Skip to comments.As November disaster looms, Dems forming circular firing squad
Posted on 04/01/2014 7:37:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
As the old saying goes, Success has a thousand fathers and failure is an orphan. So Democrats are scrambling to make sure that their backs are protected when Demageddon happens. Against this dynamic, a variety of issues are being contested. Two analysts today lay out the fault lines. Michael Barone:
One choice was to not bring forward immigration legislation that would provide a path to legalization for immigrants in the country unlawfully. This was a top priority for the Hispanic Caucus, but Obama and Democratic congressional leaders chose not to advance an issue that would cost them the support of some Democrats and require Republican votes.
During the 2012 campaign, this caused Obama few problems, except for some pointed questions in a Univision interview. But the president's job approval among Hispanics plummeted 23 points in 2013, according to Gallup -- more than any other demographic group.
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Obama’s approval stuck below 50 percent...”
More like 25 percent.
Despite the President's claims, Obamacare has turned into a gigantic problem with not enough signees, a lot of web site problems, causing too many people to lose their old insurance plans, and hurting hiring of workers.
A handful of Democrats in congress had a chance to stop this thing years ago but they cowered out and now look at the mess they’re in today.
I think Obammy care is the straw that broke the camel’s back-——The scales were lifted from a lot of people’s eyes when he foisted this on the American people.
I can't believe the media is stuck on 6 or 7 million. Obamacare was supposed to get health insurance for 48 million uninsured. Now the administration is taking a bow for causing 6 million policies to be cancelled, followed by 6 million who "enrolled" - some of which didn't buy a policy, others merely signed up to expanded Medicaid.
This was a complete disaster. Why doesn't somebody bring up the selling point(s) made back in 2009-2010 that we needed to get health insurance for the 48 million uninsured people?
We should not get too confident for these reasons....
Even if we succeed in taking back the Senate this year, in 2016 it is our time to mathematically be the “losing” team due to the Dems having fewer seats up for grabs.
And as we all know from experience, when one party controls both houses, it is easy for the other party to take it back in the following election. Usually two-house control does not last long.
It almost would be better politically to not get the Senate back this year but in 2016.
What can we do with it legislatively anyway? NOTHING without the presidency.
What we COULD do, and it is big, is at least keep his agenda from making any progress outside of his regulatory authority.
And....hopefully keep any SCOTUS retirements from being replaced with raging libs. But, we won’t get an actual conservative until we have the presidency.
GOP has more practice with circular firing squads.
AND, we get more media coverage of our fratricide.
But the president’s job approval among Hispanics plummeted 23 points in 2013, according to Gallup — more than any other demographic group.
As November disaster looms, Dems forming circular firing squad and Republicans prepare to roll over and goven like Democrats ...
Care to enlighten us with respect to what it appears your own "experience" has forgotten about the election of 2006?
That will be near impossible with the new rules in the Senate (yes, I know they said it wouldn't apply to SCOTUS appointments, but since when are they trustworthy?) and a Dem majority.
I am a conservative and I am not so sure that November will be the RAT debacle that is being predicted. The main reason is that, my opinion, a huge swath of the GOP base now has a ‘show me’ attitude and simply won’t leave home unless there is a really good candidate and a really good reason to vote for them. We have been fooled by RINOs too many times.
By making the election about themselves rather than America, such folk will get a second Obama elected
I’ve given up on wisdom.
thinking more about us. Whenever we get the Senate, we lose it shortly after.
In recent memory (R)'s held the Senate from 1981 -1987 and from 1995 - 2007 (shared power 2001 - 2003 when Jeffords went independent).
You don't know what you are talking about, but you are so sure you want to lose the opportunity to take the Senate in 2014.
You're a LOSER or maybe just another DU plant.