The buzz on Fox News Special Report tonight was that Republican Senate candidates across the country seem to be doing well, and it is becoming more clear as time goes on that Republicans will take control of the Senate.
I’m having trouble getting excited over this because I can’t visualize what will really be different. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have made it clear that they are not going to really stand up to Obama. He’s going to still have his pen and his phone, he’s going to do executive orders, and they’re not going to do anything about it, at least not anything effective. Oh, they’ll make statements, and Boehner has his silly lawsuit, but they’re not going to try to repeal Obamacare. They’re not going to block his funding requests. They’re not going to insist that he follow the law. What’s going to be different? They’re not going to block any radical leftist Supreme Court nominees, if any are sent to them. And they’re going to try to figure out a way to get amnesty done against the will of the people.
Actually, I kind of like the present arrangement where Harry Reid blocks everything the House passes and won’t allow any votes in the Senate. Gridlock means that Congress doesn’t get anything done. I like it when they don’t get anything done – they leave me alone. But when Republicans control both houses of Congress, they are going to want to show that they can get things done. They certainly don’t want to be labeled as a do-nothing, obstructionist Congress.
I’m sorry to have to say it, but with this batch of Republicans, that scares me. I’m more comfortable with gridlock and obstruction.
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