Pomeroy Blames Voter Ignorance About Economy For His Cratering Campaign

The notion that we voters are too stupid to understand how good Democrat leadership has been for us has been a common theme from the left this election cycle.

President Obama has said that Americans are opposing Democrats because they’re too scared to think straight. Before that Senator John Kerry said that Democrats are losing this election cycle because Americans aren’t paying attention and don’t know the facts. Now it’s Earl Pomeroy here in North Dakota saying that voters just don’t know how good they’ve got it.

“The voters aren’t comfortable that so much power is concentrated in federal hands in Washington,” Pomeroy said. “When the president and the majority in Congress are of the same party, many voters almost automatically will vote against (that party) in an off-year election.

“The explanation (for the shift in voter sentiment) certainly also has to do with the economy,” he said. “It is recovering slower than many had hoped. We have worked two years to clean up the economic catastrophe the Republicans left behind. Unemployment has climbed to 10 percent (nationally).

“People’s memories are short. Today, many lay the blame on President Barack Obama for these economic problems. As an economic analysis, that’s a wrong conclusion, but it is nonetheless a political reality.”

See, if only we were as sophisticated and smart as Earl Pomeroy, we’d understand how much better off we are with Democrat governance.

Who are you going to believe? Earl Pomeroy, or your lying eyes?

avatar

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

Related posts

Top