Tag Archive: republicans


The third Republican Debate is history, and this one was a bigger circus than the other two. In terms of entertainment, the ratings were excellent, and everyone is pointing a finger at the mess on stage. But, this was CNBC’s most-viewed event in the network’s history, with 14 million viewers, and advertisements were ringing in at $250,000 a piece. Even though everyone in the Republican Party was embarrassed by their performance, everyone took a full suitcase of money home.

When the first question asked by the narrators was to ask Governor John Kascich of what he thought of Donald Trump’s unrealistic platform, he told the truth, and everyone knew the fight was on. To begin with, the Republicans candidates don’t like each other, and the two front-runners have no record in politics. There are 1,300 candidates in America who have filled out paperwork for the job of president, and it appears that the majority of them are Republicans.

When Trump the front-runner talks about rounding up 10 million illegal aliens and sending them home, the majority of Americans know this thinking is illusionary and a joke. When Ben Carson, the second leading candidate in the race says on national television that his tax plan is to use the 10% tithing approach, there is something fundamentally wrong with his math, and his thinking for America.

The Republicans may be outraged with the questions they were asked in the debate, but they were generated by the answers and viewpoints of the candidates. When the third leading candidate Marco Rubio has missed 34% of his votes as a new Senator, and his personal finances is in shambles, the narrators have a responsibility to do their job and ask hard questions. When there are 10 candidates on stage answering questions, it is hard to maintain control and the Republicans is the problem.

From the very first debate Trump showed little respect for his colleagues on the stage, and now the Republican candidates want a serious debate with easy questions, like the Democrats. They fail to understand that news moderators develop their questions from candidates’ record, websites, and what they say during interviews. When your numbers don’t add up or your statements don’t make sense, the narrators have an obligation to hold the candidates feet to the fire.

The Republican candidates have decided to blame the chaos and confusion on the Republican leadership, and CNBC. But, maybe there is something wrong with the Republican Party, when most of their plans are unworkable, and they refuse to tell the truth about the president’s administration. When the president has 67 consecutive months of private-sector job growth and created 13 million new jobs, it is time to start with the truth.

The Republicans can continue to lie to America, and Trump and Carson can start a revolt in the Republican Party. But, they will continue to look stupid and place the blame on everyone, but themselves.

After all the foolishness on stage, the GOP has a tax plan that favors the rich and wealthy, and it proves they don’t care about the needs of the nation. They only want to cut taxes for the large corporations and the upper percentage of the income population says the Conservative Tax Foundation. All the GOP candidates are working for the powerful and wealthy, and Trump is working for himself.

On many different levels politics is a game and it is very hard to separate the truth from a lie. But, debates give the voter insight on what the candidates stand for, and if they can think quickly on their feet. When Republican presidential candidates give silly answers, they must expect more silly questions.

“Be careful what you ask for, because when you get it, you have to make it work.” Since President Obama has been in office, the Republicans have complained about his policies, his initiatives, and everything he has done. Our president has delivered on many of his promises, and has improved the economy, and kept the citizens safe at home. The president has lost the majority in both houses, but still he has had more victories than defeats.

In 2010, President Obama lost the House of Representatives to the Republicans, and in 2014, he lost the majority in the Senate. Since 2008, the Republicans’ goal was to make President Obama a one term president, and obstruct every policy and law he implemented. Many consider the president to be an outsider, who happens to be Black, and does not fit the usual model for the president of the United States.

But in the seven years that President Obama has been in office, he has achieved almost everything that he promised he would do, and there is a long list of his accomplishments.  He was able to get the Affordable Health Care Act implemented which gave 30 million more Americans health care insurance. He reformed student loan programs, ended two wars, passed reasonable policies with Cuba, established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau, and hundreds of other laws and policies.

The president will go down in history as one of the greatest to hold the office, when the dust settles, and he receives a fair and impartial assessment of his accomplishments. But, mid-term elections have been brutal for the president, and the Republicans finally got what they have fought so hard for. In 2014, the Republicans won the largest majority in Congress in fifty years, but there is more dysfunction and paralysis, then every before.

When the Senate was controlled by the Democrats, the House controlled by the Republicans, the legislature was able to circumvent one problem to the next. But now we find the House without a Speaker, and it appears that no one wants the job. To many in the House, this is a dead end job, where you get all the headaches and no one says thank you.

