There have been easier times to be a Democrat. Think way way back to the halcyon days of two years ago. Summer of '08. Basking like a lazy cat napping in a sun-drenched window box. Now, not so much. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be thinking someone on her team swallowed a bad news electromagnet the size of a Buick.
President Barack Obama's poll numbers are falling faster than barometric pressure in the eye of a hurricane. The wars rage on. Scariest of all may be the haunting cries from the swelling ranks of unemployed in the streets; like beckoning zombies: "Join Us. Join Us." And if the polls don't turn around, many incumbents will.
What the Dems definitely don't need is an ugly self-inflicted election-year corruption scandal twining up their legs like an anaconda in the primary stages of a goat swallow. They call it conflict of interest, a polite way of saying crookeder than a dump truck full of bicycle spokes mangled by a tugboat turbine.
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