The 2010 election is not official but it looks like a bad night for Democrats both nationally and here in Ohio. The economy was part of the reason – people out of work – blame the party in power. I have some other thoughts on it.
It looks like the GOP will be sweeping all the offices in Ohio but at this hour Governor is still too close to call.
MSNBC had some exit poll info that showed the main reason for turning out the Democrats was JOBS JOBS JOBS. Anger at the government (the Tea party argument) was only 24%.
Genius Chris Matthews asks maybe if the Democrats had forced the GOP to fight for their ideas instead of letting them obstruct real economy recovery solutions and financial reform the results might have been different.
You think Chris??? Duh! Where have been for two years?
Lawrence O’Donnell was upset that the dirty hippies hurt Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas in the end.
No Larry, Blanche hurt herself being a blue dog Democrat and throwing labor under the bus.
The only good thing is now the GOP has their chance to try to govern. Good luck to them and may heaven help us all. They have been saying “No!” for so long they don’t have any real idea what they will do to “give us jobs”.
A good spin I would put on it is like a close football game. It is 21 to 20 with 3 minutes left in the game.
Your team is behind and is driving down the field. You end up scoring a field goal to move ahead 23-21 but there is 2 minutes left in the game.
Commentators usually ask “Did you score too soon?”
What then sometimes happens is the other team drives down close enough to kick a field goal and ends up winning 24-23.
In my world the GOP is the team that scored too soon since the 2012 election counts more than 2010.
We will see.
One note is that the GOP is not winning as many seats as they did in 1994 when the economy was not as bad as now.