Skip to comments.The Looming Political Game Changers
Posted on 07/16/2014 5:06:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Iran! Oil prices! Rick Perry! Even if you think you know wholl control Congress next year, the road to the November midterms will be full of big surprises.
From a deal with Iran to an uptick in the employment rolls, a lot can happen to shift the political conversation between now and November.
Immigration reform, for example, was supposed to help Democrats in the midterm elections. Clashes on the border between angry Texans and buses carrying immigrant children fleeing gang violence and sex trafficking highlighted the GOPs opposition, and Democrats thought maybe this was the game changer they needed.
But the consensus among Republicans and Democrats interviewed for this article is that President Obama squandered his partys advantage on immigration when he was blindsided by the sudden influx of children from Central America, and then didnt do much to deal with the crisis until it became a big national story.
Frank Luntz, who helped steer the GOP to its House majority in 1994, says whats happening in Texas has captivated public attention and could negatively impact the Democrats more than anything else this year, including health care. No one expected us to lose control of the border, he says, and when something unexpected happens, thats the definition of a game changer.
You want another game changer, he added, Rick Perry went from no contender to serious contender in 24 hours. He has been completely rehabilitated.(continued)
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She usually disappears around Thanksgiving...
Could she pass a comprehensive autopsy?
Eleanor is up to her usual lying with kneepads on ... the pResident had a federal hiring ad looking for 65,000 to hire as ‘escorts’ for unaccompanied minors, BACK IN JANUARY! Eleanor is a disgusting shill.
Clift has been auditioning for roles as a zombie in “The Walking Dead” and other similar TV shows. She was told that she would scare the audiences away so they couldn’t hire her, but did suggest that she apply for Halloween haunted houses jobs, early.
Eleanor (like the equally aged Bob Schieffer) is one I’d LOVE to see somebody ask on air:
“You’re 75 years old and solidly in the one percent group. Why don’t you retire and let them hire a couple of Ivy League journo grads with $125 grand in student loan debt?