Column: GOP set on making Obama’s remaining years meaningless




There seems to be a growing consensus that the Republicans have a real shot at recapturing the Senate in the next midterm elections, giving them further opportunity, if not total assurance, of making Barack Obama’s next years in office meaningless.

The president understands this and has been pulling out all the stops to try to prevent it from happening. His budget proposal doesn’t include tax hikes or efforts to control Social Security, nor has he eased back in the spending. The fundraising to counter enormous amounts pitched into the battle by billionaires like the Koch brothers is underway full tilt.

The whole thing looks a lot like the “last great battle of the West,” or should we make that the “South,” where Democrats are conducting a Custer-like stand?

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