Turnout among Dem voters dropped precipitously in 3 statewide primaries on Tuesday, giving the party more evidence that their voters lack enthusiasm ahead of midterm elections.
In primaries in NC, IN and OH, Dems turned out at far lower rates than they have in previous comparable elections.
The latest weekly Gallup tracking survey shows 43% of GOPers are “very enthusiastic” about voting, while just 33% of Dems feel the same way.
Watching Congressional Democrats act like moderate Republicans, and watching Obama act like a very slightly less imperial Bush is not a formula for winning elections. It’s going to be a bloodbath in November, a prediction I began making more than a year ago.
Here’s the case in a paragraph:
This is what happens when you trick people into voting for you based on the false idea that you’re a progressive. This is what happens when you promise change and then deliver more of the same on banking, state secrets, Guantanamo, perpetual wars, etc. This is what happens when you refuse to prosecute or even investigate people involved in the torture regime. This is what happens when you break all your promises to the GLBT community. This is what happens when you sell out labor on card check. This is what happens when you take single-payer off the table before the health care debate even begins, and then negotiate away the effectiveness of an already weak-ass public option. This is what happens when you surround yourself with people who value Wall Street over people who produce things. This is what happens when you rush to bail out the people who brought down the economy while skimping on the stimulus that should have been much bigger and more targeted. This is what happens when you sit on your hands as unemployment goes over 10% and underemployment heads towards 20%. This is what happens when you know how to campaign, but know nothing about governing and even less about practical politics. This is what happens when you try to appease the insane third of the country who will never vote for you and will never stop trying to push you out of office over enacting policies you promised to the people who actually voted for you. The story isn’t the 40% of Democrats who say they won’t vote, it’s the 56% who say they will! WTF do they think they are voting for?