Many believe that the almost Ex-Speaker of the House John Boehner was pushed out of his position by a small group of radical Republicans, who are not willing to compromise, and have no idea what they really want. Instead of the Republicans working as a unified party, the different caucuses appear to be at war with each other. The new laws on financing are steering millions of dollars to different representatives, who have a far right ideology.

Instead of the Republicans working for Americans, and getting transformative bills passed, there is gridlock in both Houses. Speaker John Boehner has resigned from his position, and the Republicans look silly as they bump into each other, not knowing their next steps.

It is very easy to talk a good game, but it is extremely hard to execute your plan. The Republicans now have the power, but everything is at a standstill, because they never had a workable plan for America. Conservative Republicans are refusing to compromise, and reach over the aisle to get things done.

As long as the different caucuses in the Republican Party act like spoiled children, nothing will get done in Congress. President Obama will continue to meet his objectives and goals, and work his magic. It is easy for the Republicans to keep saying that the president has not done anything, but in the real world, Republicans are doing nothing and making a huge mess.

Af

There are 17 months left in President Obama’s time in office, and his legacy is a testimony of his worldview of diplomatic negotiations. During the past eight months, he has ended the isolation of Cuba, opened a dialogue with Venezuela, advanced a strategic trade deal with Asian countries, and cut a nuclear deal with Iran.

To the Republicans and certain countries around the world, they will spend their time looking for ways to discredit and oppose everything the president has done. “This agreement is a historic mistake for the world” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a first reaction to the agreement. “Far reaching concessions have been made in all areas that were supposed to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability. In addition, Iran will receive hundreds of billions of dollars with which it can fuel its’ terror machine.”

Nothing in these statements is true and based on facts, but the Republicans will support the Israel prime minister before they will support their own president. Just based on the president’s achievements in the last eight months, it would appear that someone in the Republican Party would acknowledge the president’s successes. But instead of receiving congratulatory statements, the Republican leadership keeps saying the president is all wrong, and he is not doing anything right.

In a press conference last week, CBS White House correspondent, Major Garret, asked a question to the president that was disrespectful. President Obama chastised the reporter by calling the question nonsense, and told him, “You should know better.”

Garret said, “Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation, unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?” the correspondent asked.

The president became visibly frustrated with the reporter, and explained that our diplomats are working every day to bring the four Americans home, and he did not want to tie the nuclear negotiations with their release. This reporter had crossed the line, and the president let him and the rest of the Republicans know that he is sick of their foolishness.

Nevertheless, numerous Republicans are threatening to scrap the nuclear agreement with Iran. But everyone in the West will benefit from this agreement because it will close off Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb. President Obama has made it clear to all his critics if they have a better plan, they should submit it because the military option is off the table. The critics have been wrong from the very beginning with the nuclear deal, and now that the president has completed the deal, the critics are still talking.

“Instead of stopping the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, this deal is likely to fuel a nuclear arms race around the world” says Boehner. “Obama has adopted a flawed perspective to the talks reaching the best deal accepted to Iran, rather than actually advancing our national goals of ending Iran’s nuclear program” says Senate Majority Leader, Republican Mitch McConnell.

Again, based on no facts to substantiate these claims, our Republican leaders are talking foolishness. The magnitude of problems in the world should force the Republicans to be thoughtful and make sense. But when Donald Trump is leading the Republican Party for the office of president in 2016, no one in the party is thinking anything but foolishness and a good show.

A rocky road lies ahead for the nuclear deal as it is considered by US lawmakers. If Americans would stop listening to the negative Republican foolishness and chit-chat, they would understand how the president is transforming the world. In 2008, President Obama promised Americans that his administration would re-establish our relationship as a world power, and he is bringing it to fruition in 2015.

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress, and was greeted with thunderous applause, which lasted his entire speech. Israel is considered one of America’s strongest allies, but the relationship between the two leaders at this time is strained and chilly.

To begin with, Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress without contacting the White House. The speaker did not follow proper protocol, and this action drove a wedge between the two parties, and showed disrespect for the president of the United States. Netanyahu is also behind in an election campaign in Israel, and President Obama did not want it to appear that America was supporting the prime minister.

