Despite this conservative tsunami by a party outspent and out-manned, the progressive faithful still grasped hope from the fact that in two union-plagued states in the west Harry Reid and Barbara Boxer managed to cling to their by now near-hereditary seats, and because an empty-headed Republican lost a race she should never have run in Delaware, Republicans fell short of a Senate majority. This election night failure to take the Senate is in fact a conservative blessing in disguise (as is the loss of the governorship in California, a state that no Republican executive could rescue from its socialist legislature and union mafia and the bankrupt future to which they have condemned the state).
If Republicans had won the Senate, Obama would run in 2012 by attacking a “Do-Nothing” Congress that had thwarted his plans to fundamentally change America into a cornucopia of social justice and economic health. An almost-majority in the Senate is good enough to thwart his radical spending schemes and anti-business assaults without handing him an opportunity to deceive voters public by blaming his mess on someone else.
The “good news” which desperate progressives have managed to retrieve from California and Nevada has another upside for 2012 when 24 “liberal” Senate seats and the Oval Office are up for grabs. This optimism will stiffen progressive necks and cause them to pressure their leaders to drive the train along that radical track, encouraging them to defend their rejected policies and resist a change of direction. And that’s just what conservatives should want them to do.
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