After years of Republican dominance we are now getting a taste of what Democrats have been feeling for the past twelve years. Republicans had a good run in power, but things have shifted and now it is time to figure out what went wrong.
As I write, Democrats are poised to sweep all state offices. Amy Klobuchar is getting her chance to thank her supporters and it is on every stinking channel. Oh the humanity! I thought that Mark Dayton was hard to listen to. My goodness, I think this woman is going to give Hillary Clinton a run for her money as the most annoying person in the United States Senate. Her smarmy populism and waxy smile are going to induce six years of nausea.
It doesn't end there, but if the trend continues tonight and Republicans lose the House and Senate, we're going to have two years of Congress harrassing President Bush, ridiculous investigations, and Democratic moralisms.
We're getting whipped most everywhere this time around, but I am optimistic that two years of the Democrats will turn everyone back to their senses. I just hope they don't do too much damage in the time they've been given.
It would be ironic if Republicans kept the more liberal Senate but lost the more conservative House. If trends continue, that is precisely what will happen.
It is disheartening that in twelve years of Republican power in both houses of Congress, we have done so little. We caved in on so many issues and did many things just like the Democrats had done when they were in power.