Someone should introduce ABC News to the concept of what’s known as ‘counting’. And ‘reporting’ (the rest of the media might want to listen in.) ABC tells us congressional Democrats are ‘dropping like flies’. They are even ‘running for the hills’.
For the record, House members not seeking re-election? Republicans – 14; Democrats – 10.
Senate incumbents not seeking re-election? Republicans – 6; Democrats – 2.
What ABC and the rest of the herd are doing is what they always do; today’s news (Dorgan and Dodd) is the ONLY news. And in the course of informing the viewers/readers, cliches MUST be employed. A lot. And often.
UPDATE: It’s instructive that the ABC story came from The Note, the blog first written and edited by Jake Tapper, who set the tone. Jake Tapper can shine my shoes.
CORRECTION: I blew it and Jake Tapper didn’t deserve it. He never was associated with The Note. He’s also a fine journalist. I meant to name the somewhat creepy Mark Helperin.