The out-of-the-closet progressive liberal Democratic party is in well-deserved tatters and struggling to come up with a plan to lull voters into the complacency needed maintain their majority in the 2010 mid-term elections, as well as already planning His Transparency’s reelection bid. In their stereotypical stealth mode, behind closed doors, the White House is picking favorites in upcoming races across the country.
The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that:
President Barack Obama’s aides are taking pains to operate out of public view to avoid repeating embarrassing miscues made last year, when efforts to pressure unpopular New York Gov. David Paterson into retirement hit front pages and proved unsuccessful.
Embarrassing, indeed. But to the Democrats, it’s just another speedbump.
The exit of Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry from that state’s gubernatorial contest came as party insiders grew increasingly concerned that Mr. Cherry faced an uphill struggle to win, putting a chill on potential donors, according to Democratic officials.
When Mr. Cherry dropped out, citing fund-raising problems, White House officials began discussions with a potential replacement, Denise Ilitch, whose family owns the Detroit Red Wings hockey team, Detroit Tigers baseball team and Little Caesars Pizza chain.
Ms. Ilitch is an elected member of the state Board of Regents. Strategists believe her personal wealth and image as a businesswoman and political outsider could give Democrats a boost in an economically ailing state where the party’s top official, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, is unpopular.
Now there’s a picture for you. A wealthy capitalist Democrat handing out $5 hot & ready Little Caesar’s pizzas to the great unwashed masses of Michigan’s unemployed Kool-Aid drinkers to buy their votes.
But, like those 10% unemployed across the country, it ain’t working. Despite the Demons howling in Massachusetts (“Martha Coakley is running to fill the rest of Ted Kennedy’s term, and her opponent is a far-right tea-bagger Republican,” Chuck Schumer wrote in a fundraising email) it’s just been reported by the Boston Globe that Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has a 4 point lead in the polls. Though that’s within the poll’s margin of error, other details show just how fall the self-perceived mighty have fallen:
Brown’s popularity is solid. He enjoys a 57 percent favorability rating compared to just 19 percent unfavorable. Coakley’s favorability is 49 percent; her unfavorability, 41 percent.
In the race for U.S. Senate, who will you vote for?
Scott Brown: 50%
Martha Coakley: 46%
Joseph L. Kennedy: 3%
In your opinion, who won the debates?
Scott Brown: 41%
Martha Coakley: 25%
Joseph L. Kennedy: 2%
As a U.S. Senator, do you think Martha Coakley will be an independent voice or tow the Democratic Party line?
Independent voice: 24%
Tow the party line: 64%
Do you support the proposed national near universal healthcare law?
Can the federal government afford the proposed national healthcare law?
And despite those words of the White House laying low with which we started this piece, like all those other words that have come out of the White House to date, there’s a strong push among some Democrats to get His Transparency to visit Massachusetts this weekend on behalf of Martha Coakley so he sent an “impassioned video plea” for Attorney General Martha Coakley to thousands of Bay State voters today. But Scott Brown’s called it right:
“He should stay away and let Martha and I discuss the issues one on one,” Brown said. “The machine is coming out of the woodwork to get her elected. They’re bringing in outsiders, and we don’t need them.”