Well are three days out from election day and it looks as though the GOP gains RCP predicts for Governors and Senators. Republicans are going to gain 7 seats in the Senate, there will probably be 1 net governor gain depending on Illinois and we’re going to wipe the floor with every democrat that represents a conservative district. All in all this isn’t going to be a wave year. Sorry to be a little bummed but this is the third election in a row the GOP is being handed to on a silver platter and for all intents and purposes we aren’t getting the gains we’re suppose to get. So here is my breakdown of the gains we will get:
States where we will get a net gain:
That’s a total of 8 pickups with a net gain of 7. I’m not confident we will be winning North Carolina nor New Hampshire it looks very likely Kansas will be going to the Democrats(Orman is an Independent but he’s a die hard leftist all the same). Shame but that’s how it looks.
No net gains, no net losses. Illinois and Rhode Island have democrats leading by one point but I have changed my perception of the Illinois race and have concluded that the Chicago Machine will prevail again. Still keep an eye on them though. It now looks inevitable that Pennsylvania, Kansas, and Alaska will flip. Florida is currently tied but I fear Crist might eek out a victory.
As for the House of Reps the consensus is that the GOP will pick up about 7-10 seats which puts them right back where they were post 2010. So is it a wave year? No but there is room for celebration nonetheless. As I have mentioned in a previous diary there are over 300(the last count has it at 350) bills sitting on [mc_name name=’Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000146′ ]’s desk that will undoubtedly be passed under the new Republican Majority. I predict President Obama will, if he does act on any of them, sign 10% of them. Don’t know about the rest of you but while not a whole lot will get done in the next two years we can make Obama’s life miserable.
All in all the gains will be modest, no humiliating defeats, and the Democrats will continue their full frontal retreat. That said a victory is still victory no matter how small or how big the margins nor the spoils and we should treat it as such. There is still work to be done, the Conservative Movement marches on and will win in the end. Can things still change in this final stretch? Absolutely! Maybe I’m wrong and there are going to be landslide victories in areas we don’t normally win; I hope I am wrong and our gains are much bigger than what the polls are projecting.
Let us continue fighting for Faith, Family, and Freedom. God bless you all and God bless America.