Democrats are trying to keep control of Congress by scaring the wig off grandma with a phantom GOP plot against Social Security. That is not news. Social Security scare tactics have been regular campaign themes since FDR. President Obama's unique contribution is to do this even as he's begging Republicans to help him reduce the deficit and reform entitlement spending.This is what they're using in their first big buy against an upstart Republican in Wisconsin. They don't even dare talk about the economy directly. The stimulus has failed and people are well aware of the puny private sector job creation. Not surprisingly, back to school shopping is a bust, as consumers conserve their resources.
Education has pretty much fallen off the radar, and the environment really only interests a shrinking number of greenies. (Not a winning issue, even in Obama's home state for the Obama Senate seat.)
But what's the (GOP) elephant in the room--or should we say, Dem monster?
ObamaCare. Jay Cost, RCP. The Dem meme is wrong.
Byron York, DC Examiner, looks at the remarkable swing away from Democrats on issue after issue.
The latest election results point toward a November slaughter for Dems. Grandma is on the warpath too.