(RightWing.org) – There is a lot for Conservatives to be hopeful about these days in the wake of the 2020 elections, especially when the hope is realistic and attainable. In 2010, Republicans didn’t know what the future would hold as Democrats controlled the House, Senate, and White House. It was a much different time. Although Democrats were liberal for the era, they were moderate compared to today’s bunch. Then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced his intention to do all he could to make former two-term President Barack Obama a one-term president.
While it didn’t completely work out how McConnell hoped, the House flipped in historic fashion in 2012. In 2014, the Senate went under Republican control. Fast forward, America is in a familiar position, but much has changed. While Democrats control Washington, DC, they are internally divided between the extremes of the far-Left and a few moderates that are still clinging to their seats. On Tuesday, June 15, Senate Republican Chair John Barrasso (R-WY) referenced McConnell’s 2010 statement and declared his intention to make Joe Biden a one-half-term president by flipping both chambers of Congress in 2022.
What Are the Odds? Democrats Are Worried!
In 2010, McConnell received intense criticism from the media and Democrats for his bold declaration. Like McConnell, the Senate’s No. 3 Republican isn’t concerned with the Left or the media. In fact, if they holler too much about it, Barrasso may feel validated. Regardless, there is a lot to suggest that the odds are good for Republicans as the Left pushes an extreme agenda on voting rights, climate change, and social issues.
Under normal times, if the party in power in Congress is the same as the White House, it doesn’t bode well. Combined with the Democrat’s shift hard-left after Biden reneged on his moderate rhetoric during the 2020 campaign and the intra-party squabbles as the Dems agenda come to a screeching halt, the odds are even better for the GOP’s hopes to win both chambers of Congress.
It’s so concerning for Democrats that Barrasso said a Democratic senator told him that they can spend and tax, but they are going to lose the House or Senate, or maybe even both. He added that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the Democrats have to do everything now because he expects to lose both chambers in 2022.
For McConnell’s part, he added fuel to the fire on Monday. The Minority Leader stated if the GOP gets the Senate back, he’ll block any hopes of Biden getting a Supreme Court confirmation in the last year of his term. McConnell successfully blocked Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in 2016.
The White House Tries to Push Back
On Tuesday, White House Spokesman Andrew Bates tried to make hay of the situation. On Biden’s behalf, he claimed the administration was responsible for bringing the country together, the vaccinations that are helping end the COVID-19 pandemic, and the unprecedented job growth in Biden’s first 100 days that would happen after shutdowns in 2020 cost tens of millions of jobs.
While Democrats live in a fantasy world, Barrasso said everything the Democrats are trying to do is centered on their hot button issues, all of which the GOP will stop.
Just months ago, the Democrats were unstoppable. Now, their far-left agenda is immovable.
It just goes to prove that there’s always hope, even when it feels hopeless at times.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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