Republicans in Congress, running for President, and ordinary citizens, have been warning that Obama and the Democrats are trampling the Constitution and our 2nd Amendment rights (despite that fact that nothing has changed related to gun control). These Republicans believe they are the defenders of our Constitution. Yet when Colin Kaepernick decides to demonstrate his 1st Amendment rights, they call him a traitor to our country. He is spitting on our flag. He is spitting on our troops. Is this hypocritical?
The Senate currently consists of 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats, and 2 Independents (who caucus with Democrats). This November, 34 Senate seats are up for election, of which Republicans control 24. To gain control, the Democrats will need to gain 5-7 seats (5 if including the 2 Independents). Can the Democrats win back the Senate in 2016?