I'm not convinced that a GOP majority in the senate would be much different. I'd rather see a conservative majority. GOP and conservative are no longer synonymous. Both parties are behaving like ruling elites and I'm fed up with it.
Make excuses for the GOP if you like. I'm not going to. This law has had a hugely negative impact on me in ways I don't feel compelled to share here. And because of the difficulty this law has made for me, I'm not inclined to excuse any elected official who claims to represent me but authorizes funding and engages in merely symbolic gestures for repeal. And--this irritates me as much as anything else--keeps silent when opportunities abound to call attention to some of the nasty things coming down the pike. These guys won't even TALK about it!
Putting on my best Mrs Slocombe voice: Weak as water, weak as water. And I am unanimous in that!
If the GOP doesn’t have the seats it doesn’t get the votes. now maybe one of our elderly Senators, maybe mccain, could show up with a PLO dynamite belt or something and make a difference, but short of that, not likely the Senate is going to vote with the Republicans on anything.