Democrats make major accomplishments; health care reform, stimulus, financial industry reform, equality in pay,etc. You would Democrats would shout from the Highest Mountain, Tallest skyscrapers in the US everything you pass but they don’t. Why??? The programs are very unpopular with the American People.
The Democrats instead focus on ways to fix the economy and jobs. How??? By blaming George W. Bush and scaring the voters if Republicans take over Congress. Talk about no ideas.
Town Hall in 2009 were filled with angry voters protesting congressional members, wanting to know if they read the bills that created. The cost to the American people and the reach of Government Control.
In 2010 congressional members are finding way to avoid the fractious meeting with constituents: include talking about the newest spending spree of $26 billion to bail out states and school districts to save government jobs.
US Senator Bob Melendez (D-NJ) points out the American People need to decide which way the nation should go. Go with the Republicans and back to past with George Bush or forward with the Democrats and President Obama.
“The question for 2010 is: Whose side are you on?” Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said to reporters Thursday. He spoke after a closed meeting with Democratic senators, where palm cards itemizing contrasts between the parties were distributed for lawmakers to carry around during the recess.
“Democrats moving us forward, while Republicans take us back,” the card says.
The GOP say Democrats cannot run on their record.
“Democrats plan to spend the next month asking voters to overlook their job-killing policies by distracting them with dishonest attacks on Republican candidates,” the National Republican Congressional Committee wrote in a recent memo to House Republicans and GOP candidates.
Several Democratic freshman Representatives are using strategies to appeal to independent voters:
Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.), campaigning for an open Senate seat, holds most of his political events at work sites to emphasize his commitment to job creation. Rep. Rick Boucher
(D-Va.), running for reelection in a GOP-dominated district, uses one of his first campaign ads to highlight his opposition to the healthcare bill and his effort to “protect coal jobs” in a controversial energy bill.
Rep. Kendrick B. Meek (D-Fla.), in a two-day campaign swing through Democratic strongholds in South Florida, barely mentioned the Democrats’ legislative record.
Will the schemes work to win re-election in November. Not likely with voters who lost jobs, homes and promises by Democratic programs to improve the economy and employment failing spectacularly. The Democrats lost trust of the public by not after the will of the people. Good luck Democrats with that. You’ll need it!