It’s official, conservatives are running scared in the Allen-Webb contest. The latest SurveyUSA poll, conducted for WUSA-TV, has Allen at 48% to Webb’s 45%. That’s a statistical dead heat. (Not Larry Sabato has the results and, as usual, spot on analysis)
Of course, Democratic bloggers are ecstatic because of the very same news.
But Mason Conservative is already running his nightmare scenario that if Allen goes down, that means that Democrats will be in charge of the Senate. He’s even posted a list of all the Democratic senators who will become committee chairs. Oooh scary!
Instead of the whack jobs in there now who have enabled this President to piss away a budget surplus and put us into debt to enrich his wealthiest friends with tax cuts we may get fiscally responsible adults who can actually balance a budget. And instead of getting mired in a civil war in Iraq, letting our ports go unprotected, and throwing millions of taxpayers’ dollars at the ineffective Department of Homeland Security, we might actually get a coherent and effective program to fight terrorism at our borders rather than squandering our resources on inaccurate intelligence reports and ineffective defense programs.
Perhaps we’ll get a sensible energy program before gas sells for $10 a gallon. We might also get leaders who understand economic policy, global warming (which really is happening), and foreign policy. The people who are there now have botched up the Middle East, made us less safe than before and less prosperous too.
In their stead, we might get people with an intelligent plan, a coherent strategy, and some genuine compassion for the middle class.
Oh, and nobody is going to impeach Bush. But would it actually be a terrible thing to hold his Administration and the Republicans in Congress accountable for the mismanagement, incompetence, and corruption that have marked their time in office? Aren’t they the ones who always talk about the need to take personal responsibility?
Or is that only meant for ghetto kids? Meanwhile, does being a rich, white man mean never having to say you’re sorry?