Either way, Mr. Netanyahu argued for an hour, that President Obama was putting together a bad deal with Iran, and he must be stopped. Even though no one knows what the deal is because it has not been finalized, the prime minister knows more than the president.

With dire warnings, a call to action and maybe war, the prime minster has tried to make it appear that Iran is the only aggressor in the region. But everyone seems to have forgotten that Israel last year devastated and destroyed the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a war where it will take decades to rebuild the country. Israel is holding the Palestinians as viral prisoners, controls all commerce and trade, and forces people out of their homes.

It is very easy for the prime minister to make it appear that Israel is peaceful, but Netanyahu’s speech was designed to create more war hawks, and start a war in the Middle East. By denouncing the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran as a waste of time, many Americans don’t know who to believe. From Mr. Netanyahu’s perspective, Iranians are terrorists who must be controlled with sanctions, and peaceful diplomacy is not possible.

He told American lawmakers that Iran dominates the capitals of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen and the United States should demand that it stop aggression against its neighbors and threats to annihilate Israel before agreeing to any deal. “We must all stand together to stop Iran’s march of conquest subjugation and terror” says Mr. Netanyahu.

President Obama responded to Netanyahu’s speech by stating, “The prime minister didn’t offer any viable alternatives.” The president called the speech “theater” with no good ideas, and in theory, military strikes against Iranian facilities. “The alternatives that the prime minister offers is no deal, in which case Iran will immediately begin, once again pursuing its nuclear program, accelerate its nuclear program without us having any insight into what they’re doing without constraint.”

President Obama is trying to keep the lines of communication open with Iran and the Middle East because war is never a good solution. It is obvious that Israel is planning for another war in 2015, and they are willing to go alone without support from the West. Israel is not treating the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as peaceful neighbors, and diplomacy is off the table.

Israel has the most powerful army in the Middle East, and they will bomb any country located near their borders into submission if they are challenged. Mr. Netanyahu made it clear that Israel is ready for war, and they will win because they are the strongest.

President Obama is trying to stop the rush to war in the Middle East, and Mr. Netanyahu appears to want the opposite. War is a bad negotiating tool to create peace where there has only been bloodshed. America should continue to let President Obama lead the way, and support him in his negotiations with Iran.

The insanity never stops with the Republicans because they are angry that an intelligent Black man is president of the United States. The attacks will never subside when they know that President Obama will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents of all time. The Republicans will never admit when President Obama took over office, the country was heading for a major depression under President Bush.

By the grace of God, and the wise leadership of the president, the economy is improving; the unemployment numbers have been lowered and people are beginning to find work. President Obama took an impossible situation, and created a new paradigm where more people have an opportunity to succeed through diversity. There has never been a president who has promoted more women, Blacks, and Latinos to positions of power in the federal government.

As the president continues to live his dream as one of the most powerful men in the country, and the world, ex-Mayor Giuliani states that President Obama does not love America. Everyone knows this is a ridiculous statement, but many Republicans support the allegations. “I do not believe—and I know this is a horrible thing to say—but I do not believe that the president loves America,” Giuliani said at a New York dinner.

This statement makes no sense, but we must remember that the attacks must never stop because strategically, that is the plan. Also, we must remember that the attacks do not have to be based on facts or truths because the goal is to tear down the integrity of the man, our president.

“What I’m saying is that in his rhetoric, I very rarely hear him say the things that I used to hear Ronald Regan and Bill Clinton say, about how much he loves America. It sounds like he’s more of a critic than he is a supporter,” says Giuliani.

It is obvious that Giuliani has selective hearing, and he is not listening when the president is talking about how a bi-racial man of humble beginnings, can rise to the highest office in the land. Maybe he is forgetting the slogan “Yes We Can,” which transformed the way the internet can raise millions of dollars with $10 and $25 donations from millions of Americans. Every day the president wakes up, he thanks God for being born in America, and the opportunity to be the first Black president in America.

There is no reason to try and change the empty rhetoric from Giuliani because this is not the first time Republicans have tried to question the president’s patriotism. Back in 2007, President Obama’s love for his country came into question because he was not wearing a flag pin.

“I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest. Instead, I’m gonna try to tell the American people what I believe what will make this country great and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism,” says the president in 2007.

President Obama is working every day to improve the country, and give all Americans the opportunity to live a better life. America is not perfect, but the president loves the country with every part of his being.

