GOP Momentum Could Also Turn Out to Be the GOP Downfall
In an election season that seems to be getting more and more brutal, it is also looking increasingly likely that the Republican Party is going to come out of Election Day smelling like a bed of roses.
Here’s the short version in case you’ve been living under a rock lately, or at least locked in a room with George Soros and Michael Moore. The GOP is poised to make huge gains, and if recent polls are to be believed, some analysts are all but betting the farm on Democrats losing control of the House, and in some cases, the Senate as well. Add to that the notion that Republicans are also expected to score big in gubernatorial races, potentially winning chief executive posts in states like Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Just to sugar coat things a little more, one only needs to make their way to the Rasmussen Reports website. In their most recent Generic Congressional Ballot released Monday for the seven days ending Sunday, September 5, it shows that “48 percent of Likely Voters would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate, while 36 percent would opt for his or her Democratic opponent.” Now I’m not a mathmetic, mathetitic, mathmetist...numbers guy, but that’s a relatively solid 12 percent advantage if you’re with the elephant as opposed to the donkey.
Combine these numbers with the increasing discontent with health care legislation, worry over unemployment, and distrust of the Obama administration, and it almost seems like a slam dunk...almost.
In previous Technorati articles, I’ve made mention of how Congressional Democrats screwed themselves in 1994 and how their Republican counterparts did it worse to themselves in 2006, but each time, the majority party absolutely deserved the severe ass kicking they received.
1994, as we all know, was the year of the Contract with America, which spelled out a concise message from the GOP that promised many operational reforms in Congress and a return to traditionally conservative values. They were able to factor that in with the overall idea that the Democrat controlled House at the time was corrupt and without focus. Is any of this sounding familiar?
The problem for the Republican Party was that as quickly as they gained control, they lost it just as quickly in 2006. After getting miles away from what brought them to the dance 12 years earlier, they started showing signs of being almost the same party they replaced. Through a series of scandals involving the likes of Jack Abramoff and Mark Foley, as well as becoming unbridled spenders, they were deservedly sent packing, and we got Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.Continued on the next page