WASHINGTON — Grasping for straws, the liberal mainstream media is trying to find ways to boost U.S. President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party’s electoral chances before this year’s Election Day. What is their latest ploy?
Reuters’ latest headline reads, “Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, but wages weigh.” Apparently, Obama is starting speeches with the Republican icon Ronald Reagan’s line, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
Why is that latest Obama message not resonating with the people? Reuters said it is because under Obama’s presidency, “average family incomes have slipped.” The Census Bureau released data that showed household incomes in America fell by more than $2,100 since 2009.
White House economists have defended the data and said it does not reflect job growth and rise in average hourly earnings. But, opinion polls put the Democratic Party in jeopardy of losing their Senate majority come November.
Democratic incumbents like Mark Pryor (Arkansas), Mary Landrieu (Louisiana) and Kay Hagan (North Carolina) are locked in tough re-election fights, while other states are leaning toward going to the Republican candidate.