By Todd Juvinall
One thing I have learned being a political aficionado over the years is this, in politics everyday is a new day. Today, the left says, look! Rush Limbaugh is the most hated man in America, and he is sinking the GOP ship. Tomorrow, Romney beats Obama by six points! Read the daily tracking poll HERE.
Rush is not doing anything to the GOP. For one thing, most Americans don't even know what his registration is. For another, most Americans think all politicians are buffoons and it makes no difference who they vote for. The difference is on election day, the day of the true American nationwide poll, that is truly the day of decision. Sudden death overtime and it is in the hands of the 10% who make up their minds in the poling booth.
I read the lefty blogs to retain some perspective on what they think. It is always the same. If the world was run as the left says it should based on today's news, there would be no need for elections. Every little flub to the left means the GOP is toast. I chuckle heartily when I read their screeds. No, Rush Limbaugh's comments will not sink the GOP. The left will sink the left and the then the GOP will sink the remainder. It is about the economy and it is not about the personal bedroom mores of Ms. Fluke. Just like Elliot Spitzer's trysts as Client Number 9 was not the demise of the democrats in New York. It seems Andrew Cuomo did just fine.
It is usually about war, the economy and the "misery index". Obama has a war going, he has a crummy economy which he is trying to put lipstick on and the misery index is what makes people want to change their leaders. Obama has high gas prices and his fawning press buddies downplay it. But the people are not stupid. The President is blamed whether the mainstream media says it or not. Where mom and dad used to take the kids for frozen yogurt treats on Thursday night, that is now going into the gas tank to get them to work. That makes people mad.
No, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas and what happens today in politics doesn't mean it will hold true eight months from now. I am not worried about the vote in November. I am amuse no end on the left-wing's daily glee about the GOP's demise in their minds. Ain't gonna happen and no one should get overly excited about the plight of the GOP.