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Predicting the Future of the Senate

National Journal has Charlie Cook predicting still more Doom for Senate Democrats in 2012 and 2014. (video here)

Going strictly by the numbers provides a dismal outlook for Senate Democrats…

While the outcome in the Senate is hardly a foregone conclusion, the odds are stacked against Democrats. Republicans need to pick up four seats to take the majority. Having picked up six seats in 2006, Democrats have 23 seats at risk in 2012, compared to only 10 for the GOP.

The article contained a couple tidbits I found particularly interesting. Like this one…

History is a good omen for President Obama. Over the past 100 years, President Carter is the only president who took the job over from the opposing party and lost reelection.

Hmmm, with Obama’s Presidency being commonly touted as the second coming of Jimmah, that doesn’t strike me as a good omen.

Then there was this one, near the end of the article…

The 2014 picture is almost as bad for Democrats. They will have 20 seats up compared to just 13 for the GOP. Basically, if the GOP doesn’t pick up the Senate in 2012 or 2014, they might as well shut the headquarters down and start a new party. (emphasis mine)

I guess Charlie Cook doesn’t know that particular operation is already well under way. And that spells DOOM for more than just the Democrats.

nessa
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    • Let the Donks worry about their jobs and their power to fundamentally to change this great country. Heaven knows a good many of us are worried about the future of grandkids. That’s pretty good motivation for our side.

  1. Ha, that’s interesting. I thought I heard somewhere that Charlie Cook was a left leaning prognosticator. It is my fondest wish that the Republicans pick up enough seats for a super majority in the Senate, and the House in 2012, just in case the bags of found ballots are being completed as we speak.

    • Let the Donks worry about their jobs and their power to fundamentally to change this great country. Heaven knows a good many of us are worried about the future of grandkids. That’s pretty good motivation for our side.

  1. Ha, that’s interesting. I thought I heard somewhere that Charlie Cook was a left leaning prognosticator. It is my fondest wish that the Republicans pick up enough seats for a super majority in the Senate, and the House in 2012, just in case the bags of found ballots are being completed as we speak.

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