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The Senate Is The Key To November

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Richard Cohen’s piece in the Washington Post yesterday will go gently into the good night, another forgotten piece of wisdom in the deluge of dross commonly known as Election Season. That would be sad, so I’m going to do my part to have the piece and the implications it explores, at the very least, remembered, by someone, somewhere.

The core of the column is this. Romney is weak and if faced with a determined Congressional GOP hijacked by Grover Norquist and the hard-right, will buckle to their insanity. He has already indicated as much by embracing Paul Ryan’s frankly evil budget plans. And that is only the beginning.

But there’s more to this than meets the eye, because the key to whether Romney would buckle, or on the flip side, whether Obama has any hope of getting anything done is what happens in the 33 Senate Contests. We know that the math favors the GOP, and if the right can prevent Obama from getting momentum enough to push home downstream races, then they have a good shot at taking it back. If they keep the House – which is likely – then it’s game on.

Either Obama ( more likely ) will be President of the Veto Pen, or Romney ( less likely ) would be President Pantywaist, a willing tool of the bad guys as they tear this country asunder and delay the renewal of its glory for another decade or two or more.

If the Senate stays blue, then Romney can use the Democratic Senate as his excuse to be a nobody, and Obama can try to get stuff done as he’s gamely tried to do since the 2010 meltdown.

In other words, the equation is simple. GOP Senate plus Romney is real bad. Everything else. Meh.

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Written by coolrebel

May 22, 2012 at 12:50 pm

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