Will Anything Really Change After The Midterm Elections?

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Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Boehner, McConnell - Public Domain The more things change, the more things stay the same.  As I write this, it looks like the Republicans are going to take control of the U.S. Senate.  But will that actually alter the direction of the country?  Will that actually change anything?  There are many that hope that this could represent a “turning point” for America, but history tells us that almost certainly will not be the case.  Over the past 30 years, things have changed very little no matter which party has controlled the White House and no matter which party has controlled Congress.  During that time frame, the national debt has continued to explode, our long-term economic problems have continued to get even worse, our liberties and freedoms have continued to erode and our nation has increasingly become a moral cesspool.  And the truth is that at this point there is very little real difference between most Democrats and most Republicans.  The corruption in Washington D.C. runs extremely deep, and very few politicians are able to enter that environment without being fundamentally affected by it.

 

In recent times, midterm elections have become primarily about punishing whoever is in the White House.  In this case, there is definitely much to be dissatisfied about as far as Barack Obama is concerned.  In fact, many consider him to be the worst president in U.S. history, and that is saying a lot.

When Obama first entered the White House, his approval numbers were incredibly high.  But over time they have fallen substantially.

According to a CNN poll taken in late October, 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the way that Barack Obama is performing his job, and close to 70 percent of Americans are upset about the direction the country is headed.

And without a doubt, the sour mood of the country was clearly reflected in the election results as they rolled in on Tuesday night.

But despite the millions upon millions of votes that were cast by concerned Americans on Tuesday, very little is likely to change in the way that this nation is governed.

One reason for this is because Barack Obama has the power to block pretty much whatever the Republican Congress does.  If a piece of legislation is passed that he does not like, he can simply veto it.  Unfortunately for the Republicans, they do not have the numbers to override a veto.

This means that the Republicans are not going to be able to overturn Obamacare.  No matter how much the American people may hate it, we are stuck with it for at least another two years.

This also means that Barack Obama has the power to single-handedly stop the Keystone pipeline.  Even though surveys show that Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of the pipeline, the only way that it will move forward is if Barack Obama allows it to happen.

Another reason why very little is likely to change in Washington is because Democrats and Republicans actually agree on far more issues than they disagree.  Just consider the following…

-The U.S. national debt has absolutely exploded in recent years no matter which party has had control of Congress.  Republicans were swept to power in the U.S. House of Representatives four years ago with a mandate to control government spending, but that has not happened.  In fact, the U.S. national debt increased by more than a trillion dollars in fiscal year 2014.

-Both parties support the emerging one world economic system which has already resulted in the loss of millions of good paying American jobs.  And now Barack Obama is secretly negotiating a new trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership which will kill even more of our jobs and businesses.  Sadly, Republicans fully agree with what Obama is trying to accomplish and do not plan to stand in the way of this insidious treaty.

-If history is any indication, Republicans in the Senate will continue to rubber stamp most of Barack Obama’s ultra-liberal judicial nominees.  In America today many of the big issues are ultimately decided by activist judges, and it is not likely that the “tyranny of the judiciary” is going to end any time soon.

-Both major political parties have shown that they have very little respect for our liberties and freedoms.  They both eagerly renew the Patriot Act when it comes up for a vote, and neither party has shown any indication of cracking down on the abuses of agencies such as the NSA or the TSA.

-No matter who has control of Congress, Planned Parenthood always gets millions upon millions of dollars from the government every year.  Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, we have killed more than 50 million of our own people.  It is a national disgrace, and yet neither major political party intends to do anything to stop it.

-Both the Democrats and the Republicans believe that a “two state solution” will bring lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel.  And both parties support arming the “moderate jihadists” in Syria.  The U.S. has been making colossal mistakes in the Middle East for decades, and that is not going to change for the foreseeable future.

– Neither party ever dares to question the “independence” of the Federal Reserve.  The Fed is an unelected, unaccountable central banking cartel that has far more power over the economy than Barack Obama or the U.S. Congress does, and our politicians never do a thing to get this rogue organization under control even though it is behaving incredibly recklessly.  As I wrote about the other day, the Federal Reserve is at the heart of so many of our long-term economic problems, and yet Congress does not seem to care.

Of course this list could go on for quite a while.

The point that I am trying to make is that these midterm elections simply are not going to change the direction of the nation.

The clowns may change, but the circus remains the same.

