I hate to say “I told you so!” But, “I told you so!”
A week ago I told youabout the debate that Birdman and I were having about placebocare. In a nutshell, Birdman believes that eventually, self preservation will rule and some portion of the Democrats will jump from the placebocare express. My argument has been that this train was not going to stop. Democrats who got in the way would be rolled over and those who voted for it and got nailed by their constituents, would have cushy administration jobs promised to them.
I told you so!
You’ve heard the news, Byron Dorgan of ND and Chris Dodds of CT have both announced they will not run next year. The reasons for not running are obvious.
For Dorgan, he represents one of the most conservative states in the nation. He has ignored polling that made Ben Nelson look wise in his placebocare vote and flipped his constituents the bird by voting for placebocare. Numerous polls are out showing that if the current Republican Governor of ND ran, Dorgan would pine for the level of support that Walter Mondale received in his race against Ronald Reagan.
Dodd’s the same but different. Placebocare isn’t his undoing, the financial debacle of last year was. Turns out Chris was getting some special favors from the folks he was supposed to be policing. Even the normally reliable Democrat voters of Connecticut couldn’t stand the level of corruption and hypocrisy that Dodd portrayed. All recent polls showed Dodd losing to everyone and anyone in a Senate rebid.
There have been several Democrat Representatives that have announced their retirement. However, none of those have the visibility of either of the two Senators who recently announced their retirement. Rumors and most prognostication, say that we are no where near the end of the announced retirements. I expect we may well hear similar announcements from Blanche Lincoln, Arlen Specter and (get ready, here’s my big bet) Harry Reid.
The latest generic Congressional ballot poll by Rasmussen shows the Republicans now leading by 9 points. The most notable part of this astounding lead is that it is not so much that the Republicans are getting more support as it is that the Democrats are losing support on each and every front.
As they do every time they get power, the Democrats have over reached and tried to foist their vision of remaking the country not in the mold of Europe, but Eastern, Soviet Bloc, Europe, upon all of us. Fortunately, they are being resisted on all sides and will surely lose their stranglehold on both Houses this year if not their leadership altogether.
While I’m obviously happy about what is happening to the Democrats I am disappointed by one thing. The people who think Marxism is such a great thing that they are voting to have it implemented against the people’s will should have to stand for another election and get the final verdict of their constituents. If they did, I have no doubt they would hear, loudly, clearly and in a snarky British accent:
“YOU are the weakest link. Goodbye!”