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Opening Arguments

Wave goodbye now

There was some talk a few weeks ago about a "wave election" for Republicans, but now things have tightened up. One poll even sayd Democrats have a 51 percent chance of keeping control of the Senate. So what happened? Consider this:

House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition."

The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support from Democrats. While Pelosi sided with the Republican leadership and voted for the bill, 53 Republicans joined with 55 Democrats in voting against it.

What do Republicans stand for? They talk and talk about how lousy Obama is, but they just keep voting like the Democrats to keep the same old government going. Boeher's even out there saying we need to pass immigration reform (right now!) "to help the economy."

Why no wave? If you're sick of spinach, you are not going to salivate over kale. That's why.