The democrat won the race for NY 26 last night. This is a district that the republicans had no business losing. The next couple of days will be interesting as the Democrats claim the victory is a rejection of the Republicans and their plans to balance our bloated federal budget. The Republicans will be busy licking their wounds wondering how the Democrat won and why their message is seemingly being rejected. Of course the truth is not going to be as clear cut as both parties may end up concluding.
First of all, there was a false tea party candidate involved that siphoned votes from the Republican. Jack Davis was a Republican turned Democrat turned will run on any line possible in order to run candidate. He is by no means a Tea party fiscal conservative. He run a poor campaign and seemed only in the race to ensure the Democrat won. His entry in the race seemed to put the pressure on Corwin who ultimately lost the race.
The Democrats then spent large sums of money on a race that in the grand scheme of things is meaningless. The Republican majority in the house was not in jeopardy. Yet the democrats threw the kitchen sink in to the race to obtain what in all likelihood is an about to be eliminated district as New York will lose districts when it redistricts. The Democrats and liberals run scare grandma about medicare ads that were outrageous and very misleading. Instead of telling the American people the truth that the three big entitlement programs are broke, the left will always lie and tell you the system is fine all that is needed is more taxes.
Coming into the 2012 election cycle it is quickly becoming obvious what tactics the Democrats will be using to stay in power. They are going to scare grandma, flash Osama all over the place and promise more spending if the evil Republicans are vanquished. The DEMs have no record to run on. Obamacare is unpopular and in the courts. Activist judges are trying to save Obamacare but in the end, it is my belief that the law is unconstitutional. The Dems didn't have a budget for this year and grumbled when the Republicans demanded miniscule cuts. The Democrats knew their majority was in jeopardy before the last election and refused to raise the debt limit beyond 2011. They knew the Republicans would have to do that unpopular act. Now when the Republicans say more cuts are needed in order to raise the debt limit the DEMS are screaming that a clean bill should be forth coming.
As I look around at the declared candidates for President in 2012, I have come to believe that the only candidate that has a message of truth and honesty with the American public is Tim Pawlenty. For right now he espousing that entitlement programs must be reformed. He even campaigned in Florida yesterday and told his audience that the fact is Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security will have to be reformed in order to save the programs for the future. The DEMS have yet to get real or serious about the financial crisis our country is facing. They keep believing in unicorns. Their Utopian philosophy gets in the way of reality. Tax the rich the DEMS plead. They now full well this will not fix what ails our country but the masses of poor that follow politics very little will fall for it every time. The DEMs lie to their own constituents to keep them believing in the unicorns. The DEMs are dreaming that all will be well. The problem is soon there will be more people drawing from Social Security then will be paying in. Everything would have been all right had the DEMs left the money in the Social Security lock box. The problem is that the politicians from both parties spent the money in the lock box and replaced it with interest bearing IOU's.
The program is broke and is just beginning to deplete the IOU's. That means even less in compounded interest received for the IOU's, which in turn means it will be even less then predicted. The Baby Boomers are just starting to retire, the first of which are just now turning 65. When the large influx starts the depletion of the IOU's will accelerate. There will be even less money in the general fund and even higher debt spending. We deserve politicians that are honest with the American people. Not the fear mongering scare tactics the DEMs are intent on using. The Dems are leading us of a cliff and accelerating.