... purple America, the independents who voted for Democrats in the 2006 midterm election by an 18-point margin, that makes the biggest difference right now. Most House Democrats live in blue America and show little awareness that their party has a problem. However, the Democrats' majority is built on a layer of 54 seats that the party picked up in 2006 and 2008 that are largely in purple -- or even red -- America.
Democrats ought to keep in mind that 84 of their current House members represent districts won by President Bush in 2004 or John McCain in 2008.
A whopping 48 of those Democrats -- eight more than the size of their party's majority -- are from districts that voted for both Bush and McCain.
... That America is very different from the Democratic base in blue America, and it sees many major issues very differently.
The 17-point advantage that Democrats enjoyed in the January Gallup Poll (when "leaners" were included) shrank to 5 points in August.
Their edge on the generic congressional ballot test has vanished, according to most national polls.
For three years, Democrats enjoyed high single-digit or low double-digit leads on this question -- a very good indicator of which direction (and how hard) the political winds are blowing as a congressional election nears.
What we are seeing is an electorate growing just as disgusted with the Democratic majority as it did with the Republican one in 2006.
The mounting ethics problems of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., combined with ongoing allegations about House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha, D-Pa., and others on his panel threaten to make matters still worse for their party.
- AFTER WE DEFEAT OBAMACARE AND IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CAP & TRADE WE SHOULD FOCUS ON DEMOCRAT CORRUPTION.
- AND THEN WE WILL RETAKE BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS.
AND THEN IMPEACH OBAMA.
- FACT: THE HARDEST HIT COUNTIES IN THE USA ARE THE DEEP BLUE COUNTIES WHICH HAVE SUFFERED UNDER LONG-TIME DOMINATION BY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS.
- THE COMING CONSERVATIVE RESURRECTION WILL ESPECIALLY HELP THEM.
- AND SAVE THE WEST FROM OBAMA'S APPEASEMENT ABROAD.