Harry Reid, With A -19 Approval Rating, Still “Absolutely Running For Re-Election”

When I first saw that -19 approval rating at Hot Air, I thought it was pure snark, on Captain Ed’s part, but the -19 represents the difference between his approval: 33% and disapproval: 52%.

Those would seem to be pretty tough odds for the incumbent to overcome, but Harry Reid vows to fight on:

”He’s never backed down from a fight,” Reid campaign manager Brandon Hall said in an interview when asked whether Reid would retire instead of seeking a fifth Senate term. He added, ”We’re not trying to win a beauty contest here.”

Great points. We can all agree that the Dingy one would neeeever back down from a fight when the going gets rough. He’s a fighter, that one is.

Captain Ed thinks it’s a lost cause…

Seems to me that at a -19 favorability, Reid’s war is all but lost. Shouldn’t he take his own advice and retreat ignominiously over an event horizon in Searchlight?

But, ohhhh, is it?

What are the Dems thinking?

ObamaCare: They’ve lost many on the left, never had the right, and don’t have the mushy middle, either. Who they have are the perennially uninformed, the needy, and die-hard O-bots, and although these people admittedly make up a distressing percentage of the electorate, they are in the clear minority. But the Dems are hellbent on pushing it though, anyway.

Cap and Tax: This one’s less popular than ObamaCare, when consequences of the bill are considered, and is looking doubtful for 2010, but the Senate hasn’t given up.

Trying Terrorists in civilian courts: Who’s for this? It’s an obscenity on top of an injustice,  and is probably the main reason why Obama’s poll numbers dropped precipitously  these past couple of months.

Card Check: It’s 2010 or Bust! Says the WH’s most frequent visitor, Andy Stern. Another grossly unpopular initiative.

Yet fightin’  Harry Reid is feeling suspiciously confident about the his chances in 2010.

Why?

What does Harry Reid know that we don’t?

I told Ace o’ Spades in one of his comment sections, a few weeks ago, that even with the growing unpopularity of the Dems’ policies, and their dwindling  chances of keeping both Houses in 2010, I still had a bad feeling out the outcomes of the 2010 and 2012 elections. How can anyone who has been watching this bunch for the past couple of years have any confidence in our electoral system with so many corrupt Dem Sec. of States involved?

I just have a bad feeling about it. Ace poo pooed my fears.

Well, I’m not the only one.

Writing in the American Thinker, a John F. Gaski, Ph.D., assoc Professor at Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, shares my fears.

And then some:

It is time to think the unthinkable and speak the ineffable. Apart from the troubling question of intent, or whether Obama-Pelosi-Reid just have a novel view of the public interest, the national Democrats are unnaturally and mysteriously sanguine despite growing backlash by the American people. Why? One reason:  The Dems don’t believe they will ever have to face a real election again. Is their plan not becoming obvious? It is very straightforward:

(1) Grant amnesty to the illegal aliens (the correct term for lawbreaking invaders, regardless of their natural and rational motives) which will create up to 30 million reliably Democrat voters — especially after being registered at least once each by ACORN. That is cushion enough to carry any national election. Why else could Dems be so fixated on this agenda item?

You can read the entire 6 part plan at The American Thinker.

Whether or not they will be able to get away with it is the only question I have. There are too many agitated, and motivated American citizens on hyper-alert, watching their every move,  for the Dems to steamroll over our rights without massive resistance. The American people will not go quietly into a progressive totalitarian state.

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3 thoughts on “Harry Reid, With A -19 Approval Rating, Still “Absolutely Running For Re-Election”

  1. I would agree with you Nice Deb. Look what the Dems did in the Senate healthcare bribegate. The Dems would declare our United State Constitution null and void if it would help them stay in power. These criminals will do anything to keep their jobs.

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  2. What is far more disturbing than Reid’s comment itself, is that elected officials, paid with taxpayer dollars, would spend valuable time criticizing Reid, or any other politician who just happened to say something offensive, inappropriate, or stupid, instead of tending to the important business of the nation. And this applies to members of ALL political parties.

    And why do they do it? To advance the long-term positive and material interests of the nation? No. Pure and simple grandstanding for their political purposes. They ALL should arguably be voted out at the next available opportunity. As for we citizens, we should never underestimate the power of laughter, and ignoring people.

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