You say you laughed your ass off at Democrat losses on Tuesday and wish you could do it all over again? Well, you may very well get your wish in 2012.
The Hill: For the first time in two cycles, Democrats will have more seats up for grabs than the Republicans, and the party could see its shrunken majority erased altogether.
Several of the senators up for reelection came in on the 2006 Democratic wave, when the party picked up six GOP seats and won control of the chamber.
Sens. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.) defeated GOP incumbents that year but will have to win reelection in 2012.
And two senators who won special elections Tuesday, Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), will face voters again in two years.
That could change in two years, when Democrats have 21 seats up for grabs, compared to only 10 for Republicans. Also up for reelection are Sens. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.), the two Independents who caucus with Democrats — meaning the party has a total of 23 seats to defend. [MORE]
Unlike on Tuesday, Republicans will need less than ten seats to grab control of the Senate. This is of course, if the Republicans don’t completely blow it between now and then.
Given Obama speech yesterday, it looks like Obama and the Democrats are setting themselves up nicely for Shellacking 2.0. Plus, there are still a few more senators who need to pay for foisting ObamaCare down our throats.
Via: The Right Scoop
Via: The Hill