Democrats Rather Surly Over Nevada And NY Losses, Blame Obama

There is no love today in Liberal Land, starting with The Politico

The Democratic Party’s rare loss of a congressional seat in its urban heartland Tuesday, accompanied by a blowout defeat in a Nevada special election, marked the latest in a string of demoralizing setbacks that threatened to deepen the party’s crisis of confidence and raise concerns about President Barack Obama’s political fortunes.

In New York, Republican Bob Turner soundly defeated Democrat David Weprin in a House contest that — in the view of party leaders, at least – featured an anemic urban machine, distracted labor unions, and disloyal voters. In Nevada, a consequential state for the president’s re-election strategy, Democrats suffered a runaway loss rooted in a weak showing in Reno’s Washoe County, a key bellwether.

Gotta love it. It’s not the Democrats plans, ideas, and legislation, no, it’s the voters themselves and weak candidates. Uh huh. Donald Douglas points out that a Democrat has held the NY-09 seat since 1923.

Even before the polls closed, the recriminations — something short of panic, and considerably more than mere grumbling — had begun. On a high-level campaign conference call Tuesday afternoon, Democratic donors and strategists commiserated over their disappointment in Obama. A source on the call described the mood as “awful.”

“People feel betrayed, disappointed, furious, disgusted, hopeless,” said the source.

And then we have the Obama blame. The Washington Post piles on with a story that puts quite a bit of the blame on Obama. And certainly Obama deserves quite a bit of the blame for the two losses, and, Lord knows, I like to Blame Obama for his non-personal things. The release of his foolish American Jobs Act, a tepid jobs bill at best, after months of buildup and a nice vacation, surely didn’t help. But, he doesn’t deserve all the blame. Democrats followed right along with him in pushing the far left agenda, and, yup, trying their typical scare tactics

“Democrats just saw their 2012 playbook fall apart as Nevada voters refused to buy Democrats’ Medicare scare tactics and misinformation campaigns,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas). “This election sends Democrats another warning that Democrats up and down the ballot next year cannot escape accountability for their failed economic policies.”

National Journal points out that the White House is already spinning the losses, but, Obama and the Dems cannot escape the fact that their agenda is mostly unpopular, and, even when they do things that are popular, they completely mess it up and do it wrong. People understand that Obama has no real world ideas on how to stimulate the economy, what policies work, and they see that he is more engaged in winning re-election through gimmicks than actually working to fix the economy.

Of course, Obama’s stupid idea of negotiating from the pre-1967 borders of Israel didn’t help in New York, as Don Surber points out. Perhaps American Jews are starting to realize that Obama, and Democrats, really do not like Israel.

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