The King is Dead
Submitted By Todd on May 19th at 3:48am
It's always a disappointment to see the forces of evil take a victory, even if it's in the middle of an otherwise bad night for the bad guys. Any sign that voters lack a full understanding of the destruction being done to our Republic by the regime in Washington is scary.
Still, Democrats are optimistic about their chances of holding the House after winning a hard-fought special election for the late Rep. John Murtha’s Pennsylvania House seat. Former Murtha staffer Mark Critz (D) defeated businessman Tim Burns (R) by almost 10 points despite low approval ratings for President Barack Obama in the district.On the other hand, having Democrats optimistic about the fall elections is good - it could lead to complacency, or confusion about just how disgruntled the national mood remains. For other than the congressional win in Pennsylvania, is was a bad night for the status quo, as patience with those in power appears to be sparce.
Both in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, the winners of the Democratic and Republican primaries, respectively, ran on the outsider label.Yup - after last year's party flip to save his life, Arlen Specter is gone. Voters didn't go for the Specter Job Protection Plan.
Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), who took down five-term Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), called his victory “a win for the people, over the establishment, over the status quo, even over Washington, D.C.”This is good news for the GOP, as Sestak is a lefty, viewed as an easier opponent in November. And in Arkansas, centrist Blanche Lincoln was bested by the moonbat candidate.
In Arkansas the White House wasn’t able to convince its union allies or progressive groups to back away from supporting Lt. Gov. Bill Halter’s (D) challenge to Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.). After she failed to win a majority in the primary, Lincoln has to campaign through a June 8 runoff while the GOP nominee, Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.), readies for the general election.Lincoln holds a small lead in Arkansas, but she's well short of the 50% of the vote needed to avoid a runoff against her primary opponent.
With just over half the state's 2,516 precincts reporting, Lincoln had received 44 percent of the vote to 42 percent for Halter.The White House is pushing a story-line that says voters still want the same change they wanted when Obama won 19 months ago. That's not the case. But even if we choose to ignore the enormous sense that America is being spent into oblivion by the Democrats, a blanket anti-incumbent mood is bad news for the party in power, especially when they're the ones whose bad economy provides the underpinning to that mood. So what happened in the Pennsylvania race to replace the late King of Pork, Jack Murtha?
In four decades in office, Murtha almost single-handedly transformed the 19th-century steel-and-coal industrial base of southwestern Pennsylvania into a region dominated by hospitals and high-tech defense contracting. And in the end, enough voters remembered that legacy to elect Mark Critz, the longtime Murtha aide who helped make much of it happen.While most of the country has learned that a representative who brags of bringing home the bacon is also admitting to being a bad government guy, pork remains king in Southwest PA... even though The King is Dead.