File this under “Democrats are the stupidest political party in recorded history.” A recent poll asked, “In the 2010 Congressional elections will you definitely vote, probably vote, not likely vote, or definitely will not vote?” The answer:
This isn’t just the ‘liberal’ base: the entire party has been demobilized. Only 56 percent of Democrats are likely to vote, versus 81 percent of Republicans. And now, some Democrats are talking about cutting Social Security benefits, even though there is no crisis. That’s not going to rally the Democratic rank-and-file.
Democrats, and Democratic-leaning independents, didn’t vote for Republican-lite, they voted for what was in the party platform and what Obama campaigned on: serious healthcare reform, civil rights for gays and lesbians, withdrawal from Iraq, defending Social Security, and clawing back the obscene increase in wealth by the top one percent*, among other things.
Mission. Not. Accomplished.
Change that, please.
*Anybody remember the plan to raise the top income tax rate to 39.6% (on earnings above $250,000) and limit the amount of tax deductions to a maximum 28% rate? I guess that’s not the fiscal responsibility we’ve been waiting for…