The Republicans will probably win the mid-term election. Let me correct that. The Democrats will probably lose the mid-term election. The Republicans, as a party, have done nothing to win except stand by and watch the Democrats implode. If Obama were even half competent, the Republicans would be losing.
The Democrats and the mean stream media (not a misspelling) have labeled the Republicans as "do nothing" and "the party of no". In my humble opinion, the problem has been John Boehner. Since the days of Teddy Roosevelt, it is said that the President has a "bully pulpit". True enough. But the Speaker of the House has a pretty good pulpit too. Lord knows that the "Mad Woman of Chaillot", Nancy Pelosi, used it effectively when she was speaker. Boehner has been nearly mute.
The Republicans had programs and passed bills in the House that died in the Senate under Harry Reid's evil ministrations. It has been the Democrats that have been the "party of no". Every time Reid killed a bill, Boehner should have been in front of every microphone available screaming about the injustice of it all and scourging the Democrat Senate.
So let us say that the Republicans control both the House and Senate in the next session. They can walk into a trap that can put Democrats back in power in 2016. They can pass all of the bills they want. Those bills still have to go through Barack Obama, who will be sitting there with his veto pen clamped tightly in his hot little hand. He will veto every Republican bill that hits his desk. I doubt that the Republicans will have enough votes to override a veto.
The only way that Republicans can beat this trap is to have a bright new Speaker, who is articulate, knowledgeable, and can speak at length and convincingly on the issues. To do this they will have to buck the tide of the Republican establishment. The old guard are so afraid of offending anyone, they are more bland then a glass of tap water. And shine with about as much light.
The country badly needs a change in the White House. Not just a change of person, but a radical change of philosophy. First of all we need someone who wholeheartedly believes in America. This person must believe in equal opportunity not equality of results. This person must believe that Americans can succeed if government gets off their back. This person must love success better than failure.