The More Things Change…

“Well, we know that if the Republicans win the majority, all Senate committees would have Republican chairs.  The Energy Committee, for instance, might be run by Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a moderate who is in the pocket of oil and gas lobbies.  This would be a dramatic change from the current situation in which the Energy Committee is run by Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, a moderate who is in the pocket of oil and gas lobbies.”

Gail Collins, NYT

Awkward!

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) cynically repeated his plan to do the impossible in a debate yesterday with his Dem challenger Allison “Secret Ballot” Grimes.  He wants to destroy Obamacare “root and branch,” but keep it in Kentucky!  Um, you can’t do that.  He said he wants to keep the “website,” but Kynect isn’t just some website, it is the state version of Obamacare and would automatically cease to exist if Obamacare were repealed.  If he recognizes that Kynect is good for the people of his state, why would he want to deny health care to people in other states?

 

 

Quote of the Day

“If the latest round of polls is accurate, Democrats will lose nearly every competitive Senate race, giving Republicans full control of Congress for the first time in 10 years.

This is excellent news for Democrats.

Instead of another two years of the same old gridlock that has turned voters off of both parties, Democrats will get to kick back with a large tub of buttery popcorn and watch the Republican soap opera hit peak suds.

In the House, the Boehner vs. Tea Party plot line will heat up, as several anti-Boehner party rebels are expected to win seats now held by more genteel Republicans. The Senate may end up more like a classic sitcom: Can two grandstanders like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz run for president at the same time without driving the majority leader crazy?

The inconvenient truth for the Republican Party is that it’s not ready for prime time, yet it’s on the verge of fully sharing with the president the responsibility of running the country.”

Bill Scher, “Good News Democrats, You’re Going to Lose!,” Politico

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/09/good-news-democrats-youre-going-to-lose-111467.html#ixzz3EpMWX08G