Totally mindboggling that with obozo at the top of the ticket we lost senate seats in deep red states like Montana, North Dakota, Missouri and Indiana.
It’d be like with Bush at top of ticket and Dems losing in places like new York, California, Mass, Illinois, etc.
Not inept - FRAUD!!
Itd be like with Bush at top of ticket and Dems losing in places like new York, California, Mass, Illinois, etc.
You're right. Totally inept and it really brings home the fact that this election was a disaster for 'Pubs/conservatives. We lost, and lost badly. Before the election we were touting ND and MO as "sure pickups". We lost them both. MT was a bit closer but we were confident. Gone. IN was looking strong and we pissed it away. IN is a real killer because we traded an 80% conservative voter (old Lugie) for a 99.1% Obama voter.
I know Mourdock was a Tea Party darling, but facts are facts and he made stupid statements in the middle of a campaign and that blew the contest away. Same with Akin in MO. I'm not saying they were wrong in their positions, they were just stupid to say the things they said in the way that they said them. We need candidates who understand that the 'Rats and the media will jump on any kind of misstatement and kill us with it. We need to field candidates who are not only correct in their positions on the issues, but politically astute and understand the importance of the elections they compete in.
Same deal in 2010 when we pissed away two possible pickups (DE and NV) with lousy candidates. Those two, plus the four we lost this year, would have put us over the top, even writing off MA and ME. Instead, we get at least two (probably more) years of Harry Reid running the Senate. *vomit*
Look at North Dakota, folks. If the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate was able to win a race in a state where Obama got only 39% of the vote, there's clearly a lot more at work than just Republican turnout and a piss-poor presidential candidate at the top of the ticket.
Dems are not going to let us win the Senate or the WH from here on out. They don’t worry about the House too much because it is a 2 year stint and they like to keep them there to whip around and blame.
Missouri and Indiana were dead in the water because those races had unprepared dolts as candidates for the House.
They may as well have said “I am not a witch”.