Everyone has an opportunity to criticize the policies and the ideology of the president. But to attack and criticize the president’s patriotism and love for America is wrong, and he deserves an apology. In order to build a more perfect union at times it is necessary to create a new paradigm shift, but your love for what the country stands for is never diminished.     Bill

There is an up-roar in America because President Obama was telling the truth at the National Prayer Breakfast. Somewhere in the American mind we only want to hear the good things that happened in our history. But our president was historically correct when he acknowledged during the Crusades that people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.

“Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ,” says President Obama in his speech at the Prayer Breakfast.

It is time for Republicans, Democrats and Conservatives to acknowledge that slavery was an inhumane institution that was morally and politically wrong and justified by the Christian church. This year, America will celebrate 150 years that African Americans have been free from slavery, but the majority of Americans will try to sweep this knowledge under the rug.

Most Americans refuse to have a discussion about this period in our history, and have tried to block out racism and discrimination as if they never existed. By blocking out the reality of slavery, old wealthy American families never have to explain how they became so rich.

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, a Republican, said this: “The president’s comments this morning at the prayer breakfast are the most offensive I’ve ever heard a president make in my lifetime.” Russell Moore, president of the southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission said Obama’s remarks about Christianity were an unfortunate attempt at wrongheaded moral comparisons.”

It is easy to run from the truth because most Americans are hypocrites. They’d rather take the easy way out and accept a fabrication of facts. There are very few fact checkers and information is generally accepted if the person is considered an authority.

In our information world, no one knows who to trust or who to believe. The conservatives will continue to believe that the president is divisive, and America will be a better place if we turned back the hands of the clock. But when America goes backward, overt racism and discrimination was prevalent, and Black people were lynched.

This is obviously the wrong way to go and America must move forward and accept the evil, unfair systems that were created as a result of slavery and Jim Crow laws. It is easy to run from the truth, but in a democracy the goal is to work toward “a more perfect union.”

“And certainly for me, this is always a chance to reflect on my own faith journey. Many times, as President, I’ve been reminded of a line of a prayer that Eleanor Roosevelt was fond of. She said, “Keep us at tasks too hard for us that we may be driven to Thee for strength.” I’ve wondered at times if maybe God was answering that prayer a little too literally,” says the president.

It is easy to have all the answers when you are on the sidelines and giving your advice. But the president is never on the sidelines because he is the quarterback and he is calling all the plays with help from his assistant coaches.

Americans may not like the raw truth, but we all must be reminded of the historical atrocities of the Christian history and American history. These stories are never easy to tell, but our leaders must correct the problems of the past so our children can live in a more ethical, moral and fair world.

There are millions of Americans that will tell you that there is no difference between the Democrats and Republicans. They will also tell you that they don’t vote, because it does not matter who is the Speaker of the House, and which party has the majority in the House or Senate. But the majority of Americans cannot tell you the name of the governor of their state, and the vice president’s name of the country.

In 2015, the Republicans will be the majority party in the House and Senate, and very few Americans understand what this means. The majority party in the Congress means that they will become the chairperson of the major committees, where all the bills are worked on and completed. The chairperson decides the agenda for the committees, and what bills will be sent to the floor to vote on.

In the last four years the Republicans in the House have decided what bills are discussed and worked on in the committees. Since the Democrats were controlling the Senate, the House could never get their bills pass the Senate, and there was gridlock in Washington. The two parties were always fighting, so very few bills were signed into law by the president in the last four years.

Some experts call this the “do nothing Congress” but the Republicans have the majority in both Houses now. Since the Republicans control both Houses, they will push a right-wing extremist agenda.  But in the American Democratic system, there are checks and balances, and the president has the power of the veto. With the Senate being Democrat the last four years, they did the dirty work, and the House’s right-wing agenda was stopped in its tracks.

But now with Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) in charge, there is no doubt in the Senate that the new committee chairpersons do not agree with the president’s positions, and ideology. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), will probably become the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and he has always been very critical of everything the president has done. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is expected to take over the Senate Budget Committee, and now the president will be forced to negotiate with conservatives who are opposed to clean energy, and energy efficiency standards.

Everyone who follows the federal lawmakers knows that the Republicans will try to roll back or repeal the ACA. It should be easy to pass laws to repeal the ACA, and it will get ugly when it gets to the president’s desk to sign. It makes no difference that the ACA has given seven million Americans healthcare insurance, the Republicans only want to destroy the president’s achievements that have helped millions of citizens.

