The Drudge Report:
Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill are privately bristling over Howard Dean’s management of the Democratic National Committee and have made those sentiments clear after new fundraising numbers showed he has spent nearly all the committee’s cash and has little left to support their efforts to gain seats this cycle, ROLL CALL reports.Could it possibly be that Dean's reactionary leftism just doesn't sit well with your average Democrat contributer? Or could it be that the party is just out of gas?
And then there is this from Rasmussen Reports:
Monday January 30, 2006--Fifty percent (50%) of American adults approve of the way George W. Bush is performing his role as President. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.I'm not much of a poll follower but the Dems are and this has got to be giving them heartburn. The president is giving the State of the Union speech tomorrow and he'll probably get an additional bump out of this. Pile that on top of the Alito nomination and January looks down right horrific for the Dems.
The President earns approval from 82% of Republicans, 25% of Democrats, and 41% of those not affiliated with either major political party.
72-25 on the cloture vote. Not even close. Alito should be confirmed tomorrow.
I'll wager an ice cold lager that the fringe left is going into conniptions right about now.
UPDATE: I just surfed over to the DailyKos and it is too vile to repeat.