There are two kinds of Democrats: The Insane and Those Who Are Not Insane Yet.
The Insane, of course, are so far up the Crazy River with Trump Derangement Syndrome that they make Marlon Brando’s Colonel Kurtz look like a paragon of stability.
Then there are Those Who Are Not Insane Yet – bitterly clinging to the Blue Wave building for November’s inevitable backlash against The Orange Hitler.
As a public service to the TWANIY constituency the big lib electronic rag Salon has drawn the short straw and been tasked as the first pub to begin The Letdown Process regarding the fall election.
The hope is that TWANIY will be inoculated against full-blow Donk Fever once it becomes apparent that what was a slam dunk drive into the electoral paint in a mere 7 months ago has turned into a flagrant charging foul.
With the upcoming midterm elections inching closer, the Democrats’ odds of flipping the Senate are looking weaker and weaker, thereby increasing the pressure to secure the House in order to act as any sort of legislative check on President Donald Trump.
A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll shows that the Democratic Party is poised to lose three seats to Republicans in the midterm elections: Republican Mike Braun has a 2-point lead on Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Rick Scott has a 3-point lead on Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida and Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer has a 5-point lead on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.
Democrats, who have 49 Senate seats at the moment, look likely to win two GOP-held seats, with Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinemaleading three Arizona Republican candidates and Nevada’s Jacky Rosen leading GOP Sen. Dean Heller by 3 points. In addition, Democratic Senators Joe Manchin in West Virginia and Jon Tester in Montana are now leading by double digits to GOP candidates.
Still, that won’t be enough for Democrats to flip the chamber. To capture the Senate, Democrats would need to pick up 10 seats they’re defending in states Trump won in 2016, plus secure an extra two. Republicans are likely to secure their seat in Tennessee, where Marsha Blackburn has a 14-point lead on Democrat Phil Bredesen.
“It’s looking nearly impossible for Democrats to take back the Senate,” Axios concluded.
As far as Testor & Manchin holding on – well good luck with that.
Two bright red Trumpian states are gonna send a couple of stealth lib Donks back to Impeach Trump?
I suppose it’s possible, but it’s more likely telling The Faithful that The Orange Hitler will have a bright Crimson Congress at his disposal up to the 2020 election would be just too much the TWANIY’s to bear.