Skip to comments.McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats this fall
Posted on 02/18/2018 1:41:19 PM PST by Kaslin
A new interview with Mitch McConnell this week showed the first cracks in the wall of his optimism about the midterms. While not going down a path of gloom and doom, he no longer sounds positive of breaking a long-standing trend of the party in power losing ground in such scenarios. He’s not coming out and saying the GOP’s majorities in both chambers are toast, but he seems to think they’ll be losing seats. (The Hill)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that he expects to see GOP majorities in the House and Senate shrink in November as a result of the 2018 midterms.
The top Republican in the Senate told The New York Times that “the odds are” his party will face net losses in both chambers of Congress this year, the first time McConnell has made such an admission publicly.
The odds are that we will lose seats in the House and the Senate, McConnell said.
History tells you that, the fired-up nature of the political left tells you that. We go into this cleareyed that this is going to be quite a challenging election,” he added.
McConnell looks like he’s zigging when everyone else zags. It seemed like everyone was predicting that the Democrats would at least take the Senate back before Christmas, but Mitch was all sunshine and roses. Now that Trump’s numbers have begun to creep back up and some GOP strategists have a bit more spring in their step, McConnell is lowering expectations.
The biggest question is the Senate, of course, and you’d expect the Majority Leader to be more in tune with that. But how many seats are going to flip and which way will they go? The Democrats need at least a net pickup of two now that the Alabama mess is settled. Granted, we’re probably going to lose Nevada because Dean Heller is in a deep hole right now, being attacked from both sides. The #RESIST movement there is strong and Hillary carried the state easily. It looked like we were going to lose Arizona with Flake’s retirement, but if the primary electorate there can settle down and nominate Martha McSally, we could be in good shape. (Nominating Joe Arpaio, on the other hand, would likely turn into Roy Moore Phase Two.)
But let’s say the Dems take Arizona. There’s your flip, right? Not so fast. That means they still have to hang on to all of the more than two dozen of their own they’re defending. And those include:
Granted, they’ll probably keep some of them. But all of them? Particularly looking at McCaskill, Donnelly and Manchin, I’m thinking it’s going to have to be a tsunami and not just a “wave” to go three for three there. As usual, we should remind ourselves that it’s still ridiculously early in the year to pretend that anything is set in stone, and one turn of the news cycle can change any number of things. But as it stands right now, particularly if Trump can somehow keep his nose above water in the mid-forties, it looks like the Democrats have a massive amount of work ahead of them. All the GOP really needs to do at this point is avoid being stupid.
Okay… I didn’t say was a sure thing.
The “TOOL” box is open.
Mitch the Bitch has been bought by the Globalists
McConnell wants to lose the House, so he can get back to Stealing for his Masters.
This guy really really really needs to go. Get him out of the Majority leadership chair at once!
* Allow Congress to flip back to the Democrats
* Impeach and convict PDJT
* Return to business as usual
Churchill: We shall never surrender.
McConnel: Odds are were going to lose.
Cory Gardner is working hard to make sure the GOP loses seats.
The President’s party usually loses seats in the midterm. I haven’t heard many people says Democrats would win back the Senate, just because it’s such an unfavorable year for them.
The Democrats will walk across broken glass to vote this fall. I don’t get that feeling from most of the Republicans. I get the feeling, in fact, that a lot of folks are more interested in dissing the GOP than getting people out to vote.
McConnel is truly pathetic.
There is nothing more spineless on the face of the planet than the average GOP Senator.
So according to the story, McConnell said:
The odds are that we will lose seats, history tells you that.”
And the story editor puts up a headline that says:
“McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats.”
They will not impeach. Both parties want nothing to do with that.
There is not going to be an election this fall.
Yep, and I could add a whole lot more adjectives to that one.
$h!tforbrains Post Turtle
Maybe you Repubs should try doing something about DACA and border security? Give people a reason to vote for you.
The only GOP Senator worth keeping that is up is Cruz.
We have the opportunity for pickups in WV, MO, MI and other states if the NRSC does not kneecap the GOP candidates like they have repeatedly in the past when their Bush League candidate lost the primary.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.