Cruel June For Obama, Dems -- And Could Get Worse...

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    Just one week old, June already is proving a cruel month for President Barack Obama and the Democrats - and it could get a lot worse.

    The political blows from Tuesday's bitter loss in Wisconsin's gubernatorial recall and from last week's abysmal unemployment numbers, bad as they were, could multiply before the month is out.

    The Supreme Court will pass judgment shortly on the president's signature legislative achievement - the 2010 law overhauling the nation's health care system - and also will decide on his administration's challenge to Arizona's tough immigration law. If Chief Justice John Roberts and the court strike down all or part of the health care law, it could demoralize Democrats who invested more than a year - and quite a few political careers - to secure the bill's passage.

    And in Arizona, aside from the big immigration case, the Democrats are fighting to hold onto the House seat of Gabrielle Giffords, who resigned in January to focus on recovering from her gunshot wound. In next Tuesday's special election, former Giffords aide Ron Barber is locked in a close race with Republican Jesse Kelly, who lost to her in 2010 by just 4,156 votes.

    Facing an election-year summer fraught with political peril, the Democrats are struggling to revive supporters' spirits and counteract developments that could energize Republicans and solidify public opinion that the country is on the wrong track and in need of new leadership.

    In a video pep talk to supporters this week, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina acknowledged the challenge. "We need to stay focused, work hard and ignore the ups and downs," he said.

    Even before the votes were counted in Republican Gov. Scott Walker's win over Democrat Tom Barrett Tuesday night, there was hand-wringing and second-guessing among Democrats on Capitol Hill.

    - The jobs numbers have them worried that they'll be running on a weak economy, with the White House - and them - getting the blame...

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    How about the Reps' June? They had what will undoubtedly be a Pyrrhic victory in Congress. Will they still be slapping each other on the back when the gender gap turns into a chasm?
     
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    And they're Racists of course. :eusa_liar:
     
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    They better repeal Obamacare before November. We wouldn't want the American people to remember that it was Romney's idea.
     
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    Once obama lost both women and blacks, it is pretty much all over.
     
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    Well, that goes without saying.
     
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    Didn't we have this thread once already this morning?
     
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    It's early. We'll see. You've been here for many weeks predicting Scott Walker would be Recalled, and that the Republican Party was dead and buried. You've been wrong a lot.
     
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