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I'm Sick and Tired...
By Michael Fredrickson

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of General Manager Michael Fredrickson. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Names can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number. You email comments to Michael@fortbendstar.com.


I’m sick and tired of pundits telling me Republicans will win control of the House of Representatives but not the Senate. Who cares? Democrats won a filibuster proof Senate majority in 2008 and along with the President and the House could cram through any bill they wanted. As long as Republicans gain enough seats in the Senate to filibuster radical bills like the socialized medicine bill passed recently the country will be in better shape.

In fact, I don’t really want both houses of congress controlled by Republicans until we see how the new crop of winners govern. If the House passes a repeal of Obamacare and the bill stalls in the Senate, then we've got another shot at the 33 Senate seats up for grabs in 2012.

Who cares about control of the Senate? As long as Republicans have the threat of the filibuster then the community activist cannot pass his Marxist agenda. The only people that will be disappointed will be the Republican Senators in line for chairmanships.

I still remember Republican Senators, under the leadership of Trent Lott, that allowed “shared” control of the Senate when there was no precedent to do so. In addition to these whining Senators, I’m especially sick of the Republican sore losers like Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Jr. and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski.

These politicians lost their party primary and continue to run some kind of alternative campaign. It’s a free country (for now) and it may be their right to do so, but it just shows they’re out of touch with the voters. Today, polls reportedly show the loser of the Republican Senate primary in Delaware would take votes away from the Democrat chosen in their party primary, ha!

The Republican loser, Mike Castle, has been a Delaware politician for over 40 years. He has been a congressman from Delaware for 18 years. He has been part of the problem in Washington D.C. It is time for him to go.

Speaking of establishment politicians, Wisconsin’s winner in the Democrat’s U.S. Senate primary is not even attending the largest political rally in that state that features the President of the United States. What a joke. The 18-year Senate incumbent does not want to be seen with his own party’s leader. He is currently 10 points behind the Republican primary winner, Wisconsin businessman Ron Johnson. Good luck Mr. Johnson.

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