MSNBC is so heavily on the Obama bandwagon at this point that his victory in a month is all but assured, according to them. Their real question now is whether the democratic party will be so dominant in the Senate that they'll achieve a 60/40 majority, which is the magic number to vote down filibuster and force votes.
"With 60 Democratic senators next year, the Republican minority would be unable to stop any legislation that the Democratic leadership was intent on passing." the article proudly claims.
Of course, that would be true if there wasn't also a "House of Representatives" who would also have to pass the legislation.
And of course, Congress can pass any legislation it wants, but if that legislation is unconstitutional, or violates previous laws, then the Supreme Court (still conservative, thanks W) has every right to abolish whatever legislation is passed.
But seriously though, a Dem president combined with a lopsidedly-huge Dem majority in the Senate could have some far-reaching implications, like a massive resurgence of the strangely quiet conservative GOP, or a division amongst the conservative, moderate, and liberal Dems. Or perhaps the most destructive partisanship seen in years.
And if Obama and his Dem cohorts fail abysmally to recover the economy and a host of other issues, the reality would be that all those Dems in the Senate would find the finger being pointed decidedly at them.
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