Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Like rats on a sinking ship....
Update: Evan Bayh has just announced he won't run again, citing differences within his own party.
"With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor — all Democrats — ditched plans to run for re-election in the latest signs of trouble for President Barack Obama's party."--AP
This comes on the heels of a defection by House Representative Griffith of Alabama to the republicans back in December of 2009.His notable quote on the occasion? "I can no longer align myself with a party that continues to pursue legislation that is bad for our country."
"The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Rep. Pete Sessions (Tex.), sought to cast Griffith's decision as symbolic of larger problems with the Democratic caucus. "His decision is emblematic of the message that millions of concerned citizens have been trying to send to a Democrat Party that has become increasingly unwilling to listen," Sessions said."--AP
Ain't that the truth. After a plethora of Town Hall Meetings showed unrest in the populance, these turkeys turned a blind eye to it and dismissed it as the work of a few nutjobs. Perhaps they should have realized a little earlier that the movement was sincere, and included independents and even dems who are right of center on issues.
Waiting for the writing on the wall to become more legible --- Harry Reid,the State of Massachusetts (with Republican Scott Brown actually polling within 9 points there), and a number of other dem seats that will more than likely recognise that they gambled and lost...and will just hang it up.
The rats are jumping ship. Somebody set up a death watch for the event.