Obama's Great Big 2014 Problem

Thomas Lifson
Never mind the propaganda media's barrage of epitaphs for conservatism and the GOP, the midterm elections are shaping up to heavily favor the purportedly down-and-out opposition to "fundamental change" in America. Conn Carroll of the DC Examiner analyzes just which Senate seats will be possible pick-ups for the GOP: ...a total of seven Democratic Senators from states that Mitt Romney carried in 2012 are up for election in 2014. And six of those Senators (Sens. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Mary Landrieu, D-La., Max Baucus, D-Mont., Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Jay Rockefeler, D-W.V.) hail from states that Romney carried by double-digits. But it is not just the particular seats that will be up that makes 2014 a potential disaster for the Dems, it is the varying nature of midterm and general election voters: As Thomas Schaller notes, this spells doom for Democrats in 2014: It's no mystery why Democrats generally perform better in presidential years while Republicans...(Read Full Post)