Knock it off!!
Obama won…fact…. but, only 50.4% to 48%, which is not a mandate. Looking forward to 2014 and working to win the Senate is our goal. We start now; Via Clarice Feldman at American Thinker
Here’s the breakdown:
– 20 Democrats will be up for reelection, compared to 13 Republicans.
– 12 of those 20 Democrats come from either red states (six) or swing states (six).
– Only one of the 13 Republicans comes from a state that isn’t red, and that’s Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), whose seat is basically safe unless she retires.
Top GOP targets are likely to include Democratic Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Tim Johnson (S.D.), Mark Udall (Colo.), Al Franken (Minn.), Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) and Kay Hagan (N.C.). Five of the nine are first-term senators, and Republicans have already got a strong potential candidate against Johnson, with former governor Mike Rounds launching an exploratory committee last week.)
Republicans could also have a chance at winning the seats of Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), particularly if either of them (both are in their 70s) retire. And Virginia could also be a target under the right circumstances, but right now Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) is very popular.
On the Democratic side, besides Collins’s seat, about the only apparent target is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and even he will start as a significant favorite to win reelection.
If the Republicans take back the Senate in 2014, the significant damage Obama can inflict in a second term is substantially diminished.
Feel better? I know I do. Remember this as well, there are 30 Republican Governors. Those are the ones we need to support to get voter ID enacted. Minorities are not disenfranchised by voter ID. Most have driver’s license or state ID with their picture on it. Even the high school kids of voting age (yes, there are some) have an ID with their picture on it through the school system. Voter ID laws would go a long way to keep both parties honest and to end fraud if proof of citizenship was used as a metric for ID.
What can’t go on forever won’t….we here that comment a lot now. America has again kicked the can of sloth and greed down the road. The “takers” are quickly outnumbering the “makers” and as a result America is becoming dormant. When MO asks “what kind of America do we want to be?”, the answer is clearly not the one she envisions. The ethics of Obama policies stink.
Even some Democrat supporters refer to the ‘Latin American’ way in which politics is now done in this country. Large groups of voters are bought by bribes, and are bribed by a President who poses as morally superior and who uses public money to buy off his clientele…….[snip]
At some stage a serious deficit reduction plan will have to be agreed, or America will head the same way as the eurozone. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, is the architect of such a plan. However, the public just weren’t ready for that last week.
So, the left may have won the skirmish, they have not won the right to declare victory…yet. What has happened to the business sector since Obama’s re-election validates our point of view. Those who have worked to build a business have made the decision to cut back, issue pink slips, re-organize and down scale. If that was a win for the left what would they call a failure? Let them gloat and hurrah, we have bigger things to do than feel depressed or get whiny. We have some Senators to elect.
- Senate, House Dems face tough election fundamentals in 2014 (thehill.com)
- N.C. Dems banished to back bench but warming up for 2014 (newsobserver.com)