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Democrats use fear-mongering in last ditch effort to hold majority

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Democrats have gotten a large portion of their legislative and regulatory agenda enacted, but Americans seem greatly displeased with the results. Now, Democrat leadership is using FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) as a tool in the November 2014 elections to hold on to their slim and ineffectual majority in the U.S. Senate.

Former House Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” and made the case that only Democrats could save the human race… or something.

Rep. Pelosi told Maher that “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate” because  “civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.”

No fear-mongering there…

Pelosi managed to lead the Democrats into a crushing defeat in the House after pushing legislation that almost no one actually wanted and even fewer appreciate now that Obamacare has been enacted.

Having the wicked witch of the West tell a 100% liberal audience that Republicans would end society is yelling into an echo-chamber – only Maher’s uninformed, non-critical-thinking left-wing extremist viewership would even accept her statements as anything but political rhetoric.

The current Democrat-led Senate has accomplished very little under Sen. Harry Reid’s leadership. Mainly due to Reid’s inability to aptly push flawed progressive legislation while Obama’s left-wing extremist initiatives drive more families into economic ruin and U.S. companies to send their assets overseas.

The majority of the bills passed by the Senate have been symbolic at best and ridiculous at worst. The few that have been considerable were bills that met with little debate and were obviously necessary. The rest… resolutions to name this building after that guy or have a holiday named after that other guy. Reid’s legacy will be that he was able to enact less useful legislation than any previous Senate leader in history.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been unable to push difficult bills through the Senate even though his party holds the majority. Perhaps all the time Reid is spending getting activist liberal judges on the appellate courts would be better spent getting the work of the people done.

The Senate was always envisioned to be a more deliberative body. More discussion, more debate – more… American. Harry Reid is unable to lead a body of this type. Instead, he leads by iron hand or not at all. Perhaps the latter is best for our nation.

Failing to bring a useful amount of legislation to the floor, unable to create a co-operative government and incapable of heading a productive Senate, Harry Reid is the problem that President Obama often points to. The reason Washington is unable to “do anything” is because Sen. Reid likes it that way.

Perhaps America needs new Senate leadership to end the grid-lock about which the President so often complains.