Absolutely right. Democrats control the White House until at least January 2017. They have a majority in the U.S. Senate, which (let’s face it) they probably will retain beyond 2014.

The only remaining lever of power in GOP control is the House of Representatives, which is why the 2014 mid-term elections are so crucial.

Republicans currently hold a 33-seat majority in the House. To take control, Democrats will have to pick up at least 17 seats.

For what it’s worth, Emory University professor Alan Abramowitz says Democrats probably will fall short.

Given what is at stake, let’s hope so.

  • KansasGirl

    I’m not seeing any passion from the GOP.
    Hopefully they’ll try in 2014. *sigh*

    • journogal

      Perhaps the passion needs to start from the ground level; let’s not depend on the GOP establishment to do anything.

      • Love of Country

        Sadly, they’re all clueless as to how to root-out iron-fisted communism in the USA. Absolutely clueless!

        Personally, I would start by drawing comparisons with communities who have conservative values and those who have “progressive” values and I would build out my case from there. Which type of community (country) would you want to live in? The safe and perfect one with happy families and conservative values or the dangerous, cesspool one with top-down, uber dysfunctional fascist values? Of course, I would be a touch more tactful in the real world but you get the gist. If white Republicans are so evil, why are you so envious of everything they have? And let me tell you … they have everything they have because of a conservative value system that has worked in every community it has been implemented in. Liberal values produce certain types of communities with equal predictability as well, no? Hate, envy, racism, crime, dysfunction and poverty.

        Let’s have this discussion, no?

        • journogal

          I agree…I wish there was a way to show those how conservatives can work effectively when implemented and maintained properly. There has to be a way, and that way is going to be found at the grass-root level, I believe.

        • journogal

          I agree…I wish there was a way to show those how conservatives can work effectively when implemented and maintained properly. There has to be a way, and that way is going to be found at the grass-root level, I believe.

    • $35038462

      It will be too late to try in 2014. We need to be doing something now, just like the dems. They have had their picks and their campaigns running continuously. Keep Going!

  • pajamakat

    I don’t see any passion at all either. All I see is going along to get along. None of them have any backbone. Whatever Obama wants, they give.

  • Karla M

    I thought republicans had a good chance of winning a majority in the senate in 2014

    • Brian Roastbeef

      WV and SD are likely ours, so that’s two coming out the gate. After that we’d need 4 of: AK, AR, LA, MT, NC – all vulnerable D incumbents in R states. Then tossup open races in IA and MI.

      That’s how it stands now. Lot of work to do, but a fair chance if a wave comes our way. This time in 2009, nobody had Russ Feingold marked as vulnerable though.

  • Jack Deth

    So, we’ll see even more negative, doom & gloom, blame the Republicans campaigning and massive, blatant voter fraud across the board for the next 17 months?

    To quote Ronald Reagan: “I didn’t leave my party. My party left me!”

    • 24fan

      How many of us, myself included could say the same now? True then true now. So many of our own have betrayed us by siding with our enemies.

  • Hajjster

    Yeah, wait until people get the bill of Obamacare riiiiiight at the beginning of 2014. Then we’ll see how people vote.

  • rinodino

    You guys keep losing the argument because you don’t know how to argue a point in 2012 2013 and more than likely 2014

    But I actually agree with this article the party of no could become the party of who cares for a long long long time


    • http://twitter.com/KALKAM71 KALKAM

      Party of “no”?

      It stings because enabling parents refused to use that word early on….now the spoiled kids are grown and voting as filthy commie lovin’ progs.

      Doesn’t matter….my taxes went up and so did the rent of the tenants that favored such a thing…everyone has to pay their fair share right?

  • Michael_Brennick

    The GOP is actively suppressing their own turnout with their me-too policies and their lineup of sellout legislators Rubio, Toomey, Portman, Kirk, Weepy Boehner and on and on…….

  • Achilles

    Only a handful of the GOP have been standing up for our rights. And the rest of the GOP has been attacking them for it. When they aren’t caving in to Democrats that is. I highly doubt the GOP retains the House in 2014. I feel betrayed. I’m not alone. That doesn’t generate turnout. But don’t worry Drudge the 2014 election isn’t the big one. The second War of Independence will be.

  • Brian Roastbeef

    Only problem with this is that I remember when 2012 was the Big One. No going back. We lose 2012 and Obamacare is here to say. 60% tax rates inevitable. Massive inflation.

    Well we didn’t win it, and now it’s ’14 that’s everything. Meh. I agree we can’t let the left have control of the House, but at this point I see no reversing the damage. Every victory we’ve had/will have from 2010 forward has probably just been managing and easing the decline. And Boehner only sometimes gives a crap at doing that… pass shamnesty with Dem votes, and watch a bunch of us not care if he keeps the Speaker’s gavel.

  • nc

    This is TRUTH!

    I’m just as disappointed in today’s GOP as everyone else (except for Ted Cruz and a few others), but they are like that old fishing joke: A bad Republican is always better than a “good” Democrat. Complain all you want, but come 11/14 there should be no one “sitting it out.”

    As bad as it is now, BHO has made it clear that he has no limits to what he is prepared to do to “fundamentally transform America.”

  • $24698634

    Oh, brother…