Pres. Obama and the Democratic Congress who passed lame legislation that pissed so many off. Things like the health care bill and paltry finreg, leaving the middle class tax cut fight on the floor of the House, and the case for a foreclosure moratorium ignored by Obama, so the votes against him will be much more heart felt than the votes for Republicans.

There are many reasons Democrats are going to lose big today in the House, while keeping a slim majority in the Senate. The economy sucks and people are worried about their own futures, with midterms notoriously cruel. But it didn’t have to be as bad as it’s going to turn out.

It’s not often the supposed leader of the Democratic Party chooses to be loyal to an Independent running for governor over one of his own, as Obama did with regard to Rhode Island. This lack of fealty representative of Barack Obama also ignoring the foundational tenet of what makes Democrats who they are, which is the focus on the economic health of middle class workers and the assurance that Democrats have their back.

Voters aren’t sure about much this Election Day and that includes where Democrats stand on making their lives better and more secure. Because of this uncertainty they’re going to vote for Republicans over the party that has a history of fighting and supporting the little guy, the underdog. No one is more responsible for this than Pres. Obama.

The outcome of today’s elections will be about a lot of things, but it won’t be about Obama’s “overreach” as will be cited, or a vote against liberal policies in favor of conservative answers. It will be about political incompetence and the inability to craft legislation that actually works instead of conservative compromise that produces legislative mush on the alter of getting something done even if it what it manifests doesn’t do the job.

People don’t care about liberal or conservative as much as they do about effectiveness. Democrats have always known the purpose of government and how to use it to its maximum effectiveness on the people’s behalf, especially when times are tough. So, if you want to talk about the epic fail being voted on today, this is it, because Pres. Obama simply doesn’t know what he’s doing.

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  1. Woman Voter says:

    Yes, in this election many wanted to have Big Dawg campaigning for them, and I just can’t figure out why they didn’t use technology to live cast him doing interactive speeches and questions with say five audience members. The lack of use of the current technology is a shame and they could have gotten Bill Clinton to more events that way.

    Any hoo…just ME thoughts here.

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