Memo to Dems; stop worrying

In recent weeks, there have been a lot of stories popping up in newspapers, on TV, and on the Internet telling us that the Dems are in a deep funk over their election prospects in November. Words and phrases like "panic," "gloom," "despair," Dems distancing themselves from Obama," "Dems not running on legislative successes," "Dems avoiding campaigning on Obamacare," "Dems slide in the polls,"etc, are sprinkled throughout.In other words they are running like scalded dogs from everything Obama. (Oops! There's that dog metaphor again.) Sorry.

Well, there is some good news out there for them; all they have to do is refer back to last January when Obama reassured Representative Marion Berry (D-Arkansas), when Berry expressed fears of a repeat of the 1994 shellacking of Dems in that election.

From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in January of this year (via Politico )

Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs "off into that swamp" of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

"I've been doing that with this White House, and they just don't seem to give it any credibility at all," Berry said. "They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference between here and in '94 was you've got me.'

Alright then; there you go. Everything will be fine.

Enough with the angst, already. No more caterwauling, hand wringing, and whining.

Fear not, ye troubled lefty souls; the most Magnificent, the most Exalted Barack Obama, the One you have been waiting for, will save you. He promised.


In recent weeks, there have been a lot of stories popping up in newspapers, on TV, and on the Internet telling us that the Dems are in a deep funk over their election prospects in November. Words and phrases like "panic," "gloom," "despair," Dems distancing themselves from Obama," "Dems not running on legislative successes," "Dems avoiding campaigning on Obamacare," "Dems slide in the polls,"etc, are sprinkled throughout.

In other words they are running like scalded dogs from everything Obama. (Oops! There's that dog metaphor again.) Sorry.

Well, there is some good news out there for them; all they have to do is refer back to last January when Obama reassured Representative Marion Berry (D-Arkansas), when Berry expressed fears of a repeat of the 1994 shellacking of Dems in that election.

From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in January of this year (via Politico )

Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs "off into that swamp" of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

"I've been doing that with this White House, and they just don't seem to give it any credibility at all," Berry said. "They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference between here and in '94 was you've got me.'

Alright then; there you go. Everything will be fine.

Enough with the angst, already. No more caterwauling, hand wringing, and whining.

Fear not, ye troubled lefty souls; the most Magnificent, the most Exalted Barack Obama, the One you have been waiting for, will save you. He promised.


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