Saturday, November 1, 2014

2014 Midterms Almost in the History Books: Gearing Up for 2016

Longest Consult in American History Now Underway

More like GOP fortune telling; prognostication; foretelling; palm reading; prediction; forecasting; or soothsaying ... from the experts as it were:

From the Five Thirty Eight (November 1, 2014) one predictive model:

Their quick look: What their outlook indicates: 
  • Republicans have a 68.0% chance of winning the senate majority.
  • Democrats have a 32.0% chance of keeping the senate majority.
  • There is a 20.5% chance Republicans will control 52 senate seats and Democrats will control 48 of the 100 seats.

Well, all right then – some cheering for “our” side (whichever side that might be – take your pick):

A crowd cheers for North Carolina Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis during a rally for voters, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

Um, it should remind us all of famous FDR quote: “We have nothing to fear except fear itself.”

Great rundown here, in part, check it out:

Despite airy Republican rhetoric, they are bona fide big spenders and heavy-handed regulators—albeit in a different way than Democrats. Republicans may complain about bloated government and red tape restrictions when they’re benched on the sidelines, but their track record of policies while in power tells a whole different story—and reveals their true colors. Let’s take a walk down memory lane - continue at the link.

I would make a prediction, but I have a lousy record in that regard. My hunch, not a real prediction would be: a lot of people will be surprised at the outcome next week (how's that)??

Hang on tight – we are apt to see a photo finish in the race to control the Senate.

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