Whenever I’m feeling less than optimistic about Republican chances this fall (or in any election), it’s always helpful to turn to the perennial political optimist Hugh Hewitt. And today, he doesn’t disappoint:
Democrats know the polling as well as anyone else, so they have only one hope –short term shocks and allegations of scandal that divert the attention of the MSM and, they hope, the voters.
Thus the Gloria Allred carnival in California last week. More dirty tricks will no doubt be launched in the weeks ahead.
But for reasons explained in my new Washington Examiner column, these diversions won’t work, and especially not on senior voters, who have been used and abused by President Obama. So have middle class voters, and even young voters are dismayed at the vast gap between the president’s promises and his record.
But it is seniors who have taken the brunt of the president’s punishment, and they will be dealing punishment back at the voting booth. They couldn’t care a whit about Gloria Allred, or tape recordings of Sharron Angle. They are afraid of what the president and the Democratic Congress has done and what it will continue to do.
Emphasis added. And that’s why Democrats keep pounding the table. In warning us of future such pounding, Hugh reminds us that the world has changed and alternative media now provide an antidote to Democrats’ normal sources of attack amplification:
There will be more in the weeks ahead, but unlike years past, there isn’t just a mainstream media that will amplify and relay down the line the lunatic charges of left-wing activists. There are shows like mine and Mark’s, other radio hosts like Bennett, Gallagher, Medved and Prager, voices like Rush, networks like Fox with shows like Sean’s, Beck’s, O’Reilly’s and Greta’s, newspapers like this one and scores of great Web sites like Townhall.com, Breitbart.com and NationalReview.com, plus blogs like Powerline to take apart the lies and pummel the liars.
It has been a decided to delight to watch Gloria melt down in the media. But, she’s not running for office. Jerry Brown is. And maybe live some lovestruck 70s groupie, she’s willing to sacrifice herself for the man and party of her dreams.