DNC chair: Thank goodness these corrosive tea partiers are destroying the GOP

posted at 6:27 pm on December 4, 2009 by Allahpundit

He calls them “the teabag party,” actually, which I guess is slightly better than “teabaggers.” His hosannas to comparative Democratic unity and imminent Republican civil war come on a day when PPP, a lefty polling firm, declares that the top eight most vulnerable Senate seats next year are all currently occupied by Democrats. Not 24 hours ago, Rasmussen reported that Blanche Lincoln — a.k.a. vote number 60 on ObamaCare — trails four different Republicans in hypothetical match-ups, and there’s no mystery why:

Against all four Republicans, she leads by wide margins among those who favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. The senator even leads by a wide margin among those who Somewhat Oppose the legislation. But among those who Strongly Oppose the health care plan, Lincoln trails every potential Republican challenger by more than 50 percentage points.

The really bad news for Lincoln is that 56% of Arkansas voters Strongly Oppose the congressional health care plan. Just 18% Strongly Favor it.

Translation: Unless Lincoln’s counting on those “corrosive” tea partiers to alienate the entire Arkansas electorate, her choice is between voting no or committing political suicide. I hope for his sake that Dingy Harry has vote number 61 tucked away somewhere safe.

The funniest line here is at the very beginning when Kaine touts the fact that the crazy wingnuts chased Arlen Specter right into their camp. Meanwhile, not only is Specter facing a serious primary challenge in the supposedly unified Democratic primary, but Barney Frank endorsed his opponent just this afternoon. As, no doubt, will lefty leviathans like MoveOn that are currently busy “mobilizing” against the Democratic president and organizing primary challenges for a host of other Blue Dogs who failed the public-option litmus test. All hail unity!


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I got 3 minutes in before I had to quit. Anybody catch his choice of words when discussing the Franken victory. The “recount which produced that victory.” Produced is the right word, maybe fabricated would be better, but it sure was not an election. This blithering idiot has been my governor for 4 years, praise the Lord in just 5 short weeks he will be history here in VA. Now, as for the 2010, he had better take a look at McDonnell’s numbers by congressional district. McDonnell won 9 of 11, and of those he won 8 of 9 with more than 60% of the vote. I think it is very possible to see the GOP pick up as many as 4 seats in VA, provided they choose to run someone in the 9th. Talk about “the eyebrow” being dazed and confused if that happens after his predictions.

Govgirl on December 4, 2009 at 9:28 PM

Specter facing a serious primary challenge in the supposedly unified Democratic primary, but Barney Frank endorsed his opponent just this afternoon.

Perfect choice to welcome Specter to his new position.

Feedie on December 4, 2009 at 9:48 PM

It’s funny at 2:37 he says that the average president in their first mid-terms loses 28 house seats and 4 Senate seats. That’s an “average” president, but Obama is below average, his approval ratings are already below 50% after just his first year which is below average. Bush was above average, by this guy’s own calculations (Republicans actually picked up seats), so much so that after Bush’s first mid-term elections he had to ask his own party not to gloat.

Dollayo on December 4, 2009 at 9:49 PM

The obvious failures of the democrats, and the utter cluelessness of Obama have significantly shifted the American political landscape rightward and boosted the enthusiasm on the right side. The far left is demoralized that not only can’t they get any big changes in while they control government, they are going to get their asses stomped next fall. As long as the GOP doesn’t piss off its base, they will be richly rewarded next year. Palin is actually playing this well. Wish there were others.

ray on December 5, 2009 at 12:17 AM

The tea party putdowns could have been written by some of the GOP honchos. Some of them are just as clueless.

Tea partiers’ natural antipathy for the socialists should not and will not translate to automatic support for any and all GOP approved candidates. Not going to make that mistake again.

james23 on December 5, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Still waiting for the tar and feather applet for doctoring pictures I’ve asked any tech types out there to invent…

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 5, 2009 at 4:39 PM

I think it is very possible to see the GOP pick up as many as 4 seats in VA, provided they choose to run someone in the 9th. Talk about “the eyebrow” being dazed and confused if that happens after his predictions.

Govgirl on December 4, 2009 at 9:28 PM

I’m in the 9th and still haven’t heard of an R running against Boucher. I notice that Nancy let him vote against her healthcare bill. He’s been in that seat since Reagan and has done nothing but help the coal fields and New River Valley lose businesses.

TugboatPhil on December 6, 2009 at 7:54 PM

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