Rahm Helplessly Watches His Legacy Swept Away

October 14th, 2010at 06:44pm Posted by Eli

Remember that congressional class of 2006 that Rahm glommed all the credit for?  It’s in big trouble.

Of those 30 Emanuel Democrats who arrived in 2006, there is exactly one — Rep. Joe Courtney of Connecticut — who is regarded by political handicapper Charlie Cook as unambiguously safe for reelection.

Republicans already have reclaimed three of the 2006 seats in the 2008 election.

Of the remaining 26 seats, more than half are closely competitive races this year. And Democrats are waging their fights in often-hostile terrain. John McCain won the presidential vote in 11 of these districts. Twenty of the 30 seats have a natural Republican tilt, based on a partisan voting index compiled by Cook, who compares past voting patterns in a district to the national average.

If only Rahm had been in some kind of position to ensure that Obama kept his campaign promises, and that the Democratic Party wouldn’t utterly discredit itself as a counterweight to Republican bigotry,  corporatism and lawlessness.  How frustrating it must have been for him to watch helplessly by the sidelines as Obama and the Democrats completely destroyed their own brand in less than a year and a half.  What a tough break.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Elections,Obama,Politics


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