The term white elephant refers to a gift whose maintenance cost exceeds its usefulness. If you haven't been to a white elephant gift exchange party (sometimes called a "Yankee swap", then you've missed the chance to get rid of some awful gift that was presented to you by giving it to someone else or giving it back to the original owner. In this particular case, the party starts on November 2nd and we will be giving back the favor with every vote cast against a sitting Democrat. In fact, some "elephants" are going to be partying big time:
Incumbents, beware: The major votes you’ve cast in Congress over the past couple years appear likely to come back to haunt you this Election Day (Or, see, via Hot Air: "It's not the economy stupid, it's Obamacare")
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that most Likely Voters think their representative in Congress does not deserve reelection if he or she voted for the national health care law, the auto bailouts or the $787-billion economic stimulus plan. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Those votes also appear to be driving factors in the GOP’s consistent lead over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot. Most strong supporters of President Obama believe those who voted for the measures should be reelected. Even more of those who Strongly Oppose the president disagree.
Let's see. As I recall, every single Republican voted "NO" on that "historic" health care bill. How ironic that this stinky white elephant present given to the American public will result in a "red" elephant political comeback.
NOVEMBER 2: TIME TO GIVE BACK! .
[Political cartoons by Eric Allie]