The website Blue Hampshire is the Mecca for Democrats in New Hampshire. Check it out, if you want to know just how hopelessly out-of-touch the party of John Lynch has become.
It’s as if the trillion-dollar stimulus and the multi-billion auto bailout never happened, while Obamacare and chronic unemployment of almost 10 percent are just figments of the voters’ imaginations. Not a mention of these issues. No, the issues really driving this election, according to Blue Hampshire, are something or other having to do with Kelly Ayotte’s e-mail account when she was Attorney General and Frank Guinta’s salary at his first job.
To quote Bob Schieffer: “Is that all you got?”
Schieffer was interviewing Obama’s consigliere David Axelrod about the blatantly false charge that Republicans are taking foreign campaign contributions. Schieffer noted that, “this part about foreign money, that appears to be peanuts," and asked Axelrod “do you have any evidence that it’s anything other than peanuts?” Axelrod’s response: “Well, do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?”
The Democrats in New Hampshire are playing the same game as Axelrod. Make unfounded smears about the Republican candidates. Ceaselessly repeat the smears. And harrumph that the smears haven’t been disproven, when challenged on them.
While Axelrod’s accusations are…
… blatantly false, at least they are understandable. The caterwauling on Blue Hampshire is incoherent. How is something Kelly Ayotte wrote or read in an e-mail going to affect her vote on, to name just a few examples, cap-and-tax and repealing and replacing Obamacare?
John Lynch and his fellow progressive Democrats are living in a delusional world if they think that they can divert voter attention from their failed record on spending, taxes and the economy through an amateurish smear campaign. The polling data seems to bear this out as the latest UNH and Rasmussen polls show that Paul Hodes has made up no ground on Ayotte.