Late last week, in a move that shocked no one, Harry Reid said it was laughable to think the Senate would do anything but stall on Romney’s “severely conservative” agenda.
(I thought calling Romney’s agenda “severely conservative” was pretty laughable, too, but I suppose that’s another conversation for another time.)
This revelation from Reid was reported as news. As if everyone was expecting all along that the Democrats in the Senate would bow to every Romney demand. Of course Reid will stall, just like he’s been doing since the GOP took control of the House.
The only difference with Romney in the White House is that there will be two branches of government yelling at Harry Reid.
If only the GOP could take the Senate…
Yes, it’s possible, but at this point, it’s a long shot. A really long long shot. It was possible – probable, even – some time ago, but shifts in polls and Republican candidates with foot-in-mouth syndrome seem to have killed any hope that the Republicans would control both Houses of Congress in 2013.
So this partisan bickering will continue another two years. It’s almost like it’s all cyclical, huh?
All of Romney’s campaign promises will be on hold for at least two years. Then, assuming the GOP keeps the House and takes the Senate, the Republicans will have the two remaining years of Romney’s first term to get something done that will turn the economy and the unemployment numbers to be more favorable before the next election cycle.
But for now, it looks like we’ll still be dealing with Harry Reid holding up the Republican agenda and doing what he does best: playing the role of a whiny little brat.
Enjoy it, Harry. Your days in control of the Senate are numbered.