Faced with a defeat of historic proportion, Democrats across the nation are vying to invent conservative bona fides for themselves as they disavow their votes for Obamacare and Obamanomics and go into hiding whenever Obama shows up in their towns. As the state-run media gushes over the apparent turmoil in the Republican party between endangered RINO's and true conservatives, it overlooks signs of the increasing dissension amongst the Democrats.
Speaking truth to power, Democrat congressional candidate Brett Carter (6th district,Tennessee) even dared utter the thought that most Dems must be thinking but dare not utter:
I think it is incumbent on Speaker Pelosi to step aside.
Carter, apparently no relation to the now 2nd worst President in American history, expressed the fatigue felt by this year's crop of Democrat candidates from carrying around the 700 pound albatross that Madame Pelosi has become. Carter believes that:
...the divisiveness (Pelosi) generates hamstrings his and other Democratic candidates' abilities to focus on the issues...."I don't believe my situation is unique."
The 6th district of Tennessee has been voting Democrat since the time of Andrew Jackson. Although the lines have been re-drawn a time or two, the district has given us both our 11th President, James K. Polk, and perhaps the man who most desperately wanted to be President, Al Gore Jr. While Polk was hero of the Mexican-American war and initiated the purchase of California, Arizona and New Mexico, Gore allied with Hollywood and an international warmist cabal to create carbon-trading futures and nearly succeeded in getting America to commit economic suicide.
As the conservative tide began to roll in, Tennessee 6's current representative, Bart Gordon, saw the handwriting on the wall. Like many of his incumbent Democrat colleagues, Gordon decided to retire rather than being driven from office by an enlightened conservative electorate. This made way for the nomination of Brett Carter in his stead. Despite the fact that Gordon held the seat for 25 years and garnered 74% of the vote in the last election, Democrat Carter is trailing Republican nominee Diane Black and seems destined to be making a concession speech on or about November 3rd.
Candidate Carter couldn't be more astute in his assessment of the damage done by Pelosi and the need for her removal. The suffering enjoined by the incredibly unlikely coincidence of having the worst President in the history of the United States teaming with the worst Speaker in the history of the House of Representatives must be stopped. Even Democrats are beginning to hear the swoosh as the pendulum is finally swinging back to the right.
Ralph Alter blogs at Right on Target www.rightot.blogspot.com