The Republicans have always been more connected to the super rich, and they will probably try to roll back the Dodd-Frank financial law. During the next two years, all the Republicans will talk about is making the federal government smaller. But when the Republican governors talk about smaller governments, their budgets are some of the largest in the history of their state.

I have come to believe that Republicans like to say one thing and do another. They say they are for the American people, but the super rich get richer and the poor get poorer. There are huge differences between the two parties, and eighty-five percent of the Republican Party is white. White people are exclusive when they govern, and America is now multi-cultural, so Republicans are on the wrong side of history.

Democrats support common people, who are the huge majority of Americans, and Republicans support the rich who are only 5% of the country.

President Obama has two more years left in office, and no one will predict what he will do. It would be very easy if Obama was a lame duck president, and he did not care about his legacy. But President Obama has a humongous ego, and he wants to go down in history as one of the greatest presidents to hold office.

In the upcoming congressional session, the Republicans will have the majority in both houses, and everyone is putting on their boxing gloves. The Republicans and the Tea Party Republicans don’t like each other, the Democrats don’t like the Republicans as a group, and the president is caught in the middle. Everyone knows for the last six years the Republicans have worked to suppress and destroy every policy and nomination the president tried to initiate.

But now the shoe is on the other foot and the Democrats can oppose every policy that the Republicans try to implement. It has been extremely ugly in Washington, and it looks like everyone is getting ready to ride on a rollercoaster in 2015, that no one in the legislature can get off.

After the 2014 election and the Democrats took a shellacking, the president started throwing punches before the year was over. The president initiated an executive order on immigration that could impact 5 million immigrants, and the Republicans are trying to figure out their next move. While the Republicans were trying to decide what to do, the president throws a haymaker, and opened diplomatic relations with Cuba.

As the Republicans make no official unified statement on the president’s executive orders, Black young men around the country are murdered by police, and in every major city there are mass protests and demonstrations. The president tries to stay in a neutral corner, but the president and his wife begins to talk to the media about what it feels like being Black in America.

“There is no excuse for police to use excessive force during peaceful protest,” says President Obama during the Ferguson protest. Many Blacks approved of the president’s statement, and it appeared that he was acknowledging that in certain situations with police, Black life does not matter. By making this statement many police felt that the president was throwing them under the bus.

But, Blacks feel that President Obama is telling the truth about police brutality and using excessive force when it comes to dealing with young Black men, and our community. With President Obama and his attorney general setting up a commission to determine if there is an abuse of power with police in certain cities across the country, the conservatives and Republicans feel the president is dividing the nation.

Blacks have always felt there were two nations, one for Whites and one for Blacks. During the six years that President Obama has held office, he has tried to ignore or downplay the reality of being a Black man in America. But with the killing of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, the president has been forced to admit there is injustice in the country, and he can no longer behave that it does not exist.

In 2015, the demonstrations and protest will not stop from Black young people, and the president will be forced to take action on his commission on police brutality and abuse in the Black Community. If other cultures in America receive special attention, funding, and laws, Blacks must expect and demand the same from the president.

2015 is a year of action for Blacks, and the president must focus on the critical needs in our community. The Black community is suffering in 2015, and it is time for the president, and Black leaders to show that Black lives matter with a legislative plan, and more funding.

