Read today's lede and try not to laugh out loud as The Note celebrates its fave meme: Dems are in trouble!!
Who needs an opposition party when the party in power is doing a decent job opposing itself? Forget the future of the Republican Party -- it's the present for the Democratic Party that's problematic for President Obama's agenda. (From the Manny Ramirez school of self-destruction?)
Yep, Dems have picked up 15 senate seats and 55 House seats in the last five years. They just won a landslide election. Their new president, who will soon enjoy a filibuster-proof majority in Congress, is enjoying sky-high approval ratings. And a prominent Republican just got so fed up with his shrinking party that he crossed party lines.
But forget all that. Because Dems are self-destructing. I think this would be as good a time as any to recall my favorite Note-related quote from the spring of 2006, from its founder Mark Halperin, handicapping the Democrats' bleak electoral prospects that year:
"If I were them, I'd be scared to death about November's elections."
Of course, Dems swept Congress in 2006 and The Note, once again, completely failed in its only real purpose, which is to accurately handicap Beltway politics as is plays out in real time. So keep that in mind as The Note trots out if by-now copyrighted talking point about how Dems are self-destructing.