1. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie makes the tough spending decisions and is standing up to unions. Meanwhile President Obama acts like a community organizer, telling union activists in a conference call Tuesday to “pick up a packet on Saturday morning to walk the precincts.” This according to an account provided by the AFL-CIO. He continued, “volunteer to drive people to the polls on Tuesday…Let’s do everything we can in these last seven days.” There’s no doubt he’s done everything he can to support unions like the AFL-CIO and SEIU. And he’ll continue to divide the country after Nov 2 as the champion for union leadership living large at the expense of taxpayers.
2. President Clinton, no stranger to controversy, will join Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak today for three get-out-the vote rallies in Philadelphia. Joe Sestak could still be Obama’s Watergate but to Democrats it’s more like Arlen who?
3. A vote for the GOP is a vote against the Obama takeover of the country led by Pelosi and Reid. You tell me if the GOP is motivated. As Karl Rove writes:
Adding to Democratic problems, the record GOP turnout in this year’s primaries points to higher turnout next week. Four years ago, 82 million people voted in the midterms. This year I estimate 89 million to 91 million Americans may cast a ballot, based on voting-eligible population statistics calculated by George Mason University’s Michael McDonald. Could there be a late surge in Democratic enthusiasm? The latest Pew poll, from Oct. 21, reports that 64% of Republicans say they have given a lot of thought to the election, while only 49% of Democrats have. This intensity edge is staggering, larger even than the GOP’s 12-point lead in 1994.
4. The liberal elite feel they know how to run your life and feel it’s necessary to apologize to the world on your behalf because you’re an American. To the liberal elite Americans are the problem child of their “one world” family tree. Are you kidding me? As Shelby Steele writes:
Among today’s liberal elite, bad faith in America is a sophistication, a kind of hipness. More importantly, it is the perfect formula for political and governmental power. It rationalizes power in the name of intervening against evil—I will use the government to intervene against the evil tendencies of American life (economic inequality, structural racism and sexism, corporate greed, neglect of the environment and so on), so I need your vote.
“Hope and Change” positioned Mr. Obama as a conduit between an old America worn down by its evil inclinations and a new America redeemed of those inclinations. There was no vision of the future in “Hope and Change.” It is an expression of bad faith in America, but its great ingenuity was to turn that bad faith into political motivation, into votes.
5. As can be expected liberals cry foul when other groups are allowed to compete with their union fundraising machine. As Daniel Henninger writes:
Insofar as we now see in the current election that the biggest spenders roaring through the Citizens United floodgates are the public unions, the Obama-Pelosi tantrums seem overwrought, even phony. Freed to spend their own funds, AFSCME, the SEIU, and the National Education Association have spent $171.5 million, compared to political outlays of $140 million by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Crossroads and Crossroads GOP.
6. President Obama comes off more like a rock star rather than the President by appearing last night on the “Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. If that’s not enough he makes it sound like he’s not the one who spent the trillions of dollars that helped get us into this mess by saying: “I’m feeling great at where the American people are, considering what they’ve gone through. We’ve gone through two of the toughest years of any time since the Great Depression.” Well, Mr. President, the last two years didn’t have to be this tough. Your spending is why the car is still in the ditch.
Note: The Hill reports that in more bad news for Democrats rain is in the forecast for much of the country Tuesday. According to Laurel Harbridge, a Northwestern University political science professor, “Republicans are helped by bad weather . . . it does harm Democratic prospects.”