Having addressed Coobs’ one really unfathomable hatred, that which he holds for those who live and work in America without the proper pieces of paper, let’s move on to the other point he keeps bringing up, the fact that Denny Rehburg will likely win his election. Here’s the facts:
Ninety-six percent of incumbent House members are reelected in any given election. Midterm elections are generally bad for the party of the President, historically (Bush’s first term being a notable exception).
So yes, odds are with Denny. Does that mean he is somehow a better Representative than he was last year? Not anymore than having more fans than the White Sox makes the Cubs a better team. He has been the Rep since 2001, and has only had any excuse for his lackluster performance for the past three years. Political blogs have a responsibility to point out his mistakes, because as an incumbent House member, because we ought to make sure as many people as possible know when he performs badly, hoping it either gets him voted out or gets him to change his behavior. If that means we support a lost cause every two years, so be it. You, on the other hand, Niccolo Coobs, seem to have a thoroughly political mind, but I encourage you just once to “abandon what is done for what ought to be done.”