President Obama’s political advisers, looking for ways to help Democrats and alter the course of the midterm elections in the final weeks, are considering a national advertising campaign that would cast the Republican Party as all but taken over by Tea Party extremists, people involved in the discussion said.
That is among a range of options and plans under consideration at the White House for energizing dispirited Democratic voters over the coming six weeks, in hopes of limiting the party’s losses and keeping control of the House and Senate. Democratic strategists are seeing new openings to exploit after a string of Tea Party successes split Republicans and culminated last week with developments that scrambled Senate races in Delaware and Alaska.
“We need to get out the message that it’s now really dangerous to re-empower the Republican Party because the people who have taken over the party are radical,” said one Democratic strategist who has spoken with White House advisers but requested anonymity to discuss private strategy talks.
Better hope it works. It did in 2008, although much of that was major missteps on the part of both McCain and Palin. In some way the Village has finally decided enough is enough with these Tea Party folks. The real fight's on now. Six weeks to decide, all while the country is plunging down the elevator shaft.
I don't know if Obama will be able to stop our fall before we crash. I do know however that the Republicans won't bother to try.