With three weeks to go, if you look at any poll or electoral prediction this year, you can see nearly every single person giving the same analysis: Democrats are going to lose big in November. How big is unclear at this point, but they are going to suffer in the US national election.
Yet when you see what the Democratic Party leadership is doing, you don't get the impression this concerns them very much. Sure, President Obama is traveling around the country campaigning again, trying to get the left to vote, but there's no real sense of urgency or even panic at what most expect to be impending disaster for the Democrats.
Recently on the Rush Limbaugh Show, Rush read an email from someone explaining why they think the Democratic Party leadership isn't panicking about the upcoming election. The email read:
Here's why they're not panicked. For two days the lack of Democrat panic about an upcoming electoral disaster has been mentioned on your show. Why would they panic? Let's look at this as a football game. The Republicans held the ball for 12 years. They slowly move down the field, they got to the red zone, failed to score a single touchdown. They just kicked a field goal from the five yard line. The Democrats, by comparison, when they got the ball, threw a Hail Mary on first down, scored a touchdown, made a two-point conversion, recovered the ensuing kickoff, had a successful onside kick, and now are throwing more touchdowns, three touchdowns and two-point conversions in about 90 seconds.
The Republicans matriculated the ball for 12 years to a field goal, meaning Bush one and Bush two, but Obama in a year and a half has run the score up to 45-3, and the Republicans are already signaling when they get the ball back they don't think they can score, may play ball control again for a couple years. So why would the Democrats panic? They got a 45-3 lead, the Republicans are already saying, “Yeah, we're gonna get the ball back, but we're gonna just try to hold onto it for a little awhile.”
Democrats have had decades of almost continual success. Losing now doesn't really set them back too far, particularly with all they've managed to accomplish in less than two years.
Over the enraged opposition of the American people, Democrats have managed to not only pass a health care bill which is designed to “Trojan horse” socialized medicine into the country, but they've essentially taken over two of the three biggest US car makers, virtually control the banking and finance sector of the nation, and have spent almost a trillion dollars on pet leftist projects. The executive department through various rulings and regulations is changing how business and agriculture functions in the nation, and the left effectively controls entertainment, popular culture, news reporting, education, and most of the judicial and legislative branches across the entire nation.
Democrats think they've won; this is just set to be a minor setback, a temporary frustration while they move ahead continuously and openly toward their goals of a more socialist nation with less liberty for individuals – for their own good – and greater government power.
With that in perspective, I can't help but think of the Friday the 13th movies. Sure, by the end of the movie Jason has been beaten down, drown, burned, hacked apart, or what have you, but by then he's killed dozens of people and you know he'll be getting back up. Democrats can rest knowing that whatever happens in this election, their time will come again.
And based on past performance Democrats can be fully confident that the Republican leadership will be slow, hapless, weak, easily scared. Instead of being truly opposed to the left's schemes the GOP leadership ends up doing the same thing, but slower and in smaller increments. After all, as the email writer says, the GOP had 12 years of control of one or both houses of congress and look what they managed to accomplish: a few tax cuts countered by the largest expansion of government to that point since the 1960s. Democrats must presume this time will be no different.
Will it be? That's up to the candidates who take office. They have a choice: follow through on how they were elected and on the statements made while campaigning… or fall prey to the seductive power of the press, the pressures of the left, and the power and money of the office. Being a conservative in a sea of leftists takes a pretty strong set of convictions and willpower. Will these new congressmen have that integrity, or will they – like the Newt Gingrich congress – melt away into the soup of Washington DC and become “moderates,” abandoning what they campaigned on until its time to run for office once more?
We as voters can only choose the best we can for the office, its up to the winners to follow through once in power. If they don’t we have to replace them with people who will, and keep doing so until they finally do the job they’re hired to do.