Conservative voters key to Dems 2014 strategy
A voting booth is shown. | AP Photo
The GOP-flavored ads provide a glimpse of how Democrats will wage their campaign. | AP Photo
By ALEX ISENSTADT | 8/11/14 5:04 AM EDT Updated: 8/11/14 8:06 AM EDT
It’s one thing for Democrats running in red parts of the country to sound like Republicans on the campaign trail. It’s another when Democrats running in purple or even blue territory try to do so.
Faced with a treacherous political environment, many Democrats are trotting out campaign ads that call for balanced budgets, tax cuts and other more traditionally GOP positions. Some of them are running in congressional districts that just two years ago broke sharply for President Barack Obama.
The Republican-flavored ads provide an early glimpse of how Democrats will wage their 2014 campaign. Democrats, hampered by Obama’s rising unpopularity and the tendency for conservatives to turn out at higher levels than liberals in midterm years, face the reality that swing congressional districts favorable to them in 2012 will be far less so in 2014.
Being in the Senate didn't seem to teach Obama how a bill becomes law. After all, Obama thinks he makes the law by imperial decree. Maybe Obama should resign his office and take a couple of courses in American History and government. He should also demand a refund on his college degree, as they didn't teach him anything about the Constitution, government or history.