Is it hype they are going for? Sometimes one has to wonder. In a story by Alex Isenstadt this morning in Politico, he paints a picture that the fights on the hill have translated into renewed spirit and confidence among Democrats that they can win back some seats.
Yes, it did seem that Democrats and Republicans were frozen into some confidence that gerrymandered Districts locked them in as being blue or red.
However, when you have Congress with a 10% approval rating, you can be well assured that some voters are in the mind to make changes.
One strategy would have it that Republicans will just stay home and not vote. Another would have it that Democrats will show up in force to vote, even where they normally could not win.
Democrats can hope for more purple opportunity, and the chance to leverage dysfunctional Congress into voting for more Democrats to make it better.
Democrats are hoping that Obamacare gets fixed quickly. They are also hoping that President Obama gets control over renegade departments of his own administration such as the NSA. When departments behave improperly that is a reflection on management, and lack thereof.
“There’s little doubt the fiscal fights have helped Democratic prospects.”
“Battle lines for 2014 midterms are drawn
By ALEX ISENSTADT | 10/29/13 5:02 AM EDT
The 2014 midterm just got a lot more interesting.
Republican lawmakers who seemed safe are suddenly looking over their shoulders, and Democrats whose election hopes were buoyed by the shutdown have been brought back to earth by the Obamacare mess.”