From the "be careful what you wish for" file, here's the Democrats' secret strategy for success in the November elections: Ignore the voters and hope they go away:
If the time-honored tradition of the political meeting is not quite dead, it seems to be teetering closer to extinction. Of the 255 Democrats who make up the majority in the House, only a handful held town-hall-style forums as legislators spent last week at home in their districts.It was no scheduling accident......many Democrats heeded the advice of party leaders and tried to avoid unscripted question-and-answer sessions. The recommendations were clear: hold events in controlled settings — a bank or credit union, for example — or tour local businesses or participate in community service projects.
While unfailingly sympathetic to the Democrats, the New York Times has drawn attention the Dems' incredible hopelessness. Other than running ads showing Democrats waving white flags, is there anything else the Party of Obama could do to make their desperation more obvious?
How do you run for reelection while running scared from your constituents?
This is a perfect opportunity for Tea Party groups. Hold town hall meetings for the Democrats who are hiding. If they fail to show, maybe their GOP opponents will express an interest in making an appearance.
Shame the cowards.