Skip to comments.Mood turns somber for Democrats in 2014 contest for Senate control
Posted on 07/21/2013 1:34:24 PM PDT by SMGFan
President Obama talked earlier this year of a Democratic takeover of the House, but instead his party is now in danger of losing the Senate. The latest blow to their hopes of keeping the upper chamber came from former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D),who opted out of a race to replace retiring Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
That party seems likely to lose seats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia, where it cannot find find strong candidates.
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That’s a damn shame.
Wasn’t the GOP going to take the Senate in 2012?
How in the world is Landrieu going to keep her seat in Louisiana?
A sad day for the democrats is a good day for America.
Can’t happen fast enough
FU Barack Hissein Obamao
What’s the worst that could happen for the Democrats?
They lose the Majority and John McCain turns enough Republicans on every issue, that they still win every vote.
John McCain is their +1 to every party.
Sadly he generally has +5 in his pocket too.
D@mn Skippy, they are! Americans have had E-NUFF!
Off year election. The democrats will not be able to motivate their base of ne’re-do-wells, to put down to their crack and hash pipes long enough to vote.
Question is: Will the republicans normally more motivated base vote for such a back-stabbing and pusillanimous group as the current crop Republican candidates? That is the question.
The Democrat party will have their community organizers out on big graveyard voter registration drives this year.
A Republican victory doesn’t necessarily mean “good for America”. I am no longer a Republican, I am a conservative. Depending on the state in which I live that sometimes makes me an Independent. So be it.
Hopefully, the democrat senators will keep pushing gun control. amnesty, obamacare is great and tax increases...
Yeah and then the RNC and GOPe decided to give us Romney.
Suppressed the vote and issued away what was a mathmatical certainty
I am afraid you are right.
There are enough rinos in the Senate to prevent the good republicans from doing anything meaningful.
A) She will get her voters out - twice, in some cases.
B) The GOP will nominate a rape/birth control expert.
In today’s vernacular, it’s eNuff!
Pretty much. With the Tea Party all but dead, I don’t see why they’re worried. An incumbent RAT should stand a good chance against a RINO challenger in any but the reddest of states. After all, just look at how great things are going...
Whatever. There are 10,000 more news cycles to be managed by the Mob Media.
I'd like to see Harry Reid and his mafia bosses drive them right over a cliff with Harry at the wheel, but it looks like it's time to call in the Company Heads that make electronic voting machines and give them an offer they can't refuse.
Naw. They are up against RINO republicans. They always find a way to screw up a sure thing and LOSE!! Their candidates are the likes of McIdiot, McRomney, and further such idiots. Naw, I doubt they can win the senate. The Muslin Brotherhood has a better chance of winning the senate than the RINOs.
Only the wishful thinkers on our side were saying that (including me). In contrast I think Nate Silver has said the Senate is looking pretty good for the pubbies in 2014.
And do we expect any changes???
True, spoke too soon.
Well said. Along the same lines, what’s the sense in republicans being in charge if they’re going to cave to the effects of brow-beating the press and round-the-clock protests will have on them?
Nope. There was zero chance in 2012 for Senate control. Anyone who thought so wasn’t paying attention.
“A sad day for the democrats is a good day for America.”
Not if the morons that replace them are liberal Republicans or Wack Job Big L Libertarians.
We need Dems to be replaced by balanced (Social/Fiscal/National Defense) conservative Republicans. It is getting downright impossible to find these.
If loosing a few seats turns them somber now, just imagine when the rule of Law is returned to the land and they get to line up in Court for their Treason and Theft trials.
I bet it well be a REAL Somber day then.
I don’t buy it, I have the sinking feeling that the GOP will do something to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!
I have very low expectations these days...I'll settle for the Republicans preventing the Democrats from doing anything meaningful. I like the idea of a "do-nothing" Congress.
The dems can’t lose.
