Every spending record for midterm elections was shattered this year. The fact of the matter is that big swings like this may become the norm. In a few years we may see the Democrats in as good or better a position as the Republicans are in now.
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In my state of Michigan, the results were so one sided that the Republicans completely flipped the House and now have a 63 to 47 majority. The Dems had almost that going in to the election. In addition, the GOP swept all state wide elected offices. It was a Republican tsunami of historic proportions. The only saving grace for me was that the Democratic candidate I was managing for State Rep won and won big. But he was the exception to the rule.
Moderator's Warning: "On Call" is the Natioanl Journal's blog section and thus should be in *BN* Blogs. Thread moved
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
The result of the election is incoherent. Voters want the President to focus on job creation, retain all tax cuts and military spending AND balance the budget, so we are told by the media. HUH? These are contradictory endeavors. And how many Republicans want to stare a voter in the face who has pre-existsing H.C.conditions and tell them that insurers will once again be able to drop their coverage? If Repubs try to retain some of these H.C. bennies w/o the mandatory insurance aspect, health insurers will rebel.
Already, I hear Boehner positioning himself to blame Dems on the ongoing economic slump for which he has no solution.
In my state an unusual thing occured. Out of state entities bought ads on T.V. to help elect Repubs to the state senate. State legislators typically do little more than campaign door to door and send out mailings- they are very low budget. I am told that some Rove sponsored organization placed the T.V. ads. Now we have a Repub. legislature and Governor.
Cassandra asks about the Michigan GOP tsunami
This was the perfect storm of a GOP candidate in Rick Snyder (candidate for governor) who was self funded as a multi-millionaire who was a nice friendly smiling face and a Democratic candidate - Virg Benero - who was a bit angry and surly and was painted as a loose canon in the mainstream media. The issues Benero wanted to discuss were never explored in the two main papers here. Snyder did very early and very clever advertising on the Super Bowl announcing that he was a nerd. It caught on and the man never had to discuss anything of substance and clung to a 20 point lead from primary day right through Tuesday. Benero tried to trumpet his role in saving the auto industry but he just could not get any traction in any way. Snyder ran as the opposite of a tea party rightist. He ran as a moderate in the tradition of former governor Bill Milliken. That got him elected. Because Benero never caught on, lots of Dems here simply stayed home and allowed the Republicans to sweep most of the offices. Turnout in Detroit was terrible.So, how do you explain those results? Are the Dems given any credit for saving jobs in the auto industry?
We had lots of TV ads like you did in Maine but that was normal and no different that the past few election cycles.