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Daily Beast: Senate Democrats Will Be Beholden to Conservative Agenda

By    |   Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 09:57 AM

The new Republican-controlled Senate under Mitch McConnell will shift the chamber to the right and there will be little Democrats will be able to accomplish in the coming years, according to The Daily Beast.

"Here's an under-discussed reality of the new, Mitch McConnell-led Senate that's about to take over: The Senate Republican caucus is very likely to be far more conservative than anything we've seen. Nine new Republican senators will swear their oaths of office," wrote the Beast's Michael Tomasky.

While the 45 Democrat senators will have little scope to forge ahead with their own agenda, the best they can do over the next two years is go on the defensive and insist that the GOP's attempts to dismantle government programs are morally and practically wrong, he said.

"Democrats in the Senate need to find ways to take the right stands. When Republicans come after the EPA, Democrats need to be ready to talk about all that the EPA has accomplished over the years," he wrote.

Tomasky said the Republican Congress will probably launch attacks on a wide range of government programs across the board such as programs for the poor, infrastructure spending, and regulation.
 
"President Obama will veto most of it, but the Republicans will be happy to force every veto, confident that every manufactured showdown over government will be a win for them," he said.

He added that Democrats in recent years have not done enough to defend the programs they believe in.

"Recent history teaches us that the Democrats won't forcefully defend government. They'll say things like 'Such-and-such Republican initiative goes too far.'  Most of them won't say it's just morally and practically wrong.

"That is what Democrats have to spend the next two years doing. And a certain presumed presidential candidate needs to be doing it, too."

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