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Post 2014 Mid-Term Elections
Created by John Eipper on 11/08/14 4:15 AM

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2014 Mid-Term Elections (Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 11/08/14 4:15 am)

In another of his sectarian summations, Randy Black wrote on 7 November, "When I put together my post on the 'do-nothing' Democratic leaders in the US Senate, I expected John Eipper to question my summation from his own political position."

I would rather phrase it as: "When I put together my post on the 'avoiding doing anything' Republican leaders in the US Congress."

I also think that Mr Black constantly forgets the horrors and errors made by his partisans in the recent past, as well as their cost in term of human lives and burden for taxpayers.

JE comments: The Congressional Republicans will be acting come January. First off, we can expect renewed attempts to gut Obamacare. (Undoing is doing something.)  The Republicans have a difficult dance to perform over the next two years.  How can they chalk up concrete "wins" without allowing too much credit to go to the despised Obama?  When they didn't control the Senate, they could simply lay the blame on the Obama-Harry Reid "cabal."

This all points to a political truism:  it's far easier to be in the political opposition.

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