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Not a lot of time to get things accomplished.  Look at the midterm senate prospects
Current D Seats that will be lean R are Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, SD and NC.  Current D seats that will be tossups are NJ, DE, OR.  Only tough seat for repubs to hold would be Collins in Maine and only should she decide to retire.  Senate will be very hard to hold D for second 2 years of Obama's term.

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  •  I remember... (0+ / 0-)

    ...we said the same thing 2 years ago.  It can be done, but not without effort.

  •  it will be harder (0+ / 0-)

    I don't think we will be blessed with any Akin's, Mourdock's, O'Donnell's, Angle's or Buck's next go round.  Nor do we have any Repubs to knock off in blue states aka Brown.  So -  whole new ballgame.

    •  Based on what? (0+ / 0-)

      The people who will be running for those seats are going to be declaring in the next 6 months.  What makes you think that the Republicans, right now or in the next 6 months, are going to suddenly start putting up desirable candidates?  And who would those candidates be?  

      I'm not so sure it will be harder.  Senate races are always tough.

      "When people show you who they really are, believe them." - Maya Angelou

      by Pennsylvanian on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:08:56 PM PST

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    •  We will be blessed with SEVERAL crazies (0+ / 0-)

      Begich will win another term because Alaska will nominate the same crackpot who Murkowski had to beat in a write-in vote.  Delaware will nominate O'Donnell or worse because there's no one else left in the DE Republican party now that Castle has retired.  Maybe Bachmann will decide that she's just the person to take down Al Franken, and that'll be the end of her at last.

      It's a Republican thing. It's what they do.

      The Romney Campaign: Most expensive mid-life crisis in American history.

      by AdmiralNaismith on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:18:47 PM PST

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      •  Oooops! Too late: (0+ / 0-)

        We will ALL have this crazy:

        Ted "Crazy Troll" Cruz, as Senator from Texas.

        For the next six years.

        He's there to make "Big" John Cornyn look good.

        And he's Canadian.

        I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

        by tom 47 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 01:45:07 PM PST

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  •  best scenario I can see (1+ / 0-)
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    Lujane

    is we lose 4, hold 4 and gain 1 for a net loss of 3.
    And that's if we do GREAT.
    With 55 seats now, we'd just squeak by.

    I love it that Obama's channeling Harry Truman: "I don't give 'em hell; I just tell the truth and they think it's hell!"

    by sillia on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 11:46:16 AM PST

  •  Let me allay your concerns (3+ / 0-)
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    NormAl1792, Lujane, Jeff in CA

    The R's will double down on the tea party crazy in the Senate primaries of '14. And the full benefits of Obamacare will be self-evident to the American people.

    Put that in the bank.

  •  Oregon is a safe hold (1+ / 0-)
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    Lujane

    Only one Republican has won a statewide contest in Oregon in the past 20 years--and Merkley took him down in 2008.  Merkley has only become more popular, and the state bluer, since then.  He ain't going anywhere.

    Also, Delaware and New Jersey are  likely dem at worst.

    AK, LA, SD, NC are tossups. Definitely need the lion's share of help shoring them up, but we're not going to lose them all. Only Arkansas looks abysmal at this point.

    Don't fret. Prepare.

    The Romney Campaign: Most expensive mid-life crisis in American history.

    by AdmiralNaismith on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 12:14:59 PM PST

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