Breaking: Republicans Win the Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell to Become Senate Majority Leader

mcconnell-thumbs-upWell, as most people who’ve been following politics during this election year had predicted, Republicans will take control of the Senate and Sen. Mitch McConnell will become the Senate Majority Leader in January. Joni Ernst’s Senate victory in Iowa sealed it for Republicans.

While I had hoped that Democrats might eek out at least 50 seats so that Vice President Job Biden could have been the tie breaker, I ultimately knew due to liberal apathy at the voting booth and the spinelessness shown by many Democratic candidates this election year that Republicans were most likely going to take back the Senate.

So, what does this mean? Well, get ready for even less to get done, if that’s even possible. Since Republicans took control of the House in 2010, our government has never seen such gridlock. And that’s the party the American people gave more power to tonight.

The next two years will consist of Republicans mostly passing bills that they know the president won’t sign into law, then complaining about how President Obama simply won’t work with them. Even though with many of these bills they’ll pass, they’ll know damn well beforehand he won’t sign them.

And it all comes down to liberals not voting. No matter how many excuses some people want to use, none of them really mattered in the overall picture. Liberals are well known for not showing up to vote during midterm elections. Why do you think Republicans want these new strict voter ID laws put in place? Because they do help lower voter turnout. These laws aren’t about voter fraud. They’re about suppressing voters and lowering overall turnout. Because Republicans know that when fewer voters show up to vote, the better it is for their party.

The moment Democrats cowardly ran away from President Obama, they sealed their fate. You’re not going to do well in an election when you’re throwing the leader of your own party under the bus because you’re too weak to stand for everything that he’s accomplished. By doing so they drove independents to Republican candidates and destroyed any chance for liberal enthusiasm heading into this year’s election.

Fixing this starts right now. Liberals can’t keep skipping midterm elections and the Democratic party must stop letting Republicans control the message.

But we’re the only ones who can change this. The truth is liberal voters are the ones who let Republicans win tonight. Because for every liberal who “sat this one out,” that was essentially a vote for a Republican. And the GOP just received millions of “votes” from those liberals who apparently had better things to do than vote this year.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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