As you are reading this article, American are voting and the results of the mid-term election will be finalized in most states in one more day. There will be surprises and there will be devastating defeats for many incumbents. But the voting process will be fair, impartial and the majority of Americans will accept the results.
I wish that I had a crystal ball and I could predict the winners in certain races, but the count of votes will determine the victors. The pundits and political strategies’ will explain why certain candidates won, and many will say the winners spent 100 million dollars on their campaigns. Others will say, their ground game was better organized, and others will say the money the candidate spent on the media was the determining factor.
But in the final analysis, there will be a loser and a winner, and in the majority of the races it will be a Republican or a Democrat. The race can be dirty, nasty, and filled with fabrications, but each vote is your voice, and Americans has lost their trust in the system and process.
Traditionally, African Americans do not vote in the mid-term elections, but we have the ability to change the outcome of many elections in many states with our vote. More than 100 Black candidates will be on the ballots in statewide elections, and many political experts argue that this is a byproduct of Barack Obama’s historic presidency. Black political representation in American Democracy is not going away, and more African Americans are more engaged in the political process, than ever before.
In 2012, Blacks surpassed the white turnout in terms of percentage voting for the first time, according to the Census Bureau. This is a phenomenal achievement considering 50 years ago; Blacks were fighting for an opportunity to vote. There were 66% of Blacks who voted, and 64% of whites who voted in the 2012 election.
The court is still out in 2014, but civil rights groups, nonprofit social agencies, and Black churches are coordinating “Get Out the Vote” events for early voting around the country. I live in Florida, and the churches, Black politicians, and civil organizations are working around the clock to get the “Souls to the Polls.” It is possible that the 2014 election could change voting for minorities in the mid-term, because positive coalitions have worked together to make a difference.
NAACP Cincinnati chapter presidential candidate Rob Richardson said, “Voting isn’t just a right, voting is a responsibility. It’s a responsibility to your community and your families. Voting is saying thank you to all those who have fought for civil rights in the past and continuing that fight into the future, because it never ends.”
Voting is fundamental and it is time for Blacks to speak with their vote, so they will stop being ignored. The majority of Blacks are Democrats, but the Democratic Party refuses to spend money with the Black media until the last four weeks of the election. There is a need for Blacks to be elected in leadership positions in the Democratic Party, to ensure the party spends money throughout the entire campaign, as opposed to the last four weeks with the Black media to be successful.
The National and State Democratic Parties must get the Black community engaged in the 2016 election in 2015. Many Black candidates around the country received no funding from the Democratic Party, but their White counterpart received hundreds of thousands of dollars and in some cases millions.
As the 2014 election is almost completed, now the Democratic leadership is courting the Black vote. Some think, it is too late to spend money with the Black media, and this should have been done at the beginning of the election.

The 2014 election is the last election that President Obama will have to take the blame for everything that has gone wrong with America. Americans operates from the philosophy of what have you done for me lately, and it does not matter what you did for me yesterday. The president’s poll numbers are the lowest since he has been in office, and the Republicans and conservatives think everyone in the country believe he is doing a terrible job.
Even though, the unemployment number is under 6%, the first time in 6 years, and it marked the 48th straight month of job growth, the Republicans are still mad. The stock market is enjoying one of the best markets in years, and breaking all kinds of records, but the president is not given any credit. The ACA is working and 10 million Americans now have health insurance, but the media is barely talking about the president’s achievements.
When the president was elected in 2008, almost every industry was close to being bankrupted, and his systems and policies resuscitated the economy. Now, in 2014 it appears that the president will pay the price for doing a good job. Logically, Americans actions make no sense, but it looks like the Democrats may lose the Senate to the Republicans.
Instead of American rewarding the Democrats with more representatives, it appears they will have less in the Senate. The political experts are forecasting that Republicans will take control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and this would destroy the power balance in the federal government.
Presently the Democrats control the Senate and the Republicans control the House of Representatives, but if the Republicans control both the Houses, the agenda and initiatives will change. All the bills will be focused on conservative ideology and Tea Party policies.
At the present time in the Senate there are 53 Democrats, and 45 Republicans, with 2 independents voting with the Democratic caucus. But in this midterm election, there are 36 seats up for re-election and there are eight contests that can go other way. The Democrats are playing defense in these races, but most of these states are red or the Republican candidate has taken a small lead.
The states that are too close to call a winner are Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. The Republicans are spending millions of dollars in these races and the Democrats are having a hard time keeping up with GOP donations and super PAC’s.
In many of these races, the Democratic candidates refuse to allow the president to campaign in their state. They think that President Obama will hurt their chances to win their election, because many residents consider the president a failure. Republicans have convinced a segment of America that the president does not know what he is doing, and anyone who is a liberal that supports his policies is wrong.
America is at a crossroad, and the winners of this election will determine how our representatives will govern. If the Republicans gain control of the Senate, they will decide what does and does not get to the floor for consideration, and there would be a huge change in priorities. This would be terrible for the country and Obama’s presidency.
There will be less than seven days and America will decide which path it will choose. This election will determine if the country continues to move forward, or slip back into obstruction and misery. Please vote with your heart in the 2014 election, and vote Democrat.