If you are a regular reader of this blog, or any other conservative blog, you are probably aware that the Democrat-controlled Senate has acted as a gatekeeper for President Obama. Any pro-growth bills passed by the House were immediately shelved by Harry Reid over the past two years. Why, he couldn’t let Republicans in the House take any credit for doing something to help the economy, so he did nothing. He hasn’t even passed a budget in almost four years.
Unfortunately, a good number of Americans do not read conservative blogs, and are totally in the dark about the Senate’s obstructionism. As The Wall Street Journal pointed out, it has gone on, and on, and on. Not only is it time for a change at the top of the ticket, it’s also time for a change in the Senate.
Voters can be forgiven for not knowing all this because the media mostly ignore Senate obstructionism these days. Instead, they dutifully follow Mr. Obama’s lead when he says of Congress that “I think the American people will run them out of town because they are frustrated and they know we need to do something big and bold.” He means Republicans.
But if it’s big and bold that voters want, House Republicans have passed it. What stands in their way are Senate Democrats. One reason the Reagan policy revolution became law in 1981 is because Republicans scared enough Democrats into cooperating by picking up a net gain of 12 Senate seats in 1980 to gain control 53-46.
If voters want to break the gridlock of the past two years and start addressing the country’s urgent fiscal and economic problems, they’re going to have to elect a Republican Senate as well as Mr. Romney.
In a little more than a week we’ll find out if enough voters understand how our government works. I guess we’ll also find out whether or not they care. If you’re one of those voters that likes to split the ticket – this is not the race for that. If we’re going to have a chance of turning things around we need the House, the Senate and the Presidency. It really is that simple.