I think in the senate, you might be right. It wasn’t a great night for the tea party.
Although how can anyone really complain about 6-8 pickups? I never thought we we going to win the senate, we had to have drawn the inside straight.
But the house, governorship, state houses, is another story.
Overall it was still a great night for the tea party.
I think it’s probably better to not have won control of the senate this time. Hopefully, dopey Harry Reid will continue to be the face of the ‘rat majority. That will only help in 2012.
Because all the democrat strongholds held up. We see the GOP can compete well enough in the traditional battleground states. Florida, Pennsylvania: Republicans can pull off close wins in such races, but even there, the contest is fairly even.
It's easy to imagine the GOP cobbling together a presidential victory two years from now out of such a map; but not winning the type of Congressional majority needed to make any substantial - or for that matter, even minor - reforms. The remorseless march of statism continues apace.