Former White House spokesman Jay Carney used his new postion as a CNN contributor to lower expectations for Democrats in the approaching midterms.

Evan McMurry of Mediaite reported earlier today:

Jay Carney: ‘It’s Not Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats’

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.”

Here’s the video:

Featured image via YouTube.