What The 2014 Midterm Elections Mean To Us

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By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the results of the midterm elections. The sweeping victories by the Republican Party should be a pretty clear message to Washington that We the People aren’t happy with how things are being done.

The tricky part is in interpreting the message we’ve all sent to our political leaders. Unfortunately, they’ve shown an amazing ability to misunderstand those messages.

Obama’s Stance

President Obama has already made it clear that he intends to misunderstand the message of the elections, stating that he “heard the message of the 2/3 of the people who didn’t vote.” That’s truly amazing, considering that those people actually didn’t say a thing. It appears that what he’s saying is that the message of those who voted isn’t as important to him as the imaginary message he made up for those who didn’t vote.

{adinserter usdeception}While Congress is firmly in Republican hands for the next two years (and maybe even longer), the executive branch is still in the hands of the president. Considering Obama’s record of “working with” congress on anything, this really isn’t all that promising a recipe for success.

In fact, Obama has already stated that if Congress doesn’t do what he wants on immigration reform, then he’s going to take action by himself. It doesn’t matter to him that every poll shows the vast majority of American citizens against offering amnesty, he’s convinced that it’s the best course of action.

Of course, that looks like he’s making his decisions strictly based upon any political benefit that it would offer to the Democrat party, not any benefit to the country.

It’s clear that Obama is still intending to govern by his pen and his phone. Nothing has changed in that regard. What has changed is that the Democrat controlled Senate can’t back him up any longer, as the Senate will no longer be controlled by the Democrats.

What Won’t Congress Do?

There are a number of different courses of action which have been proposed for Congress, most of which I honestly have to say can’t happen. You see, although the Republicans will control both houses of Congress starting in 2015, they don’t have a 2/3 majority of the Senate. That limits their ability to take certain actions.

The president still has veto power for any bill passed by Congress. He alluded to this in his speech, saying that there were things that Congress were going to pass, which he couldn’t sign. Overriding a presidential veto requires a 2/3 majority in the Senate, which the Republican’s don’t control. So, unless they can get a number of Democrats to agree with them, they can’t override anything that Obama vetoes.

Of course, passing a bill and getting it signed by Obama really doesn’t mean much if Obama isn’t in agreement with it. He has already shown on a number of occasions that he won’t enforce laws that he doesn’t agree with, just like he takes action that Congress is against; using his pen and phone.

So, we aren’t going to see a repeal of Obamacare, even though some legislators have said that they will push for it. That’s going to be a political ploy, more than anything; pitting the will of the people, as expressed through Congress, against the will of the president. Ultimately, the president will win. However, he may be willing to sign legislation which disables certain parts of Obamacare, which I am sure will be put through by Congress.

The other thing that I’m sure that Congress won’t do is to impeach Obama, although there have been people clamoring for it. While I’m sure that there is ample evidence for an impeachment, that’s not the only consideration. To impeach the president requires a 2/3 majority in the Senate; which, as we already discussed, the Republican Party doesn’t have.

Besides that, every time that impeachment has been tried, it has hurt the country greatly. I’m sure that our legislators realize how hard another impeachment would be on the country and would like to avoid it if at all possible.

What Can Congress Do?

Since it’s clear that the president isn’t going to be all that keen on actually working with Congress, our lawmakers will be severely crippled in their attempts to make any real changes. However, that’s not to say that they won’t be able to do anything. They have the power to pass laws, some of which might even be signed by the president.

More than anything, I think the next two years are going to consist of the Republicans putting forth a plan for bringing the country back on track. While they may not be able to get that past the president, due to ideological differences, they can place that plan before the people. Doing so will show that the Republican party truly has a plan for the betterment of the country, contrary to what the president is constantly saying.

If the Republicans can successfully put forth a plan for the country, showing that big government doesn’t work and that supporting business does, then I think there’s a good chance that they can win the 2016 presidential elections. That would then give them the opportunity to put those plans into effect.

So, expect to hear a lot out of Washington in the next two years. We’ll be hearing the same lies from the Democrats that we’ve been hearing ever since Obama stepped into office.

But hopefully, we’ll hear another message as well; the message of hope for taking the country back to where it belongs; back to the foundations which the Founding Fathers established.

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This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.

