Skip to main content

A BIT OF HISTORY ON TURNING OUT THE BASE

17 May 2013

A BIT OF HISTORY ON TURNING OUT THE BASE

National Journal writes, “Midterm elections are exercises in base turnout. That fact helped flip chambers for Democrats in 2006 and Republicans in 2010. And the scandals that will consume the White House and Congress for several weeks seem tailor-made to help the GOP base. FIRED UP AND READY TO GO When the electorate’s focus in the midterms is on the President, bad things happen for his party. Recall 1994, when Bill Clinton cost Democrats control of Congress, or 2006, when George W. Bush‘s post-Katrina polling meltdown handed control back to Democrats. In both cases, the opposition party’s voters showed up in droves, and indies abandoned the president.  That’s what makes the IRS, Benghazi and DoJ episodes such good opportunities for the GOP. All three have the potential to undermine President Obama‘s central thesis, that government can make lives better. And all three will enrage a GOP base that already deeply dislikes Obama. GOP base motivated?” Check. Check. Check. THESE SCANDALS, TOO, SHALL PASS But the GOP now has three great reasons to convince their base to show up next year.

Related Posts

The Washington Report – May 29, 2015

Washington Report Welcome to recess. TIME TWISTED ARM TWISTING TACTIC FAILS ... WASHINGTON'S SHOCK ......

The Washington Report – October 16th, 2015

DEBT CEILING ... BUDGET TALKS ... LIBERAL PAUL RYAN?  ... WILL SPEAKERS EVER BE ABLE...

The Washington Report – July 10, 2015

HISTORIC DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA (Actually in America) ... BI-PARTISAN KUMBAYA (Not so much) ......

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.