Liberals have long inhabited a world with little correlation to reality, but the New York Times has a harsh dose of it for them:
“Republicans are looking to take over [state] senates in Colorado, Iowa, Oregon, Maine and Nevada, and houses in Kentucky, New Hampshire and West Virginia.”
(Times readers scarcely ever see such language in the nation’s liberal newspaper of record.)
Here’s Colorado’s Democratic State Senate President Morgan Carroll:
“There are negative Obama coattails at this point. [A]t the state level, it behooves us to make it known that we are not the federal level and we are not the president.”
Carroll has a picture of herself standing behind Obama on her website. So much for distancing from Obama!
Big money is what Democrats rely upon. That’s why Hickenlooper is loopy for Michael Bloomberg and his other billionaire buddies.
The Center for Responsive Politics just reported on big political givers in America. “[O]f the top 20 organizations,” most such donors “strongly prefer liberal policies and Democratic candidates.” Only two backed Republicans.
Colorado follows that same pattern – of big bucks Democratic campaigns. While incomplete, for 2014 races the National Institute on Money in State Politics reports Colorado’s state-level Democrats raked in $3.4 million to Republicans’ $1.0 million. The calculations from data here.
This kind of cash explains why Democratic campaigns can afford such vigorous ground game efforts, and to flood voters’ mailboxes and inundate your TV. Liberals discovered last year, however, that money doesn’t guarantee they’ll win recall elections. Nor did it assure passage of their billion dollar tax hike.
It’s certainly true that Democrats are more apt to accept big bucks from fatcats than acknowledge reality, which they’ve shockingly done in the quotes above.