Since this is a local blog, I've avoided commenting on Obama's rough start, but one thing is becoming clear: the team of Obama, Reid and Pelosi is doing more damage to the Democratic Party than even team Clinton's "Two For the Price of One" Hillary Care Debacle.
Some of the signs were obvious pretty early. Last May I pointed out that
Mark Twain famously said that "History doesn't repeat itself but it rhymes." The last time that Democrats controlled both houses of Congress and the White House, they overreached. Even though Clinton was elected toward the end of a mild recession and the economy had substantially improved, the mid-term elections of 1994 provided the best Republican showing of the past century. You can chalk it up to a variety of factors--Hillary Care scared the moderates, Americans prefer divided government, Newt Gingrich is an evil genius--whatever, but the bottom line is that just when Democrats were riding high, they got a major thumping.
Now, Charlie Cook is sounding the alarm.
"These data confirm anecdotal evidence, and our own view, that the situation this summer has slipped completely out of control for President Obama and Congressional Democrats. Today, The Cook Political Report’s Congressional election model, based on individual races, is pointing toward a net Democratic loss of between six and 12 seats, but our sense, factoring in macro-political dynamics is that this is far too low,"