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Jay Carney says it will not be a good year for Democrats in the election

September 14, 2014

 Jay Carney appeared on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ this morning and he reiterated what seems to be the prevailing logic of political prognosticators at this time–the 2014 midterm elections are not going to go well for the Democrats.

  Here is part of what he had to say:

It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Carney said. “The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party. You couple that with the fact so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president, double-digits in most cases, and there’s no outcome in November that anybody could say would be great for Democrats except for barely holding onto the Senate

  Historically he is correct and this should be a bad year for Democratic incumbents, and normally I would agree with his assessment, however he fails to take into consideration the ineptitude of the Republicans in the Congress, or the fact they are bereft of any real leadership.

  He also fails to consider the fact that what little leadership the establishment Republicans in Washington do have is more focused on defeating the conservative faction of the party than in stopping the President from implementing his agenda. They put on a good show but that is all it is. Need I mention the Hegelian Dialectic once again…

  I predict the Republicans will keep control of the House but will fall short of gaining control of the Senate so nothing will change. But even if the Republicans do not shoot themselves in the foot once again and do manage to take the Senate we will still have two things to consider.

  First; the lame duck Congress. With nothing left to lose they will quickly try to move to pass Barack Obama’s agenda before they leave office and there will basically be nothing we can do to stop them. And second; we have already seen that Barack Obama is more than willing to move around the Congress to implement his agenda through Executive Orders and bureaucratic regulations. Why would we expect it to be any different once the American people have spoken?

  What difference, at this point, does it make? The American people had the chance to stop Barack Obama in 2012 but instead he was reelected and now we are all about to reap what we have sown. The rest is all just political theater designed to make us feel as if we have a choice in the matter…

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 14, 2014 7:30 pm

    Agreed Steve. The R ‘s are perennially on self destruct. Couple that with the MSM straining to unleash the dogs of war on the right at the optimum moment. Lastly a majority of the country is either unaware of or disinterested in what this administration and its party has done to and plans to do to what remains of the country and the freedoms we once knew. As in 2012 the odds are in the democrats favor.

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    • September 14, 2014 7:32 pm

      Sadly you are correct!

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    • Bruce permalink
      September 14, 2014 7:44 pm

      Peter, I came here to make those exact points, but you said it well. The Dems should pray (for those who do) that the the Republicans win this year. With 2 years to hammer the right, and for the right to screw up as they will, the Dems will have 4 more years in the white house.

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      • September 14, 2014 8:01 pm

        Probably eight more followed by another eight more for Chelsea.

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      • September 15, 2014 5:50 am

        I didn’t even think of that Bruce, but you might be right. If the Dems lose in November it could be better for them in the long run.

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  2. September 14, 2014 9:43 pm

    Great comments! The Goppers woildn’t know what to do if they controlled the Senate. They’d get blamed for all the diaster of 8 yrs of Obama. Elizibeth “Crazy Horse” Warren will be ready to pick up the pieces and throw them over the cliff.

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    • September 15, 2014 5:53 am

      Yeah, even if they do win in November they will find a way to screw it all up. Lizzy will then step in. She has a massive following after such a short time in the Senate and she really hasn’t done anything. Sound familiar…

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  3. September 15, 2014 10:59 am

    “First; the lame duck Congress. With nothing left to lose they will quickly try to move to pass Barack Obama’s agenda before they leave office and there will basically be nothing we can do to stop them.”

    “The American people had the chance to stop Barack Obama in 2012 but instead he was reelected . . . .”

    I’m a little more optimistic. The other side of the coin is that the Democrats had the chance to pass all of their agenda when they held the presidency and both houses of Congress 2009-2010, but they didn’t—they barely managed to pass Obamacare. While on paper there may be almost “nothing we can do to stop them” during the lame-duck session, I think in practice a combination of deflated morale and other factors will restrain them to some extent.

    Meanwhile if anyone is thinking about donating to someone, the word I heard is that Scott Walker could really use our help. No need to feel ambivalent about helping send pro-establishment or anti-establishment Republicans to Washington, Walker stands for actual reforms at the state level, which I suppose is why the other side is spending so much to defeat him.

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    • September 15, 2014 7:08 pm

      I wish I could share your optimism and perhaps I am just trying to tamper my expectations so I am not let down again but you do make some great points and I hope that you are right. I still fear Obama using the EO to relegate the Congress into obscurity even if the Republicans do win.

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