Most poll watchers I pay attention to are predicting that Romney will win the election, tomorrow. I think he will, too, but what a hollow win it will be if the Senate remains in the hands of the Democrats, under Dingy Dirty Harry:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that his caucus will not work at all with Romney to pass his “severely conservative” agenda:
“Mitt Romney’s fantasy that Senate Democrats will work with him to pass his ‘severely conservative’ agenda is laughable. In fact, Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda has already been rejected in the Senate. In the past few months, we have voted down many of the major policies that Mitt Romney has run on, from the Ryan plan to end Medicare as we know it, to the Blunt Amendment to deny women access to contraception, to more tax giveaways for millionaires and billionaires, to a draconian spending plan that would gut critical services for seniors and the most vulnerable Americans.
“Mitt Romney has demonstrated that he lacks the courage to stand up to the Tea Party, kowtowing to their demands time and again. There is nothing in Mitt Romney’s record to suggest he would act any differently as president. As governor of Massachusetts, he had a terrible relationship with Democrats, cordoning himself off behind a velvet rope instead of reaching out to build relationships. And in the near-decade that Mitt Romney has spent running for president, both his words and his actions have shown that pleasing the far right is more important to him than working across the aisle.
“Senate Democrats are committed to defending the middle class, and we will do everything in our power to defend them against Mitt Romney’s Tea Party agenda.”
Now, Republicans won’t have the votes to pass Romney agenda, barring surprise wins tomorrow night. But there are always members on one side of the aisle or the other that will be willing to crossover on certain issues. Two Senate Democrats who immediately come to mind are Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Mark Pryor of Arkansas, the latter of which will be up for re-election in 2014. There are other Senate Democrats from traditionally red states who may find themselves in a tough spot should the oppose a President Romney, including Mark Begich of Alaska, Max Baucus of Montana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and Tim Johnson of South Dakota.
Notice that Claire McCaskill isn’t on that list, even though she tries to present herself as some kind of moderate.
She isn’t. She’s an Obama loyalist who’s voted the party line 95% of the time. And if she’s reelected, the pretense of moderation will be over.
Are you getting me Missouri? Six months ago this profoundly unpopular, liberal mess was losing against any generic Republican on the ticket. Now, that Missouri seat is looking solid blue. Are you people kidding me? Romney is going to win Missouri by double digits, but just because Akin said one stupid thing we’re gonna hand the Senate to Dingy so he can obstruct everything the new Republican administration wants to do to fix the economy?
There is no reason – I repeat, NO REASON why Todd Akin should lose against an unpopular incumbent just because of one unfortunate remark. I’m not excusing it. I was mortified that Akin said what he said about “legitimate rape” etc. I wanted him to step down because we didn’t need a candidate for this important seat to become the poster child for the Democrat’s phoney ‘War on Women’™ meme which is exactly what happened. But since he didn’t step down, the control of the US Senate depends on us Missouri Republicans and Independents. Whether we like it or not, we must to do the right thing and vote for this solid conservative and decent family man over the ObamaCare loving corruptocrat “Air Claire” who has a 100% rating with NARAL and is more liberal than Than John Kerry and Harry Reid.
Star Parker was particularly impressive as she told the audience about her journey from the squalid left-wing victim to the social conservative activist she is today. She blamed policies championed by liberal politicians like Claire McCaskill for destroying the black family and passionately touted the conservative ideals championed by Todd Akin.