The Democrats are in trouble. Their ideas are failing (as if they wouldn’t). They are losing badly in the court of public opinion. ObamaCare is turning into the pig that we all said it was. Cap and Trade is stalled. Amnesty is unpopular. They continue to go against public opinion, and are hiding from their constituents. Their overall elitism and complete trashing of the Constitution has doomed them to failure in November.
There are two developments that indicate that I am correct.
PRINCETON, NJ — Thirty-eight percent of independents approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as president, the first time independent approval of Obama has dropped below 40% in a Gallup Daily tracking weekly aggregate. Meanwhile, Obama maintains the support of 81% of Democrats, and his job approval among Republicans remains low, at 12%.
These data are based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted the week of June 28-July 4.
Over the past year, Obama has lost support among all party groups, though the decline has been steeper among independents than among Republicans or Democrats. Today’s 38% approval rating among independents is 18 percentage points lower than the 56% found July 6-12, 2009. During the same period, his support has fallen nine points among Democrats (from 90% to 81%) and eight points among Republicans (from 20% to 12%).
Let’s remember my favorite demographic:
So, if about 60% of independents are against Obama, and a substantial number vote in November, how can the Democrats maintain anything? This is a landslide that even traditional Democratic techniques, like ACORN created voter fraud and Black Panther intimidation, can stop. What are they going to do?
Additionally, Republican voters are showing much greater enthusiasm for their chances in November. This usually correlates positively with voter turnout.
So, what are the Democrats going to do to stem the tide?
I think it’s a safe bet that all of the little organizations formerly known as ACORN will doing their thing. I also bet that that there will be some interference and falsifying absentee ballots, but they can’t turn this kind of deficit around.
As we are starting to see, they are also going to ramp up one of their other plans. They are going to try to smear their opponents.
The Democratic Party is moving faster and more aggressively than in previous election years to dig up unflattering details about Republican challengers. In House races from New Jersey to Ohio to California, Democratic operatives are seizing on evidence of GOP candidates’ unpaid income taxes, property tax breaks and ties to financial firms that received taxpayer bailout money.
In recent weeks, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has circulated information to local reporters about Republican candidates in close races. Among the claims:
— That Jim Renacci of Ohio once owed nearly $1.4 million in unpaid state taxes.
Ahem, I thought that was OK after the Treasury Sec did the same thing.
— That David Harmer of California received $160,000 in bonus and severance pay from a firm that got a federal bailout.
How many former Goldman Sachs employees work for the administration?
— That Jon Runyan of New Jersey got a legal break in property taxes for his 25-acre homestead by qualifying for a farmland assessment thanks to his four donkeys.
He has Democrats on his land? Or are they jackasses of another variety?
Seriously though, this is consistent with Democratic campaign strategy. Their ideas are losers. They are about growing government power, killing jobs, and expanding their control over you. The only way they have to win is to follow Alinsky’s rules. They have to attack their opponents in order to discredit them, taking the public’s attention off the actual issues.
The question is, will the bulk of the people fall for it again?