If Republicans Gain Control of the Senate in 2014, Liberals Only Have Themselves to Blame

rand-paul-I don’t know how many times I’ve stressed the importance of the 2014 midterm elections.  Americans are absolutely sick and tired of the gridlock that’s gone on in Congress and it’s clear that there’s generally one party to blame for most of it – the Republican party.

And I’m honestly not saying that in any kind of biased sense at all.

Congress has never been the most efficient of institutions, but it’s never seen the blatant obstruction and attempts at sabotage like we’ve seen since President Obama was elected.  Obstruction that skyrocketed following the wave of tea party influence that was ushered in during the 2010 midterms.

Liberals have often complained that Obama hasn’t “lived up to the hype,” so to speak.  And on some levels they’re right.  Though I’ve always maintained that for many of these people, their expectations were simply too high.  But when liberals say something like, “Obama hasn’t done enough!” I’m not exactly sure what they’re wanting him to do.

A president is often beholden to whatever Congress the American people give them.  For most of President Obama’s time in office, he’s dealt with a House of Representatives that has absolutely no intention of ever working with him – period.  The lone saving grace to that is that Democrats have controlled the Senate.  So at least when all is said and done, liberals could say, “Well, we control 2/3’s of the government – we have the majority.”

But that might not be the case come November.  Many experts are saying Democrats face a real danger of losing power in the Senate.  Something that if it were to happen, would essentially doom any hopes of anything getting done until 2016.

And if Republicans do take control back in November, liberals can only blame themselves.

There’s a real argument to be made for gerrymandering impacting House seats.  But when it comes to the Senate, that’s not really an issue.

Liberals claim to be the more educated, tech-savvy, progressive intellectuals, right?  Then why do we let a bunch of knuckle-dragging neanderthals trying to take this country back to the days of legal discrimination and oppression beat us at the voting booths?

If liberals show up like we did in 2006 and 2008, Republicans can’t beat us.  Not only would we keep the Senate, we’d gain power – and take back the House.  Again, if we showed up like we did in 2006 and 2008.

But the question is, will we?  Well, we better.  Because if we don’t we’ll not only stand absolutely no chance at reclaiming the House, but we’re going to lose the Senate too.

And if that happens, we’ll only have ourselves to blame.

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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