This blog usually only wades into the cesspool of national politics when there’s a local or urban angle. But we did just have a mid-term election – the results of which means less to me than reactions to the outcome does.
I’ll keep this short.
It’s common for two-term presidents to lose the house and senate in the final years of their administration. Still, there’s been copious disappointment among Democratic party voters stemming from Tuesday’s trouncing. This has confused me, as I’m unclear what it is they feel they’ve lost with a new Republican controlled Senate.
Based on the reactions I’ve seen, you’d have thought a major movement of progressive politics had been brought to its knees. You’d have thought the Age of Enlightenment had just come to an end. That’s the funny thing about politics, though; how people standing right next to each other can be living on totally different planets.
Hey look! @BarackObama’s finally getting the Republican Senate he’s always acted like he had all along.
— Mike Monteiro (@monteiro) November 5, 2014