Today in irony: Here’s a headline I read this morning that made me laugh out loud
In Ohio, Democrats cast themselves as outsiders
Ohio’s U.S. Senate campaign offers an excellent preview of what this fall’s midterm elections will be like: Everyone in the race wants to be an outsider, everyone pledges to break with politics as usual, and everyone is talking about jobs.
Some of it is sincere form of flattery of Scott Brown
In a year when independence seems chic, Brunner argues that she might be the Democrats’ answer to Scott Brown, who rode his outsider status and his pickup truck to an unanticipated Republican victory that shook the nation.
“I do drive a pickup truck,” Brunner says, “but I was already doing it — I needed it for my dogs.”
The article goes in the specifics of this particular primary race but barely touches on the reasons for these outlandish claims from the party in power of being outsiders. In fact the words “distancing themselves from Obama” never come into play. Remember the rule, kids: when it’s bad news its “Washington, Feds”. When it’s good news, it’s Obama. Bush”. For Clinton it plays in reverse. Here’s how it’s applied here
As for the fall, Fisher believes that several more months of economic growth will improve the climate for Democrats. And he adds: “Much of the unrest and anger we’re seeing is directed much more at Washington and Wall Street than at any particular political party.”
Dream on, candidate. Whatever the economy might do, there won’t be any improvement in jobs for the next 5 years. That’s the part of the economy voters care about – the rest is just rhetoric.
So, let’s face it: outsider in this case is code for “I didn’t vote for Obama’s mandates ”
Which, considering that Ohio went to Hillary in the primaries, is doubly sweet.
For added fun, think of Democratic incumbents who were actually in ” evil” Washington, doing Washington things with the Wall Street guys. What will their narrative be?
And this is your schadenfreude thought for the day.