Monday, June 7, 2010

Democrats Hide From Voters. What Could Go Wrong?

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.


Anonymous said...

Gutless Democrats. Big surprise.

The Conservative Lady said...

After Democrats had to deal with Town Hall meetings and Obamacare questions, these cowards are not going to put themselves in that situation again. This is a perfect time for conservative candidates...I hope they take advantage of it.

Mark in Spokane said...

Well, showing up at the Town Hall meetings would probably open up our elected representatives to hearing the views of the ordinary folks who live and work in their districts. And that would likely be mighty unpleasant for the current crop of Democratic representatives, particularly those from red or purple states.

Of course, this kind of disconnect from the voters is just going to build momentum behind a "throw the rascals out" approach to the mid-terms. And since most of the rascals currently in Congress are Democrats, that isn't likely to bode well for the party of Jefferson and Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Gutless no, misguided, yes a bit.
But nobody is perfect.

RightKlik said...

NG: They're taking "gutless" to a whole 'nutha level.

TCL: That's right. The Dems are going down. The only question is whether they'll be replaced with RINOs or principled conservatives. That's up to us.

MiS: Exactly. When you run away from the voters, you run away from reelection.

MR: "...nobody is perfect."

Anonymous said...

Cowards, yep that about sums them up.