October 28, 2012
HARRY REID’S GRAVEYARD: A damning editorial by the Wall St. Journal about the U.S. Senate under Harry Reid’s leadership and the imperative of gaining Republican control of that chamber. The editors conclude:
But if it’s big and bold that voters want, House Republicans have passed it. What stands in their way are Senate Democrats. One reason the Reagan policy revolution became law in 1981 is because Republicans scared enough Democrats into cooperating by picking up a net gain of 12 Senate seats in 1980 to gain control 53-46.
If voters want to break the gridlock of the past two years and start addressing the country’s urgent fiscal and economic problems, they’re going to have to elect a Republican Senate as well as Mr. Romney.
The Republicans need a net pickup of 4 Senate seats. The Massachusetts race between Republican incumbent Scott Brown and challenger Elizabeth Warren may be the key.