The speaker of the house made a statement that he was going to file suit against the President of the United States. When a reporter asked him the exact charges he plans to file against the President, his response was, “I do not know at this time and when I find out, I will let you know.” The Republican Party is working towards 2016. In November 2014 the Republicans plan to control the senate. What they are attempting to do is to destroy Barack Obama’s credibility on every issue and then say that Hillary Clinton is another Barack Obama. Democrats have held the majority in the Senate for almost eight years, but as Election Day 2014 approaches Republicans are confident that math and history are on their side. Democrats head into the election with a 55-45 advantage; Republicans need a net gain of six seats to win a majority. Unfortunately for the Democrats, they have to defend 21 of the 36 seats up for grabs this year. Making matters worse for the Democrats this year is the fact that seven of their seats up this year are in states carried by Mitt Romney in 2012.Democrats also have to contend with the electorate’s six-year itch. The party occupying the White House in the sixth year of a presidential administration almost invariably loses seats in Congress. CNN currently calculates that a total of 12 Democratic seats up this year are currently at risk. Vulnerable Democrats are up in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina and (if a Republican wave develops), New Hampshire, and Virginia. Democrats also have potentially vulnerable open seats in Iowa and Michigan. Republicans have an edge in West Virginia and South Dakota’s open Democratic seat is already virtually conceded to the GOP. As for the Republicans, CNN currently calculates that the only vulnerable incumbent up this year is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The race for the open GOP seat in Georgia –currently held by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss – also has potential to become the competitive in November. Republicans do not believe in giving people the right to vote, passing the immigration bill, women’s equality, issues in climate change, and supporting a higher minimum wage. Unless Democrats can get messages out supporting the above topics then they will not control the Senate in 2016. In other words, in 2016 the Republicans will control both the House and the Senate.
By Jesse J. Lewis, Sr.