SpinnerNation.com has regularly reported on the GOP’s obstructionist strategy as detrimental to Republicans, particularly moving into November’s midterm elections. While Americans are frustrated with government politicians and especially Congress, recent primary elections in some states showed that an anti-incumbent sentiment among voters may not be the case.
No real national pattern emerged after the votes were tallied, which goes back to a long-established notion: all politics is local. This however may not reflect individual sentiment around political parties such as Democrat vs. Republican, and the Tea Party too. We’ll just have to wait and see on November 2.
Senate Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been the leading proponent of the Republican “no” strategy, continually opposing any legislation offered by President Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress. Remember healthcare? Boehner recently went on the attack calling President Obama “childlike” and “making excuses.” It’s clear that Boehner now is in full election mode or has been since the start of the 111th Congress in 2009.
The fact that Democrats are creating results and actually working will no doubt prove successful in November. Healthcare is a good example, whereas most Americans are in favor of the new reforms, now that the smoke has cleared surrounding the issue. Financial reform is another key concern, passing last week with no Republican votes.
Democrats must push the fact in November that they are doing work to help America and getting results. What better backdrop than the July 4 holiday to step up this communications strategy, which is probably why President Obama was hoping for Senate passage this week of the House’s financial reform bill. That may have to come a little later. Either way, it seems like Democrats are on the right track and should continue to plug away at ‘action’ to win in November.