18 November 2010

The election, distilled


Here's a handy summary of the essentials of this year's election:

Palin and the teabaggers cost the Republicans a Senate take-over they would probably otherwise have achieved (see Delaware, Nevada, Colorado).

What happened was not a pendulum swing but a collapse of voter turn-out.

The right wing still hasn't closed the gender gap.

The Republican game plan is still to obstruct everything -- DADT repeal, START, science, any tax compromise.

Same old shit, same old fan.

We know now, not to trust Rasmussen polls.

In the long run the future belongs to us.

2 Comments:

Blogger Nameless Cynic said...

Not just a collapse of voter turn-out, but an entirely expected result. The party in the White House has traditionally taken a beating in the midterms. It's not a "mandate for the right" or anything - it has ever been thus.

18 November, 2010 08:42  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

True -- I noted that in my original post on the election.

18 November, 2010 09:12  

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