I feel I should point out that there are at least 11 races outstanding. And the Democrats appear to be winning those handily.
So much for a tsunami or a repeat of 1994.
There’s a lot of chatter on how ‘The American People’ (I wish the conservatives would be a little more accurate about that. It implies the rest of us are not American people and it’s a ittle insulting) sent a mandate that Democrats could have accomplished more if only they would move more to the center (translation: be more Republican). Rachel Maddow pointed out that it was actually Blue Dogs who were shown the door Tuesday night. Nearly 2/3rds of Democrat losses were moderates. That would seem to suggest to me that voters prefer Democrats with spine intact.
Along those lines, Nancy Pelosi has announced her intention to run for miority leader. She claims in an interview with E.J. Dionne that the Republicans loathe her so much because she knows how to get things done. Good on her.
Predictably, Republicans have wasted no time trying to get back to their same old ways. Even Linsey Graham dropped the ‘bomb Iran’ theme song.
He made this speech in front of a bunch of Canadians at a Security Conference who immediately sucked all the air out of the room with one big gasp. To a person, the Republicans are already threatening to repeal everything done in the last two years to please their corporate constituents. Wonder how long it will take before the nation collectively realizes this? Collectively realizes that Republicans do not have the interests of ‘The American People’ in mind.
Repeal Health Care Reform. Repeal Wall Street reform. Repeal everything ever accomplished during the Obama administration. Repeal Obama himself (by the way, Obama has never said he would seek a second term). So we’re in for two years of shutdown and obstructionism. All I can say is, “Hello fillibuster. How you like me now?”