The Democrats are scrambling to try and explain and blame someone, anyone for their lagging numbers, soon to be lost House and Senate seats and losing support for the health care bill and upcoming Senate Energy Bill. There are daily polls, focus groups, renaming from health care reform to health insurance reform, endless discussions of what is causing such a lack of faith from the American People. Well it must be the Tea Party people, the far right fringe, it can't be their own fault!
And the Republicans are pretty much just as confused. They think they understand, but their lack of understanding could result in loss of their seats as well, they just don't realize that.
So what is the real answer?
I think it is two simple things.
1. Prior to Bush's parting spending bill, the average American voter did not realize that it was common practice in Washington to NOT read the bills. We elect these people, send them to Washington, and are amazed at the legislation coming out like a faucet turned on full force. Maybe we just never stopped to think about it. We figured that was what they should be doing on our taxpayer dime. And then for some of the politicians to stand there and act like the voters are being unreasonable to expect them to READ THE BILL, set off our "who the heck do you work for" button! The arrogance displayed by the people who are basically our employees is becoming too much to bear. And we won't.
2. This one is extremely simple but tell me I'm wrong: Americans do not like Nancy Pelosi. We do not trust her. Period.
There ya have it. Don't over complicate things. But politicians always over complicate.