since roy moore lost, how is this really going to change the fact that the gop still dominates the congress?
well as long as the congress is dominated by gop, trump will remain president
- 2 years ago
Well, It brings the Senate to 51-49. And if Susan Collins (the only- questionably- moderate Republican in the Senate) and just one other GOP Senator (think the retiring Corker or Flake, just to possibly spite the orange clown) join the Dems (who are likely to vote as a bloc), there is no tie-breaking vote for Pence to cast.
Not saying this will happen, or, how often it might, but it's a distinct possibility for 2018.
- MarkLv 72 years ago
NOW it seems like nothing will change, but I suspect that people who "vote for Republicans simply because the candidates are Republican (and Ike Eisenhower - maybe even Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, too) would be rolling in his grave if he was able to if he saw how far down Republicans have sunk)" are over. Most people (Democrats OR Republicans) don't like Trump, now that they see what he is all about...
- virtual_cleoLv 72 years ago
Two ways. Conscience-stricken Republicans (McCain, Flake, Collins) are pulling a slightly lighter burden, and this portends a need for purple-staters to wake up and govern.
- OnlookerLv 72 years ago
They have a lot if difficulties in the Senate, with 2 fairly moderate Republicans already causing them problems. Even without Jones Republicans were unable to end Obamacare, for instance.
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- 2 years ago
This wasn't about getting power, it was about doing the right thing and stopping a pedophile from holding one of the most prestigious offices in the US.
- Jeff SLv 72 years ago
For one thing it changes the vote in the Senate on tax reform!
Here's a few more GOP dream issues harder to pass;
Cuts to social security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs designed for the poor and working class!
- MichaelLv 72 years ago
And that GOP "dominance" of congress has produced what exactly? Be specific.
- Jim2Lv 72 years ago
Maybe it at least partially means they won't dominate it for much longer.
- Y!A SheriffLv 52 years ago
"Dominates". As in divided and accomplishing nothing.
- MaxwellLv 72 years ago
It won't. It just makes the midterm election a single seat closer.