The public brushes off the "scamdals"
Here's a summary of the relevant results from the latest CNN national poll. Obama's approval rating is at 53%, actually up a couple of points from the last poll in early April. The Democratic party's favorable / unfavorable rating has seen a net shift of 11 points in its favor, far outside the margin of error. The Republicans' favorable / unfavorable rating is 35-to-59, eight points worse than in early April -- and the worst unfavorable rating they've had since CNN started tracking the question in 1992. (Update: More analysis here.)
(And as noted in the last link round-up, Democratic candidates in Virginia and Massachusetts have even gotten a boost in the same period.)
As I've said before, if the Republican party were a centipede, it would still be running out of feet to shoot itself in.
There are already signs that right wing is starting to realize the scamdals aren't working. The Washington Post describes them as "falling apart". Skimming major wingnutosphere sites such as RedState, PowerLine, Breitbart, and PJ Media, at least at the moment I see far less front-page coverage of them than in the last week or two, though Hot Air is still giving them plenty of play. PowerLine even posts that the "narrative" on one scamdal "isn't compelling".
The tornado disaster in Oklahoma and Texas will probably provide a face-saving opportunity for the right wing to back down on the scamdals, letting them fume that it drove them from the headlines just as the public was surely about to start paying attention and turn against Obama. I worry a bit about where that could lead, though. How long will it be before we see a "tornado truther" movement claiming that Obama somehow staged the tornado to distract the public?