Chris Matthews: Let’s face it, Democrats are going to lose the Senate

posted at 3:21 pm on March 13, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Corner, an atypically clear-eyed assessment of the national landscape or a mindless overreaction to the GOP’s big win in FL-13 earlier this week? Could be that this is just standard partisan alarm-sounding after a supposed bellwether: Just as Karl Rove’s warning Republicans not to get cocky and assume that ObamaCare alone will deliver the Senate on a silver platter, Matthews wants Dems to fear the reaper and go on offense over the minimum wage, voting rights, etc. Both are motivational tactics. Maybe we can settle this by turning to a dispassionate election observer, RCP’s Sean Trende, who’s been modeling this fall’s Senate elections based on Obama’s job approval and who thinks the GOP is overstating how important Jolly’s win over Sink in FL-13 was.

Trende’s verdict: Yep, sure looks like the Senate is going, going, gone.

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Republicans need six seats to claim a majority. Obama hasn’t seen an approval rating north of 45 percent in RCP’s average since early August of last year, before the Syria “red line” fiasco and the the Healthcare.gov meltdown. You do the math. Trende himself now gives Republicans somewhere in the ballpark of an 80-85 percent chance of capturing the seats they need to get to 51. Matthews isn’t out on a limb here.

But that doesn’t answer Rove’s strategic question. If ObamaCare is an advantage but not a decisive advantage for the GOP, what other issues should the party emphasize? Here’s a clue from a new poll of Louisiana, where Mary Landrieu is rocking a 42/52 approval rating.

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Of course, Obama might take that issue out of Republicans’ hands by approving the pipeline before November, but don’t underestimate the ability of especially dumb liberals to tie his hands on it. There may not be enough of them willing to turn out to stop the GOP this fall, but there are certainly enough of them to make Obama’s life difficult if he tacks too far towards the center to better position the party for the midterms. Thank heaven for small favors.

Exit question via WaPo: Democrats keep saying they want to “fix” ObamaCare. “Fix” it how, exactly? What does that mean, beyond the standard blather of extending the enrollment deadline for another month or waiving the mandate penalty that’s already effectively been waived? It’s a meaningless soundbite designed to appease angry voters by suggesting that they’re kinda sorta angry too. Let’s hear some specifics.


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Morrissey!

Ed, that is …

PolAgnostic on March 13, 2014 at 3:21 PM

TDMD

PolAgnostic on March 13, 2014 at 3:22 PM

If the GOP takes the senate but the same leadership is in there with McConnell, Graham, etc. then the democrats really didn’t lose the senate.

The new excuses will just be “We can’t risk the White House in 2016″ or “We can’t risk are new majorties” when it comes to refusing to cut spending or reduce government.

tcufrog on March 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

♫ He’s lost that tingling feeling,

and it’s gone, gone, gone,

whoa-oh-o-oh-oh-oh-oooooh.♫

viking01 on March 13, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Maybe we can settle this by turning to a dispassionate election observer, RCP’s Sean Trende, who’s been modeling this fall’s Senate elections based on Obama’s job approval and who thinks the GOP is overstating how important Jolly’s win over Sink in FL-13 was.


You left out all the GOOD parts of the column …

… where Sean explained ALL the modifications he had made to his model after LEFTIST criticisms.

Then there all the things Sean conveniently overlooked (i.e. precinct level detail showing Sink WAY underperforming against historical standards) to get him in alignment with the Kneepad Media narrative:

“This is NOT a referendum on Obamacare!”

So, yeah … sure … Sean Trende is just as dispassionate and objective as Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

PolAgnostic on March 13, 2014 at 3:29 PM

AP, you think this gives credibility to LIB?

Axe on March 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM

The American people know that Obama-democrat Care was a completely self inflicted wound on our society from the democrat party.

Nationalize every single race. Tell the voters that no matter what a lying democrat says they will vote with Nanzi, Hairy, and Obama when they get to WDC.

jukin3 on March 13, 2014 at 3:30 PM

I think they do these things to make donors feel sorry for them and generate more money for the party.

crankyoldlady on March 13, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Fifty one GOP senators doesn’t solve the problem. In fact it makes the problem worse when the democrats ramp up the propaganda. Congress will still be effectively gridlocked. The democrats will continue to browbeat the GOP leadership. The news media will do the same. The GOP will continue to be blamed for everything.

That doesn’t even take into consideration that the GOP leadership doesn’t know what to do with majority control of the Senate, doesn’t know how to defend itself, or how to defend conservative ideology or policy.

It could actually work to the democrats advantage if they can convince a few republicans that their best strategy is ‘bipartisan compromise’.

Joseph OHenry on March 13, 2014 at 3:33 PM

But that doesn’t answer Rove’s strategic question. If ObamaCare is an advantage but not a decisive advantage for the GOP, what other issues should the party emphasize?

Well, the pro-amnesty Rove avoided how the amnesty issue played out in this election. Can’t have GOP candidates taking the same position Jolly did. The big GOP donors and the Chamber of Commerce need cheap hotel maids and groundskeepers.

Wethal on March 13, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Timba, with his sails unfurled!!!

Eric in Hollywood on March 13, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Timba, with his sails unfurled!!!

Eric in Hollywood on March 13, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Scratch that…

Make it, “Darmok, when the walls fell…”

Still learning the newspeak.

Eric in Hollywood on March 13, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Exit question via WaPo: Democrats keep saying they want to “fix” ObamaCare. “Fix” it how, exactly?

They’ve never said. It just ‘sounds good.’ Sort of like ‘Yeah, we know that Obamacare hasn’t worked as well as we promised, but we will ‘tweak’ it even though we won’t go into any specifics.’

Obama does this, too. He is constantly complaining that Republicans in Congress won’t work with him to make Obamacare better, but has he proposed a single, solitary bill to make any changes? Nope. Zip. Zilch. Nada. On the contrary, he has unilaterally and without legal authorisation changed the his signature law more than 30 times and threatened to veto any legislation that would either improve the law or grant him the authority to make the changes through the Executive Branch.

Resist We Much on March 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM

IOW, Obama’s going to need to stock up on pens, and keep his phone nearby.

Ward Cleaver on March 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

May it be so.

I bet the impeachment bells are ringing in Tingle’s ears…he doesn’t realize that none of that would happen.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Make it, “Darmok, when the walls fell…”

Still learning the newspeak.

Eric in Hollywood on March 13, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Skaka.

–But I’ll deny this post until the end of time. :)

Axe on March 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM

The thing we should be worried about now is what the Republican establishment does with majorities in both chambers.

InterestedObserver on March 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM

First Chrissy story after the GOP takes the Senate:

“GOP has no plans to curb spending; reduce $20T debt”

BobMbx on March 13, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Considering the current Senate Majority Leader’s fascination with the Koch Brothers, is this any surprise?

Harry Reid blames Ukraine standoff on Koch Bros. Well, them and Emmanuel Goldstein.

Teh ‘Toopid is so mind-numbingly strong with this one and, hopefully, the b@stard will be Minority Leader, if not 6 feet under, very soon.

Resist We Much on March 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Sounds like squealy Matthews is making this prediction as a hopeful reverse-jinx that will keep it from actually coming true.

And when is he finally going to retire? Politicians go on forever–but newscasters?

MisterElephant on March 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Make it, “Darmok, when the walls fell…”

Still learning the newspeak.

Eric in Hollywood on March 13, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Barack on the water…his eyes closed

BobMbx on March 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

If for no other reason than our marveling at the sh*tshow that will be MSNBC on election night, the Democrats need to lose the Senate.

Entertainment demands nothing less.

Good Lt on March 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM

The new excuses will just be “We can’t risk the White House in 2016″ or “We can’t risk are new majorties” when it comes to refusing to cut spending or reduce government.

tcufrog on March 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Mitch McConnell 2013: You can’t get anything done with only the House.

Mitch McConnell 2015: You can’t get anything done with less than 60 votes in the Senate.

Occams Stubble on March 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM

You know, the thought of a Republican majority in the Senate just doesn’t enthuse me up like it used to.

Midas on March 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Oh, and the technical issues of the website seem (from here) to have been corrected, by the way.

Midas on March 13, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Poll: Vladimir Putin is stronger than President Obama

A YouGov/Economist survey of 1,000 adults interviewed March 8-10 found that 78 percent view Putin as somewhat to very strong leader. Just 45 percent see Obama the same way. Worse, more Americans, 55 percent, view Obama as a weak leader.

How utterly embarrassing.

Resist We Much on March 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM

It would be a lot nicer to move that number from only 51 to 54 or more. This would eliminate the “squishy” blue state Repubs.

Rovin on March 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM

The thing we should be worried about now is what the Republican establishment does with majorities in both chambers.

InterestedObserver on March 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM

I’ve got $100 that says it’s amnesty.

Midas on March 13, 2014 at 3:48 PM

an atypically clear-eyed assessment of the national landscape or a mindless overreaction to the GOP’s big win in FL-13 earlier this week?

NRO guy is right. Matthews is trying to instill fear into progs as to how bad this could be.

The problem, and I don’t this is going to be acknowledged until afterwards, is the buyer’s remorse from ’12. Just like ’10, a lot of those people sit out not due to “issue passion” but because they know Barry is in over his head.

Obama will be the historical poster boy for Affirmative Action. That wasn’t a popular stance in ’07, as it was mostly voiced by us non-pundits. But we could see it from the Russian invasion of Georgia.

This is a guy way in over his head, but was attached to enough people emotionally, that they were willing to suck up his failures.

They always give him two years to do the right thing, and he never does. So, his voters drop the emotional canard and sit out, thinking, believing, now Obama will get the message. And he does, but he takes it as personal rejection, not policy, so he doubles-down.

This is the result of not having a structured family life. When you shuttle back-n-forth, criticism is always taken as personal rejection as a way to cauterize the constant hand-offs.

budfox on March 13, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Trende’s verdict: Yep, sure looks like the Senate is going, going, gone.

That’s what I was promised in 2012.

IBIWISI

mankai on March 13, 2014 at 3:48 PM

This calls for another all-night filibuster of nothing!

mankai on March 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Exit question via WaPo: Democrats keep saying they want to “fix” ObamaCare. “Fix” it how, exactly? What does that mean, beyond the standard blather of extending the enrollment deadline for another month or waiving the mandate penalty that’s already effectively been waived? It’s a meaningless soundbite designed to appease angry voters by suggesting that they’re kinda sorta angry too. Let’s hear some specifics.

There is no way to fix it. What the Dems are saying is they want the problems created by Obamacare to go away. The incentive for employers to reduce their workers to part-time, the cancelled plans, the rising premiums and deductible, doctors opting out, etc.

The problem though is a lot of these are unintended(and in some cases intended) consequences of the law as it was written. Now Obama is trying to unilaterally rewrite or delay part of the law in order to put off the inevitable pain caused by Obamacare, but all he’s doing is undermining the entire thing which will eventually cause insurers to go belly up unless they’re bailed out by the taxpayers(which could lead to the worst political fallout imaginable for the Dems).

So basically Obama and his party have screwed themselves royally. They have a law that can’t work successfully as written. They don’t have the ability(or votes) to fix it. And the unilateral tweaks do nothing but put off the day of reckoning for the Dems. The only real solution is repeal, but we know they’ll never go for that.

Doughboy on March 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Matthews isn’t out on a limb here.

No, he isn’t, but his limb tingles trembles.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

And when is he finally going to retire? Politicians go on forever–but newscasters?

MisterElephant on March 13, 2014 at 3:43 PM

NBC might have to get rid of him anyway. He’s probably very expensive and they don’t have much money.

crankyoldlady on March 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Mary Landrieu is behind Bill Cassidy in a DEMOCRAT poll in Louisiana, released today.

Obama has a higher approval rating than her down her, that’s saying something.

Still, the other issue, especially and more important than Obamacare in the coastal part of the state is oil & gas service jobs. That is the big employment sector.

Kermit on March 13, 2014 at 3:52 PM

IOW, Obama’s going to need to stock up on pens, and keep his phone nearby.

Ward Cleaver on March 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

If by pens you mean FEMA camps, he’s working as fast as he can.

RickB on March 13, 2014 at 3:56 PM

I did finally view the tape.

He lied. He said “the Ds are in a conciliatory mood…to change obama’care’”.

NO, they are not, you creep. obama is changing it by fiat, every idea the Rs had and voted on during the leftist shutdown.

Then he gives advice to the creepy rats in the D latrine on how to change the subject to Goebellian thuggish squirrels.

I hope he goes to Hades/hell, here and there. There, in the 9th layer, and that will not be hot enough.

He also lied about the “Rs keeping the mood of the land dark and dreary”. He fails to internalize that they have been in charge for years, the unaccountable in-love fool.

There was a time when I used to watch this creep.

p.s. to see Andrea and that blonde dummy squirming and moving uncomfortably in their chairs was the icing.

Schadenfreude on March 13, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Fine. The nanosecond the gavel is wrenched from the cadaverous claws of Harry Reid these GOP reps need to unblock all the Repub legislation that the Dems have tabled and then immediately start impeachment proceedings against Obama. Nixon was a freakin choirboy next to this clown.

neyney on March 13, 2014 at 3:59 PM

I think Rs would need about 57 or more to avoid the party jumpers from swinging votes to the Left. I doubt we obtain those numbers.

kpguru on March 13, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Matthews just gave a 1 minute clinic in craven A-list demagoguery.

Funny to watch the MSNBC hacks cringe at the truthiness of it all.

aquaviva on March 13, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Exit question via WaPo: Democrats keep saying they want to “fix” ObamaCare. “Fix” it how, exactly?

Hey MSM, the next time a lib says they want to fix ObamaCare, ask them whats wrong with it.

Just once. Please.

BobMbx on March 13, 2014 at 4:11 PM

“With the help of Karl Rove,Nichole Wallace, Steve Schmidt, and GOP brigade we can win!!!!”

-DNC

portlandon on March 13, 2014 at 4:11 PM

If for no other reason than our marveling at the sh*tshow that will be MSNBC on election night, the Democrats need to lose the Senate.

Entertainment demands nothing less.

Good Lt on March 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM

that could be enough reason to get Time Warner … or Directv ….

conservative tarheel on March 13, 2014 at 4:16 PM

What difference will it make if the GOP has a majority with the likes of McConnell, Graham, Roberts and so on?

And right now, at least, it doesn’t look like tea party challengers are getting much traction.

cat_owner on March 13, 2014 at 4:17 PM

If the GOP takes the senate but the same leadership is in there with McConnell, Graham, etc. then the democrats really didn’t lose the senate.

tcufrog on March 13, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I disagree completely.

A GOP Senate could help make Obama’s last 2 years a living Hell. Here are just three opportunities of many:

1. Federal judicial appointments would be dramatically slowed; and appointments that would get through would be more conservative than Obama would otherwise want.

2. We can tie a repeal of the risk corridor to a debt ceiling increase. Obama cannot afford a default. No risk corridor, insurers will flee the exchanges and Obamacare collapses.

3. Subpoena power — investigations, investigations. Important heading into presidential cycle to take down Hillary’s tenure at State.

matthew8787 on March 13, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Chris Matthews: Let’s face it, Democrats are going to lose the Senate

So what?

The GOPe’s problem is isn’t political power it’s their failure to use the power they have and the lack of will to fight the Democrats.

The House is very majority friendly, it’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the Speaker rules with an iron fist and that little can happen in DC without the approval of the House and its Speaker yet Speaker Boehner is useless in spite of all that political power.

RJL on March 13, 2014 at 4:20 PM

♫ He’s lost that tingling feeling,

and it’s gone, gone, gone,

whoa-oh-o-oh-oh-oh-oooooh.♫

+100, sir.

For once, I find myself in agreement with Chris Matthews. Never thought that would happen.
Looking forward to seeing his post-hangover face on TV a day (or two) after the November elections. Fun!

orangemtl on March 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM

It would be a lot nicer to move that number from only 51 to 54 or more. This would eliminate the “squishy” blue state Repubs.

Rovin on March 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Well, yes, the leadership needs as much breathing space as possible, to let someone go on a tough vote heading into the next cycle. Or the possibility of a GOP senator dying from a state w/ a De, governor.

In order of pickup likelihood: SD, WV, MT, AR, LA, NC, AS, MI, CO, IA, NH (assuming Scott Brown gets in), VA, MN, OR

That’s 14. The first 7 are better than 50-50; and if we get half of the others, that’s another 3 or so. Total 10 pick-up. New Senate would be 55-45 the other way.

matthew8787 on March 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM

I really hope so, for no other reason than I think Harry Reid is unfit to hold so much power over the country.

TheDriver on March 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM

My first EO?

Ban all polling. All of it. Make up your own mind by reading and listening. Find out what other people are thinking by asking them yourself.

BobMbx on March 13, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Obama might take that issue out of Republicans’ hands by approving the pipeline before November

Not gonna happen. There is a certain millionaire climate dweeb who says he’s got $100 MILLION to help Democrats.

Just like the Clintons, never get between Barack and money.

GarandFan on March 13, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Chris Matthews: Let’s face it, Democrats are going to lose the Senate

…did he have his pants on?

KOOLAID2 on March 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Brent Budowsky: Obama endangers Dems
As Democrats lost a special election in Florida because of the unpopularity of President Obama, the CIA under his administration is accused of spying on the Intelligence Committee of a Democratic Senate, and a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll finds disapproval of the president among Democrats rising to 20 percent, The Washington Post headlines, incredibly, “Obama sounds midterm alarms for Democrats.”

Mr. President, Democrats are alarmed. About you.

The legacy of the Obama presidency could well include the destruction of Democratic control of the House, the Senate and a majority of governorships and state legislatures across America. Democrats can prevent this. My warning to Democrats and to Obama — whose presidency will effectively end if the outcome in 2014 is unfavorable — is that they must understand the gravity of the danger and the urgent need to improvise, adapt and do some things very differently.
http://thehill.com/opinion/brent-budowsky/200623-brent-budowsky-obama-endangers-dems

In other news, it been determined that 20% of Democratic party are RACISTS!

DinaRehn on March 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM

The WaPo headline is

Why Democrats’ keep-it-but-fix-it Obamacare strategy is in need of repairs

I see 2014 going something like this:

1) Start asking Dems what parts of Obammycare need to be fixed. They will soon figure out that they (the Dems party)don’t have an answer. They will develop and poll-test an answer or two; it’s only March now anyway – they have plenty of time.

2) When they start answering the question about what is wrong and what needs to be fixed, ask them how many bills they have introduced containing their proposed fix. May-June would work well here.

3) When it is clear they haven’t done anything and haven’t introduced any bills, remind them they have already had 5 years to fix this and Bush wasn’t Prezzie when it was passed – it is all Dem, all the way. Nice way to spend the summer, probably through September.

4) When the election is four weeks away, buy airtime and run 30 second ads against incumbents who voted for Obammycare pointing out their four-forked tongues about how great it is, but needs fixing, but we haven’t tried to fix it, but we need more time in office to tune this thing up, and you’re going to love it once you figure out how much you’re going to love it.

5) Rejoice in November victory, repeat in 2016. Make them own it, all of it. Force the Dems to state openly how much they love gummint solutions, then ask them, “You mean like Obamacare?” They pushed it – make ‘em own it. For about two generations or so. Today’s young’uns (Millenials) are not in love with political parties, much less the Dem party of humungous gummint.

6) Is that really so frikkin’ hard? Don’t Repubs WANT to win?

Thank you for your patience; end rant.

DublOh7 on March 13, 2014 at 4:38 PM

The tingle is gone …

Whitey Ford on March 13, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Fifty one GOP senators doesn’t solve the problem.
Joseph OHenry on March 13, 2014 at 3:33 PM

You’re not wrong, but you’re not exactly right either.

It does solve one problem. The Senate Majority leader schedules all votes.

It’s a one-man unilateral filibuster position with no oversight and currently nobody questioning what sits on his desk forever.

A Senate Majority leader from the GOP side would have more difficulty explaining why he’s avoiding votes on House bills than Reid has. Blocking your own party isn’t smiled on even if you personally disagree with the bill. Even a “squish” has to have some party loyalty, if just to get the campaign funds.

With a vote possible in the Senate for bills passing the House; either the Democrats get to serious filibustering, or Obama has to veto every bill passed… neither one show “GOP Obstructionist” as the problem.

Majorities in committees and other 51 majority benefits also exist. It’s certainly not the boon it could be, but it’s not “nothing” either.

I’m not saying it’s “huge” or a “fix” or will have better legislation actually being passed (with Obama on the veto pen, how could it)… but it’s not “nothing”.

gekkobear on March 13, 2014 at 5:08 PM

If for no other reason than our marveling at the sh*tshow that will be MSNBC on election night, the Democrats need to lose the Senate.

Entertainment demands nothing less.

Good Lt on March 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Will we see James Carville on Fox with a bag over his head?

Steve Z on March 13, 2014 at 5:13 PM

This calls for another all-night filibuster of nothing!

mankai on March 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Won’t all the CO2 they exhale cause global warming?

Steve Z on March 13, 2014 at 5:15 PM

My bet is that O pulls an Obama and okays Keystone in October to try and take energy off the table — even if approval is tentative.

After all he took the “individual mandate” off the table till after the Presidential election. (Wasn’t this what the “shutdown” was all about last fall??)

