2014 MIDTERM ELECTIONS APPEAR TO BE A DONE DEAL …
By FITSNEWS || The midterm elections are over before they begin … or so say the pundits. According to the Washington Post’s Election Lab, there’s a 96 percent chance the U.S. Senate will switch from Democratic to “Republican” control. According to the FiveThirtyEight model, the GOP has a 74 percent chance while according to The New York Times’ models it’s 70 percent.
Wow … that’s the definition of a “done deal,” people.
The only question is when … will “Republicans” pick up the six seats they need on election night? Or will they
Among the twelve “contested” races, the GOP is likely to win in Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia – while Democrats appear poised to hang on in New Hampshire and North Carolina. Four states are up for grabs – Alaska, Georgia, Iowa and Kansas – while Louisiana appears headed toward a runoff election that Democrats would likely lose on December 6.
Remember in 2012 how Mitt Romney needed every single swing state to go his way?
That’s basically the scenario for Democrats this year … meaning multiple miracles must be performed in multiple states if they wish to maintain control of the “world’s greatest (cough) deliberative body.”
If those miracles don’t materialize, the GOP would enter 2015 with control of the entire U.S. Congress for the first time since 2006 – when Democrats wrestled it away from them as a result of “Republican” scandals, overspending and excessive interventionism abroad (most notably the Iraq war).
Yeah … the more things change, right?
Has the GOP learned its lesson? Um … no. Not even a little bit. In fact just hours before the polls are set to open, liberal “Republican” Lindsey Graham is already vowing additional tax hikes like the ones approved for 2013 by a Democratic Senate and a “Republican” House.
Mark the date and time, people. The “Republican” majority signaled its intention to maintain the high-tax, big spending status quo in Washington, D.C. before the first votes were even counted.