With the midterms just under three weeks away, I’m cautiously optimistic the Republican Party will maintain a very narrow majority in both the House and Senate. I wish I could be more confident in my prediction, and in the GOP’s performance in this most crucial midterm election. I would be more confident if the Republicans inhabiting both Houses of the United States Congress actually gave the American people reasons to feel good about voting for them.
Based on their performance the past two years, the most accurate campaign slogan for the Republicans in Congress would be: ”vote for us because we’re not as bad as the Democrats.” With the Democrat Party bending more and more towards the radical left, this election should be a Republican landslide. Unfortunately the majority of Republicans currently serving in the United States Senate and House of Representatives have abandoned too many of their key principles and have stopped listening to the people who normally would be their staunchest supporters. They have also acquired the skeletal structure of an invertebrate.
Here is some key legislation the Republicans should immediately bring up for vote. It is not necessary that the legislation actually pass as long as the Republicans fight a good fight for each one. It is the fight that is necessary along with the strong stand for principles that were once the cornerstone of the Republican Party. Fighting for traditional Republican principles is the first key to a resounding Republican victory.
Even though the Republicans have tried and failed so many times, they need to vote to repeal ObamaCare one more time. This time they need to highlight the numerous failures and horrors of ObamaCare, making that the focus of the debate. They must also stress the devastation that would be caused by implementing Medicare for All. It is the messaging and the debate that would be essential for the Republicans to profit from one more failed attempt,
Fighting to make the most recent tax cuts permanent, and greatly expanding them, so they would become true tax reform, is also a key to resounding victory. The earlier tax reform was barely adequate yet produced very positive results that are being felt on Main Street. A tax reform package that would have earned praise from Milton Friedman would be the most beneficial to the American people and to the Republican election chances.
The Republican Party was once best known for being the party of fiscal responsibility. Now it appears that those in the US Congress can’t even spell that phrase anymore. Legislation that would greatly slash spending across the board would be a huge win for the party and the American people. If the congressional Republicans returned to their principles by trying to pass this legislation, the debate would provide a most needed contrast with the Democrats.
One of the issues that propelled President Trump to victory was his promise to build the wall along our Southern border. So far the Republicans in Washington DC have done little to bring this wall into existence. An immediate attempt to fund the Wall would greatly energize the Republican base and the debate would be most beneficial.
Unfortunately those up for reelection are most likely out campaigning right now instead of actually governing. Because of that they are probably missing many key opportunities to actually sway voters and to do what voters actually sent them to Washington DC to do.