During the last great silly season, Obama remarked in August 2008 that, "McCain doesn't know what he's up against." He was right about that. Unlike McCain, though, many Democrat members of Congress do know what they're up against in the midterm election. They're up against We The People.
The legacy media calls it voter anger. The span of that anger, Beltway pundits explain, ranges from the disappointment of those on the Left who feel betrayed by Democrat underachievement, to the Right's association with a trumped-up media charge of racism against the Tea Party movement. Tea Party people and the GOP minority in Congress have become the default scapegoats to explain the Democrats' failures. But it was we the people who handed the surgical wing over to a cadre of grocery butchers. And now that patients are flat-lining, the Chief of Surgery says, "Yea, but just think how bad it'd be we hadn't operated."
So while anger is the template word popular among the legacy media, it doesn't fully capture the public mood. It misses the insult and offense we feel from a ruling class in Congress, led by the White House, who think it more effective to drive Americans as cattle than lead us as civil servants. We will follow, but we won't be herded. We've been irrevocably offended by their smug condescension and insulted by their collective arrogance - mostly by Democrats, but not solely so - and the Jeremiah Wright chickens are close to home.
Many of us are persuaded that Barack Obama carries a biased respect for America that runs short of love for country. We don't expect our elected leaders to display a greater patriotism than those they serve. But neither will we long abide leaders who display less. We notice these things.
The collective jury has reached a decision on the current Congressional Democrats. If their losses are great enough come November, that same jury will immediately begin deliberating on the victorious Republicans. For now, though, the message for many Democrats in Congress is this.
We are the ones who'll show you the door. (Read full article here)