A Good Night

Now just don’t blow it.

Oh and The One’s presser this afternoon aught to be an exquisite example of petulance.


I really do have to put this up

Yummy yummy!

Updated Update:

Ah, sweet sweet deliciousness from the Guardian

Democrats have suffered a crushing political defeat in the US midterm elections, losing control of the Senate, with their Republican opponents on the verge of securing their largest majority in the House of Representatives since the 1940s.

President Barack Obama’s party awoke on Wednesday to the political equivalent of a pounding hangover; a wave of defeats more numerous and deeper than many Democrats had feared.

Republicans gained at least seven Senate seats from Democrats, cementing the GOP’s power base on Capitol Hill and boosting the party’s standing before the 2016 presidential elections.

On a night of few positives for Democrats, Republicans also outperformed them in most of the 36 governors’ races, clinching stunning victories in Democratic strongholds including Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois.

“This is ugly,” one top Democrat involved in the party’s election strategy told the Guardian in the early hours of Wednesday morning. “It is so much worse than we expected.”

The defeat is a major blow to the president, whose low approval ratings contributed heavily to his party’s electoral drubbing. Obama, an already isolated and unpopular president, must now see out his remaining two years in the White House with his Republican opponents controlling both branches of Congress.

The extent of the rout will also be a cause for concern for Hillary Clinton, the heir-apparent for the Democratic presidential nomination, who, along with her husband, former president Bill Clinton, stumped for several of the party’s Senate candidates who lost badly.

5 Responses to “A Good Night”

  1. Syd B. says:

    So, if you listen to the exploding heads this morning, the lefty spin is that America as spoken. They want both sides to work together. Bullfriggenshit. The message was Dems suck the big one and we don’t want to hear about the war on women, gay marriage, the latest reason why we’re all racist or the reason Obama hasn’t one thing to point to as a success in six years is that the Repubs have been in the way.

    My faith in the voters was returned last night. You cannot, indeed, fool all of the people all of the time.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Can we say “We Won” yet?

  3. aelfheld says:

    Better do it now Mr. B. – the GOP is notorious for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory (remember Trent Lott & his ‘power-sharing’ agreement in 2001).

  4. Gunslinger says:

    I’m gonna enjoy traveling to Madison this weekend. I’ll get to hear the moon bats pissin’ and moanin’ about Scott Walker’s victory over Mary Blech.

  5. Michael Lonie says:

    In the hour of victory, tighten your helmet strap.
    -Japanese proverb

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