Don’t Look Back

Douglas E. Schoen: Republicans Gain Ground Among Independents – WSJ.com.

“Independents made clear in the survey what they want candidates to do: Decrease the size and scope of government, cut spending and taxes, balance the budget, reduce the federal debt, reduce the power of special interests and unions, repeal and replace the health-care legislation, and decrease partisanship. The survey also showed that independents believe they aren’t getting any of this from the current representatives in Washington.”

One of the maxims of the great old pitcher Satchell Paige was this: “Don’t look back.  Something might be gaining on you.” The rustlers that infest Washington must be hearing not only footsteps behind them, but the approaching thunder of an entire stampeding herd.  Schoen’s survey, conducted on behalf of Independent Women’s Voice in August, indicates that the very same independent voters who were hoodwinked by the Mainstream Media into voting for the “moderate” Barack H. Obama in 2008 are in actuality incipient Tea Partiers.  Apparently angered after falling victim to the “Bait & Switch” scam perpetrated by the Democrats and their allies, these folks look like they’re itching to tar and feather all of the progressive rascals while their compadres in the Tea movement are busily purging RINOs and establishment hacks from the ranks of the Republicans.

“Today, independents say they lean more toward the Republican Party than the Democratic Party, 50% to 25%, and that the Republican Party is closer to their views by 52% to 30%. This movement comes in spite of independents’ generally negative views of the GOP—a majority of independents (54%) view the Republicans unfavorably, compared to 39% who have a favorable impression. (The poll also revealed that 48% of independents were either ‘sympathetic to or supporters of the tea party.’)”

No wonder some campaigning Dems are afraid to mention their party affiliation.  The Democratic brand is as toxic in 2010 as was Tylenol in the days following the 1982 cyanide murders.

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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