Well into the third year of the weakest economic recovery since at least the mid-19th century, less than two months before the U.S. government was scheduled to plunge off a “fiscal cliff,” an American public deeply and rightly dissatisfied with the economic and political status quo voted to lock it into place.
Then again, 2012 was… bizarre. I was going to make a convoluted joke about Obama and his indifference towards the down-ticket races, but it was taking more than sixty seconds to write, which means that it wouldn’t have been funny, anyway. Suffice it to say: the Democrats are going to end up bitterly resenting Obama’s callous decision to not take House Democrats along for his seven point ride. If they had taken back the House – but then, perhaps Barack Obama actually did learn a lesson from 2008: to wit, never let the Democrats control two branches of government at the same time…
*Not really, but that joke I let stick around.