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The Magical President Doesn't Exist: What The Left Must Really Do To Defeat The Wingnuts

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 29:  U.S. President Barack Obama departs the White House August 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama is
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 29: U.S. President Barack Obama departs the White House August 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama is scheduled to travel to Rhode Island and New York for fundraising. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Labor Day marks the traditional kickoff to election season, and all Democrats can say for themselves about the coming midterms is: Things look bad, but they could be worse. Republicans will almost certainly gain Senate seats, and could very well take it over, though their chances diminish every time we hear new audio of Mitch McConnell and his GOP cronies sucking up to the Koch brothers at their last retreat. But traditional low midterm Democratic turnout could make McConnell the Senate majority leader in January nonetheless.

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