You've heard me on this before, I'm sure, but I want to very clearly state that I believe pundits and prognosticators on both sides of the aisle have literally no clue what they are talking about and make arguments off of gut assumptions rather than any real evidence. Today we will start with this article and pull some tidbits from it: Nate Silver has already debunked this message as loony. If the goal of politics in a democracy is to earn the support of enough voters for re-election, removing Obama would harm the Democrats' message. The 2010 midterms were bad, but they were better than 1992 if anybody knows anything about how our federal government is organized, and better than 1946 and 1950 for the same reasons. We still control the Senate. Let's also take a look at that 5-point drop in Democrats. Where did he get that data? Maybe I'm crazy, but 45 =/= 31. The numbers also seem to be widening. I think Rachel Maddow can beat this "right-wing framework" idiocy back into place: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGSNjs9v78k"]Rachel Maddow - achievements in first two years of Obama administration - part 1 - YouTube[/ame] The 1896 election was a real doozy for the Democrats, wasn't it. They would continue to do well until the election of Woodrow Wilson on a split GOP ticket in 1912. Point to be taken here: ideological purity doesn't pay. Also, see Nate Silver above. As for the 'ideological transformation,' Woodrow Wilson was a racist and William Jennings Bryan resigned over Wilson's entry into WWI. Neither person would have been accepted into the Democratic Party of the internationalist, equality-of-the-races Democratic Party that FDR/Truman/JFK/LBJ instituted. I think it's fairly obvious that Obama did not endorse the Iraq War, GWB did not endorse health-care reform, and so on and so forth. Yes, the GWOT is a failing of both Presidencies, but the similarities pretty much end there. Maybe the financial sector, but I don't see Bush suing the banks for malpractice the way the Justice Department is. Anyway, as more of this stuff comes up I will post and break it down. It is a sad state of affairs that the Republican party is brain-dead and the emo-gressives of the Democratic party are moving that way as well. When trash like this gets posted, there isn't much to be said aside from disappointment.