You don't need to be a political scientist to understand why the voters are turning against the Democrats. Just take a moment to read Howie Carr's brilliant piece in the Boston herald on why people should vote for Republican Senatorial candidate Scott Brown.
True, some of his points apply only to the Democratic candidate, Martha Coakly, but others are applicable to her party nationwide, like these:
You're in a union, and you're going to have to pay a 40 percent tax on your "Cadillac" health-care plan if Martha Coakley gets a chance to vote for Obama's health-care rationing bill.[snip]
You're on kidney dialysis and you have to pay for your treatment . . . but illegal aliens don't.[snip]
Your local property-tax bill is rising almost as fast as the value of your home is dropping.[snip]
You've had to wait hours in line at a Registry office to renew your driver's license after they shut down your local branch because of the state's alleged fiscal crisis -- but they still want to give free tuition at state colleges to illegal aliens.
You're a veteran, and you wonder why you're supposed to vote for an ardent supporter of the administration whose Homeland Security secretary refuses to call real terrorists terrorists, but who last spring issued a memo to local cops warning that "the return of military veterans could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups."