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    House really safe in 2014?

    House really safe in 2014?

    Guy Cecil is the Democratic strategist who was the hero of the 2012 Senate strategy which resulted in Democrats not only holding the Senate, but picking up two seats.  He will return in 2014.

    Cecil, it’s worth noting, points out what people like Kathleen Parker refuse to admit, that Republicans’ failure was as much if not more a failure of establishment Republican candidates:

    “We intend to hold the Senate [in 2014],” Cecil said. “No one thought we could hold it  last cycle. Not only did we hold it, we picked up seats. And it wasn’t just  because we had the Mourdocks. Nobody was saying Tommy Thompson was extreme, or  Dennis Rehberg was extreme. We won because we recruited candidates that best fit  their state.”

    So when Cecil says the Democrats will not take back the House, it has credibility:

    But I would take absolutely nothing for granted.

    By 2014, Politico and others will have stopped complaining that they are puppets manipulated by Obama, and will resume full-blown puppetry.


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    I hope that the House IS NOT safe. After their inability to show any kind of spine, I would not weep if they ALL lost.

    chilipalmer | February 21, 2013 at 2:51 am

    The GOP’s own words and actions give democrats reason to be confident. The most important thing to the GOP is to silence and marginalize the grassroots and their elected reps. The GOP is thrilled when Dems win because they can tell us we must be silent. As NPR observed, it was better for Boehner that Obama won: 12/8/12, NPR,”In a paradoxical way, Obama’s re-election victory coupled with congressional Democrats adding to their numbers may have helped Boehner. Some of those wins came at the expense of the Tea Party…whose affiliated House members have been very willing to stand up to Boehner.” The GOP doesn’t care about having the House majority, didn’t want the people we gave them in Nov. 2010. Trent Lott said first order of business was to co-opt new Tea Party members. From alleged GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, 2/10/11, “It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for President Obama to win reelection….My goal is to strengthen the president.”

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