How far the Republican wave is reaching
We all know about Republicans In Name Only. By contrast, Rep. Gene Taylor, D., Miss., has for many years been a Republican In All But Name, reliably supporting the Republicans on most major issues to the point where you wondered why he remained in the Democratic Party. But the Republican wave has reached such a height, according to the New York Times, that even Taylor is at risk, and he is struggling to defend the seat he has held for two decades:
Republicans went after Mr. Taylor with a TV ad that opens with the precise moment Mr. Taylor supported Representative Nancy Pelosi for speaker in 2007 to the applause of his colleagues on the House floor. “This is the moment Democrat Gene Taylor turned his back on us,” the narrator said, echoing a theme that has emerged in district after district.The Times goes on to say:
Should the Democrats manage to hang on to the House, it would be considered a major political upset at this point.Of course we don’t know what is going to happen, and that is why I say that we should not let ourselves get carried away with the predictions of a Republican blow-out. At the same time, when Obama himself tells an audience, “There is no doubt that this is going to be a difficult election,” attention must be paid.
Tim W. writes:
Subject: How high will the Republican wave be?
Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 24, 2010 09:12 AM | Send