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Bill White is the author of Conquering the Coming Collapse, and a former Army officer, manufacturing engineer and business manager. More recently, he left the business world to work as a cross-cultural missionary on the Mexico border. Bill has been a survivalist since the 1970s, when the nation was in the latter days of the Cold War. He had determined to head into the Colorado Rockies, should Washington ever decide to push the button. While those days have passed, the knowledge Bill gained during that time hasn’t. He now works to educate others on the risks that exist in our society and how to prepare to meet them. You can send Bill a message at editor [at] survivopedia.com.
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  1. Mike Wilder says:

    I'm sure the next two years are going to explode with more illegal actions from our dictator.

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    • allen goldberg says:

      Obama intends to act like the arrogant nasty child he is, until someone stops him. ANd if Congress fails to act, they too will be replaced and new people will step up. Obama is the fraud he is...yet...no one will stop his illegal activities.

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  2. Obummer has the power of the veto, but congress has the power of the purse. Use it.

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  3. Actually, it is a tiny bit more likely that the Reps could get 2/3 votes in the Senate on some very specific issues. Every Dem Senator knows that a goodly number of them will be up for re-election in 2016, and that the Senate, under Dem leadership, is generally thought to be obstructionist. A number of Dem Senators will have the incentive of distancing themselves from Obama for the 2016 elections - not just those up for re-election, but those hoping to improve their positions in the party by being influential during the 2016s. Remember, exit poles show that the "solidarity" among certain voting blocks that the Dems have enjoyed for nearly 20 years is starting to deteriorate, "The War Against Women" being a prime example, and the Millenials being another.

    The Reps will have to be smart about what they do, though.

    Personally, I think the Reps aren't much better in most issues. In this past election, they learned to suppress the Tea Party wing, so expect the plans of the establishment spenders to be the norm.

    Bill is right. There isn't likely to be much difference post-midterms.

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  4. Louis Edwin Hutton says:

    If the Republicans want their message to be heard, why don't they spend some of their campaign bank, and buy some time on NBC or one of the major networks, or ALL the major networks, and lay out a plan to bring the country back on track to prosperity and good health care-- and grow some cojones and say they want to DEPORT --- ALL illegal aliens, and CLOSE the border first, and THEN do a poll, and they will see that that's what the people want TOO. If the democrats who are up for re-election in 2016 hear a clear mandate -- maybe we can get a 2/3 majority. What we need more than anything is a great leader, a hero.

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  5. JOE MAXWELL says:

    This country is so full of people that think that anything from the government is free and they want their share. Being poor is relative to where they fit into the population of the area where they live. Looking at the past and a lot of other countries, the poorest here are better off than the middle income are in a lot of countries. Everything is judged on material things. With the finding of so much oil and gas here in the US, everyone is going to be better off. Stupid stuff will work. Only after all these riches are used up and we have to live with the consequences, will we see how stupid we have been. The Democrats will reverse their tune about climate change and say how good carbon-dioxide is for plants and wars will be fought over water and not oil. If the Democrats get the Presidency next election, they will get the credit for all the prosperity and government handouts.

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  6. Linda becker says:

    Thank you for this article, Mr. White!

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  7. The Republicans need to try to work with Obama, but after he does the integration on his own, both houses of congress need to pass a bill to get rid of Obamacare, send it on for Obama’s try to work with Obama, but after he does the integration on his own, both houses of congress need to pass a bill to get rid of Obamacare, send it on for Obama’s veto then try an over ride vote in both houses of congress to get the demacraps on record being against the over ride, then wait until the employer mandate kicks in and starts to do it’s damage, try another bill to get rid of Obamacare with added side bills to close the border and other things the republicans want to get passed send it to Obama again, when he veto it, keep it as it is and offer and override vote to the demacraps, if they over ride it that is a good thing, otherwise keep it on the record to show the voters in 16.
    keep trying to send bills to Obama, show who the true person was that didn't want to get things done and make the gov work.

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  8. 1. According to the rules the president rules, unless you have 3/4 membership (Senate) vote.
    2. If things are so bad why are you're reps not voting with you?? Or not representing those that voted them in?? Get rid of them.
    3. Welcome those that want to be American, not those that are entitled to it, read Polish history, best "elected" kings were foreigners, that's true democracy at work.
    4. If you don't vote, don't complain. The law is in your hands...use it.
    5. Seniors have the most power...use it.

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