Losing The Senate Would Be Good For Obama Or Something

Um, yeah, sure, uh-huh. Looks like Dana Milbank has written off Democrats keeping the Senate and has moved to spin

For Obama, loss of the Senate could be freeing

(lots of whining about Obama not getting credit for our super awesome economy (sic))

No wonder this bear wants to break loose. And maybe he will — if Republicans take control of the Senate.

Crazy talk, you say? Maybe so. The prevailing view is that a Republican Senate would only compound Obama’s woes by bottling up confirmations, doubling the number of investigations and chipping away at Obamacare and other legislative achievements.

Milbank goes into his “reasons” why losing the Senate would be good for Obama, including

There would be no more excuses for Republicans’ failure to put forward their own health-care plan, immigration proposals, specific cuts to popular government programs, and pet causes involving abortion, birth control and gay rights. This would set up real clashes with Obama — who could employ the veto pen he hasn’t used a single time since Republicans gained control of the House in 2010 — and sharp contrasts that would put him on the winning side of public opinion.

How would clashing with Republicans be any different? He’s played the blame and demonization game from day 1.

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3 Responses to “Losing The Senate Would Be Good For Obama Or Something”

  1. Proof says:

    How much do you want to bet that the minute the Republicans gain control of the Senate, the MSM start a litany of all the bad things the “Senate” has been responsible for, for the last six years, without making any distinctions?

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  3. Jeffery says:

    Although Milbank is just another hack “villager”, he does make a little sense this time. \
    The Republican strategy from the outset was to refuse to cooperate on any issue, with the outcomes harming the nation. Their supposition (mostly correct) was that the citizenry would blame the President.

    If a Republican House and Senate had to actually pass laws rather than speak in vague generalities Americans would quickly see their flaws. If the far-right goal is to cut taxes on the wealthy and drastically cut entitlement spending they would have the floor. How much would they propose cutting Medicare and Social Security? In half? That would cut Federal taxes some 25%! Would they put forth bills to eliminate the EPA? Repeal the ACA?

    What are the 5 highest priorities of your side?

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