Days of Change

54 | December 6, 2014

The Senate race in Louisiana was considered one to watch, despite (or because of) the runoff tonight. It had the potential of breaking a 50-50 tie (which means more for Republicans) if the GOP plans were only somewhat successful. Instead, Mary Landrieu’s nearly 2:1 loss over her Republican opponent cements the majority the opposition party has over the administration.

Indications are that we are in pretty dangerous territory with the House in the next session. John Boehner is fully convinced that the conservatives in the House are stopping him from making a deal with Obama on immigration with absolutely no evidence supporting it. Obama has shown time and time again that negotiation is not necessary because Boehner will blink first.

In 2009, Obama supporters felt that the Republicans making up 45% of both Houses meant they should have a say in 0% of legislation. Mitch McConnell at least showed some backbone in blocking what he could until one dying Senator switched sides and another dying Senator was kept in office past his expiration date. Among Obamacare’s infamous aspects, the fact that the late Arlen Specter’s defection and Ted Kennedy’s refusal to die quickly allowed the law to squeak through while dumb Americans could do nothing to stop it.

Republicans in the Senate can still be filibustered and they do not have the 67 votes needed to override a veto. They do, however, have the ability next year to fully pass any budget they want and force Obama alone to deny bill after bill of spending because he wants to make all the decisions. Still, we see Boehner trying to get something passed so he can work with Obama. He also was reelected as Speaker of the House. Great.

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve indicated here before that I’vS despised RINO Boehner since the weakling became Speaker. “With friends like him…?” Do you know why he kisses obama’s butt every chance he gets?

    Comment by Mary — December 6, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

  2. The Eunuch of The House is more like it.

    Comment by 49erDweet — December 7, 2014 @ 6:21 pm


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