August is the cruelest month...for Democrats, it seems. Driving the news today is a new Gallup poll that shows Republicans holding an unprecedented 10 point lead over Democrats on a generic ballot. Other polls indicate the spread is closer to 5 or 6 points, and all politics are ultimately local, not generic, but the new poll has rightly stoked fears of November being a "wave" election for Republicans.
The Democrats could learn a lesson from Janet Jackson. It's not just the LGBT community kvetching over the lack of action by Congressional leadership; there were scads of promises made in the 2008 election that haven't been fulfilled or even attempted.
After the jump is a special video message Janet recorded that all of our elected officials in DC should hear.