If you thought the election in November seized the reins of control from Harry Reid and the Democrats and placed then in the hands of Republicans determined to stop Obama, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you.
According to a recent story on Breitbart News: “with two minor exceptions, every single vote that has passed the U.S. Senate since the beginning of this Congress in January has passed with at lease 93% of support from Democrats.”
Despite controlling the Senate, Republicans leaders are passing bills that have more support from Democrats than Republicans. While there are bills that should have that kind of Democrat support–such as legislation in the areas of Veteran’s Affairs, anti-pornography, and human trafficking–Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has helped the Democrats pass funding for Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, pass the deficit-exploding “doc fix” for Medicare, and confirm Obama’s liberal judicial and administrative nominees such as Loretta Lynch.
Needless to say, Harry Reid is pretty happy with the way things have panned out under McConnell:
“While Republicans have done nothing to create jobs and help the middle class, on other topics like passing clean funding for Homeland Security and confirming Loretta Lynch, Senator McConnell has done the right thing by bringing bills and nominations to the floor that Democrats can support,” Harry Reid’s spokesman said Adam Jentleson told Breitbart News. “Democrats hope this trend will continue.”
Mitch McConnell vowed to repeal Obamacare “root and branch,” to use spending bills to defund bad policies, and to deny confirmation on any nominee for Attorney General who didn’t oppose executive amnesty. We voted for McConnell and other Republicans because they promised to use their new majority in the Senate to stand up and oppose Obama’s radical agenda.
It was a lie!
Assistant Majority Leader John Cornyn confirmed these lies when he admitted that the GOP deceived voters.
“You gotta capture people’s imagination — and I think that’s what a lot of campaigning is about. And then you gotta get to the hard work of actually governing, which is sometimes a little different.” (emphasis mine)
Allow me to translate:
“You gotta get people thinking that you will keep your campaign promises — and that’s what campaigning is all about. Once elected, do whatever you need to do to protect your position of power, even when it proves that you were lying.”
There are 54 Republicans and 46 Democrats in the U.S. Senate because of the historic midterm elections last November, but based on the empirical data nothing has change from the days when the Democrats were in charge.
In other words, Harry Reid is essentially still the Senate Majority Leader.
For more details, go to Breitbart.com.