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Thursday, September 11, 2008

D.C. Dems Fear Obama's Suckitude Could Hurt the Down-Ticket

Freakin' sweet. Palin-mania has Dems so rattled that not only do they fear they will lose the White House, but maybe some seats in Congress, as well.
"A Democratic fundraiser for Congressional candidates said some planned to
distance themselves from Mr Obama and not attack Mr McCain."

“If people are voting for McCain it could help Republicans all the way down the
ticket, even in a year when the Democrats should be sweeping all before us,”
said the fundraiser, a former Hillary Clinton supporter."

Okay, now that I've got that out of my system, two points. First, Dems think they ought to be sweeping up every election cycle. For some reason, they appear genuinely surprised when the American electorate (once again) rejects their half-baked socialism and enthusiastic defeatism. Why this year should be any different is beyond me. Second, the fact that this is a former Hillary supporter undermines credibility here. The Hillary camp resents Obama. Of course they aren't concerned about undermining him.

With that in mind, the whole article is pretty weak. We have an unnamed "fundraiser" (not an official of any sort), and later a "senior Democrat lobbyist" noting the very obvious point that Dems who won in heavily Republican districts last time around due to Republican incompetence and corruption will have a hard time keeping their seats. Duh. So overall there's not much here. Still, I must say I love stories about Dem panic.