What was that about a 40 year (D)ominance after O’s ascension?

Let’s cut that to size.  Michael Barone:

Extrapolating from the 2008 election results, some Democrats foresaw a 40-year period of Democratic dominance. It turned out to last about 40 weeks, as Republicans passed Democrats in polls on the popular vote for the House in August 2009.
Now if only we could do the same to our debt, right?
 
More on the “generational” damage O has unleashed upon his party from my favorite former Clinton staffer, Dick Morris:
The Democratic campaigns they are waging are formulaic. They make no attempt to defend the administration, but run away from it where possible. They never mention the words stimulus, healthcare reform, card-check, GM takeover or cap-and-trade. 

Instead, they are running almost exclusively negative ads. They base their campaigns on tax liens, failed marriages, DWIs and the like. Where there is a paucity of dirt, they resort to three prefab negatives: that their opponent favors a 23 percent national sales tax, that he wants to privatize Social Security and that he is shipping jobs overseas.

The Republican answers are simple. Republicans want a 23 percent value-added tax (VAT) only as part of eliminating the income tax. Some Republicans do back letting people under 55 divert one-third of their FICA taxes to approved investment alternatives, and most voters agree with them. But, on the campaign trail, simply saying — accurately — that “I oppose any change at all in Social Security for our seniors” takes care of it. And Republicans rebut the jobs overseas charge by citing how the incumbent backed cash-for-clunkers, where 40 percent of the cars bought were foreign; the TARP bailout, which paid billions to overseas banks; and the GM bailout, where two-thirds of the jobs were overseas.
More: Leftie bloggers finally realize Obama is a jerk incapable of fighting fair.  Straw men, straw men, everywhere.
 
Rock the Vote poll should make Democrats very, very afraid: yutes support AZ immigration law, oppose GZ mosque.  As they say in the Army: hooah!
A September Rock the Vote poll showed the Democratic advantage in party affiliation has been cut in half since 2008—down to 9 percent from 18. Democrats get 35 percent, Republicans 26 percent, and Independents 29 percent. (2008 Rock the Vote Numbers were 41 D, 23 R, 25 I).

While Obama and Democrats remain more popular than Republicans, the Tea Party, and conservative figures, young voters’ reactions to issues in two polls belie the assumption that enthusiasm for Obama translated into undying to devotion to liberalism.

For instance, a majority of voters ages 18-29 side with the majority of the American people against the president on the Arizona immigration law and the Ground Zero Mosque. According to the Rock the Vote poll, they support the Arizona immigration law, 53-44.

 Most pressing issues to yutes: jobs, economy, and debt.  Surprise, surprise.  They’d like a future free from insane tax burdens after all.  It’s easy to want “free” health care for all when you’re not paying for it, and “free” money falling off trees, but when the realization dawns that you will be that someone has to pay for the “freebies” for the rest, it’s not as attractive, is it?

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