The advantage of controlling the House and the Senate is that you get to decide what comes up for a vote. In the run-up to an election, that means crafting issues where the internal dynamics of the other party will force it into taking losing positions.
Financial services regulation was such an issue. Looks as if extending unemployment insurance is another.
Maybe it’s just a coincidental outlier, but the latest Gallup poll finds the Democrats with their biggest edge of the year on the generic ballot question.
I hope that David Axelrod, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi are earning their pay by assembling a list of “spoiler” issues for upcoming votes. How about a vote on a flat-out repeal of the Affordable Care Act?