Pity poor Barack Obama, who beat Mitt Romney in 2012 despite Obama’s blatantly socialist rhetoric (or because of it?) and despite Romney’s superiority on every single aspect of being able to fulfill the role and responsibility of being president of the United States…
Pity him because his two presidential election wins just don’t square in his mind with the 2010 and 2014 Republican landslides against him and his party.
Each time he has failed to blame his destructive policies and instead has chosen to blame what he calls a failure of salesmanship on his and Democrats’ parts: if only they had explained it all more clearly, then voters would have rewarded Democrats instead of smashing them like so many unwanted bums.
But as he has in the past, the president defended the merits of his administration’s policies, blaming the election results on a poor communications effort in the White House.
“There are times, there’s no doubt about it, where, you know I think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction,” Mr. Obama said. <New York Times, link>
This is nonsense, of course, because he has been selling his policies hard, nearly 24/7, for many years now, and he has proven himself to be very good at it. So good, in fact, that he swindled enough voters in 2012 to return him to office even though he rewarded Wall Street crooks after the 2008 crisis, bankrupted the U.S. Treasury (taking the debt from $10 trillion to $17 trillion in a $14 trillion economy), weakened our power around the world, alienated our allies, and destroyed American health care.
So what went wrong in the mid-terms for Democrats?
I can explain.
Democrats campaigning for the House of Representatives and the Senate do not have the electoral college to tilt the election in their direction the way Democrats running for president do.
When a Democrat runs for the presidency, he can count on California to vote for him no matter how damaging to the country he may be (Obama certainly proved the point).
Just add New York and Illinois and a Democrat is far closer to winning the White House than any Republican candidate can ever hope to be.
Each presidential year, the Republican nominee starts out in a deep hole because of this dynamic, and the consequences are very real: the Obama campaign was able to focus its money and effort in just a few key states, for example slamming Romney hard in Ohio while the Romney campaign was spreading itself thin trying to build momentum in many more states in order to close the electoral gap.
However, no such terrible math exists in congressional elections, particularly those contested in the absence of a presidential campaign and its influence.
The verdict on 2014 and 2010 versus 2012?
Barack Hussein Obama’s policies are wholly and completely rejected by the electorate, and the people of California and New York are powerless to stop this reality.
So, Barry, it’s so sad but so true, that your agenda for America is NOT what this country wants, and the Senate and the House are empowered to hold you accountable during these last two years of your anti-American regime.