Happy 2012 to everyone out there in cyber-land!
What an upcoming year we have ahead. With this being a major election year where even the presidency up for grabs, the lumping Democrats took in 2010's elections and the fact they have nothing positive about their record to run against, Democrats are not holding back at all with their punches. Just look at the editorials of the major NH papers, all the Democratic regulars are pushing letters out on a weekly basis attacking anything and everything they can find. Our friends at Blue Hampshire and MoveOn.org can't write about their parties accomplishments so they too have gone into full attack mode.
One problem the Republican party has in the upcoming year is the fact it has standards. An example of this is the primary. Just look at how Republicans are willing to point out the faults of others in their own party. Democrats had a flawed candidate with very little overall experience, no foreign experience, who had ties to very questionable candidates including a known cop killer and who even launched his political career in that same cop killers own living room. Not only did they not see fault in any of this they went on to elect that man president.
How many people recall all the hype the Democrats claimed would happen if they won in 2006 and 2008?
Since they took over the house and senate the economy has grown worse, unemployment has gotten worse, the situation in the Middle East has grown worse, the deficit spending has hit record highs... and so on.
All the things they blasted Bush for they've done worse. Gitmo is still open, the patriot act was extended and expanded to give the government even more control to spy, we've gotten involved in additional conflicts in the Middle East, Obama's spending levels makes Bush's look responsible and so on.
Do they rail their own party for their failures? Of course not. Instead they focus on Mitt Romney's not bothering to campain in NH since he's leading polls for the primary by 40%.
I guess they'd rather focus on that than discuss how after Obama said Iraq's war is over that country is now slowly failing into civil unrest. Or debating how much of other peoples things should be taken away by force and handed over to those who choose not to work (ie the occupy groups).
Sit back and enjoy all you political junkies, it's going to be a fun year!