Dan Gainor

Elections bring out the best and worst in politics. For the left, looking ahead at the possible loss of both houses of Congress, they’ve gone from the best of times to the worst of times in record time. The Democratic Election Attackers/Defenders (DEAD for short) are desperate. And that desperation has reached the highest office in the land.

President Barack Obama left with only one option – reaching out to the only audience left, people who want to laugh at him. According to recent polls, that’s a significant piece of the electorate. So Obama’s last-ditch get-out-the-vote push involves appearing on “The Jon Stewart Show.” Obama will be taped Oct. 27 just days before Stewart joins fellow lefty funnyman Stephen Colbert for the newly renamed “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.”

It’s a move reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s “Laugh In” spot where he wowed the nation by saying “sock it to me.” Or perhaps, it’s like presidential candidate Bill Clinton playing the saxophone on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” This time, however, it’s the president of the United States demeaning the office, instead of those aspiring to it.

It’s a desperate outreach to snare some of the youth vote that Obama captured during the 2008 race. Nice strategy that. Promote to the people who laugh at you or who are so young they might not realize how badly your administration has screwed up.

It’s a sad day for the Democrats when Jimmy McMillan, of the “Rent Is Too Damn High” party, makes more sense than they do. But hey, there’s still two weeks in this election. There’s plenty of time for any one of Obama, Biden and Pelosi to declare as a “karate expert” and excite a crowd.

That’s the kind of desperation worthy of a punchline and liberals are just the ones to deliver it. The left is trying to hold the line while most Americans want to foreclose on the Obama administration, shut them down and kick them out like some classic deadbeat.

To stop the conservative surge, the left has called in its best brains – comedians, talk show hosts and other hypocrites. They pinning their hopes on a Glenn Beck-esque rally sponsored by Comedy Central as yet another TV network openly declares for the Democratic Party.

Dan Gainor

Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and director of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute.