|Â Laura Ingraham, filling in for Bill O’Reilly last night on the Factor, posed a vital questionÂ on behalf ofÂ hopeful conservatives:Â Are the Democrats in peril as a result of all of their self-inflicted wounds?
One would like to think so, given President Obama’s sliding pollÂ numbers and Congress’ dismal score.Â Every timeÂ Nancy PelosiÂ or Harry Reid open their mouths, their arrogance, their hypocrisy, their inclination to appeaseÂ America’s enemies, and their redistributionist values shout loudly toÂ the American people.
But, as Mark Twain once said, â€œA lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes”.
And the Democrats have plenty of money to pay for their lies inÂ smear and propaganda ads as well as planted stories in the press.Â George Soros will make sure of that.Â And so will the mainstream media.
I expect that by the end of this year Obama will get enough of his health care program passed to call it a victory.Â Afghanistan will bog him down, causing some split in the Democratic Party, but not enough to swing the majority in either house of CongressÂ back to the Republicans.
The one wild card is the economy.Â If itÂ has not turned around dramatically by this time next year — and certainly if it gets worse — the Democrats may well be toast in the mid-term elections.Â And if things continue to deteriorate after that, Obama could be looking at a one-term presidency.Â But that is a lot of “ifs”.Â The Dems will spend us into bankruptcy in order to give the illusion through Election Day that the economy is fixed.