Aligning themselves too closely with the White House could be a strategic mistake ahead of the midterm election, they fear. It's an approach that has the administration's tacit blessing.
Reporting from Washington - As President Obama's approval ratings sag and the mood of voters sours, some Democratic congressional candidates are distancing themselves from the White House, with the back-channel blessing of party officials.
If you want a true marker of the effectiveness of a sitting President, you simply need to look at his party. Never before in the annals of U.S. History has this ever happened. Yet the reality of the situation is that it isn't simply the President that Americans are angry with, it's the Democrat party as a whole.
Every single Democrat voted in favor of the disastrous "health care reform" bill, despite the fact that the majority of Americans did not want it. With the House and Senate being under Democrat control for the past few years, American's have witnessed their country fall into the worse recession since The Great Depression - some economists believe that our current decline is even worse than that. The Democrats spent eight years blaming the Bush administration along with all Republicans for the decline, yet they soon realized that Americans are waking up to the truth of the situation. It has been the Democrats who have economically ruined this country.
It is ironic that those communities who voted heavily in favor for Obama and his cronies are now facing extreme hardships. From the article quoted above:
Cardoza's district went heavily for Obama, but it has been devastated by the recession. One county he represents, Stanislaus, has the highest foreclosure rate in the state, with 1 out of every 107 homes receiving a foreclosure notice last month. Cardoza has suggested that Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan needs to resign for failing to deliver needed financial assistance.
On the heels of such knowledge, America is witnessing a storm of resignations from prominent Democrats. They know, even though they won't publicly admit it, that their party is about to witness one of the most stunning defeats ever in the history of the United States.
It couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of people.