Monday, June 14, 2010

Casting Doubt To Save Their Butts

Since last Tuesday, the Democratic pundits have been spinning as hard as they ever have to cast as much doubt as possible on the Republicans chance of winning Congressional, Senate and Gubernatorial races in November. The latest and most laughable came yesterday, from an Op-Ed writer for the Washington Post, Harold Meyerson. His editorial commentary, Calif. GOP primary winners look headed for defeat, seems to focus on the fact that Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman had to run so far to the right during their primaries that they are now unelectable right-wing radicals.

But, to understand why someone like Meyerson would think that Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina are radicals, you need to understand where Mr. Meyerson stands politically. Harold Myerson's father was the leader of the California Chapter of the extremely left and near-communist, Socialist Party of America. And, like pops, Harold is an avowed, far-left socialist. The fact is that Myerson is so left that even some center-left Democrats look like right-wingers to him. Further, he seems to think that the Democratic competition to Whitman and Florina -- Jerry 'Moonbeam' Brown and Barbara Boxer -- are more electable because, somehow, they are more appealing as centrists. But, given his extreme political views, he can't seem to see how far left these people really are.

All of this Whitman and Fiorina talk of un-electability is a desperate attempt by the left to convince voters that casting a ballot for either of them would be a wasted vote because they aren't going to win. However, what Meyerson and many like him don't seem to understand is that the odds are more in favor of a Republican win due to the Democrat's failures to bail this country out of it's economic morass in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Proof of that fact comes from a poll taken by Rasmussen yesterday that shows Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in a statistical tie with Brown getting 45% of the count and Whitman with 44% and an all-important undecided vote of 7% that could go either way by election day. This, in a state where the number of registered Democrats almost outpace the Republicans by a factor of 2 to 1. Obviously, these early numbers seem to prove Meyerson's theory wrong.

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