America is on a road to oblivion, and the Democrats and the Republicans both share in the blame.

 
  • Erik Bergum

    The government’s ultimate goal is control control control. I do not know if America would be under the control of the Anti-Christ and his one-world governmental system!!!!

    • MIchael in Chicago

      I can really see that one world currency happening now that Japan has acknowledged ALL central banks (federal reserve) are working together. Almost all countries are bankrupt and in so much debt there is no paying it off.

    • iris

      We might already be in aspects, at least. Things usually happen incrementally, (frog in boiling water).

  • MIchael in Chicago

    My electricity, natural gas, home owners association, property tax, local sales tax, food, health insurance and almost all other living expenses which have at least doubled since Obama has been in office will not be going down after mid-terms. Unless I work more hours my pay checks will not be going up either. Not much will change for business. What few have millions or tens of millions in cash to create jobs or pay better wages will continue to hold on to that. I will still be stuck but I know how fortunate I have it.

    • jaxon64

      Mine will !!! But mainly because Maryland actually had the biggest upset of the entire elections.
      Ben Hogan beat Anthony Brown for governor of possibly the most liberal state in the union. We are estimated at 70% registered democrats in this hellhole ( and with the hispanic influx that number is burgeoning)–yet somehow Hogan won!!??
      Our exiting dem governor had given us 40 FORTY new taxes over the past 4 years and even taxed us for the RAIN, yep, you read that right–we get taxed if rain falls on our property here in liberal maryland. Our new governor has very large powers as per our Maryland laws and can overturn many of the taxes and fiscal liabilities to homeowners, workers and businesses that liberals love to burden us with.
      So here in Maryland–HELL YES- this makes a difference, probably a few grand less confiscated from me for the next 4 years each!!!!
      Exit polls showed 50% of his votes came from Independents and even dems ! I listened to local radio interviews and many blacks stated they voted against Obama and his amnesty policy..quoted one, ” he has sold us out and the Democrats take our votes for granted” another, “He give more consideration to illegals than he does to the black people-amnesty is hurting black communities, in particular, it hurts young black men who have to battle for jobs and the value of labour is being driven down.”
      PS: 19 of the 23 counties in Maryland are traditionally red but the 4 biggies–baltimore county/city, Prince Georges, Montgomery and Charles hold the masses of populace and are deeply blue.

  • MIchael in Chicago

    What will happen over the next two years? I agree with Ron Paul who recently made a comment about more US boots on the ground overseas. In West Africa we will send more troops, build more buildings and start sending contractors to build another military base. More drone strikes. More freedoms taken away here at home. More lies will be told. In as few words as possible the acceleration of America in decline best sums it up.

  • MIchael in Chicago

    When you get a chance search for the headline of this article if you have not read it already – NASA Warns California Drought Could Threaten U.S. Food Supply: “There will be
    some definite changes”

    • iris

      Yeah! What was up with THAT!!! Made me wonder if NASA has its fingers in the weather modification, er, global warming pie.

    • Cynical Guy42

      Where’s the NASA article? I could find the shtfplan article but not the original NASA article

      • iris

        think i saw it on our socially engineered newspage which greets us before we can check e-mail. think that one was through msnbc?

  • Syrin

    I couldn’t agree more. My analogy with this election is it is as if we are being given a choice between life in prison and being tortured to death, both options completely suck, but one is clearly worse than the other.

    • My roommate(a perennial well known sports coach in the south, from a legacy family), and I have had a lively discourse all night. I simply will NOT get excited, we’ve been burned, sold down the river and “Newted” too many times, *NOTHING* will change or happen. Too much saudi money and muslim plants(in gov’t) to change anything now, other than a Pentagon sweep of DC.

      • John West

        Even the Pentagon is being cleaned out and purged to ensure all are loyal subjects.

  • MissaJim

    In my humble opinion nothing much changes. We may go over the cliff at 80 mph instead of 100 mph. Will we gain back our lost freedoms? Will our currency not be debased? Will Obamacare be repealed? Will the eliminate DHS or the TSA?

    Highly, highly doubtful. Especially if Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are leading the charge.

  • Kim

    I can’t believe anyone still buys into the right – left paradigm illusion. despite the differences in social rhetoric, both parties are bought and paid for by the same institutions.

