Skip to comments.If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?
Posted on 05/16/2014 10:58:16 AM PDT by DanMiller
The Trifecta predictions are gloomy, but not necessarily correct if we get enough conservatives -- who say what they mean and mean what they say -- into both houses of the Congress. We need to try.
Beyond that, and also beyond whether the apparently archaic word "integrity" has been removed from the congressional dictionary, even RINOs might reject a few of Obama's left-wing judicial appointees, and that's important. Spending reductions? Maybe. Perhaps a Senate majority might even agree with a Republican controlled House.
the GOP will announce, “POWER SHARING” with the Demounts just like last time they controlled it
A little bit of jack and a little bit of s*it.
But the Dems hands will be off of congress at least.
Raise the debt ceiling. Pass an amnesty bill. Confirm marxist nominees. Purge conservatives from committees.
The GOP has never substantially reduced government when they had the chance. Both sides grow government. Both sides increase spending. They just increase it on different things. Dems give stuff away. The GOP spends on the military and home-pork.
We need to trim government. It hasn’t happened in my lifetime. I’d start with the Department of Energy, the Department of Education and just work my way down the budget. If it didn’t exist in 1910, it’s history...
lol Nothing. Nothing will change, Then we move to two years of Presidential campaigning.
This election just doesn’t mean a whole lot.
Nothing will happen. Oh a judge or two may be turned down but anything the GOP tried to do legislatively in the Senate would be filibustered by the Democrats.
the GOP will announce, POWER SHARING with the Demounts just like last time they controlled it
Amnesty. Mario Rubio promised.
To show there are no hard feelings, the GOP will reach across the aisle to the left. If enough rinos are elected/reelected, they will pass immigration deform.
The key word is not GOP but (true) conservatives. JMO
Government agenda advances.
That is all.
They will change the rules to favor the minority party first thing, to prove they are magnanimous.
Right now there are people in DC demanding that corrupt leaders be removed from office, and everyone on FR is crapping on them. The consensus answer to the question asked will be “The GOP will do nothing”. Then when someone plans to answer government usurpation, Freepers mock it.
What’s it going to be?
Despite all the cynicism here, if it only gets Harry Reid out of the well it’s fine with me.
I agree. The cynical preening here and elsewhere gets pretty tiresome.
The planet will stop healing, the oceans will rise. Slavery will be reinstated, Roe vs Wade will be overturned and it will be illegal to be LGBT. Obama phones will be confiscated, starving poor people will die in the streets. Illegals will be shot along with their children and only the 1% will be eligible for healthcare.
In the movie:
It really didn’t matter if Thelma was driving the T-bird at 100mph or Louise at a more sedate 90mph, the car was still going to go off the cliff in a few moments.
Same thing here.
The Goofy GOP will “reach across the aisle” to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
If the GOP takes the senate it will be business as usual.
Now ask what happens if the Tea party takes the senate.
Either some semblance of Constitutional balance is restored, or the Republic is over. Government Agencies have become the masters of the system that created them, and the masters of the people.
True leaders could take a place of honor alongside the Founders. Instead we have Boehner, McConnell, Graham, McCain and their ilk compromising with Pelosi, Levin, Reid, and Team Obama .... assuring favor from the Agencies for their contributors, rather than simply standing up for their people and their state.
Holder convicted of ignoring subpenas
Hillary convicted of treason
Borders closed with massive deportation of illegals.
Boehner and McConnell have this list and just waiting
More of the same.
Nothing, absolutely nothing will change, nothing.
“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”
Thank you, Thank you!
You’re here all day! Tip your waitress!
Two things will happen the day after the election.
Inflation will hit double digits, unemployment will expectedly rise to 16.5% according to the Press.
Sometime between the first week in November and January 9th the RINOS will pass comprehensive Immigration reform granting citizenship to 23 Million criminal invaders and allow for another 37 Million relatives to flood across the border.
Between Jan. of 15 and November of 16 the Rinos will push liberal social policies to try to bribe the newly minted citizens that they care more for them than the Democrats.
how about Senate Majority leader Mitch getting rid of the filibuster forever?
Well, let’s see, we had the house, Senate and WH from 2000-2006, and we got the Patriot Act & bailouts, so...
Bump to #30 - no preening there. Just facts. If you think anything will change, you probably don't understand the problem in the first place.
See #30 - again, historical reference is available.
Yeah, I’m just stoopit. Thanks.
This is where the effort should be, along with winning the other primaries for US and state seats.
I don't believe that for a minute. you're here, after all. 15 years ago, I was saying the same things as you. I was proven very, very wrong. I learned my lesson, and figure I would spread the common sense with a lil historical reference, is all.
Here’s what I’m saying: Operation American Spring is being ignored by people who say elections won’t make a difference. People here are even saying it’s the wrong way to do this. One guy on here even said it was treason. Then every one of them will talk about how electing GOPers will accomplish nothing.
Implement “Common sense gun control”.
Do you seriously think our low opinion of the do nothing GOP is the reason they are do nothing?
Please, don’t suggest that the GOP’s upcoming [non] performance in the Senate is somehow our fault because of our low expectations. Which are solidly and logically based on past performance *and* current stupid statements from jerks like Marco Rubio who is already broadcasting intent of corruption. Or Mitch McConnell who has screwed us almost immediately after he got reelected.
“If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?”
They’ll start the task of insuring that the RATS take back the senate in 2016!
If GOP takes the Senate, what happens?”
Nothing, absolutely nothing will change, nothing.
If you mean govt will continue to grow, become more despotic, and less accountable then you are correct.
But a lot will happen.
If McConnell is Majority “Leader” NOTHING, if someone else Kaiti BAR THE DOOR!
The media will drumbeat how HORRIBLE it is that repubs aren’t being Non-Partsian, or “reaching across the aisle”.
The media hysteria will grow to a fever pitch, and they will lament Repubs threatening to use the “Nuclear Option”.
Repubs will eventually fold to the media heat, just like they did before.
McCain and others can take turns running to the media and stabbing the conservatives in the back.
If McConnell is such a shoe-in, why is he running ads every five minutes on radio and tv here in Louisville. FYI, he is not changing hearts, he is pi$$ing people off.
With one deadly caveat: AMNESTY
But that's only half the game. Obama still has the veto. So for two years, even if the Repubicans man up and cast the hard votes, nothing will pass (unless Obama surprises everyone and comes to the table).
So ... the real issue is: what is the best strategy for sweeping the table in 2016? If the congressional pubbies play rope-a-dope, they will infuriate the base, including most here. But if they spend two years passing politically polarizing veto bait, they risk kicking away the 2016 presidential election, with no offsetting legislative gain. That will be a very difficult tightrope to walk.
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