Hugh Hewitt

The mismanagement of everything is now being detailed in the first wave of insider books, and the rudely-exiled insiders are now sources-in-waiting for when their successors come up short. Even the dutiful MSNBCers cannot be expected to stay on board a quickly sinking ship much longer.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hopes to divert attention from the chaos that is the Obama Administration with ads charging GOP candidates with secret plots to destroy Social Security. This is the political equivalent of showing Reefer Madness to 9th graders in 2010. Is there a single voter who believes such nonsense for even a minute or is it just the product of a weariness so profound that not even paid operatives can be expected to try and find something from the past 22 months worth selling to the public as an achievement.

Really, there is nothing to run on? Nothing at all?

No, there isn't. The deep gloom that has settled on the country is only in part economic. Hard times have come and gone before, but in the modern networked age never has so obviously a clueless set of leaders been so completely and obviously inept, tone deaf and at the same time inarticulate. President Bush wasn't a great communicator, but he limited the damage he did to his own case by not conducting townhalls built around calls for civility while the brass knuckles were still on the fist.

The anti-Obama tsunami seems to be growing, and in unexpected places like New York and West Virginia. The Congress adds fuel to the fire every time it meets, and the president is now on notice that even hand-picked audiences cannot avoid embarrassing him. His cheerleaders want him off the teleprompter until they hear him off the teleprompter.

And his back-up act is Joe Biden.

Somewhere some Democrats have to be talking about Hillary. A party, and a country, can only take so much.

Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt is host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. Hugh Hewitt's new book is The War On The West.