Skip to comments.Taking back the Senate? Oh YES we can!
Posted on 01/27/2010 6:04:44 AM PST by jmaroneps37
The news gets worse for Democrats as it gets better for America. Political pundits that are reading events in the public area with a clear eye are all but declaring the Democrat control of the House over.
The real question has now become: what about the Senate?
Given the very inflammatory issues on the table this year as compared to 1994, 2010 is shaping up to be a tsunami that will envelop the Democrats at every level including the Senate.
After Brown, were at 41 seats and need ten more, a formidable but certainly not impossible task.
Heres where they come from; first the low hanging fruit: North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Nevada, Arkansas and Colorado; that makes 47.
Tougher but very doable: Illinois Connecticut and New York (special) these make 50.
The first two are iffy, but we have nine month for things to get worse for the Democrats. In Illinois Republican Kirk is the right candidate to take back the seat against any Democrat in Scott Brown style.
In Connecticut Blumenthal has great numbers but he wont after he has to start answering questions about national issues. He is just as liberal as any liberal Senator and it will show. Rob Simmons can win.
Surprisingly the special election in New York continues to be overlooked. Kirsten Gillibrand is under 50% AND is super glued to ACORNs political arm the Working Families Party. She voted against defunding ACORN.
Despite his personal troubles Larry Kudlow will challenge Schumer, and pin him down making Chuckie answer questions as no other challenger can.
The final two come from hanging fruit flips for chairmanships: Joe Lieberman for Foreign Relations, Mark Pryor for Agriculture. To survive these Democrats will then HAVE to play Lets make a deal: Tester (Energy) Webb (Veterans), Risch (Agriculture too).
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I like the enthusiasm but 51 ain’t happening this election cycle.
I guess we better plan on hanging onto the ones we already have, like Judd Gregg’s soon-to-be-open seat in NH. That is certaily doable in this climate.
He forgot California where that idiot Boxer is vulnerable.
I don’t know. I certainly would not be promising chairmanships to people such as Pryor and Webb for flipping to be pubbies. These Dems voted for the health care and stimulous package and then all of the sudden we welcome them into the party with a chairmanship? No thanks. I’d much rather defeat them when they come up for re-election. If they wanted to flip, fine but no promises of chairmanships. And no promises that they won’t be primaried when they come up for re-election.
I think Webb wouldn’t flip. I doubt Pryor would flip. Lieberman might.
I’d rather the RATS keep control in the House by a 220-215 margin and in the Senate by 51-49 or thereabouts. Give them nominal control for MSM/public consumption and zero operational control.
I don’t want Obama, abetted by the MSM, to be able to run against the GOP Congress in 2012 as Clinton did in 1996.
Webb’s up for reelection in ‘12, isn’t he? I think that he can be swept out with Obama then.
I agree. I think this guy is being overly optimistic. I think the pubbies will up their count in the Senate to anywhere from 45 - 47. More than enough to stop Obama’s leftist agenda even with a few RINO defections. The big chance to take back the Senate will be in 2012 when the Dems have a lot of seats to defend.
On a side note, I find it hilarious that Blanche Lincoln is now coming out against doing this budgetary manuever to pass health care using reconciliation. Now that they don’t need her vote we’re supposed to believe she’s against the health bill. Blanche sweety, it’s not going to work. You’re still going down this year. Hope you enjoyed your time in the Senate. Your true colors showed when you voted for this monstrosity the first time. Convince 9 more of your Dem collegues to be against this and then we’ll listen. As of now, its time to get on with your life’s work now.
We have enough liberal Republicans....Snowe, McCain, Graham, etc. We don't need Lieberman to dilute our conservative numbers.
The demlibprogpubs are very very good at lying, cheating, spinning, manipulating, dirty tricks, and manufacturing election wins. The rinos tend to be weak, leaderless, spineless, way too "centerist", and vascilating.
Have you read the "planks" on the RNC site??? They say lots without really saying anything at all. You'll find it under the tab "Learn", then "what we believe". A nice group of sayings....all very proper...but with little substance. Very typical of rinos....and to tell the truth, the demlibprogpops as well.
There is a very long way to go until November....and much can happen....and not all of it good.
And...the big question: can we Repub/Conservs keep "the fire in the belly" long enough?
Protestations to the contrary....only time will tell. Words now just won't do it.
No to Kirk in the primary and no to Kirk in the general if he wins the primary.
Yes, as a matter of fact, I am doing everything I can to see that Hughes wins the primary.
And if The Collins Report thinks that Kirk is "the right candidate" then The Collins Report is full of s***!
what happened to Peter Schiff isn’t he in Connecticut?
GOP nets +10, the Lieberman crosses the aisle to give the pubbies control...