Remember back in the summer, when liberals were thinking the election was just a speed bump on the way to a more statist America?
Oh, yes, the Netroots of the far Left do. And remember wistfully their "Tip of the Spear" symposium at Netroots Nation. At a posh Vegas hotel, the true believers huddled to determine how they could get President Obama and Speaker Pelosi to enact programs even more liberal than what had been passed in 2009-10.
Two Congressman decided that hanging with lefty activists was more important than working back in their districts for their own re-election. My Congressman, Chris Murphy, obviously found "the Strip' more alluring than fielding questions about closed businesses on Straits Turnpike.
He was joined by AZ's favorite open borders fanatic, Congressman Raul Grijalva
Murphy was living in his own world in Vegas, self-assured that liberals were on their way to inevitable success
"I would hope that the movement continues to understand that what we’re trying to do is supposed to be hard," said Rep. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who was first elected in 2006. "What I worry sometimes is that people who come into the Netroots community, when they don’t get an immediate victory… they walk away. The frustration level builds rather quickly."
Giving an upbeat scenario for Election Day, Murphy said, "When we retain the House, some members are going to come back with some extra steel in their spines, having cast some tough votes and having survived what’s likely the toughest election of their career."
"Some members don’t want to cast tough votes before November," Murphy said, but he argued "that doesn’t mean that permanently excludes the ability to vote on things like immigration reform and energy."
Well, he got Congressional cowardice right. In fact, by voting to adjourn prior to voting on tax relief extension he was an eager participant. As for the election predictions, well let's say Charlie Cook and Nate Silver ain't buying it.
And Murphy's own constituents's aren't buying the extreme liberalism, the extreme partisanship, the pandering double talk, and the take it for granted attitude of Chris Murphy.
In an independent poll, Murphy is losing by 50%-44% National Review says the "dam has burst."
Maybe the 5th District has decided Chris Murphy can take that "steel in his spine" and , hmmm, put it somewhere else?
Oh poor Chris, after going to Vegas to tell lefties to put steel in their spine and reject moderate policies he's trying to claim back here in Connecticut he wants to work with Republicans. Please. We can use the Internet , too. Selling a bridge?
As for Murphy's buddy in Arizona, he's lost favor with his voters in a gerrymandered Democratic district. He leads by a mere 7 points. Some people don't like it when a Congressman calls for his own state to be boycotted.
On November 2, voters will be able to make a positive change for America. We will effect a bigger change not by just knocking out the craven and cowardly Blue Dogs, but by making sure that when Markos looks for politicians for next year's Netroots Nation no one more prominent than a college town councilman shows up.
Yep, let's give Chris Murphy and Raul Grijalva the tip of OUR spear.
Go Sam Caligiuri