Message Sent?

Message Sent?

With Senator Landrieu’s (D-LA) election loss this weekend, the Republican mid-term broad winning sweep just got a little broader. This Louisiana election ended a mid-term turnaround that saw the ouster of half of the original Obamacare supporters in the Senate and left Republicans with majorities in both the House and the Senate. Americans used the power of the ballot box to send a clear message that change is needed and not the kind heralded in the 2008 Presidential election.

In hindsight, December 24, 2009 sealed the fate of many Democrats on Capital Hill. The Washington Examiner reports, “On Dec. 24, 2009, the Democratic-controlled Senate passed President Obama’s healthcare law with a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, triggering a massive backlash that propelled Republicans to control of the House the following year. On the Senate side, going into this year’s midterm elections, 25 senators who voted for Obamacare were already out or not going [sic] be part of the new Senate being sworn in next month. After Democratic losses on Nov. 4 and Saturday’s defeat of Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., the number has risen to 30. In other words, half of the Senators who voted for Obamacare will not be part of the new Senate.”

As the vastly transformed Congress enters the new year, let’s hope its members will be able to deliver the type of change that leaves Americans with something good to talk about.

 

Click here to read the full Washington Examiner article. 

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