I'd like to take this opportunity to thank President Obama and the Congressional Democratic leadership for making this great GOP electoral success possible. We couldn't have done it without you. Remember back in 2008 when people were trying to write off the GOP? Things looked pretty bleak for Republicans after George Bush and Congressional Republicans had so damaged the GOP brand over eight years. But President Obama and his allies managed to reverse the tide in only two short years, giving us a "historic" Republican victory -- not only a solid majority in the house, but more control over state legislatures than at any time since World War 2 (according to NPR). These short-term gains will be amplified by the upcoming redistricting, with the GOP massively dominating the rewriting of districts, locking in advantages for years to come. I wonder if "historic," Obama's favorite word, will still automatically equal "good" in his eyes.
You'll no doubt hear people trying to pretend that this is all about the economy, and the natural cycle of an off-year election. Feel free to greet that argument with the raucous laughter it deserves. Such a sweeping turnaround in only two years is a devastating rejection of Democratic policies & leadership. The voters have loudly rejected the notion that more government, more spending and a digging a bigger debt hole should be our policy directions. No one is buying Obama's claim that he saved us from a depression, or his imaginary numbers about supposed jobs saved and created. This election was first and foremost about the lousy performance of our Democratic leadership. But given that this president takes no responsibility and looks first to blame others for everything, I don't expect him to get the message.