Democrats attacking the president's budget is a futile gesture
The Obamacare disaster exposed the arrogance of the Democrat leadership in both houses and the "full speed ahead no matter what the people say" attitude of the president. The Scott Brown win in Massachusetts is proof that the people have had enough.
So, what is a desperate democrat to do when American voters are in an obvious revolt, and if the midterm elections were held today, the results would easily resemble the St. Valentine's Day massacre?
Apparently, Democrats decided it was time to go on the offense against the president's budget:
A Democratic Senate candidate in Missouri denounced the budget's sky-high deficit. A Florida Democrat whose district includes the Kennedy Space Center hit the roof over NASA budget cuts. And an endangered Senate Democrat denounced proposed cuts in farm subsidies.
A headline on the 2010 campaign website of Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), blares her opposition to Obama's farm budget: ``Blanche stands up for Arkansas farm families,'' it says.
All this is to counter the attacks by republicans, the Baltimore Sun reasons:
Heading into an election season in which Republicans are trying to tie Democrats to Obama's unpopular policies, Obama's budget gives his fellow Democrats an unlikely campaign tool - a catalogue of ways to establish their distance from controversial aspects of his administration.
But to no avail, Democrats have to face the reality of a morbidly obese deficit. This corpulent monetary outrage continues to grow and will be popping the ceiling off the debt limit by the end of the month. The whole of this financial disaster now lies at the feet of the Democrat party. The president's blaming the previous administration has lost its charm, so all that is left is blaming each other.
On Inauguration Day 2009, the Democrats gladly joined the Chicago-styled political machine operating out of the White House. Unless there's some incredibly inconceivable economic turnaround, these political wiseguys are facing an electoral ‘gang war' not seen since the congressional losses of 1994.
Their faces are known. What they've done is known. There's nowhere to hide, and gunning for each other won't fix the damage, so expect the political blood to run red in November.