The Politico mainstreams spin into CBS:
With many polls indicating the Republicans may win back control of the House of Representatives (and possibly the Senate as well) in the upcoming mid-term elections, Jim VandeHei, the executive editor of Politico, told CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the Obama administration is in a horrible position.
“Does the White House understand this?” asked guest host Harry Smith. “Do you feel any sense of panic or concern” on the part of the administration?
“They get it. There’s panic. There’s concern,” VandeHei said. “The reality for this administration stinks, politically and practically, when it comes to the economy. You’re not going to be able to change that 9.6-percent unemployment figure. You can’t get anything from Congress in the next couple of months.”
Thought this dovetailed nicely with Mistermix’s last post. The Politico is basically Breitbart without edited videos, so your guess is as good as mine how much of this is true. Personally, I think they should be panicking, but the problem is that most of the people who are going to get wiped out in the “tidal wave” are blue dogs who will fight any attempts the administration makes to help them. They’re too busy talking about deficits and tax cuts to notice they are Democrats and that unemployment at 10% is unacceptable. Then, to make matters even more fun, you have progressives concern trolling the blue dogs with health care polls, when the reality is that if the blue dogs voted for single payer or whatever HCR hobby horse the prog. blogs wanted, the blue dogs would be wiped out for sure.
Screw it. I’m ready for America to get a good, hot dicking at the hands of the GOP. Apparently the lessons of the last decade didn’t stick. Time for a refresher course at the hands of Speaker Boehner.