According to this article, down-ticket Republicans might as well start writing their concession speeches. This is proof that a little paranoia goes a long way. According to the article, “New polls that came out yesterday showing Hillary Clinton with a double digit lead over Donald Trump in the race for the White House has to have many House and Senate Republicans that are up for re-election this year shaking in their boots and running for the hills. The Trump Train nightmare is set to wreak havoc on a GOP-controlled Congress, cutting political careers short and leaving many looking for jobs.”

That’s before the author gets into full panic mode.

Jason Taylor, the man who wrote the article, then said “You have Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, who is going to have a tough fight for re-election, along with Richard Burr in North Carolina, Marco Rubio in Florida, Mark Kirk in Illinois, Roy Blunt in Missouri, Patrick Toomey in Pennsylvania and Rob Portman in Ohio just to name a few. Don’t get me wrong, anything is possible. I just think far too much damage has been done to hold the Senate.”

Now that it’s established that Mr. Taylor sounds like he’s in full panic mode, let’s introduce some reality into the conversation. This article highlights last week’s Quinnipiac poll. It paints an entirely different picture:

Brown continues, saying “In general, this poll of the three major swing states, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, is good news for the GOP. Sen. Rob Portman is in a dead heat with former Gov. Ted Strickland in Ohio. But that is an improvement for Portman, who earlier in the campaign was down as much as 9 points. And in Pennsylvania, GOP Sen. Pat Toomey has a 9-point lead. It is far too early to say he’s a sure thing, but he is in good shape.”

Apparently, voters are smart enough to differentiate between the loudmouth at the top of the ticket and these senators. Who would’ve thunk it?

Prediction: Republicans will keep control of the House and Senate. Marco Rubio will score a strong victory in Florida. Ditto with Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania. Sen. Ron Johnson will defeat Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, thus ending Feingold’s anything-but-illustrious political career. Rob Portman has an uphill fight but he’s fought back into a tie with Ted Strickland after trailing by 9 points early. That’s before talking about Republicans flipping Harry Reid’s seat in Nevada and ousting Michael Benet in Colorado, both distinct possibilities.

Message to the Chicken Littles out there — the sky isn’t falling:

7 Responses to “Panic! All is lost”

  • eric z says:

    How in the world did you find that obscure website with the Three Stooges image atop it?

  • Bob J. says:

    “Apparently, voters are smart enough to differentiate between the loudmouth at the top of the ticket and these senators. Who would’ve thunk it?”

    I am not voting for Stuart Mills in CD8 because he supports Trump. Why should I give my vote to someone capable of such a serious error in judgment when he identifies with a ticket leader who is closer in political philosophy to his Democrat opponent than to the values conservatives hold?

  • Gary Gross says:

    That’s you choice, Bob. I’d vote for Stewart Mills because he’s 1,000 times better than Rick Nolan and because he’s a fiscal conservative who will fight to fix health care and simplify our tax code.

  • eric z says:

    Gary, I am unfamiliar with Mills’ tax policy?

    Do you have a good link, or a summary?

    Saying, “Close Loopholes,” is hollow without specificity.

    There is a great YouTube online of Paul Ryan doing exactly that, from the Romney second spot, and looking really bad saying, “We’d have to negotiate which loopholes,” refusing to go beyond that. People see through that kind of dissembling.

    Is that what Mills does, or is there specificity?

    I’d bet his focus would not be to constrain favorable retail inventory tax accounting loopholes.

  • eric z says:

    Also, with his money from retailing, is there any sign of his policy thinking differing from Trump on TPP and other trade agreements; isolationist vs globalist? Or is that simply not a Mills issues talking point?

  • Gary Gross says:

    You can read. Here’s Stewart’s position:

    I’m still reviewing the 5,500 page TPP deal and discussing it with voters because I owe it to the public to be well informed on such an important issue. However, I’ve found much to dislike already. When I’m in Congress, and if a vote was actually scheduled, I would have to vote against the TPP deal.

    I guess Stewart Mills isn’t the evil villain that Rick Nolan is trying to paint him to be. What a shock! Not!

  • Gary Gross says:

    “We need a flatter and fairer tax code,” he said. “We need to take the complexities out of it.”

    Does that help?

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