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sofa king

(10,857 posts)
19. Dare I dream?
Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:22 PM
Jul 2016

There are as many as 14 tossup Senate elections going on right now, while Republicans have to spread thin money across 24 held seats out of 34 elections.

If we bag all of the tossups, plus one or two that aren't yet tossups, that's a Senate supermajority and the Republicans are effectively written out of the government for two glorious years, until the inevitable back-swing in 2018.

Honestly, that's still a one-in-a-million possibility and I don't really feel like the Democrats even need it. Republican Senate leadership is quite incompetent and they won't be able to marshal the brilliant opposition that Harry Reid did in the darkest days of the Bush disaster.

Democrats bet the House on Trump [View all] Night Watchman Jul 2016 OP
I like this approach, but a Hail Mary is being generous Cosmocat Jul 2016 #1
My hope is to win back the Senate Funtatlaguy Jul 2016 #2
That is possible Cosmocat Jul 2016 #4
Gerrymandering can work against them IronLionZion Jul 2016 #7
very high turnout and a landslide election needed karynnj Jul 2016 #11
YEP Cosmocat Jul 2016 #14
I think the outcome depends on bucolic_frolic Jul 2016 #3
As a Packer fan, I've seen a few Hail Marys succeed... Still In Wisconsin Jul 2016 #5
Excellent Scientific Jul 2016 #6
best effect.... getagrip_already Jul 2016 #8
...by tying Republicans to themselves... ffr Jul 2016 #9
This is Possible Night Watchman Jul 2016 #12
This is where Howard Dean's 50 state strategy would come in handy bigworld Jul 2016 #10
True, though likely not as good as 2006 and 2008 were karynnj Jul 2016 #13
A "60 yard Hail Mary" will not win back the House. yellowcanine Jul 2016 #15
They also need to pay attention to smaller states!!! Delmette Jul 2016 #16
An actual trickle-down process. sofa king Jul 2016 #17
it would only take about 20 seats NewJeffCT Jul 2016 #18
Dare I dream? sofa king Jul 2016 #19
as long as Democrats NewJeffCT Jul 2016 #20
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