For the Republican Party’s leadership, taking control of the U.S. Senate might not even be the sweetest part of a victory in 2014.So it's not that the people of the Republic think that the current Administration is driving the country off a cliff, it's because of a new found enthusiasm for the squishy GOP. Funny, President McCain and President Romney could not be reached for comment. Actually, Romney could be reached for comment but was too busy pushing immigration amnesty to answer questions about whether he was too squishy to be President.
With growing confidence as Election Day approaches, Republican leaders are preparing to argue that broad GOP gains in the House and Senate would represent a top-to-bottom validation of their party’s mainline wing. Having taken a newly heavy-handed approach to the primary season this year, the top strategists of the Republican coalition say capturing the majority would set a powerful precedent for similar actions in the future — not just in Senate and congressional races, but in the presidential primary season as well.
But it seems that "no more Mr. Nice Guy" is a winning message:
The confrontational approach — by both party committees and outside super PACs — represented a sharp departure from the GOP’s cautious strategy in the 2010 and 2012 cycles, when cartoonishly inept nominees aligned with the tea party lost the party as many as five Senate seats.I have written at length about why I won't vote for Romney, and it's not because he got too hard line conservative. It's because the only source of energy in opposition to the Democratic Party that is destroying this land is the grass roots insurgency that the GOP is doing its damn best to stamp out.
If this fresh tack leads to victory, Republicans expect that aggressive posture will carry over into 2016. They learned the hard way, party insiders say, how direly even the establishment-minded Mitt Romney undermined himself by wooing the right during primary season.
But sure, sure: the GOP is our only help. [ rolls eyes ]
My preference would be for things to keep going as they are, with the Progressive Agenda increasingly discredited every day, rather than having the GOP in a position to push Progressive-lite. Screw 'em - better to die fast than slow.
P.S. I remain convinced that if Romney had won in 2012 we would today have a comprehensive new gun control act signed into law.