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Gibbs: If Numbers Hold Up, It's Tough To See How Dems Keep Senate

ANDREA MITCHELL: Robert, when you look at these numbers, the other piece of that is who should control Congress, the generic number has gone to the Republicans for the first time in three years, and there was a big switch in just the last two months. So, obviously two months ago the shutdown was driving numbers down for Republicans, but now health care has rebalanced that, and it's hurting Democrats.

ROBERT GIBBS: I think there's several important points. Obviously, these numbers are almost completely flipped from what we saw at the beginning of the year, confirming just how tough and just how dismal a political year it's been for the White House and for this administration, driven, as Chuck said, primarily by health care. And I think Chuck's point is really important on the notion that even though economic perceptions are becoming more optimistic for the American people, when you look at Democrats versus Republicans on the economy, Republicans now have a pretty distinct advantage in terms of the numbers. And you mentioned, what will determine the outcome of the last two years of this administration might well be whether the Senate is controlled by Republicans, and if these numbers hold up, it's going to be very, very tough to get around that and see somehow that Democrats retain the Senate or have a reasonable chance of winning the House.
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Re: Gibbs: If Numbers Hold Up, It's Tough To See How Dems Keep Senate
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 07:19:54 PM »
It looks like when Valerie chased him out of the WH she burned a bridge too far in the process.
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Re: Gibbs: If Numbers Hold Up, It's Tough To See How Dems Keep Senate
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 07:40:08 PM »
With our pusillanimous republicans?
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Re: Gibbs: If Numbers Hold Up, It's Tough To See How Dems Keep Senate
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 09:04:03 PM »
[[ It looks like when Valerie chased him out of the WH she burned a bridge too far in the process. ]]

Next up: Mr. Gibbs will get audited by the IRS.

Before we get too optimistic:
It's a long LONG time between now and next November.

And with the Pubbies acting like they have been today with the "budget deal", well, who knows.... ??

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Re: Gibbs: If Numbers Hold Up, It's Tough To See How Dems Keep Senate
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 12:00:56 AM »
[[ It looks like when Valerie chased him out of the WH she burned a bridge too far in the process. ]]

Next up: Mr. Gibbs will get audited by the IRS.

Before we get too optimistic:
It's a long LONG time between now and next November.

And with the Pubbies acting like they have been today with the "budget deal", well, who knows.... ??

with the continuous circular firing squad the GOP has turned into any forecasts are fraught with peril.

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Re: Gibbs: If Numbers Hold Up, It's Tough To See How Dems Keep Senate
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 12:22:44 AM »
Mr. Gibbs seems a wee bit bitter.

I'd not expect an IRS audit though. The WH has to think of exactly how much he knows and what he can spill if he gets seriously annoyed or harassed.
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