  • K

    Oh major change. We took the most corrupt individual in D.C. Harry and replaced him with the second most corrupt individual in D.C. Mitch. As angry as people were this year, yet nothing changed. This Country is just too stupid to maintain a Republic anymore.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Will anything change? Will I grow a pair of gossamer wings and fly to the Moon on them?

  • DJohn1

    The way I understand government appears to be different than yours.
    Provided the House and the Senate are both controlled by Republicans then I think they have the power to over ride the Presidential Veto.
    You are saying that they do not have the power to over ride a veto.
    What happens if a law is vetoed by the executive branch then?
    Doesn’t the law go back to the Congress and if both houses agree, then the law becomes a law of the land.
    Obamacare is the law of the land at the moment. It is being administered by the IRS.
    Now if someone puts forth a law repealing Obamacare and it is passed by both houses of Congress, it then goes to the President. He either vetoes the repeal or he doesn’t. If he does, then he has committed and so are all the Democrats out there that agree with him.
    But the vetoed law goes back to the Congress and they either over ride the veto or they do not.
    The other route is the court. If it can be shown that the current law is unconstitutional and the court agrees. Again the law is repealed.
    I think any law that is represented as not a tax then ruled that it is indeed a tax should be sent back to the Congress to clarify it. Anything less is a form of fraud.
    This business of misrepresentation before the Congress shows me they do not have the guts to oppose Obama on this law. When the Congress passed the law was it as a tax or not a tax?
    What was the original intention? Because obviously the court has interpreted and written law that is something a little bit different than what was represented before the Congress.
    The Republican Party has implied that they can change things if only they had a majority in both houses of Congress. Right now the public has pretty much said go for it. They have their majority.
    The question before this new Congress is either put up or shut up. They have implied they can change things. So either do it or not.
    But next time there is an election, don’t expect anyone to vote for you IF you have lied by implication to the public citizens of this country.
    Personally I see a Congress that is neither Republican or Democrat. What we have is a congress that has voted 300 or more people to pass a security agreement that enables the executive branch to bypass due process of law in this country.
    We obviously have a “yes man” supreme court in that they have not declared any such law as unconstitutional on the basis that it gives too much power to one branch of government.
    Over 300 votes means both parties agreed to this travesty.
    Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb are at it again! Tweedle Dee is a Republican and Tweedle Dumb is obviously the opposing party. What they both risk is their integrity and the appearance of being legal and just before the American Public.
    When anarchy appears to rein in the Congress and the Courts, then chaos will ensue.

    • iris

      “a Congress that is neither Republican or Democrat”, nails it, along with a “yes man Supreme Court”. Our votes matter diddly squat, imo. Still I vote, but am pretty sure that the only difference it makes is for demographic’s sake.

    • jaxon64

      In answer to your question……..to override a Presidential veto, the bill must return to the house and senate and a super-majority of 2/3rds must agree to push the bill through…
      In the Senate, a 67 vote of the 100 Senators would be needed and there are only 54/55 Republicans..there is no way to get 12 of the dems to break ranks and repeal obamacare….

      • DJohn1

        Thank-you for the information.

  • iris

    Saw a MSM sanctioned headline earlier, “Not your Dad’s GOP”, touting all of the changes the Republican party has gone through. Obviously targeting the young, perhaps in an attempt to assuage their fears. Never mind that those old enough to know better than to vote Democrat are the folks who are paying most of the taxes, the most responsible, etc. Saw a quote recently by Winston Churchill, “If you’re not a liberal at twenty, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative at forty, you have no brain.”

  • MIchael in Chicago

    It seems like the only time any country has meaningful change is when the military has a coup and arrests the government.

  • Tatiana Covington

    One word: homeostasis.

  • HumbleAmerican

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Politicians are bought and paid for, there are no true leaders in the world.

    • iris

      Real leaders don’t need to be politicians.

  • Handog

    I expect my quality of life index to remain the same or drop. Once the republicans regain power and a few years go by they will be voted out of office because of low approval. Does any one else see a trend here?

  • iris

    Does anyone know what the “big announcement” that Obama is to foist on the nation tonight, is? My guesses are increased gun registration prior to gun confiscation, or something about the healthcare debacle. I’m not interested in what the MSM pundits are speculating re: this one.

    • iris

      Heard now, that it is to be tomorrow, re: illegal immigrants, (3 million) to receive full status as far as receiving benefits, etc.)

  • Jobe

    Will anything really change? Asks the lobbyists…they run the show regardless of the party in power..

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