Skip to comments.G.O.P.’s Hopes to Take Senate Are Dimming
Posted on 10/13/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT by Kenny
WASHINGTON Next year was supposed to be a prime opportunity for Republicans to retake the Senate. And for a while, everything seemed to be breaking their way: a wave of Democratic retirements, a fluke in the electoral map that put a large number of races in states that President Obama lost, a strong farm team of conservative Senate hopefuls from the House.
Then the government shut down. Now, instead of sharpening their attacks on Democrats, Republicans on Capitol Hill are being forced to explain why they are not to blame and why Americans should trust them to govern both houses of Congress when the one they do run is in such disarray. Complicating the prospects, the grass-roots political force that has provided so much of the energy for conservative victories over the last four years the Tea Party is aggressively working against Republicans it considers not conservative enough.
As a result, many Republicans are openly worrying that the fallout from the fiscal battles paralyzing the capital will hit hardest not in the House, which seems safely in Republican hands thanks to carefully redrawn districts, but in the Senate. Republican infighting, they say, has given Democrats the cover they need to deflect blame and keep their majority.
The Tea Party benefits when the energy is focused on the Democratic Party and their agenda, said Brian Walsh, a Republican consultant and former strategist for the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Whats concerning is a select few groups trying to turn that fire inward on the Republican Party. And that is not helpful.
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Well, if the Times says it, it must be true. /s
As if the slimes and conventional wisdom are ever correct!?
They keep saying Palin is a has-been.
If there is any organization with more experience with “dimming” than the New York Slimes, I am at a loss to name it.
That's apparently why McConnell has been maintaining a low profile while apparently saturating the KY airwaves claimed to be to the right of Reagan.
It ain't over till it's over.
Not only defund 0bamaDontCare, pick one of two other 'Rat favorite programs for defunding.
Hey Brian, was that your effort in 12'? you know the one that many of us sent a great deal of money to give President Romney a Conservative Senate, cause if it was, in the words of Donald Trump, Your Fired. because it sucked and failed, and we are firing inward because those inward have been firing volleys at us since you tried to take out Palin in 08' and we have ****ing had it with you and your dang Party!
I feel better now...
The leftist toads were spewing this crap before the 2012 election also. It’s BS. As long as those who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living, the Senate will always be ruled by the DemocRATS and their commie lib RINO toadies.
The New York Times columnist is inferring here that the GOP needs to cave, and cave fast, if they want to improve their poll numbers. Yessirree, caving is just what will attract new voters top the GOP.
....send Linda Graham home....
Well, McConnell, McCain, and Graham sure ain’t helping the GOP brand.
It’s nice to know the NYT is concerned about the GOP’s electoral success.
The Tea Party is showing them the way to succeed, but they are either too stupid or too cowardly to listen.
Any republican who listens to the NYT advise isn’t a republican. They are a dem-lite and worthless as a bucket of warm spit. Go Tea Party and constitutional conservatives! Take back America!
Boy, they are really pouring on the propaganda.
Republicans angry with Tea party.
Senate republicans tell House to surrender.
Republicans in Chaos.
Republicans to lose Senate AGAIN.
Republicans to lose House.
Republicans to be in reeducation camps before end of
Obama’s third term...
The New York Slimes...also known as the Onion NY.
If the Slimes says it enough maybe, they hope, their dreams of Dhimmicrats holding the senate and gaining the house will come true.
Don’t believe their crap
Democrat concern troll is concerned...
The fact they’re writing such drivel is proof that they remain worried that Republicans could in fact take the Senate. Typical Liberal trick: try to create the end result before the action.
Hopefully you're not calling me a "dem-lite" & "bucket of warm spit". I'm just trying to share headlines from today for discussion.
As to who would fit that descripion, our GOPe looks like a perfect fit.
The NY Slimes — I wouldn’t buy it - to line a litter box, line a bird cage or wrap fish in it.
