If the Republicans Win the Senate: the Bright Side
I still hope (that's putting it mildly) that the Democrats keep the Senate this November. But in case the unthinkable should happen, this article — Why the GOP should tank the midterms — provides a silver lining.
If the Senate goes Republican, the GOP still won't have anywhere near enough votes to convict Obama when/if the House votes to impeach him. It takes 67 votes to convict, and there isn't a snowball's chance in Hell of the Republicans capturing anywhere near that many Senate seats.
Sure, they'll bring all future nominees to a screeching halt, and they'll be rubberstamping hundreds of corporate/rightwing bills that Obama will have to veto. But, the GOP civil war will be more prominent and more blatant than ever. The constant shrieking and namecalling between the Teajad and the “moderate”/corporate-funded Republicans will be front and center.
Referring to the GOP's better-than-even chance of winning the Senate, the linked article says:
This should terrify Republicans. Look into Speaker John Boehner's exasperated eyes and think about how much he has suffered the last two years trying to contain his tea–crazy Republican caucus. Now double it. Then add an extra dose of Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. And then take away the ability to blame Harry Reid for the failure to get any Republican bills passed in the Senate.Something to look forward to — IF the unthinkable happens.
Add it all up, and what you get is not a glorious triumph of a unified army on an unstoppable march to the White House, but an expansion of the GOP civil war into a two-front bicameral battle...
What can Boehner and his Senate counterpart possibly propose to position the party for a general election in 2016 that won't be mocked and blocked by the Tea Party?