The North Carolina electorate is nothing if not fickle. Given the chance to lambaste whoever is in power, they will. The same applies for the media. "Controversy" is a core news value.
As I see it today, on September 9, 2010, both the electorate and the media are deep in a hissyfit. Frustrated by the disastrous legacy of the Bush years and the less-the-perfect performance of Democrats, they are all looking for someone to blame. In response to this tantrum, the media have embraced the delusion that Republicans might magically have answers to the very problems they've created.
Republican leaders have no answers. They have no plans. They have no vision. And how could they? Because beneath it all, the people at the top have no integrity. One need look no farther than the unapologetic lies of being spread every week by Americans for Prosperity.
It is often said that "it ain't over until it's over." And that's more true in elections than in almost any other arena. The winners are those who get their voters to the polls.
Early voting starts in 35 days. We have just over a month make our case. In my view, that case is mud simple:
You think things are bad now? You have no idea. Republican majorities in Raleigh and Washington would cut the legs out from under America's fragile recovery. Republican majorities in Raleigh and Washington would decimate public schools in North Carolina. Republican majorities in Raleigh and Washington would deepen the growing divide between the rich and the middle class. Republican majorities in Raleigh and Washington would make today's problems feel like a walk in the park.
It's time to get off our asses and quit bitching. It's time to stand up and speak out on behalf of those Democrats you support who will hold the line against the disaster that Republican "leadership" would bring.
Americans are fickle. They are flirting with the idea of "throwing the bums out," but you can already see them having second thoughts. You can sense the momentum shifting already. 10.2.10 is a big deal, a march on Washington that will make Glen Beck's sideshow look like a pathetic pity party.
President Obama is stepping up. BlueNC is stepping up.