2014 Midterm Elections: Republicans Control The Senate

It’s official folks, the Republicans now control both chambers of congress. Republicans now have control of at least 51 seats in the United States Senate as of 11:36pm on election day.

In an election that had no stand out message, and no obvious stand out issues, Republicans took control of the Senate based on three criteria. (1) Liberals and Democrats are notorious for sitting on their asses for midterm elections. (2) A summer and fall full of fear-based news stories which gave conservatives all the ammunition they needed to head to the polls. (3) A president who is suffering from electorate fatigue.

Anyone on the Left who tries to spin today’s result as a positive for the 2016 presidential election is a fool. Just about the only positive result today is that we have more Daily Show fodder for Jon Stewart. “Uh, yep.” Yeah, Mr. Turtle Man himself Mitch McConnell won as well.

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  • It’s hard to be positive when you know you will have to hear the word “mandate” on every Republican lip, when you realize that Michele Bachmann’s insanity has now been replaced with Joni Ernst’s, and that we will all have to see that scary Rick Scott mask-face for years to come.

    • It’s going to be an “enjoyable” two years. Yeah, definitely difficult to stay positive. At least we have weed in D.C. Well, until the Republican congress reminds D.C. residents they are second-class citizens, that is. 🙂

  • By the way, I have been getting non-stop hits on this older post for the last week. http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/2014/08/why-elaine-chao-wife-of-mitch-mcconnell.html Some of the search entries that led them to my blog are funny. “Who is Mitch McConnell’s trophy wife?” She is definitely NOT a trophy wife by any description. They are very much each other’s equal and that’s not being complimentary to either one.