I have been busy lately babysitting my 3 yo granddaughter. But while I have been absent from reading the liberal blogs, suddenly, it appears, that Dems will definitely lose in 2014.
It appears that despite that fact that we are right on all the issues; the economy, healthcare, women's rights, foreign policy, the environment, etc, and despite the fact that our people do not make insane (i.e. batshit crazy) and inane comments on a daily basis, we are going to lose in 2014.
Apparently, we will lose in 2014 because of Barack Obama's poll numbers. Also, we will lose because historically the President's party always loses in the midterms. We will also lose in 2014 because of the tremendous onslaught of Koch money that has already been put in against all of our incumbents. But the biggest reason of all that we will lose is because of Obamacare. OMG, Obamacare.
Carl Levin said we could lose Michigan because of all the outside (Koch) money, and because, well, Michigan is complicated. Dick Durbin said we could lose the Senate for the same reasons. We could lose North Carolina, because of Koch money, and because, well, it's North Carolina, and healthcare, and, did I mention, Koch money? Not only will we lose the Senate, the GOP will make tremendous gains in the House because of all of the above reasons.
Through all this, I just hear Dems laying down and dying. I hear House members on the defensive about Obamacare. I hear Senate candidates moaning about being outspent. I find myself just wanting to scream; Will you people please just spend some of your considerable money on finding an offensive message and all of you stick to it? Didn't anyone ever tell you that the best defense is a good offense? Didn't anyone ever tell you to come out swinging, instead of fading to the corner of the ring? Didn't anyone ever tell Carl Levin and Dick Durbin that no matter what they think about our prospects of losing, that they just need to shut the hell up?
My husband and I are dedicated liberals, but what we don't like about our party (and this includes President Obama) is that we don't know how to fight. We have apparently decided that we cannot win midterms, that we can only win Presidential elections. I am here to tell you that we are not going to be able to win anything if we don't give it all we have and fight to the bitter end. In 2012, we were expected to lose the Senate. We didn't. We were expected to possibly lose the Presidency. We didn't. We were expected to lose House seats. We didn't. Also the Kochs and other spent an unprecedented amount of money to defeat us. They didn't. Why can't that happen again? I will tell you why. Perhaps the GOP has adjusted their battle plan (limiting crazy candidates, early spending, pounding away at one message, etc.) while we are shrinking away from criticism on Obamacare. Time will tell, but from my vantage point, unless we change tactics, we will lose.