Nancy Pelosi would like you to believe that, despite losing the Senate majority and several important governorships, the Democratic loss isn’t all that significant. After all, those blatantly biased reporters at Fox News spent weeks harping away at how the Middle East is falling apart, and that the government’s response to the short-lived Ebola outbreak was hapless at best. And those poor, stupid voters, who were so supportive of the Democratic party two short years ago, were hoodwinked into believing that Democrats had no ability to govern effectively or manage in a crisis.
Plus, according to Nancy, Barack Obama has had just so many successes, that voters just can’t even process them anymore.
“I don’t think it was a failure of his message; it was the extent of his success. Let’s say it in a more positive way. This president has accomplished many great things,” Pelosi said of the president. “You know there is always an October eclipse. We couldn’t catch a break.”
Instead, Pelosi faulted a series of international crises — fighting in Ukraine, the terrorist group ISIL and the deadly outbreak of Ebola — for distracting the media and voters from Democrats’ economic message.
To be fair, most mid-term losses aren’t as brutal as the one Nancy’s colleagues endured, so the heavy hand of denial is still probably looming over her thoughts. But the “October eclipse” doesn’t operate exactly the way Nancy Pelosi envisions. Americans did pay attention to stories about ISIS, the Ukraine and Ebola more than they paid attention to, say, the positive news about Barack Obama’s vacation golf game, but in addition, they connected those stories to administration failures. Russia took power on the world stage. The rise of ISIL has its roots in American foreign policy. And while Ebola killed all of one person of the hundreds of millions of Americans who thought they had it, the administration’s response demonstrated that, should a zombie apocalypse befall the Western hemisphere, we’re better off assuming that the CDC will be the first to infect themselves, just so they don’t have to answer for their lack of organization.
Strangely enough, concerns about international terrorist organizations and bloodcurdling diseases took precedence in voters’ minds, ahead of whether they would be able to use that $9 per month they pay to Wal-Mart for their generic birth control pills to pay for their pumpkin spice lattes. But, of course, Nancy Pelosi has never had much of a relationship with reality. Otherwise, she would have fired her Botox staffer a long while ago.