Democrats are reduced to 59 seats in the Senate, and the world comes to an end. All the usual panic attacks, accusations and finger-pointing, proclaimations of doom, yadda yadda. The way everyone's behaving, you'd think the Republicans just took back both houses of Congress.
And yet, the Dems still hold sizeable majorities in the House and Senate, President Obama has fairly decent approval numbers, and the House is sitting on a health care reform bill that they could pass at any time. Add to this mix the five-second attention span of the average American, and the comical state of the Republican Party, and 2010 has barely begun.
If the Democrats want to retain their majorities in the coming midterm elections, then they have to work for it. If they sit on their hands and hide under their desks, they lose, Republicans take the House, and Obama gets impeached in 2011. If they pass health care reform and pass some legislation - ya know, actually doing their jobs - they win. It's really as simple as that. We're going to learn just how badly the Dems want to keep their jobs.
I'm really tired of having so many crybabies running our government.