Democrats face challenging Senate landscape

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    March 9, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    To the Skeptical....

    First of all, better candidates don't always win. Besides, the term better is subjective anyway. Deceptive campaign practices of the opposition often effect election results. We saw that in the presidential election last year.
    However, I do think it's generally a good idea to have a balance between the executive and legislative branches of government as our country founders intended. If Obama was unrestrained, our government would undoubtedly be more socialist than it has ever been in its history.
    We need a government to fulfill only its original purpose and nothing more. It currently is much too involved in our individual and collective lives. It has grown into nearly an uncontrolled monster that now spends 40% more than it takes in each year. We are nearing fiscal suicide. Real change needs to happen... and soon!

  • David Centerville, UT
    March 8, 2013 7:42 p.m.

    If Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015 it would not be a 60 seat majority so grid-lock would remain. With Obama using his veto pen, and continuing to appoint czars, employ recess appointments, and throw out presidential decrees we will still suffer.

    But GOP control of the Senate is a good step in the right direction. Harry Reid has been an utter failure as majority leader (though he has done Obama's bidding very well).

    The next step for the country is for Republicans or an Independent to take control of the White House. Then the work of restructuring the tax code and entitlement spending can finally begin.

    Panetta said the greatest threat to American security is our debt. Obama is doing nothing to address that issue.

  • The Skeptical Chymist SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 8, 2013 7:27 p.m.

    If the Republicans want to take control of the Senate, they'll have to put forward better candidates than they did last time.

    Second, if they do manage to take control, they will learn what it is like to get all their proposals filibustered to death.