merry merry go round

A correction, of sorts.  In a previous post looking into how Congressional Opposition to Syria held together, I referenced something I saw about how the Democratic House caucus, after 2010, was down to its concerted urban core districts.  I neglected to mention the other bit of odd analysis I had drifted over — the 2006 and 2008 Congress critters coming in on a wave of anti-war antipathy.  The contradiction would be that a lot of these seats would be marginal, and more likely to side with the weary “Support the Troops” “bi-partisan” consensus.  But the problem… and it’s worth asking… my sense is that these Democratic seats were almost en total wiped out in 2010.  How many of the Class of 2006 and 2008 Democratic defeated Republican Incumbent seats remain?

But on the matter of the Appropriations Year 2014 “defund Obamacare” front, we have this curious nugget: every Republican Incumbent  up for re-election in 2014 is on board the “Ted Cruz Express”.  Surely, you jest?  One problem with the quick-snot analysis … sure, but this is the 6 year re-election cycle from 2008.  Susan Collins is about the only one who shouldn’t be aligned with it from this political ground.

And in other news

Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, was reacting to a new online ad effort launched earlier in the day by his counterparts at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. With many Republicans in Congress demanding that Democrats and President Barack Obama either defund Obamacare or face a government shutdown, the DSCC is trying to tie GOP candidates to the generally unpopular idea of closing the government.
For Moran, the move looks like rooting for failure.

To which you just scratch your head and say… er… “You Started It”.  Freaks.
The one thing the Republicans have going for them, and what will serve them well in 2014 is the natural tendency of Americans to “blame both sides“.  It’s a bleak prognosis… no one wants to be a party hack, surely.

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