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The Democrats’ November Death Wish

Tuesday, July 27, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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“Republican candidates now hold a 10-point lead over Democrats on the generic Congressional ballot,” according to the most recent Rasmussen Report survey of likely voters.

The worst news for Democrats? “Voters not affiliated with either party prefer the Republican candidate by a 44% to 23% margin,” according to Rasmussen.

Against this backdrop the Democrats refuse to extend the Bush tax cuts, refuse to fix the death tax which will skyrocket at the end of the year without action, and refuse to address the wild spending which has driven the deficit to levels that risk a fiscal stroke.

What do the Congressional Democrats instead offer as the key legislative debate? A manifestly unconstitutional attempt to advantage themselves in elections via the so-called “DISCLOSE Act,” an absurdly partisan ploy to keep union campaign spending robust and concealed while crushing the ability of almost all other groups –except the NRA, the Sierra Club and a few other favored special interests– from impacting elections.

Not one Republican will support this proposal in the Senate, thus dooming it. But not before most if not all Senate Democrats will go on record supporting this obvious assault on the First Amendment three months before the conclusion of an election cycle where concern over the Constitution and worries over the imbalance of power in D.C. are driving the vote. Liberal commentators are ignoring the transparent attempt by Chuck Schumer to protect the left’s money machine at a cost of a carve out for the NRA, but new media has already shattered the attempt to pass this off as “campaign finance reform.” Every time the president or one of the union-dependant Democrats speaks up on behalf of the law, the majority of voters just laugh at the shamelessness of the ploy. Democrats continue to think that voters are as dumb as rocks, but they aren’t, and on this issue they know the score.

The Manhattan-Beltway media elite have fundamentally misunderstood or refused to believe what is happening in front of their eyes, and their blindness has apparently led the MSM-addicted Congressional Democrats to ignore the issues that do concern voters while pushing forward an agenda that deeply offends an already outraged electorate. The president’s deep-seated ideology similarly renders him incapable of understanding the depth of the rejection of his agenda that is sweeping the country.

Taken all together the Democrats are not merely headed towards a political cliff, they are sprinting towards it.

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