KenInIL on March 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM

IOW, Obama’s going to need to stock up on pens, and keep his phone nearby.

Ward Cleaver on March 13, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Now there’s a chance that he might have had to cut his cell phone plan to prioritize his family’s healthcare costs :)…in which case he will have to rely on his pen/s alone :)…

jimver on March 13, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Poll: Vladimir Putin is stronger than President Obama

A YouGov/Economist survey of 1,000 adults interviewed March 8-10 found that 78 percent view Putin as somewhat to very strong leader. Just 45 percent see Obama the same way. Worse, more Americans, 55 percent, view Obama as a weak leader.

How utterly embarrassing.

Resist We Much on March 13, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Try not to pee your pants laughing when you look at this

/The good old days hahaha!

Key West Reader on March 13, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Will, will we…..get……to see…….Matthews……cry when the progressive nothingburgers in D.C. get their behinds handed to them on a silver platter?

I’d put MSNBC channel back on my Dish just to watch.

avagreen on March 13, 2014 at 6:09 PM

WHAT’S THE MATTER CHRIS?? Is the “thrill” gone??

thedude on March 13, 2014 at 6:10 PM

After all he took the “individual mandate” off the table till after the Presidential election. (Wasn’t this what the “shutdown” was all about last fall??)

KenInIL on March 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Yep. You got it.

Don’t tell that to the professional pantie wadders.

avagreen on March 13, 2014 at 6:11 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXsusJ787sU
The THRILL is gone….

thedude on March 13, 2014 at 6:11 PM

It could actually work to the democrats advantage if they can convince a few republicans that their best strategy is ‘bipartisan compromise’.

Joseph OHenry on March 13, 2014 at 3:33 PM

LOL! For the past 5 years the Democrats have been doing that, and then have been torpedoing that “compromise” at every turn.

Del Dolemonte on March 13, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Will we see James Carville on Fox with a bag over his head?

What? Y’mean, that’s his ACTUAL face that he wears on TV?
Good Lord.

orangemtl on March 13, 2014 at 6:41 PM

A GOP Senate could help make Obama’s last 2 years a living Hell. Here are just three opportunities of many:

matthew8787

They could…but they won’t.

xblade on March 13, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Tell me Chris, what has a democratic Senate accomplished for the betterment of the Country?

mixplix on March 13, 2014 at 7:09 PM

“The dems are all conciliatory and want to reach across the aisle, make deals, and fix Obamacare.”

What? Where? When?

Obama’s doing all of the “fixing” and there’s nothing bipartisan about it.

But then again, what do you expect from delusional Mr. Tingles.

Oxymoron on March 13, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Matthews wants Dems to fear the reaper and go on offense over the minimum wage, voting rights, etc.

So the Dems plan is to encourage people (read: blacks) to get out and vote to defend their voting rights that were somehow taken away.

Got it.

pain train on March 13, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Matthews wants Dems to fear the reaper and go on offense over the minimum wage, voting rights, etc.

So the Dems plan is to encourage people (read: blacks) to get out and vote to defend their voting rights that were somehow taken away.

Got it.

pain train on March 13, 2014 at 7:31 PM

The American people are not stupid. Black Americans are not stupid. Latino/a Americans are not stupid.

Politicians and their fawning paid personal assistants in the MSM are stupid.

Their world is about to crumble.

2014.

Key West Reader on March 13, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Guess it’s time to dump my Kleenex stock… Tingley appears to be done.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on March 13, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I’m an evil man. I read the article. I watched the video. Then I took great pleasure in knowing he acknowledged it now and will suffer those thoughts until November.

hawkdriver on March 13, 2014 at 7:51 PM

So now begins the game of expectations… who manages them best, because a big win can look tiny if it is less than the media says we should expect.

This I the new way to lose in 2014.

petunia on March 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Just to crystallize how out of touch Democrat senators are, they whistle, in one of our coldest winters, “what about this global-warming, over here?”

Let’s hope they really are toast and that enough conservatives are elected to force the wobbly hands of McConnell and Boehner to finally do something that’s not damaging to the country.

virgo on March 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM

Yeah. “Common wisdom and precedent” also predicted Obama would never get re-elected, too.

PJ Emeritus on March 14, 2014 at 9:04 AM

PJ Emeritus on March 14, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Yea, but voter fraud wasn’t put into that equation.

avagreen on March 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM