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October 30, 2014

Carney: Democrats Will Not Lose the Senate

Asked Tuesday about the possible Republican takeover of the Senate in the November midterms, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney rejected the premise.

“The Democratic Party is not going to lose the Senate, in our view,” Carney said in response to a question from Ed Henry of Fox News about the potential impact on the president if Democrats lose control.

Carney’s confidence isn’t necessarily all that surprising, but the declaration comes as Senate Republicans have grown increasingly confident about their prospects. Facing a map tilted toward the GOP, Senate Democrats can lose no more than five seats net to retain control.

Henry earlier asked whether the president shared the concerns of other Democrats that some are focused too much on 2016 instead of on the midterm elections.

“This is not a campaign briefing,” Carney said.

  • oysterbay

    What would this sniveling little idiot know?

  • gfstiel

    Just about as truthful as anything else that comes out of his mouth

  • johnblack45john

    Republicans have spent over $20 million already spreading lies and the election isn’t until November. . All they are running on is Obamacare. There are other things concerning Americans other than Obamacare. And the lies they are telling anybody reasonably intelligent wouldn’t fall for their BS anyway. And what do they have to show as accomplishments the last 2 years? NOTHING!

  • The truth is that …

    Hussein Obama’s lies about “keeping your doctor” and “keeping your insurance” have been completely exposed by the University of Virginia’s actions: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-insurance/318157-university-of-virginia-cuts-some-health-benefits-citing-obamacare-costs

    • Rob_Chapman

      Keeping one’s doctor is complicated. There are a lot of non-board cetified medicos in private practice who work on a fee for service basis.

      There is no requirement under law for insurance companies to cover them and no coercion to change docs if one prefers one who is not reimbursible by insurance companies. One simply goes on paying privately as one did before Obamacare.

      As for losing insurance, the triggers for decertifying insurance are poor coverage and high cost increases. Why would someone LIKE paying more for a policy that provides less?

      Only in the Orwellian language of the TEA Party do such distinctions become lies.

  • Barry Blows

    KEEP TELLING YOUR SELF THAT SISSY BOY—–
    PRETTY SOON YOU and BARRY will be BEDDING STRAY DOGS INSTEAD of SONNY and BO!!!!

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