They’ve got the press, the IRS, the Justice Dept., DHS, and the NSA (along with google, facebook) on their side.
They will be able to drill into every challenger to a Democrat and get a full taxpayer-funded opposition research dossier on them.
There will be “dead drops” to the press at critical times, certainly the weekend before the election.
Even IF that fails they will get legions of illegal immigrants to the polls to vote
If they get caught, they’ll have a pardon waiting for them at the end of Obamas term.
No, they aren’t somber. I don’t believe it.
Don’t tempt fate. Cast votes.
With the MSM heralded “Obama recovery” and the huge success of Obamacare, wouldn’t any Dem be pretty much a slam dunk in 014?
Yep. And make no mistake, they'll once again find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Draft Jindal to run. Not presidential material, but would make a fine substitute for the Landfill.
And 2010 too
Just plain mean?
Payback is a b*tch.
Just in time for the Republicans in the Senate to complexly acquiesce.
We need to volunteer in the polls (I have for years) and make sure our candidates don't slip up even once. A "57 states" comment from a leftist is no big deal, but a " If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" comment will be nationwide news forever. We need to remember that the media are shockingly biased and prepare for that - Republicans cannot go off message, ever. We also need to get active in our primaries so that instead of sending RINOs to DC we will actually send conservatives.
I've always felt the former was just that: talk, and nothing more. The House never seemed that likely to be taken back by Pelosi and Co.
The Senate, though...I dunno. GOP gains are almost a certainty, but a majority still seems like the outside chance. I do hope for two things when it comes to the Senate: we get as many conservatives nominated as is possible; and that primary voters vet those candidates better than they did with Angle, Aikin, or Mourdock. We've seen some golden opportunities slip away in the Senate the past few years. I truly believe we don't have to settle for RINO's, but we can't continue to select people who self-destruct or just aren't up to snuff when it comes to winning an election in the first place.
Yep, I hear ya...
How in the world is Landrieu going to keep her seat in Louisiana?
Landrieu is getting some attention from the LA GOP but will it be enough to defeat her.
“Forty-eight percent of the people in our state are registered Democrats,” she says.
“Twenty-four percent are registered Independent. So, the vast majority of people are for
practical politics, compromise, moving our country forward and supporting the middle class.”
“We recognize that we have quite a challenge next year in defeating Senator Landrieu, and it’s
going to take all hands on deck,” says GOP Executive Director Jason Dore.
The state GOP’s ‘Red to the Roots’ 100-city tour will begin in August.
It’s goal, says Dore, is to determine potential supporters and activists, establish precinct
captains and lay the groundwork for 2014.....
U.S. Representative Bill Cassidy of Baton Rouge and political newcomer Rob Mannes
of Madisonville are Landrieu’s two republican challengers so far. Cassidy is considered
by many to be her strongest challenger.
I will be standing in line for the gallows... only suitable punishment for these traitors.
Thanks. Can you imagine a Boehner House and a McConnel Senate?
Both parties are totally stupid when it comes to politics.
That is why the Dems are going to dump Obamacare by the end of January next year.
Bet on it. The ground work is already being laid:
1. Delays in parts of the law.
2. Harry Reid complaining about the funding levels.
3. Continuing lawsuits by religious organizations.
4. AFL-CIO letter.
5. Obama campaigning for it.
It’s easy ...the MSM baits them with a question about woman’s sexuality they lunge at it with the discipline of a Labrador puppy...game over.
Is that worse than Pelosi and Reid controlling the House and Senate?
With a president like McCain, yes.
He would have not opposition, and his own ‘sniff testers’ with their noses in the wrong place to be effective.
It could be a disaster.
Imagine Medicare Part D to the X.
And the IRS will continue giving conservative rectal exams while also releasing past personal tax filings of R’s. ONLY after they have tapped their phones and infiltrated their computers, of course.
Same rules as the presidential election will be brought to the state level.
No. I hope there’s a mutiny in both chambers.