1) They cut to the Right of Center.
2) Liberals have largely abandoned them. (Just take a look at the primary turn out rates!)
3) The Right is poised to take back most, or all, of the Democrats majorities
and (most depressingly of all)
4) The press will characterize the Democrat's defeat as being a backlash against their Liberal Policies!
WHAT FUCKING LIBERAL POLICES?!?!
And yet most people still think the press leans Liberal!!!
The press leans STUPID, first and foremost. But stupidity has a Conservative bias, so...
I can't even talk about it anymore. It just too depressing.
Because ClassicLiberal was right, in the Pseudo-Conservatives post:
The left in the U.S., to be sure, is a glutton for punishment. It takes a beating over and over again and replies with "thank you sir, may I have another?" But everyone has their breaking point, and those at the White House are smoking crack if they think [fill in anything they've done] going to do anything but hurt them.
He was referring specifically to Press Sec. Gibbs' absurdly ignorant comments about the "professional Left," but I think it applies to practically everything, from Health Care, to Financial Reform, to Elena Kagan, to... Christ, just about everything.
And do you know what REALLY sad part is? I'm still gung-ho to support the Democrats! I'm STILL saying "thank you sir, may I have another," because if I/we DON'T then we'll not only be looking at a Tea Party majority in Congress, and President Palin in 2012 - and all the policies, and Court appointees that will result from it - but we'll have to listen to the press say that the Dem's lost because they were too Liberal.
The Dem's will only LOSE if the Liberals STAY HOME. Which is pretty much exactly what's happening! And as much as I'd love to "send a message" to the Democrats, that message will never get sent, because the mainstream press simply will not carry that narrative! To them, it will be: the Right won, the Left lost, so we must just be a conservative country. I'm sorry. I can't deal with two years of that insanity leading up to November, 2012. (And the aftermath for this country that will likely, inevitably result.)
But that was the story in 1980, and it was the story in 1994. It's ALWAYS the story... except when the Democrats make gains. And then, even when there an unpopular Republican in the White House, the story is that it's because they were political moderates, willing to work with the Right. Blue-Dogs, so to speak. DINO's, if you will.
(But DINO 's who will suddenly be painted as flaming liberals come the next election cycle!)
So despite everything that's happened (and everything that hasn't) the thought of the alternative is just too depressing.
Even more so than the current reality... which is just too depressing.
It's all too depressing.
I wish these gutless, spineless Democrats would wake the fuck up. But that ain't going to happen, and the press would actively work against them if they DID.
I'll be on med's by November.