So far, the Democrats are fully engaged in the pretense of making clothes for the emperor. They go to elaborate lengths to pretend he is not naked and exposed to the voters. The media cooperates with the ruse, pretending that he is handsomely clothed. Only one Democrat has been willing to break ranks and admit the truth.
But the polls indicate that the public is not being persuaded by the media’s pretense.
From Business Insider:
The Republican Party is at its strongest point in two decades heading into midterm elections, according to a new Pew Research-USA Today poll, the latest daunting sign for Democrats ahead of campaign season.
The GOP is at an even stronger point than in previous “wave” elections in 1994 and 2010 and looks poised to make major gains — and possibly take control of the U.S. Senate.
According to the poll, out Monday, Republicans have a 47-43 lead on the generic congressional ballot. That’s a 10-point swing from October, when Democrats, boosted by GOP blame for the federal government shutdown, held a 6-point lead in the Pew poll.
Overall, Democrats are plagued by the still-sluggish economy, the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act, and the undesirable views of President Obama. More voters (26%) say their vote will be “against” the president. Only 16% say their vote will be “for” Obama. And by more than a 2-to-1 margin, voters say they want the next president to pursue policies different from the Obama administration’s priorities.
Should this be a surprise? The economy is sluggish, Obamacare is unpopular, and the views of President Obama are, indeed, deeply undesirable. So why don’t Republicans act like they are on the winning side? Instead, they act as if it is imperative that they pass “immigration reform” when the Democrats still control the Senate, they cooperate in a bipartisan budget that increases the spending, and they suggest that Obamacare is beyond repeal.
I’m not sure if Republicans are unaware how easily they could win big if they would just stop attacking their own base, or if they are aware–and it terrifies them.