Well, it’s the day after the election and as many predicted, the Republicans have regained control of the Senate. The popping of champagne corks can be heard from sea to shining sea.
And now the real danger begins.
If you listen to the Karl Roves of the world, now that the inside-the-beltway Republicans have been given control of both houses of Congress, we can count on them to change the change we got in 2008 when the fundamental transformation of the United States of America began under the Hope and Change president.
But recent comments by presumed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner—both of whom are G.O.P. Hall of Shame members—appear to indicate that the change voters wanted, and the change Karl Rove is talking about, aren’t quite the same thing. When asked point-blank about what their agenda might be in a Republican-controlled congress, they weren’t all that quick to fill us in on what they plan to do. But they did share some of the things they won’t do:
They won’t work to overturn Obamacare. They won’t address excessive government spending until next year. They won’t use the power of the purse to stop Obama’s agenda. They won’t stop the move to give amnesty to illegals.
To be fair, they did give an indication about one of the things they will do. They will do whatever it takes to “work with Obama” to get things done. Yeah, that’s exactly what I wanted when I cast my vote; Republicans who are willing to act like Democrats.
Mark Levin recently commented about the importance of understanding the results of this election and how insignificant it is to have the Republicans in control if they continue playing the same Washington games of the past. In his words: controlling the Congress means nothing if we don’t control the agenda.
I couldn’t agree more.
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