It is a very cold morning indeed on this day of reckoning for the Democratic party and suicide hotlines across the fruited plain likely saw high volume into the wee hours of the night. In an electoral bloodbath as savage as a Rob Zombie slasher flick, the blue jackass party was thoroughly routed in the mid-term elections. It’s not as though this was unexpected given the ominous signs of the last several months. The Dems were the recipients of voter wrath towards the miserably failed presidency of Barack Obama that now crawls on it’s mangy belly into the final two years of an eight year sentence to Hell in America. The whipping was thorough, so much so that even the most optimistic of Republicans had to be shocked as the sun came up on Wednesday.
Not only did the GOP regain control of the Senate but gained House seats and won a number of what were to be close Governor’s races. Florida’s Rick Scott beat back a challenge by flip-flopping party hopper Charlie Crist and Scott Walker – who survived a recall attempt – won reelection in Wisconsin. As expected Mitch McConnell easily won in Kentucky and now will become Senate Majority Leader replacing the insipid Harry Reid. The ousting of Reid is truly a victory for all of America whether they know it or not as he along with Obama and the weasel queen Nancy Pelosi have become the public face of all things wrong with the Democrats.
The early Wednesday columns are interesting to say the least. Pundit Dan Balz weighs in at the Washington Post with “An unhappy electorate is toughest on Obama and the Democrats”:
Campaign 2014 surpassed its advance billing, as an electorate that was deeply unhappy with all its leaders handed the biggest rebuke to President Obama and the Democrats by giving Republicans control of the Senate. For Democrats, election night turned out far worse than any of them had feared.
At every turn in almost every state, the Republicans proved superior. They won nearly every competitive contest in states held by Democrats and held on to the states that had looked like they might go to the Democrats. Instead of slipping into the majority, the GOP stormed to power in the Senate.
That wasn’t all. In a year when incumbent governors in both parties were endangered, the Republicans prevailed and the Democrats did not, including in some of the bluest states in the nation.
Exit polls Tuesday portrayed an electorate that, while disgruntled, was not quite as Republican in its leaning as it was four years ago, when a tidal wave of dissatisfaction gave the GOP a historic victory. But if Democrats thought that might save them, their expectations proved groundless.
There was much weeping and gnashing of teeth on the so-called left but little to no real acknowledgement of exactly why voters have come to hate the Democrats. I have a number of progressive friends who either stayed home out of disgust with the Dems to punish Obama or went to the polls and voted for libertarians, Greens and no party affiliate candidates. I really don’t expect Democratic party bosses to get it before 2016 election and they will only double-down on pushing a failed product that has fewer buyers now than ever. The preeminent Democratic party shill website Daily Kos ran live blogs on the election that became more grim as the pummeling continued. I found the image on the second to last one amusing:
Conservative website Breitbart’s live-blogging of the Dem debacle is good although not quite up there in terms of pure entertainment value with the doomed liberal ones as the night wore on.
Democrats went to bed crying into their pillows last night but that is what happens when they stand for nothing and play with the fire of identity group politics – it is very easy to get burned come election day if those who you pander to don’t show up. Could be that blacks, gays, Latinos and union types fully understand that the party only needs them until after the polls close and are tired of being shit on afterwards. An ominous sign for Democrats is that not even Bill Clinton could salvage their hopes when he was trotted out a few weeks ago to stump for candidates. This bodes ill for Hillary.
The Republicans, if they want to retain power and rescue America from doom will have to find some way of reaching out to these demographics for a winning coalition. Ronald Reagan did and was successful, we will see whether the GOP is content to rest on their laurels after Tuesday’s massacre or think beyond the next election cycle. Americans are pissed off and Obama will no longer be around to be a target for their frustrations. McConnell needs to move quickly before primary season starts and gridlock sets in anew.
And you have to just love this picture of the glimmer twins from Democratic propaganda organ MSNBC courtesy of the Huffington Post’s Twitter feed. No further comment is necessary on this one.