Tuesday is nearly here and things will clear up. The Republicans are starting to do their touchdown dance of taking over the Senate. There are still a few hurdles to overcome. One of those hurdles is simply that the GOP seems to offer nothing than other than "NOT OBAMA!" They live in this mind-set as the party of no.
Mike Rounds clearly epitomizes that mind set. If you caught his performance on the KELO debate, he was running against Obama and not Weiland or Pressler. His empty suit and empty promises will seem to fit in well with the GOP in Washington, but is that what we want? This attitude was a party that brought you government shut down, a costly and extended delay in the Farm bill, and as led to the most ineffective Congress in, well, pretty much the founding of the nation. No on immigration reform, no on budget reform, no on EB-5 reform, no, no, no.
If the Republicans falter to take over the Senate, it will be this lack of vision that could very well take them down. As Bill Whalen states on the Daily Beast,
Because someone has to be a contrarian in what otherwise looks like a bad November for President Obama and his party: what if Republicans manage not to gain control of the Senate in this election?
You couldn’t blame it on the usual suspects—a lack of money, or an over-abundance of bad candidates, or uphill climbs in hostile Obama-friendly states.
A more likely culprit: a strategic miscalculation on the part of GOP Senate candidates nationwide and the party elders back on Capitol Hill. While making this year’s races a referendum on Obama and his policies, Republicans ignored a fundamental rule of congressional challenges: to get to Washington, one has to run against Washington’s ways—specifically, the accumulation of job seniority and personal wealth that makes Senate incumbents seem long in the tooth and short on integrity.Mike Rounds has failed to earn your vote if you want to stand for anything real when it comes to changing Washington. If you want to maintain the gridlock that brought you the government shut down, if you want the maintain the gridlock that brought you a delayed farm bill, if you want empty promises of repeal and replace of Obamacare, then vote for Mike Rounds. If you want to hear no to immigration reform, no to making sure more people have access to health insurance, and no to helping students find ways to finance education, then cast a ballot for Mike Rounds.
If you would like to see action immigration reform, if you would like to see college students getting a break to avoid crushing debt, if you would like to see someone that will try to advance legislation to avoid a government shutdown, if you would like to see someone that will not just trust foreign companies and instead will make sure to protect you first, then cast your ballot for Rick Weiland. We simply cannot afford six more years of a party of NO! We need to start accomplishing something, and you can do your part by voting for Weiland.