Democrats Overreaching on Investigations

Looks like the Democrats are in for a short-lived majority, if they follow the plans outlined in the story linked above (in the title).

Simply put, this is dangerous for the Democrats for two reasons:

  1. It will soon become apparent even to John Q. Voter, who hardly ever follows the ins and outs of politics, that these investigations are purely politically motivated. Many of the John Q. Voter-type citizens believe that "everybody should just get along," so they won't like an endless stream of "investigations" splashed across the headlines.
  2. It will focus public attention on "scandals," and Lord knows the Party of the Donkey has quite a few of those... remember William Jefferson's $90,000 in the freezer, Dianne Feinstein's sending military contracts to her husband's firm, Pelosi's plane kerfuffle, and the laundry list of the Clinton scandals? One would think the last thing a Democrat would want to do was shine a light on political scandals.
Personally, the line about being thankful for stupid actions by one's opponents comes forcefully to mind.

Hat Tip: Wizbang!