When the Senate minority leader says "We are going to block everything Obama tries to do.", then "Total Control of the Senate" means having a filibuster-proof majority. "Control of the Senate" is what Democrats have now: A 50:50 split with the VP breaking the ties. Huge difference.

We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.