Democrats take the long view on Obamacare political fallout

Richard Ridgeway
This is the Democrat Game Plan: It was 1921-1923 when the Republicans last held a super-majority in the Senate. The Democrats are banking on the fact that even after the worst of their blunders and collectivist idealism shoveled upon the populace (see J. Carter for example) throughout American voting history, they must endure brief martyrdom at times for the common good and will strengthen their iron-fisted control substantially after the hiatus of short-term defeat...if they can get Obamacare into the endzone. It's 4th and goal for the Democrats and they smell paydirt. America's goal line stand has got to hold up now.

Currently the seat numbers in the senate are 59 (D) (we include (ID) Lieberman and (I)Sanders in that tally) and 41(R).


There are 36 Senate seats up for election this November 2010 with 18 currently held by democrats and 18 held by Republicans. For the sake of argument let's say every seat held by a (R) remains Republican and every seat held by a (D) votes in a Republican. Our new tally after the November 2010 midterms would be 59 Republicans and 39 Democrats + the 2 Independents that caucus with the Democrats. So, even if the Democrats are totally shut-out (and we know they won' be) in the upcoming elections they would still have the capability of filibustering every single piece of senate legislation (which would include the Republican attempts to overturn any Obamacare existing law.)

There is no doubt that the Republicans will pick up senate seats and if Obamacare passes, might even regain the majority The Democrat leadership really does not care. As long as the Democrats don't ever go below the magic number of less than 40 in the Senate; they remain intact and figure to paint the Republicans in a corner on every piece of meaningful legislation (just as they always have done) and with a handmaiden, water-carrying, complicit enabling media, after a few years of Republican majority the big (D) will regain the helm once again to finish us off.


The strategy being employed by the current Democrat leadership is knowing that historical fact of the Republicans not having a Senate super-majority for nearly 9 decades and they believe no matter how bad the political winds appear to disfavor them they will still have enough members to fight off any future attempt of repealing anything they currently shove down our throat.They have to be thinking about it as America didn't vote the Republicans to a super-majority after or during Carter, Clinton and not even during the greatest Reagan era prosperity run. It's been 87 long years since Republicans have had it and the Democrats fully believe it will never happen again. They.Just.Know.It.

This is the Democrat Game Plan: It was 1921-1923 when the Republicans last held a super-majority in the Senate. The Democrats are banking on the fact that even after the worst of their blunders and collectivist idealism shoveled upon the populace (see J. Carter for example) throughout American voting history, they must endure brief martyrdom at times for the common good and will strengthen their iron-fisted control substantially after the hiatus of short-term defeat...if they can get Obamacare into the endzone. It's 4th and goal for the Democrats and they smell paydirt. America's goal line stand has got to hold up now.

Currently the seat numbers in the senate are 59 (D) (we include (ID) Lieberman and (I)Sanders in that tally) and 41(R).


There are 36 Senate seats up for election this November 2010 with 18 currently held by democrats and 18 held by Republicans. For the sake of argument let's say every seat held by a (R) remains Republican and every seat held by a (D) votes in a Republican. Our new tally after the November 2010 midterms would be 59 Republicans and 39 Democrats + the 2 Independents that caucus with the Democrats. So, even if the Democrats are totally shut-out (and we know they won' be) in the upcoming elections they would still have the capability of filibustering every single piece of senate legislation (which would include the Republican attempts to overturn any Obamacare existing law.)

There is no doubt that the Republicans will pick up senate seats and if Obamacare passes, might even regain the majority The Democrat leadership really does not care. As long as the Democrats don't ever go below the magic number of less than 40 in the Senate; they remain intact and figure to paint the Republicans in a corner on every piece of meaningful legislation (just as they always have done) and with a handmaiden, water-carrying, complicit enabling media, after a few years of Republican majority the big (D) will regain the helm once again to finish us off.


The strategy being employed by the current Democrat leadership is knowing that historical fact of the Republicans not having a Senate super-majority for nearly 9 decades and they believe no matter how bad the political winds appear to disfavor them they will still have enough members to fight off any future attempt of repealing anything they currently shove down our throat.They have to be thinking about it as America didn't vote the Republicans to a super-majority after or during Carter, Clinton and not even during the greatest Reagan era prosperity run. It's been 87 long years since Republicans have had it and the Democrats fully believe it will never happen again. They.Just.Know.It.