Yes, probably. I was thinking that it would probably have been better for this country if the dems took the House of Reps also. Because, although the damage they would have inflicted would have been more severe, at least they would have no excuses when they failed.
On the other hand, times are so critical, we might not have had an intact-country to win back if that were so.
No good options and no easy choices here.
“....we might not have had an intact-country to win back....”
We may never have an intact country to return to. If we could not win back the country in 2012, with all the negatives that Bronco Bama had going for him, then there is no hope of converting that fevered margin back to our way of thinking. The perpetual Santa Claus mindset has succeeded.
But the people with the perpetual Santa Claus mindset are not uniformly distributed. They tend to collect in great concentration on the Left Coast and in the northeast corridor, and in isolated enclaves elsewhere.
Simple solution: divide the country according to the “red” or “blue” localities, and run them as two different countries. Or six. Or thirty, if that is what it takes. There is one huge, nearly contiguous “red” country, plus all these much smaller “blue” pockets.
Let the Santa Claus mentality run all the “blue” regions, by whatever set of cockamamie rules they deem acceptable, and adopt updated versions of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution as the founding documents of the new “red” America.
This may involve some really crafty strategy and some open hostility before it could be adopted.