Liberal James Carville Says, It Would be ‘Very, Very Difficult’ for Dems to Retake Senate in 2018



As reported at The Hill, Democratic operative James Carville expressed doubt, on the John Catsimatidis, AM 970 in New York, and stated that it would be “very, very difficult” for Democrats to take back the U.S Senate it 2018. Carville placed the chances at well below 50 percent. Carville also went on to say that “no one” was in charge of the Democratic Party at the moment. The problem for the Democrats is a numbers game. In 2018, Democrats must defend 25 seats (23 Dems, 2 Independents caucus with Dems), while Republicans only 8.  Democrat senators are running for reelection in states Trump carried last November. Trump won half of those states , Indiana, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota and West Virginia  by double digits. Although I give Democrats pretty much no chance of taking back the Senate as it is much more likely they will see the GOP gain seats. The fact of the matter is that Republicans, lead by GOP Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell are blowing it. Their lack of leadership, lack of a plan and lack of any balls to help pass the Trump agenda will all but depress Republican vote in 2018. The Senate Republicans actually had a chance to get to the magical 60 Senate seats, but they have blown it. In some bizarre set of circumstances, they act like they enjoy being the minority party.

Mitch McConnell must go!

2018 Senate map

Democratic operative James Carville is expressing doubt that his party will take back the Senate in 2018, saying Saturday that it would be “very, very difficult,” to do so.

“I think right now most Democrats are trying to focus on the 2018 elections and trying to recruit people and keep incumbents, and you know I would say we have a pretty good chance of taking the House back. The Senate is very, very difficult,” Carville told John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.

“The problem in the Senate is we have a large number of seats we have to hold in states that Donald Trump carried. Indiana, Missouri, you know, places like that we have to hold seats,” he continued.

“The only places where we have an opportunity for pick up are, you know, Nevada is pretty good. After that Arizona is less good, then you’re down to Texas and Alabama, and for Democrats to win the Senate back, they have to pick up three seats,” Carville said.

More from the Washington Free Beacon on the Democrats bleak efforts on winning back the Senate in 2018.

Democrats need to pick up three seats in 2018 to win back control of the chamber, but they’re defending seats in multiple states that President Donald Trump won handily in 2016. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.), Joe Donnelly (D., Ind.), Heidi Heitkamp (R., N.D.), and Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) are among Democrats up for re-election in 2018 who are vulnerable to being defeated by Republican challengers.

The pick-up attempts for Democrats are more difficult, with Republicans mainly defending seats in red states.

“The problem in the Senate is we have a large number of seats we have to hold in states that Donald Trump carried,” Carville said. “Indiana, Missouri, you know places like that that we have to hold seats … I would say the chances of the Democrats winning the House back, let’s just say it’s 50-50 … [The chance of] winning the Senate is substantially less.”

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “Liberal James Carville Says, It Would be ‘Very, Very Difficult’ for Dems to Retake Senate in 2018”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on July 17th, 2017 8:49 am

      Carville is right. The people have realized that our federal and state governments have created major problems. Those operated by the Democrats are all failing and some are failing that are operated by the Republicans.

      Socialism doesn’t work. Our government must return to the formula devised by our founders. People like the Democrat leaders and those at the top in the Republican party all need to be replaced. They have been bought and paid for by the special interest groups and no longer represent the people.

      There is nothing in the Constitution that authorizes the federal government to provide health care to the people. Congress has been meddling in that area since the 1960′s. All they have managed to do is to raise the cost of health care to ten or more times its former costs and make the tax payer a hostage to the government.

      I believe there are big changes coming for all the political class. The people are tired of their behavior.

    2. Con man needs to go on July 17th, 2017 10:16 pm

      This clown’s out watching golf rather than doing his job selling HIS healthcare bill last weekend…and it goes down in flames.

      Best case scenario – dems take house in 2018, Trump gets impeached, Pence gets us back on track.

      How many broken promises does this one make? 40+ in 6 months?
      SM: Personally I thought the healthcare bill was crap. Republicans should be ashamed that is what they came up with after 7 years. McConnell must go.


    3. Con man needs to go on July 17th, 2017 10:57 pm

      Don-the-Con re-certified the Iran nuclear deal today.

      WTH happened to ripping it up on day 1?

    4. kashekamon on July 18th, 2017 2:58 pm

      The notorious Con man is none other than barack hussein obama…liar-n-chief. Also known as the golfer-n-chief, among other things, played more rounds of golf than any other president, except for Eisenhower. Gave a speech at the funeral of James Foley an so disrespectfully immediately returned to his golf game.

      To get your facts straight Trump has accomplished more in his short time in office than obama accomplished in 8 yrs.

      The obamacare plan forced on by Democrats was meant to fail so they could force government controlled health care, talk about a con job.

      Best case scenario…the democrats voted out of office and no re-election…Trump triumphs….and Pence remains by his side.

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