William M. Daley, Democrat party, Obama approval rating, Listen to American people, Alabama Representative Parker Griffith, Washington Post warning, Far left agenda

A warning to the Democrat Party from the Washington Post (hardly a conservative rag) to listen to the American public and embrace centrist viewpoints.

“Keep the Big Tent big”

“The announcement by Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith that he is switching to the Republican Party is just the latest warning sign that the Democratic Party — my lifelong political home — has a critical decision to make: Either we plot a more moderate, centrist course or risk electoral disaster not just in the upcoming midterms but in many elections to come.
Rep. Griffith’s decision makes him the fifth centrist Democrat to either switch parties or announce plans to retire rather than stand for reelection in 2010. These announcements are a sharp reversal from the progress the Democratic Party made starting in 2006 and continuing in 2008, when it reestablished itself as the nation’s majority party for the first time in more than a decade. That success happened for one major reason: Democrats made inroads in geographies and constituencies that had trended Republican since the 1960s. In these two elections, a majority of independents and a sizable number of moderate Republicans joined the traditional Democratic base to sweep Democrats to commanding majorities in Congress and to bring Barack Obama to the White House.
These independents and Republicans supported Democrats based on a message indicating that the party would be a true Big Tent — that we would welcome a diversity of views even on tough issues such as abortion, gun rights and the role of government in the economy.
This call was answered not just by voters but by a surge of smart, talented candidates who came forward to run and win under the Democratic banner in districts dominated by Republicans for a generation. These centrists swelled the party’s ranks in Congress and contributed to Obama’s victories in states such as Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, Colorado and other Republican bastions.
But now they face a grim political fate. On the one hand, centrist Democrats are being vilified by left-wing bloggers, pundits and partisan news outlets for not being sufficiently liberal, “true” Democrats. On the other, Republicans are pounding them for their association with a party that seems to be advancing an agenda far to the left of most voters.

The political dangers of this situation could not be clearer.
Witness the losses in New Jersey and Virginia in this year’s off-year elections. In those gubernatorial contests, the margin of victory was provided to Republicans by independents — many of whom had voted for Obama. Just one year later, they had crossed back to the Republicans by 2-to-1 margins.
Witness the drumbeat of ominous poll results. Obama’s approval rating has fallen below 49 percent overall and is even lower — 41 percent — among independents. On the question of which party is best suited to manage the economy, there has been a 30-point swing toward Republicans since November 2008, according to Ipsos. Gallup’s generic congressional ballot shows Republicans leading Democrats. There is not a hint of silver lining in these numbers. They are the quantitative expression of the swing bloc of American politics slipping away.”

Read more:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/23/AR2009122302439_pf.html

11 responses to “William M. Daley, Democrat party, Obama approval rating, Listen to American people, Alabama Representative Parker Griffith, Washington Post warning, Far left agenda

  1. Don in California

    We can only hope and pray that the dems are gonna get voted out, big time!

  2. Don in California // December 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Don, it’s up to We, The People!

  3. SueK, I was going to ask you, are you familiar with Codex Alimentarius, supposedly set to go into effect December 31, 2009?

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    Don in California // December 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    We can only hope and pray that the dems are gonna get voted out, big time!
    (((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

    Hey Don….You have me beat by a few years….I liked your too young to resist though…..another celebration down for you…..mine is just beginning…..I don’t have b-days anymore just celebrations of life!!! BTW….I just finished watching Huckabee where he was celebrating the young life of Nick Eranhardt(sp)….not sure on the last name…..he is the young pitcher for the Angels who died at 22 along with his two of his best friends…..one survived…..very touching story all of the families were there to tell about their child……WOW must have been really hard for them to do…..their first Christmas without their children!!

  5. Kim // December 28, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Hi Kim,

    I’m hearing about it, but it’s outside my realm.

    I think the folks to check with would be the Food Protection Program at work-they would deal with this, as they’re involved with food safety and illnesses associated with contaminated food.

    Now, do you want to know if it’s a good idea, or something sinister? I can ask, if you’d like. Let me know what you’d like to know about it.

    Hope you’re feeling bettah!

  6. Don in California

    Jacqlyn Smith,
    I watched that too. Seems like a lot of young ones are going too early. I pray for the families.

  7. SueK, it is supposed to seriously regulate vitamin supplements so only very low strengths will be available. May not be able to get herbal supplements. All classified as toxins. Very bad!

  8. Must spread the word on Sequoia software.In 20 plus states now.
    Code to switch votes in 5 mins.
    Chavez and Venez. ties.
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    Republican leaders and Tea Party leaders need to pass
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    Contact her for documents on a variety of issues.
    http://www.wnd.com Articles daily ,print out and pass out or e-mail far and wide!!!
    http://www.larrysinclair.com Running for Congress
    aLSO AUTHOR OF, BARACK OBAMA AND LARRY SINCLAIR, encounter with Obama in 99
    purchace http://www.amazon.com
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    Flyers need to be handed out with informative sites
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    Call Republican senators and tell them to check this out on certain sites.
    http://www.theobamafile.com

  9. Just found out Erik from RedState is on radio live filling in for someone 6AM-9AM just started listening it is great to listen to him finally.

    LISTEN LIVE:

    http://player.cumulusstreaming.com/SLPLayer.aspx?WMAC-AM

  10. Patriot Dreamer

    For those who might not know, The Washington Post is a liberal newspaper. And, to be fair, The Washington Times is its conservative counterpart.

    Is William Daley speaking out alone or is he speaking out on behalf of his brother’s Chicago “Daley Machine”? Just wondering.

  11. Here is an example of EDUCATION.

    Is this a future Mulsim Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan Domestic “Terrorist”???

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