Sunday, November 7, 2010

Consequences Of The Senate Calendar

Assuming that Barack Obama wins a second term, he's still unlikely to ever have a Senate majority like he did for the last two years. 2006 and 2008 were good Democratic years in the Senate, and as a result we're mostly playing defense in 2012 and 2014.

Take-home message 1 (and the message of the linked post): Obama's ability to pass major legislation depends on filibuster reform.

Take-home message 2: 2016 is the new 2008.
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