You knew that when the Democrats won the Governorships in New Jersey and Virginia that their furnaces would be stoked. Well, they did and they are. They are now all going nuts over their prospects for the 2018 mid-term elections.
By their estimation, they now have the voter excitement and engagement to go get it done. Senator Chuck Schumer’s comments reflect this ten thousand foot view of the coming Republican apocalypse. All the Democrats need is to turn just 3 seats in the Senate. In the House, they will need 24. They have forgotten to mention what their platform will be.
As Written By Susan Ferrechio for the Washington Examiner:
House and Senate Democratic leaders predicted Wednesday that they could take back majorities in both chambers in 2018, after seeing the positive election results for their party on Tuesday night.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday’s big victories in the New Jersey and Virginia governor’s races mirror those in 2005, when Democrats made gains before the midterm elections of former President George W. Bush’s second term.
“You could smell a wave coming,” recalled Schumer, who then headed the Senate Democrats’ fundraising arm. “The results from last night smell the same way. Our Republican friends better look out.”
Senate Democrats are just three seats from retaking the majority, but the climb is much steeper in the House, where Democrats would have to win 24 seats.
Still, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said “the door is certainly open for us” to win back the House. She said Republicans are also coping with retirements while Democrats would “get the fresh recruits.”
Schumer said Tuesday’s results show “a rejection of both the president and his policies, which his Republican colleagues in the House and……
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