White House Admits Possible GOP Takeover of House
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White House Admits the Unthinkable
White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs glumly admitted on NBC's "Meet the Press" talk show Sunday of a possible GOP takeover of the House of Representatives. Gibbs stated with so many House seats up for play (all 435 are up for play every two years), the potential certainly exists for a GOP takeover. Gibbs stated voters are frustrated and tired of a stalled economy and a joblessness that hovers around 10%. Thirty-six Senate seats are also up for grabs on November 2, 2010.
Gibbs was simply stating the obvious that so many other polling data companies are now reporting. This includes Democrats own polling company ran by the much respected Charlie Cook. Mr. Cook has warned his Democratic colleagues to expect a "Hurricane GOP" in November of this year. Gallup and Rasmussen have been reporting the same for the past month. Democrats consider both biased toward the GOP. There is no way they can cast that label to their own polling company led by a respected polling analyst. What is simply amazing is that Democrats are stunned at this transition from just 18 short months ago. 18 months ago Obama and the Democrats could do no wrong. In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a Republican who would criticize Obama and the Democrats. Now, members of Obama's own Democratic Party, those on the left and those on the far left , criticize him. Republicans show no reluctance to blast Obama without mercy. Of course, there are still Democrats who will pull the crumpled "race card" when this happens. But, it has little to no effect now. Obama has gone to the edge. His own leftists elite are pushing him over the cliff's edge. Amazingly, Obama seems oblivious to what is happening all around him. He is surrounded by "Yes Men " who believe in the socialist agenda. They have led him to the precipice of presidential disaster. Let's examine, briefly, how this all came about.
"Take my wife...please. " Some could use that old Henny Youngman line with the much hated "Health Care Reform " bill passed with backroom deals, payoffs, bribes and earmarks. The bill itself was bad enough. The manner in which it was passed was unforgivable in the eyes of the American people. Rasmussen reported on July 5th that a clear 60% (nearly two-thirds) of the American people want HCR repealed. This is a disastrous message for Democrats. Even worse, of that number, 49% strongly favor repeal. This is a hurdle the Democratic Party cannot overcome in four short months. There is ananger that Democrats underestimated. President Obama either doesn't give a damn or doesn't understand Americans did not want this farce of a bill. I suspect he will understand after November 2, 2010.
Then we have all the bank bailouts, automotive company bailouts, "stimulus spending ," deficit spending on virtually everything. Mix this in with Cap and Tax (which no one wants), the highly unpopular DOJ decision not to prosecute the New Black Panther voter intimidation case, Obama bowing to every tin horn dictator around the world, currying to Islamic "moderates ," his support of amnesty for illegals/lawsuit against Arizona and you have a recipe for one of the worst beatings in American political history. Again, either Obama doesn't care or does not understand the anger across the nation. It may just be both.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There is so much I could say about this. But, I've already said it in other hubs, here, here and here. The Obama Administration made an amateur response to an ecological disaster. His many defenders (who are growing fewer in number as I type) say the fire oil booms would not have mattered. It was too late after the explosion for the booms to have helped. Tell that to the hundreds or thousands of dead dolphins, sharks, pelicans, etc. Skimmers? Who the hell needs oil skimmers when the wetlands, dolphins, sea turtles, pelicans and herons can all soak up the oil themselves? The 13 nations who offered their professional assistance were basically told to go practice the Dick Cheney method of safe sex. Late in the game, the President of the United States inner light bulb came on after more than two months of oil spill in the gulf. He figured out, "Hey, maybe someone else has a better idea. " Too little, too late, Mr. President.
You don't hear much about "hope and change " these days from Democrats. There is a good reason for this. Obama held so much hope that there would be real change in D.C. Instead, we not only have seen the status quo surpassed, we have seen corruption on a scale that would have embarrassed Richard Nixon. What about the Sestak offer of a bribe to drop out of the PA Senate race? Atty General Eric Holder doesn't think it is worth pursuing. But, I suspect a GOP dominated House will be more willing to look into it this...and quite possibly, Eric Holder himself. I've lived a long time. I remember the corruption of the Nixon Administration quite vividly. But, I feel it is safe to say his administration "dirty tricks" pale in comparison to what is going on in the Obama Administration. All this will come to a head after November. I don't see the GOP winning the Senate. But, if anything more comes out about the BP Oil Spill mismanagement by the Obama Administration, if the NBP case continues to spiral out of control, if Sestak comes clean before November, then all bets are off. Obama will have no one to blame but himself. Like Pogo, Obama has met the enemy, and he is OBAMA.
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White House Admits Possible GOP Takeover of House
- White House Admits Possible GOP Takeover of House
White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs glumly admitted on NBC's "Meet the Press" talk show Sunday of a possible GOP takeover of the House of Representatives. Gibbs stated with so many House seats up for play (all...