As I write this, conventional wisdom, supported by various polls, suggest that the GOP is about to retake control of the US House of Representatives with a lesser chance to retake control of the US Senate. Many people, mistakenly IMHO, believe this means the end of the Obamanation. I seek to suggest a different possibility.
First, there is no expectation whatever that the GOP will achieve veto-proof majorities in both houses of the US Congress, a basic requirement for dismantling any of the damage done by the Obamanation to date. This means that the very best we can expect is that the GOP might be able to block some future Obama attempts at further socialization of our government.
Before we continue with this thought, imagine, if you will, the opposite scenario – where the Democrats maintain their majority control of both houses as well as the White House this election. Were this to happen, it is hard to imagine how Obama could have any hope of re-election in 2012. The American people would simply be too disgusted by then and Obama would have little to run against. By the 2012 campaign, the worn out “its Bush’s fault” line will be worn so thin that even the most weak minded of the sheeple would be able to see through it.
Now, back to our main reasoning. By having the GOP win a simple majority in the House, perhaps even in the Senate, the best the GOP could do, as stated above, is to BLOCK Obama’s plans. But, in doing so, they not only DO NOT rollback or repair any of the damage done to date, they actually give Obama something tangible to run against in 2012, thereby helping his re-election chances. I refuse to believe I am the only one bright enough to have figured this out. Indeed, I think this is the very direction preferred by the Obama administration. For sure, they will do some public whining over the apparent loss – but this still plays right into their longer term plans.
Taking our reasoning in yet another direction, what looks on the surface like a contest between Blue-State Democrats and Red-State Republicans might not be that at all. I submit that the REAL contest is between the “political establishment” and the American people. A contest we the people continue to lose. In the few cases where true grassroots candidates have beaten “establishment” candidates in primary elections, the “establishment” at best gives these candidates lukewarm support and, at worst is openly hostile to them, apparently preferring the “establishment” candidate from the alleged opposing party. This is especially true of so-called “Tea Party” candidates who have won GOP primaries, upsetting “establishment” candidates. One can almost hear the members of the elite ruling class (a.k.a. The “establishment”) exclaim “how dare they?”. I submit that what we are really up against are a self-appointed elite ruling class who come in shades ranging from bright red to bright blue with various hues in between, and that they all have something in common – in all cases, their highest priority is keeping the power they believe they, and only they (and their heirs), have a right to. Yes, they may vary in the choice of special interests they repay with our hard-earned tax money, but, at the end of the day, they are all the same.
Sorry my friends but what I see shaping up is 2 years of a “pissing contest” between the Dems and the GOP followed by a demonized GOP being beaten in 2012 in the Congress and the likely re-election of Obama. Should this come to pass, I also see a very high possibility that it will be the last presidential election held in what was once the United States of America.
Sorry but I am honor bound to tell it as I see it, whether or not what I see is what I want. Call me negative if it makes you feel better. I prefer to think of myself as a very rational analyst and observer.
Our Constitution was written in the blood of patriots. Since its implementation, it has withstood several truly serious challenges, each of them overcome with the blood of patriots. If you prefer to think things are different this time, then it is your right to spend what remains of your freedom believing that and there is nothing I can do about that.
Troy L Robinson