Whatever…Let’s follow Rush’s advice–Don’t drink every time an announcer says, “This is not a referendum on Obama,” because you’ll die of alcohol poisoning if you do.
E J Dionne was spinning a variety of theories around that point this morning. The results of tonight’s elections in Kentucky are simply part of the anti Obama chorus that began singing after the Democratic disasters in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts. It’s all about Obama because, if for no other reason, voters have been subjected to a campaign of All Obama All The Time during 2009 and 2010. The ubiquitous finger pointing, lecturing judge / professor of everyone from the Cambridge Police Department to British Petroleum is being exposed by voters in election after election as a boorish mountebank. After the pomp and circumstance of the 2008 campaign voters began to understand something we began discussing at Wizbang after Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid so easily rolled the President elect with the Stimulus Bill: there is no there “there” with Barack Obama. He’s the Chauncey Gardiner President, only now with an attitude.
When a political outlier like Rand Paul crushes an opponent (Trey Grayson) personally endorsed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell by over twenty points in Kentucky there is a lot more than anti incumbency at work. Politico is reporting that Paul tapped into voter anger but demures from identifying the specific object of that anger: Barack Hussein Obama. Voters in Kentucky are reaffirming what motivated voters in New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts. They have seen the real Barack Obama, as opposed to the Potemkin Obama presented to them in 2008, and rejected him. Barack Obama may become the singularly most unpopular President since Andrew Johnson. After tonight’s carnage, expect Democratic Congressional incumbents to flee from his presence.