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Politico: Democrats Ceding House To Save Senate!

From the Politico:

Democrats: Cede the House to save the Senate

By ALEX ISENSTADT | 1/29/14

With Democrats’ grasp on the Senate increasingly tenuous — and the House all but beyond reach — some top party donors and strategists are moving to do something in the midterm election as painful as it is coldblooded: Admit the House can’t be won and go all in to save the Senate.

Their calculation is uncomplicated. With only so much money to go around in an election year that is tilting the GOP’s way, Democrats need to concentrate resources on preserving the chamber they have now. Losing the Senate, they know, could doom whatever hopes Barack Obama has of salvaging the final years of his presidency.

The triage idea is taking hold in phone conversations among donors and in strategy sessions between party operatives. Even some of the people who have invested the most to get House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi back into the speaker’s chair are moving in that direction…

Wow.

It’s a delicate decision for Democrats and one they are not taking lightly. None of them wants to surrender the House to Republicans for another two years, leaving Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and a rowdy band of tea party lawmakers in charge. Ceding ground to Republicans this year would make it that much harder for the party to win back the House in 2016, which could be a more favorable year for Democrats.

But with their party weighted down by an unpopular president and his even more unpopular health care law, many Democrats are worried about the election. And their anxiety is most pronounced about the Senate…

When was the last time you saw so many admissions about the Democrats from their minions at the Politico?

One handicapper recently characterized the battle for that chamber — Republicans need to net six seats to win control — as a “coin flip.” Making up their 17-seat deficit in the House, on the other hand, looks like a nonstarter for Democrats; it would not be surprising, some pundits say, for Republicans to expand their House majority..

The hell you say! And they still haven’t ‘rebranded’ themselves. They still haven’t reached out to the Hispanics or to women or ‘the young.’ Go figure.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, January 30th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Politico: Democrats Ceding House To Save Senate!”

  1. Headline mixed up. That was supposed to read Republicans Ceding House to Save Both Houses For Democrats

  2. Right of the People

    I’d love to see them take the Senate and grow a pair and impeach Barry the Bungler. I can dream, can’t I?

    Impeach hell, I’d like to see him, Bite Me Joe Biden and the who passel of them thrown in jail.

  3. Petronius

    Not to worry.

    The Republicans will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by going all in on amnesty and immigration.

    • captstubby

      ” Republicans… would be wise to study the 1972 high-energy campaign of insurgent Democrat George McGovern, with its liberal true-believers brandishing their own demands and non-negotiable agenda.”
      MARK SHIELDS
      CREATORS.COM

      “After McGovern’s defeat, campaign director Frank Mankiewicz — avoiding the word “blackmail” — told historian Theodore White: “We were always subject to this pressure from the” Cause” people.,we reacted to every threat from women, or militants, or college groups. If I had it do over again, I’d learn when to tell them to go to hell.”
      The Making of the President 1972
      Theodore White




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