Chris Rapier (rapier1) wrote,
Chris Rapier
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Please to keep in mind

Losing the supermajority is not a death knell to the idea of progress. In fact, the problem has long been that even having a supermajority doesn't mean that you'd end up with a cohesive majority. Anyone that has seen the machinations of the Blue Dogs knows that. It's also important to keep in mind that the party is power traditionally loses seats in midterm and special elections. It's just how it goes. The fact that the economic crisis is on going and that there is an awful lot of populist hatred of the government (of either party) sort of drives that home. That the dems have fielded some really poor candidates doesn't help matters any. Of course, being that all of these thing go through primaries the voters really only have themselves to blame.

Remember, all politics are local. Some voters may have been been voting against Obama on Tuesday but most of them were voting against a bad *local* candidate that ran a piss poor campaign.

Lat thing to keep in mind... Clinton failed and failed big on health care reform as well. We all know how that turned out. So let's not get hung up on stories of the 'inevitable decline' of the Obama administration.
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