That would be the best case scenario, IMO.
Ever since the success of Bill Clinton, it appears to have been the strategy of most Washington-bound Democrats to run a populist, lefty campaign to win elections, and then, once in office, basically to govern as traditional, moderate Republicans.
2010, and now 2014, prove that Democratic rank and file voters do not support the Corporatist agenda of the DNC leadership.
On the other hand, the wins in AK, AR, NE, and SD, over Raising the Minimum Wage, prove that people, even in RUBY RED states, WILL come out to support the Progressive agenda.
It is time for we, Democrats, to clean house and sweep the ConservaDems out of National Party leadership.
Until we do, we can expect more of these shellacings in the future.
In a defective electoral system such as ours... voters are punished for voting their conscience if they stray from one of the two major parties. If voters want to register a protest vote, they only have one place to go to... even if that other party has metastasized into a pathological suicide cult.
The countdown to the great cave in begins.
Oregon voters approve legal marijuana; Yes leads in Alaska; D.C. voters legalize; Florida wins but misses anyway
Congress may have gone over to the dark side but here in Oregon we won't care:
With a 54 to 45 percent lead, voters in Oregon have voted in America’s third legal marijuana market.
Woo hoo!! He got his wish. He can really work with the republicans now. Veto proof? Not a problem. Hey if you can't beat them join them. Except GOP don't want him.
Well, happy XL pipe line woohoo!!
TPP woohoo!! no more waiting around. Gosh can't wait to get that rammed down the throat so that local/state have no say on what is good or not. Powder river basin coal shipment through PNW. Gawd just can't wait for that to start and dump whole lot of heavy metal laced coal into Columbia River. Enjoy your salmon while you can.
CBS is calling the NH Senate race for Jeanne Shaheen.
Scott Brown's carpetbagger label seems to have stuck to Brown.
Now that Election Day is upon us, which means that the shouting is over and all that's left is the actual buisiness of voting & counting, I'd like to describe a couple of the worst ads I've seen here in the New York City media market. Perhaps, in the comments, you might tell us all about your "favorites", in elections in your locale.
So how bad can it be? worry? nahhhh....
Privatized social security... Hey how much will banks charge for a service fee?
TPP? Deal of a century whoo hooo!!!
XL Pipeline? Look Ma! there's all that black goo. Money money...
minimum wage? No more great maybe my burgers'll cost only a quarter again. Oh my wage is now $1.25/hr and dropping faster than a rock in a water.
Apartheid? (if I become president and you are white male in white man's club, you'll do very well) or something to that effect
Women? equal pay ha! what a joke. You are property of a man.
the churches are not hiding anything and we let them??????
Looking toward a world where there is a retirement from the Supreme court (say Kennedy), Republicans hold the senate, President is unable to get a replacement confirmed by the Republican Senate. How are 4-4 ties decided in SCOTUS decisions? Is Roberts the tie-breaker? Is there a different process involved?
European standards don't allow antifreeze in drinks, Americans do. Inspecting stuff from America is always a good idea, they have hardly any regulations, and regulators are bought and paid for, everyone knows that. The current regulators came from the lobby groups against regulations. Fox in the hen house is the American way. [quote]
Any way you slice it, the amount of rage that the right has had for Obama since day one has been excessive and done enormous damage to our recovery, our national security, our public health, and YES, our Government (ie, that which sits at the core of it all and administers it prudently or not). It really doesn't matter what the reason is for the right's hate for Obama. That investigation would only serve to further enrage its subject, no doubt.