Thursday, May 18, 2006

Throw all the bums out...

The WaPo finally picks up on the mood of the electorate I've been talking about for months.
Cumulatively, the results Tuesday were the latest signals of brewing unrest that could threaten incumbents of both parties in the November elections. [...]

But there are signs of broader disaffection. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 55 percent of those surveyed said they are inclined to look around for someone new rather than support their incumbent members of Congress this fall, the highest level of anti-incumbency since the 1994 midterm elections that dethroned Democrats on Capitol Hill.
The Dems would do well to note this trend. What they do in the next six months inside the Beltway will determine whether they get a return ticket in November. Idle posturing and political grandstanding are not going to win any votes this time around. The Democrats may well still be able to engineer a 1994 style sweep but the faces on Capitol Hill in December may not be the old familiar ones they expected to find.
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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Be loyal to your family, your clan, your friends, and your community. Let the nation-state go hang itself.” -edward abbey

6:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Nice quote. Thanks anon.

7:31:00 PM  

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