Amid deep pessimism about the economy, the coalition of voters that gave Democrats control of Congress in 2006 appears to have fractured."Death Panels" are the political equivalent of 230 grain hollow points. Sarahcuda was the first to point out that rationing care means that Seniors will get refused care. The Media Dinosaurs, of course, went berzerk.
Preliminary exit polls showed that the party lost ground to Republicans in Tuesday's midterm elections among women, middle-income workers, whites, seniors and independent voters.
Among seniors, the two parties were at parity in 2006; Republicans now hold a large advantage among voters age 65 and older. Equally damaging for the Democrats, seniors—who were heavily courted by Republicans this year with ads attacking Mr. Obama's health-care overhaul—appear to represent a larger share of the electorate than four years ago.
But Center Mass, baby. Center Mass. It's the kicked dog that yelps. And 2 years of arguing over Obamacare only lets the Senior demographic get bigger. If she's dumb, she's dumb like a fox.
There's a fresh wind of plain, straight talk blowing through this land. It's blowing the miasma of Washington Think Tank/MSM/Talking Head idiocy from the landscape. Palin does it better than anyone, except possibly Chris Christie.
The Dinosaurs smell a change on this wind, and roar their defiance.