Head of Dem Governors: GOP Wants to Hurt Economy to Win in 2012
Back in 2006 Democrats and the media attacked the US military, claimed soldiers were killing innocents in cold blood, compared the US soldiers to Nazis, and celebrated every mass slaughter by Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
It was their election strategy. Lose the war – Win Congress.
So it makes sense to democrats then that Republicans would want to hurt the fragile economy to win in 2012. That’s what Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, head of the Democratic Governors Association, believes.
The AP reported:
The head of the Democratic Governors Association accused GOP debt negotiators in Washington of trying to undermine the economy so President Barack Obama will lose his re-election bid next year.
Hogwash, responded Republicans.
But the charge from Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is evidence of the political nervousness among Democratic governors looking ahead to 2012 after their ranks were thinned in the last election.
It also hints at the tenuous control the president has over jobs and the economy, the issues certain to dominate the elections.
At this weekend’s meeting of the National Governors Association, O’Malley has said Republican governors should urge GOP lawmakers to make a deal with Obama to increase the government’s borrowing limit before the Aug. 2 deadline when U.S. faces a financial default.
The Republicans seem to be led by uncompromising hard-liners, he said, singling out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., for criticism.