2014: Year Of The Republicans
January 1st, 2014 | T. Carter
Obamacare has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster. America's unemployment rate hasn't moved in over a year. Democrats in both the White House and Congress tried to sell a war with Syria, but failed miserably at convincing Americans and instead ended up abdicating the decision-making process to Russian president, Vladimir Putin. The Benghazi scandal rocked the White House and was arrogantly downplayed by Hillary Clinton and regarded by Democrats as a phony scandal. Obama's approval rating has opened 2014 at 40% and everything is falling apart. With even CNN admitting that Obama and Democrats are losing to the GOP on key issues, 2014 can only spell doom for Democrats.
Midterm elections are around the corner and the Democrats could be setting themselves up for a big loss. Among Hispanics, Obama's approval rating has dropped 23% since December of 2012. Republicans are edging past Democrats in key states and across America. In even more extraordinary polling figures from Gallup, 72% of Americans now regard big government as more of a threat than big labor or big business. Although no polls but the final polls at voting booths matter, this new mood among Americans is being felt everywhere.
Even Democrats have warmed up to the idea of delaying the implementation of Obamacare. Healthcare practitioners and doctors have lamented Obamacare while unions have asked for exemptions. This souring mood over Obamacare has done severe damage to Democrat senators and congressmen across America, forcing some to distance themselves from Obamacare in order to save their chances of re-election.
With trust in government eroding faster than Democrats can shovel, 2014 offers a unique opportunity for the GOP and the Tea Party to unite and sweep to power in both the Senate and House Of Representatives. Unlike 2008 and 2012, Republican voters are energized and angry. Democrats are out of steam and quickly losing faith in their president's rose colored promises. On Obama's watch, this loss of faith among Democrats is historic. The faith of independents and swing voters hasn't really been measured yet, but judging by the numbers....we can only imagine the disaster awaiting Democrats at the polls.
2014 won't be 2012. This time Republicans aren't just angry, they're enraged. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul aren't Mitt Romney. Cruz and Paul offer the promise of principle and dedication. They are giving the GOP base and the Tea Party the energy they need to win. 2014 will prove to be a major turning point in American politics because of Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and the Tea Party.
In some Tea Party states, new names will begin popping up in headlines. The mainstream media will do all it can to stop these names from becoming too well known.
Reid Reasor is a Texan and a supporter of the Tea Party. He will be running against John Cornyn for his Texas seat in the US Senate. John Cornyn is a Republican, but he'll be challenged by Reasor, who is a retired Colonel of the US Air Force. Cornyn is being challenged by Reasor on the grounds that Cornyn isn't a genuine conservative. Cornyn has been branded as an establishment Republican with a penchant for big, intrusive government. This branding comes partly from Cornyn's sponsorship of a bill allowing federal authorities to take and keep DNA samples in a national database.
Matt Bevin is a Tea Party candidate running to oust Mitch McConnel, the Republican Senate leader who has made far too many compromises and given conservative principles the backseat. A conservative PAC called the Senate Conservatives Fund has backed Bevin for the Kentucky seat.
In South Carolina, the Tea Party's all-star female candidate, Nancy Mace, will attempt to remove Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham. She will have competition in her challenge from libertarian, Lee Bright.
Konni Burton is another Tea Party backed candidate running to unseat Democrat, Wendy Davis, in Texas. Davis was named the fourth most liberal senator by Mark P. Jones, chairman of the Department Of Political Science at Rice University.
With Democrats making voters see red, the 2014 midterm elections could signal a shift toward less government. Some Republicans have fared no better by abandoning traditional American values and leaving behind the principles that many Republican voters still cherish. Had these Republicans held their ground and retained the values that made the Republican Party a force to be reckoned with during the Reagan years, the Tea Party would not exist. The Tea Party has offered to take America back to its founding values. The values that made America great.
2014 could be the year of the Tea Party Republicans and the birth of a new GOP.