Controversy, Mid-term Election, Politics, President Obama

Republicans Gain Full Control Of The House And Senate For First Time In 8 Years


The GOP has officially gained control of both the House and the Senate following the results of Tuesday’s mid-term elections.

A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.

The thumping win upends the balance of power between the White House and Capitol Hill only six years after Obama’s Democrats swept to power and marginalized Republicans in a rush to reform health care, Wall Street and pass a huge stimulus package.

Now, it’s Democrats who will take the back seat on Capitol Hill, relying mostly on the power of the filibuster to stymie Republicans and keep Obama’s legacy intact.

House Speaker John Boehner, celebrating a widened majority, said this:

“I am humbled by the responsibility the American people have placed with us.”

“But this is not a time for celebration,” he said. “It’s time for government to start getting results and implementing solutions to the challenges facing our country, starting with our still-struggling economy.”

Sounds like this is going to be an interesting and long two years.



Will Republicans WIN the Senate?

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This is the biggest question being asked and filtering throughout the internet.

With the election being just eight (8) days away, every Gallup poll imaginable is predicting the Republicans to “WIN” the senate and rule the house.

It is also a prediction that Latino Americans will abandon the democratic vote because of the staggering approval on immigration reform. But “I’m laughing out loud” and wondering how is this even remotely possible when Republicans are opposed on economic issues like this:

  • GOP opposition to raising the minimum wage.
  • GOP refusal to renew unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed.
  • GOP obstruction of Democratic proposals to lower payments and cut interest rates on student loans.
  • The incredibly unpopular GOP proposal to eliminate the Medicare guarantee and replace it with a voucher for private insurance.
  • The failed GOP proposal to privatize Social Security.

And dressing up Republican candidates (African-Americans especially), to disguise these positions is their trick to win over the majority but I don’t think it’s going to work; especially since most of these candidates personally embody these deeply unpopular stances.

So I ask the question here…Do you think Republicans will ‘WIN’ the senate?