If the election was held today, the GOP would sweep Congress

 This is what legendary Dem pollster Stan Greenberg is saying. 

 http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/81781-democrats-must-work-to-avoid-repeat-of-1994

The environment is just so awful for Democrats right now that the Republicans would sweep to towering majorities in both Houses of Congress if the election were held today. 

 

This President has squandered his opportunity to change the direction of this country.  He failed to pass healthcare reform, failed to respond to his critics, and failed to stand up for basic Democratic party values.

Now, the Democratic party is in shambles and will be sent to the wilderness for a generation.

Barack Obama should have been derailed from winning the Presidency in 2008.  Him winning was the biggest punishment the Demcoratic party could ever get.

Let him burn. 

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10 Comments

He overstated it

They would get a slight majority in the House and the Dems would have a slight majority in the Senate, and the vote would be a repudiation of democrats, not an endorsement of the Republicans.  

by The Weekly Glass 2010-02-17 09:50PM | 0 recs
RE: He overstated it

That's about my take too. And I think that things will get better late summer too.

by Jerome Armstrong 2010-02-17 10:34PM | 0 recs
RE: He overstated it

Should we Mourn the lost democratic majority? I suspect we will know in 2011.

Pity really, I wish the dems would give me a reason now.

by vecky 2010-02-18 01:52AM | 0 recs
RE: He overstated it

I don't think we are going to lose it.

by Jerome Armstrong 2010-02-18 01:57AM | 0 recs
You will when you see what they ram through

We could well lose Social Security and Medicare.  Republicans are hungry to cut out those programs. 

by Kent 2010-02-18 02:10AM | 0 recs
There's a lot of hyperbole. . .

. . .In this diary.

After the 2008 election, many political observers said Democratic victories in the so-called red states signaled the decline of the Republican Party.  They said that after losing the presidency, House and Senate, the GOP would be in the political wilderness for a generation.

Now, the Republican Party is back; proving once more that politics is cyclical.

While I agree that the GOP will likely make gains in the 2010 midterm elections, I think it is illogical to make bold assertions like "the Democratic party is in shambles and will be sent to the wilderness for a generation."

 

by Andre Walker 2010-02-18 04:05AM | 0 recs
Republicans were in far better shape than Dems are right now

Republicans after they lost it all in 2008 didnt have an anchor pulling them down like Democrats do now.  That anchor is Barack Obama.  Each day he sits in the White House, the Democratic party is paying rent.  If Republicans win back Congress, they will pass laws that make it impossible that they will ever be dislodged from power again. 

by Kent 2010-02-18 04:28AM | 0 recs
RE: Republicans were in far better shape than Dems are right now

Yes.  The Republicans are drafting legislation that outlaws the "Democrat party."

The only question left seems to be: Why doesn't Kent want to be taken seriously?

by Strummerson 2010-02-18 09:32AM | 0 recs
RE: Republicans were in far better shape than Dems are right now

Yes.  The Republicans are drafting legislation that outlaws the "Democrat party."

The only question left seems to be: Why doesn't Kent want to be taken seriously?

by Strummerson 2010-02-18 09:32AM | 0 recs
RE: Republicans were in far better shape than Dems are right now

...and the nation's only power base against corporate takeover of our democracy.

Ever hear of Texas? Heard about their text-book agenda? Newt and Reagan are heroes...no mention of the name Kennedy. Soon, Darwin will be just a fad.

by toncuz 2010-02-18 10:00AM | 0 recs

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