10/21/2010 3:30:00 AM
A noted attorney and author says there are two faces to the Republican Party winning control of Congress this November, only one of which is positive.
In one of the final surveys before Election Day, all signs point to huge Republican victories in two weeks. According to that survey, likely voters say the GOP would do a better job than Democrats on handling the economy, creating jobs, and running the government. Slightly more say they will vote for the Republican congressional candidate in their district over the Democrat — and most think the GOP will win control of Congress from the Democrats.
Craig Parshall, general counsel and senior vice president of communications for the National Religious Broadcasters, says a Republican takeover of the House and Senate this November would be a repudiation of everything President Obama has touted, “really calling for a radical revision of how we view government and what the role of government is and so forth — and I think that’s very positive.”
Even so, he warns Republicans that a negative aspect should also be considered.
“Some political pundits say, ‘Be careful what you wish for, because if they get it, they only really have two years.’ You and I know it’s really less than two years; it’s about a year-and-a-half,” Parshall points out. “You go into a national election cycle with the presidency up for grabs again, and if the Republicans don’t do absolute magic in those two years, then it would make them look like the do-nothing Republicans for the two years they had both houses.”
The constitutional attorney thinks Republicans have a better chance of winning control of the House than they do of taking control in the Senate. However, he points out that one thing is clear: There is going to be a major change in Congress, which is definitely not good for the Obama administration.
These comments were made recently on American Family Radio‘s Today’s Issues program.