Former Secretary of State – and First Lady – Hillary Clinton has been travelling the country not running for President, but generating lots of buzz of when she will announce that is exactly what she is doing.
However, not everyone on the really-far-left is excited about that prospect, including former supporter (and California billionaire donor) Tom Steyer, according got MSNBC.
Evidently, because Hillary won’t roll over fast enough for the extremists in the environmental movement, they would rather look to Socialist U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for inspiration.
The fight for control of the U.S. Senate is down to seats in five states, four of which are currently occupied by Democrats. Roll Call,
“Republicans must win only two of those contests to guarantee the 51 seats they need to control the Senate for the last two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. And they need to win only one of the Democratic states if they hold the only GOP seat at serious risk.
“While things could still change — and national polls continue to show an environment that may produce a substantial GOP wave in the House and Senate — the Senate battle has boiled down to two reliably red states and three swing states.
“While you can find Democrats spinning a yarn about how their party could pull off an upset in a multi-candidate race in South Dakota, that state, plus West Virginia and Montana, look poised to flip to the GOP in November.”
Democrats, like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are working tirelessly to cast “megadonors like the big-giving conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch into the boogeymen of 2014.” But, new numbers reveal that Democrats actually rely more on big money donors then Republicans. Politico,
“Among the groups reporting the biggest political ad spending, the 15 top Democrat-aligned committees have outraised the 15 top Republican ones $453 million to $289 million in the 2014 cycle, according to a POLITICO analysis of the most recent Federal Election Commission reports, including those filed over the weekend — which cover through the end of last month.
“The analysis shows the fundraising edge widening in August, when the Democratic groups pulled in more than twice as much as their GOP counterparts — $51 million to $21 million. That’s thanks to a spike in massive checks from increasingly energized labor unions and liberal billionaires like Tom Steyer and Fred Eychaner.”
A new Senate Republican majority will mean a “flurry of bills aimed at dismantling Obama’s signature healthcare law, environmental regulations aimed at climate change, and executive orders on subjects both big and small.” The Washington Examiner,
“Among other things, Republicans would force the president to either veto or compromise on rolling back parts of Obamacare, approving the Keystone XL pipeline and blocking Environmental Protection Agency rules. They will push for cuts to programs Obama likes while also putting forward their own ideas on things like school vouchers, jobs and tax policy.
“Senior Republicans are openly talking about attaching riders to appropriations bills, which would force the president to veto crucial legislation altogether or swallow GOP provisions unpopular with his progressive base…
“Obama has never had to deal with an entirely Republican Congress, and such a development would ensure that he no longer employs the hands-off approach to legislative dealings that characterized his first six years in office.
“Still, conservatives see clear pitfalls for their party if they finally take control of both chambers of Congress, fearing it would lead the party into a political trap ahead of the 2016 presidential election.”