It’s Hard Out Here for a Whip

Before I begin allow me to say that I know the Whip Party is no longer in existence. It’s just a play on words from a song that somehow won an Academy Award from the movie Hustle & Flow soundtrack. So you will have to find something else to criticize me on, unless you want to make the comparison of the Whip Party and the Republican Party in some ways.

With the recent announcement of two Democratic Senators and Governor, one would think the Democrats are experiencing some turnover issues. If that’s your spin on it then you’re wrong.

When you take a look at which party is experiencing the turnover problem you would have to look at whose walking out the door to your right.

In the House of Representatives there are 14 (Fourteen, XIV) Republicans as of the date this was published who have ‘decided’ not to seek re-election. Now if I do the fuzzy math that is 4 (Four, IV) more than the 10 (Ten, X) Democrats who has come to the same conclusion.

In the Senate there are 6 (Six, VI) Republicans as of the date this was published who have ‘decided’ not to seek re-election. Now if I do the fuzzy math again that is 4 (Four, IV) more than the 2 (Two, II) Democrats who has come to the same conclusion.

In terms of governors, several incumbents of both parties are term-limited and prevented from running again, but only 3 (Three, III) Democrats who can seek re-election have decided not to seek re-election. But for the Republicans, the magic number seems to be 4 (Four, IV) once again. Of course if we consider that governor who lives in a state were she can see Russia from her porch we would have to bump the number up to 5 (Five, V) for the GOP.

So when you compare the reality against the hype or spin from certain ‘News’ Channels the math isn’t so fuzzy anymore.

Guess Who’s Back 🙂

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3 thoughts on “It’s Hard Out Here for a Whip

    1. I actually haven’t watched Rachel Maddow since late November. I took a break from all politics, because I didn’t feel like hearing the lies and contradictions of the Republicans and the excuses and abuses from some Democrats.

  1. As you well know, people generally make one-sided comments. Just like sports, “we didn’t play well” versus “we got our butts kicked”. Politics is like a tide. Interestingly though, with the narrowing of the party, the GOP tide will get anti-Dem votes rather than pro-GOP votes. Which also means they won’t last long either.

    By the way, today I took a look at the Tea Party movement.

    Thanks for the math lesson … well done …. and hope all is well.

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