Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Obama and the Democrats Have a Secret Weapon to Fight Their Collapse in the Polls

In One Word – Republicans

The pundits, the serious ones, the ones that get to publish in major newspapers and talk on major network and who usually are totally, completely and utterly wrong and writing the obituary of the Democrats because of the awful health care reform rollout.  Some are comparing the current situation of Democrats with that of Republicans and President Bush after Katrina, where massive incompetence led to deaths and a Democrat revival.

But Democrats have one big thing, may only one thing going for them.  They are not Republicans.  The face of their party is not Ted Cruz or Rand Paul.  They don’t have the spooky Mitch McConnell or the golden tanned John Boehner out front.  They are supporting Medicaid expansion, not trying to prevent health care from reaching low income families, they are not condemning the gay and lesbian community and they don’t want to cut Social Security and privatize Medicare.

And the latest thing they are not drug addicts.

[Update:  Mr. Radel has pleaded guilty to possession.  He has vowed not to resign from Congress.  Apparently he feels that those who violate the law need representation in Congress, and that he is just the person to do it.  Republican leadership has had no comment.]

Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession

Trey Radel | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO
Family man and drug addict - But at least he's not John Edwards

Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012, will be in court Wednesday on charges that he possessed cocaine.

Radel, 37, was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday.

Now this is not say Democrats don’t have their alkies and the druggies. And they do have John Edwards  But Republicans are the party of family values.  They want everyone else held to a higher standard.  And no, it’s not ok for Rep. Radel because he has a traditional family.

Radel, in a statement released by his office, made no mention of resigning from the House. He said he struggles “with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. As the father of a young son and a husband to a loving wife, I need to get help so I can be a better man for both of them.”

So let’s see how the party of the American family reacts here, and remember that no matter how bad Democrats are, they are not Republicans.

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