President Obama blamed voter frustration with hards times for the biggest Democratic setback in the house since 1948. He felt none of the policies he pursued in the last two years were to blame. It appears health-care will ultimately be decided in the Supreme Court and, in his statement yesterday, he is somewhat inclined to discuss the Bush-era tax cuts. How noble of him, in the face of such defeat, to discuss the income of Americans with such relative ease as if this is something that belongs to the government.
The crushing rejection of the Obama administration can be summed up in the state legislatures where GOP candidates defeated 650 Democrats, the most in nearly a half-century. It gives Republicans control of more legislative seats than at any time since 1928.