Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, August 11, 2014

Booman's Right, But...

The GOP has many structural advantages in 2014.  Many of the Senate seats that are up are in red states with retiring Democrats.  He's right that if they can limit the damage to 1-2 seats net loss, they can be in great shape in 2016 to enable a wave of progressive legislation, including immigration reform, voting rights and perhaps some sort of action on climate.

And the Democratic strategy seems to be very "Chicken Little".

I can't decide if scaring people will get them to the polls and perhaps win a few seats here and there or whether it will depress them and they won't vote.

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