To the editor:
Why are Democrats still campaigning against former President George W. Bush? Two states, for example, Virginia and New Jersey, are employing the “it’s still all George W. Bush’s fault” strategy. Democrats admit they must benchmark their already abysmal progress against the Bush administration. Apparently, with a 30 percent approval rating of Congress, this strategy is really all they have, at least at this juncture. Cannot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her far-left base take ownership yet? They’ve been in power now since January 2007!
Then there is President Obama, who by any measure is not fulfilling his campaign promises. I realize he made over 400 of them, but so far most of the big promises he has attempted to keep have not been highly popular with voters, namely independent voters. So what does he do? He continually blames the past administration for everything, from the deficit to the ongoing wars. How is Obama handling the deficit? Well, by doubling-down — at the very least. How about the war in Afghanistan? He has only had eight months to make a decision, and still is wavering.
Obama and his minions are even pressuring Gov. David Paterson of New York to not seek re-election because of his low approval ratings in the state. They are afraid this will jeopardize their New York congressional seats, and taint their entire party’s popularity next year.
The biggest message Americans should get out of these tactics by the Democratic Party and Obama is that it only shows they are weak and lack vision.