The problem with winning control of Congress is that then you control Congress.
And voters will expect you to deliver, which you probably won’t, so they’ll be just as mad at you as they were at the previous guys.
Here’s the crazy thing: Republican and Democratic candidate and parties are going to fight tooth and nail for the next nine months, spending multi-millions of dollars, filling newspapers and TV and radio news shows with partisan rhetoric. Millions of people will be caught up in election fervor, supporting their candidates and parties and fighting the opposition.
All for what? To control a totally dysfunctional organization that can’t get anything done, can’t solve the nation’s biggest problems, and probably never will.
Even if Republicans take control, Congress will still be closely divided. Pres. Obama will still be president. Democrats will still have the ability to kill almost any legislation Republicans propose.
Republicans may be able to stop cold the Democrats’ liberal national agenda. That’s good. But the stage will be set for more gridlock, more partisan bickering, more do-nothing Congress. And the voters will quickly start blaming Republicans.
Congress is so broken I doubt a Republican majority can turn it around. They didn’t do it the last time they were in charge.
So we don’t need politicians who promise to go to Washington and reform it. We’ve heard that before. We need politicians who promise to bypass Washington, who will turn programs like education, Medicaid, health care and transportation over to the states – and leave funding for those programs at the state level.
Since Congress can’t function properly, give states a chance.