We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Dem strategy for these midterm elections has involved a very clever sleight of hand, and it's all about Obama and Foley.
What they did was to say "Look at Obama and Foley, don't look at us." Reid, Pelosi, Kennedy, Dean, Gore, etc. all went into hiding (Kerry's gaffe blew that scheme, and Dean has trouble keeping his mouth shut), and the MSM cooperated mightily to distract the country with the fresh face of the likeable but thus far unaccomplished Obama - a guy with no track record who goes to church, and with the now-unlikeable mug of sleazeball Mark Foley.
This is indeed a strategy of distraction: distraction from the people who may be in charge of the House, and from their unspoken (and unspeakable) goals.
Above all, remember: It's NOT THE ECONOMY, STUPID.
And just one additional question: How come the Dems can call Michael Steele a "Republican lawn jockey" but you cannot call Obama a "Dem plantation slave"?
The real secret is that the Dems only love blacks and gays and women, etc. as long as they stand with their wealthy and privileged Dem masters. When they think for themselves, and stray from the Plantation, they are tracked down by the Party Hounds, and find themselves targets of hate, and in big trouble.