The PJ Tatler

Democrat far outside Texas: We Democrats are on offense in Texas

And of course they are, in a sense. All 29 statewide offices, the House and Senate are in Republican hands. What do the Democrats in the state have to defend? Their record of trying to impose a state income tax? Their run to Oklahoma a few years back? Their fealty to Obama, who is less popular here than Lebron? Their “white primaries“?

The head of the Democrats’ senatorial campaign predicted today that retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez will do well in Texas. She also predicted that voters will see past the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, which occurred during his stint overseeing coalition forces in Iraq.

“We are on the offense” in Texas, said Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state, chairwoman of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee.

That it’s Patty Murray way up in Washington state saying the Democrats in Texas are on “offense” says a lot. She is far enough away from the state and sufficiently immersed in lefty claptrap to think Sanchez stands a chance of winning. He doesn’t. He nearly lost the Iraq war. Democrats used to smear him, but solely because of his last name they now regard him as some sort of savior.

They had a savior and they were on offense in 2010 — and took an unholy beating at the polls. I don’t expect 2012 to be quite as bad for them, but only because the math makes it almost impossible.