The Republicans will soon have two years to decide what kind of political party they want to be in the run up to 2016. If they tow the party line and do nothing but promote corporate interests, they will almost certainly lose the presidential election in 2016... possibly to Hillary Clinton. (And if the 2016 Presidential race comes down to another Clinton versus another Bush, I will not be able to stop vomiting for days...)
Democracy is pure fantasy. None whatever exists. Most bums are reelected. New ones replace others. Things change but stay the same. Special interests rule. People have no say. US-style democracy mocks the real thing. Key points bear stressing.
In recent times, midterm elections have become primarily about punishing whoever is in the White House. In this case, there is definitely much to be dissatisfied about as far as Barack Obama is concerned. In fact, many consider him to be the worst president in U.S. history, and that is saying a lot.
GOP takes control of both Houses of Congress - Worst election performance by a sitting President since Harry Truman ~ link ~
- Republicans picked up at least 7 Senate seats with Alaska and Louisiana yet to come. The final tally will likely be +9, giving Alaska and Louisiana to the Republicans, and Virgina (undecided as I type) to the Democrats.
- Republicans won a Senate seat in North Carolina with odds of that happening listed at 25%.
- So-called close votes in Iowa, Kansas, and Colorado were not that close at all.