Theories now abound, about what was lost, why, who will care and who will not and what this will portend for the 2016 Presidential race. President Obama lost a majority in the House in the last mid terms, and now he has lost a majority in the Senate, but not a super majority (which would be required to overturn the Affordable Care Act). Republicans are now in what should be a happy spot, but it is also a rough one. Now it is not enough to just criticize what comes from the White House – they must make proposals of their own, and they must be substantive. So will we see a radical change on immigration policy, health care, and other hot button issues? Not likely, but then there is always the strategy of “death by a thousand cuts” – and it is likely that Republicans will do what they can to weaken the ACA at the very least. It’s the least they can do.
The Elections, New Selections and Directions
December 5, 2014