The story of an irritated JetBlue flight attendant whose tantrum last week drew national attention is the subtext of a new web ad in which endangered Democrats frantically escape an airplane piloted by the president with a course set for their home states and districts.
Parodies aside, the 50-second spot highlights a serious concern among Democrats: President Barack Obama’s unpopularity–stemming from his controversial overhaul of the nation’s health care system and an unprecedented surge in domestic spending–has translated into a considerable liability for Democrats nationwide, and his presence on the campaign trail may prove to excite opponents before party faithful.
After all, Obama’s batting average on matters not legislative has done little to instill confidence among endangered Democrats. In Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, those candidates for whom Obama invested personal political capital all lost. And last week in Colorado, 45 percent of Democrats voted against the White House’s pick in the state’s Senate nominating contest.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES All the major networks have called this primary for Donald Trump. With all the polls closed and 9% of the vote in, the race has been called for Trump. #Breaking: CNN projects Donald Trump will win the Indiana Republican primary https://t.co/DkPyle0Wrv pic.twitter.com/dbitjFLMjz — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 3, 2016 Here are the numbers: TRUMP: 54.2% CRUZ: 32.8% KASICH: 10% | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES I’ve about had it with Trump supporters. They’re happy to tell you Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and others just “weren’t good enough to win” and that any of their losses is completely their fault. But when the talk shifts to the general election suddenly they’re all like, “We need to unite behind Trump | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES “What a day it has been,” Jake Tapper remarks at the beginning of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.” He ain’t kidding. He then goes on in his opening statement, “every time you think this race could not get any more ludicrous, it does.” And while other networks and anchors are making outrageous statements like, “is Ted Cruz becoming | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES CNN just reported some early numbers. Keep in mind, this is only 2% of precincts reporting, and in half the state the polls are still open (time zone split), but with those caveats, Trump has a big early lead. TRUMP: 54.8% (13,318) CRUZ: 31% (7,571) KASICH: 11.6% (2,836) We’ll keep our eye on it. Denver to Host 2016 RedState | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES CNN is reporting that Indiana exit polls show voters believe the primary has divided the party but, overall, it has been fair. This is the kind of news that is good for Ted Cruz since it has been the “rigging the primary” drumbeat of Trumpkins up to this point and it seems, by early indications anyway, that that line of thinking | Read More »