The Slimes - The gray old lady is senile!!
The issue is not the issue.
Whatever we’re doing we should stop and do it different, because the NYT says so ...
You forgot your "sarc" tag......didn't you????? Please say you did.....
Boy, they are really pouring on the propaganda.
Bingo. Deliberate agitprop placed above the fold on Page 1 by the presstitutes at the Times.
Actually, it's very helpful. It is exposing the enormity of the problem of establishment left-wing big government types within the GOP that want to aid this regime's agenda. That exposure and defeating them completely is the goal.
Not so fast there, Times. By 2014 election time, Obamacare will have even further pi**ed people off and quashed the economy. Them may be desperate to get the dems out.
IMO, in 2014, ZeroCare will sink the Dems in the House AND Senate. Despite repeated polls showing that ~70% of taxpayers DID NOT WANT ZeroCare, the politicians controlling each house (Pelousy and Read) bribed, cajoled and threatened their Dem members to pass the pig.
If I am correct, this rooster will come home to perch in the Dem seats in the mid-terms and the ‘Pubbies/Tea Partiers will control BOTH houses of our crappy Congress.
(It is debatable if this will be an improvement. The best we can hope for is that zero will be forced to deal with the people he openly despises during his last 2 years in office and maybe - God willing - hopefully, he will finally be impeached. I said hopefully!)
The Slimes do not want to see any TEA PARTY members in the Senate and house elected in 2014...
The Times would endorse a Marxist before a tea party candidate!!!
That could easily be the scenario for McConnell and Linda if they are not careful, but win their primaries.
Also should TEA Party candidates win the nomination, Juan, Cronyn et. al. could go scorched earth on the upset candidates (as they have tried to do in previous elections). It's going to be ugly, especially if Juan is out seeking retribution.
The GOPe should just suck it up and hold.
I dont’ think he was referring to you.....I think he was talking to the hypothetical republican who might believe the Times......
Wyoming will tell the tale.
If the GOP was losing, why is the story on the front page?
Awww, the old Gay Lady is worried about us, isn’t that nice?
You took the words right out my brain!
I see so many leftist talking heads on TV news shows expressing “CONCERN” over how the GOP is committing suicide by not giving in to the demoRats. And they never look happy saying that. Why? They should be smiling ear to ear!
EPA and Department of Education.
Can I add a few more?
That's a phrase coined by Democrats. What's an alleged "Republican" doing using it.
We are more than a year away from the next election. Did the Times predict 1994, 2002, or 2010 when we were only one day away? Why would we care what they think now?
The New York Times just tossing out more crap.
If they weren’t so scared we would never hear anything about he Tea party.,
Says the NY Times. Since they are among the worst sources of news and opinion, who cares?
lol. The only thing lower than their circulation is their credibility. There are always some people who subscribe for the comics, crossword puzzles, and ads - the only things of value in most newspapers these days.
The sad thing is that some of the critters in DC actually get demoralized away from holding firm because they believe the fake Twitters, polls, and propaganda machine. That is one reason those corrupt things continue, the other reason being that public perception is necessary in order for elections to be stolen. These propaganda props are necessary in order for the low-information folks to believe we still have electoral integrity.
McConnell and the National Republican Senatorial Committee failed to build a national ticket, and left each candidate to drift in the winds of their own states.
If Republicans fail to retake the Senate in 2014, it won't be because of Cruz or the Tea Party, it will be because of weak and invisible leadership. Given that McConnell is in a primary fight of his own, don't expect him to be the braintrust behind a national "retake the Senate" movement.
If McConnell loses his primary race, expect him to behave like all of his colleagues before him. Expect McConnell to refuse to endorse the winner, and refuse to support what it will take to retake the Senate.
Dept of Agriculture (they don't grow anything) Dept of Commerce (businesses will sell abroad on their own) Dept of Labor (how does that help grow economy?) All of these departments spend 100's of Billion dollars every year!