A piece in Politico looks at the surging confidence in the Republican Party that it will take control of the U.S. Senate in the 2014 mid-term elections. Before liberals panic and start their emigration plans, it is needful to remember that the Republicans were confident that they would take control of the Senate in 2010 and 2012 and many were convinced that Mitt Romney would win the presidency. That said, the GOP confidence - whether anchored in reality or not - should make Democrats and Independents who find the thought of the Christofascists and Tea Party holding control of the Senate nothing short of terrifying realize that they need to get involved, start actively supporting Democrat candidates so as to make sure 2014 is another bad year for the GOP. Here in Virginia, I think GOP visions of Ed Gillespie beating Mark Warner are likely highly unrealistic. Nonetheless, LGBT Virginians need to step up their political game given that Gillespie is a strident opponent of marriage equality. Here are highlights from the Politico piece:
At an annual gathering of Republican bigwigs in Florida a year ago, a top GOP strategist was chided after he gave a presentation about how his party would win the Senate in 2014, including a handout that blared “MAJORITY” in red.