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Jay Carney Regurgitates Conventional Wisdom On This Year's Elections

“It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Carney said. “The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party.

Hey, everyone needs a gig and far be it from me to criticize anyone for taking a fat paycheck for blowing smoke out his ass. But just look at how useless Jay Carney is as a political commentator! He repeats the formulaic prediction that Democrats will have a bad year (gee, I remember the pundit class saying the same thing in 2006, when the Dems won everything that wasn't nailed down) instead of just laying out the factors in play and admitting he really has no idea how it will all turn out. (Because he doesn't.)

All I have to say is, when my hairdresser starts talking about how she's going to vote and so is everyone she knows, we probably have some surprises in store:

In his new guise as a political commentator for CNN, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dished out conventional wisdom on State of the Union Sunday morning, which in this case meant diagnosing the Democrats’ chances in the upcoming midterms as poor.

“It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Carney said. “The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party. You couple that with the fact so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president, double-digits in most cases, and there’s no outcome in November that anybody could say would be great for Democrats, except for barely holding onto the Senate.”


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