Just when you thought the hard left couldn’t separate themselves any further from reality, something like this happens.
Arizona, which Messina says was only off the table in 2008 because the Republican nominee, John McCain, was the state’s senior Senator, is the main target in an Obama path to 270 that expands on his 2008 tally of states. Arizona Democrats certainly say the state’s nasty fight over SB 1070 has led to a fired up base that could flip the state into Obama’s column next year, especially with a GOP nominee running with Romney’s baggage when it comes to the Hispanic vote. (Someone like Newt Gingrich may have less of a problem with that slice of the electorate.)
Let’s see. SB1070 “fired up the base” so much the Dems were able to replace SB1070’s champion, State Senator Russell Pearce, with…
The Democratic Party can’t afford many more wins like that one.
If the Dems think that SB1070 has “fired up their base”, let’s take a look at what Obama has done to fire up the Republican base in Arizona.
- The Obama Administration is suing the state of Arizona over SB1070, and may very well lose in the Supreme Court
- Obama’s Attorney General sent hundreds of guns to Mexico’s drug cartels
- Rather than secure the border, Obama’s DHS put up signs telling Americans to keep out of America
- Obama used Gabby Giffords’ shooting as a podium to blast away at his foes in the name of promoting politcal bipartisanship
That’s just the direct actions he’s taken against the Copper State. We’ll leave his complete and utter failure to manage the economy and the housing crisis for another day.
And if the Democratic base is so “fired up”, why did the head of the Progressive Caucus have a tough battle last election cycle against a political newcomer?
And if that wasn’t enough (and it is) the Dems have to deal with history. (source)
Yeah, that screams “Dem Pickup!” to me….
The Obama campaign can talk about winning Arizona all they want, but their dreams stand little chance of becoming reality. But then again, dealing with reality hasn’t been their strength for a long, long time.
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December 29th, 2011 by admindude