Only 21 days to go! I'm getting excited and nervous at the same time. On the one hand, I know there will be tremendous conservative gains in both houses of Congress. Every day, races that were secure or semi-safe for Democrats are now a tossup or leaning Republican (most of the time a conservative Republican).
As a matter of fact, on Wednesday, for the first time, Republican candidates led in the polls in 10 Senate races! That would have been unheard of only one month ago. You probably didn't know that. The press likes to be one-sided in its "reporting."
On the other hand, what worries me is that it is Halloween season, and you can be sure that liberal Republicans and almost all of the Democrats will be putting on their conservative-type disguises, attempting to lie, deceive and do whatever is necessary to put politics over principle to win or hold onto their seats.
Liberals know they have to walk and talk like a conservative and pretend to support conservative values in order to have any chance of winning an election.
Unfortunately, this has worked for them in the past, and I worry that too many voters will actually believe all the sound bites (libs have resorted to some of the most blatantly false and misleading campaign ads, worse than ever before) and false promises (lies?) rather than judge the candidates by their records during their term(s) in office.
Just look at all the lies and fake promises their grand role model made during his campaign. Enough so that 68 percent of voters in the 18-to-25 age group and 69 percent of the voters in the 26-to-30 group swallowed all the lies in 2008. I can guarantee these groups won't fall for the lies again in this and the next election coming in 2012.
Just listen and watch all the Democrats scurry away from Pelosi, Reid and the grand deceiver of them all, Barack Obama. Boy oh boy, they are really huffing and puffing and declaring their independence from these radical leftists while their past shows them supporting all their leaders' failed policies for the last two years.
They can't run away from the fact that most were in favor of cap and trade, a much liberalized immigration policy, and they voted for the non-stimulating stimulus bill ($787 billion that took unemployment from under 8 percent to now well over 9.5 percent), the disastrous Obamacare health plan and other unpopular, foolish Obama proposals.
Talk about liberal candidates rebranding themselves. The only thing they can't hide are the hole marks left from the nose ring that Pelosi, Reid and Obama had them on a leash with, and they will willingly put this ring back on and be water boys once again soon after the election.
You can run, RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) and Democrats, but you can't hide any longer. The day of reckoning is upon you, and none of the big three will or can help you in your travails.
Obama's coattails? Where are they? As a matter of fact, where is the coat? Obama is simply bad news. Why do you think Democratic candidates are avoiding him like the plague and not asking him to campaign in their district? Every time he does, their candidate loses.
It must be frustrating for Barack. All he ever really had going for him was his campaigning skills, and he doesn't even have those anymore.
By the way, thanks to all of you who asked for a copy of the tape and time line showing the Bush administration's innocence with the home-foreclosure disaster as it repeatedly warned Congress about Fannie and Freddie while Maxine Waters, Barney Frank and Chris Dodd staunchly defended them.
Predictably, not one request for these two items came from a lefty liberal. These people have only one thing going for them _ they are ridiculously loud, yet vacuous. Instead of even considering what the truth might be, they continue to harangue people with their lies, distortions, snobbery and condescension.
They could have easily asked to see the same proof other people asked to see, but they felt more comfortable with their heads in the sand, raising up once in a while (too often actually) to spout their nonsense. They also are about to become even more insignificant than they are already, and they are afraid.
Keep moving forward, conservatives. We and the country are winning and are On The Right Side.
Tom Sears is a professor of accounting at Hartwick College in Oneonta. He can be reached at SearsT@hartwick.edu. His column appears every other week. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/tomsears.