Wednesday, December 16, 2009

4 Democrats Retiring from the House and Many More to Follow

What a major turnaround we are witnessing during these disturbing political times. Not too long ago, I can recall how the American public viewed Republican as the “boogie-man.” Ever since Obama took office, the American people are now realizing what a mistake to put Democrats in power. We have seen it in cycles. It happens all the time. For the past 5 years, it was the Republicans getting the “shaft.” Now, it is evident that Democrats are getting the same treatment. I like to call it “Karma.”

With Republicans taking the governors seat in New Jersey and Virginia, two well known states whose residents voted for Obama, we are seeing a similar scenario with the 2010 mid-term elections for the House seats. With Republicans plagued by retirement of its members in the last elections, Democrats are feeling the same pinch like the Republican did in 2008.

As of today, there are 4 Democrats in the House of Representatives who will not run for re-election in 2010. This could be a trend. We may see an influx of retirements in the upcoming months. Whether spending more time with family and friends or being flustered with politics, I can confidently say that their reason for their retirement had to do with Obama and his failing approval ratings. No longer is it feasible to use the momentum that Obama brought during his campaign march to the White House. Every Democrat is running away and putting distance between the president and themselves. It is the same thing that happened to George W. Bush. But with Bush, it was done through misrepresentation and stretching the truth via the mainstream media. With Obama, it is due to poor domestic and foreign policy, and the lack of experience he once said to be a minor issue. I call it an ego trip for an arrogant man, who thinks he is above the law.

In fact, a recent poll number showed that 37% of the American people wouldn’t mind if George W. Bush came back in power. Relatively small percent, but that is considered significant when compared to 47% approval rating with Obama. The Democrats are beginning to see the writing on the wall. Instead of choosing to fight in a difficult political environment, they are taking a pass and opting for retirement. That is good news for the GOP.