Plan B

Sep 7 2010 @ 12:46pm

Weigel reads today's polls, which forecast doom for the Democratic party come November. His analysis:

[T]his was the Democratic plan for 2010:

1) Health care bill is passed and becomes more popular as people receive the benefits.

2) Economy recovers and stimulus money starts showing real impact.

If that isn't happening, what is the Democratic comeback scenario? And if you're a Democrat, do you break out the defibrillator and try to convince people that their local economy is turning around because of legislation X, Y, and Z, or do you rev up the base by saying that the new Republican majority wants to use the bad economy as an excuse for more tax cuts and deep entitlement cuts? Clearly the Democrats are opening the second door, hence all of the attention on Paul Ryan's austerity "roadmap."