Michael van der Galien

Daniel Henninger on the coming electoral disaster for Democrats

Posted on April 26 2010 9:15 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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The Washington Journal‘s Daniel Henninger explains why Democrats are likely to lose the elections for Congress in November:

Henninger explains that “the American people have issued a no-competence vote in their government.” A recent poll shows that confidence in Congress has dropped to a mere 22%. “This report isn’t just bad news for the Democrats, it’s Armageddon for them.”

Whichever political party one supports, it’s crystal clear that Democrats have committed suicide by pushing one progressive plan after another through Congress. “Something unique happened in the first Obama-year and it’s about the last thing the Democratic Party needed. The veil was ripped away from the real cost of government. This is the nightmare Democrats always needed to be locked in a crypt.”

As Henninger points out, “the spending beast is running naked” and Americans don’t like the sight of it one bit. “The Democratic Party is on the edge of an electoral cliff with a long fall to the bottom. No wonder they’re seeing demons under every bed.”

The problem for progressives is and always has been that voters will stop supporting them and their agenda once they realize just how much it will cost them. This is why leftists always try to hide the real costs of their plans. They try to pay for them, in the short term at least, by raising taxes on “the rich” only, so that the middle class will not feel the pain – not immediately, that is. After a while, main street’s taxes will also be raised, but it is too late for the electorate to rebel by then because the government has become too powerful, influential and intrusive. Put in another way, once Big Brother is watching you, there’s no possible way to escape.

At least, that’s how the Left “radically transformed,” as Obama would put it, Europe. And they thought they could use the same strategy in the United States. Sadly for them something unexpected happened: the American middle class woke up. Unlike their European counterparts, they realized that they and their children would end up paying the bill for the Left‘s expensive plans, and they decided to act against it while there was still time left. If the report cited by Henninger is indeed Armageddon for Democrats, they brought it all upon themselves.

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