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Like Rats Fleeing A Sinking Ship - Rahm to Bail and Dems to Fail

For the Republic, it's been a long two years.  For Obama, it's going to be an even longer two years remaining in his term. 

Last week saw Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, quit his post and quit the Obama administration altogether.  The speculation being that Obama's pet Pit Bull is gonna have a run at being Chicago's next mayor.  What ever he's winds up doing the fact of the matter is that he fled Obama's ship of state just slightly ahead of it going under.  He's hardly the first of the administration's "brightest of the bright" to bail as fast as they could from Team Obama.  I rather doubt he'll be the last.  And this goes beyond simple staff changes at an administration's mid-point.  We're talking key players here and the folks who the inexperienced "community activist" turned to for guidance through Washington's political jungle.

On the one hand, considering what devastation Obama has wrought upon the Republic with their help, perhaps it's good to see them jumping ship.  One can only wonder though, just how in the world Obama will be able to function without them.

This would be so even were things going swimmingly for Team Obama and the Democrats.  However, things are not going swimmingly for any of them - unless you define swimmingly as meaning the desperate flailing in the water that immediately precedes drowning.

Proof here can be seen in the most recent Gallup polling.

GOP Well Positioned Among Likely Midterm Voters

Gallup's generic ballot for Congress among registered voters currently shows Republicans with 46% of the vote and Democrats with 43%, similar to the 46% to 46% tie reported a week ago. However, in Gallup's first estimates among likely voters, based on polling from Sept. 23-Oct. 3, Republicans have a double-digit advantage under two separate turnout scenarios.

"Double-digit advantage?"  Oh man!  As they say in the pros - you know, that's gotta hurt!

What makes this all the more special is that these numbers are coming from Gallup.  The Gallup Polling company traditionally under-reports bad news for the Democrats and the political left while over-reporting any bad news for the Republicans and the political right.  So, if Gallup is publishing figures that show the Democrats in this bad a position then you know if's gotta be truly bad for them.

So, with Obama's "Brain Trust" fleeing like rats from a sinking ship and with the Democrats in Congress facing a sea of endless defeat, it's pretty safe to say that Obama's "happy times" are well and truly over.  Not that the past two years have been all that happy though.  You'd have thought that with not just a majority in Congress but a SUPER-majority there that Team Obama would've been able to push their whole agenda through in just the first hundred days.  Instead, the Democrats on Capitol Hill have reeled from one legislative failure, disaster, and screw-up to another.  Oh, they've gotten some big things done alright but only managed to accomplish them in the most painful, exhausting, and aggravating manner possible.  The political ineptitude up there on the Hill and in the White House is rather stunning.

It is also no surprise then that the GOP is set to retake at least one house of Congress and thus crush any hope of the Democrats inflicting any more of their "transformation" upon the Republic.  This then is going to make the remaining two years of Obama's term be miserable ones for him.

And that couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.


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