So, it’s not surprising that she wrote an entire article dedicated to what Democrats are doing during the August recess to bolster their chances at winning the 2014 elections. But, the lessons she took from the 2010 elections were puzzling at best. Here is what she wrote:
“The momentum is spurred by lessons learned from years past, particularly 2009, when the newly galvanized Tea Party stormed Democrats’ August town halls, some in Grim Reaper costumes, denouncing Obamacare and the liberal agenda being pushed by the then-new president.
Democrats point to those town halls, many of which were hostile and drew national media attention, as a reason the Republicans gathered so much strength to take over the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010.”
That’s all well and good, but she’s probably taken the wrong lesson from the Democrats’ loss in 2010. The simplest reason that Republicans took the House in 2010? They were right on the issues, and they tapped into a growing unease with the direction our country was headed – more government intrusion, less personal freedom (and responsibility).
If liberals want to storm Republicans’ town halls this August recess (a recess, by the way, that 80% of Americans believe that Congress doesn’t deserve), that’s their prerogative. In fact, we hope they do. But, if the left thinks this is their golden ticket to controlling the entire Congress, plus the White House, they’re sadly mistaken. Particularly with the scandal-ridden party leader, President Barack Obama. With Obama’s poll numbers plummeting, plus the approval numbers of Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper sinking like a lead balloon, it’s going to take a lot more than a few rounds of kumbaya outside of a town hall to sway voters in their direction.