Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, November 2, 2014

I Blame The Democrats

Nate Silver is right that the only hope for Democrats is that the polls are modeling an electorate that isn't what will actually vote.  In other words, if all the polls are assuming the electorate looks like 2010, when it will actually look more like 2012, then Democrats have a shot.

That is looking less and less likely.

If it's the expected bloodbath, I blame Democrats.

My in-box is stuffed full of email using fear tactics to raise money.  Apparently these tactics work to raise that money that the DCCC, DSCC and DNC feel they need.

But it leaves me with a sense of dread and despair.  The result is that I'm not as likely to phone bank (not that I have time) or even give money.

They are basically using a fear of losing to raise money rather than a hope for winning to get voters to the polls.

There is no way Cory Gardner, Joni Ernst or David Perdue should go to the Senate for the next 6 years.  And yet that is looking increasingly likely because the Democratic Party is incapable of playing offense.

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