If anybody doubts that panic is setting in at the White House, let them contemplate the meaning of reports that President Obama plans to call out his ragtag army of voters who gave him the presidency in 2008 in an effort to save his job when the voters go to the polls for November's congressional elections.
Ben Smith writes on Politico that the Democratic National Committee released a video of Obama expressing his goal of "reconnecting" with the army of first-time voters who voted for him in 2008 "but who may not plan to vote in the lower-profile Congressional elections this year."
This is no idle threat, and it could shatter the dreams of tea party supporters and the huge mass of discontented Americans who hope to use the November elections to put a roadblock in front of Obama's drive to remake America into a Marxist republic.
Obama, writes Smith, "speaks with unusual demographic frankness about his coalition in his appeal to 'young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again'."
He adds that "turning out those so-called ‘surge’ voters — who turned out for the first time to back Obama but who sat out gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia last year — has become the Democrats' central preoccupation for the midterm elections and the new Democratic effort to nationalize the election around Obama and his agenda mark an attempt to energize those voters."
Aside from the fact that the Democratic targets of this appeal are traditionally loathe to bestir themselves to vote in congressional elections, if somehow successful, this effort could allow Obama to hold on to control of both houses of Congress for another two years.
This is a threat that Republicans and tea partyers who share the goal of unseating large numbers of Democratic members of Congress must take seriously. The very future of our nation is at stake on Nov. 2.
The Congress, dominated by the likes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, must be driven off Capitol Hill if the United States is to survive as a nation of free and independent Americans unburdened by a big government that views the U.S. Constitution with contempt.
I haven't got the vaguest notion of how many of the voters the Democrats hope to mobilize on Nov. 2 will respond to the call, but we'd be foolish to discount the Democrats’ effort to flood the polls with enough Obama-besotted voters to save their majorities.
This challenge must be met. To do so, every single American voter who hopes to prevent Obama from wrecking the nation our forefathers fought to create and preserve must show up at the polls on Nov. 2 and evict from office enough Obama Democrats to deprive them of their control of the House and Senate.
And this drive must start now. We simply have to concentrate on targeting the Democrats who provide Obama with the muscle to enact his ultra-leftist agenda. There must be a drumbeat of constant criticism of their shameful obeisance to a president who hopes to remake America in his socialist image.
This is job one. Get on with it.
Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist who is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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