Midterm elections are mostly over (aside from the recounts, challenges, slow counts, etc.), and the people have spoken. They asked for more of the same, and that’s what they got.
Oh, sure. Voters thought they were demanding a change from the Dem control, but they voted for a heck of a lot of Republicans. In case you failed to notice over the past several decades, the Republicans and Democrats are just two branches of the One Big Party. They both want to control your life; they only disagree on which aspects to stomp first.
Sure enough, some of the first words out of those R-team politicians’ moving lips were assertions to the point that they now have a mandate…
True, some have said they’ll repeal Obamacare. But it’s safe for them to say that. Look at the numbers. Obama certainly isn’t going to sign a bill repealing his little excursion into greater socialism, so the Republicans would have to override his veto. That requires a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate. The Repugnants don’t have a veto-proof two-thirds majority in either house. (Assuming that all the Rs would even vote for a repeal: New Hampshire’s own police state cheerleader Kelly Ayotte, [R-McConnell’s ass] has been riding her own pet hobby horsee of adding coverage to Obamacare, under the guise of “helping” veterans. As a veteran, I can attest she’s done jackshit for me.)
Oh, and Boehner has been suggesting that he’ll finally locate his balls (possibly he had the National Reconnaissance Office do a satellite scan for them while snooping on everything else) and go after AG Holder for concealing his role in the ATF’s Gunwalker/Fast & Furious . Bull. He has had years, and the most he pushed for was a contempt of Congress charge against Holder (it relied on Holder assigning one of his own department lawyers to prosecute him). It wasn’t even Boehner who forced the DOJ data dump (Vaugh List and documents). Judicial Watch sued for the release.
So… Yeah. More of the same.
* “Poly Ticks”. Yeah, I know. Sorry.