Will the Democrats have control of the House after the 2014 mid-term elections?
As we all know, they do not now.
And if they are riding the coattails of the POTUS, they are going to have a tough go at it.
If the Dems can win the House and maintain the Senate, than the Pres can back off of some of the executive orders and agreements that he has been using to get his way in policy. Maybe he can get some more of his SOTU wishlist accomplished... or maybe not.
According to RCP, the President's job approval rating in states where there are Democratic senate seats up for election are in jeopardy... and that spells a sea change for the Dems.
Many political wonks will tell you that the mid-term elections are a referendum for the party in power, and if the POTUS approval ratings continue, he may have a tough row to hoe.
Could this be the reason for his very populist sentiment, his overabundant use of "you," "us," and "we?"
Folks reading the tea leaves will tell you that they feel that this is why the Waxmans of the world are resigning from public office...
So, again... what this brings us back to is the civil war within the GOP. Who's candidate will take the lead, can they keep a minor party candidate from running, and for the Dems: who can answer this call?Hillary? Joe? Elizabeth Warren?
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