Let’s flip the Senate, too

There are 18 Democratic Senate seats up in 2010.  Conservatives need 11 to get a clear majority although filibuster proof can’t happen until 2012.  However, a majority plus Blue Dogs should be just as good, especially if the Blue Dogs see the House flip.

The Democrats are committing suicide.  Unfortunately, it’s a murder-suicide because they’re trying to take the whole country with them.

In order to do this, the conservatives have got to find a leader who pulls a Gingrich by offering a clear path away from socialist damnation.  A Contract With America II.  Note I say conservatives and not Republican.  But a Tea Party candidate, Modern Whig or some other minor party personality will have to pull the Republicans along, too.  But the opportunity is there for a third party because the Republican leadership is so not there.


2 comments so far

  1. hippieprof on

    I have been saying for a long time that I would happily trade control of both House and Senate for a substantial health care reform bill. I really wish my side had the guts to do what they were elected to do instead of worrying so much about reelection.

    So – hey – bring it. It may be suicide – but perhaps suicide with an important legacy.

    — hippieprof

  2. […] Posted September 16, 2010 Filed under: Politics | Tags: flip, senate, takeover | I was here a year ago. « The Dums will be needing a new […]

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