Skip to comments.Lurking Danger In 2014
Posted on 02/16/2013 5:55:16 AM PST by LD Jackson
The 2012 presidential election is in the history books and it didn't turn out as many of us had hoped. As a result, we are just beginning the second term, another four years, of Barack Obama as President. I know I am not the only conservative who has groaned with impatience at the thought of four more years with Obama in the White House. I have seen that feeling expressed at more than a few conservative blogs and websites. I have heard it expressed by my friends and coworkers. All in all, we are not looking forward to the next four years and are anticipating 2016, when we can hopefully defeat the Democrats and return a conservative to the house at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Therein lies a danger that we may not fully realize. There will be an election before we make it to 2016; the mid-term elections in 2014. It is becoming very clear that the Democrats are not focusing on 2016, but rather are turning their attention to winning the House in 2014. However unlikely it may seem, they are marshaling their forces are beginning the fight to hand the Republicans yet another defeat in 2014.Erika Johnsen calls it the "six-year itch".
(Hot Air) For President Obama to have any hope of enacting any of his grandiose ambitions via legislation, getting rid of that pesky House Republican majority is going to be clutch hence his sudden willingness to partner up with and fundraise for the Democratic campaign committees and finally act like a team player. Its a long row to hoe, but the Democrats are at least sending out optimistic signals with the promise of the presidents popular support.It is a well-known fact that the Democrat Party and the Obama team hasn't played well together. Some Democrats have accused President Obama of being disconnected from the process. While that may have given conservatives some small measure of respite, that seems about to change. Egads, they are planning to work together to win the House back in 2014.
The fundraising for Obamas nonprofit advocacy group is already well underway, with Team O courting his major campaign bundlers to keep the cash flow going strong and part of the effort to get Democrats elected in the midterms will include keeping ground support mobilized and maintaining popular enthusiasm for Obamas agenda in just the way that his erstwhile campaign machinery knows how.
(Politico) The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee expects that President Barack Obama will wield his national political machine on behalf of House Democrats in the 2014 campaign DCCC Chairman Steve Israel wrote in a memo to his fellow lawmakers Friday.Make no mistake, the last thing we need is for Nancy Pelosi to assume the role of Speaker of the House in 2015. Simply put, that's a nightmare waiting to happen. Remember what happened in the first two years of the Obama presidency? One word, Obamacare. We are now seeing the Democratic labors of those first two years coming to fruition and it does not bode well for America. If the unthinkable happens and the Democrats win the House in 2014, we are in for a world of hurt. If Obama managed to push his agenda for healthcare so effectively in his first two years in office, helped by his liberal majority in Congress, stop and think. Without the worry of another reelection campaign, topped off with the Democrats in control of Congress once again, his last two years in office would be a complete disaster for America.
Israel stops short of pledging that the party will win the House, instead predicting his committee is on track to continue defeating Republicans and to send the tea party to the dustbin of political history.
In 2012, President Obama was completely focused on his own re-election, as he should have been. But for 2014, he will be able to focus on Congressional races, and he has already made early commitments that are unprecedented and transformational. President Barack Obama has agreed to eight events just in 2013 for House Democrats, with additional support from Vice President Biden and other surrogates, Israel writes. In addition, OFAs ground game, which was a vital part of the Obama campaigns success in 2012, will now be focused on Congress energizing the critical New American Electorate that we need to keep engaged through the 2014 elections.
I'm not saying all of us are asleep, but to anyone who may be resting on their laurels, waiting for 2016, do the math. 2014 comes before 2016 and it could be ultimately more important to the future of America. We would all do well to take heed to the danger that lurks in 2014.
If the Democrats win in 2014, no problem.
The three branches of government will be intact;
The Progressive movement, the Mainstream Media and the United Nations.
Much of it depends on how badly the Pubbies fold on issues the next two years.
The Arkansas District #3 Republican, Steve Womack, voted for the fiscal bill at the end of the last Congressional session and he is currently pushing an internet tax bill.
[An internet tax bill would devastate small online businesses who would find themselves trying to adhere to numerous state and hundreds of local tax requirements throughout the nation.]
Pubbies who fold on the amnesty for illegals issue will also be in danger of losing. Dems who support amnesty probably won’t face the same from their constituents.
Boehner, Cantor and crew keep folding and giving in to Obama and the Dems. The GOPe keep wanting a bigger tent that makes them more Dem-lite.
Why would anyone vote Dem-lite? If they want to vote leftist/lib, they will probably vote for the Dems, not the Dem-lites.
Boehner, Cantor, GOPe try to be more like the Dems. Many voters are looking for a viable alternative to the Dems. The GOPe are NOT offering that alternative.
2012 did not turn out as we hoped because we nominated a Taxachusetts liberal as head of the conservative party...go figure.
And in other news, the Republican party today announced their 2014 campaign slogan, “Cower and Cave!” Party leaders believe their “destroy the base” and “import more Democrats” strategies are the tickets to future victory. /sarc
Same as Tokyo.
2016 is likely to be nothing to look forward to either.
2014 is the last stand of the GOP and America.
If the Dems get the House and the Senate, they have all it all.
A GOP House AND a GOP Senate will act as a check on Obama.
And with Hussein poised to make one or two Supreme Court appointments, it is all over but the shouting.
Winning in 2014, the GOP buys time until 2016 to wage the battle for the White House.
Losing in 2014, the GOP will cease to exist.
Voter ID, vote fraud, proportional electoral assignment, no open primaries—all this is needed nationwide before 2014.
But never fear—we have Dudley Preibus at the helm.
Rewarding failure is never a good idea.
“2014 is the last stand of the GOP and America.”
2012 was the eGOP’s last stand. I am done listening to a bunch of idiots tell me that I need to be more liberal in order to “win”.